If you’re traveling to this area, try and carry some cash in your pocket as certain places don’t have any ATM. Good hotels are available here, but beautiful small home stays built in traditional manner will make you feel at home. Camping under the star-studded, blue sky is also another great option.
Discuss it out
Talk to us or other people who have done a similar trip to this scarcely inhabited place. You don’t have to bother if you don’t know anyone personally. Go through the list of our travelogues full of first-person accounts and travel stories covering every possible twists and concerns that might bother you while being on the world’s wildest trek. Laos, you can ask members of our global travel community to clear your doubts about dos and don’ts during the trip.
Plan Big & Wild
Read everything you can about this place. There are nearest sights and attractions you wouldn’t know about otherwise. Give us a rough outline of your trip with 1-2 target points, we will suggest you a variety of ways and highlights to get between them.
Try and jot down a rough pre-trip timeline so you don’t have to do it when you are a week or just few days out your trip to the land of landscapes and high passes where you will be able to see Drang Drung glacier near the Pensi La mountain pass in the far flung Zanskar valley of Ladakh region right from your car seat.
One of the most important things to consider is doctor’s visits for a checkup to ensure physical fitness so that you can enjoy your holidays without a running nose, fever, or AMS.
The longer the trip, the lighter you should pack. This might sound a bit strange, but it’s true. You can afford to lug a heavy bag around for a day or two, but do you want to have anything extra for a week or two? So, try and act like a pro traveler and pack only what is important, because you are not travelling to a barren land.
Stick to the absolute basics and know what you can and cannot buy at your destination(s). There’s no point in bringing six months of toothpaste or buying family sunscreen pack on a week-long trip. You will be visiting places with extreme climates having subzero temperatures. We will try and make sure that you enjoy your visit to the fullest without having to worry about warm water, bed and steaming hot food in minus 25 degrees.
Be Open To Change
If you are a traveler by religion, you will always be more flexible and adaptable. More rigid you are, lesser you enjoy your trip. Try to mingle with locals. Try to learn local dialects, eat local food and try local dresses, no matter how funny you look.