Valley of Flowers trek course is unarguably one of the loveliest treks that Uttarakhand brings to the table. On the off chance that there is heaven anyplace on earth, this is close where the mountains ascend from a bed of bright blooms and kiss the sky.
Regardless of whether it is the all-encompassing vistas of the Valley of Flowers or soul-contacting, extraordinary encounters of Hemkund Sahib, this is one trek which must be on the can rundown of everybody who professes to have become hopelessly enamoured with the Himalayas.
Like every single beneficial thing, this trek requires exertion and careful arranging. Here’s the list on the most proficient method to get ready, what’s in store and get yourself ‘trek prepared’ for this experience of the multi-day experience in the flawless valleys of upper ranges of Uttarakhand.
10 things you should know about this trek:
1-Plan in Advance –
Valley of Flowers trek and Hemkund Sahib is available for just a couple of months consistently from mid-June to the primary seven day stretch of October. Despite the fact that these are the rainstorm months, the blossoms sprout during this period as it were. This is likewise one of only a handful few trekking goals that are suggested during the downpours.
In case you’re intending to go with an undertaking organization (I went with Great Indian Outdoors), the spots top off much before the flight dates, so book when you’ve chosen to go!
2-Know What You Want To See –
One should cautiously pick the hour of visit as the scenes you get the opportunity to see absolutely rely upon the month you’re going. While snow-topped mountains and ice sheets are what you can expect in June, there won’t be numerous blossoms at that time. July and August are flawless in case you’re going for the blossoms that floor covering the glades on the trek.
You may even observe the tricky Blue Poppies and Bhrahmakamals in case you’re fortunate. For the most part, the blossoms last until the main seven day stretch of September however a dry fall sneaks behind one of those mountains. October is basically when you get the opportunity to see fall hues after the remainder of the blossoms has bid farewell for the year.
3-Distances Covered every Day-
The trouble level of the trek is Moderate +, which means one must be physically fit to have the option to do it. It includes the errand of strolling tough for around 16 km from Govindghat to the base camp Ghangria on
Day-1, 6 km+ on Day-2 for Valley of Flowers (contingent upon how to further inside the valley you need to go) and around 5km
On Day-3 for Hemkund Sahib, which is the steepest of the three.
Day – 4 again incorporates downhill trek once again from Ghangria to Govindghat.
As you can envision, this is no mean accomplishment. There is unpleasant if your legs are noodly and you need to stop like clockwork to get a breath.
4-Physical Fitness –
The VOF and Hemkund Trek expects one to be fit to trek generally long and undulating separations. It is fitting to begin a short wellness schedule half a month prior to the trek, in case you’re not practising normally. Nothing more than trouble thing comes simple, and the perspectives that lie ahead in the lap of upper Himalayas are no special case.
One needs to acquire the privilege to observe such perfect excellence, which by the way is absolutely worth the exertion (both physical and mental) it takes to reach there. I suggest a month-long exercise centre schedule that focusses on quality and centre. This can be accomplished by an appropriate cardio routine and centre activities that will guarantee that you can lift your own day back easily.
5-Trekking Shoes –
While this one appears to be excessively self-evident, one can’t undermine the significance of a decent pair of trekking shoes. Be aware of the downpours and the territory when choosing the correct shoes, in light of the fact that without the right pair, it is difficult to complete this rainstorm trek. Purchase a size greater than expected, ideally waterproof ones with lower leg support, in light of the fact that the territory shocks you in the most sudden of turns.
Likewise, make a point to break into your perspective much before the trek. ‘Breaking In’ should be possible with a short climb close by, or in any event, wearing your shoes for day by day. New shoes are finished NO.
6-Monsoon Trek –
This one is in a perfect world a storm trek, which doesn’t make it any simpler. In any case, at that point, warm up to the merciless mountain downpour and you’ll be fine. Come furnished with a parka and waterproof shoes so you can appreciate the consistent shower when it’s not pouring. You can likewise get light ponchos effectively at Govindghat or Ghangria.
It gets somewhat dubious to cross the rough mountain way in the downpour, so a couple of good trekking shoes and parity are an absolute necessity. Utilize your guide’s ability in moving the extreme parts. Dry-fit garments (the two tees and jeans) are an absolute necessity as well since downpour will be your steady friend through the trek.
7-Energy Boosters –
Carry moment vitality sources like confections, chocolates, Glucon-D or dry natural products along. These consistently help when you would prefer not to upset the force and continue onward. Continue having these at ordinary interims so you don’t feel low on vitality. While on my route tough to Ghangria, I found numerous lovers conveying bread rolls, Glucon D, dry natural products, water and so forth and understood that is such an honourable activity.
8-Keep Hydrated –
Water assumes a significant job in any trek and this one is no special case. Convey a water bottle yet don’t stress over ensuing stock. All through the trek, you would discover multitudinous streams, taps and water sources to top off that jug. Additionally, the water that you jump in transit is greatly improved and better than any mineral water bottles that you may have been enticed to convey. Re-fill and re-use; don’t purchase increasingly plastic jugs in transit.
From Govindghat to Ghangria, one can discover little shops selling organic products, Maggi, bread rolls, water bottles and so on. Since Ghangria is the base camp to Hemkund Sahib, the trail isn’t actually fruitless and a steady stream of aficionados appear to stroll along. Perfect and sterile open accommodations are additionally accessible after each couple of kilometres.
Versatile system is unpredictable, yet a BSNL association works until Ghangria. Power supply at Ghangria involves karma – so keep a light (and batteries) helpful. You may likewise need to convey a battery pack for the telephone and use it sparingly.
10-Get Ample Rest and Sleep Early
– This one was a troublesome assignment to achieve for a night owl like me yet it satisfied. Once at Ghangria, set aside some effort to adjust and get as a lot of rest as you can. Rest right on time, as the following two days are going to test your fortitude. When you hit the sack, you’re probably going to nod off right on time as your body would have been exhausted during the day ( regardless of whether your mind wasn’t).
Contributed By Guest