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  • Hemmed in by the walls of stunning snow-capped mountains, enfolding the magical supernatural landscapes, vast parched valleys, wonderful lakes, and high passes, these are a few elements, which make Ladakh a visitor’s paradise, making people to book more and more Ladakh tour packages and allowing them to face the adventure amidst the great Himalayas. Ladakh, also known as the ‘Land of the High Passes,’ nestles the captivating scenery which never fails to surprise its visitors.

    Whether it is the magnificent view of the Himalayas or are the beautiful places like the Kang Yatse, Frozen Lake, Stok Kangri, etc. to its impressive monasteries and adventurous activities like trekking or cycling, Ladakh has a lot to offer. All of this has led to the burgeoned demand of Ladakh tour packages and forcing the service providers to come up with more and more options for Ladakh packages.

    Best Time to Visit Ladakh


    The best time to visit Ladakh starts from the month of April and remains till June, when the sun shines bright and the temperatures are warm enough, making the weather more pleasant to explore the region and the clear skies enhance the picturesque beauty of the location. Moreover, you get to witness a unique frozen beauty in the form of snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes, on which you can walk, while visiting Ladakh in the months of April to June.

    To visit Ladakh, September to October is also a recommended season, though, during this time, it is more chilly but the sun still shines to make the weather pleasant to explore Ladakh.
  • Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Packages:

  • 01Manali - Leh - Srinagar Bike Package

    Manali - Leh - Srinagar Bike Package
    Image Credit : Prabhu B Doss

    A journey of 2400 km and the ride through the enthralling snowy paradise, this Leh Ladakh Bike trip from Manali, and ending at Srinagar, will instantly make an ardent biker to fall in love with the journey. 

    Over the course of your trip, you will be passing through some of the most enchanting passes, Khardung La Pass, world’s highest motorable road, being one of them. Apart from this, you will also get a chance to explore various other exotic places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, etc.


    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar

    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar

    NNNNN11 Reviews

    d12 Daysn11 NightslLadakh

    O34,999

    Starting from

    O31,999

  • 02Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2017

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2017
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN23 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4039754

    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:

    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.

  • 03Srinagar - Leh - Manali Bike Package

    Srinagar - Leh - Manali Bike Package
    Image Credit : Prabhu B Doss

    This bike trip to Leh-Ladakh is yet another famous route, which majority of bikers prefer. Filled with uneven routes, challenges and narrow passes, this 1600 km bike trip will start from Srinagar and pass through some of the enchanted locations like Sonmarg, Kargil, etc.

    And you get to see many amazing tourist destinations in Ladakh, which include Lamayuru Monastery, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, Deskit Monastery, Tso Moriri Lake, and heading to Manali and calling off this amazing bike ride.

  • 04Explore Ladakh On Bike

    Explore Ladakh On Bike
    Image Credit : Prabhu B Doss

    This biking expedition will start from Leh and will allow you to explore some of the major tourist destinations on bike. During the course of your bike trip in Leh-Ladakh, you will visit Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Alchi, etc. You will also pass through Khardung La, world’s highest motorable pass, during your trip.


    Explore Ladakh On Bike

    Explore Ladakh On Bike

    NNNNN4 Reviews

    d7 Daysn6 NightslLeh

    O23,000

    Starting from

    O22,000

  • 05Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Delhi

    Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Delhi
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN2 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4039754
    About the Activity:
    • Check this amazing package out which is an attractive call for those adventure lovers. This is a bike trip to Leh from Delhi letting you immerse in maximum fun in the Himalayas.
    • This 12 day trip will take you through the major landmarks in the region, but the bike ride starts from Manali.
    • Ride your bike on various ranges of high-altitude trails, including the Khardungla pass, the World's highest motorable pass at 5602 meter above the sea level. Another major highlight of this tour is the Baralacha La (4830 m, 4-5 hours).
    • The package includes food, accommodation, the bikes and fuel for the bikes.
  • 06Bike Trip from Leh to Leh

