Welcome to Valley of Flowers & Hem Kund Trek
British mountaineer Frank Smythe stumbled upon the Valley of Flowers in 1931. The bugyals (high-altitude meadows) of tall wildflowers are glorious on a sunny day, rippling in the breeze, and framed by mighty 6000m mountains that have glaciers and snow decorating their peaks all year. The 300 species of flowers make this World Heritage Site a unique and valuable pharmaceutical resource. Unfortunately, most flowers bloom during monsoon season in July and August, when the rains make access difficult and hazardous. There’s a misconception that the valley isn’t worth visiting outside peak flower season, but even without its technicolour carpet it’s ridiculously beautiful. And it's more likely to be sunny.