About Valley of Flowers National Park
The region of Valley of Flowers is rich in varied flora and fauna. The valley of flowers was declared as the National Park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers.
Tucked at 3,658 metres in Bhyundar Valley, the Valley of Flowers in Chamoli district sprawls over a vast expanse of 87.50 square kms, measuring 8 km long and 2 km wide. Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve blessed with numerous cascading waterfalls, silvery glaciers and thickets that greet the visitant at every step. Ghangaria, a tiny hamlet situated 13 km from Govindghat is the last human habitation centre on the way to Valley of Flowers.
The valley of flowers seems to change its colors throughout the season from May to October, as blooms hundreds of different flowers, taking on various colours and shades as time progresses. The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the blue poppy and the cobra lily. It is a much sought destination for flower-lovers, botanists, trekkers, photographers, bird watchers and wildlife photographers. This valley is very popular among International tourists and thousands of foreigners flock to Valley of Flowers every year.
Valley of Flowers Trek Opening and Closing Dates
Opening Date of Valley of Flowers 2019: Valley of flowers has been opened on 1 June of 2019.
Closing Date of Valley of Flowers 2019: Every year valley of flower closes in October/November. Exact dates will be updated soon.
Valley of Flowers Trek Information
For a beautiful trekking experience, nothing can be a better choice to indulge in an unforgettable and electrifying trekking expedition in the Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand. Valley of Flower trek in Himalaya is a beautiful and a must do trek by every trekker, who wants to trek in the Himalayas. The traditional trek itinerary is given below, however you you can be little more adventurous by checking out this Old Trek route to Valley from Hanumanchatti.
The trek towards the Valley begins at GovindGhat or Pulna Village, after crossing the Alaknanda river across a hanging bridge. The zig-zag mule track straightens through an ascending valley of terraced fields and vegetation. The trek becomes more exciting after Pulna Village – the Laxman Ganga becomes swifter, and between the green, rocky mountains, you can catch a glimpse of snow-clad peaks.
The 7 kms trail from Pulna to Bhyundar village is full of nature’s scenic splendours including cascading waterfalls and cold water springs. Shrubs and wild roses grow abundantly and Rhododendrons colour the area with pink and dark red. Small wayside tea stalls run all across the route and young and enthusiastic tourist guides can be engaged at Bhyundar village. After resting awhile here, the trek on the right bank of the Laxman Ganga continues through the rich vegetation till a log bridge, supported on huge boulders, is reached. Crossing over to the left bank now, the trail becomes steeper and harder and 2 kms. from here, you will reach Ghanghria, the base camp for treks to Valley of Flowers and Hernkund Sahib.
Valley of Flowers Entry Fees
Indians : INR 150
Foreigners : INR 600
Trek Update: A swift trek route to the Valley of Flowers has been carved which will easily guide you towards the empyrean floral valley. To make your sojourn rewarding a new motorable bridge has been erected in Govindghat, connecting 4 km towards the Valley of Flowers till Pulna Village. So now the tourists have to trek only 10 km to reach Ghangaria (the base camp of Valley of Flower Trek).
What is Valley of Flowers National Park famous for?
Valley of Flowers National Park is famous among tourist as Trekking, Flowers, Vegetation, Flora and Fauna, UNESCO Site.
Valley of Flowers National Park is recommended destination for Corporate, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.
Valley of Flowers National Park is popular destination for following activities/ interests – Adventure, Bird Watching, Emerging Destinations, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, Trekking, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Wildlife Tourism.