Top things to do in Valley of Flowers

Take a look at things to do when you visit Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is located at a height of almost 3000 meters and the place is accessible to the general public from June to October every year. For the rest of the year, it’s covered in snow. The valley is expanded to 87 sq. km. It is part of Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers National Park. Here you can check things to do in the Valley of flowers.

Trekking

As the name suggests, Valley of Flowers boasts innumerable types of flowers that are treated for the eyes. The Valley is surrounded by mountains on all sides. The trekkers also witness the Valley of Flowers National Park which is famous for its endemic alpine flowers. This trek is best enjoyed in the monsoon season. This place is also believed to be the place from where Lord Hanuman brought the life-saving herb to save Lakshman.

Visit Hemkund Sahib

One can visit Sri Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara which literally means ‘lake of snow’. If one finds the terrain difficult, they can hire porters, and helicopters to reach here. The Hemkund lake is surrounded by many peaks whose reflection is seen in clear water. It is also believed that Guru Govind Singh used to visit this place for meditation. Hemkund Sahib is dedicated to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

Village Expedition

On the way to the Valley of Flowers, lies Ghangaria which is the last human habitation spot before one reaches the valley. Here, two rivers, Hemganga and Pushpawati river merge. This place is usually used as a base camp by travellers going to Hemkund Sahib and the Valley of Flowers. Ghangaria has a helipad too and one can hire a porter or a helicopter to avoid the difficult terrain. The place also has many hotels where all kinds of dishes are served. BSNL signal is somewhat available but not Jio or Airtel.

Nanda Devi National Park

The park is famous for many threatened species of flora and fauna such as Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, etc. River Rishi Ganga flows through this park and forms Rishi Ganga gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world. Other rivers such as Alaknanda, Dhauli Ganga, and Pushpawati also cross these areas. The best time to visit is from May to October.

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