Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour

Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour

Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour

Prices

From $1,980USD

$1,075USD off $3,038USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, camping

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Highlights

Explore India’s beautiful backyard on foot

Experience the magical, wild scenery and alpine fauna of the Valley of Flowers National Park in the Himalayas.

Embark on a 7-day trek through lush land, moraine, soothing streams, and soaring peaks, capping off each night by tenting in the wild.

Admire the architectural wonders, palaces, and temples dotting ancient Haridwar and the bustling Delhi.

Spend the last night of the trekking part of this tour in Malari Village, a cozy postcard-worthy town cradled by peaks.

Discover the mystical palette of colours, highlighted by the grey tones of jetting peaks and the lush green carpets covering slopes, on this 13-day trekking tour from Gamsali valley to the Valley of Flowers in India’s Western Himalayas.

Let the dramatic, tranquil scenery carry your mind away from the real world and immerse you in the bliss of the wild. Pass by varied terrain, ranging from ice and snow to bubbling streams and high pasture lands. At times the challenging conditions will require you to tap into your mountaineering knowledge. Enjoy catching a glimpse of India’s culture before and after your trek in Delhi and Haridwar!

Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Meet and greet a tour representative on arrival in Delhi before transferring to your hotel. When the clock hits noon, embark on a sightseeing tour around Old Delhi. Check out one of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid. You’ll stop at Red Fort and take a rickshaw to the mosque. En route, you’ll pass Chandni Chowk, a popular shopping spot for those living in Old Delhi. Next, you’ll visit the Raj Ghat. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and a relaxing night at your hotel in the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Delhi
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Travel to Joshimath

Wake up early and transfer to the New Delhi railway station for your train to Haridwar, where you’ll enjoy breakfast. Upon arrival, meet a tour representative and begin your drive to Joshimath. Admire the four confluences on the Holy River Ganga en route. Check into your hotel once you reach Joshimath, which is where you’ll meet your trekking crew. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure in this mountainous town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Joshimath (1,875m / 6,150ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Begin the trek from Govindghat

After an early breakfast, drive to Govindghat for the start of your tour. Today you will hike to Ghangaria, practically a wonderland. It’s also the base village for the Valley of Flowers! Spend your first night at either a camp or a lodge.

Overnight Location
Camping or hotel in Ghangaria (3,049m / 10,003ft)
Distance
13 km, 1400 m
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Walk to Valley of Flowers

Get ready for enchanting views today! Meander through landscapes painted in green hues and admire the exotic, vibrant flora dotting the land as you enter the Valley of Flowers National Park. Spend the night at Tipra Kharak Camping Grounds.

Overnight Location
Camping at Tipra Kharak Camping Grounds (3,700m / 12,140ft)
Distance
10 km, 600 m
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Hike to Bhyunder Icefall Camp

Today’s hike has you traversing challenging, technical terrain. Expect to walk across moraine as you embark on a gradual climb to your campsite.

Overnight Location
Camping at Bhyunder Icefall Camp (4,600m / 15,091ft)
Distance
6 km, 700 m
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Hike along the glacier

After a refreshing sleep in the wild, continue your hiking adventure along the glacier for the next 5 km. Be prepared for a technical hike! Eventually, the path will dip and lead you to your campsite.

Overnight Location
Camping at Bhyunder Icefall Camp (4,600m / 15,091ft)
Distance
5 km, 300 m
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Hike to Rataban (E) Glacier

Continue hiking along the glacier after consuming breakfast. Today’s hike will take you to the pass, where Himalayan views soar around you. Bask in these supernatural vistas before resting your muscles at your campsite.

Overnight Location
Camping at Rataban (E) Glacier (4,500m / 14,763ft)
Distance
8 km, 500 m
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Hike to Edi Udiya

Eat breakfast before walking through the stunning valley. Eventually, you’ll reach your campsite, where a blanket of grass and comfortability await!

Overnight Location
Camping at Edi Udiya (4,500m / 14,763ft)
Distance
6 km, 500 m
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Marvel at Ghansali Village

Embark on a 6 km ascent after munching on breakfast. Eventually, the scenery will unfold into Ghansali Village. This quaint village offers plenty of character. Admire the slate roofing atop the old houses! You’ll spend the last night of your paranormal trek adventure in Malari Village, a small town cradled by towering peaks, near the Tibet border.

