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Top 6 Reasons to Visit Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand, Himalayas

After two stressful pandemic years, Valley of Flowers National Park opens for its usual five-month period. This time, it comes with more flowering plants and the landscapes are richer than the previous years.

For trekkers and tourists, the Valley of Flowers, located in Uttarakhand is one of the most exotic places on earth. If you are a nature enthusiast and want to spend time in a relaxing and peaceful environment, that too in the lap of the Himalayas – Valley of Flowers is the ultimate place for you.

Every year, this UNESCO World Heritage Park opens for five months between June and October, and for the remaining part of the year, it remains snow-covered. To enter the valley, you need permission from the Forest Department of Uttarakhand. The entry fees are kept at Rs. 150 for Indians and Rs. 600 for foreign tourists.

So, if you are planning for a trek to Valley of Flowers this year, start booking your tickets now. Believe us, you will return home with a bag full of memories of the best monsoon beauty.

Valley of Flowers National Park Opening Date – The Valley of Flowers opens on 1st June 2022.

Let us have a look what all exactly make this valley a heart-winner.

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For Groundbreaking Photography

Bram Kamal Valley of National Park

The first reason that anyone would opt for going to Valley of Flowers is an extreme inclination towards photography. The landscape of this mesmerizing land is so breathtaking that you would go into trance the moment you reach here. This picture-perfect destination is dotted with so many varieties of known as well as unknown flowers that you would be in a subtle state of mind which moment should be framed.

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To Enjoy a Never Had Before Trekking Experience

Valley of National Park Trek

In comparison to other popular treks situated at the same heights, Valley of Flowers requires lesser energy. Though the National Park is situated at a height of around 3658m, it is easy to access and requires 4 to 5 days to come across. The trek starts from Govindghat. In Ghangaria, the trek gets deviated with one route approaching towards Gurudwara Hemkunt Sahib and another route going towards the Valley of Flowers.

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To Lose Yourself Literally in the Lap of the Himalayas

About Valley of Flowers Location

Even though the travellers are not allowed to camp inside the park, a step inside the wildlife reserve is enough to bewitch you. On the way to Valley of Flowers, you will get to see several cascading waterfalls, a glance of which will soak all your exhaustion. The famous mountain ranges of Zanskar and Great Himalayas surround the park from all sides.

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To Seek Solitude in India’s Most Beautiful National Park

When Should You Visit the Valley of National Park

Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this biosphere reserve seeks the attention of international travellers. The Valley of Flowers stands on a transition zone between the Eastern and Western Himalayan flora. Seven restricted-range bird species are endemic to this part of the Western Himalayas Endemic Bird Area (EBA). The trek from Ghangria towards Valley of Flowers is lined with perfumed wildflowers, wild rose bushes and wild strawberries.

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For Exploring the Untouched Biodiversity

Valley of National Park Wildlife

More than a mere national park, Valley of Flowers is a prominent trek too. And that is why a varied of travel lovers can head to this spot. The valley has three sub-alpine forests levelled at different heights protecting around 500 species of wild flowers. Couple of endangered animals like Asiatic black bear, blue sheep, red fox and brown bear can be seen walking close to the trekking trail.

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To Come Across Some of the Highest Mountain Peaks

Nanda Devi Peak

Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain peak in India, situated at an altitude of 7824m can be seen from Valley of Flowers National Park. The avid nature lovers might find the presence of this gigantic and rugged mountain peak complementing the utter soft vistas of the Valley of Flowers.

Valley of National Park Trek Route

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Published: 02 Jul, 2021 | Last Updated: 02 Jun, 2022

About the author

Arun Joshi

Having an experience of more than 16 yrs in the Himalayas, Arun is the main driving force & mentor at the Peak Adventure Tours, a leading adventure travel agency in India offers trekking tours in Indian Himalayas including Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet. A long history with exceptional experiences he is the “Marathon Man” in the field of adventure. Today Arun looks after the Peak Adventure and shapes & designs the venture of the organization. He is contributing to this blog as a regular guest author.