Tourist undertaking mountaineering and trekking in Ladakh,
whether in groups or individual, should take some precuations.
There is no private aerial rescue agency in Ladakh and only as a
life saving measure; engaging the Indian Air Force help in
evacuation. The rescue cum causality evacuation of members of
mountaineering expedition and trekking parties in distress in
the available IAF aircraft helicopter on the following
The evacuees should give an undertaking to the effect that
payment on account of the cost of the aircraft for rescue will
be borne either by the travel insurance company or by the
The evacuees are also responsible for reimbursements of loss/
damage to the aircraft/helicopter while undertaking the task of
rescue causality evacuation, deviation, diversion, return to
base and for the liabilities due on above account-to IAF, as
well as compensation to any individual including the aircrew,
which may become payable as a result of any accident/incident.
The authorities empowered to place the demand for airlift of any
causality require the following forms to be filled by the
evacuess for settlement of bills with air force headquarter.
of guarantee of full payment.
of acceptance certificate.
of indemnity bond.
Photocopy of insurance policy card.
of passport. All the above forms can be obtained from Dy.
Director, TRC Leh.