National Valley of Flowers Trek- Uttarakhand, 2017

6825.00

  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 20 Aug, 2017 - 10 Sep, 2017
  • 9 Days/8 Nights
  • Accommodation, Transportation, Food, Group Insurance, VOF Entry Fees, Qualified and experienced support staff
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BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM:

World Famous Valley of Flowers National Park is located in Chamoli Garhwal, in state of Uttarakhand. This nature's beautiful treasure was first discovered by British mountaineers Frank S. Smythe and R. L. Holdsworth when they coming down from Mt. Kamet Expedition. Valley of Flowers was declared a National Park in 1982 and now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Valley is botanists, nature lovers, trekkers and photographers' paradise. It's famous for its excellent trekking trail, it is the home for many beautiful flowers like Brahma Kamal, Blue Poppy and Cobra Lily.

Trekking expedition includes trek to Valley of Flowers, Shri Hemkunt Shahib, Badrinath and Mana.  It is also an important pilgrimage for Hindu and Sikhs.

Grading: Easy to Moderate

DURATION

9 Days/8 Nights

REPORTING POINT

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

HOW TO REACH THE BASE/REPORTING CAMP:

By Bus:

Rishikesh is about 240 kms from Delhi. Regular bus services are available from Kashmiri Gate ISBT, New Delhi.  It takes around six - seven hours, depending on traffic.

By Air:

Nearest Airport is Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (Approx. 20 Kms)

By Train:

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometers away.  Haridwar is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Dehradun, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi etc.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Accommodation, Transportation, Food, Group Insurance, VOF Entry Fees, Qualified and experienced support staff

DAY WISE SCHEDULE:

DAY - 1:    Report at Base Camp, Rishikesh (before 4 PM)

Reporting, orientation and briefing

DAY - 2        Drive from Rishikesh Reporting Camp to Joshimath by hired Bus - (Approx. 254 Km)

Early morning (after Bed Tea/Biscuits) drive to reach Joshimath.  Packed Breakfast and lunch en-route and generally it takes 10-12 hours depending upon the road conditions.  Arrival at Joshimath by evening and check-in the hotel for overnight stay.  

DAY - 3     Drives from Joshimath to Govindghat and start to Ghangaria (Approx.-13 KM Trek)

After Breakfast, drive to reach Govindghat (Approx-          ).  Govindghat is the actual starting point of treks for Hemkunt Shahib and Valley of Flowers.  The trek begins after crossing Alaknanda River by a bridge.  The trail is well defined and goes all the way along with the river.   The trek passes through dense vegetation and whispering forests and generally it takes 6-7 Hrs to reach Ghangaria.  Stay overnight in Hotel, Ghangaria.

DAY - 4     Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers by trek   (Approx.-5 Km One way)

After Breakfast trek to Valley of Flowers from Ghangaria.  As the path from Ghangaria gradually ascends to the Valley of Flowers, glaciers, meadows, beautiful flowers and wild life begin to appear along the trek.  The Valley is surrounded by many peaks like Gauri Parvat, Ratavan, Khunt khal, Saptasring and Nilgiri Parvat.  After exploring the beautiful Valley, late afternoon head back to Ghangaria Camp.

Day - 5     Ghangaria to Hemkunt Shahib by Trek (6 Km One Way)

After breakfast trek to Hemkunt Shahib.  The trek is beautiful but the steep climb.  Hemkunt Shahib is a popular Sikh pilgrimage shrine nestled by seven peaks and a lake right in front. The surrounding green lush meadow decorates this sanctum with many species of high altitude flowers and aromatic plants. The route is enchanting and waters of Laxman Ganga in its many moods are a constant delight to the trekkers. Back to Ghangaria Camp by the evening.

DAY - 6     Ghangaria to Govindghat by Trek and Govindghat to Badrinath by Bus

Trek to Govindghat and drive to reach Badrinath. In evening you will visit Shri Badrinath temple. Badrinath is the holiest shrine, situated on the right bank of Alaknanda with Nilkanth in the background.  There are various other places of interest around the temple. Tapt kund, (a hot sulphur water pool), Neelkanth peak, Narad Kund and Brahmakapal. Stay overnight in YHAI Hostel, Badrinath.

Day - 7     Badrinath, Mana, Vasudhara and back

After breakfast, you will visit Mana, 3 km distance from Badrinath. Mana is the last Indian Village on the mainland side of the border with Tibet.  It is a picture square and historical village. From Mana you will trek to Vasudhara Falls which is 5 km trek that takes 2 hrs. Back to Badrinath before sunset and stay overnight in YHAI Hostel, Badrinath.

