VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK: BEST MONSOON TREK IN INDIA
If you ever come across the region of Uttarakhand, you will feel a lot of vibes there. From the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, the duns, the rivers, glaciers, and the beautiful valleys.
In all this, a beautiful place exists that is known to every Indian and some foreigners especially pay their visit to see the view of this wonderful place.
‘The valley of flowers doesn’t need any charming words to explain its beauty. It is best in its gown and appearance. It is a National park and thus under a restricted zone that protects its glory.
This place also gets the title of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere reserves and thus it has its value.
Why it is the best monsoon trek in India:-
This question is quite tricky however the answer is simple in itself. The reason being if you visit this place you come to know why it is the best trek in India.
As it is in the Himalayan region, rainfall remains unpredictable. The showering rain can block your way from nowhere and many times it leads to disaster too.
However, this place experiences a large number of footfalls every year despite the eco-sensitive area and the unpredictable weather conditions. The beautiful scenery attracts everyone from all around the world and thus it remains the best monsoon trek in India.
- First, the visitors have to reach Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is not just a place but it is considered to be one of the holiest cities in Hindu mythology. It is called a gate from where one can reach the Garhwal Himalayas.
- The next place is Gobindghat. It is a trekking base where many guest houses and shops can be found. People usually stay here and then start their next journey.
- From Govind ghat, the next station is Poolna. It is a trek to Ghangaria
- From Ghangaria, destiny arrives at the beautiful, mesmerizing place i.e. valley of flowers.
- Altitude:- The height of this place is approximately 14,100 ft.
- Level of trekking:- The level of trekking is easy to moderate. However, it more depends on person to person.
- Distance:- The maximum distance is 37 km.
- Duration:- This trekking requires at least 6-7 days.
- Best time to trek:- Monsoon is the best time to arrive here i.e. the month of July and August. This is the reason it is known as the ‘Monsoon trek’.
- Temperature:- Temperature remains maximum at 15°C and minimum at 6° C in the month of July-August.
The valley of flowers is itself a national park. So while trekking some instructions to be kept in mind:-
- Roaming here is not allowed. You will remain under the surveillance of authorities.
- Camping is not allowed in the valley of flowers to maintain its decor.
- Animals are not allowed in the valley of flowers.
- One can enjoy the scenic beauty of the valley but can’t tamper with its glory especially plucking the flowers is against the rules of the national park.
Best things to remember:-
- Being here is someone only can dream of. A place full of flowers; it looks like instead of a red carpet you come across one of the carpets that is covered with flowers all around.
- The mountains covered the valley give an image of a Bollywood romantic movie.
- One can take a long gap from monotonous life and spends it here to rejuvenate itself.
- Many places cover the space of your camera or mobile phone.
- Being there means getting lost in the fragrance of flowers and the soothing blow of wind from the glaciers.
- One can take the help of a guide and the authorities who maintains the park to know more about the floral beauty.
- As you are in a national park so littering here and there should be prohibited.
- There are varieties of Dhaba Wala etc. at the base camps. The food they give in packets adds menace to the beauty of this place.
- This is the best trek in India but to make it the best one in the world, we all have to take care of this beautiful place and be aware of others too.
The Valley of flowers also opens the gate for the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara.
This place also has close links with Chota Char Dham and many other religious places nearby.
One can also visit various other beautiful sites like Har ki dun, Joshimath, Govindghat, etc.
Thus the religious vibes are also hidden behind the fragrance of flowers and the thirst for adventures is still on the way.
So surely be a part of this mesmerizing trek to the valley of flowers.