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Valley of Flowers Trek with Hemkund Sahib Tour

 

Valley of Flowers Trek with Hemkund Sahib Tour: Overview

This 7 Nights / 8 Days tour package is belongs to famous & highly alluring places includes Pilgrims, Rivers, Hills, Trekking, Camping, Lakes, Gardens, Temples, Museums, Falls, Honeymoon, Rafting & many more adventures. This tour is all about the winsome scenic beauty formed by range of flowers is simply mesmerizing. Adding on to its charm is the tranquil ambience that makes it look more fascinating by visiting Haridwar, Joshimath, Govindghat, Ghangaria, Hemkund Sahib, Valley of flowers, Rudraprayag & Rishikesh.

 Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib is the main attraction of this package which is a vibrant and splendid spots reposing in West Himalayas. All these places have floral pastures, running streams and beautiful snowy backdrop of the mountains with holy Pilgrimage places. This Journey will starts from Delhi city in which you will explore the natural beauty of the region that captivates the mind and heart of the visitors.

 

What is unique in “Valley of Flowers Trek with Hemkund Sahib Tour package “?

If we talk about the uniqueness of this package that it involves Iconic Valley of flower which is an UNESCO heritage site that is best-known for its lush velvet meadows, flower strewn beds and endangered species of flora and fauna. This enchanting valley paints picture of variety of flowers including Geraniums, Marsh Marigold, Rhododendrons, Asters, Strawberries, Primulas and Epilobiums.

On the other side Shri Hemkund Sahib is a very popular Sikh pilgrimage and trekking destination located about 15 km trek from Govindghat. This pious star-shaped structure of stone and concrete masonry is situated in picturesque surroundings and sheltered by seven mountains of snow clad peaks called – Hemkund Paravat.  

 

Package Highlights

  • Ravishing sightseeing of Haridwa, Rishikesh & Joshimath

  • Govindghat, Ghangaria & Rudraprayag

  • Hemkund Sahib & Valley of flowers 

  • Explore Ganga aarti at Har ki pauri ghat

  • En- route holy sites of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag & the confluences of the Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Mandakini & Pindar River

  • Trek to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib

  • Visit Pavan Dham, Vishnu Ghat, Bharat Mata Mandir, Parad Shivling

  • Ghangaria village, River Pushpawati & Hemganga, Bhyundar valley

  • Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Pushpawati stream, Nilgiri Parbat,

  • Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple,

  • Triveni Ghat, Parmath Niketan Temple, and Swarg Ashram

  • Interesting camp activities includes indoor & outdoor games

  • Stroll in local markets & shopping, nature walk

  • Take pleasure of picturesque surroundings & delicious cuisines

  •  Take photography of majestic snow capped backgrounds



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Package Inclusion

  • Pickup and Drop facility from Delhi Airport/Railway Station

  • Assistance on Arrival & Departure

  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner at hotel

  • Camp: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee with Veg. Snacks, Dinner

  • 2 Night stay in Haridwar with sightseeing

  • 1 Nights stay in Joshimath with sightseeing

  • 3 Night stay in Ghangaria with sightseeing

  • 1 Night stay in Rudraprayag with sightseeing

  • All road, state taxes, driver allowance, permit & night halt charges

  • Well Ac Car for Transfers & Sightseeing

  • All taxes are included

  

Package Exclusions

  • GST Taxes

  • Any Kind of Insurance

  • Extra and personal meals/Beverages

  • Airfare/Train fare to Delhi (will be arranged on request)

  • Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, roadblocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot)

 

Recommended Hotels:

Haridwar Hotels

2 Star - Hotel Ganga Vilas -TA Rank 3.5 – Certificate of Excellence

3 Star - Hotel Drive Inn Haridwar- TA Rank 45 – Certificate of Excellence

5 Star - Aalia on the Ganges -TA Rank 4.0 – Certificate of Excellence

  

Joshimath Hotels

Hotel Mandakini   (4* Hotel)    -   TA rating 5.0/5  certified in Excellence

Address: National Highway 58, Badrinath Marg, Bhanadhar, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand 246171

 

The Tattva Resort   (3* Hotel)    -   TA rating 4.0/5   certified in Excellence

Address: National Highway 58, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246171

 

Hotel Mount View   (2* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5   certified in Excellence

Address: Badrinath main road, near kotwali joshimath, Uppar Bazzar, Joshimath, chamoli, Uttarakhand, 246443

 

Rudraprayag Hotels

Samrat Resort    (2* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5    certified in Excellence

Address: Badrinath road, Naugaon, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, National Highway 58, Devimanda, Uttarakhand 246171

 

Hotel Mandakini    (4* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5    certified in Excellence

Address: Badrinath Marg,  Bhanadhar Rudraprayag Distt,  Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand

 

Hotel Sachin International, RudraprayagHotel

Sachin International (3* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5    certified in Excellence

Address: On Badrinath Highway, Uttarakhand, Rudra Pryag

 

Ghangariya Hotels

Sarovar Portico Badrinath (3* Hotel)    -   TA rating 4.0/5   certified in Excellence

Address: Plot No. 834, Chamoli District, Badrinath, Uttarakhand 246422

 

Narayan Palace Hotel (2* Hotel)    -   TA rating 4.0/5    certified in Excellence

Address: Near Bus Stand, Badrinath Dham, NH-58, Badrinath, Uttarakhand 246422


Valley of Flowers Trek with Hemkund Sahib Tour - Itinerary

Upon arrival in Delhi pick up from Airport and proceed towards Haridwar travel by surface. On arrival check into your pre- booked hotel & relax. Rest of the day you are free at your leisure and may visit for shopping at nearest market, stroll for nearby places and eating out as your interest. Later in the evening attend Ganga aarti at Har ki pauri ghat then take evening walk at surrounding & free for individual activities. Later come back to your accommodation & relax.

