Temperature in summer (June to September) can touch 30C and -20C in late December and January. Annual rainfall
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 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, Email services are available in Leh only.
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
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.
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.
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.
Don't disturb wild life during the trek; be aware of the highly sensitive ecology and the economy of the
geographical and cultural landscape.