Travel guide to Ladakh

Facts

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Local name
Ladakh

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Ladakh is from May to October.

Literature

A Journey in Ladakh Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia

Local conditions

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Time zone

When the time is 12:00 in England (summer time) it is 16:30 in Ladakh. When the time is 12:00 in England (winter time) it is 17.30 in Ladakh.

Culture and entertainment

All year round there are several festivals in the area, a couple of them are: Hemis in June, Matho in February or March, and Taktok in July or August.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In the larger cities in the area the accommodation possibilities are good. There is everything from cheap guesthouses and hostels to more expensive hotels. In the smaller towns there are often only one or two hotels. And they are usually in the middle price range. Book your hotel in Ladakh here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are taxis in the larger cities in the area, but how many there are varies, and at times it can be difficult to get one.

Other transport

There are busses in the larger cities and there are also busses that run between several of the cities in the area.

Special conditions

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This particular part of the country has been at war with China and Pakistan over some boarder areas. They are not at war at the moment, but travelers should stay far away from the boarders, because it could be dangerous if you get too close. It might be a good idea to talk to the embassy in Delhi before going to this area.
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