How to Reach Valley of Flowers

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    How to Reach Valley of Flowers

    The nearest airport is in Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 295 kilometers (183 miles) away, and the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh, 276 kilometers (171 miles) away. The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat. This requires around an 11 hour drive to Joshimath from Dehradun, then another one hour to Gobindghat. From Gobindghat it is a 13-kilometer (8.1 miles) trek along a steep, narrow, but well defined mountain trail to base camp at Ghangaria. This will take between 4 and 8 hours. From Ghangaria, another 3 km trek leads to the valley.

    Route Map to Valley of Flowers

    Route Map to Valley of Flowers

    Location of Valley of Flowers

    State: Uttarakhand - Uttaranchal

    Exact location: The Valley of Flowers is nestled in the upper expanses of Bhyundar Ganga near Joshimath in Gharwal region, previously the was Bhyundar Valley.

    District: Chamoli

    Nearest town: Joshimath

    The Trek in Valley of Flowers

    Getting to the Valley of Flowers requires a trek of about 17 km (10.5 miles). The nearest major town is Joshimath in Garhwal, which has convenient road connections from Haridwar and Dehradun, both about 270 km (168 miles) from Joshimath.

    Govindghat is a small place close to Joshimath (around one hour distance), where the trek begins. From Gobindghat, a trek of 14 km (8.6 miles) brings trekkers to the Ghangaria, a small settlement located about 3 km (about 2 miles) from the valley. The valley starts near a gorge over the Pushpawati River.

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