9-day trek to Valley of Flowers (with Gurson Bugyal)
Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
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2019
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
25
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
25
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
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Fri, 16 Aug, 2019
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Date
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2019
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
25
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
25
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
25
Fri, 16 Aug, 2019
25
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
25
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  • Trip introduction

    Go trekking in the gorgeous Valley of Flowers and visit the alpine meadows of the Gurson Bugyal on this gorgeous 9-day adventure. You'll find yourself hiking on stone-paved routes meandering through sprawling, green meadows and entire fields of blooming flowers. The valley is home to more than a hundred different species of flowers, from poppies to orchids that paint the hills with a rainbow of colours from bright blue to pristine white.

    This trek to the Valley of Flowers also takes you to the famous Badrinath temple and the Hemkund Sahib gurudwara, important houses of worship that are popular among nature lovers as well as pilgrims. You'll also get to visit Auli, a famous hill-station known for its alpine beauty.

    Destination

    The Valley of Flowers is a recognized world heritage site with a wealth of budding flowers such as orchids, poppies, primulas, marigold and daisies. These brightly coloured flowers carpet the ground, surrounding thick woods of rhododendron and oak. When they all bloom in the months of monsoon, the valley is transformed into a classic nature lover's delight. Local wildlife in the area includes the black bear, musk deer and red fox among others.

    The trip to Valley of Flowers is accessible to first time trekkers as well as experienced trekkers. Instead of outdoor camping in alpine tents, you'll be spending the night in comfortable rooms at standard hotels.

    Destination highlights

    • Spend two days exploring the undisturbed beauty of the valley.
    • Stay in comfortable guesthouses and hotels during the trek.
    • Visit the famous, alpine hill-station of Auli.
    • Visit the famous Badrinath temple and Hemkund Sahib gurudwara.
    • Trek to the alpine meadows of Gurson Bugyal.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Valley of Flowers.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Valley of Flowers trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure date of the Valley of Flowers trek: 40% refund.

    For cancellations made 15 days or less before departure date of the Valley of Flowers trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All meals provided during the Valley of Flowers trek include vegetarian dishes only. However, egg preparations can be served, only if prior notice is given at the time of booking.

    Accommodation in guesthouses and hotels is arranged on a twin-sharing basis. However, if case the final group size is an odd number, at least one room will be on a triple-sharing basis.

    Overnight stay at Auli may be given in Joshimath or Govindghat, if rooms are unavailable. These three towns are located near each other and are interchangeable.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Valley of Flowers trek to ensure the safety of travellers and staff. Additional costs due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Valley of Flowers trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Haridwar
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    Drop off point
    Haridwar
    Mode of transport
    Tempo Traveller or SUV
    Start point
    Pulna village
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    End point
    Pulna village
    Time of departure
    04:00 PM
    Time of return
    08:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    30 hrs
    Total distance covered
    67 kms
    Start point elevation
    10200 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14100 feet
    Minimum elevation
    10026 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 kms
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Arrive in Haridwar

    Report to Haridwar and check-in to a pre-booked hotel in the city. Here, you'll meet the rest of your group members and spend the day at leisure. Overnight in a hotel at Haridwar.

    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Haridwar to Auli

    Settle in for day of travelling on the twisting roads of Uttarakhand. You'll board a private vehicle and head towards the hill-station of Auli. From the window of the vehicle, you'll watch as scenic mountains and green meadows speed past you. Overnight in a hotel at Auli.

    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Gurson Bugyal

    Today, you'll go out on a day trek from Auli to explore the scenic alpine meadows of the Gurson Bugyal. With a few steep uphill climbs, the trail is well-marked trail with view points placed all along the route. Return to Auli by late afternoon and spend the evening at leisure in your hotel. Overnight in a hotel at Auli.
    /Trekking Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Hike on stone-cobbled routes through fields of mesmerizing flowers.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Auli to Ghangaria

    After a short drive from Auli to the village of Pulna, you'll begin trekking with views of snow-clad mountains on the horizon. Hiking alongside the Laxman Ganga river, you'll climb up on a steep staircase etched into the mountain. You'll reach the village of Ghangaria by late afternoon. Overnight in a guesthouse at Ghangaria.
    /Trekking Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the valley.

    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Valley of Flowers

    On a day trek from Ghangaria, you'll continue hiking ahead on the same route and enter the Valley of Flowers. En route, you'll travel through sprawling, green meadows and entire fields of flowers in different colours. Spend some time hiking on side trails inside the valley and return to Ghangaria by late afternoon. Overnight in a guesthouse at Ghangaria.
    /Trekking Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Get stunning views of the valley from vantage points on the way.

    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Valley of Flowers

    Today, you'll head back to the Valley of Flowers to spend some more time in the company of the valley's pristine forests. Hiking on the familiar route, you can stop at vantage points, click photos of different flowers and explore the valley at a leisurely pace. Return to Ghangaria by late afternoon. Overnight in a guesthouse at Ghangaria.
    /Trekking Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Sign up for a trek to the Valley of Flowers!

