Valley of Flowers

valley of flowers

A World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers is an Indian National park, a monsoon trek. When you will be driven to Govind Ghat you will have breathtaking rain-washed landscapes and the Alaknanda will accompany you. You will be passing through lush greenery, hillside hamlets and streams. The Valley of Flowers looks like a carpet of colours – green, yellow, red, blue. The flowering pattern keeps changing in few days. Flowers that grow here are rare and the valley is surrounded by mountains with bright snow at the top, brown and grey soil in the middle and trees at lower levels.

​Valley of flowers trek is a must do trek by every trekker in the Himalayas. Valley of flowers is located in western Himalayan valley in Chamoli district. Trek starts from Govindghat where you can reach by road from Haridwar.

flower valley with snow capped hills

Whom is this trek meant for?

Valley of flowers is a good trek for people of all age groups. You can go on this trek with your parents and little ones. This is a popular and well established trail where the flowers provide you with visual delights while the sacred Hemkund Sahib is manna for your spirit.

The Valley of Flowers ​trek manages to show you a glimpse of the joys of Himalayan trekking in just about four days. Once you finish this trek, it doesn’t come as a surprise when you find yourself planning your next big Himalayan adventure.

valley of flowers

Region: Uttarakhand, Western Himalayas

Duration: 6 days & 5 Nights

Highest altitude: 14,400 ft

Level: Moderate

 

If you have a group of minimum 5 persons, then you can opt any dates till 15th Sept.

If you don’t have a group, then we have our batch starting at Haridwar from 1st Sept.

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Getting to base camp, Govind Ghat

10-11 Hrs: Hotel Stay

We will camp at Govind Ghat, little beyond Joshimath. It will take you approx 11 Hours to reach here from Haridwar/Kathgodam. ​

Day 2: Govind Ghat to Ghanghria 

6-7 Hrs: Stay in Tents

Trek starts from crossing the bridge over Alaknanda river. The complete trek goes along the river side and is full of breathtaking views. Once we are at Ghangharia, you will find helipad and space to camp. We will stay at our camp today.

Day 3: Ghangria to Valley of Flowers and back to Ghangria

10 Km: Stay in Tents

We will leave early so we can have whole day to enjoy the beauty of Valley of Flowers. Once you are in the gates of the Valley of Flowers you can imagine yourself to be in a dreamland. Enjoy flowers, lot of flowers, like a carpet on the mountains and then you will find glaciers, bees and nature. Come back to Ghangharia with heart filled with nature’s beauty.

Day 4: Ghangria to Hemkund Sahib and back to Ghangria

7-8 Hrs: Stay in Tents

Today will again be an early start to visit the Hemkund Sahib. You will need a poncho and might need a trekking pole as well. We will trek slowly and steadily on the steep path with mesmerizing views all around. Melting glaciers, river stream and waterfall all beautiful… After around 2 Hrs you will be above the tree line. Take numerous breaks as the path is gonna be tough today. Once you are at the Gurudwara, warm yourself with tea and khichdi. The lake is just behind the gurudwara. Enjoy the lake in the midst of mountains at an altitude of around 4300 mts. Will leave by afternoon. Today it’s gonna be tough on knees and toes. Stay at Ghangharia.

Day 5: Ghangria to Govind Ghat 

5-6 Hrs: Stay in Hotel

Let’s trek back with the memories and recognize the things we crossed earlier. Once you are at Govind Ghat, you can plan to visit Badrinath / Auli the next day. Stay at Govind Ghat

Day 6: Govind Ghat to Haridwar 

Drive back to Haridwar/Kathgodam with lots of memories

 

Charges: Just Rs. 9999/- per person including pickup & drop at Haridwar

Inclusions:

1. Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)
3. Trek equipments
4. Permits
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
7. Transport from Haridwar to Govind Ghat and return

Exclusions:

1. Any kind of personal expenses
2. Food during the transit
3. Insurance
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”

 

To Carry:

1.Trekking shoes 2.Backpack (40-60 litres) 3.Three warm layers 4.Two trek pants 5.Two collared t-shirts 6.Thermals 7.Sunglasses 8.Suncap 9.Synthetic lower 10.Hand gloves 11.Balaclava / Woollen Scarves 12.Socks (2 pairs) 13.Headlamp / LED torch 14.Trekking pole

Whatsapp 9819155259 for details

Maximum only 20 persons will be taken in a batch, so hurry.

FAQs

1. What is the style of accommodation in this trek?

Accommodation during the trek will be in rooms & tents at different places, where you will be sharing with fellow trekkers.

