55 Things to Do in Ladakh - 2020 (with 14,500+ Reviews)

Majestic in its scope and fascinating in the depth and variety of its experiences, Ladakh is one of the best places to visit in the world. High passes make up the region, sheer cliffs stand in stern starkness, gorgeous lakes shimmer invitingly from all corners, long empty roads beckon invitingly, and an atmosphere of peace and purity fills the air.


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There are many beautiful places to visit in Ladakh; places of such grandeur and subtlety that they make you marvel at the power of the natural creative process that went into forming them. Both natural and man-made marvels enrich the landscape of Ladakh, making a trip a fantastic adventure which will leave you with grand memories. Check out our 
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There are many things to do in Ladakh. A couple of days required to acclimatize in Ladakh can be spent profitably enjoying the sites in and around Leh, from the various monasteries that glorify the region to the palaces and museums that add to its cultural depth. Have a thrilling 12 Days Jeep Safari Tour from Manali to Leh to Manali at Rs. 37900/-

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Once you are ready to visit the higher altitudes of Ladakh, you can enjoy visits to places like Pangong Tso, Khardung La, Marsmik La, Hemis National Park and other grand landscapes that makeup Ladakh. You can also undertake one of the adventurous treks that enrich Ladakh. 
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With so many places to see and things to do your trip to Ladakh, it promises to be full of excitement and variety. The chance to visit Ladakh is a great blessing, so enjoy it thoroughly. The options are many and varied, and the thrills you get out of them will be endless.

Must Visit Places in Ladakh

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Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake

The ever-changing colours of Pangong lake set against the intense blue sky make it one of the most spectacular sites in Ladakh. Pangong Tso is a glacial lake approximately 150 kilometres long, spreading out over India and China. Only 5 hours of driving distance from Leh, this lake is cannot be missed when you are Ladakh. Nestled amidst the mountains at a height of 4350 metres though it is, Pangong Tso maintains a liquid state year-round owing to its saline content and it is one of the best Ladakh tour places.

The beauty of this lake against the backdrop of the majestic mountains is one of the most powerful sights in the world as well as the most peace-giving. Pangong Tso brings the depth of nature’s creativity to light in full force and makes you want to bow in reverence before it. You can also indulge yourself in camping around Pangong Lake which will give you some spectacular views of the lake. This is one place you absolutely must visit when in Ladakh.

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Royal Leh Palace

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Royal Leh Palace

A 17th-century palace built after the fashion of medieval palaces in Tibet, and which stands overlooking the town of Leh, the Royal Leh Palace is one of the most important cultural destinations in Ladakh. Such is its significance that the structure is considered to be one of the most important buildings in Ladakh, despite its dilapidated outlook. Located atop a high hill, the palace offers a panoramic view of the town of Leh spread out against a backdrop of the Stok Kangri and Ladakh ranges. 

The palace also includes a museum which has artefacts dating back almost 450 years. This museum is one of the most attractive parts of the palace. Visiting this museum is a great way to get some valuable insight into the history and culture of Ladakh.

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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is one of the most wonderful natural landmarks in Ladakh and must be seen for its magic to be fully understood. The Magnetic Hill is a “gravity hill’, capable of enacting a unique optical illusion that baffles tourists every time they view it. The hill gives the illusion that an object which is going downhill is actually following an uphill track. Cars that are traveling down the slope seem to be going uphill, thereby apparently defying gravity. 

This unique optical illusion is a rare phenomenon and only a few places in the world produce it. Experiencing the phenomenon of Magnetic Hill will make you marvel at the intricacy and creativity of nature and give you some unique memories to enjoy even after you leave Ladakh. 

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Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri is a small and dainty lake in Ladakh. Falling as it does on the Ladakhi end of the Changthang Plateau, it is fed by the trickling streams and melting snows of neighbouring mountains. Tso Moriri is at an approximate distance of 250 kilometres from Leh, and a drive of roughly 8 to 10 hours is required to reach here. However, Tso Moriri amply repays the effort it takes to reach here in the form of gorgeous panoramic views. One must take an experience of camping around this beautiful lake to enjoys scenic views of nature.

The simplicity of the lake is the best feature of the lake- its still waters are undisturbed by the commotion and there isn’t as much touristic crowd disturbing the silence as is found near Pangong Tso. Tso Moriri is lovely in its beauty, and admiration for the simple perfection of the area flows naturally when you are near the lake. 

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Zanskar Valley

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Zanskar Valley
Zanskar valley is one of the most isolated places to visit in Ladakh where about 14,000 people comprising of mainly Buddhists live. The valley is sandwiched between the Great Himalayan ranges and the Zanskar mountain ranges. 

The Zanskar river which has lent its name to the valley flows through the valley. Zanskar valley surrounded by lofty mountains and deep gorges is closed for about eight months in a year due to heavy snowfall in the region. During winters the Zanskar river gets frozen that leads to the formation of the most beautiful trek of India known as the Chadar Trek or the Frozen River Trek
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Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley
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One of the most important tourist destinations in Leh, Nubra valley is a place that cannot be missed if you are traveling to Ladakh in the summer. Nubra valley offers tourists the chance to enjoy a multitude of adventures. The 150-kilometer-long valley is rich in sightseeing opportunities. From the Diskit monastery to the sand dunes to the Shayok and Nubra Rivers, there is a lot to enjoy here. 

Paying visits to the local villages of Hunter, Turtuke, and Diskit is also a good way to enjoy the sights of Nubra valley. Trekking and camping is an adventurous way to enjoy Nubra valley but you can also engage in jeep and camel safaris. Hiring a local guide is a good way of enjoying the valley in all its aspects. 

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Shanti Stupa

Shanti Stupa
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The Shanti Stupa constructed by a Japanese is very near to the town of Leh and is set on a steep hilltop. Being at a height of about 4267 metres the place affords a magnificent panoramic view of Leh and the snow-clad mountains. The sunrise and sunset are worth-seeing from this Stupa and it is one of the amazing Ladakh places.

The architecture and the beauty of this place are unexplainable. It reflects the unique architectural style, completely different from the Ladakhi style. There is also a Buddhist temple with the Shanti Stupa which is inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama.

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Kargil (Kashmir - Leh Highway)

Kargil (Kashmir - Leh Highway)
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Kargil was once a busy town as it was within the trade route to and from China, Afghanistan, India, Turkey. It is the second biggest town of Ladakh and lies in the west of Leh facing the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

The town became popular after a war was fought over the region between India and Pakistan. However, the town has remained largely peaceful till then and is home to a number of scenic attractions.

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Khardung La

Khardung La

One of the most renowned passes in India, Khardunga La is a high-altitude motorable pass in Ladakh. According to the locals, it is the highest motorable pass in India though opinion is divided on the matter. Khardung La is majestic in its scope and visiting it is one of the most exotic experiences you can have in Ladakh. 

The pass is situated at an altitude of nearly 18,500 feet and the views from here are awe-inspiring. Sharp, chilly winds blow here relentlessly and add to the adventurous nature of the pass. An army canteen near the pass provides tourists with the chance to enjoy a nice hot cup of tea and some snacks as they gaze tirelessly upon the fascinating view.

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Lamayuru Monastry

Lamayuru Monastry
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Situated at a height of 3510 meters and about 127 Kms from Leh this is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monastery. The monastery is maintained by the Red Hat sect of Buddhism.

The beautiful collection of wall paintings rich in color, murals, thangkas, and scriptures make the visit to the monastery worthwhile. The landscape here resembles a mainland like a terrain and has led to a spurt in camps and road trips conducted in this region.

