Golden Triangle & Valley of Flowers
Duration : 14 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Haridwar - Joshimath - Ghangaria - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Delhi
Valley of flowers is a fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas of the Uttaranchal, at an altitude of 3,600 meters above the sea-level, protected by snowy mountains. Unknown to humans, for centuries this is enchanting valley lay frozen during the colder months, and burst into its youthful beauty every year, as the snow melted with the advent of summer. This world famous Heritage Site Valley of Flowers is situated in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas.
Spread over an area of 87.5 Sq. Km. The valley is at an altitude of is 3,250 M to 6,750 M above mean sea level. Many a legend are associated with this vibrant and eye catching Valley, and are often in the epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharat. The valley of Flowers National Park starts from Ghangharia but the main valley starts after crossing the gorge and the stream starting from Nar Parvat, At the entrance of the Valley stands the snow-clad peak of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which separates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the right is dense Birch forest on the hillsides.
Ranunculus, Pedicularis, MarshMarigold, Rhododendrons, Brahmakamal, Corydalis, Bistorta, Epilobium, Nomocharis, Oxypetala, Daisy, Sibbaldia, Anaphalis, Cypripedium Strawberry, Arisaema Costatum, Himalayan blue Poppy, Dianthus, Calendula, Yellow Anemones, Lilium, Cobra Lily, Clematis vine,Inula, Himalayan Balsam, Himalayan Hogweed, Himalayan Whorlflower, Edelweiss, Trailing Bellflower, blue geraniums, red berries, forget-me-not.
Govindghat (1828 Mts).
Ghangharia (3200 Mts).
Valley of Flowers (3650 Mts).
August : (Max) 18 Deg C. (Min) 10.5 Deg C.
September : (Max) 16 Deg C. (Min) 8.5 Deg C.
October : (Max) 12.5 Deg C. (Min) 5.6 Deg C.
Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Delhi visiting Qutub Minar, Humanyn's Tomb, Parliament Building, India Gate and the Cannought market place. Overnight at hotel
Day 02 : New Delhi - Agra
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Agra visiting Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri - The abondened capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Later drve to Jaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 : Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Ascend the fort on elephants back as the way kings used to do. Visit the fort of 18th century. Later visit Obervatory, city palace, Albet Museum Hall, Hawa Mahal - Palace of winds. Explore the loal markets of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel
Day 05 : Jaipur - New Delhi - Haridwar
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive back to Delhi. ON arrival straight away proceed to railway station to board train Shatabdi Express for Haridwar. Assistance on arrival and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 06 : Haridwar
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a fullday sightseeing of Haridwar visiting Chandi devi, Mansa Devi, Kankhal. IN the evening witness the evening ceremony at Har-ki-pauri. Overnight at hotel
Day 07 : Haridwar - Joshimath
After breakfast leave for Joshimath by car. On the way visit Rudraprayag where Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers meet. On arrival at Joshimath, check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Joshimath - Ghangaria
Early morning we leave from Joshimath for Govindghat, which is the starting point for the trek. From Govindghat there is a gradual ascent along a well - maintained pilgrim trail to the camp at Ghangaria - the base from where day walks can be made into the valley of flowers. Arrange porters and prepare for the trek. After a light breakfast, 14 km trek up to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at Camp/Hotel.
Day 09 : Ghangaria - Valley Of Flowers - Ghangria
After breakfast 4 km trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 m ) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like brahma kamal, fane Kamal with range of small multicolored flowers make it a delight for travelers. The snowclad peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The valley is 10 kms long, 2 kms wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying the beauty of valley we come back to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at camp.
Day 10 : Ghangaria - Hemkund sahib - Ghangaria
After breakfast 6 km trek to Hemkundsahib (4329 m) from Ghangaria. This is quite a steep climb. In the Sikh holy book, the 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 by Hemkund. We visit Lake & Gurudwara. Again 6 km trek back to Ghangaria. Dinner & Night halt at camp.
Day 11 : Ghangaria - Joshimath
After breakfast leave for Govindghat on the trek of 14 kms and reach govindghat be afternoon and drive back to Joshimath after that. check in hotel on arrival and relax. One can also visit Auli in the evening. overnight at hotel. ( breakfast and lunch ).
Day 12 : Joshimath - Rishikesh
Early morning we leave with packed breakfast from Joshimath for Rishikesh. On the way visit Devprayag and Rishikesh. check in hotel on arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 13 : Rishikesh - Delhi
After breakfast we visit Rishikesh visiting Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Ashrams around. Later in time transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi. Assistance on arrival & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Delhi
Transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi. Our representative assists you to reach the international airport to board onward flight back home.
LIST OF ESSENTIALS THINGS TO CARRY
1. Windproof jacket
2. Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
3. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
4. Woollen socks (extra pairs to be carried)
5. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
7. Water bottle
8. Cap / Hat
9. Trekking pole
10. Sunscreen Lotion
11. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
12. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
13. Camera (with extra film rolls)
15. Personal toiletries