Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - Women Only Tours - All Women Adventures | GIO Adventures

Valley of flowers & Hemkund Sahib Trek for Women


Rs.12,500
Product Code: AWA06
Availability: In Stock
Duration: 06 Days
Season: Jun – Oct
Grade: Moderate+
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
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Day 01 : Haridwar - Auli (2450m) (Drive / 280 Kms  / 8 - 9 hrs)   

  • Assemble at Haridwar & be driven to Auli.
  • By evening reach the lodge at Auli.
  • Explore the beauty of the lodge, set amidst the apple orchards.
  • Overnight in Lodge.

Day 02 : Auli (2450m) - Govindghat - Ghangaria (3050m) (Drive / 1 hr) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

  • Early morning drive to Govindghat (1 Hour)
  • Trek begins from Govindghat.
  • From Alaknanda bridge, trek towards Bhyundar valley, amidst forests & a few villages.
  • Reach Ghangaria amidst the fine views of lush green meadows.
  • Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria.

Day 03 : Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria  (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

  • Early morning trek to the Valley of Flowers from Ghangharia.
  • Witness the unending meadows, laden with alpine flowers, streams & mountains.
  • Immerse yourself in the spectacular view of snow clad peak, Ratban Parvat.
  • Explore the vantage points of the valley for 3 – 4 hours.
  • Late afternoon head back to Ghangharia.
  • Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria.

Day 04 :

Option 1: Ghangaria (3050m) - Hemkund Sahib (4329m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs)

  • From Ghangharia, hike to Hemkund Sahib.
  • Explore Hemkund Sahib, a gurudwara next to the beautiful lake.
  • You will get to see high altitude flower Brahmakamal, while on the Trek & also around the lake.
  • One may choose to take a dip in the holy water of the lake.
  • Head to Laxman Mandir next to the gurudwara.
  • Towards afternoon head back to Ghangharia.
  • Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria

Option 2: Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)

  • Indulge in a leisure hike in valley of flowers.
  • Explore the distinct species of flowers, capture their beauty.
  • Towards afternoon head back to Ghangharia hotel in ghangaria.
  • Overnight in hotel at Ghangaria

Day 05 : Ghangaria – Govindghat -   Badrinath - Auli (Trek / 3 - 4 Hrs)   (Drive / 4 hrs)

  • Early morning Trek back to Govindghat.
  • In an hour’s drive reach the Badrinath Township.
  • Badrinath Temple situated on the backdrop of Neelkanth Peak will be a spiritual moment.
  • From Badrinath drive to the lodge at Auli in 2 - 1 /2 Hours .
  • Overnight in the lodge.

Day 06 : Auli – Haridwar (Drive 280 kms / 8 – 9 Hrs)

  • After breakfast drive down to Haridwar.
  • On reaching, depart for onward destination.
  • Trip ends here.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
    • Day 1 : Overnight stay in lodge .
    • Day 2 : Overnight Stay in hotel.
    • Day 3 :Overnight Stay in hotel..
    • Day 4 :Overnight Stay in hotel.
    • Day 5 :Overnight Stay in lodge.
  • Transport

    1. Haridwar – Auli 2. Auli –Govindgaht 3. Govindghat – Badrinath - Auli 4. Auli -Haridwar
    Vehicle Used :  Tempo Traveller / Bolero / Tata Sumo / Local Jeeps

  • Professional lady guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Meals :
    • Day 1 : Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 2 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 3 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 4 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 5 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 6 : Breakfast
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
  • First aid kit

TRIP PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in any other location not mention above/
  • Porter / mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any meals / services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax

PLEASE NOTE

  • If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  • On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  • In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  • In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund. GIO Adventures

OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES

  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) per person for the complete trek. If you want us to arrange for portage of your personal luggage you can book the same by selecting the option of Personal Luggage Charges
  • Personal trekking gear
    You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL/PURCHASE

EQUIPMENT RENT*
Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood) 250

Down jacket (for additional warmth)

300
Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover 75
Warm Gloves 50
Waterproof Trekking boots 300
Balaclava 50
Rucksack (60 ltrs) 150
Waterproof gaiters 50
Warm high-length woollen socks 50
Poncho/Raincoat 50
Trekking poles 60

*Cost in INR per day

*Taxes extra

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

Transport Options (Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi)

For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 kms) in Dehradun and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet.  Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs.500 -700 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 4/5 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

 

Weather Details

The season for this trek is June to September. In the initial days of the season there will be snow on the higher reaches which generally melts by mid-June. Post mid-June it could rain anytime and for any duration. In the higher mountains it normally drizzles and doesn’t pour the way it does in the plains. You will have lot of mist. Day temperatures could fall to 10-15 °C. There is possibility of sunny days also and in this case your day temperatures could go up to 20-23 °C. Evenings and nights are going to be moderately cold with temperatures around 6-14 °C.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.

List of Essentials

It is very important for this adventure trip that you need to be equipped properly and with a bit of back up. Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

  • Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
  • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
  • Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
  • Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
  • Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
  • Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap (Balaclava)
  • Inner fleece gloves
  • Outer water proof gloves
  • Thick woollen socks & regular socks (4 – 5 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable waterproof (Goretex) Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
  • Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
  • Gaiters
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
  • Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
  • Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Book, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Carry rain cover for your bags
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
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...LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Disclaimer

Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

6 Days | Jun - Oct | Moderate | Max Alt : 4329 mts (Hemkund Sahib)


Highlights

High Adventure Quotient : The myriad shades of the valley: its waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, big rivers & quaint villages.
The Best of Outdoors : Home to many common varieties of alpine flowers and plants.
High Point : A High Altitude Himalayan Valley, A World Heritage sight.
Things to Do : Discover rare flora & fauna| Visit Hemkund Sahib Temple | Bird Watching
Enjoy being with like-minded people in the best of outdoors.

Sketch Itinerary

Day 01 : Haridwar - Auli (2450m) (Drive / 280 Kms / 8 - 9 hrs)
Day 02 : Auli (2450m) - Govindghat - Ghangaria (3050m) (Drive / 1 hr) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
Day 03 : Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
Day 04 :
Option 1 : Ghangaria (3050m) - Hemkund Sahib (4329m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 6 - 7 hrs)
Option 2 : Ghangaria (3050m) - Valley Of Flowers (3600m) - Ghangaria (3050m) (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs)
Day 05 : Ghangaria Govindghat - Badrinath - Auli (Trek / 3 - 4 hrs) (Drive / 4 hrs)
Day 06 : Auli - Haridwar (Drive 280 kms / 8 - 9 hrs)

Description

When wilderness beckons, Valley of Flowers should be on your list. Valley of Flowers is celebrated for almost 300 species of wild flowers that bloom here like Brahmakamal, Blue poppy, Cobra lily ,Anemone, Prinula, etc. The Valley is a hidden jewel at an altitude of 3250 m, home to many rare and endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, blue sheep, etc. Experience the colossal beauty of this valley, offering the most beautiful outdoors you could ever imagine of!

DETAILS
Duration 06 Days
Region Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

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