Valley of Flowers

The   world   famous Valley of Flowers is situated in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas. Spread over an area of 87.5 sq. kms., the valley is at an altitude of is 3250 m to 6750 m above mean sea level. Many a legend are associated with this vibrant and eye catching Valley, and are often in the epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharat.
 
The Valley of Flowers National Park starts from Ghangharia but the main valley starts after crossing the gorge and the stream starting from Nar Parvat, At the entrance of the Valley stands the snow-clad peak of Ratban Parvat, towards the left is Nar Parvat, which separates the Badrinath valley from this valley, and to the right is dense Birch forest on the hillsides. 
 
Below the forest are meadows and the River Pushpavati flows through the valley and there are many waterfalls enhancing the beauty of the valley. The bloom starts immediately after the melting of snow 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 Braham Kamal, Anemone, Geranium, Marsh marigold, Prinula, Lilium, Potentilla, Ranunculus, Inula, Corydalis, Pedicularis, Arisaema, Ligularia, Morina, Impatiens, Saxifrages Bistorta, Anaphalis, Sibbaldia. The myriad shades of the valley have attracted lots of travellers through the years. 
 

 

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Weather Details  
 
The season for this trek is June to September. In the initial days of the season there will be snow on the higher reaches which generally melts by mid June. Post June 15 it could rain anytime and for any duration. In the higher mountains it normally drizzles and doesn’t pour the way it does in the plains. You will have a lot of mist. Day temperatures could fall down to 10 - 15 deg. There is possibility of sunny days also and in this case your day temperatures could go up to 20 - 23 deg. Evenings and nights are going to be moderately cold with temperatures around 6 – 14 degree. 
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.     
 
List Of Essentials 
 
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. 
  1. Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3 
  2. Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2 
  3. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood  
  4. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater  
  5. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)  
  6. Woollen cap 
  7. Woollen gloves 
  8. Woollen socks & regular socks (3 – 4 pairs) 
  9. Scarf/muffler (optional) 
  10. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended) 
  11. Light weight floaters/sandals/chappals 
  12. Raincoat / Poncho  
  13. Small light weight towel 
  14. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)  
  15. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face 
  16. Sun glasses  
  17. Walking stick / Trekking pole  
  18. Sunscreen Lotion 
  19. Lip Balm 
  20. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries) 
  21. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication 
  22. Personal toiletries 
  23. Book, if you like reading 
  24. Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it 
  25. Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries) 
  26. LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE 
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek. Also remember that the bag which will be carried by the porters can have a maximum wt. Of 15 kgs so pack sensibly 
 
Disclaimer While all care will be taken for the safety of the participants, ANALA OUTDOORS, or any individual connected to it would not be held responsible for any accident or any unforeseen incident. Participants will have to look after their luggage throughout the journey as well as during the camp/tour. Doctor’s certificate would be required if the participant is undergoing any medical treatment, is over-weight or above 60 years.
ANALA OUTDOORS PVT.LTD. Reserves  the unconditional right to refuse a booking/terminate a participant during the camp/eco-tour in event of unreasonable behaviour in such cases no refund will be given.
 

Dates:


B.No From To
1 11/08/17 FRI 20/08/17 SUN

Eligibility: Above 16 years.

Charges :

Non Ac Train Journey:

Rs. 23,500/- per person on three sharing basis 

Rs. 26,000/- per person on twin sharing basis

3 Ac Train Journey:

Rs. 25,500/- per person on three sharing basis 

Rs. 28,000/- per person on twin sharing basis

Dates: indicated are including of travelling.

Registration: Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs. 5000/- for Non Ac Journey and Rs. 7500/- for 3 Ac Train Journey  to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 15 days before the commencement of the journey. Reservation is done on first come first served basis.
 
Cheques or DD should be in favour of ANALA OUTDOORS PVT.LTD., payable at Ahmedabad only. 
Cancellation Charges*:
Minimum @ 10%
Between 30 & 15 days @ 25%
Between 14 & 8 days @ 50%
Last days No Refund
* Cancellation charges will be applicable on total programme cost..
Please note that the booking is not transferable. Please bring original receipt for claiming the refund.
 
