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Valley of Flowers Trek 2018: Total Distance in Kilometers That Have to be Covered

A common question is raised by many trekkers as to how many kilometers they ought to cover on the valley of flowers Trek 2018. They always enquire about the total distance trekked on each day and options left with the trekkers countering the mode of trekking. From Govindghat, the Valley of Flowers Trek 2018 takes on around 4 days to complete wherein a trekker need to cover an approximate distance of 50-55 km in those 4 days. Of course, there are several options to do trekking including by foot, by ponies, porters or through helicopter. Valley of Flowers Trek 2017 Here is the detailed explanation about the trek:

Day 1: Govindghat to Ghangaria

Altitude to Govindghat: 5500 feet (Approximate 1676m) Altitude to Ghangaria: 10200 feet (Approximate 3110m). Total time covered in trek- approximate 8-10 hours. A total of around 4700 feet altitude difference lies within Govindghat and Ghangaria that has to be covered by trekking. Options to skip trekking, if any: Yes, there are options to skip trekking. In case, you are not comfortable with carrying on the trek on foot, you can easily hire ponies available between Govindghat and Ghangaria. Other choices are hiring helicopter or porters. However, helicopter choice can only be beneficial if the weather conditions are fine.

Day 2: Trek to Valley of Flowers: From Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and Return to Ghangaria

Altitude to Ghangaria: 10200 feet. Altitude to Valley of Flowers: lies within 11500 feet to 10500 feet. Total Time Covered in Trek: The trek begins at 7 am in the morning and exit is allowed by 5 pm. You can easily trek around 3-8 km in a day in the valley following the beautiful sightseeing. The trek is little steeper and wholesome flat. After reaching 3.5 km distance, you can find the flat route. Inside the valley, ponies are not allowed. However, you can hire porters or palanquins. Remember, while hiring them, you have to pay their entry fees into the valley too along with their hiring charges.

Day 3: Trek to Valley of Flowers: Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and Return to Ghangaria

Altitude to Ghangaria: 10200 feet. Altitude to Hemkund Sahib: 14000 feet. Distance to be covered: From one side it’s 6km. On the third day, you will be heading towards Hemkund Sahib that carries a steep trek and of course, its high altitude makes it little more difficult. Thus, it is advisable to hire pony to move uphill. It’s easy to return back by foot. Apart from ponies, no other choice is available as Helicopters are hard to make available.

Day 4: Valley of Flowers Trek: Return From Ghangaria to Govindghat

Altitude to Ghangaria: 10200 feet. Altitude to Govindghat: 5200 feet. Time covered: 4-5 hours by trekking and around 3 hours by pony. It is just the reversal trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat. It can easily be covered by trekking. If you wish to save some time and want to visit Badrinath in the evening, you can hire a pony.

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Aconitum Violaceum

Aconitum Violaceum

Can be found between Govindghat and Ghangaria.

allium humile

Allium Humile

It is found near the streams in the Valley of Flowers, especially in June month. You ca see its colonies near Pushpawati River Bed


VOF Departures date 2017

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Saturday, July 06, 2019
  • Sunday, July 07, 2019
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Saturday, August 03, 2019
  • Sunday, August 04, 2019
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Sunday, August 25, 2019