7 days
Min. Groupsize
Tour Type

The Valley of flowers trek in backpacking style.

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 !!!

Backpacking trip includes the following features :
– Guide for Valley of flowers
– Entrance fees for the Valley of Flowers
– Stay at Govind ghat ( 2 nights ) , and at Ghangaria ( 3 nights ) with meals
– LAFL coordinator assistance from Haridwar.

* backpacking does not include your travel  from Haridwar to Govind Ghat & back , but it doesn’t mean that we will leave you stranded and alone. Complete guidance would be given in regards to travel, meals etc. You can also travel along with our coordinator.

*There are many exciting ways to travel from Haridwar to Govind ghat & back, LAFL coordinator would assist you on that.

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

Dates for 2023 :

September : 9 , 16, 23

INCLUDED Accommodation in hotels on double/triple sharing basis) at Govind Ghat & Ghangaria with meals Sanctuary and park entrance fees (for Indians only)
LAFL Coordinator assistance Local guide for the Valley of flowers sanctuary
NOT INCLUDED All beverages (including bottled mineral water) Meals while trekking
Entrance & Camera fees and tips All transportation
All insurance Personal expenses
Porterage Personal trekking gear
All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section Excursions not detailed above

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.