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The valley of flowers trek is read over an area of 87.5 sq.km. and has the largest collection of wildflower species. In 1931 Frank Smythe and Holds Worth stumbled on the valley while returning from the successful Kamet expedition. There were "at one transported from a region of solemn austerity to a fairy land of dainty flowers, most of them dwarf, but brilliant in colour". As though created by nature itself the beauty of the path is enhancing by the river flowing in the vicinity overlooked by towering Rataban peak in background. During the monsoon more than 300 species of wild flowers bloom and swing. Variety of Himalayan butterfly also inhabit in this place. Bhyundar valley, is known as the playground of fairies and Nymphs. According to legend of Ramayan Hanumanji collected Sanjeevani herb to revive Lakshman (younger brother of Rama) from this valley. The valley can be visited only during the day, and overnight stay is prohibited.
Day 1 : Delhi - Joshimath
Overnight stay at Joshimath Joshimath: is the winter home of Sri Badrinath. It is situated on the slopes above the confluence of Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. It is one of the 'maths' established by Adi guru Shankaracharya.
Day 2 : Joshimath - Govind Ghat- Ghangaria
After breakfast leave for Govindghat thereafter 13 Kms trek to Ghangharia. Overnight stay at Ghangharia. Govindghat: is the confluence of Alaknanda and Laxman Ganga Rivers. It has an imposing Gurudwara named after Guru Govind Singh. Ghangharia: is the base camp for trek to Valley of Flowers where lodging and boarding facilities are available.(Drive20kms/45min) [Trek 14 kms/5hrs]
Day 3 : Ghangaria-Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria
After breakfast with pack lunch leave for Valley of flowers. Return back to Ghangharia. Overnight stay at Ghangharia Valley of flowers: East of Badrinath is the exotic valley of Flowers in a conical shape with the river Pushpawati flowing through it. This valley has been declared as a National Park, It is 18 Kms trek form Govindghat. A must - see for all nature lovers (16kms trek/ 6hrs)
Day 4 : Ghangaria- Hemkund Sahib
Ghangaria After breakfast leave for Hemkund Sahib. After Darshan and Pooja return back to Ghangharia. Overnight stay at Ghangharia. Hemkund Sahib: Near the Valley of Flowers is the holy lake Hemkund - an important pilgrimage of the Sikhs and Hindus. Along it shores is the sacred Sikh Shrine where Guru Govind Singh, the tenth guru unified with God after prolonged Meditation in his previous birth. Nearby is the Laxman temple. The reflection of surrounding snow clad peaks in its placid waters offers a scenic sight.(12kms/ 5hrs)
Day 5 : Ghangaria - Govind Ghat
Drive Joshimath After breakfast trek to Govind Ghat and drive to Joshimath. Overnight in Joshimath. (14Kms.Trek/ 4Hrs)
Day 6 : Joshimath
After breakfast drive to your Next Journey.