Q. What is Opening & Closing date for Valley of Flowers Trek?
The Valley of flowers is opening on 1st June 2020 & will be closed on 4th October 2020.
Q. What is the best time to visit Valley of Flowers?
Although 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.
Q. What is the age limit to visit Valley of flowers?
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.
Q. Any govt's permite or medical certificate required for Valley of Flower?
No, there is no requirement for any medical certificate for the Valley of flowers till now.
Q. Is there any entry fee for Valley of Flowers?
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 650/Person for 3 days, in case of additional days INR 50/Person/Day.
We provide compliment entry pass to our guests.
Q. What kind of hotels available for Valley of Flowers?
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.
Q. Which mobile services/internet available in Valley of Flowers?
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.
Q. What to carry for Valley of Flowers trek?
- 01.Down Jacket
- 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 woolen socks
- 07.Warm gloves.
- 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)
Q. What to not carry for Valley of Flowers?
Use of Polythene Bags, Use of Smoking, Anything against the religious values etc
need to be avoided.
Q. How safe the Valley of Flowers trek?
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.
Q. How many days required for Valley of Flowers trek?
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
Q. Do's & Don't for Valley of Flowers trek?
If you are planning to trek to Valley of Flowers you must exercise everyday in order to complete the trekking. Dont carry too much luggage while trekking to valley of flowers.
Q. Is there any restrictions on number of persons for the trek?
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.
Q. What kind of food available on the Valley of Flowers trek?
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,
Q. What are attractions nearby to Valley of Flowers?
The nearby attractions include Shree Hemkund Sahib, Shree Badrinath Ji, Auli,
Tapovan, Mana Village etc
Q. Any identity proof required to visit valley of flowers?
Yes, its required, carry your identification cards such as a driving license or voter ID along with a passport size photograph, a medical certificate ensuring your trekking fitness and a certificate of disclaimer ensuring that your submission to participate in this trek is voluntary. The destination for trekking falls within the Valley of Flowers National Park, and the mandatory entry fee pass must be purchased at the checkpoint of the Forest Service. Please plan your trip as camping inside is not allowed and is only open from 6 AM until 6 PM. 3 PM is the last entrance to the heritage site to preserve its demureness.
Q. What is the timing of Valley of flowers opening and closing?
Valley of Flowers opens daily at 7.00 am and last entry is allowed until 2.00 pm. You need to leave the valley by 5 pm. You should be at 6.45 at the entrance gate so you can take your ticket earlier and enter by 7.00 am. You should start at 1.30pm to get back to 5.00 pm.