Hey,how light should i go?

#1 Dec 14th, 2013, 18:06
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Hey i intend to travel india from feb-aug im not really sure about the seasons and the cloths i should bring
I bought a 50l backpack and im afraid it would be to small for colder weather in north india\nepal(and souvenirs).
do you think this size is fine?(i prefer to be clean and not smelly)
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Welcome to IndiaMike! Goger!!

You may face chilly weather in the month of February but after that the climate will become warmer with very hot during June, July. You will also experience rainy days during July& August.

So be ready to experience all the weathers in India.
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Originally Posted by Goger View Post Hey i intend to travel india from feb-aug im not really sure about the seasons and the cloths i should bring
I bought a 50l backpack and im afraid it would be to small for colder weather in north india\nepal(and souvenirs).
do you think this size is fine?(i prefer to be clean and not smelly)

For souvenirs you can always send home, the postoffice in India are very cheap,I send a package home 8 kilos= 22 Euros or something like that. if you start in North its gonna be bit cold, but not too much so I think a small North face windbreaker or something like that would do. And just bring two tshirts, its easy and cheap to get it washed if you are in hotels where you are not allowed to do yourself:-)
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you should be fine

A 50 L backpack should be fine. But, it also depends on how big you are (smaller person = smaller clothes = less space taken for the same number of items).

As you start your trip in winter, focus on bringing things which can be layered. So t-shirts etc, but also a few long-sleeved t-shirts or light woolens and a sweater/jacket depending on travel plans. Once winter finishes you can send your cold weather clothes back home via parcel post. Things do not always make it to India via post but they generally make it out successfully ... however slowly. Same goes for trekking boots or similar heavy items, if you are attached to them, send them home when you are finished with them.

Otherwise, almost all clothes items are available here so if you really need something that did not get packed, you can buy it. The one possible exception is shoes in large sizes. At least for women it is nearly impossible to find anything about a European size 40. Not sure the situation for men, but I guess the larger sizes would be the same. So if your feet are big, make sure you have a decent pair of shoes and sandals to start your trip.
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Layers is the key. Bring some all-weather footwear.

winter might last till end of february in 2014. Usually, it ends with the festival of shiva raathri, which in 2014, falls on 27th or 28th.

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