While on an expedition to Mt Kamet, Frank S. Smith an English Mountaineer & explorer discovered the valley of flowers. The valley is an enchanting sight with an impressive array of over 300 varities of wild Himalayan flowers. The snow capped peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 Mtrs) stand in bold relief against the skyline. The legend is that Lord Hanuman collected ‘Sanjeevani’ herbs from this valley to revive Lakshman. Other attraction of the trek is a day excursion to Hemkund Sahib – a sacred sikh shrine situated on the foot of Hemkund Lake (4230 Mtrs) and Badrinath – one of the four Hindu Pilgrimage (Dham) in the Himalaya.