Weather / Climate in Chamoli
Nestled in the west Himalayan region, covers a vast expanse of 87.50 sqkms with myriad alpine flowers. is situated in Bhyundar Valley at an elevation of 3,658 mts above sea level. You will encounter numerous cascading waterfalls on the route to . The region of is rich in varied flora and fauna. The was declared as the National Park of India in the year 1982 and it is now a world heritage site. The virgin beauty of this mystical valley has always lured botanists, nature lovers and adventure lovers. Ghangharia is the last human habitation centre on the way to . Ghangharia (3,046 mts) is a scenic hamlet, situated 13 kms from Govindghat. lies in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand state offering diversified beauty of nature. The region remains completely covered with thick blankets of snow during winters and with blooming flowers from June to October. The is the home of over 500 species of wild flowers of unique design and colors.The National park remains open for visitors from 1st June to 31st October.The best time to visit is during July, August and September.
Valley of Flower Seasons:
The becomes accessible in the last week of May when snow starts melting. In the month of May you will see a lot of snow but very less number of flowers. Advantage in visiting in May is that there will be no to less rain as the rainy season starts in the last week of June.
This month is flooded by a lot of pilgrims for Shri Hemkund Shahib, resulting in high cost of Food, Stay and transport facility. Also the availability of rooms gets affected. But, still certain specific flowers can be seen in this month. Also you can enjoy watching huge and beautiful glaciers, waterfalls in the . The biggest benefit in visiting in this month is that there will be very less to no rain. (Rain triggers landslide in this area and your plan may be affected). Rainy season starts only in June end or in first week of July.
In July and August:
As snow starts melting in May and new plants starts germinating and grow up till now. You will see a lot of flowers blooming till mid July. There are almost 650 varities of flowers in total that can be seen in . The Best time to see maximum number of flowers is mid July to Mid August.
The September is the Automon season of . This is the last month for visiting valley of flower. The plants starts drying up and put their seeds on the earth for the next season. Slowly at the end of the month and in the Next Month snow starts falling and the valley becomes inaccessible. The Last official trip to is generally taken in the last week of September.
(June to October) have a cool weather with maximum temperature reaches to nearly 17℃ and is a good season for viewing the panoramic beauty.
(November to May) are snow covered and difficult to visit the outdoor attractions. Minimum temperature can go well down with average minimum about 7℃ .