Packing Advice for 12 day trip to North East

#1 Jan 12th, 2017, 06:23
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Jan 2017
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Hello fellow packers,

We, a group of 6 friends, are planning a trip to North East this March:

Here is the itinerary for the same:

Day 1: 03-Mar-2017: Flight from Hyd to Kol at 11:30 p.m. IST

Day 2:04-Mar-2017: Flight from Kol to Guw at 07:35 a.m. IST.
Reach Shillong by EOD

Day3: 05-Mar-2017: Cherrapunjee/Dawki

Day 4: 06-Mar-2017: Shillong to Bhalukpong

Day 5: 07-Mar-2017: Bhalukpong to Dirang

Day 6: 08-Mar-2017: Dirang to Tawang

Day 7: 09-Mar-2017: Tawang town sight seeing (Monastery in particular)

Day 8: 10-Mar-2017: Tawang - Bumla - Tawang (plus Madhuri Lake)

Day 9: 11-Mar-2017 : Tawang - Bomdila

Day 10: 12- Mar-2017 : Bomdila - Kaziranga

Day 11:13-Mar-2017 : Safaris in Kaziranga

Day 12: 14-Mar-2017: Kaziranga to Guwahati to Hyderabad

Our trip is spread across three north-eastern states: Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal.

There is going to be a significant contrast in the climates we are going to face across these 3 states.

Arunachal stretch, for an instance, is going to be very cold expectedly, but I'm not sure how much snow will we be encountering, given that it will be March by then and the peak winter season will be over (Not Sela and Bumla pass of course, they are in a different league altogether).

Considering Tawang is a far off place, what are the items which are must haves in our backpacks?

Is it necessary to have high-end hiking shoes meant for Himalayan terrains at this time of the year and how much winter wear shall we be carrying with us?

How would the temperature be like for our Shillong and Assam (Guwahati, Kaziranga) stretch and what sort of clothing will be fine to pack for the same at this time of the year?

Am I right in presuming that Assam part would be quite warm compared to Shillong and Tawang, and will require summer clothing, unlike the other two places.

Is the 65l backpack okay for this trip?

Any other suggestions for our trip are also welcome!

Warm Regards,

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