• Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Map plan breakfast and dinner at hotel.
  • Welcome drink on arrival at hotel.
  • Beverages /nonalcoholic drinks /goodies for enroute (for custom expedition only)
  • Mineral water for en-route (limited).
  • Monasteries fee.
  • Local cultural experience where ever applicable.
  • Airport bus transfer by innova/ Xylo.
  • Inner line permits to restricted/ protected-areas/ green fee.
  • Oxygen cylinder, first aid kit for the tour.
  • Experienced expedition management and group leader.
  • Transport cost for full expedition (if not using own vehicle).
  • GST included.


  • Flight/ bus tickets & additional permits/ visa any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any extra meal other than mentioned in the final itinerary.
  • Tips insurance, laundry and phone bills.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Any extra services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Vehicle used for personal touring beside the mentioned tours in the itinerary.


Acetazolamide (Diamox)

Acetazolamide (Diamox) is a medication that forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate, the base form of carbon dioxide; this re-acidifies the blood, balancing the effects of the hyperventilation that occurs at altitude to get oxygen. This re-acidification acts as a respiratory stimulant, particularly at night, reducing or eliminating the periodic breathing pattern common at altitude. Its net effect is to accelerate acclimatization. Acetazolamide is not a magic bullet; cure of AMS is not immediate. It makes a process that might normally take about 24-48 hours speed up to about 12-24 hours.

Acetazolamide is a sulfonamide medication, and persons allergic to sulfa medicines should not take it. Common side effects include numbness, tingling, or vibrating sensations in hands, feet, and lips. Also, taste alterations, and ringing in the ears. These go away when the medicine is stopped. Since acetazolamide works by forcing a bicarbonate diuresis, you will urinate more on this medication. Uncommon side effects include nausea and headache.‍


Travel to any part of the Himalayas deserves a little more respect than many other destinations because the whole region lies over 2600 meters (8500 ft). People in good health should not get alarmed by this but if you have a medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart, or lung disease, you must take the advice of a doctor who has experience with the effects of altitude. We do not take heart or lung patients or pregnant mothers on this expedition. Any kind of exercise which gets you fitter before this trip is advisable, as it will enable you to enjoy more.


Most of Ladakh is at an altitude of more than 3000m so you need to get acclimatized before you can set out to travel. Your body needs to adapt to high altitude, as the higher you go, the air becomes rarified and the oxygen available for you to breathe becomes lesser. Even though your body can adapt to 'thin air', you need to give it time to do so. This is what is called acclimatization. We recommend Diamox medicineto counter the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness. (PLEASE CONSULT A DOCTOR) before you start your course.

Complete rest at the hotel to acclimatize to the high-altitude region of Ladakh.

Take short steps and stop if you are breathless. You may not be able to walk here like you do it back home.

Always carry warm clothes while travelling because weather in the mountains can change any minute.

Not advisable to take bath on arrival, keep warm to acclimatize better.

Please do not consume alcohol and cigarettes for the initial 2 days.

Do not spend more than 10 minutes at high altitudes of Khardungla and Changla passes.

IMPORTANT: ZAHIR ADVENTURE EXPEDITION reserves the right to change, alter or cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances which might not be in the best interest of your health and safety.