A stunning sight – 520 species of blooming wild flowers (rare and exotic) against a backdrop of the mountains covered with glaciers appears in the Valley of Flowers National Park
from June till October, every year. This valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that sits at an altitude of 3,658 metres. Multicoloured flowers, such as the Himalayan Marsh Orchid, Brahama Kamal, Jacquemont’s Cobra Lily, Elegant Slipper Orchid, Yellow Cobra Lily, poppies, marigold, rhododendron, primulas, daisies and more, can be seen here. Some of the flowers are said to have medicinal properties. Besides the beautiful flowers, the massive park is home to rare and endangered species of animals and high-altitude birds.
The best way to reach this flower valley is by trekking. You can take a taxi to Govindghat, which is where the trail starts. After the 6.2 mile trek, you’ll reach Ghangaria, where you can stay overnight. From Ghangaria, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is moderate and the scenery on the way is magnificent. You can do this trek on your own or with a guide. This valley is a delight for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.