Minimum age to visit Valley of Flowers, Whether kids can be taken for Valley of Flowers trek. ?

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    • Garhwali
      By Garhwali

      This is a common question coming across for couples having kids and wants to visit Valley of Flowers. The answer is ‘Yes’ they can be taken along but not infants. The minimum age should be such that the kid should at least enjoy. There is no problem as far as the trekking part is concerned as porters are available throughout the trek at a very reasonable cost of Rs. 700-1000 per day (Rates of year 2012) depending upon demand and supply.

      You can see the picture and kids actually enjoy the ride some of them even fall asleep during the journey. I feel the minimum age for a kid to visit Valley of Flowers is 4 years. But there are many other things that are to be taken care of when you are travelling along with kids like clothing, basic medicines and other accessories for kids as it will be hard to find these things at Ghangaria being very remote place. Temperatures in Ghangaria are very low especially during night times and it is highly recommended to take clothing accordingly for your kid.

      Porter carrying a child from Govindghat to Ghangaria

      Porter carrying a child from Govindghat to Ghangaria

      I have seen kids of age 10-15 years does trek more efficiently then elder ones as they have more energy. I will recommend you to not to take your younger kids to Hemkund Sahib by trekking as it is a tough trek and situated at an altitude of 13500 feet.

      So if you have kids below 4 years we recommend you to not to take him along for the Valley of Flowers trek. However I have seen Sikh people taking even infants to Hemkund Sahib for religious purpose. The decision is purely yours.

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