Trip length: 5 Nights, 6 Days (ex-Joshimath or ex-Haridwar)
Trek days: 4 days trekking
Maximum Altitude: Valley of Flowers 3659 mtrs, Hemkund Sahib 4632 mtrs
Season: July to September (best bloom in July & September)
Temperature: Maximum 200C to Min –50C
|Day 01||Haridwar to Joshimath|
|Day 02||Joshimath to Govindghat
Govindghat to Ghanghria
|22 km drive 14 km trek|
|Day 03||Valley of Flowers||4 km trek (one way)|
|Day 04||Hemkund Sahib||Drive 48 km Trek 8 km|
|Day 05||Ghanghria to Govindghat
Govindghat to Joshimath
|14 km trek, 22 km drive|
|Day 06||Check-out and departures|
|Day 01||Haridwar - Joshimath Reach Joshimath on your own and evening free to relax and acclimatize. Joshimath (Altitude 1800 mtrs) is a small town in Uttarakhand Garhwal hills on the banks of Alaknanda River. This place is very famous for Sankracharya temple and is also a hub for many mountaineering and trekking expeditions in Garhwal Himalayas. Dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath. #Note: Alternatively, you may opt for ex-Haridwar package with pick-up at 6.30 am from Haridwar Railway station and drive to Joshimath (280 km, 8-9 hrs) in shared private vehicle (Tata Sumo) .|
|Day 02||Joshimath to Govindghat (drive) Govindghat to Ghanghria (trek) Post early breakfast, you drive from Joshimath to Govindghat Govindghat is a small hamlet situated on the confluence of Alaknanda and roaring Laxman Ganga and start point for the fully escorted trek). Govindghat to Ghanghria (base village for Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib) is a beautiful trek route with magnificent views and river accompanying you throughout. Hot lunch on the trek route. In the late afternoon, arrive at Ghanghria on the banks of Laxman Ganga. Dinner and overnight stay at Ghanghria.||Drive 22 km 45 min Trek 14 km 5-6 hr|
|Day 03||Day visit to Valley of Flowers (Max Altitude 3658 mtr) Post breakfast, we start our fully escorted trek to Valley of Flowers. The first part of the trek is through thick forest along the Pushpavati river. Later we trek in the open meadows. Arrive and explore the area. Witness several varieties of rare flowers including Blue Poppy, Potentilla, Geranium and hundreds of others. Full day to explore the valley. Packed lunch on the trail. Return to Ghanghria in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.||Trek 8 km (4 km one way) Trek 5-6 hr|
|Day 04||Day visit to Hemkund Sahib (Max Altitude 4632mtr) Post breakfast today we start our fully escorted trek to Hemkund -internationally acclaimed, one of the finest high latitude glacial lakes in Uttarakhand Himalayas. It is also a place of worship for Sikhs and Hindus. It’s an uphill trek to reach Hemkund. See the crystal clear lake with astonishing views of surrounding peaks, visit Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and Lakshman Temple on the banks of the lake. Return to Ghanghria in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.||Trek 6 km (3 km one way) Trek 7-8 hrs|
|Day 05||Ghanghria to Govindghat (trek) Govindghat to Joshimath (drive) Post breakfast, we start our downhill trek back from Ghanghria to Govindghat. Hot lunch on the trek route. From Govindghat drive to Joshimath. Time permitting, late afternoon and evening free to explore Joshimath town, market area and sightseeing including Sankaracharya Math, Kalpavriksha, Narsimha temple, etc. Dinner and overnight stay at Joshimath.||Trek 14 km 4 hr Drive 22 km 45 mins|
|Day 06||Check-out & departures Post early breakfast, it’s time to check-out and start your journey back. Trip ends with fond memories. #Note: Alternatively, you may opt for ex-Haridwar package and drive from Joshimath to Haridwar (280 km, 8-9 hrs) in shared private vehicle (Tata Sumo) with late evening drop at Haridwar Railway station.|
Land transport in shared private vehicle as per the package (ex-Haridwar) 05 night accommodation Double /triple sharing basis as per itinerary (2N Joshimath, 3N Ghanghria) (ie upto 3 or 4 pax in one room)
Veg meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) for the trip duration as per itinerary (from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6)
Entry fee for Valley of Flowers for Indian nationalsFully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local trekking guide (01 guide for upto 10 pax) Charges to carry client’s personal luggage (Rs. 750 per day, per person for 1 piece of soft luggage, max 10 kg)Supplement cost for Delhi: Swift Desire pick up and drop: 9000/- per car
One night stay in Hotel Vedic Stay Haridwar: 1000/- per person with Breakfast and Dinner.
Service tax or Goods & Services Tax (GST), as applicable Travel from City of Origin to trip start point (Joshimath or Haridwar)and back Accommodation in Haridwar, Deheraun or Rishikesh. At extra cost, we can arrange the same Travel Insurance or any other kind of insurance (Trekkers are advised to obtain applicable insurance on own).
Costs and expenses for medical treatment in case of evacuation or in case of any medical condition or emergency or otherwise for any reason.
Extra charges will be payable for single occupancy (Rs. 3,000) or twin sharing occupancy (Rs. 1,500) for trip Any accommodation, travel or transport (or any change or upgrade) outside of itinerary for any reason.
Hire charges for mules if hired by trekkers for personal ride (Rs. 800 per mule per day) Charges for hot water at Ghanghria (Rs 50 per bucket). Hot water is available at Joshimath Entry tickets to Valley of Flowers for foreign nationals.
Charges to carry camera/video equipment inside Valley of Flowers.
Meals other than B,L,S,D as indicated in the itinerary or charges for mineral water, other beverages or drinks Charges for ropeway, chair-car, helicopter ride or any sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any expense of personal nature or any gifts, sightseeing, tips or donations Any drinks, tips for the guide, porters, cook, helpers, drivers etc.
Any other cost or expense which is not specifically included in the price inclusion.