Below is a list of items that must be part of your packing list on a trip to Ladakh. The list may vary from person to person.
- Pair of gloves
- Cap (should cover your ear and neck)
- Thermal wear
- Waterproof shoes
- Sleeping bag
- First-aid items, General medicines, and necessary medicines for acute mountain sickness
- Chocolates, biscuits, ready to eatables, and dry fruits
- Mobile charger and power bank
- Camera and accessories
Essentials for Bikers
If you are traveling by bike then apart from the above list, you also need to add the following items in your packing list:
- Raincoat. It is a must to be a requirement for any bike rider, as there high chances of raining when you travel between Chandigarh and Rohtang La pass on Leh to Manali highway. If you riding from Srinagar, then the area between Srinagar and Zoji La is the area where most of the travelers find raining. You can also use a raincoat as a Jacket. It keeps your clothes clean your clothes clean along the dirt tracks on passes and along the Moore Plains.
- Waterproof gloves
- Waterproof Boots.
The ride to Ladakh is known for adventures not only because of high passes but also because you need to cross many water streams during the entire journey. Out of these water streams, water stream at Baralacha La is most brutal.
The best way to cross a water stream is not to ride in the middle of the path. Always ride in first gear, and control the acceleration using the clutch. The simple and easy way is to wait and watch others and do the same.
- Spare parts
- Puncture Kit
- Clutch wire
- Break wire
- Chain locks
- Engine oil
- Gear oil
- Spark Plug
- Petrol: There are no petrol pumps between Tandi and Karu (around 380 Km stretch) on the Manali to Leh highway. Make sure you have enough petrol with you to cover this stretch.
Puncture shops are also not available and even if you find one, there is no guarantee that they will have the tube, which is why a tire tube is a must-pack item even if you don’t have a puncture kit.