My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park

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18th Aug 2017
Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat
Day 1

So I started from Rishikesh around 7am and reached srinagar around 10am which is 112km.

Then I had some breakfast and then I took another transport from srinagar to Nandprayag which is 84km. I reached there at 1pm and had my lunch and took some rest. Then again from Nandprayag I took private transport to Joshimath and reached there around 4 in the evening. You can stay at Joshimath but I had much time left so I don't wanna waste and also need some peace and quite so I go for Govindghat which is around 20km from Joshimath and then 1hr bus ride I reached govindghat. I boarded hotel room which cost only 500rs and then had dinner and my day one has completed. And it was wonderful, I enjoyed the beauty of earth , beauty of mountains and the mountain roads and the roads were amazing.

Photo of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat

Rishikesh to Govindghat

I started my first ever solo trek from Rishikesh around 7 O'clock in the morning where I had to reach Govind Ghat which is near about 272km road distance.

There is direct bus between Rishikesh to Govindghat. But I was not gonna sit all day to the same transport bus so I changed Three to four buses to reach Govind Ghat.

Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat
Day 2

It was a lovely morning and I feel so energetic, fresh and quite happy. mornings in the mountains are my favourite mornings.

Then I start 14km trek from govindghat. I decided to carry my own bag. The climb is mostly steep but I am pahadi so I was ok.

Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat

Waterfalls

Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat
Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat
Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat

Mountains are soulful and earth is so beautiful. I enjoyed a lot and I was free like a bird and enjoying the beauty of earth. It was so quite and peaceful.

It took me 5 to 6 hours to reach Ghangria. Ghangria is a base camp of valley of flowers and Hemkund saiheb. Then I boarded hotel room only for 300rs and my another amazing day has ended.

Day 3

From the base camp Ghangria, the valley of flower is a 3km climb, where one has to go daily and come back the same day

Then I started my trek around 8 o'clock in the morning from ghangria. I crossed a bridge across Lakshman Ganga, which I see falling down from the mountain.

Lakshman Ganga

Photo of Ghangaria - Valley of Flowers Trek Route, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat

Then I crossed a checkpost after enterning my name in the register and paying a nominal fee.

Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat

Pushpawati river

Photo of My solo trip to Valley of flowers national park by Nupur Rawat

Then again I crossed a iron bridge over Pushpawati river which meets Lakshman ganga river at Ghangria. I met other trekkers too who are looking for a beautiful place like me.

After 3km walk I enter the fairy land. There are different kind of flowers, ground covered with grass and small red berries spread over the rocks. It was so beautiful and breath taking moment. I was far far away from the chaos of city life. There was no one to judge me. I was free like a bird and that was my moment my life and the only thing matters is me and the beautiful nature.

Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat
Photo of Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India by Nupur Rawat

One day in the valley is really sufficient. It was a one day trek so I have get back to Ghangria. So I spent almost 2 To 3 hours in a quite peaceful valley then I came back to Ghangria. Around 5pm.

It was a wonderful experience as a solo.

Day 4

Then next day I leave the beautiful valleys and mountains behind and I reached Rishikesh around 7Pm and my beautiful trip was over and I collect lots of  beautiful memories.

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Which all are the hotels you stayed in Govindghat and Gangeria.? did you prebook them or spot booking. How all are the basic facilities ! i m planning VOF and Hemakund Sahib coming July end
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