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 traveling 10,000 feet above sea level will have difficulty in breathing or is likely to fall prey to altitude sickness. It happens due to a 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 the 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 travelers. 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 windcheaters 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.

 

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Leh:

About Leh

Attractions in Leh

Authentic food of Leh

Connection of Leh with nearby places

Palaces in Leh

Information on Leh

Monasteries in Leh

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Nubra Valley:

Geography of Nubra Valley

Mountain Ranges in Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley

Things to do in Nubra Valley

Pangong:

Pangong

History of Pangong

Pangong – Flora and Fauna and Geography

Tso Moriri:

Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri – Flora and Fauna

Tso Moriri Trek Map

Zanskar:

Zanskar – Flora and Fauna

Zanskar Range

Zanskar River

Others:

Shyok and Siachen

Solang Valley

Turtuk

Sumur and Tegar

Parang La Trekking

Maps:

Parang-La-Pass Trek Map

Stok Kangri Trek Map

Tarsar Marsar Trek Map