Things to Carry for Leh Ladakh Trip - 2022

Things to Carry for Ladakh Trip

1. Clothing
2. Accessories
3. Important Documents
4. Miscellaneous
5. Toiletries
6. Eatables and many more.

Before you begin your fun expedition to the king of mountains, Ladakh, it is necessary to know about essential things to carry for Ladakh trip. When you plan your holiday in a location like this, you know that you need much more preparation than any other hill station trip. 

Leh Ladakh has emerged out as one of the most sought-after holiday spots for adventure seekers and backpackers. Whether you love to explore surreal surroundings, know about the rich culture of different places or indulge in enthralling adventure sports, a trip to Leh Ladakh is all that you need.

Cradled between snowclad mountains, this place offers a unique combination of serenity and fun. However, you can further enhance the fun on your
trip to Leh Ladakh by taking care of a few things. So, let us know about some essentials things to carry for Leh Ladakh trip that you should not forget to carry with yourself.

Here is the list of essential things to carry for Leh trip:



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This is the most common question that troubles the travellers while packing for Ladakh trip. Leh Ladakh has highly unpredictable weather which changes every now and then.

Hence, rather than stuffing your bags only with woollen clothes, also try to include cotton t-shirts, thermals, light woollen, and waterproof jacket in your packing.

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If you are planning a trip to the snowclad land of Ladakh, you certainly need to carry a lot many accessories with you. Below is the list of all the essentials things to carry for Leh Ladakh trip that will ensure you a comfortable journey.

-Sunscreen Lotion: The scorching heat of Ladakh will surely leave your skin tanned. To protect your skin from harsh sunlight, carry a sunscreen lotion that has highest SPF.

-Sunglasses: Apart from protecting your skin from the sun, you also need to take care of your eyes. The ultra-violet rays of the sun at high altitudes tend to pose a negative effect on your eyes. Hence, carry a comfortable sunglass that you can wear for a long duration of time.

-Gloves: Though woollen gloves will also provide you with the much-needed protection, it is advisable to keep waterproof gloves with yourself on this trip. If you are a photo fanatic, you should carry 2  pairs of waterproof gloves.

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Important Documents

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You must keep at least one government identity card like Aadhar Card, Passport, Driver license, or Voter ID with you. Do make sure that you are carrying original as well as a photocopy of these identity cards.

Apart from this, there are certain other documents too which you must carry on this trip including print out of itinerary, a copy of flight tickets, medical insurance copy, hotel reservation slip, and a passport size photograph.

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Miscellaneous Toiletries

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-Tooth Paste
-Tooth Brush
-Toilet paper

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Hiking up the treacherous trails of Leh Ladakh might consume a lot of your energy. Hence, in order to keep yourself energetic, do carry energy providing snacks with you. It may include eatables like dry fruits, glucose, and energy biscuits.

If you tend to feel nauseatic on the long journeys of your Manali to Leh bike trip, also carry some chocolates in your handbag.

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The water in Ladakh is considered to be hard by some people. Hence, don’t forget to carry packed mineral water throughout the journey. Do ensure a regular intake of water to keep yourself energetic and hydrated.

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Long duration journeys might be stressful for your body and hence, you should always carry some basic medicines for upset stomach, headache, cold, and fever, it is one of the important things to carry for Leh Ladakh trip.

To cope up with the mountain sickness, pack your bags with energy drinks such as glucose. It will not only help you with acute mountain sickness but also curb your appetite.

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If you are a photography lover, don't forget to keep a spare battery for the camera.

Keep more than one charger for all the electronic devices.

If you are taking this journey with your own car, do keep a car charger with you.

Power Bank is an essential electronic device for all those people who have a habit of using their phones every now and then. This is because batteries tend to die faster in cold regions.

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Ladakh is considered one of the coldest region in India and you can’t leave your home without including sundries in your bag. Here is a detailed list of things to carry for the Leh Ladakh trip:

- Moisturizer/Cold Cream/Lip Balm: Dry weather of Ladakh will leave your skin and lips dry. If you want to retain the natural glow of your skin, carry a good moisturizer cream and use it on a routine basis. This is certainly one of the most essential things to carry for Leh Ladakh trip.

- Mustard Oil:
This is one of the most important items that you can keep with yourself on the Ladakh trip. From applying it on hair to using it for arms, hands, and face massage, you can put mustard oil to multiple uses.

