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  • 13 Days / 14 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: DELHI-RISHIKESH-JOSHIMATH-GOVINDGHAT-GHANGARIA-HEMKUND SAHEB-GOVINDGHAT-HARIDWAR-DELHI-AGRA-DELHI

Date: You choose (between May and October)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

About Valley of Flowers National Park:

Rich in diverse flora and fauna is the Valley of Flowers region. Declared an Indian National Park in 1982, the Valley of Flowers is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Botanists, nature lovers and adventure seekers have always been drawn to the pristine beauty of this mystical valley.

Nestled at 3,658 metres in Bhyundar Valley, the Valley of Flowers in Chamoli district spreads over a vast area of 87.50 sq km, 8km long and 2km wide. Blessed with numerous cascading waterfalls, silvery glaciers and thickets that greet the visitor at every step, the Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The last human settlement on the way to the Valley of Flowers is Ghangaria, a tiny hamlet 13 km from Govindghat.

From May to October, hundreds of different blossoms appear in the valley, changing colour and hue with the seasons.

Many famous flowers like Brahmakamal, blue poppy and cobra lily are found in the valley.

Flower lovers, botanists, trekkers, photographers, bird-watchers and wildlife photographers make it a popular destination. Thousands of foreigners flock to the Valley of Flowers every year, making it a popular destination for international tourists.

The Valley of Flowers is a bouquet of nature peacefully nestled in the Western Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, endowed with rare and exotic Himalayan flora. Trekking through dense forests along the Pushpawati river and crossing many bridges, glaciers and waterfalls, the Valley of Flowers can be reached.

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  • ITB-Highlights:* Walk on the bank of the holy Ganges by night
  • * 2 Ganga Aartis
  • * Engage with the local community
  • * Seeing 600 different varieties of exotic flowers
  • * UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • * Breathtaking landscape
  • * Spiritual experience
  • * Enjoy local culture
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the Price:
    • Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis
    • American/Continental breakfast throughout the tour.
    • Breakfast and dinner during the trekking from day 6 to day 9
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) throughout the tour.
    • For groups of 10 or more, the group will be accompanied by an Indo ITB Tour Escort.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above.
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned car with driver.
    • For groups an individual air-conditioned bus will be provided.
    • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
    • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid knowledge.
    • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers.
    • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage.
  • Not included in the price:
    • All personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages.
    • Camera fees (still or film).
    • Any airfare.
    • Unspecified meals etc.
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Tour Plan

01

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi by flight from your country

Arrive Delhi by International flight . Meeting and assist at the International Airport and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at hotel.
02

Day 02: In Delhi

Breakfast at hotel.

of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. The minar is 72.5m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. Drive past to the Rashtrapati Bhawan once the Viceroy’s residence is now the official residence of the President of India. Designed by Lutyens, it combines western and eastern styles – the dome reflects the Buddhist stupa, the chattris Hindu and the graceful Morning proceed for Delhi City sightseeing. visit the 7th city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1639-48 AD) after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. An eternal flame burns 24 hours.

Also visit New Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar – the landmark colonnades very British. The Government Buildings designed by Baker, are topped by baroque domes and decorated with lotus motifs and elephants, while the north and south gateways are Mughal in design. The northern building has an inscription with “Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty. It is a blessing which must be earned before it can be enjoyed”. The Parliament House, designed by Baker is 173m in diameter. The India Gate (42m), commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations. Under the arch, the Amar Jawan Jyoti commemorating Indian armed forces’ losses in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971.

Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
03

Day 03 Delhi / Rishikesh by surface 265 Kms / 7 hours

Breakfast at hotel.

Later, we will head towards Rishikesh, which is one of the seven most revered Hindu pilgrimage spots in India.. In the evening we witness the breathtaking Ganga Aarti ceremony & Overnight at the hotel.
04

Day 04 In Rishikesh

Breakfast at hotel.

