Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 221 km.
Rail : Rishikesh is the nearest railway station.
Road : Well connected to Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital and Almora.
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Info Centre
Trekking And Mountaineering Division, GMVN Ltd.
Tour Executive,
Muni-Ki-Reti, Rishikesh - 249201, India.
Tel.: (0135)-2430799.
Fax: (0135)-2430372.
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Rishikesh (Yatra Office), DGM (Tourism), Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd., Tourist Information Centre, (Advance Reservation Centre), Shail Vihar, Haridwar By Pass Road, Rishikesh - 249201.
Tel.: 0135-2431793, 2431783, 2435174, 2432648, 2430799, 2430357(R).
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Joshimath Trek
A popular centre of pilgrimage, Joshimath has a tourist bungalow, hotels and dharamshalas. It is the base for trekking to the famous Valley Of Flowers. The season here is short lived: it starts from mid-July and lasts till end-August.
Route One

Joshimath (2,100 m)-Govindghat (2,000 m, 18 km)-Ghangaria (3,000 m, 12.5 km)-Valley of Flowers (3,300 m, 3.5 km). The trek begins at Govindghat, which has a forest rest house and a gurudwara. There is a small market at Ghangaria during season, and overnight accommodation is available in a tourist bungalow, a forest rest house and a gurudwara. Please note that camping within the Valley of Flowers is not permitted.

Optional Route
Hemkund, a centre of Sikh pilgrimage, can be reached from Ghangaria and is 5.5 km from there. The climb is steep. There is a lake at the top with a gurudwara by its banks. A Laxman temple is situated close to the gurudwara.
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