Valley of Flowers has always been at the top of my bucket list but I was always a little apprehensive at trying it solo. But this year, I finally decided to do it solo if no one decided to accompany me here.
I checked out a few trek packages but all were costly, in the range of 8000 - 12,000 INR so I decided to do it on my. After a little more research, I found the perfect plan to do this amazing trek solo and in the least amount of money possible.
If you have always wanted to visit Valley of Flowers too but haven't had the guts to do it alone, this is how you can do it. And in just 2000 INR too!
I started my journey from Delhi and made my way to Rishikesh first. From Rishikesh, I had to reach Govindghat because the trek to Ghangaria started from here.
Govinghat to Ghangaria is a distance of 15 km and then it is another 4 km to the Valley of Flowers trek. I also trekked to the beautiful Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara which was situated at a distance of 6 km from the Ghangaria village.
This is the route that I would suggest to people who are going for the Valley of Flowers Trek:
Delhi - Rishikesh - Govindghat - Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers - Ghangaria - Hemkund Sahib - Ghangaria - Govindghat - Badrinath - Mana - Rishikesh
Best Time to Visit Valley of Flowers
The Valley of Flowers National Park opens from June to October but the best time to visit is from mid-July to mid-August. You would see a variety of flowers and colors here at the time.
Trust me, the valley at this time bursts with colorful flowers which makes it really beautiful to observe. I visited in the first week of August and was lucky enough to find a variety of flowers here.
Valley of Flowers Trek Itinerary for 7 Days
You can use this 1-week itinerary to cover Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, Mana, and Badrinath.