Leh Ladakh- A Perfect Destination to Go with Friends
Famous for scenic views and enchanted mountain peaks, Leh Ladakh is a place one must visit at least once in your lifetime. This beautiful place is a part of Jammu Kashmir and is located between the Kunlun mountain range in north India and the Himalayas to the south.
There are endless places in Leh Ladakh which will amaze you by all means. Leh and Ladakh are offbeat destinations in India which are also known as the majority of the Buddhist population. There are Buddhist Monasteries which are the main attraction of the destinations.
Two of the most visited places and famous tourist destinations in India is Leh and Ladakh look like heaven in winters and those snow-clad mountain peaks and sparkling white background is jaw-dropping. The best time to visit these places in summer is from April to June, the climatic conditions are pleasant and in winter the temperature falls to -23 degree celsius. January and February are the coldest months in Leh. if you do not mind rain and are capable to bear the cold, you may visit these places in the months of November to February.
Permit and passport
For visiting Leh, the travelers does not require any Permit. However, for all the people from outside India registration is necessary and also for the ones who are traveling by road. To get the registration done you should go at Drass, Rumtse, and Sarchu. All those traveling by air should get their registration done at the airport. Travelers will need to obtain protected area permit to visit some of the restricted areas like Tso Moriri, Tso Kar, Pangong Tso Lake, Dhahanu and Nubrey valley. These permits can be obtained by the travel agency by which you are booking or it can be done at the spot as well.
Altitude Sickness is the main problem that tourists face at any high altitude place. Leh Ladakh is one such place which stands at a high altitude. On high altitudes you might feel altitude sickness, motion sickness, headache etc.. It is caused due to lack of oxygen at high altitudes because as you go higher, the amount of oxygen in the air gets thinner and the atmospheric pressure increases. The symptoms of acute mountain sickness are dizziness, headache, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, loss of breath and rapid heartbeat. You must take several precautions to deal with it. There are a few medicines that will prove helpful. These are Diamox, Dexamethasone, Aspirin etc. If possible carry portable oxygen cylinders, which is a great way to get relief temporary. And avoid consuming any toxic substances like Alcohol or cigarettes. And keep yourself hydrated throughout the journey.
The altitude of Ladakh is 9800 feet (3000 meters). At high altitude places, the temperature is generally low. Summers in Leh and Ladakh are pleasant and comfortable and winters are freezing cold. During winters the temperature goes as down as -30 degrees celsius at night.
Rish and Response-
Weather: Weather is always unpredictable in the Himalayan regions, therefore it is important to understand the security. Do not proceed further until the weather improves.
Response: Wait for the weather to be cleared.
Risk: As we go higher on the mountain, the amount of oxygen in the air decreases.
Response: Carry oxygen cylinder.
Places To Explore in Leh Ladakh-
Known for its scenic beauty and unique culture, Ladakh has some awe-inspiring lakes, breathtaking landscapes, captivating rivers, enchanting glaciers and ample opportunities for adventure junkies. These given attractions and fun-activities may ensure you a memorable trip.
2)Camel safari at Hunder
3)Try Yak Cheese momos
4) Hang out with Monks
5)Take Hot Butter Tea
6)Say Morning Prayer at a Monastery
7)Spituk Gompa Trek
8)Zanskar Valley tour
9)Chill at Tso Moriri
10)Pay visit to Magnetic Hill for a Startling experience
11)Lamayuru- For Stargazing
12)Namgyal Tsemo Monastery- For a cultural insight
14)Stroll at Nubra Valley
15)Trek to Drang Drung Glacier
17) Riding on the high mountain passes
18) Trek on frozen Zanskar river
19) Camping by the fabulous lakes and rivers and valleys
20) For Buddhist monasteries
21) River rafting
22) Double hump camel ribes
23) Magnetic Hill
25) Bird watching