Cost Includes: Transportation, high standard centrally air conditioned hotel with all meals in leh, sghtseeing in leh, camping, camping gear, camping staff, mules and Hemis national park permits, guide fees, drinks when out in the field and RETURN FLIGHTS from Delhi to Leh.
Cost Excludes: International Flights to Delhi, over night stops in Delhi, sundry items, tips and travel insurance.
How long does it take to get acclimatise?
Abruptly going to a height of 3500 m, one naturally feels a difference. Your body reacts and behaves differently in rarified air at high altitude. What you need to do is just take it easy and give some time to your body to adjust in to less oxygen (hypoxia) by a slow physiological process called Acclimatisation. Time taken for acclimatisation varies from person to person; usually you need at least 2 days in order get well acclimatised and you need to take complete rest for the 1st day even if you are feeling fine. Drink plenty of fluids at least 3-4 litres. Diet should be high in carbohydrates, less oily and predominantly vegetarian. Avoid excess of alcohol and tobacco in any form.
Who carries our Equipment and food during the trek?
In Ladakh normally you have to trek around the height of 4000mts and the passes are around 5000mts so its very difficult to carry heavy loads at this height, that’s why we provide pack horses/ponies they will carry everything, You will have to carry items you don’t want keep with the horses.
How we look after your health while trekking?
Our guides are careful to prepare your meals with your enjoyment in mind. Typically these plentiful meals will be primarily vegetarian in nature with some meat or protein in the form of canned fish or tofu. This is typical of the Ladakhi diet in general. Our chefs use hand sanitisers such as alcohol based gels prior to food preparation. You are encouraged to do the same. Our staff will provide rehydrating liquids in large quantities throughout your trek. Take advantage of tea, coffee, juice and water whenever you can. At altitude it is natural not to feel much hunger or thirst. Make sure you stay adequately fed and drank plenty of fluids both at meals and along the trail.
Our guides will make every effort to pace your day so you are not pushed to your physical limits. This means you will be getting up and away in good time so your day will allow a consistent but moderate pace.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma or other chronic illness it would be wise to let us know of this condition prior to leaving Leh. This way your guide will understand that you have medication along with you should someone other than yourself have to administer the drugs.
Preparation for altitude during the trek is vital. Acclimatise in Leh prior to departure on your trek. We Take at 2 days of easy to moderate physical activity prior to beginning your trek. If possible start low and go slowly for the first few days of your trek.
Prior to your trek meet with your doctor and discuss your overall physical condition and your doctor’s recommendation for high altitude medication. You may also wish to discuss treatment and medication for traveler’s diarrhoea as you experience new foods and bacterial environments.
With these simple ideas in mind, your trekking experience will be most enjoyable.
What do we do if someone is sick or injured during the trek?
During the trek our guides will make every effort to pace your day so you are not pushed to your physical limits. This means you will be getting up and away in good time so your day will allow a consistent but moderate pace.In the unlikely case it hits a member of the tour then our assistant guide will immediately bring him/her down asap. He will use the ponies to ride for the sick person in the mean time he will inform us through a satellite phone and we will soon send a jeep to bring her/him to the hospital in Leh.
Rescue in Emergency:
If someone is critically sick or injured and requires helicopter evacuation, this can be done with the cooperation of JK Tourism Department & Indian Airforce as long as you have the insurance to cover this so it would be useful to let us know which insurance cover you have.