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  • Ladakh has always been a mystery land for all. And when it come to exploring this amazing land in ladakh there are a lot of things to do and a hell lot of places to visit in Ladakh. This amazing land has never ceased to amaze it travellers with its towering peaks and snow-capped Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, the rapidly-flowing Indus and Zanskar rivers and numerous streams carrying the glaciers from the mountains tucked amidst lush green valleys, all conjure a travellers dream.

    Indeed, a travellers visit to India is never complete without a tour to Ladakh. It is not only a trekker's paradise but a delight to every traveller as it offers serenity and tranquillity amidst picturesque and scenic views of nature. With every visit to this land, each traveller conjures up a lot of memories from different places. Whether you are a nature lover and wish to soak in the idyllic beauty of nature or you are an avid adventure seeker with thrills and frills on your trip.
  • Must Visit Places in Ladakh

  • 01Pangong Lake

    This beautiful water reservoir is about 134 Km long and 60% of the lake falls under China. At an altitude of 14,270 ft. the clear blue water of the lake reflects the towering mountains all around. The scenic beauty with the tranquil and serene environment appears to be so unreal to the tourist. Drinking in the fascinating landscape one simply loses all sense of time and space.
  • 02Royal Leh Palace

    Built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century the Royal Palace of Leh is a nine-storey high structure which offers a grand panoramic view of the town of Leh, Stok Kangri and the Indus river. It has a museum which displays rare collections of ceremonial crowns, dresses, jewelleries, ornaments etc.

  • 03Magnetic Hill

    The Ladakh travel guide also provides Magnetic hill or gravity hill as it is sometimes called is a curious natural phenomenon. The hill falls on the National Highway from Leh to Kargil to Baltik. The hill can pull any vehicle up its steep slope with the ignition of the vehicle off. A Gurudwara near the hill is also an added attraction here.

  • 04Tso Moriri

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    Situated at a height of 15,000 ft. Tso Moriri Lake is a fresh water lake unlike the Pangong lake which has saline water. The journey from Leh to Tso Moriri is magnificent offering a sudden change in the landscape from rough and rugged to lush green full of vegetation. There is  also a hot spring on the trail to Tso Moriri. Guest houses are available near the lake.

  • 05Zanskar Valley

    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 Zansker 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.
  • 06Nubra Valley

    Nubra Valley
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    The Nubra valley, also called the Valley of Flowers, is about 150 Kms. away from Leh, the capital town of Ladakh. The journey takes us through the Khardung La pass which is the highest motorable road in the world. There are some guest houses and small hotels at Diskit which is the main village of Nubra.

  • 07Shanti 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 hill top. 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. There is also a Buddhist temple with the Shanti Stupa, the Dalai Lama had inaugurated this temple in 1991.
  • 08Kargil (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.

  • 09Khardung La

    Khardung La

    At a height of 18,380 ft. Khardung La pass is the highest motorable road in the world. The pass lies on the trail from Leh to Nubra valley. In summer the weather conditions can change suddenly while in winter the pass receives heavy snowfall with temperature going below -400 C. The pass is about 40 Kms from Leh.

  • 10Lamayuru Monastry

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

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

  • 11Alchi Monastery

    Alchi Monastery

    This is perhaps the only monastery in Ladakh which is located on a flat ground and not on a hill top like others. The Indus river flows by the monastery. Some wall painting purported to be 11/12 centuries old are quite beautiful and also well-preserved. The Indian influence on the paintings is quite discernible. The monastery provides a few guest houses with the basic facilities.

  • 12Shey Monastery

    Shey Monastery

    Shey monastery about 15 Km from Leh was earlier the summer residence of the royal family. This is located on the banks of the river Indus and is adorned with a number of shrines and stupas. The monastery has the statue of blue-haired Maitreya Buddha which is 17.5 metre high and made of copper and brass.

  • 13Diskit Monastery

    The Diskit monastery in the Diskit village of Nubra valley is a 14th century structure and is considered to be the oldest monastery in the Nubra valley. There is a huge 106 ft tall statue of Maitreya Buddha in the prayer hall of the monastery. There is a

  • 14Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

    There is another attraction in Ladakh which you should visit during your leh ladakh attraction. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is located 25 miles from Leh in Ladakh area in Jammu and Kashmir, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib remains at where Guru Nanak, the organizer of Sikh religion and the principal master, is accepted to have vanquished an evil presence. 

