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36 Ladakh Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do of 2017

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    6 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package
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    Leh
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Destination:The names Leh and Ladakh often bring forth to the imagination a land that is still untouched by the hand of commercialisation and urban culture. 6 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package gives you that perfect adventure outing that you have been waiting for. Nestled within the protective covers of the Himalayas and adorned with magnificent landscapes, Leh-Ladakh is a belt that must be explored! Leh is a comprehensive town jotted with a number of religious and aesthetic attractions. Nature has been kind to the Nubra Valley and the Pangong Lake. The former seems like a carpet of exotic flowers while the latter is a sight to behold in all its glory. The Khardungla Pass and Chang La Pass offer panoramic views of such beauty and mystique that they have thus far, only been imagined! About the Tour:-Get ready to taste the adventure in Ladakh with this thrilling 6 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package.-Start your tour after arriving at Leh and meet the tour representative, they will transfer you to your hotel.-Ride along the exotic routes with diverse landscapes, always make for a dream journey that is unmatchable and unique its own ways.-Enjoy the thrill of riding at otherwise unimaginable heights. Imagine looking down and staring into a deep gorge on one side and being flanked by massive mountain ranges on the other!-Be amazed by natural blessings like the Lamayuru or Moonland, Pangong Lake and the Khardung La Pass.-Learn of the region’s history and religion with visits to prominent monasteries and temples.-Interact with the locals to acquaint yourself with the local lifestyle and culture.-Conclude this tour after 6 days and head back home with lots of memories.

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    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2018
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    Leh
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    Departure Dates - Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for the separate group also.About the Destination: Bestowed with natural formations and heaven like ambience the regions of Ladakh and Leh are beautified with immense natural diversities. On the other hand, Kashmir is a land that is interminably beautiful and has inspired many love affairs and art pieces! Decorating the crown of the subcontinent of India, the landscapes of this area are richly embellished with sights of every kind imaginable. The Northern frontier of India has always been home to a rich and prosperous culture. Navigate the toughest passes on a trip of Manali to Leh on the bike, the empty stretches of highways and rock strewn pathways in the mountains all of which reward you with gorgeous vistas that make the ride worthwhile! About the Departure:Experience your version of The Motorcycle Diaries on the thrilling motorcycle routes as you partake in this mesmerizing Manali to Leh bike trip of a lifetime through Ladakh and the striking paradise of Jammu and Kashmir. Experience the supernatural allures of the mountains of the North over two weeks! Beginning from Delhi, take home the rewards of an opportunity that allows you to discover yourself in a world that beholds such astonishing visions. Relish the strenuous yet picturesque journey along the winding foothills and curves that will make the adrenaline pump through your veins on your Manali to Leh bike trip!There are four different variants available and they are as follow:For one person (without fuel and self-bike): Rs. 32800 per personFor two persons sharing one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 40800 per personFor the single rider in one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 49800 per personNote: There are two options available as 1) Start the trip from Manali and conclude it in Leh and catch your flights or 2) Start the trip from Manali to Leh and then return to Manali to conclude the trip.

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    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar
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    Ladakh
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    Fixed Departure Dates - Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for the separate group also.Note: This tour can be done in the opposite route also that is from Srinagar to Leh to Manali.About the Destination: Ladakh, the jewel in the crown of Jammu and Kashmir, is blessed with the fascinating Himalayan Range. Embraced with the captivating beauty of the scenic meadows, rivers, cold deserts and enchanting trails, the region boasts of being an adventure hub in the country. Be it for the trekkers, bikers, skiers or any other adventure sports, Ladakh is one hotspot for all! In addition, the option to explore the stunning beauty and appeal of the region through Ladakh bike trip always add an extra amount of fun and excitement to a tour to this ‘Land of High Passes’. About the Departure with Details: This bike trip to Leh-Ladakh from Delhi will take you to Ladakh, Srinagar and Manali. Over the course of your bike trip to Ladakh, you will be introduced to various challenges, extremely uneven routes, narrow passes and much more! This apart, you can also expect to make stops and ride through fascinating landmarks like Khardung-La, the highest pass in the world, Tanglang La (17,600ft), Lachulung La (16,680ft), BaralachaLa (16500ft), the beautiful Zojila Pass as well as Pangong Lake.There are four different variants available with this package as given below:Variant 1: From Delhi - self-bike and without fuel: for 2 persons sharing one bike- Rs. 33999/- per personVariant 2: From Delhi - self-bike and without fuel: for the single rider in one bike- Rs. 34999/- per personVariant 3: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for two persons sharing one bike- Rs. 43999/- per personVariant 4: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for the single rider in one bike- Rs. 58999/- per personSketch itinerary of Manali Leh Srinagar Bike Trip:Day 01: Delhi-Manali-over night in a Volvo bus.Day 02: Arrive Manali-local rideDay 03: Manali-Jispa (145 kms/7 hrs)Day 04: Jispa- Baralacha Pass- Sarchu (90 kms/6 hrs)Day 05: Sarchu/ Leh (253 kms/ 8 hrs)Day 06: Leh/ Khardong La/ Nubra (130 kms/ 6 hrs). By car or motorbike as per rider’s requirement.Day 07: Nubra/ Pangong Lake via Shyok valley (150 kms/ 5 hrs).Day 08: Pangong/ Leh en-route visit Thiksey Monastery (150 kms)Day 09: In Leh- day free or walk around Leh market for ShoppingDay 10: Leh/ Lamayuru/ Kargil (245 kms/ 8 hrs)Day 11: Kargil/Zozila pass/ Srinagar (204 kms/ 6 hrs)Day 12: Drop at Srinagar airport. End

