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  • Majestic in its scope and fascinating in the depth and variety of its experiences, Ladakh is one of the best places to visit in the world. High passes make up the region, sheer cliffs stand in stern starkness, gorgeous lakes shimmer invitingly from all corners, long empty roads beckon invitingly, and an atmosphere of peace and purity fills the air. There are many beautiful places to visit in Ladakh; places of such grandeur and subtlety that they make you marvel at the power of the natural creative process that went into forming them. Both natural and man-made marvels enrich the landscape of Ladakh, making a trip to the region a fantastic adventure which will leave you with grand memories

    There are many things to do in Ladakh. The couple of days required to acclimatize in Ladakh can be spent profitably enjoying the sites in and around Leh, from the various monasteries that glorify the region to the palaces and museums that add to its cultural depth. There are many phenomenal natural sights and sounds that you can enjoy in Ladakh, from the Nubra Valley to the Magnetic Hill to Tso Moriri. All these places add to the depth of your experience in the region and get you ready to enjoy the higher altitudes with ease. Once you are ready to visit the higher altitudes of ladakh, you can enjoy visits to places like Pangong Tso, Khardung La, Marsmik La, Hemis National Park and other grand landscapes that make up Ladakh. And just as there are many activities to do in Ladakh, so are there many ways to enjoy these things. You can go motorbiking or bicycling in Ladakh or indulge in a jeep safari or camel ride. You can also undertake one of the adventurous treks that enrich Ladakh. The options are many and varied, and the thrills you get out of them will be endless.

    With so many places to see and things to do your trip to Ladakh promises to be full of excitement and variety. The chance to visit Ladakh is a great blessing, so enjoy it thoroughly.  

  • Must Visit Places in Ladakh

  • 01Pangong Lake

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

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


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  • 03Royal Leh Palace

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

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

  • 04Magnetic Hill

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

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


    if you are an adventure junky or someone who travels with their whole pack for the experience, Ladakh has something for everyone and it never breaks anyone’s expectations

  • 05Tso Moriri

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

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

  • 06Zanskar 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.
  • 07Nubra Valley

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

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

  • 08Shanti Stupa

    Shanti Stupa
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    The Shanti Stupa constructed by a Japanese is very near to the town of Leh and is set on a steep hilltop. Being at a height of about 4267 metres the place affords a magnificent panoramic view of Leh and the snow-clad mountains. The sunrise and sunset are worth-seeing from this Stupa. There is also a Buddhist temple with the Shanti Stupa, the Dalai Lama had inaugurated this temple in 1991.
  • 09Kargil (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.

  • 10Khardung La

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

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

  • 11Lamayuru 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.

  • 12Alchi Monastery

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

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

  • 13Shey Monastery

    Shey Monastery

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

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

  • 14Diskit Monastery

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

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

  • 15Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

    There is another attraction in Ladakh which you should visit during your Leh Ladakh trip. 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.

  • 16Sangam Point

    This is one of the most famous spots in Leh and also a favourite 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.
  • 17Spituk 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. 

  • 18Namgyal Monastery

    There is another monastery which is a must visit for you in your Ladakh Sightseeing Tour. 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.
  • 19Hemis 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 Hemis 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.
  • 20Tso Kar Lake

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

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

  • 21Visit to Drass valley

    Image Credit : Kamaljith KV

    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.

  • 22Visit to Donkey sanctuary

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

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

  • 23Leh 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.
  • 24Hemis 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 attraction is the beautiful Hemis National Park is located close to the monastery and is home to the several endangered and rare aniumals such as Snow leopards.

  • 25Visit to the Hall of Fame

    Image Credit : Pranav Bhasin

    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 Ladakh region with the temperature hovering between -300 C to -500 C it is difficult to strike a fire. This is also the reason why there were so many deaths of our heroic soldiers during the Siachen war.

  • 26Thiksey Monastery

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

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

  • Things to Do in Ladakh

  • 27Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2019

    Chadar Trek - Frozen River Zanskar Trek - 2019
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    Quick Facts:
    Temperature: -5 to -15 degrees (during the day) and -20 to -30 degrees (during the night)
    Trekking Distance:  62 km
    Maximum Altitude: 11,123ft
    Difficulty Level: Difficult 
    Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh

    Highlights of Chadar Trek:

    - Ladakh has always captivated visitors with its magical charm and beauty. Be it the picturesque mountain peaks, azure lakes or the challenging trekking trails, this scenic valley is known for all. While during the summers, the region adorns the most vibrant colors of nature, during the winters it is embraced with heavy snowfalls that cut off the entire region from the rest of the world.

    - Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. 

    - Popularly known as the 'Chadar Trek' due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world. 

