how can we prevent mountain sickness? and how best we an treat it ?
Is it a good idea for the Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh, India to be our first high altitude trek? We are reasonably fit people who have previously done easy to moderate hiking and trekking at sea level.
we are a group of 7 4 adults + 3 chilren aged 12, 12 & 6 and are planning to stay in leh for a week 19th may to 25th may...we are also planning a night halt at pangong lake ( pangong retreat...mann village) on the 22nd
we heard that it is v.cold in the night and can sometimes be dangerous esp with small children..is it true at that time of the year???
also a few useful tips for our ladakh trip and pangong in paricular would be well appreciated..
Just to go to the main three touristic places in Leh, are there any Auto-Rikshaws or cheaper mode of transport than hiring a taxi for the whole day?
I am reaching Leh on 12Feb14 and will be there for a week. Could you help me with what to pack, particularly shoes. I have Quecha trekking shoes but they are not water proof. Thanks for your help.
will my Teva event shoes willl be sufficent for Marakah velly treck or i need to buy treking boots. My Tevas are water proof trecking shoes without ankle support but very good grip and water proof.
what max and min temp i can expect for Marakh valley treck starting 14 aug ..
i would like to know which side seat is best for view while flying from delhi to leh. facing towards cockpit in the front will it be left window or right window.
Hello, my friend and I are planning trekking in Markha valley in August. If somebody would be kind to answer my questions: 1) how safe is it for trekkers (crime wise, terrorism wise etc.), 2) is it it unsafe for two women like in some other parts of india, 3) how much would cost to hire local carrier without engaging agency? Thanks!
Me & friend are going Leh from 12th Jun to 1st July 2013.We shall be going to monasteries, Panggong Lake,Nubra Valley,Tso Morriri & Spiti Valley.Anybody going Ladakh during the above period & interested to look for somebody to share transpostation cost,please contact us.Thanks!
We are going for the Hemis festival 29th/30th June. I will also do the Lamayuru to Alchi trek after that. Just wanted to know whether this trek can be done with homestays (without carrying tents) just like we did the Markha valley trel last year. Also, there are two possible routes:
1: Lamayuru -> Wanla -> Hinju -> Sumda Chenmo -> Sumda Choon -> Alchi
2: Lamayuru -> Wanla -> Urshi -> Tar -> Mangyu -> Alchi
Which one will be suitable and more scenic?
I plan to travel in the third week of July(July 14onwards) and for now I have no co travellers . Any group which is headed at the same time and I can join ?
Hi ! i am planning to go to ladakh in may. will there be breathing problem? i have a 4 yr old child.. is it ok for him to go at this high altitude, won't he suffer breathlessness?
Im planning to travel from mumbai to Katra (Jammu) and then forward to ladakh .please suggest if its the correct time and also numbers of some local taxi drivers or private car service from katra to ladakh.
I am a lone traveller visiting Ladakh in september 1st week. i intend to stay in ladakh for 3-4weeks and mite extend if need be. I want to take the following visits for sure
1> Lamayuru to chilling trek(....wud luv to continue further till markha).
2> Climbing Stok Kangri till summit (5days)
3> Visit Nubra valley (4days)
4> Leh-Padum (if its possible)
As i am on budget i am looking at US$60/- or so, per day during the treks. Accomodations as homestays, wherever possible).
Suggestions will be well aprreciated. Thanx.
Hi all, below is the itinerary I have planned. What do you think? Given the limited time we have, I have tried to include most of the highlights, without making it too hectic. Have I succeeded? Any advice would be much appreciated!
Day 1 (17 Aug): Delhi - Leh flight
Day 2 (18 Aug): Leh - Shey - Thiksey - Hemis - Leh
Day 3 (19 Aug): Leh - Lamayuru - Alchi - Leh
Day 4 (20 Aug): Leh - Hunder (via Khardung-La-Pass)
Day 5 (21 Aug): Hunder - Leh
Day 6 (22 Aug): Leh - Sarchu
Day 7 (23 Aug): Sarchu - Manali via Rohtang Pass, Keylong
Day 8 (24 Aug): Manali - Vashist - Manikaran - Manali
Day 9 (25 Aug): Manali
Day 10 (26 Aug): Manali - Dharamsala
Day 11 (27 Aug): Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj
Day 12 (28 Aug): Mcleodganj to Triund (trek)
Day 13 (29 Aug): Triund - Ilaka - Triund - Mcleodganj (trek)
Day 14 (30 Aug): Dharamsala - Shimla
Day 15 (31 Aug): Shimla
Day 16 (01 Sep): Shimla - Kalka/Kalka - Delhi (train)
I am also thinking about leaving out some of the monasteries near Leh and doing some rafting or trekking instead. Can anyone advise on good one day rafting/trekking routes near Leh?
My wife and I are planning for a month long stay in Ladakh. We want to explore the place in detail and also want to do some treks.
What would be a good time to travel between mid June and mid sep? We are planning a budget trip since its for over a month. Are there any good accom(long stay) available at a decent price?
Also please let us know good trek routes as well (moderate level)
I'm going to fly from Delhi to Leh around the 6th of September, 2011 then hopefully travel by land back down South to Manali, Dharmsala etc
I'm looking forward to the Ladakh festival but I'm wondering does the Ladakh festival have any bearing on finding accommodation in Leh and the Ladakh/ region? Is the festival concentrated on one specific region or spread out over the area? How big and well celebrated is it? I'd like to trek and travel in the region until the end of September then travel by road at the beginning of November. Are the roads generally still open at the beginning of October to head South to Dharmsala? Also what temperature weather is there in September? I suppose I can buy any heavy warmer gear in Leh if needs be?
