Valley of Flowers National Park has become an attraction point for the tourist now. The mesmerizing nature views, the alpine pasture of flowers and variety of flora attract people from different part of India. Believe me or not the valley is absolutely incredible. But the 14 Km trek is only a hurdle to reach there.
Valley of Flowers Trek Distance?
The total trek distance from Govindghat to Valley of Flowers Uttarakhand is ~14 Km. But now shared taxies are available to cover ~4 Km distance from Govind Ghat to Pulna Village. A steep trek starts from Pulna village to Ghangaria village, most of the people stay at Ghangaria for a night. The trek distance from Pulna to Ghangaria village is ~7km. The pilgrims of Hemkund also stay at Ghangaria Village. This village is not only a basecamp but also a village full of travellers and shops, hotels, restaurants.
- Govindghat to Pulna village(~4Km motorable road)
- Pulna Village to Ghangaria village(~7km steep but easy trek)
- Ponies options are also available at Pulna
- Chopper rides are also available to reach Ghangaria village directly
- Ghangaria village to the valley of flowers(~3km moderate trek)
For chopper details and other trek related details watch the video below:
Valley of flowers uttarakhand trek conditions?
The trek from Govidghat to Ghangaria village is common for VoF and Hemkund Saheb JI. And, have maintained properly. The trek is not only clean but also wide enough to go with a small group. You would get shops and rest points easily in the way. (Similar to Mata Vaisnodevi trek).
The real trek starts from Ghangaria village. Trek is narrow and stony, you will have to take extra care in case of rainy weather. The nature views become more scenic the closer you go to the valley of flowers. But this also increases the difficulty level of the trek.
We started our trek in the early morning from Pulna Village and it took us the whole day to reach Ghangaria Village. Though we had lunch and took breaks in between the trek. Also, we had already planned to take rest for a night at Ghangaria. So, our speed was slow but if you want you can reach early by ~4 hours but depends on your speed.
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