Far on the west side of the Himalayas, lies a valley like heaven. As the name implies, Valley of Flowers stretches like a green carpet full of flowers. Enchant hikers who attempted to conquer the high plains.
Anyone who tried to conquer the peaks of the Himalayas definitely surprised to see a valley full of flowers that stretched indefinitely. For these intrepid climbers, Valley of Flowers is like heaven. Spans 87 square kilometers with the highest point 6719 meters above sea level, the valley has become an oasis in the middle of the climb tired.
Valley of Flowers is a national park located in the province of Uttarakhand, India. Immediately adjacent to his brother, Nanda Devi National Park in its eastern part. Two national parks are incorporated in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004.
The valley is spread the charm of its best between June and October. In those months, none of the land in the escape of growing interest. Some endemic flowers like Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy, and Cobra Lily scattered in many places. The flowers were often used in some Hindu religious ceremonies.
As far as the eye could see, that looks just shades of green land full of colors: yellow, red, orange, orange. These flowers seem comfortable just blown by a wind chill of the Himalayan valleys that pierce the skin. While on it, blue sky typical summer tergubris only white clouds. There was no sound anything other than the rustling of leaves.
In addition to the summer, the valley is completely covered access. Thick snow cover its tracks as if out of sight. If you arrive in the valley, there would be no shred of blooming flowers. At this time shows face the Valley of Flowers ferociously.
It took no small struggle to reach this place. The nearest airport is Dehradun located at Jolly Grant, 295 kilometers away. From Jolly Grant, you have to drive for 11 hours to Joshimath, then 1 hour to the small town Gobindghat. Up in Gobindghat, you have to do trekking along the 17 kilometers with a fairly steep path. It took 4-8 hours to finally arrive at the Valley of Flowers.
But if you get there, be thankful, because not everyone had seen beauty like a paradise that lay ahead.