Advice needed: Sleeping bag for Sarchu

#1 Aug 23rd, 2009, 18:30
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Hi there!
I'm a new member to IndiaMike and this is my first ever message.
Am plannng a trip to Leh followed by HP and plan to travel by road (by HPTDC bus I guess)from Leh to Manali (a 2 day trip).
I will be making this trip in September.
I was told that the bus will stopover at Sarchu (alt. 4300 m) and that a sleeping bag is a must.
Since this is the first time in my life that I'm buying a sleeping bag, I need inputs on:
[*]factors to consider when buying[*]correct type for a place like Sarchu[*]approx cost[*]where to buy

Looking forward to hearing from someone soon.
Thanks.
#2 Aug 23rd, 2009, 22:53
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Originally Posted by Bono View Post Hi there!
I'm a new member to IndiaMike and this is my first ever message.
Am plannng a trip to Leh followed by HP and plan to travel by road (by HPTDC bus I guess)from Leh to Manali (a 2 day trip).
I will be making this trip in September.
I was told that the bus will stopover at Sarchu (alt. 4300 m) and that a sleeping bag is a must.
Since this is the first time in my life that I'm buying a sleeping bag, I need inputs on:
[*]factors to consider when buying[*]correct type for a place like Sarchu[*]approx cost[*]where to buy

Looking forward to hearing from someone soon.
Thanks.
Buying a sleeping bag for one short trip is going to be very costly. See if you can find a place to rent one or find someone who will lend you one. Preferably, you want something lightweight & warm--meaning filled with down.

If the bus makes a stopover, it's likely that they also stop somewhere that provides blankets. Unless you are going camping, or trekking to places that have no sleeping quarters, you should not need to buy a sleeping bag.

There are some websites with information: http://www.outdoortravelgear.com/pro...g-bags/89.aspx

http://smartdesignsindia.googlepages.com/campinggear
#3 Aug 23rd, 2009, 23:45
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Since you will have night halt in a proper camp site, you need not buy sleeping bag as you will be provided with proper bed to sleep & blankets to cover yourself.

Ronak.
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Bedding will be provided , but it can come in different shades of ... (cough) grey : dont expect them to have been anything more than aired in this season. A sleeping bag liner is an easy minimum recommendation , complemented with a balaclava , kneelength stockings and good gloves. We had frost the night in Pang when I went up last time , late June : it will be colder.
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Mucho thanks people

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