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BREIF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM: A sprawling expanse of 87 square kilometres in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is set in the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan Ranges. This virtual paradise on earth has been unknown to the outside world till the great Mountaineer Frank S Smith discovered it in the year 1931
A world heritage site, the valley is situated at a very remarkable area, which is the conversion point of Himalayan ranges of Western and Eastern Himalayas. This fairyland located in the high altitudes of Himalayas is protected by snowy mountains. Bounded by the magnificent mountain ranges and glittering glaciers, this place unfolds the charisma and charm of nature at its best. Also witness the wildlife in national park: Lime Butterfly, gray langur, flying squirrel, Himalayan black bear, red fox, and Himalayan weasel.
The bloom starts immediately after the melting of snow. Different flowers bloom in different months but the peak blooming period is from mid-July to mid-August. Almost 300 species of wildflowers bloom here unhindered by mankind. The prominent species are Blue poppy, Brahmakamal, Campanula latifolia, Geranium, Morina long folio, Potentilla agrophylla, Potentilla cuneifolia, Saxifraga brunonis, Taraxacum officinale, Cremanthodium Arnicoides etc. The best time for Valley Of Flowers Trek is August month.
DAY WISE SCHEDULE:
Day1- Report at Base Camp, Bharat Mandir Dharamshala, Near Nirmal Ashram Hospital, Chandreshwari Road, Mayakund, Rishikesh(1,031 ft)
Day2- Rishikesh to Joshimath Camp (6,150 ft) (by bus) (275 km Approx. 8 - 10 hrs.)
Day3- Joshimath to Govindghat and (5500 ft) (by bus) 20 km Approx. 45 minutes, Trek to Govindghat to Ghangaria (10,200 ft) (14 km Approx. 5 - 7 hrs.)
Day4- Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers and return to Ghangaria (11,500 ft) & back (3 km+3 km=6 km Approx. 5 - 7 hrs.)
Day5- Trek from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib and return to Ghangaria (15,200 ft) & back (6 km+6 km= 12 km Approx. 6 - 8 hrs.)
Day6- Trek from Ghangaria to Govindghat (14 km Approx. 2 - 4 hrs.) And by bus from Govindghat to Badrinath stay at Badrinath Youth Hostel (10,830 ft) (25 km Approx.1 hrs.)
Day7- Badrinath to Mana Village (10,500 ft) (4 km ) to Vasudhara waterfalls (4 km+4 km=8 km trail ) & return to Badrinath Youth Hostel.
Day8- Badrinath to Rishikeshbase camp (by bus) (315 km. Approx. 11 hrs.)
Day9- Check out after Breakfast.
* Special Allowance Cases
*Special Casual leave
*Justice TPS Chawla Scholarship for underprivileged Girls
*Off the beaten Siddharth Scholarship for underprivileged Young Men & Women Certificates
Note: Seat once booked may not be re-scheduled or transferred.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? The minimum age for a member to join the program is 18 years to 60 Years, YHAI membership is mandatory to participate. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age and above age will not be considered. Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online duly supported by a 'Trekking Medical Certificate'.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP:
Rishikesh, Bharat Mandir Dharamshala. Rishikesh is around 250 kms from Delhi. You can approach by air, train or by road. Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Air Port. Nearest railway station is Rishikesh/Haridwar. State transport buses are available from Delhi and Haridwar/Dehradun also.
HOW TO JOIN:
Online Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online though website by paying requisite program fee Rs.9500/-. 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, two passport size photographs at the time of reporting to the Base Camp.
Offline Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply on the prescribed 'Trekking Registration Form' duly supported by a 'Trekking Medical Certificate', along with a Demand Draft of requisite amount of Rs.9500/- .in favor of “Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi. The Trekking registration Form, Trekking Medical Form and Demand Draft may be sent to following Address: Youth Hostels Association of India, 5 Nyaya marg Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021 All Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. National Office will send the Admit Card along with confirmation letter to the participant at the address mentioned in 'Trekking Registration Form'.
Members can also apply through our YHAI Units or State Branch in their respective area.
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES: on sharing basis Hotel, Lodge and Dharamshala
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES: Veg-meals, R.O. Water supply at base camp
Shirts, Slacks, Raincoat, panchou Woolen sweaters or Jackets, Inners, Sun Cap, Trekking Shoes, Socks4 pr.Gloves, Enameled or Steel Mug/tumbler, Lunchbox, Plate, Spoon, Penknife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold Cream/Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Tissues, Towel, and Medicines (Which are normally used at home), MOST IMPORTANTLY ADMIT CARD, YHAI MEMBERSHIP CARD (soft copy will do) and original Medical certificated not issue before 30 Days..
SAFETY & SECURITY: Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the Planning of your safety. Our field Staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every Care has been taken to ensure safety. The Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held Responsible for any accident, Illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
EXTRA LUGGAGE CAN BE DEPOSITED AT THE BASE CAMP
MANDATORY:Trekking Medical Certificate will be compulsory at the time of reporting only (with 30 days of validity) duly signed by registered Medical Practitioner (MBBS / MD only) along with his registration no. and stamp.
Route and Schedule of the program may change without prior notice based on the local weather and administration condition
Important Note- Participants are requested to bring below documents at the time of reporting at base camp.
1) Copies of ID proof
2) Trekking Medical certificate original copy
3) 2 Passport size photographs
4) Admit card
BEFORE BOOK THE PROGRAMME KINDLY READ THE PROGRAMME DETAILS CAREFULLY
1) In case you are unable to join the program due to any reason, you will get a 100% Credit Shell of the participation fees which will be valid till December 2023only. The request for cancellation or transfer or postponement must be received by us by email or any written mode before 7 days from the reporting date of your program. After that no request of transfer or Refund or postponement will be considered. No refund will be applicable for any cancellation of a seat and credit shell will be provided only.
2) If the next programme opted by you is cheaper, you may use the balance Amount in any of the Trek till Dec 2023.
3) If the next opted programme is costlier, the trekker has to pay the Differential amount.
4) If the trekker opts for the same programme that was cancelled, he/she will not be charged extra even if the price goes up next year.
5) You may transfer your seat to your family members and friends also
Note: No medical issues, natural calamity or any sort of personal Reasons will be considered as cancellation reason and will be considered for refund.
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