ESSENTIALS ALWAYS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Temperature in summer (June to September) can touch 30C and -20C in late December and January. Annual rainfall is 6".
PERMIT AND PASSPORT
Tourist don't require permit for Leh; however, all foreigners are required to registered at Drass, Rumtse and Sarchu if they are traveling by road. Those traveling by air get themselves registered at the airport. The tourist are required to get a permit for restricted areas like Tsomoriri, Tsokar, Pangong Lakes, Dhahanu and Nubra Valley, which can be obtain through registered travel agencies. Make it sure to carry six photocopies of the permit while traveling, to submit at the Checking points.
All the money should be changed with authorised moneychanger, available at various places. You should insist for a receipt, which will help you in reconverting the money whenever you desire.
The standard time of India is calculated from Alahabad, and is common to all cities in the country. Indian standard time (ISD) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of London, 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Paris and about 10 hours and 30 minutes behind New York.
Credit Cards are not accepted by most of the hotels and travel agents except some antique shops.
POST AND TELECOMMUNICATION
Telephone & Fax and post facilities are available in Leh, Padum, Kargil and Nubra valley. Internet Services- Internet, Email services are available in Leh only.
Don't distrub wild life during the trek; be aware of the highly sensitive ecology and the economy of the geographical and cultural landscape.
Do not use plastic bag since plastic is officially banned in Ladakh. Always separate and properly dispose off litter burns burnable, bury biodegradable materials while trekking.