Above Gobind Dham, the main path to gurudwara Hemkunt branches off leading to
the valley of flowers. The valley of flowers , a dale of exotic and rare
flowers, is smallest national park situated in the Himalayas which was
created to protect the catchments area of the stream that flows past Gobind Dham. The beauty of this valley attracts a large number of tourists some of whom come
trekking just to see this place and others who come to visit Hemkunt . A
three kilometer trek has to be covered to reach this valley , this trail passes
through forests meadows , across rivers .and an avalanche slope, before
the floor of the valley opens up before it.
A glacial corridor, the Valley of flowers measures eight km. in length and two
km in width . The floor of the valley slopes from 3500m to almost 4000m . The
valley is a riot of colours during September when most of the flowers are in
bloom. One can find flowers such as the Himalayan blue poppy , rare
varieties of primula and or orchids potentials and campanulas and many more.
valley also has a grave amidst the flowers - one belonging to Ms. joan margaret
Legge, a botanist who fell to her death while collecting floral specimens.