Ghanghariya is a beautiful small village situated near Puspawati river. It is a stopover for trekkers as it leads to the famous pilgrimage of the Sikh community Hemkund Sahib. Also, It is just 3km away from UNESCO certified Indian heritage site – Valley of Flowers. The village is filled with maximum Sikhs pilgrims as Hemkund Sahib is where Guru Gobind Singh Ji meditated In his past life. Also in the trek of Hemkund Sahib, a downward trek leads to Valley of Flowers which is situated approx 3km trek distance from Ghangharia village. There are about 500 species of flowers found in the Valley of Flowers. The area was also declared a national park area. The last entry time is 2 pm so that you can come back before 5 pm because of dangerous animals like bears and yaks could be found in the valley.
How to reach Ghangharia village
It is approx 13km from Govind Ghat. It can be covered by trekking or a pony ride.
The only way to reach Ghanghariya is from Govind Ghat, where you have to book a private cab from Govind Ghat to Pulna, which is almost 3km from there. Then afterwards, trekking starts towards Ghanghariya. You can opt for a pony ride.
Best time to visit Ghangharia
Due to heavy snow fall, the trekking paths are blocked by snow, hence the best time to visit Ghanghariya is in Summers. I will suggest you to visit Ghangharia village in April to October, it’s not too hot and not too cold.