7 days
Min. Groupsize
Tour Type

The Valley of flowers trek.

The valley of flowers backpacking trek is LAFL’s most preferred trips in the Uttarakhand region of the Himalayas.

The Valley of Flowers National Park, located at an altitude of 3800 meters in the West Himalayan area of Uttarakhand. It is a photographers’ paradise with its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and a variety of flora and fauna. Part of the famous Nanda Devi Hemisphere, the Valley of Flowers is a World Heritage site. It is a unique amalgamation of herbal and scenic secrets of the valley. Its full of rare and endangered animals, pheasant and high altitude birds, and many more surprises.

This trek starts from Govind ghat and is around 13kms to reach the base village of Ghangaria (3500mtrs).  Its a gradual ascend to Ghangaria. From there its around 8 kms trek into the Valley of Flowers. There is a route from Ghangaria which goes to Hemkund Sahib, a religious place for the Sikhs.
There whole route from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria is full of pilgrims and lots of eateries.

This place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains. What say !!!

Highlights :


  • Botanical guide for the valley.
  • Information document provided before the trek regarding the flora of the valley.
  • LAFL coordinator support. ( mountain trained)
  • Assistance to travel upto Hardiwar & back is provided by LAFL.
  • Booking for air or train travel tickets can be done through LAFL Assist.
  • Certificates on completion of the trek.
  • Hassle free excursion : All permits & entrance fees is arranged by LAFL Assist.
  • Camera permits can be purchased on the spot as required.
  • LAFL approved hotels : on twin  sharing basis.
  • Safety assistance is the key factor to LAFL trips.
  • Interesting visits in Hardiwar & Rishikesh.
  • Hemkund Sahib visit included in the itinerary.

Gallery of previous trips .


Day 1 - Report at Haridwar

• Travel to Haridwar and meet our LAFL experts • Get a feel of Haridwar by spending the day visiting local colourful markets, attending the evening Ganga Aarti and some mouth-watering chaat • Spend the night at a hotel

Day 2 - Haridwar to Govindghat (Approx 8 hours)

• Leave early morning by private bus to Govindghat . The bus ride marks the beginning of an adventure waiting to unfold • Spend the night at a hotel

Day 3 - Govindghat to Ghangaria (13kms Trek)

• After an early breakfast , leave for the trek to Ghangaria • Reach Ghangaria by late afternoon • Spend the night at a hotel

Day 4 - The D-Day – Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers (6kms Trek)

• After an early breakfast and packed lunch, leave for the Valley of Flowers trek (3km on each side) • Trekking at a height of 3342-3658 mtrs., enjoy the rare beauty of the Himalayan fauna at its best • Return to Ghangaria by evening and overnight stay in a hotel

Day 5 - Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib Trek (6 kms Trek)

•Morning we trek to Hemkund Sahib (4,329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, The Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh recounts that in a previous life, he meditated on the shores of a lake surrounded by seven snowcapped mountains now recognized as Hemkund. • Spend the night at a hotel in Ghangaria

Day 6- Ghangaria to Govind ghat Trek (13kms Trek)

• After an early breakfast and packed lunch, start the descend to Govind ghat • Spend the night at a hotel in Govind ghat

Day 7 - Govind ghat to Haridwar

• A return bus ride from Govindghat to Hardwar marks the end of the backpacking trek to the Valley of Flowers


INCLUDED Accommodation in hotels on double sharing basis) Sanctuary and park entrance fees
LAFL service charges LAFL coordinator
NOT INCLUDED All beverages (including bottled mineral water) All meals
Entrance & Camera fees and tips Sightseeing out of itinerary
All insurance Personal expenses
Personal medical kit Personal trekking gear
All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section Excursions not detailed above
 Transport  from Haridwar to Govindghat and back.

Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.

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