Travel Tips for Leh
Important Information on Leh
All visitors must ensure that they are physically fit. People with heart and lung related problems must consult a physician. Acclimatisation is a must. Therefore, it is advisable to take it easy in the beginning. Travelers are likely to experience some breathlessness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite. The Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital in Leh has an extremely qualified team of dedicated doctors familiar in dealing with high altitude sickness and other medical problems. Diamox has been used to help in acclimatisation but it is advisable to consult your physician. The best is to take plenty of water. Clients are advised to bring their own personal medicines. One should carry regular medicine for Diarrhoea, Gastric, Acidity, Headaches, Fever, Cough, Cold, Congestion.
It is an absolute must to carry skin creams, lotions and chapsticks. One should also carry Sun Glasses, hats, Scarfs, thick cotton trousers / jeans for day use, wollen sweaters/ jackets, sports shoes, sandals with straps for rafting and evening wear and gloves. Films and batteries for cameras should be carried in quantity, because re-supply is not assured. A powerful flashlight is a must for those interested in studying monasteries, as the interiors are dimly lit. Photography of bridges, airfields and military installations is strictly prohibited.
Healthcare and Medical Assistance
The main centre for health care in Leh is the SNM Hospital, which is well equipped and staffed by specialists to handle all problems. Elsewhere in the region, there are sub-district hospitals at block headquarters and medical dispensaries in major villages, which are staffed by qualified doctors.
In case of any medical emergency the hotel will offer every possible assistance to the clients.