The Uttaranchal Flowers Valley is a beautiful romantic place to explore because of its beautiful scented atmosphere. The valley is located in the Chamoli district of Uttaranchal on the top expanses of Bhyundar Ganga or Pushpawati River. Frank S, Smith – the great mountaineer, explorer and botanist has been credited with popularizing the site as he took the recluse to the book, called The Valley of Flowers in 1937.
The flower valley is U-shaped, made up of the thin line of glaciers. From November to May, the valley remains covered with snow, with its prolific crops, medicinal and floral plants, and vibrant flower colors all over July and
The valley offers loneliness and this is why the wise men thought this place was an ideal place for meditation. Lakshmana, King Rama’s brother, is also rightly thought to meditate on the shores of the Hemkund River. Life-giving grass is also supposed to originate in the scented ambiance of the flower valley and is popular with the epic of Ramayana as ‘Sanjeevani Buti.’
A seventy km long and two km wide glacial corridor is situated in the portion of the valley along the catchment area of Pushpawati River and Bhyundar Ganga. It is a corridor that comes from Gauri Parbat’s Tipra Glacier. The steep wall rises 2000m north of the flowers valley, while the valley slowly slopes down south. The valley lies slightly.
Birch, ruddy, and rhododendron cover the slopes of the valley of flowers to the north, to 3800 meters, while lichen grows on the floor bed. South slopes are largely made up of wilderness or buggy, with various alpine blossoms, including anemones, asters, fritillarias, gentians, geraniums, larkspurs, lily, orchids, poppies and Himalayan blue poppies, potentilla and primulas, marsh marigolds.
However, at greater altitüdes in the flora of the valley, besides the celestial flora, Brahma Kamal is rich in medicinal herbs, such as rhubarb and aconite.
The Flowers Valley has a distinctive climate. It is protected from the cold winds of Tibet and the horrifying effects of the southerly monsoon.
Accommodation can be sought in the Govindghat and Gangharia Tourist Rest House of the Government of Uttarakhand. In Gurudwara at Ghangharia tourists can also book rooms. The Gurudwara offers tourists dinner and accommodation.
My recent expedition to the Flowers valley is a vast expansion in Uttrakhand, India’s Chamoli District. It is an enjoyable walk and a wide range of colors – red, lavender, white, and yellow. In the valley there are about 80 flora species that grow from July to September, and new vegetation grows each week. The gurudwara of Sri Hemkund Sahib is situated on the same route at an altitude of about 14,000 ft. It became a popular center for the Sikh pilgrimage, which was visited every summer by thousands of devotees around the world.
One of the best things about the Himalayas is that once you can’t go there. I’ve developed enormous love of the mountains and particularly the Himalayas in recent years. Mountains are wonderful, and my love for them is eternal.
This is the point of departure of the tour, which will take you 10 km away. There are shared taxis from Govindghat up to 3 km away and your trip to Ghangaria is starting from there. You can always choose a pony, but you’re on a trek! The route goes through the rivers of gushing Zanskar and it is a wonderful view. Sikh pilgrims are most likely to come to Sri Hemkund Sahib and spur you on the journey.
After the evening you reach Ghangaria, relax. Enjoy the weather and enjoy the happiness of the mountains. Ghangaria is around 4 km from Valley of Flowers. The path is narrow and crosses thick woods and uphill paths. When you reach the valley, it’s a haven with the Himalayan blue moths, lily sizes and a sight that you’re never looking at forgetting. There are plenty of waterfalls as you cross over to the valley and you can see the river Pushpwati blowing through the valley.
Rest when you arrive in Ghangaria at night. Enjoy bliss in the mountains, enhance your acclimatization with the weather. Ghangaria is about 4 km away from the Flower Valley. The route is narrow and crosses thick forests and uphill paths. Once you come into the valley you’ll be able to see an amazing Himalayan blue poppies, lily spread out and you won’t forget the sight. There are plenty of cascading waterfalls as you cross towards the valley to see the Pushpwati river blowing across the valley.
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