Frequently Asked Questions
All participants will get a handbook containing all the information, policies and emergency contacts.
Please refer to the government website of Union Territory of Ladakh, India for 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 of age. All the training and lectures will be provided in a very easy-to-understand manner especially for people from a non-scientific background. Tailored based on your backgrounds.
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED?
Leh & Saboo:
Explorers: Ladakh Sarai Resort
Students: Cosmic Adventures Hostel
Tso Kar Camp
Explorers & Students: Tent -3 people in each.
Photos can be found here.
WHAT IF I AM INTERESTED IN MULTIPLE THEMES?
Based on your preferences and educational background, your program will be tailored to match your interests.
WHAT WILL BE THE GROUP SIZE?
Each team will have 25 participants, each team will be divided into 3 groups that will travel together.
WHAT WILL THE FOOD BE LIKE?
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be Buffet-style multicuisine (mixture of Indian, Chinese and continental) set menu. All dietary and allergy based preferences can be added when mentioned at the time of booking.
WILL WE BE TRAVELING AT HIGH ALTITUDES?
The maximum altitude that we will pass by is 5,328 metres (17,480 ft) [TagLang La Pass] and we will take adequate measures to be well prepared for that by acclimatizing at Leh, Ladakh for 36-48 hours.
ARE FOREIGNERS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
We are constantly monitoring the international travel guidelines to enter India, any interested individuals are encouraged to visit the website of Indian Embassy/Consulate in their country.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO LADAKH?
Yes, it is completely safe to travel to Ladakh. However, being a high altitude, remote terrain adequate safety measures have to be taken.
If you have any severe heart or respiratory ailments please don't consider travelling, you will have to submit a travel fitness certificate signed by a general Physician/doctor before arriving.
There will be medical checkup at the accommodation prior to departure to Tso Kar.
There will be a physician who will be travelling with us to deal with any case of emergency.
WHAT'S THE CLIMATE LIKE?
The temperate ranges between 0°C to 30°C (sometimes lesser) depending upon the place and altitude. The rainfall is very low and the environment is pretty dry so the travellers will have to stay hydrated. Mostly, it's pretty sunny from June to October.
HOW DO I GET TO LADAKH?
The capital city Leh has its own airport, which is served by direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Srinagar. Flights via Delhi and Srinagar can be availed from any part of the country to reach Leh.
Leh is accessible by road from Manali (~430 km) and Srinagar. (~804 km)
DO I NEED INSURANCE?
Yes, all the tourists coming should arrange their own travel and medical insurance. Same has to submit to prior to arrival in departure.
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 on a sharing basis (with sufficiently spaced beds based on COVID guidelines).
Exceptions can be made in special cases.
WILL I BE TRAVELLING IN MILITARY CONFLICTED AREAS?
No, our sites and areas of operations are more than 100 km from any restricted military areas.
ARE THERE ANY IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO UT LADAKH?
Please check the Covid 19 Guidelines for the most updated information.
CAN I OPT-OUT OF ANY ACTIVITIES OR EXCURSIONS?
In case of any issues, you can opt-out after discussion with the team lead.
IS 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 cultural norms in Ladakh, and many more helpful travel tips!
In case of assistance with visa, travel insurance or any other questions feel free to Contact Us!