Explore and experience the beauty of the imposing Himalayas in an expedition
Iquest, an organisation involved in adventure and allied activities, is arranging a trek to the Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib, Badrinath and Vasudhara Falls in the Garhwal Himalayas.
The “Valley of Flowers” or “phoolon ki ghati” as it’s known in Hindi is a sight to behold. Situated in Bhyunder Valley, trekkers can see more than 300 varieties of wild plants, herbs and flowers.
It is also a World Natural Heritage site. Hemkund Sahib is the world’s highest Gurudwara and one of the most important Sikh pilgrimage spots. It boasts of a high-altitude lake. Badrinath, one of the most sacred spiritual destinations also has amazing hot springs.
And beyond the last village in the Indian boundary, towards Tibet is the Vasundhara Falls, a beautiful waterfall amidst stunning peaks and valleys. Haridwar and Rishikesh are popular spiritual destinations and also a good location for the final day of rest and sight seeing. Over and above this, there is the mighty Ganga which overlooks the city.
The expedition offers an opportunity to experience the nature at its best. The location is one of the most sought out for photography. And on the return trip you can also see world-famous Ganga aarti at Haridwar and Rishikesh.
The cost of the trek is kept low in order to encourage more people to experience the beautiful Himalayas and its abundant resources and also to share environmental concerns.
The organisation strictly follows the “leave no traces” principles and zero-impact trekking methods.
The dates from Bangalore to Bangalore are July 31 to August 13. The trek costs Rs. 9750 and includes transportation, (sleeper class train) local transport, accomodation, food, guide, entry charges and certificates.
People in the age group of 15 to 60 years can apply. The grade is Easy Trekking distance of about 60 km and the team size is 15 to 25.
The last date for registration is June 25.