Camping gas in Manali and Shimla

#1 Aug 25th, 2009, 14:52
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  • Bowkes is offline
I realise this question has been posted before, but I'm trying to get up to date information on availability of small threaded type gas cartridges (250gms - 500gms) in Himachel Pradesh - ideally in Manali and Shimla.
I'm departing on a cycle touring trip very soon, and while I have an MSR stove, I would rather avoid the hassles of Kerosene due to possibility of spillage on rough trails and fuel quality.
I have a friend who has just returned from Leh who informs me there was a lot of small gas cartridges there, but that will be at the end of my proposed trip.
Any tips wouls be helpful, though I should point out I will only be camping some of the time so only need a couple of cylinders at the start.
#2 Aug 25th, 2009, 22:39
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Hi, welcome to Indiamike.

I do not have answers for you but I hope someone comes along who knows the answers.
#3 Sep 1st, 2009, 02:19
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  • Per is offline
I donīt know about the availability of gas cartridges, but can strongly recommend kerosene. It is widely available, even in really out of the way places (where there are no roads), and it stretches far. We always cook on kerosene in India and Nepal, as we can resupply it almost anywhere.

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