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. we are planning to see this place in August last week. How is place at that time? will flowers bloom just like in peak season. Also please send me the cost details..

    • You will find good amount of flowers during this time also. Detailed cost and other details has been sent to you.

  2. Hi Dev…We are a couple & wanted to visit the valley of flowers in extended tour of 2 days on 11th july..As spoken on phone..Pls do consider if it can be clubbed with other couple..

  3. I want to take the aug 25 trip, but had a couple of queries.
    a) Will it be raining in this time of the year?
    b) is that a good time for valley of flowers or is it too late?

    • Hello,
      Weather it will be raining or not no one can tell you. It is not too late but not the best time. Moreover you will find beautiful flowers at Hemkund Sahib during this time.

    • Thanks Subhra,
      You can coordinate with me. Please talk to me on +91 9991142759 before the trip so that I can give you some important instructions. How you will be travelling form Haridwar to Govindghat and back ? Have you booked hotels ?

  4. hi i am planning to visit hemkund sahib and VOF between july and august mid, let me know the budget requirted for hemkund and VOF from haridwar, days required, accomodation in ghangharia?, online booking at ghanghari possible?

    • Hello Rushi,

      We organize trekking tours to valley of flowers and Hemkund Sahib. Minimum of 6 days are required for valley of flowers trip from Haridwar. The detailed itinerary can be seen on our trek page and to know the cost part of it kindly fill in your details on our contact us form which is available on all pages of this site. You will get a detailed itinerary and cost of the trip along with its inclusions and exclusions. I always accompany all my groups to valley of flowers personally. This year we have 10 fixed departures. You can visit our valley of flowers tour packages page. to see the departures dates and their details.

  5. hello sir, this is dayashankar (25) from chennai …. !! first of all thanks a lot for providing excellent information… i would like to visit the (valley of flowers, hemkund, badrinath as per your itenary) as alone(with you)….!!! by this august or september after settling down at a college (searching for college to do ME)… can you provide cheap and best budget details for me !!! kindly mail me… regards !!!

  6. Hello,

    Me and my friends are planning for excursion in the month of Aug. We totally are of 8 people, is there any extra discount provided apart from the rate mentioned in the itenary. Kindly let us know the possibilities.

    Kiran Kashyap.

  7. I am going to visit valley of flower this july and dont have any booking in Ghangria. Is it possible to get a spot booking on arrival there?

    • Dear Alok,
      Is there any specific reason that you wish to visit valley of flowers during this time. Kindly read the best time to visit valley of flowers page before taking this decision.Valley of flowers opens on 1st June every year. There will be very less number of flowers during May last week and you will not be allowed to enter the valley before 1st June. However there will be lots of snow on Hemkund Sahib trek. Yes you will find some hotels open on 25th May who may be getting prepared for the upcoming season. To book your room you may contact me at contact us page or call me at +91 9991142759 any time. I can also help you getting a room in Ghangaria and Govindghat and vehicle from Haridwar.

  8. Devkant Sangwan,..
    Sir i want to do dissertation on wildlife of valley of flowers.
    is it will be possible to sart now.?
    pls mail what is best possible. if I can start my dissertation now.


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