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    Ladakh: the Long and Winding Road
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    Ladakh
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    About the Activity:Make your vacation special with this one of a kind road trip to Leh and get a chance to experience the best trip ever.Start your trip in your bus and enjoy an amazing camping night at Jispa and then continue your trip.Soak in the scenic beauty of this region while you take this trip through the serene roads. Learn about the culture of the Ladakis and admire the magnificent landscapes.Also, trek through the quaint villages and then continue to the Sham valley which is known for its culture and people.Visit the Nubra valley and then Pangong and Hunder. Enjoy an amazing camel ride while at the Hunder Valley.Return while riding through the highest motorable pass and then at the top of the mountain you will start cycling.Ride through the scenic views and then complete your ride.Conclude your tour after reaching your location and get ready for your return journey.The features of the packages are as follow:Trip leaders: on every trip, the trip leader is carefully selected to add value to the trip. They are passionate about traveling and could be musicians, yoga teachers, film makers; trained to do more than just logistics and enhance the overall experience of the trip.Personally vetted stays: the properties/home stays we choose are personally vetted by us making sure all the facilities are available with a keen focus on the aesthetics. These stays ensure to provide you with a local feel with a hint of luxury.Itineraries with a difference: the itineraries ensure that you get the optimum travel experience with adequate time at each location. The routes from one location to another are also unique and usually coupled with an activity like rafting/cycling with breath taking views.Safety: all safety measures are taken into account for the activities and the trip overall. Small group sizes: the groups will be small and intimate and hence the tour will accommodate a maximum group size of 10 with a trip leader to avoid overcrowded trips which hamper the experience.

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    Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
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    Leh
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    Fixed departure dates: Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for the separate group also.About the Destination: Alluring the visitors with its enticing charm and appeal, Manali proves to be an all-time favourite destination in India. Located on the pictorial Beas River Valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, this stunning hill station once served as the origin of the 'Ancient Trade Route'. With the bygone time, the natural marvels of Manali can be explored with the Manali to Leh jeep safari; its enthralling mountains peaks, dense and lush thickets, pleasant climate and other aspects have made it one of the most sought-after destinations in the country. On the other hand, Leh in Jammu and Kashmir is known to be a paradise for the adventure junkies. Cossetted by the mighty Himalayas and embraced by the magical beauty of its towering peaks, this quaint destination has a lot more to offer its visitors. On the Manali to Leh jeep safaris, you will start from enthralling trekking routes, jeep safari trails, biking destinations, options for paragliding, river rafting and a lot more, Leh just makes it for a quintessential destination. About the Departure with Details: Starting from Delhi or Chandigarh by a bus and then the jeep safari will start from the commendable beauty escapes of Manali. It will take you to the magical lands of Leh-Ladakh. Over the 11 days of the tour, you will mostly be traversing on jeeps that offer the best and ideal experience of the towering peaks and the pictorial valleys. One day, you get to ride a bike as well as a part of the sightseeing tour of Nubra Valley, covering Khardung La pass mainly and other major attractions en route. Adding more to the fun and excitement of this tour, there are monastery visits, village tours, adventure options and lot more. Join this tour, and get yourselves the reason to fall in love with the enchanting beauty of Manali and Leh!

