The valley of Flowers trek is one of the most popular Himalayan treks in India. People who have never set foot in the Himalayas have heard of the Flower Valley trek. There is a reason for the Valley of Flowers’ legendary popularity though – it is one of the oldest known treks in India.
In 1980, the Indian government created the Valley of the Flowers National Park, and later in 2002, it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This put the Valley of Flowers on the list of hikers around the world.
Having said that, you must realize that the Valley of Flowers trek is not easy. This is a moderate-level trek with slightly longer trekking days and a steep climb to Hemkund Sahib that will test your endurance. So prepare well for this trip.
With rare and exotic Himalayan flora, Valley of Flowers is a natural flower bouquet nestled peacefully in the Uttarakhand region of the Western Himalayas. The Valley of Flowers trek passes through dense forests and the Pushpawat River and is accessed by crossing many bridges, glaciers, and waterfalls. This brilliant piece of nature is a National Park of India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the valley has lush meadows blooming with local alpine flowers and diverse wildlife. The Path of Flowers is one of the most famous Indian journeys across the continent. It is famous not only among the Indian immigrant community but also among Europeans. The hike takes place in the Valley of Flowers National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. It is also one of the oldest treks in India, which makes it very popular. It is a valley that radiates countless charming flowers. Red, pink, purple, and yellow are some of the colors of wildflowers.
Hemkunnd Sahib Gurudwara:
Along with the beauty of flowers comes the spirituality of Hemkunnd Sahib Gurudwara. Located deep in the valley of flowers, Uttarakhand at an altitude of 1000 feet is one of the most beautiful sights. Gurudwara is situated in a beautiful crystal clear lake with snow-fed glaciers on its sides and background. In the post-monsoon season, when the clouds hover right above the building, the landscape almost looks like a paradise hidden in the mountains. Just before the beginning of the route leading to the valley of flowers, there is a route that bends towards Hemkund Sahib. A 6-hour hike that immediately takes you from 9,000 feet to 1,100 feet is exceptionally rewarding. Among the peaceful Sikh pilgrims on their way to the Gurudwara, the road remains lively and cheerful.
Valley of Flowers is an ideal journey that encompasses the beauty of blooming flowers, green meadows, snow-capped mountains, and the spirituality of Hemkund Sahib. So much beauty in one place is an exception in itself.
Valley of Flowers is a typical monsoon and post-monsoon tour in India. The best time to visit the flower valley is July, August, and early September. During this time, most flowers bloom and shine under the warm sun. If you are there at the right time, you can wander through the entire field of brightly colored flowers.
Since it is post-monsoon, the temperature does not drop too much. On average, the temperature varies between 5 and 10 degrees during the day and between 0 and 5 degrees at night. One of the best things about this season is that the weather stays nice all day. During the rain, even the cloud mass descends and hovers above. All in all, you will have the most pleasant weather experience of your life. The valley is about 10,000 feet above sea level, making it a colder area. The only thing you will miss on this trip is the exciting camping. But guess what, to give you the most extraordinary experience possible, we’ve rounded up some of the best guest houses in the valley.
Every day you are assigned rooms in a shared hostel. When you are with us, you don’t have to worry about your stay and food. One of the added benefits of hostels is the attached washrooms, which you miss when you visit the camp.
This tour is in the easy-to-use category. The path in the valley is quite easy and flat. Especially in autumn, there are no problems when walking through the meadows and flowers.
Hemkund Sahib trail
The only part where you might feel exhausted or struggling is when you climb the Hemkund Sahib trail. The sudden elevation change from 9,500 feet to 15,200 feet is due to the steep trail. But best of all, the trail is complemented by tremendous views of the entire Valley of Flowers (Phoolo ki Ghati) and the great Himalayas.
In terms of general difficulty level, this ride is also intended for children over 5 years old and parents up to 75 years old.