Travelling To Leh? 48 Hours Acclamatisation Is Mandatory For All Tourists

by Shreya Ghosh
Travelling To Leh? 48 Hours Acclamatisation Is Mandatory For All Tourists

Travellers now need to have some extra time in hand while travelling to Leh. A new travel advisory has been ordered very recently that states that every tourist needs to undergo ’48 Hours Acclamatisation’ while visiting Leh. It is nothing uncommon anymore to hear that tourists fall sick and face mountain sickness here. The aim of the new travel advisory is to prevent any sort of such similar inconveniences so that all can have a wonderful time in the Indian cold desert.

48 Hours Acclamatisation Is A Mandate While Visiting Leh Now

It is obligatory for the tourists to maintain the acclamatisation of 2 days before setting to explore the destinations. The high altitude of Leh-Ladakh is a huge problem and often causes inconveniences while travelling. Sometimes, tourists even need to stay in hospitals due to mountain sickness. This problem is most evident in the tourists travelling by flight. Elevation of Leh is at an extreme 3500 metres above sea level and hence the sickness is quite common.

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The Leh Administration Ordered This Mandate Rule Of 2 Days

A meeting was held to reach the conclusion on the serious issues that tourists face while travelling to Leh-Ladakh. The meeting had many honourable attendees such as Tashi Gyalson (the chairman and chief executive councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council). The officers and stakeholders of the tourism industry, Tsering Angchuk, AD Tourism Leh, Dy SP Hqr Leh, Xen LDA, and many more such personalities also attended the meeting.

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Result Of The Meeting

The biggest highlight of the meeting was the announcement of the 48 hours acclimatisation for the tourist travelling to Leh. Also, the problems in the tourism industry here were topics of discussion. The meeting also discussed the urgency of better health facilities, especially for any emergencies. According to the meeting, the officers and the stakeholders need to work together to spread awareness with camps and campaigns for the local people who are a part of the huge tourism industry of Leh.