    Bike Trip from Leh to Leh
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2428726
    About the Activity:
    • Leh, situated at 3500 m from sea level, is a place of absolute marvel.
    • Located in the upper Himalayas, this quaint district offers incredible sights and scenery.
    • This bike trip of 7 days is a chance to experience the uniqueness of Leh and the Indo-Tibetan culture that exists in perfect harmony there.
    • The trip covers areas like Pangong lake, Khardong-La and Nubra along with Leh.
    • Get ready for the adventure ride of a lifetime as you explore the town that once was a major commercial spot on the silk route during this 7 day trip. 
  • Leh Ladakh Jeep Tours:

  • 07Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake

    Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake
    • d8 Daysn7 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN4 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3065003

      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
    • 08Manali to Leh Jeep Safari

      Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
      • d9 Daysn8 Nights
      • lLeh
      • NNNNN1 review
      • supplier
        Supplier
        Code: 6691309

      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.   

    • 09Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake

      Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake
      • d9 Daysn8 Nights
      • lLeh
      • NNNNN4 reviews
      • supplier
        Supplier
        Code: 3065003

      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
      • Leh Ladakh Sightseeing Packages:

      • 10Leh Ladakh Sightseeing Tour

        Leh Ladakh Sightseeing Tour
        • d6 Daysn5 Nights
        • lLadakh
        • NNNNN3 reviews
        • Omyer
          Supplier
          Omyer
        About the Activity:
        • Ladakh, a muse for writers, a haven for bikers and a perfect getaway for the experience loving travelers! 
        • Experience one of the best Ladak tour packages for 6 days and 5 nights while you're cuddled in the laps of the mighty Himalayan and Karakorum ranges, it is a destination that is beautified by contrasts!
        • During the course of this tour you will get to explore Sham Valley, Alchi, Khardung La, Nubra Valley, Hundur, Diskit and Pangong Tso lake. 
        • Where you will find azure blues of the Pangong Tso Lake, you will also witness the sand dunes of Hunder. Where your eyes take in the sparsely populated nomadic settlements, they will also behold the wonder of the grand Buddhist architecture at the monasteries. 
        • A destination that is this rich in natural bounties, obviously presents sights to soothe every sore eye. A mainstay on the bucket list of every traveller, this Ladakh tour package boasting this destination is deservedly among the most gorgeous natural spectacles in the world!
      • 11Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong

        Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong
        • d7 Daysn6 Nights
        • lLadakh
        • NNNNN21 reviews
        • Sarfaraz
          Supplier
          Sarfaraz

        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 tempo traveller       Rs. 12,300        Rs. 13,900     Rs. 20,200        Rs. 29,700

        10 pax with tempo traveller    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

      • 12Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri

        Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri
        • d9 Daysn6 Nights
        • lLeh
        • NNNNN7 reviews
        • Sarfaraz
          Supplier
          Sarfaraz

        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

      • 13Women Only Leh Ladakh Tour Package

        Women Only Leh Ladakh Tour Package
        • d8 Daysn7 Nights
        • lLeh
        • NNNNN3 reviews
        • supplier
          Supplier
          Code: 9734324

        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 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 travellers bucket list.


        About the Activity:

        Treat yourself to a seven nights eight days of exoticism and mystery with women only tour to Ladakh, with the special women in your life. 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 of Lamayuru and Liker.

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

         Lose yourself in the hypnotising of the beautiful Pangong Tso and enjoy a memorable sunrise and sunset by the lake. A thrilling camel safari and drive through the highest moterable road in the world, seems just too good to be true!

        Maximum Altitude: Leh, 3,524m  (11,562 ft),

        Temperature Range: 3 to 35 Degrees (Summer) -20 to -35 Degrees (Winter)

      • 148 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package

        8 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package
        • d8 Daysn7 Nights
        • lLeh
        • NNNNN18 reviews
        • supplier
          Supplier
          Code: 4039754

        About the Destination:

        The landscape of Ladakh is marked by high-mountain passes and incredible blue lakes set amidst jagged mountains. Frozen glaciers, gurgling mountain streams and clean long stretches of arid cold land make this magical land one that is full of diversity.

        The allure of Ladakh lies in its Gompas, whitewashed Stupas, and prayer inscribed flags fluttering in the cold and crisp mountain breeze that carries around the sound from the spinning prayer wheels. Smiling faces, lined with age and wisdom give a welcoming greet you at its heavenly doors.

