My Packing List for Ladakh

My Packing List for Ladakh

Leh, Ladakh 2008

I get emails about my packing list every once in awhile. So I thought I would post my list in it’s complete nakedness. Feel free to ask questions or point of issues or give suggestions. This is a dynamic list, ever changing. By the way, this list is housed on Zenbe, a very cool list application for the iPhone and iPod. By keeping it on my iPhone I use it as an active list while I pack.

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  1. Nathan Watkins

    Love the lists. Thanks for sharing. I can’t believe it took me so many years to think about bringing a power strip when I travel. I have just a standard $5 one that works fine at home, then a European surge protector strip that I’ve fastened US adapters in each slot. It’s amazing how frustrating it can be only having one or two $0.50 adapter can be.

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  2. Ehab

    Yes, agree with Nathan. A power strip can be immensely valuable when travelling with chargers, laptops, etc..

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  3. Danial

    Thats really cool 🙂
    have a good trip

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  4. Danial

    Thats really cool 🙂
    have a good trip

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  5. Gavin

    Very useful, thanks. Zenbe app looks good too. Downloading as I write this.

    Gatoraide?

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  6. Matt

    Nathan – Power strips are very handy, but you have to remember both the voltage and the plug style for area you are traveling. Just because you have a plug adapter for, say, India, if you are using a US 110 volt strip it will fry! Your strip has to be rated for the voltage of the area you are traveling. Seems like a no-brainer, but you wouldn’t believe how many folks over look this.

    Gavin, You don’t have Gatoraide in England or were you wondering why I bring it? As you know India can be overwhelmingly hot and to have Gatoraide in a 1L Nalgene Bottle can be a life saver.

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  7. Barry Sherbeck

    Ladakh! Awesome. Have always wanted to go.

    Good lists. For any auto-multi-voltage items (notebook adaptors, ipods, etc.) which have 110v plugs but can handle any worldwide voltage, using one physical converter (in the wall, best with a surge protector) and a small 3- or 5-way 110v splitter extension works great, packs light.

    And remember TP, if you need it. 🙂

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  8. Jeffrey Chapman

    Pac Safe 55, Pac Safe 85 and Wrap Safe. That’s a lot of safety! I guess that’s the only way you can keep David from getting at your Gatoraide!

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  9. Nathan Watkins

    I did learn the power strip voltage the hard way. I’ve been looking the last 3 years for a dual-voltage US strip, I’m pretty sure they don’t exist. I modded my European strip for Europe and North Africa.

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  10. Mike Bash

    A few suggestions from our recent India trip – clothes pins, Charmin travel size, socks for temples where the bricks were too hot to walk on (probably not a problem in Ladakh).

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  11. Mike Bash

    One thing we really wanted but didn’t have – the individual size packs of powdered Crystal Light, Gatorade, etc. Just something to flavor all that water we drank.

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  12. Darko Sikman

    Darn,

    I’m heading to Srinagar in 10 days and I totally didn’t think of the power strip and now I’m in UK so their strip won’t be of much use to my North American plugs. But I’ll be in Leh at the same time as the workshop so maybe somebody will sell me theirs when you’re done

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  13. Darko Sikman

    Darn,

    I’m heading to Srinagar in 10 days and I totally didn’t think of the power strip and now I’m in UK so their strip won’t be of much use to my North American plugs. But I’ll be in Leh at the same time as the workshop so maybe somebody will sell me theirs when you’re done

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  14. Jean

    Headed to Ladakh in early November – any packing advice for the cold season?

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  15. Matt Brandon

    Darko – Don’t fret, the UK voltage is right, you just need to get a plug adapter at some electrical shop or at the airport and then you are set. The appropriate power strip is easier to find in the UK than in the US.

    Jean – Pack like winter. Ladakh is COOOLD! In a word: DOWN.

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  16. Deborah

    Fabulous list. Thanks. Anyone have additional suggestions for Egypt in Sept/Oct?

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  17. Anthony

    Count me in as one who is also looking for a dual-voltage US/Euro power strip. I’ve never been able to find one so I end up carrying a bunch of individual converters. If someone would manufacture a dual voltage power strip I would be the first to buy it.

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