Overnight Location
Camping in Malari (4,900m / 16,076ft)
Distance
400 m, 6 km
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Drive back to Joshimath

Enjoy breakfast before driving back along the scenic route to Joshimath. Watch how the stark green scenery dissolves into rocky formations jetting high into the sky. Be on the lookout for wildlife- mountain goats, musk deers, Himalayan tahrs, and even snow leopards dot the area. Snow leopards are tough to spot, but you never know, it may just be your lucky day!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Joshimath (1,875m / 6,150ft)
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 11 Transfer to Haridwar

Get ready for a long drive to Haridwar, an ancient pilgrimage site. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and get ready for a cultural experience at an aarti—a religious ritual—at Har Ki Pauri. Eat a fulfilling dinner before relaxing at your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Haridwar
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 12 Sightseeing around Haridwar

Eat breakfast before checking out of your hotel and touring the sights of Haridwar. Begin by visiting the largest Ashram in town: Shantikunj. Afterward, take a 5-minute cable car ride to Mansa Devi Temple and admire the views of Haridwar below. End your tour with a stop at Gita Kutir in the afternoon, an Ashram that serves 400-500 people a day. Eventually, you’ll make your way to the railway station for your 6:15 pm train ride to Delhi, where you’ll have dinner. Once you arrive in Delhi, close to 11 pm, you’ll transfer to your hotel for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Delhi
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 13 Tour New Delhi

Before you head to the international airport in the evening, enjoy a half-day tour around New Delhi. Check out India Gate, drive by the president’s home, visit the unrusted but ancient Qutub Minar, and more. Enjoy a final meal together at a local restaurant before transferring to the international airport. The tour ends once you reach the airport.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour Dates and Prices

This guided trekking tour to Uttarakhand in India is always run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the size of your group. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $3,995USD per person -

    Now $2,595USD per person

  • Guided Groups of 3: $3,750USD per person -

    Now $2,450USD per person

  • Guided Groups of 4-6: $3,050USD per person -

    Now $1,995USD per person

  • Guided Groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour

This tour will have you staying in a combination of hotels and alpine tents at overnight campsites. When you’re not camping, expect to stay in 3-4-star hotels. The hotels provided come with modern amenities that elevate your comfort. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can always upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $350USD to have a private room in a hotel. It’s often also possible to match single travellers up.

Hotel The Royal Plaza in Delhi

Enjoy a sprinkle of luxury here. During your stay, let your body unwind in the indoor or outdoor pool or head to the spa for an added boost of relaxation.

Himalayan Abode Home Stay in Joshimath

Homestays may have a reputation for being cozy, but this one blends luxury with warmth. Enjoy the comfortable amenities and mountainous views!

Night 3-9

Camping in Uttarakhand

Enjoy sleeping under the stars! You’ll camp in beautiful locations along the trail with all the necessary equipment provided.

Himalayan Abode Home Stay in Joshimath

Homestays may have a reputation for being cozy, but this one blends luxury with warmth. Enjoy the comfortable amenities and mountainous views!

Ganga Lahari in Haridwar

This hotel seamlessly marries old-world charm with modern necessities. You’ll find a foot bath, restaurant, massage chair, WiFi, and more on-site.

Hotel The Royal Plaza in Delhi

Enjoy a sprinkle of luxury here. During your stay, let your body unwind in the indoor or outdoor pool or head to the spa for an added boost of relaxation.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour?

Meals

12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 12 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 12 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included for transfers to the different locations, pick-up, and drop-off spots throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Camping, permit, and entrance fees
  • Trekking arrangements: tents, mules, helpers
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent

Not included

  • Flights to and from Delhi
  • Any additional nights before and after the tour
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes and laundry
  • Sleeping bags

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Delhi before and after the tour
  • Sleeping bag rental – around $25USD per day

Frequenty Asked Questions about Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour

How hard is the Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour?

This tour is rated as a 5 / 5. This tour travels through some rugged, challenging terrain at a high altitude. Those with experience hiking at altitude will get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour?

12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 12 dinners are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Delhi to start this tour?

You can fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, where you will be met by your guide.

Is the Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide speaks English on the trek and in Haridwar. In Delhi, the tour guide also speaks German.

Where does the Mystical Valley of Flowers Trekking Tour end?

The tour ends in Delhi, where you will be taken to the airport for your flight.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to India?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for India?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to India for this tour?

The best time to travel to Uttarakhand in India for trekking is from April to September.

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Prices

From $1,980USD

$1,075USD off $3,038USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, camping

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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What travellers say

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Is this tour for me?

This tour is rated as a 5 / 5. This tour travels through some rugged, challenging terrain at a high altitude. Those with experience hiking at altitude will get the most out of this tour.

Local guide

Rajiv

New Delhi, India

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