Overnight at Haridwar hotel with dinner  

Meal: May Lunch in Vijay Hotel & Restaurant (TA rank 4.0/5) - four star property in Muzzaffarnagar serves only pure veg. all types of vegetarian cuisines

 

Har Ki Pauri

This is one of the most popular places in Haridwar, which was built by King Vikramaditya. It is believed that Vikramaditya ordered for this ghat to be constructed in the memory of his brother Bharthari. The most famed spot here is the Brahmakund, which is thronged by devotees from all over the country. Another major attraction of Har Ki Pauri is the evening Aarti that is organized each evening with great zeal. It is in fact one of those events in Haridwar that one should not miss out on. After the Aarti, devotees float Diyas in the River Ganga, which looks stunning in the evening light.

 

Today after breakfast check out from Hotel & drive towards the Blissful & beautiful hill town of Joshimath. On this journey to Joshimath halt En- route holy sites of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag & the confluences of the Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Mandakini & Pindar River. Then continue your journey to Joshimath. On arrival check into the hotel & relax.  

 Overnight at Joshimath hotel with dinner 

Meal: May Lunch in Kailash Residency Restaurant (TA rank 5.0/5) - in Guptakashi serves only pure veg. all types of vegetarian cuisines & multi-cuisine dishes

 

Today after post breakfast we proceed to Govidghat, which is equally popular amid adventure enthusiasts and pilgrims. Govindghat is also known to be the starting point of trek to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek. From here, start your trek to the beautiful Ghangaria village. It is placed on the confluence of River Pushpawati and River Hemganga and is also the last human habitation center during the trek. The village lies in the Bhyundar valley. On arrive in Ghangaria, check -in to the hotel & relax.  The evening is free for your leisure.

Overnight at Ghangaria hotel with dinner 

Meal: May Lunch in Roxy Restaurant (Zomato rank 4.4/5) - in Guptakashi serves Indian, veg. food & Chinese cuisine

Today after light post breakfast, trek to Hemkund Sahib Starts. Hemkund Sahib is a highly revered pilgrimage center among Sikhs, associated with the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It is believed that he meditated here for several years.

On your way to Gurudwara, you come across attractive views of magnificent Himalayas, cascading waterfalls and lush forests. Referred as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Hemkund Sahib is the highest gurudwara of Sikh community that is settled at an altitude up to 4329 meters above the sea level. It is a star shaped gurudwara made up of white marble. Offer sincere prayers at the gurudwara and get the blessings of almighty. Thereafter, return to Ghangaria.

Overnight stay in Ghangaria with dinner

Meal: May Lunch in Road House Bistro Restaurant (TA rank 4.5/5) - in Hemkund Sahib serves Indian, Mexican, American, European, Asian Cuisines.

After breakfast 4 km trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 mt) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like brahma kamal, fane Kamal with range of small multicolored flowers makes it a delight for travelers. The snow clad peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The valley is 10 km. long, 2 km. wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying exploring the beauty of valley come back to Ghangaria

Overnight stay in Ghangaria with dinner 

In the morning after having light breakfast we start on the 13 km trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat. Treat your eyes to the wonderful views. As you reach Govindghat, drive to Rudraprayag. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. The remaining day is at leisure. Take rest or explore the place on your own.

Overnight stay in Rudraprayag with dinner

 

Govindghat: It is beautifully situated at the convergence of the Rivers Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is located at a distance of just 22 Km. from Joshimath on National Highway 58. Govindghat is a big hit among tourists seeking tranquility and natural beauty. This district is also has immense religious and cultural importance.

 

Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). This is enveloped with a beautiful blanket of nature beauty and a large number of religious places. Rudraprayag is full of the mesmerizing sceneries and religious heritage.

 

After breakfast drive towards Rishikesh which is called 'Yoga Capital of India'. This is a beautiful pristine town on the banks of River Ganga. It is dotted with innumerable temples and ashrams. Enjoy sightseeing and temple tour of Rishikesh. Some of the popular attractions in Rishikesh include Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Vashishta Gufa and Swarg Ashram. Later in the evening get transferred to Haridwar which is only 20.0 km. / 1 hour away from Rishikesh. On arrival, check in to the hotel & relax.

Overnight stay in Haridwar hotel with dinner

 

Triveni Ghat: Triveni ghat is among the most sacred ghats in Rishikesh with a congruence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. A visit to this place will give you an insight to the spiritual beauty of Rishikesh.

 

Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula: The 450 feet long iron suspended bridges, Laxman and Ram Jhula – are the glory of this beautiful tourist hub. The bridges are 4 km from the Rishikesh railway station. It offering scenic beauty, these architectural marvels is important pilgrimage spots and is definitely top places to visit in Rishikesh. One can also visit famous Trayambakeshwar temple, Ram temple, and Laxman temple, situated in the vicinity.

 

Nilkanth Mahadev Temple : Nilkanth mahadev temple is one of the temples and is very popular in north India which is positioned at height of around 5500 ft.

 

Vashishta Gufa: An ancient cave, away from the city lights, it is an ideal weekend destination and is one of the major places to see in Rishikesh. A blend of serenity and calm surrounding, this destination attracts thousands of tourists, looking for blissful time.

 

Today after breakfast we have half day to visit in local sightseeing and temples tour of Haridwar. It includes Pavan Dham, Vishnu Ghat, Bharat Mata Mandir, Parad Shivling. Later in the day, drive to Delhi. Get to the railway station or the airport for onward journey.

