The Valley of Flowers is a world heritage site and a part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere. The mystical fairy-land is spread over 87.5 sq. Km and flowers bloom everywhere in a riot of colors. Different flowers bloom in different months but the peak blooming period is from mid July to mid August. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here undisturbed by mankind. The prominent species in the region are Brahma-kamal, Geranium, Blue Poppy, Marsh Marigold and Prinula. The rich bio diversity is also home for several species of wildlife including snow leopard, musk deer, red fox, Himalayan black bear and a huge variety of butterflies.
Day 01 : Drive Rishikesh to Auli (2450m); 280 km, 8-9 hour.
Day 02 : Drive Auli to Govindghat (1828m) and Trek to Ghangaria (3050m); 1 hr drive and 4 hr trek.
Day 03 : Trek Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers (3600m) and back; 10 km, 5 hour.
Day 04 : Trek Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib (4632m) and back; 12 km, 6-7 hour.
Day 05 : Trek back to Govindghat and Drive to Joshimath via Badrinath; 13 km trek, 3 hour drive.
Day 06 : Drive Joshimath to Rishikesh; 255 km, 7-8 hour.