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India and China in Winter. Do I need a sleeping bag?

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1. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

I am bringing a sleeping sheet to keep the bed bugs to a minimum, but do I need to bring a real sleeping bag? I am planning to take a camel trek in north western india, but I am not sure how much time I will spend in the mountains.

Thanks

2. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 11y

hi daver,

i'd say it depends on where you're intending to sleep, but as you'll bring a sheet for the bedbugs, i guess it won't be too upscale .
the camel trek will probably camp in the desert, that's gonna be cold already. if you really want to spent some time in the mountains, i'd strongly recommend a sleeping bag. i've been to the kunming area in december/january and it was below zero at night, near dharamsala we had a snowstorm in march, you might imagine the temperature inside our hut when i say: no isolation...
you don't want to carry the sleeping bag all the time, you could leave it at a storage or hotel, in delhi for example. lots of people sell their stuff going south, you could decide just then & there, whether you really wanna go up north...

have a good trip,

flynn

3. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 11y

Thanks.

4. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

[quote=flynn]hi daver,
you don't want to carry the sleeping bag all the time, you could leave it at a storage or hotel, in delhi for example.

Yes, India is a big country. So, the weather varry state to state.

5. Posted by spikei (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

hey there
yes u do need a sleeping bag specially in the northern eastern parts of india -snip-

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please ]

6. Posted by DirkvdM (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

I don't know about the weather in the region, but can give a more general tip. Wherever you go, however hot you think it will be, always bring a warm hat (one you can sleep with). Like the old adagio "if your feet are cold put on a hat". It really works. The reason is that your brains need to be kept at a constant temperature but hardly have any heat-insulation like the other vital organs in your body. So if your head gets cold blood will be pumped to your brains to keep you alive - even if that means you lose a lot of heat that way. So stop the heat-loss and put on a hat.