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What to pack when backpacking Gangotri National Park?

Wondering what to pack when trekking the Gaumukh Glacier from Gangotri in Uttarakhand, India
– Make your base as Gangotri Town and carry a day pack when going for a trek to Gangotri Glacier.
– Secure your entry permit for Gangotri National Park and have an identity document handy.
– Pack sunscreen and some basic over the counter medicines as per your needs.
– Prepare for layered clothing as it can be hot when hiking under the sun but gets cold and windy in the evenings.
– Carry biscuits, chocolates or nuts for energy and drinking water in your day pack.
– Buy a good walking stick from the town before starting the hike to glacier.
– Carry a good camera with battery back-up. Be prepared for power cut in the remote base camp for the glacier.
– Wear shoes good for rocky, sandy terrains and are waterproof.
– Above all, keep your day pack light.