Impatiens Sulcata is a height 3 M robust herb. The base is grooved and fistulous. The lower leaves are alternating and the upper leaves are either opposite or whorled. Flowers are crimson-pink, purple, or black. Its particular name sulcata refers to grooved stem.This flower is located in the Valley of flowers in abundance. It is contained in so much quantity that during the latter half of July and the first half of August this covers the Valley of flowers in pink shade. But just before you hit the official starting point of Valley of flowers, you can see the flower's largest colony of Impatiens Sulcata. Three kilometers from the entrance gate is the official starting point.Quick info:
Location in the valley of flowers: In June month, they can be found near the streams of the valley of flowers, especially near Pushpawati River bed.
Flowering season: June to July
We visited Valley of Flowers with 4 of family members in July 2016 with Global Connect Hospitality. We arrived at Haridwar by train & stayed in pre-booked hotel, the hotel was good enough for one night stay. Next day early morning, we left hotel for Joshimath. Almost full day travel by Innova.
We got drop from Joshimath to Govind Ghat to start the trek for Ghangharia, which is moderate and can be done comfortably by anyone with normal fitness, the best thing was that entry ticket was pre-booked for us, it enables us to start early morning for the Valley. It took just 4 hours to reach the valley. Surrounding was amazing. At few points, the trek was wet and slippery. So, better to take walking sticks during the trekking.
We enjoyed there the beauty of the valley which was beyond our expectation & since none can stay at the valley in the night so we had returned back to Ghangharia at 4:30 PM.
It was certainly a whole life experience……thanks for everything arranged for the amazing trip!!