LEH LADAKH

Climate

Temperature in summer (June to September) can touch 30C and -20C in late December and January. Annual rainfall is 6".

Permit and Passport
Tourist don't require permit for Leh; however, all foreigners are required to registered at Drass, Rumtse and Sarchu if they are traveling by road. Those traveling by air get themselves registered at the airport. The tourist are required to get a permit for restricted areas like Tsomoriri, Tsokar, Pangong Lakes, Dhahanu and Nubra Valley, which can be obtain through registered travel agencies. Make it sure to carry six photocopies of the permit while traveling, to submit at the Checking points.
Credit Cards

Credit Cards are not accepted by most of the hotels and travel agents except some antique shops.

Post and Telecommunication
Telephone & Fax and post facilities are available in Leh, Padum, Kargil and Nubra valley.

Internet Services

Internet, Email services are available in Leh only.

Precautions

Acute mountain sickness can occur to any one at an altitude above 10,000 ft. from the sea level. The most common symptoms of acute mountain sickness are headache disturb sleep loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, irregular breathing, breathlessness, lassitude and lack of concentration. Since Leh Town is situated at an altitude of 11,500 ft. above sea level. It is advisable to take the following precautions, so as to acclimatize your body properly.

1.
Take complete rest for the first 36 hours of your arrival at Leh. However, this period may vary with different people.

2.
Your body should get used to the lower oxygen levels.

3.
In case you develop any of the above-mentioned symptoms, please consult a Doctor.

Rescue and precaution for mountaineering and trekking in Ladakh Tourists undertaking mountaineering and trekking in Ladakh should take some precautions. There is no private aerial rescue agency in Ladakh and only as a life saving measure; engaging the Indian Air Force help in evacuation.

Dos and Donts

Photograhing of People:
Take permission before you click a photograph of any one. Don't take photo if they ask for money.

Water purification:
Take water purification piles with you. And you can use boiled fresh water during the trek. Dzomsa Laundry sells high pressure boiled water for Rs.7 per liter. Bring you own water container.

Plastic Bags:
Do not use plastic bag since plastic is officially banned in Ladakh. Always separate and properly dispose off litter burns burnable, bury biodegradable materials while trekking.

National Parks:
Don't disturb wild life during the trek; be aware of the highly sensitive ecology and the economy of the geographical and cultural landscape.
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