        About the Departure:

        The beauty of Ladakh has to be seen to be believed. Breathe in the clear cold air, and witness the lofty mountain peaks perennially covered in snow. Walk alongside gem like lakes and glacier-fed rivers that happily flow through green farmland.

        Pass by the highest motorable road in the world at Khardung La and sit and marvel at the shores of Pangong Lake, shimmering at a height of 14,500ft. Take a scenic drive to Nubra Valley is exciting and see the neighbouring settlements on a camel safari.

        Snow-clad mountains set against clear azure sky and verdant pastures alternating with snow covered valleys and sand dunes make Ladakh a collage of stunning beauty that simply overwhelms the heart.

        The prices according to the type of room and number of minimum people are as follow:

        NUMBER OF PAX   Standard          Deluxe          Super Deluxe        Luxury            Premium

        Min 02 pax               Rs. 32232         Rs. 33456          Rs. 35892           Rs. 43716         Rs. 50784

        Min 03 Pax               Rs. 25584        Rs. 26892          Rs. 29124            Rs. 36816         Rs. 43152

        Min 04 pax               Rs. 23052        Rs. 24276          Rs. 26712             Rs. 34536        Rs. 29604

        Min 05 Pax               Rs.20904         Rs. 22176          Rs. 24480            Rs. 32232        Rs. 38856

        Min 06 Pax               Rs. 19992        Rs. 21216          Rs. 23652            Rs. 31476        Rs. 38544

        Min 07 Pax               Rs. 21576        Rs. 22824          Rs. 25176           Rs. 32940         Rs. 39696

        Min 08 Pax               Rs. 20808        Rs. 22020          Rs. 24456           Rs. 32280         Rs. 39348

        Min 09 Pax               Rs. 19860        Rs. 21108          Rs. 23472           Rs. 31260         Rs. 38076

        Min 10 Pax               Rs. 19428        Rs. 20640          Rs. 23076           Rs. 30900         Rs. 37968

        Min 11 Pax               Rs. 18780        Rs. 20016          Rs. 22392           Rs. 30180         Rs. 37044

        Min 12 Pax               Rs. 18504        Rs. 19716          Rs. 22152           Rs. 29976         Rs. 36960

        Extra Bed Child        Rs. 9720          Rs. 11160           Rs. 12600            Rs. 20280       Rs. 24336

      • Leh Ladakh Trekking Packages:

      • 15Chadar Trek

        Chadar Trek
        Image Credit : Pradeep Kumbhashi

        Chadar trek is one of the most challenging trek of Indian terrain. Located on the hills of Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, the Chadar Trek passes through the frozen Zanskar River and is a home to umpteen sights along the canyons and ravines of Ladakh. Moreover, it is the only route between the crossroads of Chilling and Zanskar Valley during winter. 

        The Chadar Trek in Ladakh offers a lot of unique experiences to its visitors, which include walking on the frozen Zanskar River, which normally turns into a thick sheet of ice under which flows the water from glaciers, camping in inhospitable conditions like inside the caves. Also, the route of the trek passes through some of the most stunning sceneries, allowing you to behold the hanging icicles, iced peaks amidst the turquoise skies and mesmerizing Tibetan prayer flags.

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      • 16Markha Valley Trek

        Markha Valley Trek
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        Markha Valley Trek is one of the best and most loved treks in Ladakh Tour. It gives you a chance to ascend two of the highest passes in Ladakh, which include Gandala La (4800m) and Kongmaru La (5150m) and allows you to feast your eyes with the stunning beauty of valley from summit. 

        During your trek, you will also visit the alluring Markha Village, which is laced with the green fields and willow trees and snow-capped mountains at the back. Apart from the trek, also, explore various monasteries, palaces and museums during your visit.

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      • 17Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 2017

        Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 2017
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        Go on a Kashmir Great Lakes trek and get enchanted with Kashmir, a celestial land nothing short of a fairy tale. A surreal destination, there are many natural gems tucked away here. One of them is Srinagar, the summer capital of the state known for its refreshing gardens, lakes and houseboats. Another sought after place here is Sonamarg. Meaning the meadow of gold this is where frosty mountains cast against the clear deep blue sky make for a postcard image.