 

Pavan Dham: One of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Haridwar which is famous for its unique temple architecture and craftsmanship. The temple was built in 1970 by Swami Vedantan and ji Maharaj and the temple is also famous for the elaborately adorned idols. The unique and well crafted mirror and glass work is a marvel to behold.

 

Parad Shivling: This Mercury Shivling is located in Harihar Ashram in Kankhal. The waigth of shivling is about 150 kg. There is also "Rudraksha tree" nearby.

 

Bharat Mata Mandir: This temple belongs to Mother India. It was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi on 15 May 1983 near river Ganges. The temple has eight stories (180 feet/55 m). Every floor depicts a period in the Indian history, from the time of Ramayan until India's freedom.

 

Vishnu Ghat: One of the sacred and the most visited Ghats in Haridwar; Vishnu Ghat is named after the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. It is considered a sacred place as Lord Vishnu took bath at this spot and the water is said to relive all sins.

 



Haridwar Famouse attractions

Vaishno Devi Temple

The temple is marked by tunnels and caves that lead to the inner sanctum containing the shrine of Goddess Vaishno Devi and it is a replica of the Vaishno Devi temple in Kashmir.

 

Mansa Devi Temple

 It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Haridwar and can be reached by a cable car and it is presiding over the Bilwa Parvat is the temple of Mansa Devi. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa which is the goddess who fulfills wishes and has two prime idols of the Goddess in the main temple; one with three mouths and five arms, while the other one has eight arms. Another reason for the temple being famous is the spectacular view from the cable car

 

Daksha Mahadev Temple

Daksha Mahadev Temple was built by Queen Dhankaur in 1810 and rebuilt in 1962. The temple’s location is one of the three disputed sites in India claiming to be the place where Goddess Sati’s father Daksha Prajapati conducted a yagna, leading to a chain of events. this place is a must visit for all devotees coming to Haridwar reason Maha Shivratri here is filled with festivity and devotion with thousands of devotees coming here during this time.

 

Chandi Devi Temple

 Chandi Devi Temple is perched on Neel Parvat and Built by King Suchat Singh. To reach the temple one has to trek 3.0 kms from Chandi ghat or have to take the cable car. According to legends, it is the same place where Goddess Chandi killed Chanda-Munda, an army chief of the Demon Kings Sumbha and Nishumba. It is also believed that the main deity in the temple was established by the great saint Adi Shankarcharaya in the 8th century.

 

Maya devi temple

Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri in reverence to this deity. The temple is a Siddh Peetha which is the places of worship where desires get fulfilled. It is one of three such Peethas located in Haridwar, the other two being Chandi Devi Temple and Mansa Devi Temple.

 

Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary

 This Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across 249 sq km east of Ganges.  This wildlife sanctuary is home to small cats, tigers, elephants and bears apart from various birds.

 

Gau Ghat

Located across Subhash Ghat, is among the sacred sites of Haridwar. This ghat got its name from those who come here to pardon the sin of slaughtering cows. In addition, the ghat is also visited by those who want to offer solace to their near and dear ones. Gau Ghat is the same ghat where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were immersed

 

Haridwar special food

Thickened Badam Milk

 Boiled in a large open pan, the milk is continuously warmed with all the dry fruits and is served in an earthen pot (kulad) that gives another dimension to the taste of that milk. The milk once put in the pot is garnished with the milk cream (malai) the milk is boiled to such an extent that it turns pink in color and is served with malai which adds n number of stars to the richness of the flavor of this drink. Enjoy a kulad (an earthen pot) of hot milk warmed with almonds, raisins, pistas, kesar and cardamom seeds for the refreshing. 

 

Aloo Pooris

This is one of the most famous street foods of Haridwar that should be tried first and foremost on your trip to the city. Mohanji Poori Wale and Hoshiyarpuri ranks on top positions for grabbing the crispy hot puris and savoury sabzi.

 

Chhole Bhature

To taste the delicious and spicy Chhole Bhature, visit Bhagwati's Chhole Bhature, which is ten minutes walking distance from Laltarao Bridge towards Har-Ki-Pauri. This restaurant caters in Chhole Bhature with Soup Bowl, Rice Chhole, Kheer, Lassi etc. Also do not leave without gulping down the special tari (the gravy that floats atop the Chhole) at the end of your meal.

 

Fresh Fruit Chaat

Those who are calorie conscious and survive on fruits rather than on spicy food, for them there is an option of indulging in Fruit Chaat. To grab the best fresh Fruit Chaat in Haridwar, visit Dibiya Fresh Fruit Chaat near Opp. Shivalik Hotel, Near Laltaro Bridge after 5 PM daily.

 

Lassi

 This healthy and refreshing drink is made by blending yogurt with water, salt or sugar, and spices until frothy. Served at various street shops and Halwai joints, it is usually served in tall steel tumblers topped typically with oodles of thick and fresh Malai (cream).

 

Kulfi

 It is the most popular frozen milk based dessert in India, made by thickening the milk so that it’s denser and creamier and then freezing it. Traditionally, Kulfi is served with Falooda (noodles/vermicelli), but you can also try Matka Kulfi or Kulfi on a stick like an ice cream bar. As the cold and creamy Kulfi explodes in your mouth releasing wondrous sweetness are available in various flavours (Malai, Kesar, Pista, Rose, Elaichi and Mango) and the other kinds, its silky texture leaves a rich aftertaste lingering behind.

