Dos and don’ts in Ladakh Tours

Dos and don’ts in Ladakh Tours/ Holidays :

  • Travel to Ladakh only during the summer (May – September) as the passes are motorable and you will be able to see Ladakh in bloom!
  • Drink water as much as possible and may get frequent urination. If the color is dark yello it means you require more water even you are not thirsty.
  • Always carry Dryfruits (Cashew or Almonds) and eat them as and when you need.
  • Eat a normal diet. It’s a myth that, one may vomit if eaten more. But in contradiction and truth is , if you don’t consume food you may tend to vomit blood.
  • Keep your face, ears warm
  • Carry Dimox (Acetazolamide) or similar tablet for high altitude sickness. Take per doctor’s advice. Specially during the visit of Khardung La, altitude of 5359mts.
  • Be friendly to locals they love to talk to you and avoid any arguments during bargain or otherwise.
  • Use only Ladakhi winter toilets. Any food item (biodegradable) or defecation (urination or shit) will remain as it is in snow for decades due to low temperature
  • People there are very friendly and hospitable. Do not betray them and respect them.
  • Carry always first aid items personal medicines, for fever, for headache etc. 
  • Do not use plastic in Ladakh. As its completely banned.
  • Vodafone doesn’t work. Airtel / Aircel / BSNL postpaid connections does well.
  • Electricity problem is there in Leh, hence, carry extra batteries for cameras, mobiles phones, torches etc. Avoid using the battery unnecessary as the charging gets exhausted.
  • There may not be electricity at all in few remote areas. Due to cold, the battery could be discharged quickly.
  • Reaching Leh by air, your are advised to stay in the room only for 1-2 days to acclimatize yourself.
  • Drink plenty of liquids (no alcohol at all), restrict your tour.
  • Refill your water bottles immediately as and when it gets finished.
  • Drink mountain water which is very healthy.
  • Do not make fun of Ladakhi culture respect them.
  • Do not show your fashion to them by wearing western dresses. They are happy the way they are in their traditional wear.
  • Cover your body completely while visiting a Buddhist Gompa.
  • Eat buy local food to support their economy also buy souvenirs for your home and family.
  • Do pack sunscreen and moisturizer, cotton cloths, woolen wear, strong an comfortable walking shoes, with sunglasses.
  • Ladakh on your bike in a group is advisable raher tan solo.
  • Do not take pictures when its restricted.
  • Ensure to carry all relevant documents and permits you are asked to produce at times.
  • Ladakh Holiday: Don’ts:
  • Do Not wear clothes such as skirts, sleeveless blouse during Ladakh tour, especially in Buddhist Gompas as it might offend their sentiments.
  • Consuming alcohol and smoking avoiding them completely is a better option.
  • Do not disturb the harm geographical and cultural landscape like flora and fauna.

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