        Pristine and untouched, the lakes over here be it Dal Lake, Vishansar Lake or Gangabal Twin lakes are surreal and a rare sight. Alpine and snow clad mountains, green meadows, rocky terrains, gurgling streams, silver birch and other untouched beauties of Mother Earth make for a varied and complete trekking experience of around 63km.

        Rediscover serenity and uncover what makes Kashmir Great Lakes Trek a trove for adventure and nature enthusiasts seeking a thrilling experience of trekking in India. Kashmir Great Lakes best time to visit is from July to September.

      • 18Stok Kongri Trek

        Stok Kongri Trek
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        The third in the list is Stok Kongri Trek in Ladakh, which towers at the heights of 6,000 m from the mean sea level. Whether you are a newbie or a pro-trekker, the Stok Kangri Trek is for everyone and has a lot of thrills along the way. However, you may face a few challenges during your trek, for example, thinning of air at high altitudes, hence, the first three days are spent for acclimatisation. 

        Also, the route for the trek is always the shortest one, but it is assured that you get the best views and experience during your trek. You get to pass the charming Stok Village along with the sights of glaciers, Zanskar range, Indus Valley, Ladakh Range, and the city of Leh. Moreover, you also cross the Hemis National Park during your trek and if you are lucky enough, you may also get a sight of endangered snow leopards.

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      • 19Lamayuru To Chilling Trek

        Lamayuru To Chilling Trek
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        Lamayuru to Chilling Trek in Ladakh gives you a chance to explore the calmness and beauty of the region, tucked amidst the remote villages of Leh and Ladakh. Situated at the heights of 4950m, the Lamayuru to Chilling Trek will allow you to walk through villages, rivers and snow-covered trails. 

        You will get to see the stunning beauty of the Stok and Karakoram ranges and cross three passes, namely Kongskil La Pass, Dung Dung Chan La Pass, and the Prinkti La Pass, where you can also find some of the rarest species of flora and fauna.

      • 20Snow Leopard Trek

        Snow Leopard Trek

        The Snow Leopard Trek in Ladakh mainly focuses the sighting of the endangered Snow Leopards in the valleys of Leh and Ladakh. Best season to see the snow leopards in Leh and Ladakh is from October to March. Apart from the Hemis National Park, some of the other areas, which are recommended for the snow leopard sighting include the Sham, some areas in western Leh region, for example, Ney Phu, Ule Phu and the hills of Skindyang Village. 

        Not only the snow leopards, there are umpteen other varieties of animals that you get to see during your trek. Some of them include the ‘Himalayan Blue Sheeps,’ known as “Bharal,” Asiatic ibex Skin, red fox, Tibetan wolf, etc. The highest point of Snow Leopard Trek is the Stokla Pass, located at the heights of around 4800 m from the mean sea level.

      • Leh Ladakh Cycling Packages:

      • 21Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017

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        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). 

      • 22Manali to Leh Cycling Trip

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        • Explore the breathtaking Himalayas atop two wheels on this enthralling cycling trip across Manali and Leh.
        • Start your trip from Manali and make your way across 5 passes with a maximum altitude of Khardung La (5602 mts).
        • Pass by Rohtang Pass, Bara Lachha La, Naki La & Lachu lung La and many more. 
        • Cycle through loopy passes, high altitude peaks, cold deserts and breathtaking snow filled landscapes. 
        • Conclude your 11 day tour by arriving at your stunning destination of Leh.

      • Other Leh Ladakh Packages:

      • 23Rafting Packages

        Rafting Packages
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        Ladakh has always been one of the most favorite destinations for rafting in India. Rivers like Indus, Zanskar, Shayok etc. offer variety of rapids, making these perfect places for rafting in Ladakh.  Because of these plethora of options available, anyone with ameature to pro level of experience can come and indulge in this adrenaline pumping activity. 

        Some of the most famous routes for rafting include Phey to Indus via Zanskar, Nimo to Alchi, Upshi to Nimo, Phey to Nimo, Alchi to Khaltsey via Nurla, etc.


      • 24Camping Packages

        Camping Packages
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        Camping in Ladakh amidst the snow-capped mountains and stunning scenery can be one unforgettable experience. There are various famous camping locations in Ladakh, for example, near Pangong Lake in Spangmik Village, Hunder and Sumoor Village in Nubra Valley, Tingmosgang Village in Sham Valley, Mulbek Village in Shargol and many more. 