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Alchi Monastery

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Alchi Monastery

Alchi Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. An ancient Buddhist monastery complex makes up the monastery and houses several chortens and temples. Alchi Monastery primarily includes three major shrines that are important to Buddhism- the Dukhang (Assembly hall), the Sumtsek and the Temple of Manjushri. These shrines date back to the 12th century and are considered to be of great significance in the Ladakh region. 

Several wall paintings also decorate the monuments of the monastery and reflect both Buddhist and Hindu ideals. Wooden artefacts are also an important part of the monastery’ decor and are considered to be important artistic works. Alchi Monastery is a monument to Ladakh’s past and therefore plays an important role in the culture of the region. Its location on the banks of the Indus river further adds to the glorious experience of visiting the monastery. 

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Shey Monastery

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Shey Monastery

Located 15 kilometers south of Leh on the Leh-Manali road is the famous Shey monastery complex. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the years gone by and the palace and the monastery are reflections of a bygone era. The palace is mostly in ruins today but the monastery is still worth a visit. The monastery houses a grand statue of Shakyamuni Buddha and it is one of the best Ladakh places.

This 12-meter-high statue covers all three floors of the monastery and is one of the most spectacular man-made wonders to be seen in Ladakh. The upper floor of the monastery is covered in beautiful, intricately designed paintings while the lower floor features a library rich in ancient books. Small shrines further add to the depth of the monastery. 

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Diskit Monastery

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Diskit Monastery

Ladakh is rich in monasteries but the Diskit monastery is one of the most renowned of all monasteries in the region. Located in Nubra Valley, this monastery is the oldest and the largest monastery in the Ladakh. A grand 100-foot statue of the Maitreya Buddha is ensconced at the entrance to the monastery and makes a grand and awe-inspiring picture as you approach it. 

The monastery is located on a high plain with the Shylok river flowing peaceably by. A number of other shrines and temples are also located inside the monastery. The monastery hosts a “Festival of the Scapegoat" during February, one of the best festival Ladakh region could have, a festival which reflects the spirit of the culture of Ladakh. It is an enjoyable festival though tourists find it hard to attend because the snows block Nubra Valley from civilization in the winters.

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Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

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Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

Built in the loving memory of Guru Nanak Dev, this Gurudwara is a sacred site revered by the devotees. It is located on the Leh-Kargil highway and falls on the route to Leh. While Leh has countless places brimming with tourists, this place is still not known by many and is a true treasure for the solace seekers. If interesting tales bewitch you then this holy place holds a huge rock which is said to be thrown away by a demon on Guru Nanak Dev and was never removed.

Even after repetitive efforts, no one was able to push away this mighty structure and this is the reason it is called the Pathar Gurudwara. Visiting this serene site is indeed one of the best things to do in Ladakh if you are touring with your family as this quaint slice has everything to soothe your soul.

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Sangam Point

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Sangam Point
Looking for places to visit in Ladakh? Well, Sangam point is your answer. With the literal meaning confluence of two, here the Zanskar river meets the Indus. Both of them have distinct colors, while the Zanskar is all brown with a soft muddy texture the Indus exhibits variable textures of greens.

At this specific point, both of them form a single trail and the view is truly majestic. Located on the National Highway 1 this place falls en route of all the travelers heading to Srinagar and there is no need to change your routes and visit the spot. If you wish to give your eyes a feast then this is the view which you should not miss as the aura of the entire region is just splendid and tranquility is interwoven in the environs all over.
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Spituk Gompa

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Spituk Gompa
Also reckoned as the Spituk Monastery this site boasts with an exceptionally crafted deity of Kali. Built back in the early 11th century this Gompa is settled at an elevation of 3,307 m above sea level and is a hub for the monastic community. At this place, you can spot countless monks who can enlighten you about the deep history of Buddhism. From the top of the monastery, you can take a glimpse of the rugged terrains contrasting with the clear blue skies which extends a scape, as of a streaky canvas.

While the site is not revered by many tourists, it is always brimming with the followers of the Buddhist community. The major festival celebrated here is the Gustor festival and that is the time when the place turns even more lively and is adorned with the colorful Buddhist flags!
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Namgyal Monastery

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Namgyal Monastery
Next, in the list of places to visit in Ladakh is Namgyal Monastery. A treasure for the solitude seekers this monastery is just perfect for the purpose. Locally called as the Dalai Lama’s temple this edifice is a temple of serenity and is known for the tantric practices.

Also, this is the private monastery of Dalai Lama and is also called as the Namgyal Tantric College. If you are wondering why is called so then the doubt is apt! It is named after the female lifelong deity and henceforth is a spiritual center. With time this site is gaining prominence and is now not only toured by the locals but tourists alike.
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Hemis National Park

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Hemis National Park
If bounties of nature is what attracts you then exploring the Hemis National Park is undeniably one of the best things to do in Ladakh. Famed for homing the largest count of snow leopards in its abode this place is mounted at an elevation of approximately 3000 m above the sea level. Settled in the Palearctic zone this National Park not only houses snow leopard but has several other variants of fauna.

Also, this park surrounded by the Indus river which adds up to the charm of the place and makes it even more enticing all around the year. Spotting a brown bear, Tibetian wolf, and various other animals are a child’s play as they can be easily seen roaming around here and there. The topography of the park is just amazing and it victuals several variants of wildlife’s vibrancy.
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Tso Kar Lake

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Tso Kar Lake

There is another must-see attraction in Leh Ladakh tour and that is the Tso Kar Lake. Also called ‘White Lake' is one of the three high height saltwater lakes in Ladakh. The Tso-Kar Lake is known as 'White Lake' on the grounds that the white salt of the water stores everywhere throughout the lake shores. Tso-Kar Lake is the littlest lake among the three vital lakes in Ladakh. 

The Tso-Kar lake is extremely well known with bird watchers. The range encompassing Tso-Kar lake is rich with wildlife and birds. Be that as it may, the principle fascination among the birds' life at Tso Kar is dark necked cranes. The dark necked cranes, known for their devotion, come to Tso Kar to lay eggs.

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Drass Valley

Drass Valley
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Drass valley is known as the Gateway to Ladakh and is the second highest and coldest inhabited area in the world after Siberia. The valley begins at Zozi La and extends till Kargil. During the summer months, the valley completely changes from a snow-bound place to lush green meadows with colourful fragrant flowers enhancing the beauty of nature and it is one of the best Ladakh visiting place.


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Donkey Sanctuary

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Donkey Sanctuary
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Ladakh features several sanctuaries and national parks, but the Donkey sanctuary is one of the most unique sanctuaries in the region. This sanctuary is a small affair set up by a private citizen in order to provide a home to donkeys who were left homeless after they had served their use in other establishments. 

The Donkey sanctuary gives hurt and homeless donkeys a place of refuge where they can recover their lost sense of life and regain their lost strength. Visiting the Donkey sanctuary in Ladakh is a good way to get a look at a different aspect of Ladakhi culture and the drive up to the place makes for a good road trip. 

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Leh Post Office

Leh Post Office
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Leh Post office is perhaps the  highest Post Office in the world at an altitude of 3500 metres. It is a commendable job for the Indian Postal Services to operate a Post Office under very trying conditions and difficult terrains. However, tourists throng the post office to buy picture postcards. A philately exhibition is held every year during the Ladakh festival in Leh.
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Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery

The town of Hemis is famous for its monastery is the largest monastic organisation in the Ladakh district. The Hemis monastery is considered to be the one of the richest monasteries in India with some very rare and exquisite antique collections like the copper statue of Buddha, inctricately carved gold and silver stupas and some exotic Thangkas and it is one of the famous Ladakh visiting place.

