Camel Safari In Ladakh: 2021 Guide

The Broken Moon Land is a magically captivating holiday destination of India, offering activities like bike trip, camping, camel safari in Ladakh to name a few. Travelers across the world, gather here especially during the summer months to relish and acknowledge nature’s beautifully crafted land. Certainly, you should not miss the exquisite Camel Safari in Ladakh, which is popular for its double-humped Bactrian camels. The two humps of these camels help them in storing sufficient fat required during the unfavorable climatic conditions.

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Nubra valley is the most popular place for Camel Safari which is one of the best things to do in Ladakh. This experience will give you an opportunity to live between the hallmarks of the Nubra valley such as snow-capped mountains, crystal clear and dribbling water, sand dunes and profuse green vegetation. Spend a night amidst nature and under the roof of sparkling stars to realize what you have been missing throughout your life. Trekking, river rafting, mountain climbing, mountain biking, yak safari are another set of adventurous activities in Ladakh one must not miss.

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- You must learn how to balance your body weight while sitting on the camel and get familiar with their movements, as initially, you will feel a little uncomfortable. Padded cushions will help you to reduce the discomfort. Learn to lean in the required direction and to pull the reins as and when required during the camel ride.

- Physical fitness is required to acclimatize. Also, carry all your prescribed medicines if you are afflicted with any medical ailment.

- Ecosystems in Ladakh are highly fragile so it is highly recommended not to litter around.

- Never provoke the camel and do not offer food to the animal.

- Always wear suitable clothes to maintain comfort

- You will enjoy your trip the most if you explore the best places to visit in Ladakh.
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Things to Carry

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- Camera

- Woolen clothes, gloves, socks, trek pants, trousers

- Water, juices, snacks

- Medical kit

- Backpack/sleeping bag

- You may require sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, moisturizer, lip salve, flashlight, toilet paper, and a towel during the day, only if the sun scorches.
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How to Reach

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By Air:

Leh airport would be the nearest spot for reaching Ladakh. The flights by Air India, GoAir and Jet Airways are directly connected from Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu and other major cities across the country. The flight schedules may change and are subjected to weather changes. It is always advisable to have extra time and plan accordingly. After reaching the Leh airport, you get various cabs and buses through which you can commute and reach Ladakh.

By Road:

Those who simply love travelling, Leh Ladakh road trip can be a blessing! You can either book a private taxi or cab from Srinagar or Manali to reach Ladakh and the route is much worth the time and money. Jammu and Kashmir buses (JKSRTC) buses are also available for the tourists to reach Ladakh. Adventure seekers also experience a Manali to Leh bike trip to feel the adrenaline rush. While travelling any road trip, remember that due to heavy snowfall, the highways are shut during the winter months. Therefore, you need to plan your road trip to Ladakh only between May to September. 

By Rail:

Jammu Tawi is the nearest railway station and is roughly 700 kilometers from Ladakh. This railway station gets sufficient train connectivity from Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Once you reach Jammu, you can book either a cab or board a bus to reach Ladakh.
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Attractions of Ladakh


Diskit Gompa

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Standing atop a hill right above the floodplains of the Shyok River, Diskit Gompa is the oldest, the second largest and one of the best monasteries in Ladakh. A blend of perfect architecture and ancient murals, you will be excited to see the 100 foot high Maitreya statue in the vicinity facing the Shyok River.

It is one of the best places to visit on your Leh Ladakh Bike Trip.

The best time to visit here is from June to September as the village gets cut off for the remaining months due to snowfall.
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Nubra Village

Nature’s gem, 150 kilometers from Leh, the valley offers an extraordinary sightseeing experience. You must have travel permits to enter the valley. Not only does the place explicit sheer peace but also gives soil for blooming flowers with burning colors. Camps in Nubra Valley will give you the most amazing experience.

A house for Bactrian camels and a hub for making several Kashmiri purchase, Nubra leaves no stone unturned in making you awestruck! This is the best place if you want to experience the Camel Safari in your Ladakh tour package.

