Valley of Flowers

Joshimath to joshimath

Rishikesh to Rishikesh 

INR : 9000/person

The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib trek is a stunning and popular trek located in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It takes you through picturesque landscapes, vibrant meadows filled with alpine flowers, and offers a spiritual experience at the revered Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara.

Valley of Flowers:

  • It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its diverse flora, including rare and exotic Himalayan flowers.
  • The trek usually starts from Govindghat and passes through places like Ghangaria, where trekkers stay overnight.
  • July to September is the best time to visit when the flowers are in full bloom.

Hemkund Sahib:

  • Situated at an elevation of about 4,329 meters (14,200 feet), Hemkund Sahib is a Sikh pilgrimage site with a beautiful glacial lake.
  • Devotees visit the Gurudwara to seek blessings and enjoy the serene surroundings.
  • The trek to Hemkund Sahib is relatively steep and requires a moderate level of fitness.

Overall, this trek is a perfect combination of natural beauty, adventure, and spirituality, attracting trekkers and nature enthusiasts from around the world. Keep in mind that trekking in this region requires preparation and the necessary permits, so it’s essential to plan your trip accordingly

Day 1 : Rishikesh to Joshimath/Pipalkoti (253 Kms, 8 Hrs Drive)


  • The group will assemble at the pickup point at 06:30 AM.
  • On our journey from Rishikesh to Joshimath/Pipalkoti, we’d be traversing the Badrinath road with a picturesque view of the four confluence of the Ganga river, which includes Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Nand Prayag.
  • You’d also be seeing the Alaknanda river flowing alongside, making your long journey ten times better.
  • Upon reaching Joshimath/Pipalkoti, we will have dinner and spend the night at our designated hotel.

Note: The pickup point is Rishikesh ISBT (tentative).

Day 2 : Joshimath/Pipalkoti to Pulna (22 Kms, 1 hour Drive) | Trek to Ghangaria (9 Kms, 5 Hrs trek)


  • After early morning breakfast, a small briefing session would be provided where all the necessary details about the Valley of flowers trek would be shared. After which, we will head towards Pulna which is the starting point of this trek.
  • Upon reaching Pulna, which is 22 kilometers from Joshimath/Pipalkoti, we will start trekking toward Ghangaria village which is nestled at an altitude of 9,800ft. It takes almost five hours to reach the hotel and you are walking along the river for the most part of the trek. Dhabas and shops line the trail, making it easier for trekkers to refill their water bottles and get refreshments as well.
  • The trail soon becomes tabular, signifying that you are about to reach your destination. Upon reaching Ghangaria village, we will stay in the village and have dinner before retiring for the night.


Day 3 : Ghangaria to Valley of flowers | Back to Ghangaria (10 Kms, 7 Hrs trek)


  • Post breakfast, we’ll head towards Valley of Flowers National park. All the necessary details about the trekking trails for the rest of the day will be shared by the trek leader
  • The trekking trail from Ghangaria is long and you attain a significant amount of altitude as you go from an elevation of 9,600 ft to 11,500 ft and yet the trek is relatively easier because of the flat walk.
  • Upon reaching the forest check post, you will get tickets to enter the valley and from there on you will get to witness the beauty of more than 300 species of bloomed flowers in front of you. The valley stretches up to 6-7 kilometers of land ending with a glacier.
  • Since camping isn’t allowed and neither is eating, after spending a considerable amount of time relishing in the beauty of nature, we will head back to Ghangaria where we will have dinner and stay the night.
Day 4 : Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (14 Kms, 9 Hrs) | Back to Ghangaria


  • After breakfast, we will head out for a trek to the Hemkund Sahib, which is the world’s highest Gurudwara at an altitude of 15,200 ft. You gain an altitude of 4,000ft in just seven hours.
  • The trail is steep and consists of a stone-paved uphill route making this part of the trail harder to walk upon. However, some porters and mules will offload your baggage for you, and shops lining the trail make it easier for you to get refreshments as well.
  • Upon arrival, we will pay our respects at the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and visit the Hemkund Sahib Sarowar as well. You will get to glimpse at the Saptarishi peaks and experience spiritual peace on the premise.
  • Sip on hot piping chai and devour the khichdi that is served in the Gurudwara. Afterward, we will descend to Ghangaria again where we will spend the night after having dinner.


Day 5 : Ghangaria to Pulna (9 Kms, 5 Hrs) | Drive to Joshimath/Pipalkoti (22 Kms, 1 hour Drive)


  • After early morning tea and breakfast, we will prepare for our descent to Pulna.
  • The descent is the easiest part of the trek and soon you will reach the base. From here on we will drive back to Joshimath/Pipalkoti .
  • Upon arrival, we will check into our designated lodgings where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 6 : Joshimath/Pipalkoti to Rishikesh (253 Kms, 8 Hrs drive)


  • Post breakfast, we will start the return journey to Rishikesh and will reach there by evening.
  • The group will disassemble and part ways with fond memories.
  • End of tour.

Accommodation: 2 Nights in a Hotel / Homestay in Joshimath on a triple-sharing basis. 3 Nights Tented Accommodation on a triple sharing basis.

Transportation: Surface transfer from Rishikesh – Joshimath – Rishikesh by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveler (Depending on the number of travelers).

Meals: All vegetarian meals from day 1st Dinner to day 6th Breakfast.

Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.

Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattresses, Dining tent. 

Trek Leader: Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.

Permits: All necessary fees and permits.

Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.

Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.

Guide ratio: 1:10 


5% GST

Any expenses of personal nature.

Meals during transit.

Any insurance of any kind. 

Any fees and permits (for non-Indians).

Unscheduled delay due to landslide.

Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.

Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

Note: You can apply for travel insurance before the trek.


For a Himalayan trek, consider packing the following essentials:

Warm clothing (thermal layers, fleece, down jacket) waterproof and windproof outer layers (jacket and pants) sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support Backpack with a rain cover
sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures Sleeping pad/mattress for insulation Hat, gloves, and scarf sunglasses and sunscreen for high-altitude protection
water bottles and water purification method (filters or tablets) high-energy snacks and food for the trek first aid kit with essential medications and blister care items
trekking poles for better stability and support Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries personal toiletries and wet wipes Multi-tool or pocket knife
camera and spare memory cards for capturing memories personal identification and necessary permits for the trek
remember to travel light but adequately prepared for the challenging conditions of a himalayan trek. Always check the specific requirements for the trek you are planning to undertake

Our Cancellation Policy-

Cancelling  prior 21 days from trek start date – 10% deduction charges, 90% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 15-20 days from trek start date – 30% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, etc.  70% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 7-14 days from trek dates – 50% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, Trekleaders, permits, equipment etc. 50% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 1-6 days from trek dates – 100% deduction As all arrangements are made by transhimalaya and we are set to take you on a trek.

Trek Voucher terms and Condition –

– The Voucher will be valid for 6 Months from date of issuance 

– The Voucher can be used in any trek with Trans Himalaya.