 

Nearest hill station from Haridwar

Dehaadun: approx 53.km. from Haridwar

Attractions: Robbers cave, Rajaji national park, Malsi deer park, Tapkeshwar temple

Activities: trekking wild tour, ice skating, sightseeing tour

 

Mussoorie: approx 85.0 km. from Haridwar

Attractions: Gun hills, Kempty fall, Mall road, Camels back road

Activities: trekking, boating, paragliding, hiking, sightseeing tours

 

Kanatal: approx 99.0 km. from Haridwar

Attraction: Tehri dham, Dhanoulti , Shivpuri

Activities: camping, trekking, trail walking, sightseeing tours

 

Auli: approx 214.0 km. from Haridwar

Attraction: Joshimath, Vishnu prayag, Badrinath

Activities: Skiing, cable car, trekking, sightseeing tours

 

Nainital: approx 240.0 km. from Haridwar

Attraction: Naini lake, Sat tal , Bhim tal

Activities:  Boating, trekking, rock climbing, wild life tour, sightseeing tours

 

What to do in Haridwar

Visiting Ashrams: Haridwar is a peaceful abode for meditation, head to one of the many ashrams in the city. Shanti Kunj Ashram is set in a beautiful garden and provides lodging, meals and spiritual activities. Patanjali Yogpeeth is another popular ashram, especially for practicing yoga.

 

Adventure activity Tours: Apart from spirituality, Haridwar is also famous for other activities such as trekking, bird-watching and rafting. Visit Rajaji National Park has a large population of wild elephants and tigers.

 

Shopping in Haridwar: Haridwar is best place to buy things which are related to spirituality specially Hinduism. There are several shops where they sale different stones, rudraksh, idols and many other things.

 

Eating out Food Trail: Street food of Haridwar is renowned, especially the aloo puri at Mohanji Puriwale and the kachoris at Kashyap Kachoriwala. Try the sweets at Mathura Walon Ki Prachin Dukaan and forget to have badam milk and lassi.

 

Sacred Ganga snan:  The place is teeming with people wanting to take a dip in the holy waters at Har ki Pauri Ghat. Every evening at sundown, the ghat is a sensory spectacle when the Ganga aarti is performed, with bells ringing and flaming torches everywhere.

 

Temple Hopping & wishing: Haridwar has several temples dedicated to various Hindu gods and goddesses. The hilltop temple of Mansa Devi is very popular as she is considered to be the wish-fulfilling goddess. You can either walk up the hill or take the cable car. The Maya Devi temple on the riverbank and the Chandi Devi temple on Neel Parvat are some of the other important temples.

 

Yoga in Haridwar: Yoga is now popular activity all over the world Yoga can also improve your immunity, relations, energy level and health of your body and mind. Yoga can give you perfect synchronization of mind, breath and body and for long stay you can learn yoga in deep.  In Haridwar there are so many ashrams where you can learn and practice yoga. For short stay in Haridwar you can take short classes in morning and evening from good yoga instructors.

 

Haridwar kumbh mela

Haridwar Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest events for the Indian Hindu community. Kumbh Mela is the most sacred of all the pilgrimages. 1000s of holy men and women attend, and the auspiciousness of the fair is in part attributable to this.

When the sun is in Aries (Mesha Rashi) it is celebrated at Haridwar. 4 places that are at present well-known as Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik organizes maha kumbh mela every twelve years.

The normal Kumbh Mela is held every 3 years, the Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is held every 6 years at Haridwar and Allahabad (Prayag) while the Purna (complete) Kumbh mela takes place every 12 years, at 4 places Prayag (Allahabad), Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nashik, based on planetary positions.

The Maha Kumbh Mela is celebrated at Prayag after 144 years (after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas').Depending on what movements and position of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter hold in that era in different zodiac signs, the place for Kumbh Mela is decided.

 

Places to visit near Haridwar

Place - Dehradun Uttaranchal (Hill Station) Distance - Approx 52 km 50 min          

Famous for: Trekking, Rivers, Gardens, Temples, Monastery, Honeymoon

 

Place – Mussoorie Uttaranchal (Hill Station) Distance - Approx 83.0 km 1h 20m          

Famous for:  Trekking, fall, Wildlife, Churches, Temples, Honeymoon

 

Place - Corbett National Park Uttaranchal (Wildlife) Distance: Approx 162 km. 4h     

Famous for: Wildlife, Fishing, Rafting, Rivers, Falls

 

Place - Nainital Uttaranchal (Hill Station) Distance: 221 km 3h, 50m           

Famous for: Trekking, Lakes, Gardens, Temples, Museums, Honeymoon

 

Place - Ranikhet Uttaranchal (Hill Station) Distance: 261 km 4h, 40m           

Famous for: Hill Stations, Fishing, Golf, Dams, Temples, and Museums

 

Place - Shimla Himachal Pradesh (Hill Station) Distance: 281 km 4h, 40m           

Famous for: Trekking, Temples, Churches, Monastery, Ice Skating, Skiing, Honeymoon

 

Place - Kufri Himachal Pradesh (Distance: 295 km 5h)     

Famous for: Hill Station, Skiing

 

Weather of Hemkund sahib ji

Hemkund Sahib has a cool climate in most part of the year and the best time to visit is from June to September last.

Summers (June to October starting):

Summers have a pleasant cool weather in Hemkund Sahib with maximum temperature reaches to nearly 25°C. It is a good season for viewing the panoramic beauty.

 

Winters (November to May):

Winters are snow covered and difficult to visit the outdoor attractions. Minimum temperature can go well down with average minimum about -4 °C. June to October is pleasant and ideal for the pilgrimage. December to May is snow bound and road blocks prevent the tourist from visiting the outdoors.

 

Monsoon (June to September):

Temperature in Hemkund Sahib starts to rise to a little comfortable level but the climate remains cold throughout the month. Days are mostly accompanied by sunshine which makes is suitable for pilgrim visits and other tourist activities.

