A British mountaineer – Frank Smith, discovered this flower bedecked valley in 1931. He and his colleagues were returning from Kamet expedition when they lost track and accidentally came across this wonder of the world. Some of the flowers last only for a week, and then a new variety starts blooming with new colors and a new fragrance. After September they once again disappear for a long hibernation under the snow.
Sharing some pictures from our trek to Garhwal Himalaya of Uttaranchal – a house to numerous snow clad peaks like Trishul, Nandadevi, Kamet and Bandarpunch, we visited the beautiful Valley of Flowers and the paradise of Hemkund Sarovar located at 14,500 ft.
From Govindghat to Ghangria (14km) & Ghangria to Valley of Flowers and back (about 12km)
Valley of Flowers is a beautiful carpet of multi-colored flowers.
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Hemkund is a beautiful holy lake situated at a height of 14,500 feet.