Five-day itinerary for Valley of Flowers

Valley of flowers
Jul 17, 2023

Five-day itinerary for Valley of Flowers

Imagine walking on a field full of colourful flowers hidden in between snowcapped peaks and alpine meadows! Sounds like an artist’s imagination, right? To believe that such a place exists, you need to travel to Chamoli in Uttrakhand to witness the Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For the best experience, follow our well-designed 5-day itinerary to assist yourself in planning your vacation.

Day 1: Joshimath – Local sightseeing

Arrive at Joshimath, which is 265 km from Jolly Grant Airport. Check in, get fresh and begin your exploration journey with local attractions.

Shri Shankaracharya Math

Make your first stop at Shri Shankaracharya Math, a monastery dating back to the 8th century.

Auli ropeway (Joshimath to Auli)

Enjoy a thrilling ropeway ride from Joshimath to Auli and back.

Length: 4 km (one way)

Fees: Rs 1000 (round trip)

Nanda Devi National Park

Witness some of the rarest wildlife and unique floras here

Rest and acclimatise

End your day early to give yourself time to rest and acclimatise according to your surroundings.


Day 2: Joshimath – Govindghat- Ghangaria


Start your day early and embark on a short road trip to Govindghat, which is at a distance of 16 km from Joshimath.


  • Stretch out a bit before starting a 14 km trek to Ghangaria. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate and will take around 7 to 8 hours to complete. The trail takes you through lush green mountains and the Lakshman Ganga River.
  • Call-it-a-day at Ghangaria village, where you will get plenty of hotel options.

Day 3: Ghangaria – Valley of Flowers – Ghangaria

  • Get up early, warm up, and carry on with your trip to the Valley of Flowers. It will take 3 to 4 hours to reach the valley, 4 km away from Ghangaria. After arriving, take time to enjoy the stunning, vivid colours before taking, of course, a thousand pictures!
  • Return to Ghangaria by evening.
Valley of flowers

Day 4: Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria

  • Start your day with a hot beverage before embarking on a comparatively difficult trek to HemKund Sahib. The length of one leg of the journey is 6 km which will probably take 3-4 hours to complete. It is recommended to take enough breaks as you might feel a reduced oxygen level in the air.
  • Offer your respect at the gurudwara and take a dip in the holy lake.
  • The weather up there is unpredictable, so it’s advisable to start descending early to reach Ghangaria before dusk.
Ghangaria – Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria

Day 5: Ghangaria – Govindghat – Joshimath

It is time to bid goodbye to the beautiful village of Ghangaria! Trek back to Govindghat, from where you can return to your source location, Joshimath or can travel to Auli to do some more exploration.


Mountain lovers can also refer to our blog for more vacation ideas. The weather in such places is unpredictable, so it is always advised to consider it before visiting. Also, you can get timely notifications about what the weather will be like at your destination if you book your tickets through Blinctrip so that you know what you are walking into.

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