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    Leh Ladakh Sightseeing Tour
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    Ladakh
    d6 Days n5 Nights

    About the Activity:Ladakh, a muse for writers, a haven for bikers and a perfect getaway for the experience loving travelers! Experience one of the best Ladak tour packages for 6 days and 5 nights while you're cuddled in the laps of the mighty Himalayan and Karakorum ranges, it is a destination that is beautified by contrasts!During the course of this tour you will get to explore Sham Valley, Alchi, Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Hundur, Diskit and Pangong Tso lake. Where you will find azure blues of the Pangong Tso Lake, you will also witness the sand dunes of Hunder. Where your eyes take in the sparsely populated nomadic settlements, they will also behold the wonder of the grand Buddhist architecture at the monasteries. A destination that is this rich in natural bounties, obviously presents sights to soothe every sore eye. A mainstay on the bucket list of every traveller, this Ladakh tour package boasting this destination is deservedly among the most gorgeous natural spectacles in the world!

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    Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake
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    Leh
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    Fixed departure dates: Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for separate group also.About the Activity:Embark on this amazing jeep safari tour of Leh and its surrounding region.Start your journey by arriving in Srinagar around noon on the first day and spend the day according to your wish.From the second day onward, your breathtaking journey in a jeep would start off. Keep in mind that your are going to set your feet in some of the most captivating locations in India, famous all over the world as the pieces of paradise have fallen on earth.The awe-inspiring destinations include are Kargil, Lamayuru, Leh, Khardung La Pass, Tso Moriri Lake, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Jispa. Some of the attractions you will come across during the journey are Lamayuru Gompa, Alchi Gompa, Deskit Monastery, Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Confluence of the Zanskar and the Indus Rivers and so on.You will be dropped back to Manali on the last day to wind up an eventful tour of Leh-Ladakh.Number of PAX              Standard                 Deluxe                   Super DeluxeMin 02 pax                      Rs. 46600             Rs. 47280                Rs. 49110Min 03 Pax                      Rs. 35140             Rs. 35870                Rs. 37620Min 04 pax                       Rs. 30300             Rs. 30980                Rs. 32810Min 05 Pax                       Rs. 26690             Rs. 27400                Rs. 29170Min 06 Pax                       Rs. 24870             Rs. 25550                Rs. 27380Min 07 Pax                       Rs. 27280             Rs. 27980                Rs. 29780Min 08 Pax                       Rs. 25850             Rs. 26520                Rs. 28350Min 09 Pax                       Rs. 24330              Rs. 25030               Rs. 26830Min 10 Pax                       Rs. 23480               Rs. 24150               Rs. 25980Min 11 Pax                        Rs. 22460               Rs. 23150               Rs. 24950Min 12 Pax                        Rs. 21900               Rs. 22580              Rs. 24400Extra Bed Child                 Rs. 10100                Rs. 11200               Rs. 12700

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    Ladakh
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Activity: Make your vacation a special one with this exciting 7 days 6 nights sightseeing tour in Ladakh.Ladakh, a muse for writers, a haven for bikers and a perfect getaway for the experience loving travellers! Experience one of the best Ladakh tour packages while you're cuddled in the laps of the mighty Himalayan and Karakorum ranges, it is a destination that is beautified by contrasts!During the course of this tour, you will get to explore Sangam, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Nubra valley, Leh and Pangong Tso lake. Explore the amazing beauty of the region with the valleys and the serene surroundings.Experience the joy of riding in a double hunk camel in the Nubra valley and enjoy the beauty of the Pangong Tso lake as it slowly changes its colour.This Ladakh tour package boasting this destination is deservedly among the gorgeous natural spectacles in the world!Conclude your tour after getting transferred to the airport and head back home with wonderful memories. Duration of the Tour: 7D/6N Highest Altitude: Khardung La Pass (18,380 feet). Paying Pax                                 Standard             Deluxe             Super Dlx             Premium02 Pax with innova/xylo         Rs. 19,900       Rs. 22,000     Rs. 28,400        Rs. 37,00004 Pax with innova/xylo         Rs. 13,800       Rs. 15,900     Rs. 22,900        Rs. 31,20006 Pax with innova/xylo         Rs. 11,900        Rs. 13,900     Rs. 19,600       Rs. 29,1006 pax with tempo traveller     Rs. 13,700       Rs. 15,700     Rs. 21,500        Rs. 31,2008 pax with tempo traveller       Rs. 12,300        Rs. 13,900     Rs. 20,200        Rs. 29,70010 pax with tempo traveller    Rs. 11,400         Rs. 13,000    Rs. 19,300        Rs. 28,900Extra Adult With extra bed    Rs. 8,800            Rs. 10,800    Rs. 15,400       Rs. 22,400Child without bed                   Rs. 6,200            Rs. 7,900     Rs. 12,800        Rs. 19,500