Weather in Hemkund Sahib in July offers moderately cold weather and temperatures reaches to a comfort level. Days are pleasant with beautiful sunshine and this period is ideal for pilgrimage visits and other tourist activities. However, this month is also accompanied by some rainfall.

Hemkund has moderately cold but pleasant weather in this month. Most of the days are accompanied by sunshine with lots of clear skies. Temperatures are comfortable and it is one of the best months to visit the place. Natural beauty can be enjoyed at its best during this period.

 

How to reach Hemkund sahib ji

By Air: Helicopter service between Govindghat and Ghangaria available it takes about 5 minutes to reach. The take-off point for Hemkund Sahib is the town of Govindghat, about 275 kilometers from Rishikesh. The 13 kilometer trek is along the well -maintained path to the village of Ghangaria (also called Govinddham).This path can be covered either by walk or a pony ride. A 1,100 meter (3600 ft.) climb on a 6 km hard surface of stone path leads to Hemkund.

By Train: Take the train for Haridwar and then travel by bus to Govindghat via Rishikesh. From here, one starts a trek along Ghangaria village. This 13 km path can either be covered through walking or through a pony ride. Thereafter, another 6 km stoned path (3600 feet) makes Hemkund accessible. Recently, helicopter service between Govindghat and Ghangaria has also been started that takes about 5 minutes.

By railway: Hemkund Sahib does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Rishikesh, at a distance of 139 kms from Hemkund Sahib.

 

Tourists can drive from Delhi to Govindghat, a distance of about 500 kilometer, taking around 18 hours to cover. Then, a well-kept path to the village of Ghangaria needs to be covered, either by a pony ride or through walking (13 km). Cross another 6 km of stoned pathway to arrive at the Hemkund Gurudwara from here.

 

Thing to do near Hemkund sahib ji & Valley of flower

Temple visiting

 There are many temples in and around the valley of flowers such as Badrinath temple, Hemkund Sahib, Ardhnareshwar Temple, Rishikesh and Haridwar which is firmly known as the land of god. Rudranath Temple, Koteshwar Temple, Augustmuni near Joshimath are must visit temples.

 

Trekking

There are many famous trekking trails are found in and around valley of flower like Dhanoulti trekking trail, Auli trekking, Binsar, Rishikesh, and of course valley of flower. The hilly terrain of Uttarakhand provides plenty of opportunities for mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. The easternmost hill district Pithoragarh, bordering Nepal and Tibet, often dubbed as ‘Miniature Kashmir’ is abundant in natural beauty, making it the perfect.             

 

Village tour

There are many nearby local villages of valley of flower that must visit here to excursion. Village tours like Ghangaria village, Tehri village, Niti vaillage, Dunagiri, Thaing Village are the enjoyable.

 

Camping

One can camp in valley of flowers and nearby places like Rishikesh near holy river Ganga, Dhanoulti camping near Auli, camping in Auli, and in Valley of flower. Camping near Valley of flower is possibly the finest way to enjoy the serenity of nature with the company of your friends and family. It is the best mode to spend time in the lap of nature and forget the mundane affairs of an otherwise hectic life. One can camp in Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Auli, and valley of flower.

 

Photography

Valley of flower is located in the hills of Himalayas and cover with the lots of beauty with various flora fauna and snow hills. So, for the collection of nature’s photography Valley of flower is the best location with lots of enjoyable memories.    

 

Adventure activities near Hemkund Sahib ji & Valley of flower

Rafting

Rafting in Alakhnanda River is the most popular adventure sport in Uttarakhand. Swift-moving rivers offer a thrilling experience for white water rafters. These rivers flow through deep forests, rocky terrains, mountains and sometimes even along snowy slopes.

 

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is all about speed, control and thrill and is one of the latest ways of exploring and discovering new vistas of the Himalayan landscape. Mountain biking are held in Auli, Rishikesh, Mussoorie.

 

Skiing

Auli is the Ski capital of India located at 2,500 to 3,050 meters, in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, the Auli Ski Resort is close to the famous religious shrine of Badrinath. Auli is a favorite skiing destination for many not just because of its beautiful glittering slopes but for the nice, clean environment as well. Located around 250 km. away from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Auli is offering exciting skiing opportunities to both beginners as well as professional skiers.

 

Paragliding

Near Valley of flower Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport, which is recently getting much popular. A foot-launched aircraft, a paraglide falls in the category of un-powered fixed-wing aircraft. Paragliding are held in Auli, Rishikesh, Mussoorie.   

 

Present Gurudwara at Hemkund Sahib

Design and construction of the present gurudwara was started in the mid-1960s, after Major General Harkirat Singh, Engineer-in-Chief, Indian Army visited the gurudwara. Major General Harkirat Singh selected Architect Siali to head the design and construction effort. Thereafter, Architect Siali luddu made annual trips to Hemkunt Sahib and organized and supervised the very complex construction process.

From year 2011, there has been a live telecast of kirtan from the gurudwara sahib on MH1 Channel every morning from 10 AM to 1 PM. At all major prayags there are Hindu temples precisely in the V of the confluence, and it is generally possible to walk down to these temples and watch the water up close.

 

Season of valley of flowers

May: The Valley of flowers becomes accessible in the last week of May when snow starts melting. In the month of May you will see a lot of snow but very less number of flowers. Advantage in visiting in May is that there will be no to less rain as the rainy season starts in the last week of June.

June: This month is flooded by a lot of pilgrims for Shri Hemkund Shahib, resulting in high cost of Food, Stay and transport facility. Also the availability of rooms gets affected. But, still certain specific flowers can be seen in this month. Also you can enjoy watching huge and beautiful glaciers, waterfalls in the valley of flowers. The biggest benefit in visiting in this month is that there will be very less to no rain. (Rain triggers landslide in this area and your plan may be affected). Rainy season starts only in June end or in first week of July.

