Flight to Delhi, train to Rishikesh, taxi to Govindghat, trek to Valley of Flowers.
This is a vigorous climb to over 12,000 feet, the first days trek being a major pilgrim route to Hemkund. Fabulous scenery everywhere and hardly anyone in Valley.
We spent five days trekking in the area around Joshimath. If we had come a bit earlier we would have found more flowers in the valley, but probably not been able to see the mountain peaks because of the monsoon rains. We were there in the "in between" times and were rewarded with views of the peaks as well as a few flowers.