Leh Ladakh is situated at an extremely high altitude, which makes the air in this region extremely thin. This often makes it difficult for people new to the region to breathe or even sleep normally. In fact many people even feel a sense of unease and suffocation for a few days after their arrival in the area. That is why people planning a tour of Ladakh are advised to spare a few days for acclimatization. However, since not many visitors are out for a Ladakh leisure tour, most people ignore this extremely important aspect of the trip. For such people carrying an oxygen cylinder on their Leh Ladakh trip can prove to be a life saving decision.