Trekking in Leh Ladakh :
Leh Ladakh a beautiful place and is considered as a few destination in India which has ideal setting for mountaineering and trekking. With its unforgettable terrains and picturesque sites, Leh Ladakh is popular for the combination of scenic appeal and difficult heights to adventure lovers. But such difficult states have not surprised the strength of a traveller to stay away from challenges created by nature. Even it is very simple to get overnight stay in villages.
Keeping a map with you is a good idea, else you will get problem in this region to find a good map. Thus, it is necessary to carry it. You can buy a good quality foreign map from Ladakh Book shop just located above the SBI ATM in Leh. Although, you can also get a locally published trekking map in reasonable rate.
Prerequisites for Ladakh Trekking :
Just remember that if you are trekking near Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri, you will have to get an interline permit which can be easily found. Travel agents charges rupees 100 or 200 for it. If you are thinking to climb Stok Kagri, then you need a permit from the Indian mountaineering Foundation near Chanspa Road in Leh. With the intention to trek in the Hemis National Park, make sure you have permit that you can get from the Dhaba below the Rumbak village. The cost they charge is Rs 20 for Indian and Rs 100 for foreigner. Actually, the permit is required for all the peaks but Stok kangri is the only one where you will be asked to show permit.
Preparation for Ladakh Trekking :
Generally, trekking routes in Leh Ladakh are spread in 3500 meters and proper guidance is must to any mistakes. The best way to get used to is complete rest or you can do baby treks.
Horse Treks :
Carrying stuffs while climbing a high altitude makes a journey little exhausting, even much more than what you expect. Thus it is advisable to think about the horses accompany by horsemen which can play a double role for you (including a guide). You can get help of travel agents who will happily arrange your trip including tent, guide and food.
Homestay Treks :
There are some popular trekking paths where various rural homestays and parachute cafes are located. They work against the need of carrying important supplies and camping gear. Available on charges along the basis of single and double, these homestays offer a quick glance into the culture of people.