The Tibetan style architecture within the monastery is very bright and colourful in contrast to the surrounding landscape. An added attraction is the beautiful Hemis National Park is located close to the monastery and is home to the several endangered and rare animals such as Snow leopards.
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Hall of Fame

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Hall of Fame
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Hall of Fame near Leh is actually a museum dedicated to the Indian army's heroic struggles during the war in Kargil and Siachen sectors. It's a very interesting museum displaying the weapons employed during the Kargil war and belongings of the enemy soldiers including their outfits found after the Kargil war and is one of the famous Ladakh tour places.

Also, on display are the different outfits of the heroic soldiers with multi-layered shoes to protect them from frostbite, their frozen foods which they warm with balls of Hexamycin tablets before dinner. Due to the excessive cold in the Ladakh region with the temperature hovering between -300 C to -500 C it is difficult to strike a fire. This is also the reason why there were so many deaths of our heroic soldiers during the Siachen war.

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Thiksey Monastery

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Thiksey Monastery

The Thiksey monastery is situated in the Indus valley and is just 18 kms away from Leh. The 12-storey monastery contains ten temples with an assembly hall and living quarters for the monks and also a nunnery. The 40 foot. high statue of Maitreya Buddha is the prime attraction here and is dedicated to the Goddess Tara. 

Other than this one can also see some rare, precious stupas, wall paintings, statues and swords in the monastery. The Ladakh travel guide lists some of the best monasteries to be visited on your visit to Leh Ladakh.

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Quick Facts:
Temperature: -5 to -15 degrees (during the day) and -20 to -30 degrees (during the night)
Trekking Distance:  62 km
Maximum Altitude: 11,123ft
Difficulty Level: Difficult 
Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
Chadar Trek Cost: Starting from ₹19,500. (Prices are Dynamic and are subject to availability of slots)

Highlights of Chadar Trek 2020:

- 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 colors of nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cut off the entire region from the rest of the world. Explore this serene place with our Ladakh Tour Packages and gift your loved ones a memorable journey that you can cherish for a lifetime.

- 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. 

- In some places, there may be cracks in the ice and when this happens, the only way to continue with the trek is to hike through the snowy rocks and boulders beside the river. 

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About the Destination:

Ladakh is the home to numerous natural wonders, but the most precious gift bestowed upon this magical land is the Chadar Trek. The ultimate thrill of walking upon the frozen waters of Zanskar River in extremely low temperatures sets this trek apart in the list of extreme adventures. Adding grace to the beauty of Ladakh with its unique adventure experience, the Chadar Trek 2020 has the kind of charm that is second to no other adventure.

The frozen Zanskar River trek is actually a connecting link between the villages of Zanskar Valley and the town of Chilling in Ladakh and acts as the only and the most stable way of staying connected to the rest of world for the people here in the months of extreme winter. Passing through the deep valley, the frozen river is bounded by huge walls of mountains on both sides, making a person feel like walking amidst high castle walls. Frozen Waterfalls, flowing green river on the trek, the cold temperatures and the warm smiles of the local Ladakhis who are going by their normal day are the elements that make the Chadar Lake and in fact, all of Ladakh a beautiful paradise to visit. 

Located in the midst of two great mountain ranges of the world, the Himalayas and the Karakoram, the land of Ladakh is blessed with many of its own mountain ranges, like that of the Zanskar. And with all the amazing mountains, glaciers and rivers, one of them better served frozen, Ladakh is never short of surprises to leave you spellbound.

About the Chadar Trek:

Chadar Trek in Ladakh takes the element of trekking and adds its own element of extreme adventure in the form of walking on a thick sheet of ice. The river Zanskar freezes over in the months of winters in Ladakh, creates a kind of sheet of ice on it, hence the name “Chadar”. After arrival in Leh, you will be visiting the market of Leh for some shopping before getting checked by the government officials on your fitness for the rather challenging trek in the Himalayas. The adventure of Chadar Trekking 2020 is planned in such a way that you will be covering a distance of almost 65 kilometres by trekking. 

You will get a transfer to Shingra Yokma from Leh via Chilling and Tilad Do for your first taste of walking on the sheet of ice. You will also get acclimatized with the sub-zero temperatures here, as well as figure out where is the best place to plant your foot on the ice. The Zanskar frozen river trek has taken its form because of the extreme temperatures, and so it is extremely important that you take ample time and precautions here. The next day will be the last day for you to opt for the physical wild card exits. 

After this, the trek leads to several points on the way as you move on the Chadar Frozen River Trek, taking you to Tibb Cave, and the Naerak, where you will see the village and mighty frozen waterfalls, while the turquoise green water of the river flows right by you. As you turn around and make your way back, you will encounter Tibb Cave, Gyalpo and finally Shingra Yokma, from where you will go back to Leh and bring the experience to an end the next day. All the while through this trek, you have gone from a minimum elevation of 10,400 ft to 11,123 ft above sea level, and have gained a lot of more attributes on the way.

Who Can Go:
- Experience of trekking or good fitness level.
- The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.
- The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack.
- Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.

Tips for Chadar Trek:

1) Prepare your mind first: This is a difficult trek that comes with a lot of extremities. From the weather to physical requirement. Train your mind to expect and accept the sub-zero level. Do bear in mind that there is a life which exists there as well; for centuries Chadar is used as the only way to commute to Leh during winters. Your mental strength will signal your body to withstand the cold climb.

2) Be Warm: Next is to keep oneself warm as the temperature falls severely on this trek. To keep going and not be deterred by the weather conditions, use 4 layers for the Torso that includes a jacket and a wind sheeter which is waterproof and has a fleece lining. For the bottom, a base layer, thermal underpants and waterproof pants with a fleece lining, should suffice. Make sure your fleece and jackets have zips down the front so that you can unzip them as the day grows progressively warmer.

3) Keep a woollen cap and gloves (a must): Essentially you need to sleep well during the night to keep you fresh for the next day of the trek. Keep an insulating water bottle to keep your sleeping bag warm during the night. Use Silk liner inside your bags to keep it warm enough.

4) Footwear: Hiking shoes + Gumboots At occasions, trekking on the Chadar involves wading through knee-deep cold water. Though hiking shoes are highly recommended, gumboots help keep your shoes and feet secure from the icy cold water. It is practically impossible to dry anything at Zanskar trek in Ladakh, so gumboots are a compulsory and crucial addition to the footwear.

5) Expect sweet pain: The Chadar is a glossy, slippery sheet of ice and will never let you walk carelessly. But no matter how careful one is, everyone falls and slips more than once on the Chadar. If you fall, just get back up by rolling on your knees and keep walking with confidence. Gumboots might give you shoe bites, but you’ll get used to it as you walk.

6) Observe and keep moving: The locals can give you firsthand training on how to cross the lake on your foot. On closer observation, you would notice that they walk fast and take Penguin like strides on the ice. As you watch them, you will learn their ways of manoeuvring around on the ice blanket and learn when it is wiser to wait than to carry on or the reverse.

7) Keep your electronics warm: Extreme cold climate can ruin electronics. Hence keep them warm by keeping them safe by tucking them into your pockets closer to your body it will keep them warm and long-lasting.

8) Protect your fingers and toes: In sub-zero temperatures, fingers and toes are the most exposed and can be frozen resulting in bad pain when camping. Carry waterproof woollen socks and gloves. An extra pair of socks would help as they gather moisture while wearing gumboots.