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Panamik Village

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Located at a distance of about 150 Kilometers from Leh through the Khardung La pass, the village is situated in the Nubra valley and offers hot sulfur springs richly endowed with medicinal properties where people accumulate for taking regular dips. The village is also the base for the trek to Ensa monastery.

Attracting the tourists with its Bactrian camels, you can purchase Kashmiri carpets, Pashmina shawls, apricots, and walnuts. The lush green valley clubbed with the mountain range boasts a splendid view while on a Manali to Leh Jeep Safari.
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Lamayuru Gompa

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Situated 125 kilometers from Leh, on Srinagar to Leh highway, stands a 10th century built a monastery at the place which was initially a lake. The Gompa holds the main hall with several splendid embroidered silk paintings. An exquisite collection of murals, carpets, and antiques can be accorded by the tourists.

Also, a magical landscape to relish, the Moonland is the on Leh-Kargil Road. It offers landscape as if on the moon and treats the visitors with its peculiar scenic beauty. Visiting this magical place is one of the best things to do in Leh.
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Shey Palace

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Situated 15 kilometers from Leh, Shey palace was built in 1665 by the royal families. Adjacent to the Shey Palace is the Shey monastery where seats the statue of Lord Buddha, 7.5 meters high, brass plated with gold and silver and gems studded.

Pay a visit to this royal residence to cherish their historic culture and magnificent tradition.  A small remembrance of the Shey palace can be obtained from the souvenir stall at the palace entrance to collect the best memories of your Leh Ladakh Expedition.
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Zanskar Valley

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It is widely known for its amazing landscape and is a hotspot for trekking in Ladakh, paragliding and water rafting. Soothing climate, gushing blue water, and snow-capped Himalayan ranges await the tourists during the summer months. Along with this, the place is famous for various cave monasteries.

You must visit the Suru valley on the same trip. The place will offer you a good accommodation with the best hotels in Leh and food options. You will also find enough road transport facilities to commute.
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Pangong Lake

With its captivating and picturesque beauty, Pangong Lake is one of the biggest attractions of Manali to Leh trip. The lake holds a spellbound beauty where you can witness the sight of many migratory birds. Also, the 5 hours drive from Leh till here is an absolute paradise!

There are various camps around Pangong Lake that one should definitely experience. Summer months are perfect for you to appreciate the tranquillity and the serene blue stream. There are places which require inner line permits for Leh and this lake is one of them.
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Shanti Stupa

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Signifying the ties of Japan and India, this stupa was built by the Japanese Buddhist, Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism and to spread peace. It is situated on the hilltop in Chanspa, 5 kilometers from the Leh district and requires 15 minutes to be covered by foot from the foothill.

You will find various artifacts on Buddhism along with the huge idol of Buddha. The spectacular view of the stupa should not be missed in the moonlight. Rejuvenate your soul by visiting this magical place. This is a must visit place while on Manali Leh Srinagar bike trip.
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Tso Moriri Lake

Also known as the Mountain Lake, it is a breathtaking and an eye – soothing experience for its visitors. Situated amidst the beautiful ranges of the Rupshu valley, the lake attracts a large range of wildlife, including migratory birds, marmots, and rarely Tibetan wolves. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Ladakh. 

Located at an altitude of 16,500 feet above the sea level, this tourist spot is a 137 kilometers ride from Leh with adequate availability of road transport. You can also have the best camping experience of your life in camps around Tso Moriri. The place is difficult to survive during the winter months.
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Khardung La Pass

Ladakh is the land of mountain passes and valleys. Most popular among all is Khardung La Pass. Known as the gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys, Khardung La Pass greets the tourists with amazing and delightful views of valleys. It acclaims to be the world’s topmost motorable pass standing at an altitude of approximately 5600 meters.

The best time to experience the scenic beauty is from May to October. Apart from serving logistic support for the goods exchange, nature lovers and bikers across the world visit here for mountain biking to record their unforgettable riding experience.