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


    About the Destination:

    Ladakh is the home to numerous natural wonders, but the most precious gift bestowed upon this magical land is the Chadar Trek. The ultimate thrill of walking upon the frozen waters of Zanskar River in extremely low temperatures sets this trek apart in the list of extreme adventures. Adding grace to the beauty of Ladakh with its unique adventure experience, the Chadar Trek 2019 has the kind of charm that is second to no other adventure.

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

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

    About the Chadar Trek:

    Chadar Trek takes the element of trekking and adds its own element of extreme adventure in the form of walking on a thick sheet of ice. The river Zanskar freezes over in the months of winters in Ladakh, creates a kind of sheet of ice on it, hence the name “Chadar”. After arrival in Leh, you will be visiting the market of Leh for some shopping before getting checked by the government officials on your fitness for the rather challenging trek in the Himalayas. The adventure of Chadar Trek 2019 is planned in such a way that you will be covering a distance of almost 65 kilometers by trekking. 

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

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

    Tips for Chadar Trek:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Do's and Don'ts On Chadar Trek

    Do’s of Chadar Trek

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


    Don'ts of Chadar Trek
    Since you will be trekking in an eco-friendly zone, make sure you do not litter the vicinity and carry your leftovers back.
    Flowy and frilly clothing might hinder your movement. It is better to avoid such type of clothing.
    - Do not rely on sports or casual shoes as they might compromise grip on the snowy surface.
    The wonderful waterfalls should not be contaminated by the use of shampoos and soaps. Thus one should avoid using them. The local habitat tribes use this water for drinking purpose so one should keep it as clean as one expects its drinking water to be.
    When meeting monks or other locals on the way, pinpointing is not advisable as they make take offense.
    - Respect the serenity of the shrines and thus one should never disturb the monks or prayers in the monasteries on the route.
    Avoid heavy meals during the trek as it leads to tiredness.
    Avoid: Denim or jeans clothing, Soda and alcoholic beverages, Plastics of all kind, and Tobacco
  • 28Trek to Markha Valley

    Trek to Markha Valley
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    Fixed departures in June, July, August, and September
    • Embark on this amazing and adventurous trip to Markha Valley in Leh and Ladakh region.
    • Arrive in Leh on your first day and explore the town and its beautiful tourist locations and get acclimatized.
    • On the second day, get a transfer to the road head from Leh, from where your trek will start and then reach Yurutse via Zinchen which will take around 3 hours of trekking.
    • Third day will be the longest trekking day of the tour, starting from Yurutse to Skiu via Ganda, which will be of 25 km and take 7-8 hours to complete. 
    • The next day you will continue your trek from Skiu to Markha, which will be around 20 km taking around 6 hours.
    • Fifth day will take you from Markha to Thochuntse amdist the majestic Himalayas covered with snow, which will take around 6 hours and is a distance of 13 km.
    • Sixth day is a short trek of 6 to 7 km but as it is ascent, it will take around 3 to 4 hours from Thochuntse to Nimaling.
    • On your seventh day, you will trek from Nimaling to Shang Sumdo, a trek of around 18 km and aftermath proceed to Leh via the Gongmaru La pass.
    • Eight day will be your last day of the tour and you will depart from Leh.
  • 29Cycling

    Cycling
    Image Credit : Henrik Johansson
    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.
    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018

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  • 30Motor Biking

    Motor Biking
    Motor Biking expeditions in Ladakh are getting more recognition these days, and hence it is included in our Ladakh travel guide. While going from Manali you will be crossing Rohtang pass, Darcha, Tang lang La and Baralach La crossing which are in the Leh valley with the Indus river flowing majestically. You can also stretch your expedition to Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world, Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake and other sites. On the way you will enjoy the ever-changing panorama and the climate.

    Leh Ladakh to Manali Bike Trip Package 2018

    Leh Ladakh to Manali Bike Trip Package 2018

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  • 31Spot 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.

  • 32Indus 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.

  • 33Go 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.

  • 34Go 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.
  • 35Shop at the Leh Market

    Image Credit : Saad Faruque - Flickr

    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.

  • 36Skiing

    Skiing
    Image Credit : Wikipedia

    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.

  • 37Hangout 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

  • 38Hemis Festival

    Hemis Festival
    Image Credit : Rajkumar1220- Flickr

    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.

  • 39Losar Festival

    Losar Festival
    Image Credit : Wikipedia

    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.

  • 40Monastery Festival

    Image Credit : Wikipedia

    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.

  • 41Ladakh 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

  • 42Copper Samovars

    Image Credit : Jay Shaw- Flickr

    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.

  • 43Prayer Wheel

    Prayer Wheel
    Image Credit : Craig and Cathy - Flickr

    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.