    In spite of the fact that the locale is prevalently Buddhist, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is additionally revered and loved by Buddhists. Tibetan Buddhists adore Guru Nanak as Guru Gompka Maharaj and as Nanak Lama. There are many legends associated with this hill and has become very famous among the general people as well.

  • 15Sangam Point

    This is one of the most famous spots in Ladakh and also a favorite among the people. The meeting point of the Indus and Zanskar is known as the Sangam Point. As the water of the Indus River is very warm and the Zanskar is frozen, this becomes an amazing sight for the onlookers. 

    .The two rivers meet at this point and then flows to Pakistan. The convergence of these rivers takes place at a distance of 30 km west of Leh. Soak yourself in the majestic view of this region as well as the river as they collide.
  • 16Spituk Gompa

    For those of you who are still searching for some different spot to visit in Ladakh then here we bring you another place. Revive yourself as you visit this famous Gompa. Spituk Gompa reviews the Indus Valley with various mudbrick structures tumbling happily down a lofty hillock towards Spituk town. 

    The monastery is around 5km from focal Leh, incoherently roosted neglecting the air terminal runway. Inside the fundamental religious community complex, the most attractive structure is the Skudung Lhakhang, with ambiguously Chinese-looking into swung corners to its plated rooftop. The brilliant old dukhang (Tibetan petition corridor) contains an unmistakably yellow-hatted statue of Tsongkhapa. 

  • 17Namgyal Monastery

    There is another monastery which is a must visit for you in Ladakh. Namgyal  Tsemo Monastery worked by King Tashi Namgyal after the reunification of upper and lower Ladakh and triumph over Hor. Their (Hor) bodies are set under the picture of Mahakala, the watchman divinity to stop encourage intrusion of Hor.

    The Leh royal residence known as 'Lechen Palkhar' was worked by Singay Namgyal in the start of seventeenth Century A.D. The nine-storied royal residence is currently abandoned, and the ASI (Archeological Survey of India) has taken up the redesign work.
  • 18Hemis National Park

    Found 40 km southeast of Leh untruths this stunning National park.The Hemis High Altitude National Park that reaches out more than 600 sq. km. is named after the renowned cloister, Hemis gompa. The National Park includes the catchments of Markha, Rumbak and Sumdah nalas. It is known for some uncommon species like the bharal and the snow panther.

    Hemis has in certainty been recognized as a snow panther hold under a venture propelled by the Central Government went for monitoring the species, its prey base and its delicate bumpy home.
  • 19Tso 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 salt water 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.

  • 20Visit to Drass valley

    Visit to 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 a lush green meadows with colourful fragrant flowers enhancing the beauty of nature.

  • 21Visit to Donkey sanctuary

    Visit to Donkey sanctuary
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    The donkey sanctuary is in a Korean temple in Ladakh. This semi-rural sanctuary was founded in 1996 by few entrepreneurs to protect the donkeys from maltreatment. The donkeys are well-looked after with a fodder of wheat and grass. Visitors are at liberty to gift foods to the animals.

  • 22Leh 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.
  • 23Hemis 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.

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

  • 24Visit to the 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. 

    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 region with 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.

  • 25Thiksey 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 these 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 monastries to be visited on your Leh Ladakh Tour .

  • Things to do in Ladakh

  • 26Trek to Markha Valley

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    • 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.
  • 27Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2017

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    • 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)

  • 28Cycling

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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.
  • 29Motor 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 you 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.

  • 30Spot the Snow Leopard Sighting

    Spot the Snow Leopard Sighting

    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.

  • 31Indus River Rafting

    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 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.

  • 32Go 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 htis region you will find the Bactrial camels or double-humped camels. 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.

  • 33Go 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.
  • 34Shop 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.

  • 35Skiing

    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.

  • 36Hangout 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.
  • Festivals of Ladakh

  • 37Hemis 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.

    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.

  • 38Losar 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.

  • 39Monastery 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.

  • 40Ladakh 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.

    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

  • 41Copper Samovars

    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.

  • 42Prayer 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.

  • 43Pashmina

    Pasmina 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.
  • 44Relics 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.
  • FAQ's Ladakh

  • 45FAQ's Ladakh

    1.How can we reach Ladakh?

    The best way to reach ladakh is  to take a flight from Delhi to Leh from some of the major airlines such as Jet Airways and Indian Airlines. If you are planning to travel through roads than you can chose between Manali and Srinagar. You journey will take around 2 days (474 kilometers)  from Manali to Leh via Keylong with a night stopover in Sarchu. And if you are taking the Srinagar road to Leh you will be covering a distance of (434 kilometers) with a night halt at Kargil. All the roads remains  open during the month of May to October.

