4. Camera Gear
If you are into photography which I think most of the hikers are, you should consider investing in a decent DSLR, a wide angle lens and a sturdy tripod. What I have is a bit on the higher side, Canon 6d which is a full frame hence less noise at high ISO, Samyang 14mm f/2.8 is a good lens for astro-photography, K-F Concept tripod which I bought from aliexpress. You dont have to spend this much, even the basic interchangeable dslr like a 1300d is a good option to start with. Once you get serious about it, you can upgrade. Apart the wide angle lens, I use 50 mm f/1.8, 24mm f/2.8 and 40mm f/2.8 for landscape photography. All of these lens are below 10000 and you can buy used lens on Olx too.
Let me know if you would want me to create a blog on how to take stunning photos. 99% of the photos that I upload are not manipulated at all and are straight from my camera.
Warm yet light weight clothing should be preferred. You would not want to carry heavy luggage during the trek. The lighter the better.
I am yet to travel in a very cold weather but I believe that gloves can also be very handy along with a warm cap.
6. Other Accessories
Good polarized sunglasses -- buy it from aliexpress only for 3$, its very cheap there.
Gulucon D -- To give a boost of energy when you will need it. Believe me you will need it.
Sunscreen Cream -- Buy a good sunscreen cream as due to high altitude and clean weather the sun can be really harsh.
Jumping straight to Parashar now -- Adventure awaits
So we were supposed to meet the guy Mintu at some place before Mandi. We reached the place well on time and I called Mintu who was at one of the small hills.