July and August: As snow starts melting in May and new plants starts germinating and grow up till now. You will see a lot of flowers blooming till mid July. There are almost 650 verities of flowers in total that can be seen in Valley of Flowers. The Best time to see maximum number of flowers is mid July to Mid August.

September: The September is the autumn season of Valley of Flowers. This is the last month for visiting valley of flower. The plants start drying up and put their seeds on the earth for the next season. Slowly at the end of the month and in the Next Month snow starts falling and the valley becomes inaccessible. The Last official trip to Valley of Flowers is generally taken in the last week of September.

 

Opening Time of Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers National park remains open for visitors from 1st June to 31st October.

Opening Time of Valley of Flowers is 8 AM–5 PM Friday hours

 

How to reach valley of Flowers

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Valley of Flowers but the roads are only connected up to Govind Ghat from where you have to commence trek of 16kms to reach Valley of Flowers. Govindghat is situated at a distance of 292 km. from Jolly Grant Airport. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Govindghat.

 

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Valley of flowers is Rishikesh but the roads are only connected upto Govind Ghat from where you have to commence trek of 16 km. to reach Valley of Flowers. Rishikesh railway station is situated 273 km. before Govindghat on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent. Govindghat is well connected by motorable roads with Rishikesh. Taxis and buses are available from Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Joshimath and many other destinations to Govindghat.

 

By Road: Valley of Flowers is connected up to Govind Ghat with motoralble roads and from here you have to commence trek of 16kms to reach Valley of Flowers. Buses to Haridwar, Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Buses and Taxis to Govindghat are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Ukhimath, Srinagar, Chamoli etc. Govindghat is situated on National Highway 58 making it easy to reach.

 

Local Food and Cuisine of Valley of Flowers

Alu ke Gutke: Alu ke gutke is a typical Kumaon snacks and is enjoyed by all. The most exciting thing of this dish is the way of serving. Red fried chilies, coriander leaves and some time with tomatoes garnish it also. It is very spicy.

Mandua ki Roti: It is a Chappati made of Mandua Flour, which is a local cereal and very high in fiber which makes it very nutritious.

Singori: Singori is another testy sweet which is a specialty of Kumaon and is prepared from Khoya (Condensed Milk) and coconut. A special feature of this sweet is that is requires a leaf named ‘Molu” which is found in the hills of Uttrakhand.

Singal: It is a high calorie sweet. It’s specially is that it is only prepared during festivals. It is local sweet snack. Banana is also used in this dish.

Lesu: This is a local preparation, which is served in Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. This bread is eaten with a lot of Butter or Ghee. It can also be eaten with Curd and Mango Pickle or Mixed Pickle.

Kumaoni Raita: Raita in Kumaon is prepared in a very special way unlike Raita’ made in other parts. It is mainly served at lunchtime and highly enriched with cucumber, mustard seeds, green chilies, coriander etc.

 

Best Season for Visit Rishikesh

Best season for the vacations in the rishikesh is (December - May) winter and summer season. This is the best time for rafting in the white water of the Ganga River and enjoys the winter sports in Rishieksh.

 

Festivals in Rishikesh

The International Yoga Festival, Basant Panchami, Science Festival are some of the festivals which celebrates in Rishikesh. The International yoga festival is the main festival of Rishikesh because as a Rishikesh is a Yoga Center of the Indian state. Where, Basant Panchami is celebrates in the Mussoorie in respect to Goddess Saraswati Devi and for welcoming the summer season.

 

Rishikesh weather

Rishikesh has a pleasant weather for many months of the year. Thus Rishikesh is one such tourist spot that can be visited any time of the year. The weather of Rishikesh often becomes unpredictable.

Winter (October to February): Winter season can be cold in the town and the temperatures can be expected to around 8°C. The barometer rises up to a maximum of 20°C during the winter months. Wollen clothing is essential during this period.

Summer (March to June): The maximum temperature that you can expect during the summer is around Summer 20 °C to 35 °C.

Monsoon (July to September): Monsoon season is from July to September and during this time most activities are suspended due to heavy blast of rains. Rainfall is highest in the month of August. During the month of October and November the conditions are pleasant and temperate.

 

Rishikesh ashrams free stay

  • Parmarth Niketan

  • Swarg Ashram

  • Yoga Niketan Trust

  • Shivanand Ashram (Divine Life Society)

  • Omkarananda Patanjali Yog Kendra

 

Rishikesh sightseeing & Temples

Triambakeshwar Temple

Triambakeshwar Temple which is also called as Tera Manzil Temple is situated near Lakshman Jhula Bridge in Rishikesh. Tera Manzil Temple is devoted to idols of Hindu God and Goddess. Here visitors always capture a superb vision of the full area from the top of the temple.

 

Rishikund tank and Raghunath Temple Rishikesh

 The Rishikund tank and Raghunath temple near the tank also present quite beautiful scenic views. Lord Ram used the tank for bathing while he was in exile.

 

Geeta Bhawan Rishikesh

 It is the Temple in which the well-known Indian epic Mahabharata and Ramayana are explains on the walls. Here people assemble to read the Ramayana jointly.

 

Shatrughna Mandir

 Shatrughna Mandir is dedicated to Shatrughna of the epic Ramayana. This ancient shrine is said to be established by Adi Shankaracharya during his visit to Rishikesh. Shatrughna Temple is located near Ram Jhula.

 

 Kunjapuri Devi Temple

 Kunjapuri Devi Temple is a hill-top goddess temple in Rishikesh. This Devi Temple is one of the revered shrines in Rishikesh. This shrine is dedicated to Goddess Sati (Goddess Parvati).

