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                      VALLEY OF FLOWERS




                               -land
Valley of Flowers is a fairy-land situated high in the Himalayas of the Uttaranchal, at an
                                      sea-level,
altitude of 3,600 meters above the sea level, protected by snowy mountains. Unknown to
humans, for centuries this enchanting valley lay frozen during the colder months, and burst
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into its youthful beauty every year, as the snow melted with the advent of summer. Every
year, the valley was splashed with color as it bloomed with hundreds of kinds of flowers,
taking on various shades of colors as months progressed. Finally one day, nature
condescended to bless humans with this heavenly sight, when Frank Smith - mountaineer,
explorer, botanist - chanced upon it in the monsoon of 1931. He authored a book called "The
Valley of Flowers" which unveiled the beauty and floral splendours of the va  valley and made
the world sit up and watch. It was declared a national park in 1982, and now it is a World
Heritage Site. The locals, of course, always knew of the existence of the valley, and believed
that it was inhabited by fairies.

The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and
                                                    flower-lovers,
the Cobra Lily. It is a much sought after haunt for flower lovers, botanists and of course
trekkers, for whom a sufficient excuse to embark on a mission to reach a place, is that it
exists!




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ITERNARY:

Day 01
4th Aug 12. Meet at Delhi @ 6 pm. Overnight journey.

Day 02
5th Aug 12. Arrive to Haridwar.               ,
                      Haridwar.After Breakfast, Dep Haridwar to Joshimath by bus.

Haridwar to Joshimath.
Approx Distance                                    252 Kilometers,
Time                                                8-10 Hours by road
Altitude gain                                      (From 1150 ft to 6200 ft).

During the 252 km journey from Rishikesh to Joshimath, you will get tired , but you will also be
treated to panoramic views of the mountains. The road winds around the green mountains, and one
cannot help admire their beauty, and at the same time shudder at downward slopes which can
tumble you down into the river Alaknanda, which we follow all the way. We felt reassured seeing
numerous warning signs like "main pahaadi naagin hoon - tez chalne waalo ko dasti hoon (I am the
                                 main                                                   hoon"
mountain naagin [female cobra], and will strike at those who drive fast). The Sumo occasionally
stops for a cup of tea, or for lunch. Incidently, the word prayag stands for confluence - so, whenever
                          prayag Dev-prayag,
you come across a Karn-prayag or Dev prayag, you can look for two rivers joining. One thing to note
                                                                           ft-
is that while Rishikesh is at an altitude of 1150FT , Joshimath is at 6200 ft so, the bus really has to
climb on the way.

Joshimath is the halt for the night, and gearing up for the next day.

Day 03

6th Aug 12:

Distance                                                  13 Kilometers,
Time                                                        7
                                                          6-7 Hours by trekking. (Ponies and porters
                                           cost)
are available on this day at an additional cost
Altitude gain                                             (From 5500 ft to 10200 ft)

                                                                       Ghangria.
Now comes the interesting part, the 14 km trek from Govindghat to Ghangria. But first we have to
reach Govindghat, which is a 21 km drive from Joshimath. After breakfast start early, latest by 7.30
am to have luxury of moving slowly and enjoy nature during the trek. After three kilometers of trek
                                e
we will reach a beautiful village called Pulna and our continuous upward trek becomes bit less steep.
After seeing this village you will feel like staying here forever. Evening we reach Ghangria, night
stay.




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                                                            Day 04

                                                            7th Aug 12 :

                                                                       Valley        flowers-
                                                            Ghangaria-Valley of flowers
                                                            Ghangaria.
                                                            Distance 12 Kilometers (6
                                                            kilometers        one       side)
                                                                     7
                                                            Time 6-7 Hours by trekking.
                                                            (Ponies are NOT available on this
                                                            day, Although Porters are
                                                            available)
                                                            Altitude gain (No altitude gain
                                                            although Ghangaria is at 10200 ft
                                                            and Valley of flowers’ height
                                                            varies from 10200 to 11200 feet
and we will be trekking in between this altitude .



                                                            Soon after starting our trek we
                                                            will observe a very beautiful
                                                            waterfall on our right side just in
                                                            front of Valley of Flowers, check
                                                            point gate. After taking entry
                                                            tickets we will enter into the
                                                            fairyland, 100 meters from there
                                                            we will cross a beautiful river.
                                                            Soon we will enter into a dense
                                                            and humid forest filled with
                                                            beautiful flowers on the way.
                                                            After crossing iron bridge over
                                                            Pushpawati River the trek will
                                                            become steep for about a
kilometer.Evening we will be back to Ghangaria.




