Trekking Tours in Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers

India is home for many adventurous destinations. It offers a great euphoric experiences to the adventure freaks. Trekkers find a special delight here traversing through some of the virgin trails of India. One such trekking destination that takes the trekkers over and offer marvelous sights is Valley of Flowers where thousands of flower variety wait for the arrival of trekkers.

The nature lovers will be pleased to see bountiful nature's treasure troves. Valley of Flower entice the travelers to explore the mysteries of beauty and charm. If you are trekking in the Valley of Flowers, then you might reach the Bhyundar Ganga in the remote Garhwal Himalayas. Pushpawati river flowing in the nearby vicinity, overlooked by towering Rataban peak in the background, adds to the soothing essence of the site.

Trekking in Valley of Flowers

Trekkers generally take the route from Govindghat via Hemkund Sahib and Ghangharia. The trekkers start their journey from Joashimath going to Govindghat Ghangaria, Valley of Flowers park and Hemkund Sahib.

The trekking for Valley of Flowers initiates with Joshimath. Joshimath is cuddled in the mountain slopes above two rivers called Alaknanda and Dhauliganga. The trekkers have a golden chance of enjoying Temple Tours here by visiting:

a) Narsimhadeva temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu)
b) Vasudeva temple (dedicated to Lord Vishnu)
c) Rudraprayag (dedicated to Lord Shiva)
d) Nav durga temple
e) Shankracharya Math

From Joshimath the trekkers move to Govindghat, which is a conflux of Alaknanda and Bhyundar. Even here travelers can spend some quality time by visiting the following:

1) The imposing Gurudwara, the most important landmark in the area located right on the bank of river Alaknanda, named after Guru Govind Singh
2) A temple dedicated to Lord Laxman

The next stop from Govindghat is Ghanagria which is also known as Govinddham. You can treat your taste buds here, and proceed for Valley of Flowers National Park whose area is covered with Alpine forests of birch and rhododendron.

Flora of Valley of Flowers

The treks are dotted with encounters with meadows of indigenous alpine flowers and abode of many endangered species of animals and birds. En route you will also enjoy Village Tours that will take you closer to the village life, traditions and customs of the hills. Finally when you reach Valley of flowers, you are rewarded for your efforts you have put in to make a trek to the site. The spectacular view of many indigenous species of flowers. Some of the flowers you can find here are:

Orchids Poppies Primulas Calendulas Daisies Anemones, Rhododendron arboreum, Primula denticuleta, Iris kemaonensis


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