 

Lakshman Temple

Lakshman Temple is situated on the banks of River Ganga near Lakshman Jhula. It is said that Lakshman Temple was established by Adi Shankaracharya. This temple is dedicated to Lakshmana (Rama's brother) of the epic Ramayana.

 

Neer Garh Waterfall

Two kilometers from the Laxman Jhula, a visit to this mesmerizing waterfall will leave you awestruck. It will hold you captive in its eternal beauty. Overall, the place is perfect for a much-needed timeout from the hustle of the hectic traveling. One of the best tourist places in Rishikesh, Neer Garh waterfall also attracts many wanderer photographers.

 

Things to do in Rishikesh

Flying fox zipline: Flying fox is an adventure sport where the participant gets to descend through a valley while he/ she are attached to a chord. The fun of trying this adventure sport gets to go on one kilometer stretch.

Adventure camp Rishikesh: Camping in Rishikesh is a very popular activity. Camping in Rishikesh on the Ganga beach offer an environment to wake up with the birds chirping and can swim in the fresh water of the river Ganges.

Shivpuri Rishikesh rafting: Shivpuri Rishikesh is famous for White Water Rafting. The place offers impressive experience of medium to very tough and rough adventures in the regions of River Ganges. Many adventurous tourists both from India and overseas visit this place to experience the real challenges of white water rafting.

Rishikesh trekking camps: Trekking camps in Rishikesh offers you an opportunity of coming closer to nature miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This activity can be relished by people of all age groups. This will add spice to your adventurous trekking experience.

 

Rishikesh Adventurous Activities

  • River Rafting, Body surfing /Swimming, Waterfall - Nature Trek, Kayaking Activities

  • ATV Ride, Water Rappelling, Air Flying Safari, Trekking

  • Camping, Beach Volleyball, Zip line activities, Burma Bridge Loop Bridge

  • Flying Fox, Cliff Jumping Activity

  • Flying Fox Activities, Swing Activities, Paintball Adventure Activities

  • Bungee Jumping, Rock Climbing

  •  Angling, Rock Climbing & Rappelling

  • Mountaineering, Spider Net

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  • Pickup and Drop facility from Delhi Airport/Railway Station

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  • 1 Nights stay in Joshimath with sightseeing

  • 3 Night stay in Ghangaria with sightseeing

  • 1 Night stay in Rudraprayag with sightseeing

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Recommended Hotels:

Haridwar Hotels

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3 Star - Hotel Drive Inn Haridwar- TA Rank 45 – Certificate of Excellence

5 Star - Aalia on the Ganges -TA Rank 4.0 – Certificate of Excellence

  

Joshimath Hotels

Hotel Mandakini   (4* Hotel)    -   TA rating 5.0/5  certified in Excellence

Address: National Highway 58, Badrinath Marg, Bhanadhar, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand 246171

 

The Tattva Resort   (3* Hotel)    -   TA rating 4.0/5   certified in Excellence

Address: National Highway 58, Joshimath, Uttarakhand 246171

 

Hotel Mount View   (2* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5   certified in Excellence

Address: Badrinath main road, near kotwali joshimath, Uppar Bazzar, Joshimath, chamoli, Uttarakhand, 246443

 

Rudraprayag Hotels

Samrat Resort    (2* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5    certified in Excellence

Address: Badrinath road, Naugaon, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, National Highway 58, Devimanda, Uttarakhand 246171

 

Hotel Mandakini    (4* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5    certified in Excellence

Address: Badrinath Marg,  Bhanadhar Rudraprayag Distt,  Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand

 

Hotel Sachin International, RudraprayagHotel

Sachin International (3* Hotel)    -   TA rating 3.5/5    certified in Excellence

Address: On Badrinath Highway, Uttarakhand, Rudra Pryag

 

Ghangariya Hotels

Sarovar Portico Badrinath (3* Hotel)    -   TA rating 4.0/5   certified in Excellence

Address: Plot No. 834, Chamoli District, Badrinath, Uttarakhand 246422

 

Narayan Palace Hotel (2* Hotel)    -   TA rating 4.0/5    certified in Excellence

Address: Near Bus Stand, Badrinath Dham, NH-58, Badrinath, Uttarakhand 246422

Valley of Flowers Trek with Hemkund Sahib Tour - Itinerary

Upon arrival in Delhi pick up from Airport and proceed towards Haridwar travel by surface. On arrival check into your pre- booked hotel & relax. Rest of the day you are free at your leisure and may visit for shopping at nearest market, stroll for nearby places and eating out as your interest. Later in the evening attend Ganga aarti at Har ki pauri ghat then take evening walk at surrounding & free for individual activities. Later come back to your accommodation & relax.

Overnight at Haridwar hotel with dinner  

Meal: May Lunch in Vijay Hotel & Restaurant (TA rank 4.0/5) - four star property in Muzzaffarnagar serves only pure veg. all types of vegetarian cuisines

 

Har Ki Pauri

This is one of the most popular places in Haridwar, which was built by King Vikramaditya. It is believed that Vikramaditya ordered for this ghat to be constructed in the memory of his brother Bharthari. The most famed spot here is the Brahmakund, which is thronged by devotees from all over the country. Another major attraction of Har Ki Pauri is the evening Aarti that is organized each evening with great zeal. It is in fact one of those events in Haridwar that one should not miss out on. After the Aarti, devotees float Diyas in the River Ganga, which looks stunning in the evening light.

 

Today after breakfast check out from Hotel & drive towards the Blissful & beautiful hill town of Joshimath. On this journey to Joshimath halt En- route holy sites of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag & the confluences of the Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Mandakini & Pindar River. Then continue your journey to Joshimath. On arrival check into the hotel & relax.  