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Day 05   8th Aug 12:

                                                                   Ghangaria – Sri Hemkund Sahib
                                                                   –                     Ghangaria.
                                                                   Distance 12 Kilometers (6
                                                                   kilometers        one      side),
                                                                   Time 8-9 Hours by trekking.
                                                                   (Ponies and porters are available
                                                                   on            this           day)
                                                                   Altitude changes (Ghangaria
                                                                   10200 feet to Sri Hemkund Sahib
                                                                   13700 and come back).

                                                                  After early breakfast the trek
                                                                  starts for Sri Hemkund Sahib.
                                                                  Though it would be the toughest
                                                                  and tiring trek among all other
                                                                  days of trekking but it’s all worth
experiencing the view of Sri Hemkund Lake at a height of 13700 feet. If you are lucky enough you
may get clear sky to watch the nearby peaks surrounding the lake.Night stay in Ghangaria.

Day 06

                                                                   9th Aug 12 :

                                                                   Ghangaria      –     Govindghat-
                                                                   Badrinath.

                                                                   Distance: 13 Kilometers Trek
                                                                   from Ghangaria to Govindghat,
                                                                   28 Kilometers from Govindghat
                                                                   to Badrinath.

                                                                   Time: 5 Hours by trekking from
                                                                   Ghangaria     to     Govindghat.
                                                                   (Ponies and porters are available
                                                                   on this day) and one hour by
                                                                   road from Govindghat to
                                                                   Badrinath .

Altitude changes (Ghangaria 10200 feet – Govindghat 5500 feet-Badrinath 10200 feet).



Start early from Ghangaria having breakfast on the way to reach Govindghat by noon. After having
lunch at Govindghat take your extra luggage parked on day 1 and by road reach Badrinath. In the
evening you can visit Badrinath temple and take bath at hot water ponds (Geothermal energy) near
the temple. We will stay here in Badrinath for the night.
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Day 07 10TH Aug 12:

Badrinath –Mana-Vasudhara Falls –Badrinath.

                                                                After break fast ,we start our
                                                                journey to Mana. Better known as
                                                                the last Indian village before the
                                                                border with Tibet, the village is
                                                                famed for the dazzling vistas it
                                                                offers and the intriguing history
                                                                that is scattered amongst its rustic
                                                                lanes and idyllic slopes and to
                                                                experience this first hand we
                                                                headed for the Mana village from
                                                                Badrinath. There are two caves
                                                                in Mana - the Vyaas gufa and
                                                                Ganesh Gufa, the place where
                                                                epics like Mahabharatha were
                                                                written.

After 5 kms trek upward to Vasudhara falls , Gushing waters of this cascade falls down
with a roaring sound from an elevation of 400 feet. Apart from the gorgeous scenario of a dancing
water fall, Vasundhara Falls carries an amazing legend with it. After spending some start trek back
to Mana then by bus to Badrinath.

Day 08 11th Aug 12.


Badrinath – Rishikesh
Distance 300 Kilometers,
Time 8-10 Hours by road
Altitude loss (Badrinath 10200 feet to Rishikesh 1100 feet)

                                                           Get up early Start road journey latest
                                                           by 7am, breakfast and lunch will be
                                                           served on the way and reach
                                                           Rishikesh by evening. Night stay in
                                                           Rishikesh.

                                                           Day 09

                                                           12th Aug 12.

                                                           Morning explore Rishikesh visiting
                                                           temples,if you love to do Rafting
                                                           you can enjoy. Report back to us
                                                           afternoon     2pm.and     evening
departure Rishikesh.



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Day 10

13th Aug 12.

Arrive to Delhi by Morning. Farewells and Goodbyes with promises to meet again end of
trip.

Details

Cost - Rs.15000//- Per head

 Ex Delhi

Age Group - 15 and above

Cost Includes

● Highly experienced, Leaders, Transportation [Bus , TT depending on number of
participants] ● Accommodation

                                         Availability●
Hotels , GMVN Guest house , depending on Availability Food [3 Veg meals a day,
tea/coffee,s nacks]

Cost Excludes

● All the personal expenses like drinks, tips etc. ● Cost of any form of insurance, rescue,
evacuation, hospitalization, etc. ● Travel fare up to Manali and Back (iQuest can assist in
                                             itional
getting reservations for travel) ● Any additional cost like hiring Mule, porter service , ,
●insurance ● upgrade in accommodation at any location, .

Registration Form, Packing list, will be Mailed and Detailed pre briefing on the Expedition
will be done to All Confirmed Participants.

Cancellation Charges:25% of the total cost On cancelling Before 31st June 50% of the Total
           on
Charges On Cancellation between 10th july and 20th july . No Refunds on cancellations or
not attending the event or if the Participant has to leave During any point of the event After
20th July 2012

No refunds will be made if the program gets cancelled due to Unavoidable circumstances out
of the control of the organizers like Natural calamities, bundhs, strikes , etc.

Register now:

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