FAQs about Ladakh
You can reach Ladakh from all major Airports by taking the daily flight of Delhi to Leh. If you want to travel by road, then you can reach Ladakh via Srinagar or Manali. It takes two days to reach Ladakh with one night stay at Kargil preferrably. These roads remain open from June to October.
The accommodation in Ladakh ranges from 4 star to 2 star hotels. There are also luxury resorts and camps available. The hotels are designed in both traditional and modern style. The rooms are over sized which let you feel like home. Also they provide you a wide range of dishes.
There will certainly lack of oxygen because while travelling to Ladakh you will be 10,000 meters above sea level and there is low atmospheric oxygen available at high altitudes. So you may feel difficulty in breathing or any other altitude sickness.
The most common symptoms while travelling to Ladakh are loss of appetite, acute mountain sickness, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, nose bleeding, shortness of breath and drowsiness.
You need a minimum of 12 to 15 days to explore Ladakh totally. There are many places of interest in Ladakh like monasteries, lakes, etc. spread all over the region. Moreover if you are planning to go for a trek or some other adventure then you need an ample of of time to stay in Ladakh.
A good fleet of tourist vehicles is available while you are travelling to Ladakh which include Toyota Qualis and Mahindra Scorpio Vehicles.
During the day T-shirts and shorts can work well but after evening the climate gets colder and you will need a jacket and pullover. If you are trekking 4000 meters above sea level, you need warm woolen clothes. Rain and snowfall can take place in June and July and therefore wind cheaters and raincoats are good. If you are into trekking, a pair of waterproof shoes is a must
No, there is no train service to Leh. You can reach Jammu and from there you can take bus or shared Taxi to Leh Via Srinagar & Kargil . Alternatively, you could come to Chandigarh by Train and reach leh via Manali by Road.
Royal Enfields are the best bike to have the bike ride to Ladakh for your daring trip. These bikes are great and easily cruise on highways as well as the rocky terrain of Ladakh. It is advisable for you to choose a bike with higher displacements which will put less weight on a motor and you can cover bigger distances. Select the bike which suits you the best.
There are four ATM’s in Leh owned by Axis Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India.
Yes, credit cards are accepted in a few hotels and restaurants but 2% service tax is charged.
Yes it’s cold in Ladakh and extremely cold in winters. If you are going for a bike trip then you may fell even more cold. At Khradungla pass the air will get thinner here and you will start to feel colder. Even though you will be covered with jackets and helmet the cold can be unbearable. So it is advisable that you wear warmers inside because Ladakh winters are extremely cold.
Yes, you need a full motorcycle driver license authorizing you to ride a 500 cc motorcycle and an international riding permit if you are planning for a bike trip.