essential information

Travelling Guidelines

Riding for the first time in Ladakh can be very challenging even though you would be having full support of the Tour leader. Thin air with limited oxygen in the extremities can make you feel dizzy and isolated.
Travelers are requested to go through our step by step guide.

Things to Pack

  • Visa

  • Drivers Licence and copies.

  • Passport size photograph.

  • Travel or Health Insurance.

  • Protective Gears.

  • Rain Coat.

  • Skin Creams.

  • Trek Shoes.

  • First Aid Kit.

  • Post paid connection.

  • Cash, ATM’s facility is limited.

  • Emergency Torch.

  • Thermos flask.

  • Warm Clothes and Jackets

  • Ibuprofen / Diamox / Tylenol for mountain sickness.

  • Also Read: General guidelines for tourists

Medical Condition

Travelling in high altitude requires a lot of physical endurance and fitness. The rider must prepare himself for the upcoming challenges he may face. Person with Pneumonia, High Blood Pressure, and Heart related illness should consult a doctor before taking this challenge. 

Weather

Leh

Climate in Leh is freezing cold during the winter season and moderate to extreme cold during the summer season. The temperature varies between -28°C to +25°C through out the year depending on the season. Winter season usually lasts for 7 to 8 months with occasional snowfalls. People usually prefer heavy padded jackets and warmers along with woolen socks and gloves. 

Manali

Climate in Manali is very cold during the winter season and moderately cold during the summer season. The temperature varies between -7°C to +30°C through out the year depending on the season. Winter season usually starts in September and lasts till February. People usually prefer moderate to light warm clothes here and a padded jacket in case you are riding on two wheeler. 

Chandrataal

Climate in Chandrataal is extremely cold all through out the year with chilly winds and limited oxygen in the air. The route to the lake is treacherous and extreme with the last 2 kilometers usually covered through trekking. The temperature varies between -20°C to +15°C through out the year depending on the season. Winter season usually starts in September and lasts till February. Warm clothes and a padded jacket is required in case you are riding on two wheeler. 

Clothes to carry while visiting Leh

  • Thermal wears at least 3 Pairs.
  • Boots or Trek shoes (waterproof).
  • Woollen Socks at least 4 Pairs.
  •  Warm Trousers, Few Jeans, and Warm hoodies.
  • Heavy woollen Jacket and wind cheater.
  • Pair of woollen gloves.
  • Single piece balaclava.
  • Sunglasses.

Things may not be very pleasant for you in case you have not packed right for your trip. We also recommend our travelers to bring Sun block creams and lotions during summer season to prevent themselves from the harmful radiations of the sun.

Advice

People of Ladakh are humble and courteous, as a responsible traveler we expect a great behavior and a sense of responsibility from you at your visit. There might be people who may not be bothered to live in a  world surrounded by trash, few people like us do try to prevent them; Littering is strictly prohibited.

Also Read: Guide to Himalayas; Essential information before heading to Ladakh

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