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Trip to Ladakh

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Mallika, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Mallika

    Mallika New Member

    Can anyone share how safe it would be to drive to Ladakh in the month of May-June with children aged 10 years? What things must be kept in mind. Which places should not be missed? Thanks in advance.

  2. Deven

    Deven Member

    The alititude level in Ladakh is very high therefore it is important that you get proper acclimatization and driving to Ladakh would be the best thing which you already plan to do. By driving to Ladakh your kid's body and yours will gradually adapt to the high altitude levels.

    It is important to consult a doctor before you plan your trip, to get the correct advice about going to Ladakh and also advice on medications in case of an emergency for yourself or your kids.

    It is important that you keep your kids and yourself hydrated, so drink lots of fluids and avoid salty foods which would cause dehydration.

    When traveling to lay make sure that you stay either a few hours or overnight at different places, I would say at least at 4 places to gradually adjust your body to acclimatization.

    Keep your kids covered well and make sure you have enough warm, woolen clothes for them to prevent them from getting a cold.

    Do you mean places on the way to Ladakh or in Ladakh?

  3. Karan

    Karan Member

    It is strongly recommended that you take all the necessary medication for yourself and your kids, like paracetamol, ibuprofen etc because you don't know how far a hospital or doctor would be when needed and it is better to be prepared.

    Make sure you have enough fluid and things to eat with you in the car, as the journey from Manali to Leh is not like other routes where you would find lots of places to eat. There are some long distances when there are no places to eat or drink. So it is better to be well equipped especially when going on a long journey with kids.