9) Warming pads: Warming pads are very helpful for those who feel cold sooner than others. These are exothermic pads to be slipped in your gloves and socks. They release heat and keep you warm for up to 10 hours.

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Do's and Don'ts On Chadar Trek

Do’s of Chadar Trek

It’s always good to plan for an additional day to accommodate any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, broken bridges, flight delays, casualties that may arise.
- One should inform one’s family before coming for this trek, so in case of an emergency, they can come for help.
- The temperature extensively drops down in the region. Therefore, it is advisable to keep warm clothes and shoes at hand. The shoes must also be waterproof.
As there won’t be any pharmacies on our trek, please do carry required medications and a first aid kit, in case of any bruises or cuts
The area of this trek has hardly any shop to stop for food or drinks, hence it is advisable to carry water and energy giving food like energy bars and other eateries to be had at regular intervals. We also travel with plenty of water
- Always take note of the weather reports and avoid getting caught in any sort of natural ravages.
Trekking in the Frozen River is certainly a difficult task and thus, one should not try to be over-smart. Following the tips and guidelines is a must to carry out this trek safely.
It is advisable to consult an expert trekker before backpacking a heavy backpack might slow down your trekking speed.
- While visiting the monasteries and other religious sites, abide by the instructions and guidelines laid by the authorities.
- Abide by the instructions given by the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking


Don'ts of Chadar Trek
Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers back.
Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.
- Do not rely on sports or casual shoes as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.
The wonderful waterfalls should not be contaminated by the use of shampoos and soaps. Thus one should avoid using them. The local habitat tribes use this water for drinking purpose so one should keep it as clean as one expects its drinking water to be.
When meeting monks or other locals on the way, pinpointing is not advisable as they make take offence.
- Respect the serenity of the shrines and thus one should never disturb the monks or prayers in the monasteries on the route.
Avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.
Avoid: Denim or jeans clothing, Soda and alcoholic beverages, Plastics of all kind, and Tobacco
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Fixed departures in June, July, August, and September
  • Embark 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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Cycling

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Ladakh is a cyclist's delight. There are so many trails where you can have a visual feast of natural beauty while cycling on the quiet roads, at times chatting  with the friendly local people, drinking in the changing landscapes and the beauty of the tall snow-covered mountains. At times though due to the difficult terrain cycling may be arduous but the adventurers feel more thrill in such trails.
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Motor Biking

Motor Biking
Motor Biking expeditions in Ladakh are getting more recognition these days, and hence it is included in our Ladakh travel guide. While going from Manali you will be crossing Rohtang pass, Darcha, Tang lang La and Baralach La crossing which are in the Leh valley with the Indus river flowing majestically.

You can also stretch your expedition to Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world, Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake and other sites. On the way you will enjoy the ever-changing panorama and the climate.

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Spot the Snow Leopard

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Spot the Snow Leopard

The best place to find snow leopards in Ladakh is Hemis National Park which is also called the Snow Leopard Capital of the world. Normally the success rate of finding a snow leopard is about 50% in this region. These places to visit in Ladakh, heads the tourists must see list as they can cach the majestic, enigmatic snow leopard and it is one of the best things to do in Ladakh.

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Indus River Rafting

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Indus River Rafting

The Indus river originating from Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake in Tibet runs across the desert region of Ladakh. While rafting in this river in Ladakh you get to enjoy some fascinating beauty of nature as the river takes you through the gorges in the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. This river has mainly rapids of Grade I and Grade II and at some places of Grade III.

There are different sections in the river where the difficulty levels vary. However, there is no denying the fact this gives you tremendous pumping of your adrenalin along with a mesmerising panorama of the places around the river banks.

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Go on a Camel Safari

Go on a Camel Safari

Camel trekking or camel safari in Ladakh was the most common mode of transportation for the purpose of trade, around 3-4 centuries ago. It is still predominantly practiced in the Nubra valley from Hundar to Diskit. Only in this region, you will find the Bactrian camels or double-humped camels and it is one of the amazing things to do in Ladakh.

The distinctive features of these camels are that they store fat instead of water inside the humps. Camel safari tours are also organized here and have become popular among travellers.

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Go on a Yak Safari

Go on a Yak Safari
Yaks or Dong as the local people call the animal is huge in size measuring about 6 ft in height and close to 1000 Kg in weight. Yak safari in the desert lands of Ladakh is a memorable experience as you get to enjoy the pristine beauty of the nature, the serene blue lakes, the sprawling green valleys, and regal snow-peaked mountains standing tall on all sides.

The Yaks are natural-born animals of this rugged terrain and can withstand the arduousness of such safari easily.
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Shop at the Leh Market

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Shop at the Leh Market
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The bustling market in Leh is full of various types of curio items, colourful trinkets and such other articles which could be a collector's delight. One should take some memento along with him before leaving ladakh.

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Skiing

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The abundance of high and steep slopes in the Trans-Himalayan mountain ranges along with the astonishing beauty of the  snow-clad mountains and the frozen lakes, the ever-changing landscape invite skiers from all over India and abroad. Skiing treks are also being taken these days to explore unknown areas of Ladakh and it is one of the must things to do in Ladakh.

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Hangout at Lala's Art Cafe

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Hangout at Lala's Art Cafe
 The ladakh travel guide offers to you Lala's Art Cafe which is  situated in the old town of Leh. The Cafe has some amazing collections of black and white soul photography. Also, there are deep carvings in the entrance to downstairs. It's a perfect place for unwinding with your friends after a long day of arduous and tiresome adventure sports with a tall glass of Italian coffee.
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Festivals of Ladakh

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Hemis Festival

Hemis Festival
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Hemis festival takes place in the Hemis monastery of Ladakh every year on the tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month. The festival is held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. This is a two-day affair and one of the biggest included in the ladakh travel guide, in which the Lamas participate in mask dances religious plays with accompaniment of drums, cymbals and long horns and it is one of the best things to do in Ladakh.

Local Tibetans eagerly waiting for the festival attire themselves in colourful dresses and join in the festivities. Every 12 years during the Tibetan Year of Monkey a 'Thanka' two-storey high and depicting the Guru is displayed. The 'Thanka' is richly embroidered with semi-precious stones and pearls. A fair is also held during this festival where beautiful handicrafts are displayed.

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Losar Festival

Losar Festival
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Losar festival is perhaps the most popular and eagerly-awaited festivals in Ladakh. It starts on the first of eleventh month of every year. The rituals and rites which are performed during the Losar festival is a mixture of Buddhist and pre-Buddhist religious practices. The start of the festival is heralded with the end of the harvesting season. 

People dress themselves up in new attires and women adorn themselves with fine jewelleries to join the festive spirit. Goats and sheep are kept reserved for use during the festival time. Chang, a local beer made from Barley, flows freely as a part of the celebrations.

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Monastery Festival

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Almost all the monasteries or Gompas in Ladakh organise yearly festivals in their individual units. A large percentage of these festivals take place during the winter months probably because those are the months of relative inactivity for the local people.

The biggest and the most famous festival of Hemis is held in late June or early July, Lamyuru festival takes place in early July, Phyang in late July or early August. Some festivals are also held in February.

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Ladakh Festival

Ladakh Festival

Ladakh by virtue of its geographical location is cut off for most of the year from the world outside. So, as the brief summer season approaches, people welcome it with gay abandon. The season normally lasts till September before engulfing region once again in a thick sheet of snow for the next eight-nine months and it is one of the best things to do in Ladakh.

