Here's the usual check list and Information for Ladakh
Trekking Traveler information.
Safety and Security
It is recommended that you use a neck wallet or money belt while
travelling, for the safe keeping of your valuables (passport, air tickets,
travelers’ cheques, hotel vouchers, cash and other valuables)
Leave your valuable jewelry at home as you won't need it while travelling.
Keep your baggage under lock and key.
• Travel documents: passport, visa, travel
insurance, air tickets and hotel vouchers.
• First aid kit including re hydration salts, Sunscreen, lip balm and
sunglasses due to harsh sunlight and exposure to high altitudes.
• Wide brim hat or umbrella
• Antibacterial hand gel
• Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day.
• Trekking boots and warm socks. (Just in case if you have to walk)
• Alarm clock and torch/flashlight.
• Lightweight travel towel.
• Refillable water bottle, for filling from thermos.
• Iodine based water purification tablets.
• Warm clothes. It is recommended to bring thermal under wear, and a
• A wind proof jacket.
• A pair of gloves.
• A scarf or face mask for avoiding dust.
• Food- although you can carry quite a variety of high calorie stuff (trek
mix, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate as accompaniments while travelling)
• Underwear. Three pairs are enough.
• Bras for women, a few pairs
• Tampons or Sanitary Napkins.
During the itinerary you will be traveling most of the time so pack as
lightly as possible. Most travelers carry their luggage in a back pack,
although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice. Avoid large
mountains can be cold. Night time temperatures can be as low as 5
degrees(1-2 degrees at Sarchu), so bring a set of warmer clothes; thermal
underclothes, being small and light, can be very useful. A warm
jumper/jacket, cap, gloves and sunglasses no matter what time of the year,
as we mostly travel at altitudes between (2000m – 5500m)
Weather Conditions/Forecast check
June end to September end is the monsoon months in India( But the rainfall
in himalayan region above 3500m is very rare and minimum) and there could
be some unforeseen problems like road blockages due to land slides or road
damages. Although the Boarder Road Organization people are very well
equipped and work very fast in these conditions but till then, change
or delay in itinerary could be there as a result of climatic conditions,
temporary roadblocks or some other unforeseen situation, we reach the
destination from some other route or a day later, however it is quite
To stay hydrated, one needs to drink a lot of water, fluid intake (usually
at small intervals)
Although a First Aid Box is always a part of our Kit, still we recommend
that you carry any personal medical requirements if you have. And
obviously your still camera and handy cam (video maker) etc.