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The Valley of Flowers is reputed to be an enchanting sight, a land ablaze with a bewildering variety of flowers fluttering in the gentle intermittent breeze which wafts their fragrance abroad. Set amidst majestic snow clad mountains the valley is spread over an area of 87.5 sq. kms., at an altitude of is 3250 m to 6750 m above mean sea level. The bloom starts immediately after the melting of snow but the peak blooming period is from mid July to mid August. Almost 300 species of wild flowers bloom here unhindered by mankind.


Valley of Flowers National Park is an outstandingly beautiful high-altitude Himalayan valley renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty. It is located in Uttarakhand state. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.
The valley was declared a national park in 1982 and now it is a World Heritage Site. The valley is home to many celebrated flowers like the Brahmakamal, the Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily.

Eligibity: Above 16 years

List Of Essentials :
1. Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
2. Jeans / Trekking Pants - 2
3. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with hood.
4. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater.
5.Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
6. Woollen cap
7. Woollen gloves
8. Woollen socks & regular socks (3 – 4 pairs)
9. Scarf/muffler (optional)
10. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
11. Light weight floaters/sandals/chappals
12. Raincoat / Poncho
13. Small light weight towel
14. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
15. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
16. Sun glasses
17. Walking stick / Trekking pole
18. Sunscreen Lotion
19. Lip Balm
20. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
21. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
22. Personal toiletries
23. Book, if you like reading
24. Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
25. Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
26. LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek. Also remember that the bag which will be carried by the porters can have a maximum wt. Of 15 kgs so pack sensibly

Batch Dates
B.NO. FROM   To  
1 10-Aug-2018 Friday 19-Aug-2018 Sunday

Tentative Schedule for Valley of Flowers

Day 01: Depart from Ahmedabad in the evening by train for Delhi.

Day 02: Arrive Delhi in the morning check in to Hotel for Fresh n up and depart for Dehradun/Haridwar by evening train.

Day 03: Arrive Dehradun/Haridwar and Depart for Auli/Joshimath. Night stay at Auli/Joshimath.

Day 04: After breakfast, drive to Govindghat and then trek to Ghangaria with Pack Lunch. Night Stay at Ghangaria.

Day 05: After breakfast, trek to Valley of Flowers with Pack Lunch. We will spend 5-6 hrs exploring different corners & vantage points of the valley and towards late afternoon head back to Ghangaria.

Day 06: After breakfast, full day trek to Hemkund Sahib with Pack Lunch. Back to Ghangaria by evening.

Day 07: After breakfast, trek to Govindghat with Pack Lunch and Drive to Auli via Badrinath. Night stay at Auli/Joshimath.

Day 08: Depart for Dehradun/Haridwar and depart for Delhi by evening train.

Day 09: Arrive Delhi in the morning check in to Hotel for fresh n up and Depart for Ahmedabad by evening train.

Day 10: Arrive Ahmedabad in the morning.

COST OF THE TRIP:
3 AC Train Journey:
Rs. 29,000/- per person on twin sharing basis

Registration: Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs. Rs. 7500/- for 3 AC Train Journey to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 30 days before the commencement of the journey. Reservation is done on first come first served basis.

Cheques or DD should be in favour of OUTDOORS UNLIMITED, payable at Vadodara only.

Cancellation Charges*:

Minimum : @10%
Between 30 & 15 days : @25%
Between 14 & 8 days : @50%
Last 7 days : No Refund

*Cancellation charges will be applicable on total Program cost.
*Please note that the booking is not transferable.
*Please bring original receipt for claiming the refund.

Please note the following points:

•The route may change on the last moment if the weather conditions are not favourable.
•If the trip gets abandoned after departure due to unfavourable weather conditions, no refund will be given.
•All treks are subject to weather condition.

Package Cost Includes:
● All meals during the tour (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
●Transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary by Non-A/c Vehicle.
● Accommodation in Decent Hotels/Tents/Guest houses.
●All vegetarian meals beginning with dinner on Day 01 to Day 10.
●Professional guide (trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi or equivalent)
●Services of a naturalist during the Valley experience
●Park entry fee
●Forest camping charges
●All applicable Taxes

Package Cost Does Not Include:
● Any meals other than those mentioned above.
● Any Hotel tips, Room Service, Laundry, Mineral water, Telephone charges and all items of personal nature and meals and drinks not specified in the inclusions.
● Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
● Camera fees wherever applicable.
● Ropeway/Boating charges wherever applicable.
● In case if any sightseeing place is cancelled or rescheduled, due to any unforeseen reasons, no refund will be given for that.
●Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc
●Insurance

  • Jain food will be provided on demand as per availability .
  • The amount once paid is non transferable.
  • The balance payment is to be paid atleast 30 days before the departure of the batch. If balance payment is not made on time it would automatically be considered cancelled without any prior intimation and no refund would be given in this regard.
  • Local Cheque/Demand Draft should be issued in favour of OUTDOORS UNLIMITED
  • Outstation cheque would not be accepted.
  • Payment against dishonored cheque/s to be paid in cash with additional charge of Rs.200/- per cheque.
  • No refund will be given in case the participant terminates the programme at any point due to any reason.
  • According to the strength of the group proper vehicle would be arranged and that should be acceptable to all.
  • Participants will have to walk to visit the places that are near to the hotel or where our vehicle cannot reach.
  • Please do not bring valuables in the programme. It will be participant's duty to take care of their own luggage. Company is not liable for any kind of theft, loss or damage to your luggage.
  • At any point during the programme if any damage is done to the hotel property or bus or at any other point knowingly or unknowingly by any participant the responsible participant will have to bear the total damage charges and will have to settle it on the spot.
  • In case of the cancellation of the programme, actual amount paid by the participant towards the trip will be refunded by A/c payee cheque only. No other claims will be entertained.
  • It is the responsibility of participant to collect the necessary travel documents from our office on time.
  • The organisers or any individual connected with it will not be held responsible in case of any accident or any unforeseen calamity.
  • The Company reserves the unconditional right to refuse a booking/terminate a passenger on programme in event of unreasonable behaviour at any time.
  • The Company has the right at any time and for any reason to amend, alter, vary or withdraw/substitute a hotel, travel arrangement or independent contractor for the reasons, which may be deemed fit and proper by the Company. The passengers shall have no rights to raise any dispute regarding the same.
  • In case if the programme days increases due to any unforeseen circumstances, the participants will have to pay Rs.700/- per head per day in cash to the programme manager.
  • Outdoors Unlimited has the right to use the participant's name, information and photographs in promotional materials, brochures and press releases.
  • In case if any rescue operation is to be undertaken, it will be charged from the participants on actual basis.
  • In case if the programme is cancelled or abandoned due to any unforeseen circumstances, no refund would be given.
  • Organisers will not be responsible towards any internal disputes arising with fellow participants.
  • Any claim or complaint by the passenger must be notified to the Company in writing within ten days after the programme completion date. No claim notified to the Company outside this period will be entertained and the Company shall incur no liability in respect thereof.
  • If the passenger has any complaint in respect of services provided by any of the independent contractors, the passenger shall immediately notify the same to the independent contractor and a copy thereof should be handed over to the programme manager, to enable the Company to take up the matter with the independent contractor.
  • The signing of the booking form by the passengers shall mean
  • acceptance in totality of the ‘Terms and Conditions’ contained herein by the passengers.
  • In case of one or more, but not all passengers signing the ‘Booking Form’, it shall be deemed that the others have duly authorized the concerned signing passenger.
  • Disputes, if any, will be subject to jurisdiction of VADODARA courts only.
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