Before the start of the winter season, it becomes engrossed in vibrant festivities by organising the Ladakh festival which continues for seven days. The festival starts with long processions followed by various types of dances like lion dances, Yak dances etc.

Numerous stalls are opened displaying finest exhibitions of handicrafts, excellent and tasty local food and the local beer Chang made of Barley adds a heady concoction to the spirit of the festivities. Various forms of sporting activities like Archery,  Polo matches, white-water river rafting, and treks are organised throughout the duration of the festival.

Shopping in Ladakh

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Copper Samovars

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Copper Samovars
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Copper samovars are basically tea kettles with a provision for heating water by burning coal kept within a hidden container. These samovars are very popular with the tourists. There are also Tibetan designs embossed on the outer surface of the samovars to make them look attractive and appealing.

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Prayer Wheel

Prayer Wheel
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The prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheel which has a spindle attached to it. The spindle could be made of metal, stone, wood or leather. The words "Om Mani Padme Hum" are inscribed on the wheel.

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Pashmina

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Pashmina is a type of very fine and soft cashmere wool which will keep you very warm. The wool is extracted from Pashmina goats or Changthangis which are reared in the high altitude valleys of Ladakh.
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Relics of Buddhists

Relics of Buddhists
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Some relics of Buddha which are said to be original remains of Him are still available such as the holy relic of the tooth of Buddha. Take back home some of the best things to shop for that is included in our Ladakh travel guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Leh Ladakh Trips

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Q) How are the road conditions in Leh Ladakh?

A: During your road trip or while traveling by road, you will be passing through 30% road and 70% off roads.  After crossing Manali you will reach Leh, then onto Pangong and Nubra which is a mixture of both roads and off-road. Also, you will find sections of asphalt and areas with huge stones in the way. The best part is that your whole adventure will be mostly on the off-road.

Q) Can I do Manali to Leh with 1 stop at Sarchu?

A: Although this is possible on your trip I would suggest you shouldn’t. Leh trip is mostly about experiencing scenic views and its stunning surroundings. So while you are driving down the roads from Manali to Leh it is always better to make 2 stops. You might be a bit late but the joy of experiencing the natural beauty will let you feel more relaxed. As you make the stops you will have some time to adjust your body to acclimatize to the high altitudes, reducing chances of getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Though there are some beautiful campsites at Sarchu where you can have a comfy stay.

Q) Can I go to Nubra valley and come back in the same day?

A: Well, if you see theoretically it will be a yes and practically it will no. For reaching Nubra valley you will be passing through Khardungla, the highest motorable road in the world. And it’s not a good idea to pass such a high altitude twice. As Nubra Valley is known for its beauty and the magnificence, spend some time enjoying the serenity of this region.

Q) Can I go to Pangong Tso Lake and come back in the same day?

A: Well, if you see theoretically it will be a yes and practically it will no. Panging Tso Lake is quite far away to cover in just one day. Also, you will be passing through the third highest motorable pass in the world, Chang La. As for the one who loves to explore the natural beauty Panging Lake is one of the most enchanting in the entire trip.  Another interesting thing is that you will be camping here for the night. Spend the night under the sky and staring at the lake as it glitters in the moonlight. It will be totally worth it.

Q) Can I do Leh to Srinagar in one day?

A: Yes, this is possible in one day. The road which you will pass here is very good. Only a few sections are bad roads around Zojila pass and Sonamarg. You might also face the rain in between your trip and the roads might get a bit slippery. You can also take a stop at Kargil where you can enjoy the beauty of the place and also visit the Kargil war memorial.

Q) Is there any lack of oxygen in Ladakh?

A: If you are traveling at  1000 above sea level will find difficulty in breathing or is likely to fall prey to altitude sickness. It happens due to the low level of atmospheric oxygen.

Q) What are the symptoms of High Altitude sickness? How long does it take to get acclimatize in Ladakh?

A: Few of the symptoms of high altitude include giddiness, loss of appetite, lack of sleep and difficulty in breathing. The best way to get acclimatize in Ladakh is a natural rest for at least 48 hours.

Q) Is there an ATM at Leh, Nubra & Pangong, Can we use Credit Cards?

A: A very few operator and hotels accept credit cards here and there will be a service charge of 2%. You will find ATM’s of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Punjab National Bank in Leh city. Outside Leh city, there are no ATMs.

Q) Do credit cards work in hotels and restaurants?

A: Yes, credit cards are accepted in a few hotels in Leh. There are some restaurants too that accept the credit cards but they charge 2% service tax.

Q) What permits do I need for a complete Ladakh trip?

A: Ladakh region requires some inner line permits across few places such as to cross Rohtang pass, Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. If you cross Rohtang early in the morning, chances are that there might be no one to check your permit. But it is better to get your permits. For Nubra and Pangong, you need 2 permits each.

Q) Which is the best time to visit Ladakh?

A: The best time to visit Ladakh is between May and September when the weather in Ladakh is the warmest. Ladakh doesn't experience rain like elsewhere in India, so the monsoon season is the perfect time to travel to Leh.

Q) Can we Visit Ladakh with Kids?

A: Ladakh is best for group tours and bike tours. It is not sensible for the kids. If you are traveling with kids you should be wary of all the conditions. It is advisable for tourists to not take children below the age of 5 years, as they may face acclimatization issues.

Q) What kind of accommodation is available in Ladakh?

A: While visiting Ladakh you will find that there are four different categories graded to a hotel- A, B, C, D.  When it comes to A class hotels, their facilities and services are simply comparable to any 3-star hotel. Each hotel in Ladakh is designed with the traditional architecture of the region and feature oversized rooms equipped with modern amenities. These rooms are furnished with Ladakhi and Tibetan décor.

Q) How many minimum days are required to explore Ladakh?

A: You will need at least a minimum of 15 days to explore the amazing Ladakh including the monasteries, villages, and forts. You first two days will be acclimatization days. You might also take some extra time if you are planning to head out for a mountain trek.

Q) What kind of clothes should we bring there?

A: If you are trekking 4000 meters above sea level, you need warm woolen clothes. Rain and snowfall can take place in June and July and therefore windcheaters and raincoats are good. If you are into trekking, a pair of waterproof shoes are a must. T-shirts and shorts can do during the daytime but after evening the climate gets chilly and one requires a jacket and pullover.

Q) What kind of tourist vehicles are found in this region?

A: While you are Leh you will find different kinds of tourist vehicles like Toyota Qualis and Mahindra Scorpio vehicles. You will not find auto rickshaws here.

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7 Days Ladakh Backpacking Tour
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Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30), Aug (5, 11,17,23,29), Sept (4,10,16,22)

About the Destination: 

Ladakh, the Land of High Passes, wins hearts with its simplicity and rugged natural beauty. Spectacular landscapes, enfolded by serrated mountains, give the region its unique character. Largely influenced by Buddhism, Ladakh is home to numerous ornate monasteries. A visit to the region is no less than exploring your own desires and in-depth peace.

About the Tour:
- Fall in love with the landscape that you have never seen before in Ladakh, in this 7 days and 6 nights tour.
The trip starts from Leh International airport and concludes at the same location.
- Explore attractions like Shanti Stupa, SECMOL, Leh Palace, Magnetic hill, Hall of Fame, Pangong Lake, Thiksey Gompa, Shey Palace, Stok village and much more.
- Along with that, relish the local cuisine and get transferred between the locations in a comfortable car.

