Known for its knolls of endemic snow capped blooms, Valley of Flowers is situated in the ‘Land of Gods’, Uttarakhand in Chamoli District of the Garhwal locale. Be it nature sweethearts, mountain climbers or botanists, a stroll to this striking UNESCO World Heritage Site is a well-suited decision to appreciate the eponymous Himalayan valley, which is packed with rich biodiversity and amazing environment. While trekking to this great magnificence, you will go through a unique trail, disconnected villages, relinquished regions and various types of widely varied vegetation, which is an encounter of a lifetime. Roosted at a height of 4,389 m, the valley is home to jeopardized creatures, including the dark colored bear, blue sheep, Asiatic wild bear and snow leopards.
Experience the trek to Ghangharia:-
The adventure began with a trail from Haridwar to Govindghat. We came to Govindghat through Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, and Karanprayag. Be that as it may, one can likewise arrive at the spot through the winter home Lord Badrinath and Joshimath. En route, don’t pass up on a chance to observe the sacred conjunction of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Rivers that together structure the River Ganges. Despite the fact that it’s a long adventure, the way is interesting when one notification the staggering intermingling of these two streams. All things considered, you may get worn out, along these lines, it is encouraged to take a brief break and unwind in a dazzling apple plantation in transit.
After some rest, it was the ideal opportunity for us to move from the base camp Govindghat to Ghangaria following day. The second day of Valley Of Flowers trek started with a 14 km progressive rising from Govindghat to Ghangaria. The excellence of various cascades and rich greenery spellbound us. What’s more, the locals disclosed to us that the world’s most noteworthy Gurudwara and the most venerated of every single Sikh Shrine, Shri ‘Hemkund Sahib’, is arranged close by, at an elevation of 4,329 meters and 06 Kms from Ghangharia by means of trek. Ghangaria is a base camp for the Valley Of Flowers trek, and individuals can profit various administrations that incorporate procuring a donkey or utilizing a helicopter (Only for 14 Kms Govindghat to Ghangharia. Ponies and Helicopters won’t Valley of Flowers). We had booked rooms at Nand Lokpal, which is considered as the best spot to remain in Ghangaria.
Trek to Valley of Flowers :-
Following day in the wake of having some heavenly Aloo Paranthas, we began a trek through Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers 03 kms. The most troublesome thing during the trek was to confront substantial breezes, however it was gladdening to see that trekkers were helping each other to push forward easily. As we scaled a tallness of 3,858 m to land at the Valley of Flowers, we saw a huge number of blossoms in full sprout. Our eyes were coated by a phenomenal and excellent sight. At the beginning stage of this national park, I ran over the Balsam blossoms that donned splendid light pink, blue and orange hues, trailed by Himalayan Slender Tape Vine, Meadow Rue, Dwarf Globe Flower, and Marsh Marigold. The greatness of ‘Brahma Kamal’ (Saussurea obvallata) too was clear among the group of white and dark Daisy blossoms. It took around four hours to appreciate the uncommon and colorful excellence of the blossoms spread like a sweeping sheet, extended over a span of 87.50 km. A special mix of snow-topped mountains, green knolls, and white mists made our trek an illusory experience.
History Of Valley of Flowers :-
As we had enlisted a manual for think better about the spot, he revealed to us that the credit to find the valley goes to two British individuals for example mountain climber Frank Smith and botanist Joan Margaret Legge, who investigated the valley together during the 1930s. Be that as it may, botanist Prakash Chandra Kala from the Wildlife Institute of India went through 10 years in the valley. During that period, he arranged two books known for having a stock of the considerable number of blooms that bloom here, with their normal and logical names.
Best time to visit Valley of Flowers :-
The Best Time to Visit the valley is from July to September, as blossoms are in full sprout around then. In any case, remember to convey your downpour gear, since it is the storm season all things considered, and it continues pouring here. Critically, shoes assume a significant job during a trek, so one ought to maintain a strategic distance from wet shoes and decide on shoes with water opposition.