Is Ladakh safe for travel in monsoon?

I am travelling to Ladakh in the 1st week of July. I shall reach Ladakh via Delhi Leh flight. However looking at all the landslides happening in the mountains in North India, I am a little bit scared. I remember Ladakh had a massive landslide incident a few years back. I am planning to travel to Pangong abd Nubra during my stay.


4 answers on “Is Ladakh safe for travel in monsoon?”

  1. Shashank says:

    Manali to baralacha pass is unsafe region because of landslides and all… but since you are taking a flight, it does not really matter…


  2. Rishabh says:

    Ladakh is in a rain shadow region so it doesn’t rain too much (even in monsoon). Infact monsoon is the best time to visit as winters are too cold and road routes are opened from June to Sept only beyond which the passes freeze…


  3. Vibhav says:

    If you are taking a flight to Leh, its important to take a day or 2 of rest in Leh to make sure you acclimatize, if you feel breathless don’t exert yourself (just relax take deep breaths, its normal), diamox tablets are also recommend in case you are more susceptible to mountain sickness and feel nauseated.
    Route to Khardungla and Nubra valley is pretty good, also the way to pangong is good and frequently traveled so not much to worry.

    Don’t worry too much, take local drivers and guides and have a pleasant trip.


  4. Pooja says:

    If you are planning to visit Ladakh in Monsoon, gear yourself with appropriate safety. You need to take appropriate precautions from number of things such as weather, common facility, transportation, booking etc. It is safe only if you will take extra caution while packing your bag. Here is the list.

    At least 1 down jacket and one normal pullover.
    A pair of woolen hand gloves and skull cap.
    General medicines including AMS, diarrhea, fever, vomiting and strong pain killers.
    Thermocots both upper and lower.
    2 pairs of woolen socks.
    Soap, towels, bandages and antiseptic cream.
    Waterproof shoes.
    Sleeping bag conditioned for -10 degree.
    Tent (optional).
    2 pairs of T-shirts, and 2 pairs of cots wool shirts.
    Lots of chocolates, biscuits and dry fruits.
    Camera, chargers, lots of spare cells.

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