        While camping, you can witness the outlandish landscapes away from the hustle and bustle of city life, giving you a totally refreshing experience.

      • 25Wildlife Tour Packages of Ladakh

        Wildlife Tour Packages of Ladakh
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        Leh and Ladakh has a good number of wildlife species, which even include some of the endangered species like the Snow Leopard, etc., making it a perfect tourist destination for the wildlife enthusiasts. The wildlife tour packages of Ladakh include the visit to Hemis National Park, Shey Palace and Thiksey. You will definitely get a chance to witness a lot of wild animals like blue sheeps, Tibetan argali, snow leopards, etc. 

        Along with the wildlife explorations, you will also visit various iconic tourist destinations of local Leh city and enjoy a trek on the Stokla pass, located the heights of 4900 m from the mean sea level.

      • 26Monastery Tour of Ladakh

        Monastery Tour of Ladakh
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        Ladakh is the home of some of the world’s oldest and largest monasteries and without visiting these monasteries, your tour to Ladakh is incomplete. Though, almost all the Ladakh tour packages include the visit to all the major monasteries, there are specific packages too, which will take you to the exploration of monasteries only if you want to.

      • 27Honeymoon Tour Packages of Ladakh

        Honeymoon Tour Packages of Ladakh
        The snow-capped mountains, stunning scenery, and pleasant weather. All these qualities do make Leh-Ladakh a paradise and an ideal honeymoon destination for the couples. Known for the calmness and natural beauty, Ladakh is a perfect location to spend the ‘we time’ with your someone special.

        The honeymoon tour packages of Ladakh will include the local sightseeing of Leh town, the visit to Pangong lake and a memorable drive to the highest motorable pass, the Khardung La pass, located at an altitude of 18,380 feet from the mean sea level
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      • 28Family Tour Packages of Ladakh

        Family Tour Packages of Ladakh
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        Ladakh because of its stunning views of Himalayas and all terrain landscapes are a perfect vacation destinations for families. It offers plethora of options for family to indulge in, for example, they can just explore famous monasteries and other iconic tourist destinations and increase your knowledge about the same or they can indulge in various adventurous activities like trekking, rafting, wildlife safari, jeep safari, etc.

      • 29Ladakh With Kashmir Tour Package

        Ladakh With Kashmir Tour Package
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        To make your Ladakh trip more excited, amalgamating it with the Kashmir trip is one of the best options to go for. Exploring the stunning locations of Kashmir like Sonmarg, Gulmarg, etc. and then heading to Leh and exploring its places like Pangong Lake, Khardung La Pass, etc. will be some of the most fabulous days of yours.

      • 30Ladakh Cultural Tour Package

        Ladakh Cultural Tour Package
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        Leh and Ladakh hold a rich history of traditional culture and is a home to some of the oldest and most beautiful monasteries in the world. Without visiting these locations, the tour to Leh and Ladakh is incomplete. There are umpteen cultural Ladakh Tour packages, which will allow you to experience the rich and authentic culture of Leh and Ladakh. 

        The majority of these cultural Ladakh packages include the visit of sightseeing in Leh along with the Shanti Stupa, visit to Pangong Lake, visit to Pather Sahib, which is a Sikh religious site, Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world, visit to Leh palaces, monasteries and Shey Palace.

      • Must Visit Places in Ladakh

      • 31Pangong Lake

        Pangong Lake
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        Situated at a height of about 14,270 ft above mean sea level and 134 km long in length and 5 km wide, the Pangong Lake has its foot spread from India to China with only 40 percent of the part in India. 

        The lake is around 6 hours drive from Leh and the majority of Ladakh tour packages include the Pangong Lake visit. While travelling to Pangong Lake from Leh, you will cross the Chang La, located at a height of 17,000 feet and is also the highest motorable road in the world.

        After reaching to the Pangong Lake, you will get overwhelmed with the infatuating beauty of the lake where the shadow of the majestic white glistening peaks falls in the crystal clear water, and the tranquil environment all around allows you to lose yourself in the surroundings.

