Thursday, September 3, 2009

Valley of flowers & hemkund sahib Trekking

How To reach:
Delhi->Haridwar 6-8 hrs journey by bus/trains
From Haridwar shared sumo/mini buses are available. We hired a tempo traveler for 6 days (around 12k) its almost 10 hr drive from Haridwar to Govid ghat which is 25 km before badrinath in NH 58. From joshimath it is one way so the gate to one side is available only for few hrs daily. The best possible gate to govind ghat is at 4.30. we reached govid ghat in the evening and arranged rooms in a hotel.

In the next day morning we started the trekking to Gangria which is 14 km away. If you hire a horse it will take only 3hrs and by walk it will take 6 hrs. gangria is the base camp for hemkund sahib and vally of flowers trekking .

Horse is not allowed to the valley of flowers. So you need to walk at least 3 Km to see the valley of flowers from here you can see a nice view of the valley. vally is almost 4 KM long and if you wish to visit legges grave need to walk another 1.5 km
Gangriya is 3100 M above sea leval and vally of flowers is 3450 meaters above sea level

Map displayed at the Tiket counter(50 +100 for camera)

Valley of Flowers

A view of snowy mountains from valley of flowers

പച്ച പട്ടു വിരിച്ച താഴ്വാരം

Valley of flowers ending at the river bed

Legge's grave

Hemkund sahib is 6 km away from gangriya. In this 6 km you will climb from 3100 mts to 4650 mts that is bit steep

Hemkund sahib at 4650M above sea level

Freezing cold water

Brahma kaml which is grown only at a height of 4000 mts above sea level


Johns said...

ഉഗ്രന്‍ !!!! ഇനിയും ഫോട്ടോകള്‍ പോരട്ടെ .....

അപ്പൂപ്പന്‍താടി said...

അപ്പൊ അതായിരുന്നു ഈ വാലി ഓഫ് ഫ്ലവേര്സ്.
അപ്പൊ ഞാന്‍ നിക്കണോ പോണോ?

നീലാംബരി said...

എന്നതായാലും രണ്ടെണ്ണം വീശാന്‍ പറ്റിയ സ്ഥലം തന്നെയാ.... കലക്കി കേട്ടോ...