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We went for Manali to srinagar Bike tour. It was the best bike trip of my entire life It all started with the person named Shubham from thrillophilia who helped me in selecting the best trip and processed with my booking, all thanks to him! Without him I wouldn’t have been able to experience the best trip of my life. On arrival there, we met our tour guide Tani and our Mechanic Shashi about whom I have read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. These 2 guys were so supportive during the entire tour that no matter what happened they were always there to look after us. They always made sure we are safe and we are following them and there is no overtaking taking place. Tani, the tour guide, one chilled out person he is! Make sure you get him as your tour guide and Shashi as the mechanic as these guys will always make sure that they are there for you no matter what. And in the end, it’s all the Main man behind everything, Jimmy Sir. Thanks a lot Sir for making me experience the best trip of my life! Without you and your team this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks for helping us out in every way possible. The roads here are difficult terrain to ride on. You gotta be careful. You gotta carry your gum boots during water logging which is the most difficult to cross. But these guys made sure that we were all safe and had sound health till we reached home. Not even a single person was hurt. Our group was a mixture of all age groups, I’m fact we even got to meet 2 people From the Indian navy as well. One mad kickass experience! Unbelievable. Reaching the worlds highest Pass, Khardungla Top, was the highest achievement of my life till date which happened on this trip! And if at all you wish to go, don’t forget to ask Tani and Shashi as your tour guide and mechanic, and go only through Jimmy Sir as he has the best team! Thanks a lot to everyone out there for which I thought the best way would be to write at thrillophilia reviews.
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I had a wonderful trip with Thrillophilia. Hotel provided in Leh was clean and good. All sightseeing places covered as per itinerary. The camping stay at Nubra Valley and near Pangong lake was awesome. We enjoyed a lot and overall experience was great.
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People Also Ask About Ladakh

  1. What should I wear on a Ladakh trip?

    The recommended garments to wear on your trip to Ladakh are mentioned below:

    Comfortable trousers or jeans
    Sweat shirts and thermal undergarments
    A balaclava or a cap
    A half-sleeved sweater or a full-sleeved pullover
    Thick cotton or woolen socks
    Wind-resistant outerwear or jacket
    A good pair of sunglasses
    A pair of comfortable sneakers or boots
  2. What precautions should be taken in Leh?

    Avoid drinking and driving in the rugged mountains of Leh.
    Avoid taking a dip or swimming in the lakes of Leh as the water is extremely cold and can turn your body numb before you even realize it.
    Do not try to show off your stunts while mountain biking on the rugged terrains of Leh.
    Always carry cash along with you as it is hard to find an ATM machine with money in certain parts of Leh.
    Do not go sightseeing without the inner line permit.
    Remember to carry your personal medication kit as it can be difficult to find a medicine store in the high altitude mountains in case of any emergency.
    Always stay hydrated and carry medications for AMS.
    If you are shopping, remember to bargain for the best rates.
  3. What are the Things to Carry for Leh Ladakh Trip in winters?

    Here is a list of things to carry for Leh Ladakh Trip in winter:

    - Regular Clothes - cotton material t-shirts and tops, track pants, leggings, sweatshirts, underwears
    - Warm Layers - thermal innerwear, pullover, jacket and fleece, woollen gloves and socks. Muffler and cap
    - Footwear - sneakers or sports shoes, slippers and fur-lined or insulated shoes
    - Medication - painkillers, prescription, balms and repellents, band-aids, disinfectant, glucose and electrolyte, oxygen cylinder (if in case)
    - Toiletries - towel, comb, shampoo, soap, conditioner, sanitary pads (for women), toothbrush and paste, toilet paper etc.
    - Moisturizer, body lotion, lip balm, SPF
    - Cash
    - Eatables
    - Water Bottle
    - Essential documents and Permits
    - Backpack/luggage
    - A smaller day pack
    - Gadgets and Electronics - power bank, charger, cables etc.
    - A BSNL SIM (from Ladakh)
    - Sunglasses, cap, scarf etc.
    - Miscellaneous - a swiss-knife, safety-pins, torch, zip-lock bags, garbage bags, a pen and diary, a book etc.

  4. What are the Things to Carry for Leh Ladakh Trip in Summers?

    Here is a list of things to carry for Ladakh Trip in summer:

    - Regular Clothes - cotton material t-shirts and tops, track pants, leggings, sweatshirts, underwears
    - Warm Layers - pullover and jacket
    - A raincoat (July - September)
    - Footwear - sneakers or sports shoes, slippers water-resistant sandals
    - Medication - painkillers, prescription, balms and repellents, band-aids, disinfectant, glucose and electrolyte, oxygen cylinder (if in case)
    - Toiletries - towel, comb, shampoo, soap, conditioner, sanitary pads (for women), toothbrush and paste, toilet paper etc.
    - Moisturizer, body lotion, lip balm, SPF
    - Cash
    - Eatables
    - Water Bottle
    - Essential documents and Permits
    - Backpack/luggage
    - A smaller daypack with rain cover
    - Gadgets and Electronics - power bank, charger, cables etc.
    - A BSNL SIM (from Ladakh)
    - Sunglasses, cap, scarf etc.
    - Miscellaneous - a swiss-knife, safety-pins, torch, zip-lock bags, garbage bags, a pen and diary, a book etc.

  5. What is the best time to visit Ladakh?

    The best time to visit Ladakh is during the summer season which commences from April till June in the region. Monsoons months of July till September or mid-October are also a fine period to plan a trip.

    In these six months, the Leh-Ladakh landscape is a pleasant sight along with colourful sceneries, clear skies, warm and cozy weather, and ease of travelling. Starting October till mid-January it is best to avoid any vacation to the UT. And from January onwards one can consider going for the winter trek of Chadar.

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