Camping in Ladakh
Travel Tips

  • Get proper vaccination done before going for a camping trip. This is because when you are out in the adventure zone, you might be attacked by unwanted diseases but if the vaccinations are done well, you will be out of danger. Some common vaccines are tetanus, Hepatitis, pertussis, meningitis and so on.
  • Take healthy and fresh foods along with you in air tight boxes. Do not east spicy food because you may get digestive problems.
  • Always stay in a group while you are on a camp and trek. Especially in case of kids, you should never leave them alone in the camping site.
  • Stay away from wild animals. This is because the wild animals may carry harmful diseases. Thus getting much close to them can be adverse for your health.
  • Protect yourself from insects by using insect repellents. Use both the spraying type of repellants and the cream type that is to be applied on your body.
  • Carry enough of clothing materials and blankets so that you can stay away from getting fevers.
  • It happens very often that people get water borne diseases while being in a camp. Thus you must carry mineral water with you in adequate quantities to stay safe.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Very Cold
  • 17° Max
  • -9° Min
  • 12 mm
  • Woollen
Route/ Place

The clear blue skies and beautiful rugged mountains define the landscape of Ladakh. The comfortable and cool weather in Ladakh pulls in thousands of people who take part in camping adventures. There are many tour companies that conduct such camps in the camping seasons. The Namara Camps are very popular in Ladakh. It is located to the northern side of the Indus River. The banks of the Pangong Lake are also much in demand for camping. This is located in Spangmik. West Ladakh Camp in Ulytokpo Village is another exciting spot for camping. There are many more fabulous spots for camping in Ladakh. One should only have the spirit of adventures to explore Ladakh to the fullest.


  • Adequate of bedding materials, sleeping bags and extra blankets
  • Light weight clothing that provides maximum body coverage
  • Tent and plastic cloth for the ground
  • Insect repellents for skin and clothing
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses and wide-beamed hat
  • Well packed fresh snacks and lots of mineral water
  • Life jackets and helmet for protection if requires during treks
  • Complete medical record of the individual including the vaccinations already taken and the name of any special allergies or diseases.
  • Map, compass, torch light with extra batteries and adventure shoes
  • First Aid Kit with medicines that are up to the mark
  • Hand sanitizer which is alcohol based

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • The Leh Airport is the most handy communication zone in Leh. There are several flights to Leh from different cities of India.
  • The nearest railway station to Leh is Kalka. It is also accessible from the Jammu Railway station. However, one has to hire a bus or a taxi from the railway station. It is 1019.06 km away from Leh. So the train route is really not very preferable.
  • There are several transport opportunities on the roadways. There are luxury buses and taxis available. If you reach Delhi by airways, then you can reach Leh only after 1047 km of bus or car journey. From Manali the distance is 473 km.

Surrounding Attractions

Apart from the adventure of river rafting, the tourists can enjoy several sightseeing spots near Indus River in Ladakh. Let’s have a look at some of them

  • Hemis Monastery: This beautiful Monastery situated on the banks of the Indus River is also placed on an elevated position on the mountains. It’s a wonderful place for taking a snap of the Indus River.
  • Leh Palace: This is a beautiful ancient Palace in Leh which was built in the 17th century. It’s a walking distance from the Leh market.
  • Leh Shanti Stupa: It’s a Buddhist epirome of peace near the River Indus. The tourists visit here to gain deep mental peace.
  • Spituk Monastery: This 11th century Monastery in the Leh town has the stautue of Goddess Maa Kali.
Emergency No.

Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102