VALLEY OF FLOWER is a renowned world heritage site and is distinguished for its rich and unique biodiversity. There are more than 200 species of flowers identified yet. The valley occupy about 20km squire area just close to greater Himalaya and is surrounded by lofty snow clad peaks and Bhojpatra (birch) trees. . Many scientists, researchers and nature lovers
|CLIMATE||Weather remains gentle in June, July and august but little harsh in Sep and October.|
|HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT–||4500 m at upper end of the valley|
|TOTAL TREK LENGTH||50 Kms ascending and descending from Govind Ghat.|
|TOTAL TIME DURATION||6 Days and 5 night from Rishikesh to Rishikesh|
|TOTAL BEST TIME TO VISIT||The rout opens in June start but July end & complete August is best time to visit because maximum flower bloom in this duration|
|LOCATION||Valley of flower & Hemkund is located in between Alaknanda and Dhauliganga valleys in greater Himalaya of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand state,India. Govind ghat, from where the trek starts 260 kms away from Rishikesh by motor road.|
Hemkund Sahib :-The tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Govind Singhji mediated at Hemkund Sahib for years. The word Hemkund literally suggests ‘Lake of snow’ and the immaculate water of this lake is as cold as snow. Hemkund Sahib is located at an elevation of 4,329mts above sea level amidst several snow capped peaks, which are collectively called Hemkund Parbat. A star shaped gurudwara near the lake is visited by thousands of devotees every month. A temple dedicated to Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama is also located here. One must complete a trek of 6 km from Ghangaria to reach Hemkund Sahib. The best time to visit this place is from July to November.
Rishikesh to Govind ghat (1800m) (where the trek starts) 260km total drive from Rishikesh via – Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Karnprayag – Joshimath.
Govindghat to Ghangaria ( 3000 m) – 13 kms ascending walk along with Pushpawati river crossing two villages Pulna & bhyundar.