Ghangaria has various hotels and Guest Houses for the pilgrims including Garhwal Mandal Vkas Nigam and a Gurudwara where the pilgrims going to Hemkund Sahib can stay. There is also a Helipad in Ghangaria hence one can hire a helicopter or a porter to avoid the trek. Ghangaria is situated at the confluenece of the rivers Bhyundar Ganga and Pushpawati which forms Lakshman Ganga and meets the river Alaknanda at Govindghat.
There is heavy snowfall at the place in winters hence the best time to visit Ghangaria or Hemkund Sahib or Valley of Flowers is in the months of May to October but the monsoon time is better to be avoided. People visiting Ghangaria need to carry the best shoes and all the basic necessities for a trek. Taking rest of a day after the trek would make the journey easier and better.
One can reach Ghangaria by taking a shared taxi and then trekking a distance of 9 kilometres or by Helicopter.