Don't forget to check out the Delhi to Leh guide before your next expedition to Ladakh. 
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"the experience was awesome. The whole thing organized by Thrillophilia was great. Our tour operator Jigmet sir and the whole crew were 1 no. SHAMAAASS. Julley.
11 July 2019
We went for Manali to srinagar Bike tour. It was the best bike trip of my entire life It all started with the person named Shubham from thrillophilia who helped me in selecting the best trip and processed with my booking, all thanks to him! Without him I wouldn’t have been able to experience the best trip of my life. On arrival there, we met our tour guide Tani and our Mechanic Shashi about whom I have read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. These 2 guys were so supportive during the entire tour that no matter what happened they were always there to look after us. They always made sure we are safe and we are following them and there is no overtaking taking place. Tani, the tour guide, one chilled out person he is! Make sure you get him as your tour guide and Shashi as the mechanic as these guys will always make sure that they are there for you no matter what. And in the end, it’s all the Main man behind everything, Jimmy Sir. Thanks a lot Sir for making me experience the best trip of my life! Without you and your team this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks for helping us out in every way possible. The roads here are difficult terrain to ride on. You gotta be careful. You gotta carry your gum boots during water logging which is the most difficult to cross. But these guys made sure that we were all safe and had sound health till we reached home. Not even a single person was hurt. Our group was a mixture of all age groups, I’m fact we even got to meet 2 people From the Indian navy as well. One mad kickass experience! Unbelievable. Reaching the worlds highest Pass, Khardungla Top, was the highest achievement of my life till date which happened on this trip! And if at all you wish to go, don’t forget to ask Tani and Shashi as your tour guide and mechanic, and go only through Jimmy Sir as he has the best team! Thanks a lot to everyone out there for which I thought the best way would be to write at thrillophilia reviews.
We had a wonderful experience with Thrillophilia Out tour was Leh-Ladakh 6N7D, which includes Leh Sightseen, Nubra Valley Overnight Stay, Pangong Overnight Night. 1. First of all you should know that Thrillophilia doesn't have its own Travel Team. Thrillophilia actually linked up with several local Travel Agency. Once your Tour is booked Thrillophilia tagged one local Travel Agency for your Tour and that particular travel agency will take care of your entire tour. Our travel manager is Lobzang Tseldon. She is very helpful and you will not face any problem in your entire tour. 1. Hotel provided in Leh: Ladakh Heights. The hotel was very good,neat and clean.It is a new hotel so you don't found any pics in the internet. But lobzang will send you the pics of the Hotel. There is a canteen within the hotel where you will be having complimentary breakfast and dinner. Non Vegetarian please let Lobzang know that you want non-veg items as well.they generally prepare veg items only.but on request they will provide you omlette in breakfast and chicken/mutton in dinner. So if anyone wants to book Thrillophilia please ask Thrillophilia to tag you to the travel agency that offers non veg items too. The Hotel Ladakh Heights is a bit far from the main city but don't worry Lobzang will provide you car for visit to Leh market whenever required and she will not charge you for that. You will get a beautiful view from this hotel but if you want to stay near the main city you will not get any view from the hotel. 2. The stay at Nubra Valley was awesome. They have Royal Camp in Nubhra and it's is a nature-friendly camp. You will love it, I can guarantee you. 3. They stay at Pangong was okay. You can understand that at that altitude you will not get the camp provided at Pangong was good for 1 night stay. Overall my experience with Thrillophilia was very good. We enjoyed a lot. Thanks a lot to Lobzang Tseldon for the wonderful arrangements of our tour.
"Trip was really awesome. I feel everyone should consider this trip at least once in their lifetime. My eyes were never tired of looking around at such beautiful and scenic views. I would like to extend my special thanks to Tour leader Mr. Jigmet Tandar. He is highly trained professional. The way he lead the tour made us have more fun. Thanks to the whole crew Jigmet, Stanzin, Wangyal, Kaushal, Tundoop. Made a lot of new friends. One suggestion to Thrillophilia team: Since this is not just any casual trip that anyone can go through please consider keeping a screening process for people who opt for it. This is one of the most extreme adventures where your body and mind will go through a lot of challenges, one can successfully complete this trip only if they are determined and well prepared."
03 June 2019