      • 32Tso Moriri Lake

        Tso Moriri Lake
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        The drive to Tso Moriri Lake is of 7 hours from the Leh and is located at an altitude of around 15,000 ft above mean sea level. While travelling to Tso Moriri Lake, the Indus river flows alongside for a few kilometers, which is joined by numerous other small mountain streams. 

        All these rivers and streams make the valley green and help the locals in their survival by providing help in cultivation of vegetables, fruit orchards, wheat, etc. Also, on the way, you can even witness various flowering plants and a few beautiful monasteries and their prayer flags and prayer wheels.

        Chumathang, a hot spring located on the way to Tso Moriri Lake, is a freshwater lake, which is a favorite place for a good number of bird species and is one of the major attractions in Ladakh. 

        You can even get a chance behold the flock of Pashmina sheep calmly grazing in the valleys. There are several tent camps and guest houses near the Tso Moriri Lake, allowing you to stay overnight at Tso Moriri lake, offering you a marvellous view of the valley. Overnight stay at Tso Moriri lake can be booked through various Ladakh tour packages available.

      • 33Royal Leh Palace

        Royal Leh Palace
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        Constructed in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal, the Royal Leh Palace is a nine-storey tall structure. Once you are at the roof of the palace, you get to witness the beautiful panoramic view of the whole Leh town, along with the Indus Valley, Stok Kangri in the mountain ranges of Zanskar and the Ladakh mountain ranges. The palace also has a museum, which contains a huge collection of jewelleries, Thangkas, ornaments, ceremonial crowns and dresses.


      • 34Magnetic Hill

        Magnetic Hill

        It is a must visit attraction while you are visiting Ladakh and the majority of Ladakh packages include Magnetic Hill in their ‘to-visit’ list. The Magnetic Hill is located at a distance of 30 km from Leh on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik National Highway with an altitude of around 14,000 ft. 

        The hills display a gravity-defying phenomenon and can pull the vehicle, without their engine running, on the steep hill, and hence, it is also known as the ‘Gravity Hill.’ Because of this phenomenon, all the helicopters and aeroplanes have a strict instructions to avoid the magnetic zone on the hill.

      • 35Nubra Valley

        Nubra Valley
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        Also known as the ‘Valley of Flowers,’ the Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 150 km to the north of Leh at an altitude of 10,000 ft. While traveling to Nubra Valley from Leh, you get the chance to cross Khardung La pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world located at the height of 18,380 ft from the mean sea level. 

        Diskit village is the main village in Nubra valley, where you can stay overnight in the guest houses or low budget hotels. You can even get a chance to witness the Bactarian camels during your visit to Nubra valley.

      • 36Shanti Stupa

        Shanti Stupa
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        If you are not in mood to travel far from Leh but still wants to visit some beautiful place, Shanti Stupa is the place to go for. Located just at a distance of 5 KM on the Changspa hill at a height of about 4267 m, Shanti Stupa gives you a panoramic view of the whole Leh town with the snow-capped mountains at distant.

        Especially, the sunrise and sunset from the Shanti Stupa are truly mesmerizing.


      • 37Khardung La

        Khardung La
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        Khardung La is the highest motorable road in the world, which is managed by the Border Road Organization and located at an altitude of 18,380 ft. While travelling from Leh to Nubra Valley, you pass through Khardung La and is about 40 km far from Leh. 

        Not everyone can visit the Nubra valley and the Khardung La pass as it requires a special permit. Commissioned in the year 1973, the Khardung La pass experiences extremely cold winters with the temperature reaching up to -40 degrees celsius and completely covered with snow.

      • 38Lamayuru Monastery

        Lamayuru Monastery
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        Lamayuru Monastery is the oldest monastery in Ladakh and is located at a distance of 127 km from Leh on the Leh - Srinagar highway at an altitude of 3510 meters. Lamayuru monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, offering the panoramic views of the serene brown mountains and green vegetation of the valley.

      • 39Alchi Monastery

        Alchi Monastery

        Alchi monastery is yet another beautiful monastery located on the banks of Indus river. The monastery is 70 km from Leh on the Leh-Kargil road at an altitude of 10,200 ft. The most unique thing with monastery is that, it is the only monastery in the whole Leh-Ladakh region, which is located on the flat grounds. 

