What the Valley of flowers trek fee includes

The trek fee Rs 7850 includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek at Govind Ghat to the end at Govind Ghat.


Specifically, the cost includes the following:
 

    • The trek fee
    • Vegetarian food as per menu on the trek
    • Forest charges
    • Trek permits
    • 5 nights hotel accommodation at Govind Ghat and Ghangria. (Good, clean rooms with attached washrooms, tripple sharing).
    • Safety equipment
    • Mules 
    • Services of a guide and trek leader
       

Please Note: Service Tax of 3.09% is payable on the trek fee .

 

Transportation: The cost of transport from Haridwar to Govind Ghat and return from Govind Ghat to Haridwar has to be borne by the participant. Indiahikes has arrangements with local transporters to pick up trekkers from Haridwar. The vehicles will leave Haridwar at 6.30 a.m.

 

Most participants opt for the Indiahikes pick up – and we assume the same in your case. In case you do not want the Indiahikes pick up, please let us know at least 20 days in advance to the start of the trek. Intimation is by email only at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay at base camp. Stay at base camp is organised in dormitory style lodges. Participants share the rooms. Men and women are housed separately. 

Note: Consumption of alcohol and smoking are not permitted anywhere on the trek including at the base camp. 

 

Cancellation: If for some reason you wish to cancel your trek, an email intimation needs to be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . Cancellation requests are not taken over phone. However, you can phone to check whether your cancellation has been processed.

 

The cancellation charges are as under:
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek -- full refund.
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek -- 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek -- no refund.

 Note: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity (like rains, earthquake, landslides etc), Indiahikes will issue a Trek Voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same or another trek in the next one year. 

 

Backpack carrying: Indiahikes expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks with personal belongings. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional Rs 200 per backpack per day. 

 

Drop out during trek: If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Indiahikes will make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A Indiahikes staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head. On the Valley of Flowers trek it is at Govindghat. From Govindghat you get vehicles to Rishikesh/Badrinath. Vehicles are intermittent and may take a while to get and could involve stay at Govindghat. In case of dropping out of the Valley of Flowers trek transportation and stay cost at any location has to be borne by the participant.

 

Who can trek at 50% concession:

  1. Doctors: At Indiahikes, safety of a trek comes first. You will experience it first hand on the slope. Your team is accompanied by experienced trek leaders, safety gears, high end trek equipment, high altitude first aid kits and most importantly the right information. As an initiative in this regard we want to encourage doctor trekkers to function as team doctors. If you are a doctor on the trek and would like to function as the team doctor let us know immediately. As team doctor you will receive a Indiahikes trek voucher for 50% of trek fee. The trek voucher can be used for other Indiahikes treks. The only conditions are that you need to have done one another high altitude trek before and only one doctor is allowed to be a team doctor per team. Apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  1. Amateur photographers. At Indiahikes, we also believe a trek is a lot more than walking in the mountains. We would like to encourage skilled amateur photographers to share their skills of photography with other members of the trek. If you are a skilled amateur photographer and would like to conduct a photography workshop send us a link to your photographs. If you are selected, you will receive a Indiahikes trek voucher for 50% of trek fee. The trek voucher can be used for other Indiahikes treks. Apply to Sandhya: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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