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6 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package
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- Cost with Own Bike/ Seat in a Car: INR 16800 per person (Price Valid Until Feb 29)
- Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 22950 Per Person
- Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 28500 Per Person

About the Destination:
The names Leh and Ladakh often bring forth to the imagination 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! Our Ladakh tour packages let you explore all this picturesque town has to offer.

About the Tour:

-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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Women Only Sightseeing Group Tour of Ladakh
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About the Destination:

The crown of India is beautified by Ladakh, the land of high passes, situated in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. Regarded as an exotic tourist destination, it is a land filled with breath-taking natural beauty and mystique.

From majestic mountain passes and tranquil monasteries to magical lakes, Ladakh trip is sure to take your breath away. During summer, this beautiful region is adorned with a plethora of vibrant colors, but come winter time it is transformed into a snowy white wonderland, often cut off from the rest of the world.

As a destination, Ladakh is replete with every sight imaginable; from sapphire blue lakes to jade green meadows and even dry and arid grasslands serve to make this land of extremes a must-go destination on every traveler's bucket list, and that is the very reason that no one should ever miss the chance of visiting this Paradise. That is why this Ladakh tour package is here to bring everyone on an equal pedestal by bringing together women of a different metal and organizing a women-only trip to Ladakh.

About the Activity:

Treat yourself to 6 nights 7 days of mystery with the women-only tour to Ladakh. Start your trip from the charming town of Leh, which will woo you with its quaint markets and charming palaces. Visit the beautiful Sham valley and the ancient monasteries.

Take a trip down to enchanting Nubra valley and visit the famous Diskit Monastery and the Hall of Fame, to experience local culture at its best.

With this one of the unique Ladakh tour packages of ours, lose yourself in the hypnotizing beauty of the colorful Pangong Tso and enjoy a memorable sunrise and sunset by the lake. A thrilling camel safari and drive through the highest motorable road in the world, seems just too good to be true!

Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30),  Aug (5, 11,17,23,29),  Sept (4,10,16,22)

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Manali Leh Manali Jeep Safari
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    Multiple Departure Dates from June to September

    Group size- 6 Participants in SUV/TT | Open for Solo or Groups

    About the Destination:

    Manali has been a favorite destination for a huge group of travelers, irrespective of the type of experience they are looking for. Be it a luxury tour or a budget backpacker's adventure, Manali's allure and charm invites everyone equally. 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 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 which you can find in our Ladakh tour packages. In extreme contrast to Manali, Ladakh is much more of an oasis in the arid mountainous region of the Himalayas. On 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, on the most beautiful highway ever; the Manali-Leh highway. 

    About the trip

    •  The trip starts with your departure from Delhi for the beautiful Manali in the lap of Himalayas
    • While in Manali, you will be visiting the famous attractions of this vibrant city like Solang Valley for paragliding, quad biking, rope courses etc., and the Vashisht Temple for its natural hot springs. 
    • In a matter of 3 days, you will drive in the vehicle from Manali to cross Rohtang pass into Lahaul Valley to travel past Jispa and Sarchu to finally arrive in the oasis city of Leh
    • Explore the attractions in the renowned Sham Valley, before taking on the Nubra Valley excursion
    • Drive to see the famous color changing lake of Pangong before getting back on the road to get to Manali in the vehicle via Upshi. Pangong is also the most admired lake by the visitors heading out for the Ladakh trip.  
    • At the end of 12 days, you would have seen a lot of beauty that it will never leave you
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    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar
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    • Ladakh
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    ₹40,300 ₹35,300
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    Price Variants:

    Variant 1:  Self Drive (own bike & fuel): INR 35300/- per person
    Variant 2: Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 43300/- per person
    Variant 3: Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 52300/- per person

    Group Size: 18 to 22 Participants/ 10-15 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups.
    Multiple Departure Dates from June to September

    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 Trip

    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.

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    Leh Ladakh Honeymoon Package from Delhi, 2020
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    About the Destination:

    Ensconced in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh or the land of high passes has always been regarded as an exotic tourist destination filled with visual delights, mystery and intrigue. With Leh Ladakh honeymoon package from Delhi now you can head out for an amazing vacation with your beloved. Boasting of majestic snow-capped mountains, gurgling streams, deep mountain passes, exotic valleys and mystical ancient monasteries, our Ladakh tour packages have it all.

    Spend some time exploring the beauty of this region and then head out for a camping under the billions of stars. Find a plethora of vibrant colours, that will take your breath away and in winter it gets transformed into a white wonderland, often cut off from the rest of the world. Click some memorable pictures with her as you enjoy a delicious cup of tea while enjoying the view of the mountains. 

    About the Tour:

    -Make your honeymoon special with your beloved while you try this incredible Leh Ladakh honeymoon package from Delhi.

    -Start your tour after reaching Leh and then get transferred to your hotel.

    -Explore this charming town with its delightful markets and tourist spots; lose yourself in the mystical ancient monasteries.

    -Enjoy nature in all its magnificent glory in the form of breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes, valleys and snow-capped mountains. 

    -Explore the magical Nubra valley and top it off with a thrilling camel safari. 

    - Make your trip to Ladakh awesome, visit the mesmerizing Pangong Lake and enjoy a memorable sunrise and sunset by the lake.

    -Conclude Leh Ladakh honeymoon package from Delhi after 7 days and 6 nights and head back home with lots of memories.

    Note: Flight tickets are not included in the package. Tickets can be booked at an additional cost.
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    Ladakh Sightseeing Tour (with Flights)
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    ₹42,400 ₹29,800
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    Start Point: Delhi Airport
    Endpoint: Delhi Airport
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    About the Destination
    Kashmir is undoubtedly the most beautiful and naturally gifted state of India. And in the lap of Kashmir, on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, lies the crown jewel that is Ladakh
    Ladakh is the most favourite and a highly coveted holiday destination for almost every Indian. And rightly so, it is a must visit for everyone, at least once, in any season they prefer. There is no particular set time to visit Ladakh as every season brings out its own effect on Ladakh. 
    Rightfully called the Land of High Passes, Ladakh is home to some of the highest roads in the world (Umling La, Zoji La, and Khardung La, all above 18,000ft), and is gifted with some of the most contrasting landscapes which make Ladakh all the more beautiful and a place worthy of being more than just a destination. Ladakh is a dream and that is why everyone must visit it at least once.

    About the Trip
    • The trip starts when you land in Leh after a flight from Delhi. You will be met by our representative and taken to the hotel.
    • Over the next 7 days and 6 nights, you will be visiting some of the most renowned sights of all of Ladakh like Magnetic hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Confluence of Indus and Zanskar, Nubra Valley, Khardung La, Hunder, Diskit and Pangong Tso (the 3 Idiots lake)
    • You will also be taking part in activities like double-humped camel rides, camping, star gazing and photography
    • You will leave with a bag full of souvenirs and a camera full of fond memories
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    ₹31,000 ₹29,700
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    Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30), Aug (5, 11,17,23,29), Sept (4,10,16,22)

    About the Destination: 

    Ladakh, the Land of High Passes, wins hearts with its simplicity and rugged natural beauty. Spectacular landscapes, enfolded by serrated mountains, give the region its unique character. Largely influenced by Buddhism, Ladakh is home to numerous ornate monasteries. A trip to Ladakh is no less than exploring your own desires and in-depth peace. 

    On the other side, Manali will bring you close to natural beauty one more time, rigged with lush greenery, tall trees, meadows, snow-capped peaks, and skyclad soft clouds. 