    Day 7 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Hemkund Sahib

    The trek to Hemkund Sahib is perhaps the only difficult stretch of the entire Valley of Flowers trek. However, beautiful views of rising mountains more than compensate for your efforts. At your destination, you'll visit the Hemkund Sahib gurudwara and spend some time on the banks of the large lake besides the gurudwara. Return to Ghangaria by late afternoon. Overnight in a guesthouse at Ghangaria.
    /Trekking Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Get stunning views of the valley from vantage points on the way.

    Day 8 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Auli

    With an early morning start, you'll begin the return trek back to the village of Pulna. Retracing your steps, you'll hike downhill and reach Pulna within a few hours. Here, private vehicles will be waiting for you. You'll travel nearby to the towns of Badrinath and Mana, located 1-hr drive from Pulna. Visit the famous Badrinath temple and spend some time by the Saraswati River at Mana. You'll travel back to Auli by late evening. Overnight in a hotel at Auli.
    /Trekking Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand Adventure Travel The Great Next Hike on stone-cobbled routes through fields of mesmerizing flowers.

    Day 9 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Auli to Haridwar

    Bid goodbye to the mountains and travel back to Haridwar. You'll be back in the city by late evening. Your Valley of Flowers trek ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Haridwar
    Day start time
    04:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Haridwar
    End point
    Auli
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Auli
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Ghangaria
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ghangaria
    End point
    Auli
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Auli
    End point
    Haridwar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Travel arrangements, as per itinerary, in a Tempo Traveller or private SUV
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 4 to breakfast on day 8, plus breakfast on days 3, 4, 9 and dinner on days 1, 2, 3, 8
    • Accommodation in premium hotels/guesthouses for 8 nights on a twin-sharing basis
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Haridwar
    • Entry fee for Valley of Flowers (INR 150 for Indian citizens and INR 450 for foreign nationals)
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions (lunch on days 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear, extra meals, beverages, gratuity tips to staff etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Trekking shoes
    • Thermal inner-wear
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Sweater and jacket
    • Woollen muffler, scarf, socks and gloves
    • Raincoat or poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Tempo Traveller or SUV for transport, as per itinerary
      You need to get
    • Backpack (min. 50 liters) with rain cover
    • Day pack for a water bottle, camera, snacks, raincoat/jacket
    • Light towel
    • Lip balm and moisturizing cream
    • Water bottle
    • Dry snacks
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Torch (with batteries)
    • Hat/cap
    • Govt-issued ID card

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Arrive in Haridwar

    Overnight at Hotel Regenta or similar in Haridwar.

    Arrive in Haridwar and report directly to a pre-booked hotel in the city. Today's meal plan includes dinner only. You can visit any of the restaurants in Haridwar to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 2 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Haridwar to Auli

    Overnight at Blue Poppy Resorts or similar in Auli.

    Travel from Haridwar to Auli in a Tempo Traveller, private SUV or similar vehicle. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Auli. Please note that accommodation in Auli can be changed to nearby towns of Joshimath or Govindghat, if rooms are unavailable. Today's meal plan includes dinner only, but you can stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Auli to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 3 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Gurson Bugyal

    Overnight at Blue Poppy Resorts or similar in Auli.

    Go on a day trek to Gurson Bugyal. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel at Auli. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only.

    Day 4 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Auli to Ghangaria

    Overnight in Blue Poppy Swiss cottage camps/Hotel Priya/Hotel Krishna Palace or similar in Ghangaria.

    Travel from Auli to Pulna in a private vehicle and trek from Pulna to Ghangaria. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Ghangaria. Accommodation can be upgraded from standard hotels to premium hotels for an additional cost. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only. You can stop at towns and villages en route to Ghangaria to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 5 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Valley of Flowers

    Overnight in Blue Poppy Swiss cottage camps/Hotel Priya/Hotel Krishna Palace or similar in Ghangaria.

    Go on a day trek to Valley of Flowers. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel at Ghangaria as yesterday. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch may be a packed lunch served during the trek.

    Day 6 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Valley of Flowers

    Overnight in Blue Poppy Swiss cottage camps/Hotel Priya/Hotel Krishna Palace or similar in Ghangaria.

    Go on a day trek to Valley of Flowers. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel at Ghangaria as yesterday. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch may be a packed lunch served during the trek.

    Day 7 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Day trek to Hemkund Sahib

    Overnight in Blue Poppy Swiss cottage camps/Hotel Priya/Hotel Krishna Palace or similar in Ghangaria.

    Go on a day trek to Hemkund Sahib. You'll be accommodated in the same hotel at Ghangaria as yesterday. Today's meal plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch may be a packed lunch served during the trek. All meals will include vegetarian items only but egg preparations can be arranged, if prior request is given at the time of booking.

    Day 8 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Ghangaria to Auli

    Overnight at Blue Poppy Resorts or similar in Auli.

    Trek from Ghangaria to Pulna and travel from Pulna to Auli in a private vehicle via Badrinath and Mana. You'll be accommodated in a hotel at Auli. Today's meal plan includes breakfast and dinner only. Please note that a trek leader will accompany you only during the trek from Pulna on day 3 to Pulna on day 7.

    Day 9 of the Valley of Flowers trek: Auli to Haridwar

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Travel from Auli to Haridwar in a private vehicle. You'll reach the city by late evening. Today's meal plan includes breakfast only but you may stop at restaurants and eateries on the way to Haridwar to have meals at your own expense. Your Valley of Flowers trek ends here.

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