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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can we arrive in Ladakh ?

    There are three way to reach ladakh, you can take a flight either Indian Airlines or Jet Airways. Indian Airlines has 4 Days a week flight from Delhi to Leh which is the capital of Ladakh while Jet Airways has daily flights between Delhi-Leh. Besides from Delhi, Indian Airlines has its flights to Leh operating from Srinagar, Jammu & Chandigarh as well. The other way is to take the road journey either from Manali or from Srinagar. From Manali to Leh which goes via Keylong takes two Days 474 kms with a night halt in Sarchu, and from Srinagar to Leh takes again two Days 434 kms with a night halt in Kargil.

  2. Is there lack of Oxygen in Ladakh ?

    Anyone traveling above 10000 Ft will find little difficult to breath normally or do any kind of physical exertion immediately. Its is mainly because of low level of atmospheric oxygen. But low atmospheric oxygen is absolutely not a cause to avoid Ladakh. Within first two Days of complete rest you will acclimatize yourself to this low oxygen level and do things normally.

  3. Do we get High Altitude Sickness in Ladakh? what are the symptoms and how we get acclimatize ?

    As said above anyone traveling above 10000 ft is liable to get high altitude sickness or commonly known as Acute Mountain Sickness AMS. The most common symptoms of AMS are lack of sleep, loss of appetite, dizziness, irregular breathing, etc. The best way to acclimatize is natural rest for atleast first 36-40 hrs. (For Details on AMS please visit our page on High Altitude Sickness).

  4. What kind of Hotels are there? Is there any 5 start / 4 start hotels ?

    Hotels in Ladakh are categorized into A, B, C, & D class hotels. A - class hotels are the best ones which is comparable to a 3 start hotel. Hotels in Ladakh are based on full traditional architecture, have decently spacious rooms with modern attached rest rooms with facility of running cold & hot water. Rooms are well furnished with Ladakhi & Tibetan interiors.

  5. How is the road journey to Ladakh ?

    Those who love the adventure of a Himalayan drive, road journey is the best way to experience it.

  6. What we see in Ladakh ?

    Ladakh is popular for two main reasons. One is that it is a home for a freely flourishing Mahayana Buddhism so there are great Monasteries to visit and secondly Ladakh is an adventure paradise with lot trekking, mountaineering and Rafting opportunities. The amazing landscapes, tiny green villages, folk & mask dances. Cultural & monastic festivals are other attractions.

  7. How many minimum Days should we have in Ladakh ?

    If you are less exploratory in nature and want to just feel what ladakh is then you can have 5-6 Days, but if you really want to explore the region as many of it villages of interest are scattered far & wide or you want to try some of its best treks, then all-together you should have minimum 15 Days time. The average stay of a foreign tourist is 15 - 20 Days.

  8. Do we require any special permit to visit Ladakh ?

    No you don't require any such permits unless you are visiting the restricted tourist areas within ladakh like the Pangong lake, Tso-moriri lake area, Nubra Valley, and Dha-Hanu region. But to enter Ladakh no permits are required. However it is advisable that all foreign tourist must carry their passport with a valid visa & domestic tourist from India must carry any identity proof like driving license, election card or passport.

  9. What kind of people should avoid Ladakh ?

    People with high smoking intake, emphysema, asthma, anemia, diabetes and high blood pressure should avoid visiting. Please consult your medical doctor before booking your trip.

  10. Are there good restaurants & Fast Foods ?

    Leh town has variety of exotic restaurants where you can find some of the finest Tibetan, kashmiri, Ladakhi Foods. There are restaurants serving Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Italian & Israeli cuisines. Do not expect fast foods corners like McDonald or Pizza Hut type. But there are surprisingly amazing variety of Cakes & bakeries.

  11. What kind of tourist vehicles are available? Are there Auto Rickshaws ?

    Yes, there are family runned guest houses whicb are simple and may or may not come with attached utilities. Food is not served so you have to use local restaurants except breakfast, which they mostly serve at the guest home.

  12. What kind of clothing should we bring ?

    Cotton & light woollens in summer and heavy woollens including down-filled wind proof upper garments in winter.

  13. What is the average temperatures during Summer & Winter ?

    Summer is maximum 25 degree Celsius to minimum 5-8 Celsius and winter maximum is around -5 (minus) and minimum - 20 degree Celsius.

  14. Which is the best period to visit Ladakh ?

    Anytime after Mid May until Mid October. Winter has a different charm all together, if you want to see real Ladakh with less tourist around then Winter is the best time to visit (From Nov - March).