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Bhyundar Khal - Valley Of Flower Trek | Best Trek Of Uttrakhand

Bhyundar Khal - Valley Of Flower Trek

Following the track of Frank Smythe's discovery of the Valley of Flowers

About The Bhyundar Khal - Valley Of Flower Trek

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Bhyundar Khal - Valley Of Flower Trek

Peaks: Deoban ( 6855m ), Gauri Parbat ( 6708m ), Hathi Parbat ( 6727m ), Kamet ( 7756m ), Mana Peak ( 7272m ), Mandir Parbat ( 6559m ), Nilgiri Parbat ( 6474m ), Nilkantha ( 6596m )
Passes: Bhyunder Khal ( 5100m )
Glaciers: Gauri Glacier, Rataban Glacier, Tipra Bamak, Rataban Glacier N
Rivers: Bhyunder Ganga, Dhauli Ganga
Villages: Ghamsali, Ghangharia
National Parks / Forest Reserves: Valley of Flowers National Park

Why Should You Do The Bhyundar Khal - Valley Of Flower Trek

  • The aweinspiring peaks of Nar, Neelkanth, Hathi, Ghodi, Rataban
  • The village of Ghamsali. One of the most remote village on the borders of Uttrakhand and Tibet. The very few of the Rongpa tribes live there.
  • Retracing history in Frank Smythe's path who first explored the Valley Of Flowers and named it so. His explorations in the mountains of Garhwal are worth a read
  • Bhyunder Khaal is not a pass to be crossed by the weak hearted. For those who are motivated by the remoteness of the Himalayas and are ready to accept the challenges, this region can offer them a good exploration thrill.
  • Moraine walks beneath some of the beautiful peaks of Garhwal and a challenging trek to cool your challenge seeking nerves.
  • Duration: 11 Days, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Highest Altitude: 5100m
  • Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: May End - June, Sep - Early October
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky, crevasse, snow field, glacial moraines
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts From: Joshimath
  • Ends In: Joshimath
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Joshimath
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  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian Menu

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Excellent: 387
Very Good: 34
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 3

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Exploring on the steps of Sir Frank Smythe, the Bhyunder Khal trek is a great trek to be explored by any Himalayan High Seekers. Most of this trek is through glacial moraines crossing the high altitude pass of Bhyunder Khal.

The trek starts with a drive to Govind Ghat and then following the trails of the more popular Valley of Flowers. The trail climbs up steadily and takes you to the remote valley of the Tipra Bamak. The Bhyunder Khal trek gets serious after this and requires negotiating the moraines of the Gauri glacier, Rataban Glacier and Tipra Glacier.  The climb to the pass is steep and treacherous. The top of the Bhyunder Khal offers close and glorious view of Neelkanth, Hathi, Nilgiri and Rataban peaks. After crossing the pass, we land on to the other side of the Rataban Glacier continuing over the moraines. The trek route take a right turn diverging from the Gupt Khal trek route and goes down straight to exit in the village of Ghamsali.

Route Details: Joshimath -- Govind Ghat -- Ghangharia -- Tipra -- Bhyunder Ice Fall -- Bhyunder Khal Base -- Bhyunder Khal -- Rataban Glacier Camp -- Eri Udiar -- Ghamsali -- Joshimath

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+ Short Travel Itinerary
  • Day 1:  Drive Rishikesh to Joshimath
  • Day 2:  Drive Joshimath to Govind Ghat (25km, 1900m, 1hr). Trek to Ghangharia (3100m, 13km, 5 - 6 hrs)
  • Day 3:  Excursion/ Acclimatization trek to the Hemkund Sahib ( 4161m). Back to Ghangaria.
  • Day 4:  Trek to Tipra Kharak (3700m, 10km, 5hrs ). Visit Valley of Flowers enroute
  • Day 5:  Trek to Bhyunder Ice Fall (4300m, 7km, 5 hrs) 
  • Day 6:  Trek to Bhyunder Khal Base (4600m, 5 Kms, 4 hrs)
  • Day 7:  Trek to Rataban Glacier Camp (4500m, 9 km, 6 - 7 hrs) via Bhyunder Khal ( 5100m )
  • Day 8:  Trek to Eri Udiar (3900m, 12km, 6 hrs)
  • Day 9: Trek to Ghamsali ( 3000m, 10km, 5 hrs). 
  • Day 10: Drive Ghamsali to Joshimath
  • Day 11: Drive Joshimath to Rishikesh
+ Fixed Departure Dates

We do not organize fixed departures for this trip.

If you want to do this trek with us, please fill this form to Request A Customized Private Trip Plan just for your team members. We will get back to you with all the details specific to your personalized requirements

+ Mandatory Packing List
  • 3 sets of DryFit Tshirts
  • 2 set of track pants (no jeans)
  • 4 sets of socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woollen)
  • 1 or 2 set of thermal inner ( upper & lower)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullovers
  • Down Jacket (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Trouser (can be rented from us  )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Jacket (can be rented from us  )
  • Headlamp (can be rented from us  )
  • Trek Pole, Waterproof Gloves, Poncho, Rucksack, Fleece Inner Gloves, Waterproof Gloves, Gaiters, Spikes, Sleeping Bag Inners ( provided by us as complimentary use )
  • Polaroid UV Protected Sunglasses or Snow/Glacier Goggles
  • 2 Water Bottles & Tiffin Box with Spoon, 1 cup
  • Skull Cap Wollen or Fleece
  • Toilet Paper Roll, Wet Tissue
  • Personal Care Kit ( lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc )
  • Personal Medical Kit (basic or regular medicines )
+ Reviews & Testimonials

4.86 of 430

Excellent: 387
Very Good: 34
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 3

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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.

Rules Of Cancellation: 

  1. Up to 7 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 7 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  3. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  4. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks below 6000 meters and not graded as Challenging or Challenging+


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