    About the Tour:
    - Fall in love with the landscape that you have never seen before in Ladakh, in this 9 days and 8 nights tour.
    The trip starts from Leh International airport and concludes at Delhi bus stand.
    - Explore attractions like Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic hill, Hall of Fame, Pangong Lake, Thiksey Gompa, Shey Palace, Sarchu, Manali, Solang valley and much more. 
    - Along with that, relish the local cuisine and get transferred between the locations in a comfortable car.


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    Leh Group Tour Package with Turtuk Village
    • 7D/6N
    • Leh
    • 7D/6N
    • Leh
    ₹13,950 ₹11,950
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    Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30),  Aug (5, 11,17,23,29),  Sept (4,10,16,22).

    Ladakh is one of the crown jewel of India totally blessed by nature and our Ladakh tour packages will let you experience this serene place at its best.

    About the tour

    • Once you arrive at Ladakh, you will be visiting some of the most wondrous creations of nature as well as made by man in honor of the land that gave them shelter
    • On the Ladakh trip, you can visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa. 
    • Also famous is the view of the confluence of Indus and Zanskar, both of which have different colors
    • Visit Nubra Valley and see the sand dunes of Hundar
    • Explore the hidden Muslim valley, Turtuk which was earlier under Pakistan.
    • Visit the famous Pangong Lake from the 3 Idiots movie
    • Enjoy these 7 days and 6 nights in the magic of Ladakh.
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    8 Day Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri
    • 8D/7N
    • Leh
    • 8D/7N
    • Leh
    ₹25,600 ₹20,100
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    About the Destination
    Ladakh sits on the claim of the most coveted Himalayan destination with no one coming anywhere close to stealing its fame. Lying on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, Ladakh is a semi-arid region, surrounded by snowcapped mountains on all sides that follow you everywhere you go. With some of the most unusual sights in the area, Ladakh can surely be said to be a gifted region. Almost a cold desert, the major cities are somewhat of an oasis and have been in existence for a very long time and stand tall with a vivid history. But foremost of everything, Ladakh has emerged out as a prime adventure location for many road-trippers and backpackers of the country, and from overseas as well. So head out on this amazing Ladakh trip which will surely turn out to be the best journey of your life.

    About the trip
    • The trip begins with your arrival at Leh airport
    • You will be visiting the local sights of the city as well as the attractions of the Sham Valley
    • The highlights there are the mysterious Magnetic hill and the beautiful confluence of the rivers Zanskar and Indus
    • The trip also takes you to the famous Nubra valley and the famous Pangong Tso Lake which are the most admired places among the people opting for Ladakh Tour Packages.
    • From Pangong, you will be driving to the Tso Moriri, which is a beautiful Lake and a breeding ground for many migratory birds
    • You will also be staying in camps at various locations, the best part about which is the unending views of stars and galaxies in the clear nights
    • Enjoy this tour of 8 days and cherish it forever
    *Note- The tour pricing is for a group of 6 people. For queries on pricing for 2 or more people, feel free to get in touch with Thrillophilia
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    11 July 2019
    Excellent
    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. 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.
    12 July 2018
    Excellent
    From Recent Expedition -: Srinagar > Leh > Manali !! The feeling was awesome and words are not enough to express my experience of the expedition, but ever since I talked about it, it makes me feel that I’m still travelling, I’m still there. I had been a frequent traveller, but the emotions associated with this tour were different. We enjoyed, we had fun, we went emotional, we met some new friends, we felt proud, we captured every possible feelings and emotions we can during the entire journey.
    12 July 2018
    Excellent
    From Recent Expedition -: Srinagar > Leh > Manali !! The feeling was awesome and words are not enough to express my experience of the expedition, but ever since I talked about it, it makes me feel that I’m still travelling, I’m still there. I had been a frequent traveller, but the emotions associated with this tour were different. We enjoyed, we had fun, we went emotional, we met some new friends, we felt proud, we captured every possible feelings and emotions we can during the entire journey. We passed through all the ranges of the Great Himalayas, starting from the Shivalik, Karakoram & Pir Panjal. The memories of “late night road journey from Jammu to Srinagar risking our life while crossing South Kashmir (Known for Terrorist activities), early morning (4 am) shopping at Awantipora, Dal Lake, Shankracharya Temple, Srinagar Market, Lunch @Lal Chowk, Eid Celebrations, Shalimar Garden, Noon & Kahwa Tea, Sonmarg, War Zone (Kargil, Drass &Batalik), Oldest Gompa Lamayuru, Rafting at World’s highest point (Zanskar river), Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Leh Palace, gruelling terrain & passes(Zoji La (3528 Mtrs), Namki La (3815 Mtrs), Fotu La (4108 Mtrs),World’s highest Motorable road – Khardungla (5359 Mtrs), Nakee La (4739 Mtrs), Tanglang La ( 5328 Mtrs), Bara-lacha (4890 Mtrs) & Chang La (5360 Mtrs)), Crazy bath in Pangong Tso lake (-4 °C), cute Marmot, Yak, Deer & Pashmina Goats at Changthang Wildlife sanctuary, snow-capped Karakoram Ranges, Sand dunes at Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery, the Gata loops (22 hairpin bends) at 4190 Mtrs elevation on Pang – Sarchu road, Suraj Taal, Whiskey & Brandy Nallah, Picturesque Jispa, Hiking at 4350 Mtrs Himalayan ranges and driving alongside the rivers across the two states” are never gonna fade away !! Thanks to Thrillophilia for making this trip awesome & memorable one.
    24 June 2018
    Excellent
    Your Destination would be a dream until you come out and step ahead to it and experience. Leh-Manali Bike ride is one such vibe which will resonate for many years to come. Here the journey was more scintillating then achieving those milestones and Thrillophilia ensured we had great time by organising it perfectly to last mile would like to thank Tarun and Chitransh. Tani and Amit who were our Tour Leaders were just amazing with their hospitality to the care taken through out the ride. Ride at Khardungla Pass, Gata Loops, Zing Zing Bar, Barlachala were just amazing.
    07 March 2017
    Excellent
    Such an amazing bike ride, challenging but with thrill till the end. Make sure that you are prepared to prevent the cold, the rough wind, the altitude sickness etc because even the symptoms of sickness will affect your trip. Khardung La Pass is quite a challenging one, also there are different shorter and longer passes throughout the journey. The service was also nice, not many complaints. The guides will know the place better because they are doing it for long. But still keep the track of the route before you start the trip. The guide was nice to us, keeping everything coordinated. The accommodation and food were also flawless to me.
    16 March 2020
    Superb
    The Thrillophilia team has surpassed all of my expectations! I was initially apprehensive about the Parang La trek because of the altitude and the difficulty, but Thrillophilia made sure I had no issue at all! Everything was taken care of, and the guide was just brilliant. For any further treks, Thrillophilia is my go-to website and the one I’ll always recommend!
    21 January 2020
    Excellent
    Leh Ladakh's location had everything that you dreamed about. It had ice (lots and lots of ice), even when I was sleeping battling the cold at night I was could see those ice sheet right in front of my eyes. but the most exciting part was that we were never complaining even under these extreme conditions. the food offered was very tasty. everything was perfectly planned by the thrillophilia team. Awesome experience !!
    18 January 2020
    Excellent
    You will feel the true sense of the word FREEZE when you visit Pangong Tso. That said, the view you're experiencing is simply breathtaking. The sky and lake colors compliment each other absolutely. I saw so many shades of blue that day and the hue of the lake continued to change every hour. I think you might find the right words for a poet or writer to explain this phenomenon. Although no explanation is appropriate for this location, if you're fortunate enough, I'd suggest you'll have the chance to click with your camera on the ultimate images.
    18 January 2020
    Excellent
    Most magnificent Indian Lake.. Any adventure & nature lover must once in a lifetime visit this place. I felt like I was entering a fantasy land when I saw the lake from a distance. The lake surrounded by mountains that look perfect looks like painted picture. This lake has different shades of colors. Blue sky, white snow and vivid water combine to make you forget everything. The lake is so serene, the water is so pure that you'd be afraid to touch it, so it could get polluted. The more you marvel at it the more it becomes beautiful.
    18 January 2020
    Excellent
    I have traveled extensively in India over the last 1o years, and have always wanted to visit Ladakh. The scenic beauty is beyond words, it seems like the almighty chose this place to have it all, rocky crags, snow-clad mountains, rivers, hot springs and many more. And how can I miss Tso Moriri visiting this lake was a jaw-dropping experience when I reached there I was awestruck, Beautiful mountains, Sunshine, cool winds, and of-course the Lake. Mind-blowing experience. Thumbs up for the services provided in this tour by Thrillophilia.