We visit the Prati Badri Kedarnath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Lakshman Mandir, where Lakshman meditated to attain enlightenment, and the Lakshman jhula, a famous hanging bridge over the Ganges, before an exhilarating experience of whitewater rafting in Rishikesh before returning to Haridwar. Water Rafting is not obligatory. If someone does not want to do it, we will suggest an alternative plan, eqally interesting.
05

Day 05 Rishikesh - Joshimath

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive from Rishikesh to Joshimath via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag. Overnight stay in Joshimath.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.
06

Day 06: Joshimath-Govindghat (1828 mt)-Ghangaria (3028 mt)

Altitude: 3206 mt

Trek: 10 km

Stay: in Camp/hotel

Breakfast at the hotel before driving to Govindghat. On arrival at Govindghat, start your  trek to Ghangaria.

From here you'll start your trek to Ghangaria, a charming and tiny hamlet used as base camp and the last human settlement on the way to the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.

Today’s trek of Valley of Flowers trek will take you from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria by way of Pulna. The serene beauty of nature will envelop you as you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind. The trek offers a rare glimpse of the Uttarakhand Himalayas with a vast flower-covered valley and is easy to moderate.

The trail passes through dense forests and along the Pushpawati River, crossing many bridges, glaciers and waterfalls on the way to Pulna. The sound of the rushing water and the chirping of birds will fill your ears as you walk through the lush greenery. Along the way you will come across small villages. The locals are always ready to offer their hospitality.

The trek from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria via Pulna is about 10 km. It takes about 6-7 hours, depending on how much time you spend admiring the beauty around you. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.

When you reach Pulna (2057 mt), a picturesque village nestled in the lap of nature, take some time to rest and rejuvenate. Learn about their culture and way of life by interacting with the locals. After a short stop in Pulna, continue on to Ghangaria.

The trail from Pulna to Ghangaria is relatively easy compared to the previous section. As you walk towards Ghangaria, the view opens up to a breathtaking landscape filled with vibrant colours of flowers blooming all around. The valley looks like something out of a fairy tale.

Take some time to relax and take in the beauty when you reach Ghangaria, a small village at an altitude of 10,200 feet. You can explore the village or just sit back and take in the breathtaking views from the top.
07

Day 07: Ghangharia - Valley of Flowers – Ghangharia

Altitude: 3658 mt

Trek: 8 km

Time consumes: 7 to 8 hrs

Stay: in Camp/hotel

Begin your trek this morning from Ghangharia to the Valley of Flowers. The path is beautiful, taking you through the jungle and leading to a meadow full of blooming flowers. You can venture deeper into the valley to explore further.

The fresh mountain air fills your lungs and you can feel the excitement building as you wake up on the second day of the Valley of Flowers trek. Today promises to be nothing short of magical as you trek from Ghangaria to the Valley of Flowers and back.

After a hearty breakfast, you set off on your trek. The trail winds through dense forests and along the rushing Pushpawati River. As you walk, you can't help but marvel at the natural beauty around you - towering mist-shrouded mountains, cascading waterfalls and vibrant wildflowers stretching as far as the eye can see.

Feel the awe as you approach Valley of Flowers National Park. The park hosts over 500 species of flowers, including rare Himalayan flowers like the Himalayan bellflower and Himalayan cobralily. It is like walking through a painting as the colours are so vivid and varied.

You can walk for hours in the valley and take in all the splendour of the valley. Rare birds flitting in the trees, glimpses of wildlife darting between the bushes. Stop for a picnic lunch by a babbling brook. Enjoy nature's bounty.

It's time to head back to Ghangaria as evening approaches. The return journey is as breathtaking as the first. There are new views around every bend. It's time for dinner and some well-deserved rest after a day of adventure and wonder.

But before you settle down to sleep, take a moment to reflect on what an incredible experience day two was. You've seen some of nature's most beautiful creations up close. It's something few people get to do in a lifetime.

Tomorrow will bring new adventures as we continue our trek through the breathtaking scenery of this region. For now, with visions of wildflowers dancing in your head, let yourself drift off to dreamland.
08

Day 08: Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria

Altitude: Climb upto 4126 mt and back to 3206 mt

Trek: 10 km

Stay: in Camp

Start your hike to Hemkund Sahib this morning, enjoying the scenery along the way. Take note of the flowers you see, especially the Blue Poppy and Brahmkamal.

