Tips and Suggestions While Travelling to Ladakh
Ladakh has emerged as one of the most visited tourist destinations over the past few years. Certainly it is a mystically beautiful place. If you are ready to stuff your bags for Ladakh trip then stuff yourself with full-fledged information about the place.
The drastic change in altitude and atmospheric pressure can cause sickness. So, it is considered that you are acquainted about the medical facilities, ATMs, connectivity, permits, languages and clothing. Here are some tips and suggestions to be followed so that you can enjoy your Ladakh tour completely without any hassles.
Climatic conditions are rigid in this region. In summer, the temperature goes up to 20°C to 35°C during day time. However, during nights the temperature falls and it becomes quite chilling. In winter, temperature goes up to -30°C and all of the lakes get frozen. So, be prepared accordingly.
The high altitude of about 10,000 feet above sea level can make anybody sick. Get acclimatized with the conditions. Take proper rest time to time. The people suffering from cardiac problems and blood pressure ailments are advised not to consider a trip to Ladakh. It is suggested to get a proper medical check-up before taking your Ladakh trip.
In summer, pack your bags with regular wears as T-shirts or shirts along with woolen and sweaters as there is major change in temperature in different regions of Leh-Ladakh. You should carry heavy sweaters, pullovers and jackets if you are traveling to Ladakh during winter.
Permits and Passport
Permits are not required to travel in Leh while foreign travelers should be registered at Rumste, Serchu and Drass. However, you should get the permits from District Magistrate of Leh for some restricted regions such as Tsokar, Tso Moriri & Pangong Lakes, Dhahanu and Nubra Valley.
Boti is the chief language in Ladakh. Brokshat, Balti, Shina and Changshat are the other languages spoken. Nevertheless you can find the people speaking English and Hindi language in schools, offices and restaurants.
You can find ATM service of State Bank of India, Jammu and Kashmir Bank and Punjab National Bank in Leh city. Also remember that there are only few hotels, resorts and tour operators that accept credit card charging service tax as 2%.
Pre-paid SIM does not work in Leh Ladakh so you should get your post-paid SIMs. There is no issue of connectivity in main city of Leh while in remote areas you will not be connected. But you will find STD booths all over the region that gets closed before 10 pm.
- Photography is restricted in some monuments so get the permission before doing so.
- Carry the water bottles, energy drinks and other eating items so that you remain hydrated all time.
- Plastic is banned in Ladakh so do not carry it.
- Maintain the sensitive ecology of the area and do not disturb the wildlife.
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