 

2. What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Day time temperatures will range from 12-20ºC and night time temperature will range from 4-10ºC.

 

3. Will there be snow on this trek?

There will be no snow on the trek.

4. Which are the best seasons for the Valley of Flowers trek?

This trek is best done during monsoon, July – September, when the valley comes alive with the alpine flowers that it is known for. After that, the beauty wilts off.

5. Are backpacks, raincoats and other equipments available for rent?

There are several websites that rent out trekking equipment. We can guide you for the same.

6. Is this a good trek for a first timer?

Valley of Flower trek is easy-moderate and the trail is popular and well established. It is suitable for a first time trekker provided you are fit and prepared (we’ll provide with more details) for the trek before setting off.

7. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

The minimum age requirement for this trek is 8 years. If your child meets this criterion and is physically fit, you can take her/him along.

8. Who will be with us on the trek?

A team consisting of a qualified & experienced Trek leader & support staff will be with you throughout the trek.

Fun in the Rains

Fun in the Rains trip
The Monsoons are finally here. And its time for us to go for a lovely road-trip and enjoy nature’s abundance, enjoying the weather, getting drenched, soaking in the rains, etc. But places like Lonavala/ Matheran are over-crowded during weekends. Also it becomes too monotonous & boring to visit the same places again & again.
Hence, Third Eye Explorers has arranged a beautiful trip, away from crowds. Let’s visit the Mahabaleshwar of Palghar, a scenic small hill-station. It’s an ideal destination for nature lovers as it has abundance of rich scenic beauty with remarkable river valleys, forests, waterfalls, etc. It offers peace & tranquility in the cradle of nature. This is your best opportunity for rejuvenating this weekend. And the best part is – there is no trekking – so anyone can join!
lake
heavy waterfall in Jawhar
Historical importance, heritage preserved, placid lakes with serene atmosphere, Dams located at naturally scenic places, heavy rainfall & enthralling spots offering beautiful panoramic view of the valley, are a few attractions which attract domestic and foreign tourists to this place.
 winding roads of Jawhar
dam at Jawhar
Category: Off-beat Eco-Tour
Date: Sunday, 23rd July, 6am onwards, Day Trip.
Place: Between Igatpuri & Silvassa, Palghar
Charges: Rs. 1550/- for Females, Rs. 1750/- for Males &
Bookings Friday onwards Rs. 1900/- if available
Includes: Travel by pvt vehicle, breakfast, local cuisine lunch, evening refreshment, entry fees, local guidance.
Register: Booking link or WhatsApp 9819155259
Age group: From 7 to 50 yrs
Contact soon before we go full.
Join for sure if you Love Rains

Eco-tour in lap of Western Ghats: Amba Ghat

Amba Ghat

Nature’s gift in lap of Western Ghats: Amba Ghat!!


Amba Ghat

About the Tour: 
A picturesque mountain pass is exactly located between Ratnagiri district and Kolhapur highway at a height of 2000 feet above sea level. As Third Eye Explorers is known for exploring newer destinations, this upcoming nature getaway offers the serene landscapes of Western Ghats. It lies in the buffer zone of Bison Wildlife sanctuary, rain-forest and Sahyadri tiger reserve. Enjoy its huge jungle along with Manoli dam, Pawankhind, Marleshwar waterfalls, etc. As it is an upcoming tourist destination, one can expect very basic facilities for stay and travel. Not to deny, Amba Ghat is one of the popular getaway in Monsoons.

Marleshwar waterfalls   Pawankhind

Outing Date: 13th-14th-15th August 2016 (Independence Day Holidays)

Category: Offbeat & Eco-Tours
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Highlights: Enjoy local cuisine, swim in the dam waters, soothe your eyes with scenic views of Western Sahyadri ranges, relax at backwaters, stretch yourselves at winding Ghats, get wet at the land of 1000 waterfalls, shout at green valleys, sing while sitting on top of Gypsies during Jungle safaris, get adventurous at treks in Evergreen forests, dance till you drop at bonfires, get thrilled at night trails, feel great visiting forts & historic/important places during Shivaji Maharaj

jungle safari   Manoli dam overflow

vishalgadh-amba

Tour Cost: Rs.7,200/- per person

 Inclusions:

  1. All Meals on Tour (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea on 13, 14 & 15th)
  2. Transportation from Dadar to Dadar by non-ac vehicle
  3. Accommodation on sharing basis
  4. All inner transfer and entry tickets for sight-seeings
  5. Permit, Parking and Tolls
  6. Expertise & Guide Charges

Exclusions:

  1. Bisleri, Any personal expenses
  2. Anything other than mentioned above

Only 6 seats left now, seats booking faster

For Queries & Registrations, please Whatsapp or Call: 9819155259

Enjoy your (31st) Last & 1st day of the year with Nature

hillside camping

Who wants to spend the best night of the year in a smoke filled, sweat-drenched party hall? (Not me, that’s for sure!) Bored of that typical bar scene or pub type loud celebrations for New Year’s Eve? Make a change this year.

