Frequently asked questions about Ladakh

Q. How can we reach Ladakh?

Answer. Ways to reach Ladakh

1) Take a flight from Delhi to Leh from major airlines such as Indian Airlines or Jet Airways.

2) Take road journeys either from Manali or Srinagar. It takes 2 day journey (474 kilometers)

from Manali to Leh via Keylong with a night stopover in Sarchu. On the other hand, Srinagar

to Leh will take 2 days (434 kilometers) with a night arrest at Kargil. All the roads remain

open from May to October.

Q. Is there any lack of oxygen in Ladakh?

Answer.This is one of the frequently asked questions about Ladakh, anybody travelling 10,000 feet above sea level will have difficulty in breathing or is likely to fall prey to altitude sickness. It happens due to low level of atmospheric oxygen.

Q. What are the symptoms of High Altitude sickness? How long does it take to get

acclimatize in Ladakh?

Answer. Some common symptoms of high altitude sickness include giddiness, loss of

appetite, lack of sleep and difficulty in breathing.

The best way to get acclimatize in Ladakh is a natural rest for at least 48 hours.

Q. What kind of accommodation is available in Ladakh?

Answer. Ladakh hotels are segregated into four different categories- A, B, C and D. When it

comes to A class hotels, their facilities and services are simply comparable to any 3 star

hotel. Each hotel in Ladakh is designed with traditional architecture of the region and feature

oversized rooms equipped with modern amenities. These rooms are furnished with Ladakhi

and Tibetan décor.

Q. How about a road journey to Ladakh?

Answer. For those who love biking and adventure of a Himalayan drive, a road journey is the

best way to experience it.

Q. How many minimum days are required to explore Ladakh?

Answer. Besides first two days of acclimatization, you need a minimum 15 days time to

explore the region as many villages and monasteries of interest are scattered far away. It

might be possible that you want to try hands in mountain trek so you need more time.

Q. What kind of clothes should we bring there?

Answer. This is also frequently asked questions about Ladakh by the travellers. T-shirts and shorts can do during the

daytime but after evening the climate gets chilly and one requires jacket and pullover. If you are trekking

4000 meters above sea level, you need warm woolen clothes. Rain and snowfall can take place in

June and July and therefore wind cheaters and raincoats are good. If you are into trekking, a pair of

waterproof shoes is a must.

Q. What kind of tourist vehicles are found in this region?

Answer. Leh has a good fleet of tourist vehicles which include Toyota Qualis and Mahindra

Scorpio vehicles. You will not find auto rickshaws here.

Q. Are there any ATM’s in Leh?

Answer. Leh has four ATM’s owned by Axis Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Punjab

National Bank and State Bank of India.

Q. Do credit cards work in hotels and restaurants?

Answer. Yes, credit cards are accepted in a few hotels and restaurants but 2% service tax is

charged.

 

More Information About Ladakh  :

1. Introduction About Ladakh.

2. Weather of Ladakh.

3. Passes around Ladakh.

4. History of Ladakh.

5. Demography of Ladakh.

6. Geography of Ladakh.

7. Health and safety precautions to be taken in Ladakh.

8. Best time to visit Ladakh.

9. Things to do in Ladakh.

10. Festivals of Ladakh.

11. Wildlife of Ladakh.

12. Flora of Ladakh.

13. Monuments and Museums in Ladakh.

14. Villages around Ladakh.

15. Adventure Sports in Ladakh.

16. Shopping in Ladakh.

17. Additional Information about Ladakh.

 

More Information on Leh :

1. About Leh.

2. How to get to Leh ?

3. Connection Of Leh with nearby places.

4. Attractions in Leh.

5. Palaces in Leh.

6. Monastries in Leh.

7. Authentic food of Leh.