     

    2.How is the road?

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

     

    3.Can you do Manali to Leh with 1 stop at Sarchu?

    Although this is possible on your trip but I would suggest you shouldn’t.  Leh trip is mostly about experiencing the 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).

     

    4.Can you go to Nubra valley and come back in the same day?

    Well, if your see theoretically it will be a yes and practically it will no. For reaching Nubra valley you will be passing through Khardungla , the highest motarable 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.

     

    5.Can you go to Pangong Tso Lake and come back in the same day?

    No, this is not possible. 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.

     

    6.Can you do Leh to Srinagar in one day?

    Yes this is possible in one day. The road which you will pass here are 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.

     

    7.Is there any lack of oxygen in Ladakh?

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

     

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

    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.

     

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

    A very few operators 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.

     

    10.Do credit cards work in hotels and restaurants?

    Yes, credit cards are accepted in a few hotels and restaurants but 2% service tax is charged.

     

    11.What permits do I need for a complete Ladakh trip?

    You will need permits 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.


    12.What do I need to get permits?

    You need one photocopy of your identity proof each to secure these permits.

     

    13.When is a good time to visit the Ladakh?

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

     

    14.Can we Visit Ladakh with Kids?

    Ladakh is best for group tours and bike tours. It is not sensible for the kids. If you are travelling 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.

     

    15.What kind of accommodation is available in Ladakh?

    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 traditional architecture of the region and feature oversized rooms equipped with modern amenities. These rooms are furnished with Ladakhi and Tibetan décor.

     

    16.How many minimum days are required to explore Ladakh?

    You will need at least 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.

     

    17.What kind of clothes should we bring there?

    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 wind cheaters and raincoats are good. If you are into trekking, a pair of waterproof shoes is a must. T-shirts and shorts can do during the daytime but after evening the climate gets chilly and one requires jacket and pullover.

     

    18.What kind of tourist vehicles are found in this region?

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

  • Best Ladakh Tour Packages

  • 46Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2017

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    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 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 as you partake in this mesmerizing Leh ladakh 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 two persons sharing one bike (without fuel and self bike): Rs. 22499 per person

    For single rider in one bike (without fuel and self bike): Rs. 24499 per person

    For two persons sharing one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 35999 per person

    For single rider in one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 45999 per person

    Note: 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.

  • 47Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar

    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar
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    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.

    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 a 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. 31999/- per person
    Variant 2: From Delhi - self bike and without fuel: for single rider in one bike- Rs. 34999/- per person
    Variant 3: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for two persons sharing one bike- Rs. 43999/- per person
    Variant 4: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for single rider in one bike- Rs. 58999/- per person

    Sketch itinerary of Manali Leh Srinagar Bike Trip:

    Day 01: Delhi-Manali-over night in a Volvo bus.
    Day 02: Arrive Manali-local ride
    Day 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 enroute visit Thiksey Monastery (150 kms)
    Day 09: In Leh- day free or walk around Leh market for Shopping
    Day 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

  • 48Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Fixed departure dates: 18-06-2017, 02-07-2017, 16-07-2017, 12-08-2017, 26-08-2017

    Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides to beat. Cutting across beautiful trails with the Himalayas serving as the perfect backdrop, one can cross Tanglang La, the world’ second highest motorable pass standing at 5280m before entering Manali. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac.

    In the Manali Leh cycling tour explore rougher dirt tracks while making some tough climbs along with gut-wrenching descents. Everyday the distance covered ranges from 40 to 80 km traversing altitudes over 4000 m. Not only will this invigorating route comprise cycling from Leh in the Indus Valley to the alpine Kullu Valley covering a total of 470 km, but it also cuts across three mountain ranges of Zanskar, main Himalayas and Pir Panjal Range. Altogether one exceeds 29000 feet in altitude  crossing passes like the Khardung La, Tanglang La and Baralacha La (4890m). 

  • 49Explore Ladakh On Bike

    Explore Ladakh On Bike
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    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 Destination:

    The names Leh and Ladakh often bring forth to imagination a land that is still untouched by the hand of commercialisation and urban culture. 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 Departure with Details:

    There can be no better way to explore the exotic lands of Ladakh on bike! Riding along the exotic routes with diverse landscapes, always make for a dream journey that is unmatchable and unique it 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 with natural blessings like the Lamayuru or Moonland, Pangong Lake and the Khardung La Pass; the pristine waters, blue skies and calm ambience will rejuvenate your mind and soul. 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. Engage in a thrilling rafting as well during the bike trip.