Let’s welcome 1st sunrise of 2016 beside a beautiful lake and a hill in backdrop & camping, for the nature lovers among us. Breathe in the pure oxygen that Mother Nature has created for us.

lakeside tent camping
lakeside camping

– Stay in tented accommodation – one separate tent for each couple & sharing for others.

– Under the stars far away from the city…

– With a campfire and barbeque…

– Beside a remote lake with a hill view…

– Enjoy light music and campfire from evening till late night. Bring your collection of songs in your mobile/pendrive

– Eat unlimited hot veg / non-veg Dinner

hillside camping
hillside camping

Enjoy with your new friends, or gaze into the eyes of your beloved till the year winds down.

Start your new year at midnight with … (Well, we leave this to your imagination)

But did we mention that couples can have their own tents?

 

– Play, dance..(last year we danced until everyone fell down tired, or drunk!)

– Go swimming in the cool lake waters in the morning

Laze with our fishing-rods, go trekking, play around mango trees

Some of us sing songs, some play other games. But all of us have lots of fun!

We are bringing the tents and most of the gear, so those of you who want to go directly from work, can do that.

lake & hill view

It’s going to be pretty cold. So please bring your own bed warmers (apparel or human) 🙂  Ok, we are supplying the sleeping bags and the tents. But you can sleep out in the open if you like.

We arrange for the beer and the food.  You arrange for your own hard liquor. You can bring from home or buy along the route. We can tell you where you can get some along the way, if you like.

Those who are adventurous can go with us on a night-time trek through the hillside to an old abandoned fort. It’s a bit dangerous on this trek. So if you are averse to danger, please stay at the campsite.

What better way to spend your last night of the old year? What better way to start the New Year?

By the way, we have a strict no-harassment policy in our trips. Any girl (or boy) being harassed by anyone, gets rather rough treatment from us. So please be on your best behavior (even with booze inside of you)

 

Where? A remote lake between Mumbai & Pune. Exact location is currently “classified”. You will get complete details after you have booked. We do this every year to keep out “undesirables”.

Travel: Travel is on your own. We will put registered ppl on the whatsapp group on Dec 30. So you can either arrange to car pool or get together and share a taxi to the location.

When? December 31, from evening till next day morning. Please do get out of office early enough to beat the crowd on the Expressway (Or you may end up spending New years on the road)

Who? Above 18 years of age only. Mumbaikars & Punekars. Only fun people please. We have space for 30 people only, so register soon before we are full.

Caution: Not for fuddy-duddies, who want luxury at every step. If you have a bit of adventure in you, then you are gonna love this. Man up, ok?

Also we are keeping the numbers even. We want a good balance so, some of you boys may be on the waiting list until we get more girls to join us. Sorry. And if it’s anything like last year, you girls may have to wait while we get more boys in the group! We had more girls than boys.

 

How much?

Last minute bookings from Dec 29: (Check with us if any space left) 

Current Price for Girls – Rs. 3200/- (its a great deal with stay)

Current price for Guys – Rs. 3400/-

Current price for Couples – Rs. 6800/-

Included: Dinner, Breakfast, Beer, Barbeque, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Drinking Water

Excluded: Travel, Bring your own Booze & Anything not mentioned above

Reservation / Confirmation is on Payment basis only. Refunds are Not Available for this Event.

Summing it up: No, This is not a seedha – saada camping

  1. Lakeside + Hillside camping
  2. Picturesque view (you will love clicking pictures)
  3. Private Property (So no worry about Security)
  4. Girls have registered too. (So more girls are welcome)
  5. Toilets available
  6. Drinks provided (Beer). Cooling facilities also available for your hard liquor
  7. Campfire & Barbeque available (enjoy roasting them)
  8. Unlimited Veg & Non Veg dinner
  9. Tents & Sleeping Bags provided
  10. Enjoy trekking, fishing & other activities, if you get bored just partying

 

For all queries & registrations please whatsapp / call: 9819155259