An exhilarating life-changing experience. If you are able bodied, a biking lover, a landscape / scenery admirer and a crazy adventure seeker, this is a must try for life. Our group of bikers were fun-loving yet very responsible riders. We became friends on the very first day and all of us enjoyed every moment, giving mutual respect at every instance, having each other's backs at every dangerous turn. Even elderly couples in the group made amazing memories with all the young folks! The Ladakhi food, the heritage site visits, the campfire dancing, the photos, the market shopping, the music, the hikes, the snow, even the adorable mountain dogs, furry yaks and double-hump camels, every-bit was amazing. The road team was extraordinary, specially Tani (captain) and Shashi (bike repairman). They were very friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and also helpful at every step. We had a truck carrying our luggage all along, running behind us all through the roads, making sure no one is left behind. Jigmet has a lot of local connections, so you will be well taken care of at camps and hotels (even Jain food, on request).
24 October 2020
I had a wonderful trip with Thrillophilia. Hotel provided in Leh was clean and good. All sightseeing places covered as per itinerary. The camping stay at Nubra Valley and near Pangong lake was awesome. We enjoyed a lot and overall experience was great.
The Sham Valley Trek was one of the most enjoyable treks I have undertaken in the last few years, and all the credit goes to Thrillophilia. The booking experience was extremely smooth and I would highly recommend this company for all your travels in the valley.
17 November 2019
It was an awesome experience. Completed the tour in July 2019. We had booked for 8 persons on Thrillophilia. The facilities were good, Tani-the tour guide, was superb. Amazing tour, to say the least. I have penned down my entire experience of Ladakh bike tour on my blog. Sharing the link here.
17 November 2019
When we made the booking for 6-days trip to Ladakh via Thrillophilia, we had a lot of questions in our mind on how it's going to turn out, especially on whether it's a suitable honeymoon destination even for those who love a bit of adventure. That is primarily because the reviews of Ladakh were a bit scary. Almost all of the people who wrote reviews had a lot of things to warn you about- the extreme climate, sudden decrease in Oxygen levels, deserted/uninhabited places where it's difficult to get some help from anyone in case of any issues and so on. And there were some people who wrote bad reviews about Thrillophilia for some negative experiences they had to endure from the operators. But it was reassuring to see how Thrillophilia answered all the reviews, even the negative ones. They clarified how they assign tour operators based on customer reviews and in case of any negative experiences from the operators, there is not much Thrillophilia can help with apart from not assigning those operators anymore. As we were getting immediate response from Amit on all our queries on a timely basis, we decided to book the package. Cutting to the chase, we were contacted by the operator(Thupstan) the day before our arrival and he ensured that there was a taxi to pick us up on time. The tour guides and the driver of the backup vehicle he assigned for our group were so experienced that all we had to do was to keep riding until they ask us to stop. The halts were all well planned that we didn't have to worry about anything. And they were so approachable in case of any issues. And whenever we rode for a long time, they would come and inspect each bike and fixed any issues immediately. They were always willing to go the extra mile to make us comfortable. Let me quote an instance here - The driver of the backup vehicle had an issue with Blood Oxygen level when we reached Pangong. We had enough stock of Oxygen cylinders in the backup vehicle. But he didn't consider using it and hence took one of the bikes and rode to where he could find a pharmacy to get an Oxygen cylinder for himself. When one of us asked him on why he didn't use one of the cylinders that we had carried, he told us that the cylinders are just for our use and himself or any of the guides won't use that. Such was the concern they had for everyone in the group. In case anyone reading this still has a question regarding whether it's a suitable place for couples, the answer is YES. The accommodation they provide is suitable for couples as well. Even the tents are nice and safe. I could go on like this and I never thought this review is going to be this long when I started writing it. As others have mentioned in the reviews, it's such a beautiful destination and the experience is awesome. If you are thinking of taking a trip to Ladakh, go ahead and embark on this beautiful journey with Thrillophilia. I'm sure that you won't regret it.
"it was a very well organized trip,the hotel was very good,the tent in nubra was lovely and the food was good too..overall a good experience "

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