Hi there. We will be travelling on the above trip and should be grateful for a little advice. I am planning on packing very light, and buying shalwar kameez when we get there, as I aniticipate this to be the best attire for such a trip, both for comfort and modesty. Am I correct in this assumption, and if so, will there be an opportunity to buy clothes early on in the trip?
Also, we note from the trip dossier that a sleeping sheet is recommended for the overnight train. Will this be warm enough in November? I also recall being glad of a warm sleeping bag on an overnight train from Cairo to Aswan in Egypt as the aircon was turned up a little high overnight!
Last question for now, but I am sure there will be more as the weeks pass between now and our trip! Regarding the walks/trekking around Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala etc - how tough is it? Will we need trekking poles etc?
As you can probably tell, I am trying to carry as little as possible on the way out! (Maximum space for on the way home!!)
Thanks in advance.