Hike to the Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers Trek

Hike to the Valley of Flowers. Valley of Flowers: the name itself describes its relationship with flowers. An incredible creation of nature. The Valley of Flowers is again learned as “Phoolon Ki Ghaati”. This beauty comprises diverse ranges of flowers or fauna. This hike is considered one of the most beautiful hikes in the world by hikers. Every year a large number of trekking expeditions are organized in this Valley. The Valley of Flowers is a blessing from nature in a true sense. One cannot forget the beauty of this Valley and keep the memories with them for a lifetime.

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The Valley of Flowers is in the Western Himalayan Region of Uttarakhand.

It is located at an altitude of about 3600 m above mean sea level. The Valley of Flowers also has links to Indian mythology. As mentioned in the Hindu epic “Ramayana”, where Hanuman went out in search of Sanjivni Buti (a magical herb) to heal the wounds of Lakshman, who was Lord Ram’s brother, but unfortunately, Hanuman was unable to identify that particular herb and instead brought the entire Valley where that herb grew. And since then, people have believed that the Valley of Flowers is the same Valley that Hanuman brought.

Valley of Flowers is Home to Numerous Varieties of Flowers.

Sweetly fragrant flowers make the Valley no less than heaven on earth.

The landscape cannot be represented with words; it has to be felt and seen through one’s own eyes. Some wildflowers found in the Valley of Flowers are Rockfoils, Stonecrop plants, Lily plants, Poppies, Marigolds, Daisies, Geraniums, Zinnias, Petunias and many more. 

The Main Reason Behind this is Just After the Monsoon Starts.

When the land is bathed in rain, flora and fauna regain their beauty and amaze everyone with their beauty. The Valley of Flowers trek is about 17 km long. You can travel by road from Haridwar and Dehradun and reach Joshimath, the closest town to the Valley of flowers. For trekking purposes, Govindghat is the starting point. From here, one can walk to Ghangharia (the distance from Govindghat to Ghangaria will be about 15 km), a small village at a distance of about 3 km from the Valley. Here in Ghangaria, one has to issue a permit for entry into the Valley of Flowers from the Department of Forestry. The ticket is valid for three days only.

What Can be Found in the Valley of Flowers Trek?

Rich Flora and Fauna

A fascinating thing about the Valley of Flower Trek is its rich floral diversity. One could find long stretches of land covered with beautiful flowers when trekking. The vast Valley filled with flowers of various shapes, sizes, colours, and authentic fragrances could easily blow people away who travel there.

The Valley also has many small streams that add additional beauty to it. Those steep paths with flowers and streams and the cool mountain breeze that carries their fragrance for miles are not found anywhere else.

There is also a Research Bank to Protect rare Flower Species.

They are also associated with seed propagation, pollination, transplanting, and crossing techniques to keep the species’ population intact. Some of the rare orchids are also found in the Valley of Flowers. Three subalpine go from 3,200 m to 3,500 m.

Although there are not too Many Animals Present in this Valley

The animals that are present in this Valley are the most threatened species. The Forest Department takes special measures to protect its natural habitat and biodiversity. Some of the endangered animals are: Northern Plains Gray Langur  Red Giant Flying Squirrel  Himalayan Black Bear Red Fox  Himalayan weasel and marten Himalayan goral  Himalayan musk deer  Indian spotted chevrotain  Himalayan tehri  sorrow .

Challenges During the Trek

Although the trek is moderate, one has to face the challenges of climbing the Hemkund Sahib. Hemkund is the top of a hill that can be found during a hike in the Valley of Flowers. A Sikh temple is here in Hemkund. In addition, the walk also remains crowded with Sikh pilgrims who walk all the way to reach the temple and worship. There is also a beautiful lake that enhances the beauty of the Sikh temple to another level. The hike through the Valley of flowers is incredible. The route reaches an altitude of approximately 4,000 feet. With increasing altitude, the challenges also increase. Alpine meadows and cliffs abound along the Hemkund route. After reaching the top of Hemkund, you can enjoy the amazing view of mountains, rivers and streams, trees, rocks, etc.

The Cultural Experience

Valley Of Flowers is more than just a simple hike. In addition to a journey into the beautiful depression, it shows you an incredible journey of religion undertaken by humans. You see old, old, and little children on this unimaginable climb to the lake at fourteen thousand feet. Many depend on ponies or porters, but many jump alone.

Ensuring the volunteers swept every section of the path to keep it clean and work at Hemkund European Gurdwara in sub-zero temperatures was exciting. It had been an exquisite feeling to wake up in Ghangria at dawn to the calls of the Sikh Gurudwara parade. The walk shows you a world that you would hardly see otherwise.

Therefore, the Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most beautiful treks present in India. Hikers from all over the country, as well as foreigners, come here to hike. Valley of Flowers and Nanda Devi National Parks are also near the trekking areas. This region is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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The Valley of Flowers Trek is perfect if you are looking for an adventure. This strenuous hike takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and is definitely worth the effort. Pack plenty of water and snacks, and be prepared for a challenging journey. I can’t wait to do this hike again one day!

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