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Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib

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Pristine and peacful places, we felt like staying there forever :)

VoF and Hemkund are both moderate hikes, accessible from Ghangriya as base. We did Vof first... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Malda, India

valley of flowers is a beautiful alpine meadow. one day is enough. Strenuous trek but well worth... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Lakshmi Malini P
bury St Edmunds UK
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Valley of Flowers National Park, an exceptionally beautiful high-altitude Himalayan valley, is nestled in the higher reaches of Pushpawati valley in Joshimath, Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is internationally...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Uttarakhand India | On the way Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib, Joshimath, Auli 246443, India
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

VoF and Hemkund are both moderate hikes, accessible from Ghangriya as base. We did Vof first followed by hemkund the next day. VoF is around 4kms hike and it took us around 4 hours to reach the glacier point with regular photo stops and a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

valley of flowers is a beautiful alpine meadow. one day is enough. Strenuous trek but well worth it. Go to the river bed. Hemkund Sahib- long trek. Hats off to the Gurudwara team for providing a hot meal to all the visitors (aim to reach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lakshmi Malini P
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Both treks are accessible from the small village of Ghangariya which is the base and is active for 4 months of the year only since rest of the time it is snow bound. Both the treks would probably be classified as moderate since there are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank UpamanyuB
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The most beautiful place on earth that I have seen.Flowers or not, valley of flowers is amazing. The mountains, the valley, forests, the snow make a perfect setting. The flowers are just icing on the cake

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AjayT532
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We were there last week, took a heli from Govindghat, stayed at the Valley of flowers camp near the helipad. It is about 1 km from our camp to the VOF gate. The entrance opens at 7.00 AM. The trek is about 5 Kms till...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bhagini
Reviewed 4 August 2018

As all Gurudwaras this is a serene religious place. Very clean and kept, although so many visitors coming to it daily. My small advice - dont be in hurry and do sit outside in the open ad feel yourself on the top of world

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank drvineet
Reviewed 29 July 2018

One can visit VoF and Hemkund from Ghangaria. It is very easy to difficult to reach Ghangaria from Joshimath. Very easy if you take a chopper ride from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria since it takes just 3 minutes to drop you at Ghangaria from Govind...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ddevarshi
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I visited in late July, but the duration between mid- August and September is more suitable as better flowering is observed in the plants during these months. The arrangements made by GMVNL were quite good . Our Guide was polite, friendly and took care of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank manisha280668
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Don't have a tightly packed schedule if you want to trek to VOF or Hemkunt Sahib during monsoon season. Some days, the conditions are too dangerous (rain, land and rock slides, etc) and it is best to wait another day or two for better weather...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Marie-Claude C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The trek to Hemkunt Sahib Gurudwara is as difficult as the beauty of visiting it! Situated in Chamoli, it is absolutely peaceful and mesmerizing - definitely a must visit. We visited during our Valley of Flower Trek, in August 2017. Please note that the pathway...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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27 October 2018|
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Response from AjayT532 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very likely. But Hemkund and the Valley of flowers will be closed between October and early May.
Pinaki C
17 August 2018|
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Response from Bhagini | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the typo..no landslides