Important points to remember while travelling to Ladakh

  1. Do carry medicines and first aid kit along with oxygen cylinders to use if running out of oxygen.
  2. Stay hydrated, drink lots of water throughout the trip.
  3. Your body needs time to adapt to high altitude so be prepared for acclimatization.
  4. Do carry camphor for inhaling, really helpful when running short of breath.
  5. Do carry enough heavy woollens, keep your body warm to avoid sickness.
  6. Do make sure that the driver is comfortable for hill driving as the roads in and around needs full attention.
  7. Be very careful if planning a bike ride, as the roads are very adventurous and have sudden bumps in them which can be very dangerous. Therefore need very careful driving.
  8. Keep national ID proof and driving license along with all vehicle documents(must) with you if you are planning to drive, else just national I’d will do.
  9. Keep track of fuel while on the trip else it would be difficult to arrange if your vehicle ran out of it.
  10. Online transaction and number of ATMs are not that high; better carry cash.
  11. Postpaid Sim of BSNL and Airtel would work in J&K but once you reach Sonmarg, no reception.
  12. Download offline maps to avoid deviation in routes while travelling.
  13. Keep downloaded music/pen drive with your favourite music else you will end up listening to the driver’s choice.
  14. If you want vibrant pictures, carry colorful clothes. Also, do not forget to carry sunglasses/reflectors and shoes with good grip (must).
  15. There are chances of rain, carry Rain jackets/Umbrella.
  16. Please don’t litter, Let’s keep the place clean 🙂

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