This is advisable to have your post paid connections in Ladakh. Prepaid connections may not work. Air Tel / BSNL / Air Cell are common network at the moment
Ladakh is approx 1050 Kms from Delhi – Manali – Leh. While as Manali to Leh is approx 500 Km. and can be reached by overnight VOLVO. By road, there are two routes to reach Leh. From Srinagar, it is around 434 km travel open to tourists visiting the place from June to November. Another way to tread up the place is via Manali. The Manali-Leh road is a stretch of around 485 km and is open from July to October. Leh Manali Highway is one of the most popular among bikers as the ride involve crossing some very challenging and high mountain passes including second highest motorable pass Taglang La. Ladakh by road is only accessible from Late may to early October as during winter high mountain passes remain closed due to heavy snowfall.more info
Leh city is located at an altitude of 3500 meter above sea level and this is a high altitude Desert area. Some people feel high altitude sickness on the day of arrival in Leh, therefore this is highly recommended to follow some of the essential tips to avoid high altitude sickness. Avoid travelling for a long distance like Nubra / Pangong Lake / Tso Moriri Lake even lower Indus Valley. Remain in your hotel in Leh and have a complete rest on the day of arrival. This is suggested to have a walk up to Shanti Stupa / Gompa Village to gain height and back to the hotel on bit lower altitude to sleep. Day by day greenery is widening in overall Leh valley which leads increase of Oxygen in the atmosphere.more info
Here is a list of essential things one should carry for a trip to Ladakh, irrespective of the mode of transportation being used. While this in no way is an exhaustive or one size fits all guide, we have tried to come up with the list of things we feel are quite essential and shouldn't be missed out on.
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Water: Water is the most essential thing while traveling in Ladakh, since dehydration can further complicate health issues at such a high altitude. So make sure you are carrying at least couple of liter of water per person all the time and drinking at regular intervals.
Medicines: Carry Diamox if you aren’t allergic to sulfur drugs (helps reduce some of the symptoms of AMS) and medicines for headache, fever, stomach ache, cold and cough syrup. You can find more detailed list for medicines here, First Aid Travel kit.more info