        The monastery has beautiful wall paintings from the eleventh or twelfth centuries, which are well-preserved and have the Indian touch in them. If you want to stay overnight in Alchi Monastery, there are various guesthouses available with basic amenities.

      • 40Namgyal Monastery

        Namgyal Monastery
        There is another monastery which is a must see for you in Ladakh. On your leh ladakh trip plan your visit to this monastery will be quite an adventure for you. It was 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.
      • 41Sangam Point

        Sangam Point
        The name itself gives you the idea of this place. If you are taking a road to Ladakh then this is another amazing spot which is a must see for you. 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. 

        On your leh ladakh trip plan this will be another best place to visit. The two rivers meet at this point and then flows to Pakistan. The conevergence 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. 
      • 42Diskit Monastry

        Diskit Monastry

        There is another monastery which is a must visit for you on your delhi to ladakh trip. Within the Nubra region of Ladakh, Diskit is arranged at an elevation of 3142 meters above ocean level, and lies 15 km north-west off the Khalsar-Panamik course, at the edge of the abandon in Shyok valley. Diskit is well known for its fourteenth century monastery, which is accepted to be the biggest and most seasoned cloister in Nubra valley. 

        This monastery can be reached from Diskit town through a rough and dusty street that crosses a stream amidst the town. The monastery has a place with Gelugpa arrange or the Yellow Hat order of Tibetan Buddhsim.

      • 43Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

        Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
        This time on your trip from Delhi to Ladakh there is another place which is a must visit for you. 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.
      • 44Hall of Fame

        Hall of Fame

        You might have definitely heard about this place while on your Leh Ladakh road trip. This is another place which falls in the Ladakh map. This place is a must see on your Leh ladakh trip plan. The Hall of Fame, situated close to the Leh Airfiled, is an exhibition hall developed and kept up by the Indian Army in the memory of the warriors who had lost their lives amid the Indo-Pak wars. 

        It is additionally named as a remembrance for the war saints. This building comprises of two stories. There are relics of different wars for the most part Kargil war, like the weapons utilized amid the war and some imperative archives, identified with the same.

      • 45Hemis Monastery

        Hemis Monastery
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        Located on the western banks of Indus river and surrounded by the astounding mountain scenery, Hemis Monastery is one of the biggest and richest monasteries of Ladakh, making it a must visit attraction for the visitors. The Hemis Monastery has a lot to offer, from the breathtaking copper-gilt statue of Lord Buddha to the beautiful stupas made of gold and silver to the sacred thankas and many more.

        Moreover, above the monastery, an enchanting 3 km walk on the side of mountains will take you the sacred hermitage, which was founded by the great Gyalwa Kotsang. If you are willing to attend the early morning prayers in the monastery, an overnight stay in Hemis is highly recommended.
      • Things to do in Ladakh

      • 46River Rafting

        River Rafting

        If you are in search of some thrilling and adventurous activity in Ladakh, river rafting in the Indus, Zanskar rivers are here to pump the adrenaline in you. The powerful and fast currents of Indus river will take your rafts with great speeds, hitting it against the rocks amidst the various rapids in the river and making it one unforgettable adventurous experience for you.

      • 47Yak Safari

        Yak Safari

        An experience you would cherish forever is the Yak Safari in Ladakh. Distinctive to Ladakh, the Yak safari will allow you to stroll around the beautiful lakes, gurgling streams, glacial valleys and the majestic snow peaks while you are seated atop a yak and providing you with the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan valley. 

        The Yaks in Leh and Ladakh are considered to be extremely useful animals and hence, they are being domesticated by the locals for thousands of years and are used for various purposes.

      • 48Camel Safari

        Camel Safari
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        Among umpteen adventurous activities in Ladakh, the one which is liked by both the national and international visitors is the Camel Safari. The adventure of Camel safari in Ladakh takes place in the beautiful Nubra valley and can be experienced by the visitors during the months of July, August, and September.

        It starts from the Hundar village and ends at Panamik village, passing through Diskit, which is also the capital town of Nubra valley.

      • 49Shopping at Leh Market

        Shopping at Leh Market
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        If you are a shopaholic, markets of Leh is a must visit place for you to take back some of the most amazing memories in the form of souvenir. From the varieties of Pashmina shawls, stoles, locally made woolen socks, caps, sweaters and gloves to the umpteen kind of souvenirs, everything is available in the Leh markets.