 Overnight at Joshimath hotel with dinner 

Meal: May Lunch in Kailash Residency Restaurant (TA rank 5.0/5) - in Guptakashi serves only pure veg. all types of vegetarian cuisines & multi-cuisine dishes

 

Today after post breakfast we proceed to Govidghat, which is equally popular amid adventure enthusiasts and pilgrims. Govindghat is also known to be the starting point of trek to Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib Trek. From here, start your trek to the beautiful Ghangaria village. It is placed on the confluence of River Pushpawati and River Hemganga and is also the last human habitation center during the trek. The village lies in the Bhyundar valley. On arrive in Ghangaria, check -in to the hotel & relax.  The evening is free for your leisure.

Overnight at Ghangaria hotel with dinner 

Meal: May Lunch in Roxy Restaurant (Zomato rank 4.4/5) - in Guptakashi serves Indian, veg. food & Chinese cuisine

Today after light post breakfast, trek to Hemkund Sahib Starts. Hemkund Sahib is a highly revered pilgrimage center among Sikhs, associated with the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It is believed that he meditated here for several years.

On your way to Gurudwara, you come across attractive views of magnificent Himalayas, cascading waterfalls and lush forests. Referred as Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib, Hemkund Sahib is the highest gurudwara of Sikh community that is settled at an altitude up to 4329 meters above the sea level. It is a star shaped gurudwara made up of white marble. Offer sincere prayers at the gurudwara and get the blessings of almighty. Thereafter, return to Ghangaria.

Overnight stay in Ghangaria with dinner

Meal: May Lunch in Road House Bistro Restaurant (TA rank 4.5/5) - in Hemkund Sahib serves Indian, Mexican, American, European, Asian Cuisines.

After breakfast 4 km trek to Valley Of Flowers (3858 mt) from Ghangaria. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of rare wildflowers like brahma kamal, fane Kamal with range of small multicolored flowers makes it a delight for travelers. The snow clad peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The valley is 10 km. long, 2 km. wide, and is divided by the Pushpawati stream, into which several tiny streams and waterfalls merge. After enjoying exploring the beauty of valley come back to Ghangaria

Overnight stay in Ghangaria with dinner 

In the morning after having light breakfast we start on the 13 km trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat. Treat your eyes to the wonderful views. As you reach Govindghat, drive to Rudraprayag. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. The remaining day is at leisure. Take rest or explore the place on your own.

Overnight stay in Rudraprayag with dinner

 

Govindghat: It is beautifully situated at the convergence of the Rivers Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is located at a distance of just 22 Km. from Joshimath on National Highway 58. Govindghat is a big hit among tourists seeking tranquility and natural beauty. This district is also has immense religious and cultural importance.

 

Rudraprayag: Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). This is enveloped with a beautiful blanket of nature beauty and a large number of religious places. Rudraprayag is full of the mesmerizing sceneries and religious heritage.

 

After breakfast drive towards Rishikesh which is called 'Yoga Capital of India'. This is a beautiful pristine town on the banks of River Ganga. It is dotted with innumerable temples and ashrams. Enjoy sightseeing and temple tour of Rishikesh. Some of the popular attractions in Rishikesh include Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat, Vashishta Gufa and Swarg Ashram. Later in the evening get transferred to Haridwar which is only 20.0 km. / 1 hour away from Rishikesh. On arrival, check in to the hotel & relax.

Overnight stay in Haridwar hotel with dinner

 

Triveni Ghat: Triveni ghat is among the most sacred ghats in Rishikesh with a congruence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. A visit to this place will give you an insight to the spiritual beauty of Rishikesh.

 

Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula: The 450 feet long iron suspended bridges, Laxman and Ram Jhula – are the glory of this beautiful tourist hub. The bridges are 4 km from the Rishikesh railway station. It offering scenic beauty, these architectural marvels is important pilgrimage spots and is definitely top places to visit in Rishikesh. One can also visit famous Trayambakeshwar temple, Ram temple, and Laxman temple, situated in the vicinity.

 

Nilkanth Mahadev Temple : Nilkanth mahadev temple is one of the temples and is very popular in north India which is positioned at height of around 5500 ft.

 

Vashishta Gufa: An ancient cave, away from the city lights, it is an ideal weekend destination and is one of the major places to see in Rishikesh. A blend of serenity and calm surrounding, this destination attracts thousands of tourists, looking for blissful time.

 

Today after breakfast we have half day to visit in local sightseeing and temples tour of Haridwar. It includes Pavan Dham, Vishnu Ghat, Bharat Mata Mandir, Parad Shivling. Later in the day, drive to Delhi. Get to the railway station or the airport for onward journey.

 

Pavan Dham: One of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Haridwar which is famous for its unique temple architecture and craftsmanship. The temple was built in 1970 by Swami Vedantan and ji Maharaj and the temple is also famous for the elaborately adorned idols. The unique and well crafted mirror and glass work is a marvel to behold.

 

Parad Shivling: This Mercury Shivling is located in Harihar Ashram in Kankhal. The waigth of shivling is about 150 kg. There is also "Rudraksha tree" nearby.

 

Bharat Mata Mandir: This temple belongs to Mother India. It was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi on 15 May 1983 near river Ganges. The temple has eight stories (180 feet/55 m). Every floor depicts a period in the Indian history, from the time of Ramayan until India's freedom.

 

Vishnu Ghat: One of the sacred and the most visited Ghats in Haridwar; Vishnu Ghat is named after the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu. It is considered a sacred place as Lord Vishnu took bath at this spot and the water is said to relive all sins.

 

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