5 Tips for a Safe and Hassle-free Tour to Leh-Ladakh
The beauty of Ladakh goes beyond the paradigm of words. The land has desert, snow, perennial rivers, mountains, lakes and so much more. The land set a rare scene for its visitors. Although, the beauty of Ladakh is impeccable, it can get tiresome. Let’s make sure that there is no hassle in your Leh Ladakh tour.
Ladakh is picturesque in its own sense. The land is mesmerized in the raw beauty of nature. As raw as it gets, it can be difficult to live in the terrain. Some efforts can make the trip a memory of lifetime. Make sure you take care of the following things to make your trip hassle free:
1. Take a ride:
Travelling to Ladakh can be really adventurous. There are two road routes that will take you there i.e. Zojila pass and Rohtang pass. The routes open for driving in around May and close in September. The Zojila pass is connected to Srinagar and Rohtang pass is connected to Manali. The ride can get really tiresome and is not advisable for people who don’t prefer thrill and adventure. The option to this scary ride is a taking a flight to the district capital Leh. The view from the flights is breathtaking.
2. Acclimatize your body:
The air in Ladakh is quite thin as compared to the lower altitude lands. The altitude is as high as 10,000 ft above the sea level. People with altitude sickness are recommended to take proper medication in advance. It is highly recommended to everyone to stay indoors on the first day of the trip in order to get acclimatized in the air. In case you develop altitude sickness symptoms like nausea, coughing, breathlessness, loss of appetite, consult a doctor.
3. Carry some medication:
Always carry a medical kit with yourself with basic medicine for nausea, headache and fever. People with heart ailments and high blood pressure problems should refrain from visiting without a doctor’s consent and should keep the medicines stocked up at all points of time. Keep yourself hydrated at all points of time.
4. Don’t carry plastic bags:
Ladakh is a ‘no polythene’ zone. It’s always good to keep the beauty of the land intact by not littering everywhere. Make sure you are not carrying any kind of plastic bags with yourself on your tour to Leh Ladakh. Don’t litter, keep the land as beautiful as it is!
5. Always carry drinking water:
The water in Ladakh can be polluted and the drinking water can be really expensive. It is very important for you to keep yourself hydrated at all points of time. Make sure you are taking a proper dosage of liquids. Stay hydrated!