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14 Things To Remember If You're Planning A Road Trip To Leh Ladakh!

14 Things To Remember If You're Planning A Road Trip To Leh Ladakh!

It’s that time of the year when not taking a vacation is not an option! For the sun bathin’, margarita sippin’ individuals, usually South-East Asia or Europe is their first choice. For those who seek adventure, a Ladakh road trip is always on their bucket list. Who doesn’t want to experience driving through snow-clad mountains, rugged roads and get lost in a world so different from any other spot in the world, right?

When my husband and I started planning the trip, we were subjected to a lot of discouragement from our friends and family. From low oxygen levels to no roads and blinding turns, we heard it all. I was a bit sceptical at first but decided to give it a go. The journey, like they said, was exhausting, excruciating and enchanting. What we came back with was a heart and a camera full of memories and some amazing tips to share with others planning the trip.

14 Tips To Keep In Mind While Traveling to Ladakh

Planning to experience world's most thrilling, scenic and adventurous road trip to Ladakh. Here's a list of 14 things you must know before planning a trip to leh ladakh.
1. Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Leh Valley is open only from June to October. You need to plan your trip within these five months.

2. Be prepared to stay in camps. You will not find hotels anywhere except for Leh. Be open to no electricity after 7, little to no water and basic dal for dinner every single day of your trip.

3. Drink lots of water. At least 5-6 litres every day. Soak garlic in a bottle overnight and drink this water in the morning. It’ll help with the low oxygen levels and altitude sickness.

4. Nature can be unpredictable. A landslide could hold you up for hours. Be spontaneous and open to last-minute changes in the plan.
5. It also goes without saying, but keep your car/bike stocked with water, chocolates and other eatables at all times. You need the energy and in case you’re held up in the middle of nowhere, you should have basic supplies with you.

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