VALLEY OF FLOWERS
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Day 01:     Depart from Ahmedabad in the evening by train for Delhi.

Day 02:     Arrive Delhi in the morning check in to Hotel for Fresh n up and depart for Dehradun/Haridwar by evening train.

Day 03:     Arrive Dehradun/Haridwar and Depart for Auli/Joshimath. Night stay at Auli/Joshimath.

Day 04:     After breakfast, drive to Govindghat and then trek to Ghangaria with Pack Lunch. Night Stay at Ghangaria.

Day 05:     After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers with Pack Lunch. We will spend 5-6 hrs exploring different corners & vantage points of the valley and towards late afternoon head back to Ghangaria.

Day 06:     After breakfast, full day trek to Hemkund Sahib with Pack Lunch. Back to Ghangaria by evening.   

Day 07:     After breakfast, trek to Govindghat with Pack Lunch and Drive to Auli via Badrinath. Night stay at  Auli/Joshimath.

Day 08:     Depart for Dehradun/Haridwar and depart for Delhi by evening train.

Day 09:     Arrive Delhi in the morning check in to Hotel for fresh n up and Depart for Ahmedabad by evening train.  
 
Day 10:     Arrive Ahmedabad in the morning.



Please note the following points:
•    The route may change on the last moment if the weather conditions are not favourable.
•    If the trip gets abandoned after departure due to unfavourable weather conditions, no refund will be given.
•    All treks are subject to weather condition.

Package Cost Includes:
● All meals during the tour (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). ●Transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary by Non-A/c Vehicle. ● Accommodation in Decent Hotels/Tents/Guest houses.

Package Cost Does Not Include:
● Any meals other than those mentioned above. ● Any Hotel tips, Room Service, Laundry, Mineral water, Telephone charges and all items of personal nature and meals and drinks not specified in the inclusions. ● Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions. ● Camera fees wherever applicable. ● Ropeway/Boating charges wherever applicable. ● In case if any sightseeing place is cancelled or rescheduled, due to any unforeseen reasons, no refund will be given for that.

Terms & Conditions for Tours:
● Jain food will be provided on demand as per availability ● According to the strength of the group proper vehicle would be arranged and that should be acceptable to all. ● Participants will have to walk to visit the places that are near to the hotel or where our vehicle cannot reach. ● Please do not bring valuables in the tour. It will be participants’ duty to take care of their own luggage. Company is not liable for any kind of theft, loss or damage to your luggage. ● At any point during the tour if any damage is done to the hotel property or bus or at any other point knowingly or unknowingly by any participant the responsible participant will have to bear the total damage charges and will have to settle it on the spot. ● The organisers or any individual connected with it will not be held responsible in case of any accident or any unforeseen calamity. ● Organisers will not be responsible towards any internal disputes arising with fellow participants.
 

 

Cost Includes 
 All road transfers from and back to Haridwar in good quality vehicles (Tempo traveller, Innova, Xylo & Scorpio incase of Fixed Departures.  
 Accommodation in deluxe rooms in The Himalayan Eco Lodge in Auli and in Superior tents with attached washrooms with W/C at       Ghangaria 
 All vegetarian meals beginning with dinner on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.  
 Professional guide (trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi or equivalent)  
 Services of a naturalist during the Valley experience 
 Park entry fee 
 Forest camping charges 
 All applicable Taxes 
 
Cost Does Not Includes 
 Travel between Ahmedabad and Haridwar. 
 Any meals/services not mentioned above 
 Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc. 
 Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc. 
 Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc. 
 Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc. 
 Insurance 
 
Disclaimer While all care will be taken for the safety of the participants, ANALA OUTDOORS, or any individual connected to it would not be held responsible for any accident or any unforeseen incident. Participants will have to look after their luggage throughout the journey as well as during the camp/tour. Doctor’s certificate would be required if the participant is undergoing any medical treatment, is over-weight or above 60 years.
ANALA OUTDOORS PVT.LTD. Reserves  the unconditional right to refuse a booking/terminate a participant during the camp/eco-tour in event of unreasonable behaviour in such cases no refund will be given.