Valley of Flowers
Hemkund Sahib & Badrinath Temple
17 - 22 August, 2023
6 days trip
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
In the year 1931 Frank Smythe while returning from Mt.Kamet stumbled upon a beautiful valley filled with flowers. He felt at peace after many day’s in the snow and named it ‘The Valley of Flowers’. This trip combines the exploration the Valley of Flowers with visits to Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath Temple combining adventure with a spiritual experience by visiting some of the most revered sites in the Indian Himalaya.
Valley of Flowers Gallery
Drive along the River Ganga and Alaknanda via Rudraparag to reach Joshimath from Dehradun
The Vally of Flowers boosts more than 520 species of plant and flowers of which many are endemic to this area. To mention few: Himalayan Rose, Himalayan Honeysuckle, Himalayan Blue Poppy, Himalayan Mini Sunflower, Woolly Pearly Everlasting Brahma Kamal, Silky Woundwort, Whiskered Commelina and European Goldenrod.
Sri Hemkunt Sahib 4329m is a popular centre of Sikh Pilgrimage, visited by thousands of devotees from all over the world. According to Bachitra Natak, the autobiographical account of the tenth Guru Gobind Singh, it was at Hemkunt ,adorned with seven snow peaks that Guru Gobind meditated in his previous birth.
Badrinath Temple located at a height of 3133m is dedicated to Vishnu, it is open for six months every year. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dhams, and is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers of India. The image of the presiding deity worshipped in the temple is a 1 m (3.3 ft) tall, black stone statue of Vishnu in the form of Badrinarayan. The statue is considered by many Hindus to be one of eight swayam vyakta kshetras, or self-manifested statues of Vishnu.