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    Leh
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    Fixed departure dates to join a group areJan: 14,15,19,22,23,25,27,28,29Feb: 2,3,4,10About the Activity:Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colour of the nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cuts off the entire region from the rest of the world.Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. When this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders besides the river. Temperature Range: 15 to 20 degrees (during the day) and -25 to -35 degrees (during the night)

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    Ladakh
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    About the Activity:Kept away from the Indian monsoon, Ladakh is the cold desert brimming with the nature's revelations in plenty. The trekker's dream destination is the culturally distinct Ladakh. Here is a trekking trip to Markha Valley, a rare piece of paradise located at a good altitude.This 9 day long trek unravels the phenomenal and kaleidoscopic views from the summit. Watch the lazy yet beautiful series of willow and gorse thickets from the valley.Skiu, Chilling, Leh, Thuchungtse, Nimaling, Shang Sumdo, Gongmarula Pass, Hemis monastery etc are the major sights you would witness during the trek.Choose the package which includes food, accommodation in deluxe hotels as well as tents and all the transportation during the tour.There are different costs depending on the number of people choosing the package as:For 02 Pax : Rs. 42234/- per headFor 03 Pax : Rs. 36230/- per headFor 04 Pax : Rs. 31053/- per headFor 05 Pax : Rs. 29350/- per headFor 06 Pax : Rs. 26806/- per head

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    Ladakh
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Activity:The wildlife found in Ladakh has special recognition as all the species here are very rare and only live in such a climatic condition. Hence, protecting them is a crucial task for maintaining the balance of nature prevailing in Ladakh and the surroundings.Hemis National Park where the number of snow leopards is comparatively higher is the target of this 11 day trekking trip starting from Leh.From October to March, it is the ideal time to spot many snow leopards freely roaming in their habitat searching for their preys.Arrive at Leh on the first day and roam around to create a mesmerising rapport with the land of monastery and rough terrains.Visit the famous Buddhist monasteries in and around Leh, spend three to four days around Hemis National Park to have the best views of snow leopard and other commonly seen animals like Nyan or Tinetan Argali, Himalayan blue sheep, Uriel, Shapo, Asiatic ibex skin, red fox, Tibetan wolf, Pallas Cat etc.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip which is inclusive of airport transfer.There are different costs for the package depending on the number of people and are as follow:For 02 PAX : Rs. 63942/- per headFor 03 PAX : Rs. 54500/- per headFor 04 PAX : Rs. 49530/- per headFor 05 PAX : Rs. 45400/- per headFor 06 PAX : Rs. 41626/- per head

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    Ladakh
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:The land of high passes including Khardung La, Baralacha La etc is Ladakh, the throbbing sight suitable for trek lovers as well as adventure seekers.There are towering Himalayan snow peaks, the beautiful Buddhist monasteries and many more adventurous points.Here is a 10 day trip to relish the unleashing nature's beauty at its best. From Srinagar the trip starts and it goes through Leh, Pangong Tso, Hunder, Nubra etc offering you the best moments to be spent.Watch the majestic glimpses of the Indus and Zanskar confluence, cycle down the highest motorable pass in the world that is Khardung La to Leh, roam around the local places near Leh, camp near the appreciated Pangong Tso and ride the unique double humped camels at Hunder and also indulge your heart with rafting during your tour.This package includes food, accommodation in tents and hotels and transportation during the whole sightseeing tour.The features of the package are as follow:Trip leaders: on every trip, the trip leader is carefully selected to add value to the trip. They are passionate about traveling and could be musicians, yoga teachers, film makers; trained to do more than just logistics and enhance the overall experience of the trip.Personally vetted stays: the properties/home stays we choose are personally vetted by us making sure all the facilities are available with a keen focus on the aesthetics. These stays ensure to provide you with a local feel with a hint of luxury.Itineraries with a difference: the itineraries ensure that you get the optimum travel experience with adequate time at each location. The routes from one location to another are also unique and usually coupled with an activity like rafting/cycling with breath taking views.Safety: all safety measures are taken into account for the activities and the trip overall. Small group sizes: the groups will be small and intimate and hence the tour will accommodate a maximum group size of 10 with a trip leader to avoid overcrowded trips which hamper the experience.