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    People Also Ask About Ladakh

    1. What should we not do in Ladakh?

      There are some things that you should avoid when traveling to Ladakh.
      - Don't eat heavy before you travel around. 
      Not putting on plenty of moisturizer and sunblock.
      Do not be disrespectful to the locals and their culture. 
      Do not be disrespectful of the rules when visiting the monasteries. 
      Don't create a fuss about the food and accommodation in the area.
      Don't ignore the signs of mountain sickness.
    2. How can I go to Ladakh?

      You can reach Ladakh via road, train, or air. BY AIR: This is the best way to reach Ladakh. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the closest airport to Ladakh. You can get a taxi from Leh to Ladakh. Flights do not run every day from any destination to Ladakh, so make sure to book your tickets beforehand. BY ROAD: It is a major tourist cliché to go to Ladakh via road, on a jeep or a bike, and for all the right reasons. You can take either the Leh-Srinagar route or the Leh-Manali route to reach Ladakh via taxi or bike.

      You can also get both private and government buses from Manali and Srinagar. BY TRAIN: The closest railway station to the blissful city of Ladakh is in Tawi. It is located 700 km from Ladakh. The railway station is the most important joint as it receives trains from all the important destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and others. From the railway station, you can book a cab to reach Ladakh.
    3. Does Ladakh have an airport?

      Ladakh does not have an airport; however, there is an airport in Leh, which is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. Ladakh is a close ride from Leh.
    4. What can I buy from Ladakh?

      The rich cultural heritage, combining Tibetan religion and indigenous craftsmanship, lends to the presence of a wide range of souvenirs and gifts that you can buy at Ladakh. Some are listed below:

      1. Tibetan Handicrafts and Wares
      2. Silver and Stone Jewelry
      3. Pashmina Shawls and Woolens
      4. Rugs and Kashmiri Carpets
      5. Apricots’ Jam and Oil
      6. Spices
    5. What is there to do in Leh Ladakh?

      There are several things to do in Ladakh for a joyous experience. Some notable things that you must try in Ladakh are:
       
      1. Hemis Festival: You can witness the llamas performing the famous dance form chhams donning colorful dresses, and formidable masks during this festival.
       
      2. Spot the Leopard: The Hemis National Park in Ladakh is one of the only places in the world where you can find a snow leopard in the winter season. Make sure you go for an expedition to this park while you’re at Ladakh.

       3. Highest Café in the world: This is the famed Maggi point where the visitors stop by to hog on to their favorite delicacies. Enjoying a bowl of noodles while looking on at the Himalayan ranges is an unmissable experience.

       4. Try the Yak-cheese Momos: This is the authentic Ladakhi momo that you won’t get anywhere else in the world. They are known locally as Chhurpis and are made from yak milk.

       5. Talk with the Monks: A conversation with the various monks strolling or meditating in Ladakh can be an absolutely ethereal experience. You can have conversations about the divine, suffering in daily life, and life and death and can learn great things from them.
    6. Which is the best time to visit Ladakh?

      The months from April to June are the best for a trip to Ladakh. These months witness the summer season in the region, with the snow from the winters melting and the valleys blooming with vibrant scenery. Also, this is the only time when both the Manali-Leh and the Srinagar-Leh highway are open and functional for travelling.
    7. How many days are enough for Ladakh?

      Including a road trip to and from Ladakh, a trip of 8-10 days should be enough to experience the region to the fullest.
    8. Is Passport required for Leh Ladakh for Indian?

      Passport is not required to visit Leh Ladakh if you’re an Indian citizen. You will however need an Inner Line Permit for restricted places to visit in Ladakh like Nubra, Pangong Tso, etc. You can get this permit either in person from the SDM office in Leh City, or from the online portal.
    9. Is Ladakh safe?

      Contrary to the media hype, Ladakh is pretty safe and secure. Even during the Chinese incursion, the touristy areas of Leh and Ladakh were far away from where a Chinese platoon had set up camp. The areas under invasion have seen several hundred similar events each year in the past, during which the other parts of Ladakh have not faced any disturbance.

       If you want to go to the areas of Chushul, Marsimik La, or Chummur, you will face considerable difficulty because getting the permit is very hard, and even when you have the permit, you can be turned away at any station at the soldiers’ discretion.
    10. How much does it cost for the Leh Ladakh trip?

      A trip to Ladakh can vary depending on the kind of options you are looking for. However, a decent trip to the UT would cost you anywhere between INR 1500-200 a day which includes accommodation, food and travel fare for one person. That said, a 10 day trip to Ladakh will cost you anywhere between INR 15000-20000 for a person.
    11. What language is spoken in Ladakh?

      The Ladakhi language, also called Bhoti or Bodhi, is a Tibetan language spoken in the Ladakh region of India.
    12. What is the famous food of Ladakh?

      Ladakh has a diverse set of cuisines and some amazing places to eat them. When you are considering things to do in Ladakh, you should definitely make sure to include trying out the following dishes in your plans:

      1. Chutagi: This is the authentic dish of Ladakh that is made with flour and vegetable stock. It is a bow-shaped dumpling that is served with a soup consisting of carrots, potatoes, and spinach.

      2. Paba: If you have a sweet tooth then this dish should be your best bet. It is made with barley flour and oil and is eaten with sugar. You can also try it with Zathuk and Tangdhar, which is buttermilk.

      3. Gur Gur Cha: This is the authentic tea of Ladakh which is made in a special type of instrument. It is made after churning the yogurt. it is famous among the locals as well as the visitors to combat the chilly weather.

      4. Thukpa: This is an authentic Tibetan noodle soup that is made with bakhu and flat noodles. The soup has a combination of vegetables like tomato, onion, garlic, etc. If you’re a non-vegetarian then you can also select from mutton and chicken thukpa.

      5. Momo: This is an extremely popular Tibetan dish. Momo consists of a soft dumpling that is made with lip-smacking stuffings. It is available both in vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian form.
    13. What clothes to wear in Ladakh?

      Here are a few clothing options that you can wear in Ladakh to protect yourself from the chilly weather.
       
      1.  Inner thermals and warm shirts.
       2. A woolen pullover and a sweater (during warm days).
       3. Windcheater jacket or a fleece jacket or windproof jacket.
      4. Trouser or Salwar suit for ladies that can be worn over thermal inners and tights during April, May & September), cardigans/woolen sweaters, windproof jacket, and a warm shawl.
      5. Comfortable shoes or boots
      6. Woolen socks to keep your feet warm.
      7. Warm hoodies, pullovers, and caps.