A high altitude valley that is in the Himalayas, that you have to trek to get to, that has streams and clouds and has rare and beautiful flowers as far as the eye can see…..these are just some of the reasons to visit the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, India. A short helicopter ride takes you from Govindghat to Ghangaria. From here a 7 km trek over a rocky uphill path takes you to paradise. Is it worth it? Need you even ask?
The flowers do not know that they have to grow in the valley. For those not fit to trek, some of the amazing flora and fauna can be seen around the region. The sight of the mountains and the clouds and the fields of flowers of all colours, shapes and sizes indigenous to the area is what one needs to go to the valley for.
The helicopter ride…
Leaving the village of Ghangaria behind…
The informative boards at the ticket counter..
There were 2 rickety bridges….fresh landslides have led to a slightly treacherous route
Up a mountain, down again and up another mountain to reach 2000 feet than the place we started from.
The valley begins
Feast your eyes….
The memories stay forever….the child flew his Phantom3 drone over it, so we have live footage too….
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