        Also, Ladakh is a favorable places for the growth apricots, making yet another popular gift for you to take back as a souvenir.

      • 50Attend Festivals of Ladakh

        Attend Festivals of Ladakh
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        If you want to experience the real Ladakh and its authentic and traditional culture, there can be no better time to visit Ladakh then in the festive season. During this time, the whole Ladakh glitters with enthusiasm and the surroundings come alive and people from various corners gather at one place. The festive season starts from the month of May and continues till December.

        Various famous festivals are being celebrated during this time, which include Saka Dawa, Sindhu Darshan, Yuru Kabgyat, Hemis, Stongday Gustor, Karsha Gustor, Ladakh festival, Deskit Gustor, Thiksey Gustor, Chemday Wangchok, and the Galdan Namchot Festival.


      Attractions

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      Pangong Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Nubra Valley

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

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

      Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

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      Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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      Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Shanti Stupa

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

      History

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

      Structure of the stupa

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

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

      Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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      Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Chadar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Markha Valley Trek

      Adventure lovers always had an affection to Markha Valley and still it fulfills the dreams of a trekker or adventure seeker with the unrivalled collection of natural spectacle. Long day trekking tours are offered by a lot of tour providers all over India which promise a journey through the most scenic locations and villages. The awesomely exciting feature of this trek is that it will let the trekker cross two high altitude passes in Ladakh; Gandala La at 4980 meters and Kongmaru La at 5276 meters.

       Being one of the diverse treks in Ladakh region, Markha Valley trek offers a lot of adventurous moments throughout. The barren land of Ladakh and the Buddhist temples found throughout the journey make the trek special. The route winds past the Ladakhi villages and it goes to Hemis National Park where the chances to spot some rare wildlife species are comparably high. The nomadic groups of people will be a unique picture to keep in heart. The symbols of Buddhism like ‘chortens’, stupas, multi colored prayer flags and numerous monasteries narrate the story of Buddhist culture embraced Markha centuries ago. Another interesting fact heard about Markha Valley trek is that it is also called ‘tea house trek’ due to the accommodation provided in parachute tents in most of the villages during the tour.

      Maximum altitude: 15000 feet is the maximum altitude the trek will cover.

      Location: In most of the cases, the trek starts from Leh. The trail usually goes through Chilling, Skyu and then to Markha. From Markha it would take the trekker to reach Hankar and Nimaling and finally return to Leh. The ideal trekking distance is 75 kms and it would be graded as difficult.

      Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August, September and October are recommended as the best time to do Markha Valley trek.

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      Stok Kongri Trek

      Stok Kangri, Ladakh is one of the most popular places for high altitude trekking in India. Although the beauty of Ladakh draws in innumerable tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world, the Stok Kangri trek isn’t really suited for anyone and everyone.

      It is advisable that only experienced trekkers set out on this expedition as the climatic and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers. Nonetheless, Stok Kangri is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is for this reason that the Stok Kangri trek forms an inevitable experience while trekking in India.

      The trek begins from Leh, which is noted for its natural beauty as well as the warm and hospitable people. During the first couple of days of the trek, you can move around Leh, go sightseeing and get acclimatized to the weather of the region. These couple of days will prepare you for the trek ahead. You will next be taken to Chang Ma via Stok Village by road.

      The journey from Leh to Stok Village takes you to witness the amiable yet fictional setting which includes lush greenery, glistening snow peaks and scenic splendor of the region in this stretch. On reaching Chang Ma, you reach a snow covered region and begin trekking. You will need to climb on for about three hours. From here you will head on to Manokorma, which is at an elevation of 14200 feet.

      During the trek, you will be able to view some very beautiful peaks such as the Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, etc. The base camp of the trek is at an elevation of 16, 300 feet. From here, the journey continues till you reach the Stok Kangri. The rewarding scenery from the top is what draws trekkers from all over the world to high altitude trekking in India. The trek back to Leh is a bit arduous and you may need to be careful while climbing down the mountainous terrain.

      Best Season: June - October

      Difficulty Level: Medium

      Max. Elevation: 5000 m

      Number of Days: Maximum 10 days of trek can be done here