You will set off from Ghangaria and make your way to Hemkund Sahib, a holy site for the Sikhs, which is situated at an altitude of 13,650 feet. The trek is challenging but rewarding. The views along the way are simply breathtaking.

You are surrounded by lush green forests and sparkling waterfalls as you begin your climb to Hemkund Sahib. The path is steep and rocky, but the beauty around you makes it worthwhile. Along the way, you will pass through a number of small villages where the locals will greet you with a warm smile and offer you a cup of tea or a snack.

The landscape changes dramatically as you climb higher. Trees give way to alpine meadows with wildflowers in every colour. Carpets of blue poppies, pink primroses, yellow daisies and purple orchids stretch as far as the eye can see.

The last section of the walk is the most challenging but also the most rewarding. You will climb a series of steep serpentines leading up to Hemkund Sahib. When you reach the top, you will be greeted by a stunning glacial lake. It is surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The air is thin at this altitude, but the sense of achievement and the awe you feel makes it all worth it.

At Hemkund Sahib itself, you can visit the Gurudwara (Sikh temple) and pay your respects to Guru Gobind Singh Ji. With devotees chanting hymns and offering prayers, the atmosphere here is serene and peaceful.

It's time to descend to Ghangaria after spending some time at Hemkund Sahib. The descent can be just as challenging as the ascent. There are loose rocks and steep drops in places. But you'll be grateful to have experienced such a magical day as you descend through fields of wildflowers and past cascading waterfalls.

Once you've finished visiting Hemkund Sahib, head back to Ghangharia. You will spend the night at a hotel in Ghangharia.
09

Day 09: Ghangaria - Govindghat – Joshimath

Altitude: Climb down to 1828 mt to Govindghat via Pulna (2057 mt)

Trek: 10 km

Stay: in Hotel

In the morning you will start trekking down to Govindghat and from there you drive to Joshimath and stay overnight.

You bid farewell to the enchanting valley and begin your descent from Ghangaria to Govind Ghat. You will be filled with a sense of nostalgia and awe at the natural beauty that surrounds you as you leave behind the vibrant hues of the Valley of Flowers.

Trekking back to Govind Ghat is a 10 km journey that takes about 4-5 hours to complete. The path descends through dense forests alongside the Pushpawati River, crossing several bridges, glaciers and waterfalls. As you make your way back, you will be invigorated by the fresh mountain air and the sound of rushing water.

Take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks that surround you as you walk through the lush greenery. A reminder of how small we are compared to nature's grandeur, the Himalayas stand tall in all their glory.

With steep slopes and rocky terrain, the descent can be challenging at times. But fear not! To ensure your safety and comfort, your experienced guide will be with you every step of the way.

Take a moment to reflect on your journey so far when you reach Govind Ghat. You have seen nature's most spectacular display - the flower valley - in all its glory. An indelible mark has been left on your soul by the vibrant colours, fragrant flowers and breathtaking scenery.

In conclusion, day 9 may mark the end of your trek, but it is also a new beginning - one that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
10

Day 10: Joshimath-Haridwar

Breakfast at hotel.

Later, we will head towards Haridwar, which is one of the seven most revered Hindu pilgrimage spots in India. This is the place where it is believed that the elixir of life, the 'Samudra Manthan', is to have had its origin. In the evening we witness the breathtaking Ganga Aarti ceremony at Har Ki Pauri.Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
11

Day 11: Haridwar- Delhi by surface 200 Kms

After breakfast leave for Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
12

Day 12: Delhi-Agra by surface 200 Kms

In The afternoon visit the Agra fort containing the halls of private and public audience and other palaces. Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It is the most important fort in India. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here.
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Day 13: Agra-Del by surface 200 Kms

Visit the renowned Taj Mahal at the sunrise, constructed by Shah Jahan in 1630 to house the mortal remains of his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This structure is an impeccably proportionate work of art made of white marble, a testimony to the skill of 20,000 artisans from Persia, Turkey, France, and Italy who took 17 years to complete this "Love Poem in Marble." (The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).

Come back to the hotel to have breakfast before check out.

Around noon leave Agra for Delhi. Arrival in Delhi, farewell dinner and departure transfer to airport to connect flight back home.

Location Map

The Route Link:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/RmHtAQk2ExosBgUk7

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