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What clothing should we take?

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What clothing should we take?

Gonna be in Darjeeling for 4 days in 2 weeks time, just wondered what we should take in terms of warm clothes. bviously its pretty high, and Ive checked online - it says between 10 and 15 degrees C which coming from England doesnt sound too bad.

Will we be alright in a light jumper / coat in the evenings?

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1. Re: What clothing should we take?

I'd advise a cross section of clothing Matt. A couple of sweaters and a coat should see you through and possibly a hat or cap as you lose a lot of body heat through the top of your head. As you quite rightly state, it is pretty high and the nights can be chilly especially at this time of year.

Bear in mind that the air is also thinner at 7000 ft so give yourself time to acclimatise before undertaking anything too strenuous!

Tony

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2. Re: What clothing should we take?

It's summer now, the rest of India is sweltering and Darjeeling seems like a very pleasant place to be!

You need some sensible layering that you can get rid of when you feel it is unnecessary. It's more humid that you're used to in England, I think.

- Deepa

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3. Re: What clothing should we take?

Layered is sensible, because you are going to boil in Siliguri as soon as you come down from Darjeeling. You can add layers as you go up or remove as you come down. Very heavy clothing is not required. Darjeeling is very pleasant at this time of the year, but you might feel a bit chilly at nights, both replies above are spot on.

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