The Valley of flowers is opening on 1st June 2017 & will be closed on 4th October 2017.
However, the valley opens in June every year but the best time to visit during rainy season to enjoy the maximum species of flowers. The best time to visit the valley is July-August.
There is no specified age limit to enter in valley of flowers. Since there is trek so kids below 5 Yrs should be avoided. As far as maximum age limit, anyone who is capable to do trek & healthy, can visit the valley.
No, there is no requirement for any medical certificate for the Valley of flowers till now.
Yes, there is entry fee to enter in the Valley of Flowers. For Indian nationals, its INR 150/Person for 3 days, in case of additional days INR 50/Person/Day.
For foreign nationals, its INR 600/Person for 3 days, in case of additional days INR 50/Person/Day.
We provide compliment entry pass to our guests.
Ghangharia is base camp for the Valley of flowers, since there is limited time access allowed for the same & business is seasonal, so there is scarcity of good hotel chain. One should not expect the luxury at the root at all. But yes, decent sized rooms with attached toilets & hot water facilities are easily available in Ghangharia.
Mobile network availability is one of major issue in the valley. There is availability of Idea & BSNL networks but signals are quite weak. However, land line STD booths are available with reliable service at Ghangharia at slightly higher prices.
02.Warm thick pullover
03. Warm windproof jacket
04.Rain coat with hood/ Poncho (should be roomy)
05. Good quality & comfortable sport shoes
06.Warm woollen socks
08. Monkey cap and Sun heat cap
09. Camera with extra batteries for electronic camera due to irregular availability of electricity.
10. Binoculars recommended
11. Walking stick- Can be purchased there
12. Toiletries & Sun Protection Cream
13. Dry fruits & cookies etc
14. Medicines like Pain Killers, Anti-biotics (if forget, no worry we keep first ad box ready always)
Use of Polythene Bags, Use of Smoking, Anything against the religious values etc need to be avoided.
The valley of flowers trek is quite safe. Keeping in mind that its adventures trip, one need to practice daily walking at-least a month before the arrival to better cop-up with the trek. The people on the route are not only good host but quite supportive & honest as well as.
People come at Valley of flowers for different-2 purposes, so they spare different-2 time also. Few come for Research purpose, some are nature lovers & some are adventure travellers. Usually 6-7 Days are sufficing for the valley starting from Haridwar/Dehradun.
Yes, as per the Govt’s order dated on 16th March 2017, Only 300 visitors at Valley of Flowers are allowed each day. In year 2016, total 10000 people visited valley of flowers during the season.
Since there is limited access is available for the valley, so there is no food chain or outlet is available there. Some restaurants are available at the trek from Govindghat to Ghangharia & than Ghnagharia, wherein you may get basis north Indian food at slightly higher prices. For Ghangharia to valley of flowers trek, there is no eating point is available, so you need to rely on your own arrangements like dry fruits, cookies etc.
The nearby attractions include Shree Hemkunt Sahib, Shree Badrinath Ji, Auli, Tapovan, Mana Village etc