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Travel Tips

General information of Ladakh

  • Area : 98000 square km.
  • Population : 135000
  • Altitude : Altitude ranges from 9000 feet (2,750 m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672 m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram.
  • Temperature : In summers, up to 27 degree Celsius, and in winters it is -20 degree Celsius and below in the higher reaches.
  • Best Season : May to Early October
  • Clothing : In summers, light woolen clothes and in winters, heavy woollens with wind proofing
  • Languages : Ladakhi including Balti / Purgi, Shina or Dardic, Urdu / Hindi.
  • Rain-fall : 15cm, 6" (annual average)
  • Network : Only Post Paid connection of Airtel, BSNL, Aircel, Vodafone are present there; others please check your operator’s collaboration.
  • ATM’s : SBI, AXIS, PNB, J&K, HDFC (Still advisable to carry Hard Cash)

How to reach Leh/ Ladakh?

There are three way to reach Leh Ladakh.
  • You can take a flight between Delhi and Leh. Besides Delhi, flights to Leh operate from Srinagar (once a week), Jammu (once a week) as well.
  • Take the road journey from Manali to Leh via Keylong, it takes two days travelling a distance of 474 kms with a night halt in Sarchu/ Pang/ Keylong.
  • Take a road journey from Srinagar to Leh, it takes two days traveling a distance of 434 kms with a night halt in Kargil.

Avoid acute mountain sickness

Acute mountain sickness can occur to any one at an altitude above 10,000 ft. above sea level, therefore, make it sure to take complete rest on the day of arrival and get you acclimatized.

Things to Carry:

  • Woollen Clothing
  • Inner Clothing (Thermal Wear) / Sun Hat / Cap.
  • Sun Glasses with UV Protection.
  • Sun Screen Lotion & Cold Cream.
  • Slippers and Proper Shoes.
  • Cotton Clothing for day Journey.
  • Personal Toiletries / Wind Cheater / Tissue Roll.

Medicines

  • Avomine – Vomiting.
  • D Cold – Illness / Combiflam – Body Pain.
  • Vicks Balm.
  • Diamox (250mg) – For High Altitude / High Pressure.
  • Personal Medicines.

Do & Don’ts

  • On Arrival, please rest for 24 Hours, as you travelling to High Altitude from Low, due to low oxygen.
  • Have plenty of drinking water or any kind of liquid (except alcohol)
  • While visiting Any Gompa, Please take a Lamas Permission for Photo or Video Shoot.
  • Please wear proper clothing while visiting Gompa.
  • For Females : No Open Hair, Short Skirts or any Short Dresses allowed at Gompa.
  • For Males : No Short Pants or Sleeveless allowed at Gompa.
  • Please follow Gompa Rules while visiting Gompa.

Please don’t forgot to take suggestion of Family Doctor before Visiting Ladakh for any kind of Medicines in case of medical history