All FAQs about Ladakh..
Is Leh a direct train to Ladakh?
No, there is no direct train to Leh Ladakh Kothari railway station is Jammu Tawi (about 700 km from Ladakh) which is connected to all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and from there you can use public transport or taxi to reach Ladakh. There are two more railways connecting Pathankot and Chandigarh Leh (average journey time is 3 days).
What is the fitness level required for travel?
You do not need to work courageously for this journey as you will be trekking in the snow with oxygen levels at an altitude of about 13000 feet to 18000 feet. You are advised to do the following exercises Cardio Exercise: To Avoid Shortness Of Breath Strengthening exercises: to avoid back and body pain Weight and muscle training: to avoid fatigue Rhythmic breathing: to increase lung capacity
What is the accommodation facility in Ladakh?
Some of the top accommodation in Leh are: Hotel Nalanda Ladakh; 0.6 km from Leh Palace and 2.1 km from Golden Statue at Rural Shanti Stupa. Grand Dragon Ladakh: 2.4 km from Leh Palace Zen Ladakh: 2 km from Leh Palace Monastery and 3 km from Kushok Bakula Rimpoche Airport. Hotel Ladakh Himalayan Retreat: 2 km from Leh Palace and 3 km from Leh Airport and Golden Buddha at Shanti Stupa. Some budget accommodation in Leh are: Zal Guesthouse: Located near Upper Tuchha Road Baraut Hotel: Walking distance to Leh Main Market Hotel Moonland: Located in Village Lamayuru in Leh District Usually the hotels here are fully equipped with modern amenities.
What kind of clothes should be brought in Ladakh?
General list of clothing: 2-3 pairs of inner thermal suits 3-4 sets of heavy wool 1 heavy woolen jacket 3-4 pairs of woolen socks One or two caps 1 Balaklav Pair of boots / gum boots Hand gloves
What is the average duration of each day's journey?
It depends on your plan, but generally speaking it is 6-7 hours per day.
What is the temperature in Ladakh?
December to February: Temperature range (5 ° C in the day to -20 ° C at night)
March to April: Temperature range (6 ° C in the day to -5 ° C at night)
May to August: Temperature range (16 ° C in the day to 3 ° C at night)
September to November: Temperature range (22 ° C by day and 5 ° C at night)
How long does it take to adapt to Ladakh?
If you are taking a direct flight, make sure to rest for a day or two so that you can get yourself healthy. To optimize yourself, do the following: Keep yourself hydrated Avoid drinking and smoking Avoid any strenuous activity
Will there be any lack of oxygen in Ladakh?
Yes, because Ladakh is located at less than 10,000 oxygen levels above sea level and you may have some difficulty in breathing.
What are some symptoms of high altitude sickness?
symptoms: head ache loss of appetite Sleep disturbance Getting nausea nose bleeding Cough up breathlessness Exhaustion
What is the minimum day requirement to see Ladakh completely?
A minimum of 5 days is good to cover all the important places in Ladakh. Itinerary for the trip: Day 1 Reach Leh - Get Accelerated; Visit Shanti Stupa Day 2 Walk around Leh, visit Leh palace or go to the magnetic hill instead and dig the war memorial Day 3 Visit the Nubra Valley Day 4 Back to rest and do some sightseeing (or go to Pangong Tso) Day 5 - Visit Hemis Monasteries and come back to Leh
Is it advisable to bring children on a trip?
Yes, no issue has been given that they are physically fit and can tolerate weather conditions. Sometimes children are not able to exclude the symptoms of high altitude sickness and it causes problems.
Should I visit Ladakh during winter?
To discover the true beauty of Ladakh, it is advisable to visit during the winter.
What is the status of toilets in Ladakh region? Toilet facilities are appropriate during the journey. You will find rooms with attached bathrooms with hot / cold water facilities 24 * 7.
Laundry facilities available in Ladakh?
Yes you will be getting laundry services in hotels. You can avail the laundry service at a cheaper rate from outside.
Is the motorcycle rider's license to participate on the trip?
Yes, the rider must have a motorcycle driving license. Ques 18: What documents are required for travel? It is advisable to carry the following documents to avoid any trouble during your journey. driving license Bike registration papers Insurance certification letter Pollutant