Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls

Tripoto
30th Aug 2019
Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

Hello everyone,

I went on this trek to Valley of flowers and Hemkund with one of my friend few days back (i.e. 1st week of Sept 2019). This post is more of a photo story of our trek experience.

Day 1

might be rudraprayag (sorry, didn't remember)

Photo of Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

Traveling by roadways and clicking a clear pic is a challenge on its own. #mountains

Photo of Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Joshimath
Day 2

govindghat, uttrakhand

Photo of Govindghat, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
This Bridge is a starting point of the trek. You can take a cab till Poolna (3km from govindghat) also, but we prefer to walk as weather was really beautiful.
Day 3
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

water crossing on the trek

Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

View of a valley

Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

Leggy's grave

Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Day 1
Photo of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

If you really want to explore Uttrakhand, ditch your own vehicles and hit the roads. Public transport will give you that sense of carefree travel. Just pack your backpack and leave. No parking tension, no car safety tension, nothing.

We took a bus from Delhi to Dehradun and from Dehradun to Joshimath. It is approx 18-20 hrs journey.

We came across some beautiful places on our way to Joshimath like Rishikesh,Srinagar, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnprayag, Vishnuprayag. And finally Joshimath. Below are some pics clicked from the window seat. (Tip: Take left side window seat ;D )

karnaprayag,uttrakhand

Photo of Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Karnaprayag, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

We took a night halt at Joshimath. Best thing about this season is you get very cheap hotels for your stay. It's kind of off-season. Same hotel's room that costs us 500 bucks now will cost around 2500-3000 during season(i.e. from may to July).

Day 2

DAY 2: We wake up early around 5 and took a cab from Joshimath to Govindghat.

We started our trek from govindghat to ghangaria via poolna. It is approximately 13km trek. This trek is not that difficult but requires some strength as you are also carrying your backpack on your own. You can take a mule or a horse also. But I suggest do carry on your own.We did :)

Below are some snapshots from the trek.

We reached ghangaria by 4pm. And took a hotel for 2 days stay.

Starting point from poolna to ghangaria

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

Somewhere on the trek

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

So close yet so far #Mountains. Somewhere on the trek, clicked from one of the tea stall

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

Byundar village

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

somewhere on the trek

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

somewhere on the trek

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

ghangaria, local market

Photo of Ghangaria, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

ghangaria

Photo of Ghangaria, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Day 3

DAY 3: Today we started our 3-4km trek to valley of flowers from ghangaria. Last entry time is 12PM and last time to exit valley is 4pm. This trek is an easy one, but has 3-4 water crossings. After 2 kms, valley starts to opens up.

It is worth traveling that many kilometers for this scenic beauty.

We returned to ghangaria by 5pm.

Day 4

Day 4: Today we went to Hemkund Sahib. It is a 6km trek from ghangaria and quite steep one right from the beginning to the end. You can find glaciers on this trek. We reached Hemkund by 12PM, stayed there for around 1-2 hrs and head straight to govindghat the same day.

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

Henkund sahib

Photo of Hemkund, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

We reached govindghat at around 6PM. Stayed there overnight.

Day 5

DAY 5: We took a cab from govindghat to Badrinath. We got to know that, roads are blocked due to landslide near village Lambagad. So way around is to go to this place "Lambagad" by cab and cross this area of around 300-400m by walk and then took a cab from other side to Badrinath. Fortunately, this thing works well. Thanks and salute to the SDRF/Police team who were helping people to cross this stretch.

Landslide on Badrinath Highway.

Photo of Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

We reached Badrinath by 11AM. First thing first, we took a hotel and dump the extra luggage, took a small bag and went straight to Badrinath temple for a visit. Luckily we visited on time just before closing of temple door (i.e. before 12.30 PM,It reopens at 3 PM).

Photo of Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

Badrinath temple

Photo of Badrinath Temple, Badri to Mata Murti Road, Badrinath, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

After our visit to the temple, we went to Mana village, the last Indian village, before Tibet border.

Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan

Mana is a small village and quite a beautiful one. It is 3 KM from Badrinath. Some significant places you can visit here are Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, Bhem Pul, Saraswati river.

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Bheem Pul, Mana, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan

After visiting these places, we went to Vasudhara falls which is at approx 5km from this village. The trail is really beautiful. The nature's setting of mountains, river, clouds, rocky trail is just so perfect . The waterfall is huge and mesmerizing.

Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Trek to valley of flowers and Hemkund || Badrinath and Mana visit || Trek to Vasudhara falls by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Mana, Uttarakhand, India by Sachin Chauhan
Photo of Vasudhara Falls, Uttarakhand by Sachin Chauhan

We returned back to Badrinath by 7 PM in the evening. Stayed there overninght.

Vasudhara falls

Photo of Vasudhara Falls, Uttarakhand by Sachin Chauhan
Day 6

Next day we head back to Delhi. We reached Delhi by 4 AM next day.

Hope you like this :)

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