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Ladakh trip

Ladakh trip is a very excited and memorable journey for everyone’s life. It will definitely not going like a short trip that you make.  This journey will be so challenging and adventurous.  So if you are planning for a Ladakh trip and worried about  “what to carry for a Ladakh trip ?” then yes!  This article is for you.  In this article, I shared with you everything from major to minor that you should carry. You can skip “*” marked items on the list. Before the Ladakh journey prepare your mind and don’t compromise on your packing; a single nail is also very useful in the challenging Ladakh region. Here I noted accessories for bikes;  you can skip if you are traveling in a car or group.  

Riding Gears

  • Headmate 
  • Gloves 
  • Jacket 
  • Boot 
  • Riding pants 
  • Knee guard and elbow guard 

Read : best bike for Ladakh trip

Before the Ladakh trip, you have to be a basic bike mechanic. Honestly,  you should spend some days in a bike repair shop to get experience with your bike. This experience will help you to fix your bike in Ladakh’s challenge situation. 

Bike Accessories 

  • Toolkit
  • Extra motorcycle key
  • Chain lock
  • Clutch and accelerator wire
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Extra tube 
  • Pumper
  • Engine oil
  • Tape and m-seal
  • Brake lever
  • Clutch lever
  • Extra chain
  • Fuse 
  • Extra light 
  • Funnel for pour petrol

For getting an inner line permit; sometimes you have to wait for a day.  So,  try to complete your permit process when you land Ladakh. Generally,  two days you should rest best on your main journey,  so in those days complete your paperwork. 

Documents 

  • Aadhar card 
  • Votar card
  • Passport *
  • 10-12 copies  passport size photo 
  • 5-6 photocopies of your every document 

For vehicle (skip this list if you don’t use your own bike) 

  • Driving license 
  • Registration certificate 
  • Pollution certificate 
  • Insurance 

Some parts of the Ladakh region are warm and some places in Ladakh are cold.  So you need precautions to avoid this unstable weather. The most preferable dressing for a Ladakh trip is layering.  You may wear two or three thermals and then t-shirts as per the weather. However,  carry a raincoat or thrill to safe in the rain

Life accessories

  • Thermal innerwear 
  • 5-6 pair underwear 
  • 5-6 shirt or T-shirt 
  • 3-7 pants 
  • 2 pair woolen gloves 
  • 2-3  pair woolen socks 
  • Few handkerchiefs *
  • Towel 
  • Raincoat 
  • Sweater 
  • Jacket 

After reaching Leh,  you should take a rest minimum of two days to adapt your body to a high altitude. To overcome breathing problems you can use Camphor.  Camphor is very helpful to prevent altitude problems. Or you can use lemon with salt to prevent vomiting.  Try all those basic tips to make your journey smoother. 

Make sure to take consultation a physician before your journey  

First Aid Equipment 

  • Cotton
  • Scissor*
  • Bandage
  • Diamoxine ( use in acute mountain sickness) 
  • Ors
  • Glucon-D
  • Dettol
  • Pain killer
  • Pain relief spray
  • Betadine
  • Other medicine for cofe,  fever,  vomiting 

Wherever you reach in Ladakh,  Care should be careful before using the bathroom. You can use pee safe to make a sure virus-free bathroom. In every step, you have to be careful in Ladakh. 

Toilataries 

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush 
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Face wash*
  • Sunscreen 
  • Deo / body spray*
  • Detergent 
  • Cold crame 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Pee safe 
  • Hair oil*
  • Trimmer of shaving  kit (for male) 

Most important thing is to capture your memories in Ladakh. But due to low-temperature batteries will die first so try to carry extra batteries. Another challenge in Ladakh is to protect your sensitive electrical gauge from dust.  For that, you can carry a cleaning kit. 

Gadgets 

  • Cell phone 
  • Extra battery The extra charger of each gadget
  • Powerbank 
  • Memories or pen drives or harddisk 
  • Laptop ( if you want) 
  • DSLR cleaning tool
  • Tripod 
  • Selfie stick
  • Go-pro camera 
  • Extra cable 

The most important thing,  to carry all your stuff in a bag. But,  for more items or instructions you have to carry 2 or three bags. Always try to lock your bags when you stay for lunch or break. Your safety is your priority. 

Bags 

  • Saddlebag 
  • Tank bag 
  • Backpacks 
  • Plastic to cover all your stuff 

Food 

  • Maggie 
  • Chocolates 
  • Dry fruits ( nuts, Raisin,  Dates)  
  • Cake 
  • Biscuits *
  • Laddus *
  •  Nuts

Leh Ladakh is a very remote area, so the mobile signal is very unstable in this region. Only Airtel , BSNL and Jio postpaid sim work in this place. You can buy a sim after landing Leh.  However,  you need to carry your Aadhar card to buy a sim. 

For remote regions,  important services like atm Petron pamp hospital services are too sparse.so, try to carry extra money and fuel. 

Other Important  Stuff 

  • Tent 
  • Sleeping mattress 
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Postpaid airtel of jio sim
  • Rope 
  • Knife 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Lip balm 
  • Moisturizer 
  • Extra bottle or dram to carry petrol
  • Carry extra cash 

In conclusion, be prepared mentally and physically;  because you will going to face the most memorable adventure in your life. Stay happy stay safe!

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