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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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks.

4. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

[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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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) 12y Star this if you like it!

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.