Valley of Flowers National Park is located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand. Known for it’s meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora, this richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Together, they encompass a unique transition zone between the mountain ranges of the Zanskar and Great Himalaya. The trek is about 5kms one way from Ghangria which goes through beautiful streams and valleys and winding up to an open valley with lovely flowers. No camping is allowed inside the park therefore all lodging is at and around Ghangria Village which is also the base for Hemkund Sahib.
Hemkund Sahib (also spelled Hemkunt), formally known as Gurudwara Sri Hemkund Sahib Ji, which is a Sikh place of worship and pilgrimage site and is at an elevation of 4,632 meters (15,197 feet). It is devoted to Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the tenth Sikh Guru, and finds mention in Dasam Granth, a work dictated by Guruji himself. With its setting of a glacial lake surrounded by seven mountain peaks, each adorned by a Nishan Sahib on its cliff. Base for this trek is same as valley of the flowers, which is Ghangria village. It’s a 6kms one way trek and you can return to Ghangria by evening.
Note: Go prepared to enjoy the rain as this is the time when the flowering happens and the VOF trek is done. Also keep margin of time during transit due to landslides which are common in this area during rains.