Whether it's the literature by the
mountaineers and botanists or the Hindu
mythology, the Valley of Flowers has its own
unique place. It is a strikingly expressive
high altitude Himalayan valley. As a popular
national park in India, it is known for its
variety of flora and fauna and is
internationally recognized for the diverse
alpine flora. The Valley of Flowers
wonderfully represents the West Himalayan
bio-geographic zone. Since it was declared a
national park in 1982, the Indian government
has been taking vatious measures to preserve
the pristine beauty of the valley. Gauri
Parbat, at 6,719 m above sea level, has the
eminence of being the highest point in the
To reach the Valley of Flowers, visitors
first need to get to Joshimath, the closest
major town from the valley. You can easily
reach Joshimath either from Haridwar or
Dehradun. Hire a vehicle from Joshimath to
get to Govindghat. From here, the Valley of
Flowers is a 17 km trek. Get your lodging
arrangements done at Ghangaria itself. Apart
from being home to a diverse flora, the
national park is also home to animal species
like Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown
bear, blue sheep etc
Altitude: 3,235 mts.
Climate: Summer: Cool during the day
and cold at night.
Winter: Snow-bound touching sub-zero.
Clothing: Summer-Light woollens,
Winter- Heavy woollens.
Languages: Hindi, Garhwali, English.