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  • d8 Days n7 Nights

    About the Activity:Fixed departures in June, July, August, and SeptemberEmbark on this amazing and adventurous trip to Markha Valley in Leh and Ladakh region.Arrive in Leh on your first day and explore the town and its beautiful tourist locations and get acclimatized.On the second day, get a transfer to the road head from Leh, from where your trek will start and then reach Yurutse via Zinchen which will take around 3 hours of trekking.Third day will be the longest trekking day of the tour, starting from Yurutse to Skiu via Ganda, which will be of 25 km and take 7-8 hours to complete. The next day you will continue your trek from Skiu to Markha, which will be around 20 km taking around 6 hours.Fifth day will take you from Markha to Thochuntse amdist the majestic Himalayas covered with snow, which will take around 6 hours and is a distance of 13 km.Sixth day is a short trek of 6 to 7 km but as it is ascent, it will take around 3 to 4 hours from Thochuntse to Nimaling.On your seventh day, you will trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo, a trek of around 18 km and aftermath proceed to Leh via the Gongmaru La pass.Eight day will be your last day of the tour and you will depart from Leh.

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    Leh
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Activity:If you are looking for a fun tour of Leh, this biking tour is a perfect fit for you.On your first day, arrive in Manali and meet your group. Then, understand the program and get briefed about the whole tourStart your bike ride from Manali and drive to Keylong via the beautiful and famous Rohtang Pass, Lahaul Valley, Jispa and Baralacha high mountains, located in the Zanskar range. Explore Pang, Tsomoriri, Tso Moriri lake, Shanti Stupa, Nubra valley, Khardung La pass, Diskit Gompa, Pangong Lake,Zingrail and the Changlang .End your amazing biking tour in Leh and bid adieu to your teammates 

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    Ladakh
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    About the Activity:Take a road trip to Leh which draws the picture of the valleys and the snow-clad peaks very well. Here is a 12 day trip to Leh from Delhi.For the first part of the road trip, you will get a ride in a comfortable bus from Delhi to Manali.Spend a day exploring Manali and get acclimatized to the higher altitudes.From Manali the real road trip begins! Drive towards Leh and camp out in Jispa, trek through the beautiful mountains and stay with the Ladakhis in their quaint villages, gaze at the magnificent beauty of Yuretse a.k.a “One Home Village” and visit the Hemis National Park to while you trek to Markha Valley.Walk through Gandha La, which is pass at the height of 4900 Mts, engage in an exciting rafting in Zanskar and witness the relishing charm of Pangong and Hunder, Nubra Valley and the relative sites and monasteries.You can opt to extend your trip by a day and complete the circuit by driving from Leh to Srinagar, stopping over at Mulbekh / Kargil for the night.The features of the packages are as follow:Trip leaders: on every trip, the trip leader is carefully selected to add value to the trip. They are passionate about traveling and could be musicians, yoga teachers, film makers; trained to do more than just logistics and enhance the overall experience of the trip.Personally vetted stays: the properties/home stays we choose are personally vetted by us making sure all the facilities are available with a keen focus on the aesthetics. These stays ensure to provide you with a local feel with a hint of luxury.Itineraries with a difference: the itineraries ensure that you get the optimum travel experience with adequate time at each location. The routes from one location to another are also unique and usually coupled with an activity like rafting/cycling with breath taking views.Safety: all safety measures are taken into account for the activities and the trip overall. Small group sizes: the groups will be small and intimate and hence the tour will accommodate a maximum group size of 10 with a trip leader to avoid overcrowded trips which hamper the experience.

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Attractions

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Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favorite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above the sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the entre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley

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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Hemis Monastery

The biggest monastery in the North India is Hemis Monastery, one of the must visit attractions in Ladakh region. Set on the foothills of Indus, Hemis Monastery has 200 branches and over 1000 monks are staying there. It belongs to the red sect Brokpa of Buddhist order. Here the young Lamas are trained for the royal monasteries at Leh, Shey and Basgo.

History

Hemis Gompa came into existence 17th century and it was built by Chapgon Gyalshas and from then on the gompa was getting the royal patronage of Ladakh till now. But there is a saying that the monastery was founded by the first incarnation of Stangsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso. After the missing of the head Lama in 1956, a young 12 year old boy from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh has been recognized as the head Lama of the gompa.

Structure of the monastery

The biggest monastery in the region has a surprising architecture and the building is quite appreciable. There are a lot of big statues and stupas decorated with stones and also the splendid collection of thankas. The collection of thankas is believed to be the largest and it would be shown to the public once in 11 years.

Location: Hemis Village is located 43 km south of Leh town and it is very easy to reach the monastery by bus or jeep.

Timing: 08:00 am to 01:00 pm and 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Entry fee: INR 100

Highlight: Hemis Festival is the prime attraction at the monastery which celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. The tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month every 12th year is the date of festival.