What to wear in Ladakh

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What to wear in Ladakh

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Heading out to India next week and trying to work out what to wear off the river on multi-days. In Nepal I kept warm enough in baselayer trousers with board shorts, merino top and a skinny down jacket - that was November on the Karnali (not sure what altitude that was at to be honest). For the Indus (roughly 4000m?) are people wearing similar, or is more serious warm kit needed?

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It is cold at night in Ladakh. You are high when the sun goes down the temp drops. Put in for the Tsrapchu I had ice on my bivibag in the morning

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For most western folk in Ladakh, the inform appears to be a pair of ridiculous stripy pantaloons, a scraggly beard and a vacant look.

For the river, I'd go with dry rousers and then a three season sleeping bag for the nights, which can get a bit fresh once you are into the deeper gorges.

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We are in drysuits now, Based in Nimmu.

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Thanks all, much appreciated :)
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The sun is intense at that altitude as well so light clothing to cover skin sunblock and a hat.

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