Monday, July 11, 2005

Valley Of Flowers

Since long time, I had wanted to go for a trek in Himalayas. Last month, when Ajit proposed this trek to "Valley of Flowers", an opportunity had come and I had taken care not to miss it. Though it is not exactly in the Himalayas, but it is at the foothills of Himalayan mountain ranges. The estimated five day trek starts from 16th July till 20th July. I am leaving from Bangalore on 15th July and will be back on 24th July.

The Valley OF Flowers is situated in the upper expanses of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and carpeted with over 500 species of flowers and is spread over an area of 87.5 Sq. km. and is 3,250 meters to 6,750 meters above mean sea level. The valley is open only in summers between june and October, being covered by heavy snow during the rest of the year it remains mostly inaccessible.


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