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Old 31st August 2016, 16:41   #16
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Great write up and excellent snaps! This is actually a very good time to go to the valley.

Would be grateful if you could share some details about the road conditions as that region has been substantially impacted by the rains, especially due to landslides.
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Old 31st August 2016, 19:39   #17
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Dear dk7729, It's not an east trek by any stretch of imagination. A big thumbs up for you and thanks for sharing the experience. These are the blessed places and lucky are the ones who get to experience them. Reading names of places like Rudraprayag, Joshimath and Auli, took me back to Nov-2008. When I, along with three of my friends, did a bike trip to Auli and nearby places.

BTW, Did you find any "Keeda Jadi" ? ;-)
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The place looks exquisite!
Amazing photography, Kudos to that.
The place looks so green, fresh and soothing for the mind.
well written and informative travelogue
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Brilliant! The place itself speaks out loud about its greatness and and sheer humbling capacity. Hope to visit sometime. Have been to Badrinath. But yet to trek to valley of flowers.
Thank you ampere. This surely is a must visit place and the experience of trekking makes it even more special.

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Excellent ! Valley of flower was always on my to do list and looking at the thread I would like to plan a trip very soon. Also Thanks for the day by day details that also makes easy to plan a trip.

Lastly needless to say the landscapes and flowers are so beautiful.
Thank you sameerpb, happy to know my log is helpful.

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Very well written, informative and beautiful photos. I have wanted to go to the Valley of flowers for a long time. Keep sharing your travel experiences.
Thank you SajiNSalin. Head to this place at the earliest opportunity, its worth every penny and second spent.

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This indeed is a lovely place. It's so serene and green.
Were you there on 13th August?
driveanddrive, we were on our way from Haridwar to Auli on 13th.

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Great write up and excellent snaps! This is actually a very good time to go to the valley.

Would be grateful if you could share some details about the road conditions as that region has been substantially impacted by the rains, especially due to landslides.
Thank you shekatkar31. We missed a visit to Badrinath thanks to the landslides but overall were lucky not to have been impacted significantly. We did cross a handful of fresh landslides during our return journey to Haridwar.

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Dear dk7729, It's not an east trek by any stretch of imagination. A big thumbs up for you and thanks for sharing the experience. These are the blessed places and lucky are the ones who get to experience them. Reading names of places like Rudraprayag, Joshimath and Auli, took me back to Nov-2008. When I, along with three of my friends, did a bike trip to Auli and nearby places.

BTW, Did you find any "Keeda Jadi" ? ;-)
Thank you Moto_Hill. Pardon my ignorance but this is the first time I heard "keeda jadi". Just googled it and I do not recollect spotting any of this.

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The place looks exquisite!
Amazing photography, Kudos to that.
The place looks so green, fresh and soothing for the mind.
well written and informative travelogue
Thank you Rahul4.
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Spotted a marmot at a distance, this is the best shot I could manage before it disappeared

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Awesome travelogue, but that is not a marmot Sir! That is from the 'Pika' family. A species of moutain mice called Himalayan mouse-hare, mostly Royle' Pika
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royle%27s_pika
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Wow, such mesmerizing photographs of unbelievable place!!
I am overfilled with the thought of shutting my laptop and head out to beautiful mountains
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Excellent write up and pictures. Amazing trip, makes me want to do it.

How difficult was the trek? Can regular people in their 30's and 40's do it?
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Thanks for the very good write up. who were the organizers of this trek and are they recommended based on your experience?
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Awesome travelogue, but that is not a marmot Sir! That is from the 'Pika' family. A species of moutain mice called Himalayan mouse-hare, mostly Royle' Pika
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royle%27s_pika
Thanks Dragonheart22 for correcting.

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Wow, such mesmerizing photographs of unbelievable place!!
I am overfilled with the thought of shutting my laptop and head out to beautiful mountains
Thank you Acharya. I can relate to that feeling !!

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Excellent write up and pictures. Amazing trip, makes me want to do it.

How difficult was the trek? Can regular people in their 30's and 40's do it?
Thank you raghubhaskar. The difficulty level is moderate and the major challenge one could face is breathlessness, specially during the steep trek up to Hemkund. Rest of the trek is moderately steep and can be managed with regular breaks. The trick is to start early and not to rush. Keeping a steady pace helps.

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Thanks for the very good write up. who were the organizers of this trek and are they recommended based on your experience?
Thanks pradeepmr. The organizers were Blue Poppy Holidays (http://www.valleyofflowers.info/). Yes would recommend them, major advantage with them is the extra day they factor in for the valley.
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Lovely travelogue, thanks for sharing.

Edit: checked out the link. So, in June can one expect peaks covered with snow, and green meadows with a few flowers?

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Lovely travelogue, thanks for sharing.

Edit: checked out the link. So, in June can one expect peaks covered with snow, and green meadows with a few flowers?
Snow - yes, green meadows - no, its mostly snow. Video links on http://bluepoppyholidays.com/valley-...ey-of-flowers/ would give you a better perspective.
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