Summary: Valley of Flowers is known as the holy grail of trekking in Himalayas. The beauty of this valley is known all over the world. Two days of serene trek brings you to the vicinity of a natural biosphere full of flowers. Some of the flowers are indigenious and does not occur anywhere in the world. This is a macro-photographers heaven as well as for those who love flowers. This wild blooming valley is also UNESCO World Heritage Sight. You may spot animals like red-fox, snow-leapord, musk deer, blue sheep and brown beer. Surrounded by beautiful emerald mountains, Valley of Flowers is in many a bucket-list for people who have ever trekked anywhere in the world. In Ramayana (hindu epic) Hanuman is said to have collected Sanjeevni booti from this place. It remains thickly covered under snow in winters and as soon as the Spring arrives begins to become green. Best time for the flowers to bloom is also the time when it rains.
Experience: Rishikesh being one of the holy city and also the Yoga capital of the world has mixed crowd from not only from all parts of India but also world. It is a pleasant drive from Delhi at only 268 kms (166 miles) of drive. The drive to Govind-Ghat is pleasant from Rishikesh and stay at Govindghat the first night is in a Hotel (*depends on availability) in Gaurikund. The trek first day trek to Ghangaria goes through a dense forest upon a stoney pathway. The trek to Valley of flowers the next day makes for a beautiful view. Situated at maximum of 3850 meteres (12,000 feet) the trek ends near Glacier.