Day - 8     Badrinath to Rishikesh

Start early to drive from Badrinath to Rishikesh. Full day bus journey will takes 12 Hrs, depending on road condition. 

Day - 9     Valediction and check out after breakfast

Certificates will be distributed to participants who have successfully completed the trek. Check out after breakfast.

Programme & route schedule are subject to change without prior notice.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

This expedition is open to YHAI members who are 15 years above and physically fit. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case.

HOW TO JOIN:

For Online Booking:

Members may apply online by paying requisite programme fee including online booking amount Rs.6,825/- (Rs 6500/- plus Rs.325/- Online charges)

We accept Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit Card payment on www.yhaindia.org for online payments.

After successful transaction Admit Card will be generated. Participant has to carry "Admit Card", "Trekking Medical Certificate" & "Membership Card"(Print out of membership card may also be accepted) at the time of reporting to the Base Camp.

For offline booking:

Members can also deposit the participation fee in any branch of Canara Bank giving the following details:

Name of Account     : Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch

Bank Name              : Canara Bank

Branch address       : 7/48, Diplomatic Enclave, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021

Account No.             : 0157101030829

IFSC                          : CNRB0000157

 

Off-line Booking Process:

Members desirous of joining this programme may apply  on the prescribed registration form duly supported by  YHAI prescribed Medical Certificate along with or Deposit Slip/NEFT Challan Copy or a DD of requisite amount Rs.6,500/- in favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch” payable at New Delhi.

N.B: Booking is based on first come first serve All Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. Without admit card do not claim your registration as confirmed.

CANCELLATION RULES:

In case you are unable to join this trek you will get 50% of the program fee which is Rs.3,250/- as refund,  provided your online cancellation request is received  before  25th July 2017 (positively).  Any request received after the last date of cancellation will not be considered.

 Participants who have booked online should cancel online before 25th July 2017 (http://yhaindia.org/program-cancellation.php).

Any unforeseen event/strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation.  Refund will be given after completion of the said programs.

CONTACT DETAILS:

NAME OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR:       Shri K. L. Sharma, Hony. Secretary

CONTACT NUMBER:                                            011 - 4161 9199, 011 - 2611 9841

E-MAIL ADDRESS:                                              delhistateyhai@gmail.com, yhaidelhi1@gmail.com

COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS:                          Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch,

                                                                          5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110 021

ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES:

Accommodation in YHAI Hostels/Hotels on sharing basis will be provided.

FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES:

Simple, nutritious vegetarian meals will be provided.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:

Rucksack (40-60 Ltr.), Small Backpack/Day pack (10-15 Ltr), Trekking Shoes, Floaters/Flip Flops,  Socks, Raincoat, Poncho, Torch, Lunch-box, Tumbler, Plates, Spoon, Water bottle, Woolen Garments, Sun Cap, Sunglasses, Sunscreen Cream, Moisturiser, Lip Balm, Googles, personal Medical Kit, Needle, Thread, Button, Soap, Towel, Camera, Cotton Shirts, Cotton Pants, Personal Utilities.

SAFETY & SECURITY:

Trained/expert camp leaders will be available for guidance.  Medicines will be available in the camp. First aid/basic medical assistance shall be provided. While every care has been taken to ensure safety.  The Youth Hostels Association of India, Delhi State Branch will not be responsible for any accidents, illness and any such unforeseen eventualities.  Group insurance cover is for accidental death or permanent disability only.

Special Casual leave:

The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept. of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no. 28016/3/89-Estt (A), Dated 25 October, 1989.  Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing special casual leave for the duration of the expedition.  This leave can be sanctioned by their office up to 30 days in calendar year.

Certificates:

Participants, who successfully complete the trek and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded certificates.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description is strictly prohibited during the course of the program.

2. Deviation from the set route of the program is not permitted.  If participants may wish to join any other activity, they may do so at their own responsibility and risk only after finishing the program and checking out.

3. Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.

4. This is an environment friendly trek. Do no litter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the next camp.

5. Burning of woods during camp fire is strictly prohibited.

6. Medical Certificate is compulsory; you have to summit Medical Certificate at the time of reporting.

If found flouting the rules, your participation will be terminated with immediate effect.

ATTACHMENTS: Brochure and pictures of current/previous program.

No Map detail.