About Ladakh

What attracts most travelers to Ladakh is the mesmerizing landscape which is a dream for any artist's canvas. Adventurers from across the globe ascend to Ladakh to undertake numerous treks, witness its rare high altitude wildlife and learn about its rich culture and tradition. Many undertake the grueling and highly rewarding jeep and motor biking expeditions to Ladakh in the summer months. High altitude lakes such as Pangong Tso and Tso-Mo-Riri enthrall one and all. Across the world's highest motorable pass – Khardungla – lies the enigmatically different Nubra Valley, which was part of the silk route to Afghanistan. The Zanskar Gorge, also known as Asia's Grand Canyon holds many mysteries in its heart. The high altitude pasture of Changthang, home of the nomadic changpas presents the most striking natural settings known on earth. The upper Indus Valley running through Ladakh holds many a mysteries in its cradle. The terrain between the Nubra and Shayok ranges which is unexplored, is finally being opened up for tourists now and holds immense potential for travelers.
All this is possible here and from here!!

Health Tips

Ladakh being a high altitude cold desert, situated on the extreme Northern parts of India, falls under the Jammu & Kashmir State. Leh being the capital of Ladakh is at an altitude of 11,500 feet (3,500 meters). Tourists reaching Leh direct by Air are required take complete rest for the next 24 hours at the Hotel itself and to drink lots of water so as to acclimatize themselves with the atmosphere over there before following their tour itinerary. Anyone travelling to altitudes above 10,000 feet (2,700 meters) is liable to suffer from high altitude or acute mountain sickness; no matter you are young or old, male or female. The most common symptoms of such sickness are headache, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, irregular breathing, lassitude and lack of concentration. While the S.N.M. Hospital at Leh is well equipped and staffed with a team of specialists to fight back any such emergencies. Even the Hotel staffs are always available to help you out with medical advice to make your tour a memorable one. Any kind of physical exertion is to be avoided. Smoking and drinking should also be avoided until you are fully acclimatized.

General Info

To help people out with financial needs there are 4 to 5 Banks which are Jammu & Kashmir Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank. Cellular network such as BSNL, AIRTEL and AIRCEL are available. Most of the luxury items and stuffs such as warm clothes, shoes etc. are obtained through imports from other parts of the country. There are still traditionally designed items which you cannot find in any other part of India such as Pashmina shawls, Pashmina carpets, Wall hangings, Mural paintings in the Gompas, Gems etc.

Weather Info

The summers are hot and the winters are cold with temperatures rising upto 30oC and dropping as low as -25oC in summers and winters respectively and with the change in climate globally one can even experience the cold during the summers, so it is good to bring some warm clothes along with you while coming to Leh.