Valley of Flowers
Valley of flowers trek located in west Himalaya, in the estate of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic flowers and the verity of flora. This richly divers’ area is also home to rare and endangered animals including black beers, snow leopard, Musk Dear, Brown Beer and red fox. Bird found in the area Himalayan monal and other high altitude birds. Legends believe it to be the place from where Hanuman had collected the Sanjeevani buti for curing Lakshmana. This place has floral pastures, running streams and beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
The Best time to see the valley is from mid July to mid august, to reach the valley one has trek govind ghat on the route to hemkund sahib, up to ghangaria. It’s a core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. A colossal expanse of 87.5 sq Kms and myriad alpine flowers makes this place a colorful paradise. Perched at an altitude of 3658 mts above sea level, Bhyundar Valley is the home to this surreal place. Historically, the beauty of the place was unknown to world until in 1931, three British mountaineers came here. They lost their way and happened to discover this alluring valley and named it Valley of Flowers. Later in the year 1939, Joan Margaret Legge, a botanist arrived here to study flowers. She was deputed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Krew but she lost her life by slipping from the rocky terrain. Her sister later came here and erected a memorial near the spot.