Travelling to leh with kids

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by lakshmi, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. lakshmi

    lakshmi New Member

    Hi
    Can you please guide me through the precautions i need to take while travelling to leh with kids[11 and 4yrs]
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hello Lakshmi,

    AMS will be your biggest concern while traveling with kids. Becomes a little difficult for the kids. What is your travel itinerary? Let me know and I can suggest if there is a place you should avoid so that they do not suffer acute mountain sickness.

    Keep your children covered at all times. During day, cold is not that big a problem but sun is quite harsh up there and it is very easy to get tanned / sub burnt. Carry a sunblock lotion with highest SPF and apply before you start to travel.

    When are you traveling?

    I will also recommend that you read through this article.

    http://vargiskhan.com/log/traveling-to-ladakh-with-children/
     
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  3. lakshmi

    lakshmi New Member

    Hi
    Thanks for your reply.we will be taking srinagar -leh-manali route. First night at Jammu then sonmarg,kargil and leh. 4 days and 3 nights at leh. Planning a trip and overnight stay at pangong t so,if needed will avoid this detour. Then to sarchu,bilaspur and Chandigarh.
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Pangong is the only place in your itinerary where there is a chance of AMS. But since you would already have spent a lot of time in Ladakh and on the way before getting there, chances of AMS are quite less. You are actually OK to stay there, even if AMS occurs, it will be a slight discomfort, not much.
     
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  5. lakshmi

    lakshmi New Member

    Hi
    Thanks a lot for your reply.
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome. Do let me know how your trip went.
     
  7. lakshmi

    lakshmi New Member

    Thanks. Will definitely let you know...
     
  8. lakshmi

    lakshmi New Member

    HI
    Thanks a lot for your prompt replies and suggestions which helped me in successfully completing our trip to leh. It was an awesome experience beyond words. Kids got adjusted very well and they enjoyed the trip. nobody had any problem. thanks once again.
     
  9. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Lakshmi - I am glad that your trip was enjoyable. Did you stay at Pangong for the night? Based on your own personal experience, any tips you want to share for other travelers? I will be glad to add those to the main article if you have any.
     

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