Things to carry for Valley of flowers trek

The following is the list of things to carry for Valley of flowers trek, that we recommend you take, and is a guideline of what to bring. You are responsible for having the necessary personal equipment you need for this trek.

  1. Two pairs of lightweight trousers or pants, one for trekking and one to wear at night.

    You can have more.

  2. One pair of shorts.

    It will be helpful in rainy season as it will not get wet from bottom.

  3. Two light weight fleeces or wool jumpers.

    Fleece jacket things to carry for Valley of Flowers Trek

  4. A woolen hat to wear in the mornings and evenings.

    Temperature varies from 4 degree to 8 degree Celsius.

  5. A light weight umbrella or Poncho

    It rains almost daily during July and August.

  6. Sunglasses

    Sun shines very brightly during day time.

  7. A pair of gloves. (optional)

  8. A camera

    You can use your mobile phone as well to click the pictures.

  9. A note book and/or writing paper and pen

  10. Duffel bag or large rucksack to carry to gear while trekking. We recommend you use something strong and sturdy.

  11. Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry the gear you will need while trekking. Camera, spare jacket, waterproof jacket, water bottle, pack lunch etc.

  12. Water bottle

  13. Small towel

  14. Toiletries, N.B as little as possible, if you are traveling with friends try to share toiletries

  15. Small torch with spare batteries. (Important). There will be no electricity after 9 pm. You will need it

  16. Walking boots / trekking shoes.  If you are buying new boots for this trip please ensure they are well broken in before hand. Few things will make you more miserable during the trek than blisters. You need to cross some shallow rivers using them (Some time jumping over round stones in shallow rivers). It is better to have shoes which does not get wet easily. (Avoid shoes made of foam and cloth kind of stuff). Our recommendation is take some woodland shoes with a backup of good quality floaters.  Old shoes must be avoided if they are not in good condition as last year two of our clients got their shoes sole removed while trekking right inside the Valley of flowers. That is something no one would like to happen with himself. You also need to take them off while crossing some shallow rivers. (Kindly talk to me if you want at +91 9991142759)

  17. Medicines like muscle relaxant, some antibiotics, one crape bandage, if you are prone to vomiting then some medicine for that

  18. Some dry fruits like Fig, Cashew nut and Almonds. Also some chocolates can be bought, idea is to have high energy low weight food items while trekking.  Food quality available in Ghangria is not so good. So take some fruits / biscuits  for your breakfast and lunch for at least two days.

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79 thoughts on “Things to carry for Valley of flowers trek”

  1. This is such a amazing place…I wish I could get a chance to visit here, but I guess I missed to visit VOF for this year, what will be the next suitable time for visiting? So that I can make a plan in advance 🙂 you are doing a great job! I’ll surely take your help while visiting valley of flowers.

  2. Hi,
    Is it advisable to visit valley of flowers at end of september ?
    We have planned to visit both VOF & Hemkund on Sep 30. What you say?

    • Valley of flowers will be entirely in a different color. Although there will be very less number for flowers but the sky will be clear. You may witness fresh snowfall at Hemkund Shahib and peaks at valley of flowers. There are many landscapes other then flowers in valley of flowers.

  3. thanks 4 providing precious informations about Valley of flowers . we are planning to visit Valley of flowers in 1st week of September but afraid of weather conditions. are flowers still there? can u tell about the temperature around.

    • Hello Sameer,
      Most welcome. Dont be afraid of weather conditions. Land slide is a common phenomenon specially in Chamoli district. But Border Road Organization clears them. There will be flowers but there number will be less. Temperature at Ghangaria will be very less about 4-5 degrees in evenings and mornings. All the best for your trip.

  4. Hai Dev,u r so lucky,aqs u live among flowers most of the time.I m really greatful and gratitude dat u r doing superb and tremounds work.could u pls tell me can we reach direct flower valley by train from rishikesh. bcoz I can’t travel in bus,taxi,or cab.I m planning to come there on coming week.would u pls help me.

    • Hello Promila, thanks for nice comment. But I am sorry that there is no getting away from traveling by road after Rishikesh. You need to travel at least for 10 hrs. from Rishikesh.

  5. hi,
    my family is going to hemkund shaib and valley of flower last of august , can you tell about weather condition .Is the time to good for valley of flower

    • Congrats. Weather condition is fine. Its ok time for going to valley of flowers. There will be lot of flowers but valley of flowers will not be at its best as far as number of flowers are concerned.

  6. i shall be 67yrs next march but go on annual trips all over india, been to hilly/mountainous places like HP, this Sep to
    Uttarakhand, I’m sceptic about learning about the treckking part as i’m not a trecker but its been my long cherished dream of visiting The VOF! Advise me in the (+) please, n would like to make it in Aug ’13.

  7. Dear friend, I happen to notice your blog while searching for information pertaining to VoF. I m planing to visit Valley in month of Aug (probably 10-15). I m from Chandigarh. I wanted to know more about the road connectivity between Rishikesh to Joshimath and further. Which is the best mode for this travel State Buses or Shared Taxis? I would not prefer to take my own vehicle. Kindly share this information if it is not a botheration for you.

    • Hello Ajay, You are most welcome to accompany my group from 10th August to 15th August for Valley of flowers. The road connectivity is fine. Much better then last year. Your own vehicle is not recommended. If at all you are booking you seat in my group you need not worry about your transport and stay, I will be taking care of everything and I will personally accompany the group. However if you want to go of your own you can hire a taxi or use public transport. You can contact me to book a taxi or Hotel in Ghangaria. Thanks. All the best for your upcoming trip to heaven on earth i.e. Valley of flowers

  8. This is very informative. i am planning for trek for the end august 12. this will help me plan it better.

  9. I couldnt have said it any better to be honest! keep up the awesome work. You are very talented & I only wish I could write as good as you do 🙂 …


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