Autumn in Ladakh: Trip Prep

Our three weeks in Ladakh are looming on the horizon, so today I’ve:

  • completed my Indian e-Tourist Visa application
  • bought my annual multitrip travel insurance (to supplement my Austrian Alpine Club (UK) mountain rescue insurance). I’ve gone with MoneySavingExpert’s “Best Value” recommendation: LV=. Lots of the cheaper options won’t cover trips involving trekking over 2500 / 3500m. LV=’s Premier policy covers “Trekking and hiking and fell walking up to 6000 metres”.

My travel jab top ups are booked for next week (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Polio (DTP) and Typhoid), and I’m hoping to catch up with Val when she’s passing through London later this month to go through the itinerary in detail.

So now it’s onto the fun stuff – packing and keeping an eye on the weather, and the FCO travel advice (I’ve signed up for email alerts as/when the FCO travel advice on India changes).