Thanks so much,
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Hi we are a family of 5 adults and 1 kid of 2 years old.We plan to visit leh-ladakh next year around feb-march.wanted to know the following:
1) what will b ethe weather like during that time or which will be th best weather to visit the places?
2)what are the places we can cover is say 7 days in leh & ladakh and how should we start and end the trip.any suggested itenarary please.this could be our one and only trip to the place.so we want to make the most of it.
3)any suggestions for any tour operators/guides who canarrange everything at the places?
4) is it advisable for kids.if not i may have to leave her behind at home with my parents.
5)any other tips/suggestions
Thanks in advance
I and my family have planned for 4 nights Trip to Leh.
Day 1- Arrival @Leh and Acclimatize
Day 2- Sightseeing @Monastries
Day 3- To Nubra Valley
Day 4- Back to Leh from Nubra Valley
Day 5- Back to Delhi.
I dont want to miss Pangong Lake.
I have read that Pangong day trip will take one day, but cannot fit it in this trip. Please suggest?
Is there any way to fit the Pangong trip in here.
Day 1- Arrival @Leh and Acclimatize
Day 2- Pangong Lake
Day 3- To Nubra Valley
Day 4- Back to Leh from Nubra Valley + Sightseeing @Monastries
Day 5- Back to Delhi.
Suggestion required urgently.
Thanks in advance,
I m planning a trip to ladakh in June for 9 days. a frnd has suggested 1 day fr acclimatizing, 1 day for leh sight seeing, 3 days for Tsomiriri lake, 2 days for Nubra valley n 2 days for Pangong lake.
How does it sound? I am in doubt about 3 days at tsomiriri? Is that required? If not, what should I cover instead?
Also, is it advisable to have guide? I generally prefer to explore on my own. Bt i beleieve there might be hassells due to permits etc. So, is it possible to do a tour on my own?
Thanks in advance.
We are planning to visit Leh/Ladakh but for a very short trip 4D/5N. Given such a tight schedule, we are told that we have to choose between Nubra or Pasong? Appreciate if anyone that has visited these two places can recommend which one best to visit and if there is anyway at all that we can actually visit both in such a short trip.
Could anyone also advise what is the weather like in May and what to pack?
hi guys.. really need your advice/tips. planning a trip with my husband to ladakh-leh in june 2011 for about 5 days. any suggestions on what are the must-see places i could comfortably squeeze in please?
I'm planning a trip from Delhi to Leh (via Dharamsala) in July/August 2010.
My idea is to road travel to Leh and go back via plane. I know all of it's been said before, but I'd love to hear some tips on how to get there.
I'm a woman and will be traveling alone. I'm looking for the safest means possible. I'd like to avoid trains.
i'd like to hear some of your suggestions on the route I should take, means of transport (buses/taxi), how to book it, how long does it take?
I'd like to make a stop at Dharamsala. Is there a way of getting from Dharamsala to ladakh?
Thanks so much,
We want to visit Ladakh for around a week to 10 days in July 2010. I know this is high season and would like to ask if we need to book accommodation and trips (by jeep etc) in advance or will we be able to get better deals on the spot?
We would like to see the Nubra Valley and the Pangong Lake area.
I am a hardcore adventure loving guy. I am planning to make a record, riding Manali to Leh in a single day without halting in Sarchu or Pang with my Pulsar DTSi 180CC.I want to know is there any body who had done that? Please advise me how do I prepare for that and which time of the year will be ideal for that ride?
We are visiting for @ 10 days in May on a guided tour by Travelmasti( a national tour operator)
1) What can we expect from the weather?
2) Any tips/info on buying antiques(genuine)?
3) Do we need to carry a room heater ?
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Can anyone tell me if it is possible to travel to the Ladakh area within two weeks in July with kids of 6 and 9? Will there be activities that they will enjoy (they like trekking but don't have as much stamina as their parents)? Is it possible to hire horses, donkeys or some such to help them with the trekking?
Alternatively we were thinking of the Manali area in July? Is it still raining there in July?
any other suggestions of activities to do with children in the area would be most appreciated.
i'm planning a trip to ladakh 18- 30 nov 2007 with a friend.
the first question is about weather: do you know what we'll have to expect (which minimum temperature in leh, snow or .. what else ) ?
our idea is to spend few days in the nubra valley (lonely planets says the road to get there is open, but a local agency replied to our enquiry saying that it's closed and the valley not accessible), than to organise a 5 days trekking from lamayuru to alchi ..
do you think it is worth and feasible at the end of november?
is there anybody who was there in the same period? can you suggest anything else in terms of places to visit and trekking? would you raccomand to go trekking with a guide?
thank you in advance to everybody..
so exciting the idea to leave:-)))
Im planning a week's vacation in Ladakh by the end of october or nov first week. I will be traveling alone and this will be my first time in ladakh. I dotn want to get too adventurous, just the usual trekking trail and sites. Suggest a site or contact for hotels and tours in ladakh and ya I can join a group if there is one going along!!
thnx in advance...Ali