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Valley of Flowers

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One of the world’s most exotic and popular treks is the magical Valley of Flowers trek. Every year, the Valley of Flowers attracts trekkers, botanists and travellers from around the globe, and rightly so. Valley of Flowers is a high-altitude Himalayan valley that has been recognized internationally for over a century and is also referenced in the Hindu religion. The valley has attracted people since ancient times. Indian yogis are known to have visited the valley for meditation

The Valley of Flowers, as the name suggests, blooms-full of colourful flowers during the season. The variety of flora and fauna in the valley of flowers is wide and is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of vision when it’s in full season.

This region also plays home to many rare & endangered species of animals like Asiatic black bear, brown bear, snow leopard, blue sheep and more. The valley was declared a national park in 1982 and now it is a World Heritage Site. The Valley of Flowers is a world heritage site and a part of the famous Nanda Devi Biosphere. This national park in the far interiors of Garhwal Himalayas (Uttarakhand) is spread over 87.5 sq. Kms. The Valley of Flowers is a hidden jewel and is a truly unique habitat, home to many endemic varieties of alpine flowers and plants. This valley is at an altitude of 3250 m and above.

Over the years many nature lovers from across the globe have been visiting the valley only to be left spell bound by its beauty. The Valley of Flowers trek is undertaken during June to October months as this is the time when the valley is accessible. The bloom starts immediately after the snow melts. Different flowers bloom in different months but the peak blooming period is from mid July to mid August. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here unhindered by mankind. The prominent species are Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily Anemone, Geranium, Marsh Marigold & Prinula. Also the valley has to offer much more than flowers. There are waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, big rivers and quaint villages. These myriad shades of the valley will ensure that you have a most memorable trip in the mountains.

GIO Adventures offers India’s safest, most fun trek to The Valley of Flowers with enhanced experience, along with small group sizes for maximum attention from a minimum of two professionally trained guides. The trek is six days long, and trek grade is Moderate. This trek starts from Haridwar, and you stay in the beautiful and comfortable luxury lodges at Auli for the first night. From Auli, begins the breath taking journey to The Valley of Flowers that will leave you spellbound. The best way to experience the magic of Valley of Flowers is to go in small groups, and it is vital to have a strong backup and safety procedures in place. So book your trip with GIO Adventures, get away from the crowds, enjoy the Valley of Flowers trek with India’s best outdoor, offbeat and adventure experts – GIO Adventures.

Duration: 6 Days
Season: Jun-Oct
Grade: Moderate +
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

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