When we visit the Valley of flowers in July August, it is like stepping into a surreal and magical world. For as far as our eyes can see, the valley is covered with flowers of varied hues. We are literally wading through a sea of flowers. It seems as if God is having fun, splashing every conceivable colour all over his creation. We can be forgiven if we are as wonder struck as children.
This high altitude valley is covered in snow most of the year. In June, as the snow melts, the seeds of the previous season burst into life. From July onwards the flowers start to bloom and before you know it’s a riot of colours. The flowers are a different shade every day. The floral pastures with clear running streams, the backdrop of snow capped mountains enthrall all visitors.
Valley of Flowers, remained hidden from the world till the famous mountaineers Frank Smythe and Eric Shipton stumbled upon it after returning from a successful summit of Mount Kamet in 1931.They were passing through the Bhyunder Pass and chanced upon this valley. The mountaineers were so enchanted by the sight that they camped there for two days. Frank Smythe gave it the name Valley of Flowers.
Valley of flowers forms the core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The colossal expanse of 87.5 square km is carpeted with myriad alpine flowers. Some of the celebrated species of flowers are brahamakamal, blue poppy, cobra lilly, Himalayan balsam and many more.
Ladies who love the outdoors, can be a part of this fairyland. Come and get bedazzled, by joining The Wander Girls trek in August