Ladakh – The Ultimate Checklist
The Land of High Passes or ‘Ladakh‘ is a different ecosystem of its own. Ladakh is a cold dessert in the Northern part of India, where the weather changes every now and then. It could be raining, snowing, windy any minute. If you are planning to go there you need some specific items. Here is my checklist on some of the most necessary items (especially if you are planning for a bike trip or otherwise) that we took on our trip. It is advisable to wear cloths in layers so that they could be take off or added based on the climate.
The list is divided into four categories – first Clothes and apparels, second Medicines and Toiletries, third Electronics and forth Miscellaneous items, along with the links to some of the items.
List # 1 – Cloths – This is what you will need for a week. Items needed for bike trip are marked separately.
|Cloths and Apparels||Online Links|
|Thermal – 1|
|Jeans – 2 to 3|
|T-shirt – 6|
|Leather Gloves – 1|
|Monkey Cap -1|
|Balaclava – 1||Le Gear Pro|
|Heavy Jacket – 1|
|Woolen Socks – 6||RC Royal Woolen Socks|
|Riding Jacket – 1 (for bike trip only)|
|Inners – 6 pairs|
|Shorts – 2|
|Specks/Lens – 2|
|Face Mask – 1|
|Towel – 1|
|Thermal Shoes – 1||Wildcraft Amphibia|
|Slippers – 1|
|Belt – 1|
|Pullover/Light Jacket – 1|
|Riding Thermal Waterproof Gloves – 1 (for bike trip only)||Scoyco Bike Riding Gloves|
List # 2 – Medicines and Toiletries – You can make a small pack of essential medicines and toiletries that you might need on a Ladakh trip.
|Medicines and Toiletries||Online Links|
|Camphor (incase of low oxygen)|
|Sunscreen||Neutogena Ultra Sheer|
|D Cold Total/Vicks 500/Sinarest|
|Body Warmer (an awesome product that will keep you warm)||Warmee|
List # 3 – Electronics – The beauty of Ladakh is mesmerizing and you would like to capture it as such as possible.
|DSLR/Camera Battery Charger|
|2 Pin Multiplug||GM Plug|
|Tripod||Manfrotto Mini Tripod|
|SD 2 USB Card Reader||SeCro Card Reader|
|SD Cards for DSLR and Phone|
|Action Camera Extra Batteries|
List # 4 – Miscellaneous – Some must have items.
|Lock and Key-1|
|Half liter Bottle|
|Driving License (must for bike trip)|
|Itinerary Printouts – 2|
|Jute Bags – 2 (to stop littering)|
This is the checklist that we followed and you can add/delete items as per your needs. Go conquer Ladakh !!