Valley of Flowers

Officially, Frank Smythe is credited with discovering the Valley of Flowers in 1931, but in some circles it is believed that Richard Holdsworth, a botanist member of Smythe’s successful Kamet Expedition was the real discoverer of the Valley. Smythe got the information from him and went to see and work on it. Of course, the local people had always known about the Valley, but they would rarely venture into it because of a prevailing superstition that the valley was the abode of fairies and anyone venturing into it alone would be taken away by them. Frank Smythe camped in the valley for one month to collect material for his book “The Valley of flowers” and took with him seeds for the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland.

valley of flowers
Trip Facts

Trip length:6 Days


Starts in:Ex Rishikesh

Ends in:Ex Rishikesh

Accommodation:Home stay , Tent

Transportation:Joshimath to Trekking Point and back

Meals:Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Maximum altitude:3736 M

Trek length:3night/4days