Packing tips for India Be sure to consider the weight of the items that you are planning to bring—remember that you’ll have to carry them around with you throughout your travels. All clothing and personal items should be packed in a hiking backpack (45-65 litre) or a duffel bag. It is recommended that you have a document holder (e.g., money belt) to carry important documents such as your passport and money that should never leave you while in transit. Please be sure to review our clothing policy before packing and dress conservatively throughout the trip. This means not wearing any clothing that is tight or revealing. Please note that the clothing list is a guide and to be used at your discretion, however, please consider that there may be cultural expectations around dress that may be different from home. If you are concerned about what you should and should not wear, please refer to the list below for must haves and items to leave at home. Cotton and natural fibers do not Average temperatures in India In the winter season (October to March) During the winter season, average temperatures range from 5°C-33°C. Apart from some light rain in October and November, this time of year is quite dry. Groups may experience clear skies with plenty of sunshine during the day, along with cooler evenings. Please remember to bring enough warm clothing and come prepared for hot temperatures.
dry well in hot weather. We advise synthetic, quick- drying fabrics. If you would like to wash a few items during the trip, you can bring biodegradable laundry soap and do so in the sinks at your accommodations. If you plan on doing laundry, remember that cotton will keep you cool, hot weather, but takes a long time to dry and therefore may not be the best material for this trip. Please bring travel-size amounts of items and only what you will need for the duration of the trip. Please also remove any plastics and packaging from products before packing them to ensure proper recycling and limited waste in-country. You will be asked to not leave anything behind at the end of your trip. We invite you to take the opportunity to use your trip as a time to disconnect from technology and immerse yourself in your new surroundings. We ask that you do not bring your cellphone on your trip, and if you do it is only to use it as a camera. If you are on a connecting flight, we recommend bringing your cellphone for transit in case you need to connect with our team. In the summer season (April and May) April and May are the hottest months in India with the temperature ranging between 23°C and 40°C. Please ensure you are prepared for the hot weather. In the monsoon season (June to September) In the monsoon season, temperatures range between 20°C and 37°C. Groups can expect and should be prepared for periods of heavy rain and humid air.
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