Are you planning for a Ladakh trip? Then we advise you to design a perfect itinerary for your trip keeping in mind the mountain sickness and acclimatization factors. It is the key to make your trip more enjoyable.
Itinerary planning tips for Ladakh trip
Ladakh is a vast area and have lots of places to visit. So plan accordingly how much time you have, which places you want to visit. What adventure activity you are interested in. There are many different routes which tourists follow to reach Ladakh. Below tips may help you in doing so.
- Never sleep at a height more then 1000 meters from your previous day stay. So always design itinerary which includes gradual increase in the altitude. Otherwise you may fall sick. So never under estimate the altitude sickness.
- If you fly directly to Leh then take 24 hours rest at Leh (11000 ft) before you plan for your next destination. If possible explore near by places for 1 more day at the same altitude and then advance for the higher altitude areas like Khardungla3, Pangong or Tso moriri.
- If you are going from Manali side then give a stay at Keylong or Jispa instead of staying directly at Sarchu. Manali is at an elevation of approx 7000 ft (2100 m), Keylong & Jispa at 10000 ft (3000 m) and Sarchu at 14000 ft (4200 m). Though you can easily go upto sarchu same day but we recommend to stay in between at Keylong or Jispa before staying at Sarchu.
- Terrain, road conditions & weather may change frequently, so you may assume you will get approx 30 KM / hr average. Plan your next stay point accordingly.
Before creating an itinerary or planning the first understand the Routes of Ladakh.