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Frequently Asked Questions

All participants will get a handbook containing all the information, policies, and emergency contacts.

Please refer to the Ladakh government website for the latest information on travel and COVID-19.

DO I NEED TO BE A RESEARCHER OR STUDENT TO ATTEND?

This program is meant for everyone above the age of 16 years. All the training and lectures will be provided in a very easy-to-understand manner, especially for people from a non-scientific background. 

WHAT IF I AM INTERESTED IN MULTIPLE THEMES? 
Your program will be tailored to match your interests based on your preferences and educational background.  

WHAT WILL BE THE GROUP SIZE?
Each crew will have 20 participants; each team will be divided into three groups to travel together.

WHAT WILL THE FOOD BE LIKE?
Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner will be both vegetarian and non-vegetarian based on local cuisine. All dietary and allergy-based preferences can be added when mentioned at the time of booking. No alcohol.

ARE FOREIGNERS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

We are constantly monitoring the international travel guidelines to enter India; any interested individuals are encouraged to visit the Indian Embassy/Consulate website in their country. 

Contact Us if you're planning to participate, and we will guide you through the process. 

WHAT'S THE CLIMATE LIKE?

The temperature ranges from 10°C to 25°C (sometimes lesser) depending upon the place. The rainfall is deficient, and the environment is pretty cold and dry, so the travellers will have to stay hydrated. 

HOW DO I GET TO LEH?
BY AIR 

Leh city has its own airport, Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, which is pretty well-connected with all the major cities. Please book your tickets well in advance of your participation date.

BY RAIL

The nearest railway station to Leh is in Jammu, which is 700km from the city. 

BY ROAD

Leh is 1023kms away from Delhi. 

DO I NEED INSURANCE?

Yes, all tourists should arrange their own travel and medical insurance. The same has to be submitted before arrival.

CAN I CHOOSE MY ROOMMATE?

Yes, you can, but it is subject to availability. You will be prompted before confirming your room. 

Groups can also be accommodated together.  

CAN I GET A SINGLE ROOM?

All accommodation will be shared (with sufficiently spaced beds based on COVID guidelines).

Exceptions can be made in special cases.  

DO I NEED TO BE VACCINATED? 

All participants are expected to have two doses of any government-approved COVID vaccine. 

CAN I OPT OUT OF ANY ACTIVITIES OR EXCURSIONS?
In case of any issues, you can opt-out after discussing with the crew lead.​

ARE THE FOOD AND WATER SAFE?

The water will be RO purified; all the food will be hygienically prepared and served hot.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
A pre-departure information pack detailing everything you need to know before your trip will be sent with an email. It contains a list of useful items to pack, health advice, information on Leh, and many more helpful travel tips!

In case of assistance with visa, travel insurance, or any other questions, feel free to Contact Us!