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McLeod Ganj – What to Pack – Clothing and Supplies Tips

McLeod Ganj What to Pack

Those in search of ancient Tibetan culture can find it many places including China and India. If you are heading for McLeod Ganj, one of the world’s centers of Tibetan culture, keep in mind that comfortable shoes are must as well as appropriate clothing for the rainy and often cold climate.

Studying Tibetan Buddhist culture can be intensely rewarding. McLeod Ganj is one place where you’ll find Tibetan handicrafts, clothing and books. Keep in mind the height and the cold air before make you make plans.

Clothes to Pack


No matter what you have planned for your McLeod Ganj adventure, these luggage options are ideal for a short or long-term stay.

Lots of Walking

The streets of McLeod Ganj are very steep. You will be spending lots of time walking and often at steep angles that can be hard on the body. You need to make sure you have the right shoes. Look for a good pair that will provide you with enough support when visiting the local craft shops and holy places. Another thing to keep in mind that this is one of the rainiest areas in Northern India. Bring a raincoat and an umbrella even when you’re only planning to be outside for a short time period. Rain is particularly heavy during the summer months but can burst at any time.

The Thin Air

McLeod Ganj is at a very high altitude. It gets cold here at night even during the summer. You’ll need warm clothing including a jack with a hood and lined boots. Thin air can be intensely dehydrating. You need to bring water with you so you don’t get sick. A good water bottle is a must in your purse.

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