    Two people sharing a bike: INR 22000 per person
    Single Rider: INR 29000

    Duration: 6N/7D

    Maximum Altitude: 9,800-17,582ft


  • 50Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake

    Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake
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      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: 

      • From the pleasantly hospitable town of Manali, the Manali to Leh Jeep expedition takes you on a roller coaster drive through distinct geographies portraying diverse geographies. From hill town to high altitude arid desert, this safari is one mega experience.
      • The Manali to Leh by road traverses over five high altitude Himalayan passes such as Rohtang (3,978m), Keylong (3,350m), and Tanglang La (17,585ft) showcasing an ever changing dynamic landscape that alters from barren lands to lush green pastures. 
      • Tsomoriri Lake is the one attraction that demands all your attention during this jeep ride which is now Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve. It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India at an altitude of 4522 meter.
      • Interact with the amazing landscapes beautified by the natural formations throughout the journey. You will come across the undeniable beauties of Khardung La Pass, Pangong Lake, Deskit, Hundar, the confluence of Zanskar and Indus Rivers, Nubra Valley etc.
      • These places have been occupied by multitudinous mountains, valleys, small streams, rock formations, monasteries, gompas and what not.
      • By the end of the journey multi-hued prayer flags, Tibetian chortens, and friendly locals would be etched in your memories for a very long time to come.

      • Number of PAX       Standard               Deluxe                 Super Deluxe

      • Min 02 pax               Rs. 37470            Rs. 38090                Rs. 39660

      • Min 03 Pax               Rs. 28530            Rs. 29260                Rs. 30620

      • Min 04 pax               Rs. 24950             Rs. 25280                Rs. 27140

      • Min 05 Pax               Rs. 22090             Rs. 22780                Rs. 24220

      • Min 06 Pax               Rs. 20780              Rs. 21400                Rs. 22970

      • Min 07 Pax               Rs. 22540             Rs. 23220                 Rs. 24700

      • Min 08 Pax                Rs. 21500            Rs. 22130                  Rs. 23700

      • Min 09 Pax                Rs. 20300            Rs. 20960                  Rs. 22460

      • Min 10 Pax                Rs. 19690             Rs. 20320                  Rs. 21880

      • Min 11 Pax                 Rs. 18870             Rs. 19520                 Rs. 21040

      • Min 12 Pax                  Rs. 18480            Rs. 19100                 Rs. 20670

      • Extra Bed Child            Rs. 8800             Rs. 9800                    Rs. 10700
    • 51Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake

      Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake
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      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 Deluxe

        • Min 02 pax                      Rs. 46600             Rs. 47280                Rs. 49110

        • Min 03 Pax                      Rs. 35140             Rs. 35870                Rs. 37620

        • Min 04 pax                       Rs. 30300             Rs. 30980                Rs. 32810

        • Min 05 Pax                       Rs. 26690             Rs. 27400                Rs. 29170

        • Min 06 Pax                       Rs. 24870             Rs. 25550                Rs. 27380

        • Min 07 Pax                       Rs. 27280             Rs. 27980                Rs. 29780

        • Min 08 Pax                       Rs. 25850             Rs. 26520                Rs. 28350

        • Min 09 Pax                       Rs. 24330              Rs. 25030               Rs. 26830

        • Min 10 Pax                       Rs. 23480               Rs. 24150               Rs. 25980

        • Min 11 Pax                        Rs. 22460               Rs. 23150               Rs. 24950

        • Min 12 Pax                        Rs. 21900               Rs. 22580              Rs. 24400

        • Extra Bed Child                 Rs. 10100                Rs. 11200               Rs. 12700
      • 52Manali to Leh Jeep Safari

        Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
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        About the Activity: 

        From the pleasantly hospitable town of Manali, the Manali to Leh Jeep expedition  takes you on a roller coaster drive through distinct geographies portraying diverse geographies. From hill town to high altitude arid desert, this safari is one mega experience.

        The Manali to Leh by road traverses over five high altitude Himalayan passes such as Rohtang (3,978m), Keylong (3,350m), and Tanglang La (17,585ft) showcasing an ever changing dynamic landscape that alters from barren lands to lush green pastures. A drive through Skyangchu Thang, the biggest and highest plateau on earth on a stretch of 42kms leaves you breathless. For you to capture moments like these, the safari also includes a brief photography workshop to help arrest high altitude frames with more panache.

