Entry Fees & Permission
The entry fee for a 3-day pass in the Valley of Flowers is Rs 150 for Indians and Rs 650 for foreign nationals. For each additional day, you need to pay Rs 50 if you are an Indian visitor and Rs 250 if you are a foreign national. You can also hire the services of a porter or mule at Govindghat which will cost around Rs 650, depending on your bargain. In Rs 1,500 you can avail the services of a guide. One way travel cost of a helicopter ride from Govindghat to Ghangaria (or the opposite direction) will cost Rs 3,200 rupees per person.
The filming charges per day for Indians are Rs 1, 00,000 and Rs 2, 00,000 for foreign nationals.
Documentary making in VOF will cost Rs 10,000 for Indians and Rs 30,000 for foreigners.
Feature film charges per day are Rs 1, 00,000 for Indians and Rs 2, 00,000 for foreigners.
Documentary film per day charges for Indians is Rs 50,000 and Rs 1, 00,000 for foreigners.
How to obtain permit for visiting the Valley of Flowers
The Forest Department checkpoint located less than a kilometre from Ghangaria is the place where the Valley of Flowers officially begins. You need to deposit the fees here to obtain the permit for traversing inside VOF. For obtaining the permit, you need to produce your identification cards like driving license, voter ID, passport size photograph along with a medical certificate ensuring that you are physically sound for the trek. Plan your trip accordingly as camping is prohibited inside VOF and the park only remains open from 6 AM to 6 PM.