        By the end of the journey multi-hued prayer flags, Tibetian chortens, and friendly locals would be etched in your memories for a very long time to come.   

      • 53Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong

        Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong
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        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             Premium

        02 Pax with innova/xylo         Rs. 19,900       Rs. 22,000     Rs. 28,400        Rs. 37,000

        04 Pax with innova/xylo         Rs. 13,800       Rs. 15,900     Rs. 22,900        Rs. 31,200

        06 Pax with innova/xylo         Rs. 11,900        Rs. 13,900     Rs. 19,600       Rs. 29,100

        6 pax with tempo traveller     Rs. 13,700       Rs. 15,700     Rs. 21,500        Rs. 31,200

        8 pax with tmpo traveller       Rs. 12,300        Rs. 13,900     Rs. 20,200        Rs. 29,700

        10 pax with tmpo 1raveler    Rs. 11,400         Rs. 13,000    Rs. 19,300        Rs. 28,900

        Extra Adult With extra bed    Rs. 8,800            Rs. 10,800    Rs. 15,400       Rs. 22,400

        Child without bed                   Rs. 6,200            Rs. 7,900     Rs. 12,800        Rs. 19,500

      • 54Ladakh Sightseeing Tour

        Ladakh Sightseeing Tour
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        About the Activity:
        • A perfect place to witness the unmatched beauty of nature with all its purity is Ladakh, the land of mountain passes, confluences of rivers and what not.
        • Here is a 11 day tour letting you recognize the exact treasures of the district hidden, ranging from the Buddhist monasteries and gompas to war memorials, motor-able passes, unseen fauna and flora etc.
        • Diskit, Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Kargil or Drass etc are the favourite locations you will cover during the tour. You will be witnessing the vibrant colours of these places which are together weaving the beautiful stories of Ladakh tourism.
        • The tour starts from Leh and ends at Leh, a small town of replenishing nature and vibrant markets, local places etc.

      • 55Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri

        Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri
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        About the Destination:

        • Ladakh, also known as the Little Tibet, is a favourite adventure ground with tourists. 
        • Its magnificent variety of terrain waiting to be explored excite the senses of adventurous travellers. 
        • The rugged and natural beauty, stunning views, spectacular mountain ranges, beautiful plains and plateaus, clear rivers and azure skies leave many a visitors spellbound.
        • It is a splendid destination that has much to offer to tourists of every kind. 
        • There are peaceful monasteries to be visited, historical palaces and forts to be explored, and natural beauty everywhere to surround the senses. 
        • Come to Ladakh to lose yourself in the magnificence of untouched beauty and discover yourself again!

        About the Activity:

        • Get a chance to explore the real beauty of the region on this one of a kind 9 days incredible tour in Ladakh.
        • Explore the most exotic and the vivid parts of this region as you take on an adventurous journey starting from Leh.
        • Drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung la pass the highest motorable road and then visit the Deskit Monastery.
        • Witness the beauty of the region with the valleys and the old forts and peaceful monasteries.
        • Spend your days and nights in the lap of nature, stay in overnight camps and much more!
        • Conclude your tour after 9 days and head back home with lots of memories.

        Temperature Range: Day- 25 to 30 Degrees, Night- 4 to 15 Degrees

        Minimum Paying Pax                  Standard                 Deluxe                 Super Dlx               Premium

        02 Pax with innova/xylo           Rs. 29,000                Rs. 32,000            Rs. 40,500           Rs. 52,000

        04 Pax with innova/xylo           Rs. 19,500                Rs. 22,000            Rs. 31,000            Rs. 42,500

        06 Pax with innova/xylo           Rs. 16,500                 Rs. 19,400           Rs. 27,900            Rs. 39,500

        6 pax with tempo traveller        Rs. 18,700                 Rs. 21,500           Rs. 30,500            Rs. 41,700

        8 pax with tmpo traveller          Rs. 16,500                 Rs. 19,400          Rs. 28,000            Rs. 39,500

        10 pax with tmpo 2raveler       Rs. 15,200                  Rs. 18,200          Rs. 26,800            Rs. 38,000

        Extra Adult With extra bed       Rs. 11,000                   Rs. 13,500         Rs. 20,400             Rs. 30,400

        Child without bed                      Rs. 9,200                    Rs. 10,900          Rs. 17,800            Rs. 26,500