  • 44Pashmina

    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.
  • 45Relics of Buddhists

    Relics of Buddhists
    Image Credit : Wikipedia
    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.
  • Questions Asked Before Booking Ladakh Packages

  • 46FAQ'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 choose between Manali and Srinagar. From Manali, you can rent a bike or jeep and the 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 remain 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 Pangong and Nubra which is a mixture of both roads and off-road. Also, you will find sections of asphalt and areas with huge stones in the way.  The best part is that 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 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 you see theoretically it will be a yes and practically it will no. For reaching Nubra valley you will be passing through Khardungla, the highest motorable road in the world. And it’s not a good idea to pass such a high altitude twice. As Nubra Valley is known for its beauty and the magnificence, spend some time enjoying the serenity of this region.

     

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

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

     

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

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

     

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

     

    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?

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


    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 Ladakh 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 the 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 woollen clothes. Rain and snowfall can take place in June and July and therefore windcheaters and raincoats are good. If you are into trekking, a pair of waterproof shoes 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

  • 47Backpacking Leh Ladakh Tour Package with Camping at Nubra Valley

    Backpacking Leh Ladakh Tour Package with Camping at Nubra Valley
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      Code: 8557485

    Departure Dates

    April 28  May 11  June 15 July 14 August 15September 1

    Group size- 12

    About the Destination:

    Ladakh, the dream destination for many has been luring its admirers from every corner of the world and for a long time now. This time head out on this 6 Days and 5 Nights Leh Ladakh local sightseeing group tour and get a chance to come close to the ethereal beauty of Ladakh. Blessed with the beauty of the mountains, valleys, and monasteries, this region is considered synonymous with heaven

    Ladakh will not only bring you close to heavens, it will also make you feel heavenly. The monasteries, markets, palaces and high mountain passes are some of the things that you will not find anywhere else in the world, all of them set in such unparalleled sceneries. It is always a delight to see some of nature's and man's wonders, all of which you will have no shortage of in Ladakh, be it Pangong and Nubra Valley, or Diskit and Thiksey Monasteries.

    About the Tour:

    -Head out for an amazing tour of the breathtaking Ladakh in this 6 Days Leh Ladakh sightseeing group tour package and explore the beauty of this region.
    -Also called the ‘Land of High Passes’, it is known for its soaring mountains, pristine valleys, and a vibrant cultural life. 
    -Marvel at the sight of the awe-inspiring natural beauty that it is breathed and blessed by the Gods themselves.
    -Visit some of the places like Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake.
    -Also, visit some other places like Deskit Monastery and explore the Leh markets.
    -Conclude your tour after 6 days and head back home with lots of memories.

    *Note- This tour can be customized as a private tour. For answering your queries for the same, you can get in touch with us over mail

  • 486 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package

    6 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package
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      Code: 8557485

    About the Destination:

    The names Leh and Ladakh often bring forth to the imagination a land that is still untouched by the hand of commercialisation and urban culture. 6 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package gives you that perfect adventure outing that you have been waiting for. Nestled within the protective covers of the Himalayas and adorned with magnificent landscapes, Leh-Ladakh is a belt that must be explored!

    Leh is a comprehensive town jotted with a number of religious and aesthetic attractions. Nature has been kind to the Nubra Valley and the Pangong Lake. The former seems like a carpet of exotic flowers while the latter is a sight to behold in all its glory. The Khardungla Pass and Chang La Pass offer panoramic views of such beauty and mystique that they have thus far, only been imagined!

    About the Tour:

    -Get ready to taste the adventure in Ladakh with this thrilling 6 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package.
    -Start your tour after arriving at Leh and meet the tour representative, they will transfer you to your hotel.
    -Ride along the exotic routes with diverse landscapes, always make for a dream journey that is unmatchable and unique its own ways.
    -Enjoy the thrill of riding at otherwise unimaginable heights. Imagine looking down and staring into a deep gorge on one side and being flanked by massive mountain ranges on the other!
    -Be amazed by natural blessings like the Lamayuru or Moonland, Pangong Lake and the Khardung La Pass.
    -Learn of the region’s history and religion with visits to prominent monasteries and temples.
    -Interact with the locals to acquaint yourself with the local lifestyle and culture.
    -Conclude this tour after 6 days and head back home with lots of memories.
  • 49Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2018

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2018
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    • lLeh
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    Departure Dates 

    June 9,14,15,21,22,29  July 6,10,13,20,28 August 3,10,17,24,31 September 7

    Price Variants

    Self Drive (own bike & fuel): INR 30800 per person
    Double Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 38800 per person
    Single Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 47800 per person

    Group Size- 18 to 20 Participants/ 10 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups

    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 utterly beautiful and has inspired many love affairs and art pieces!

    Decorating the crown of the subcontinent of India, literally, the landscapes of this area are richly embellished with sights of every kind imaginable.

    The Northern frontier of India has always been home to a rich and prosperous culture. Navigate the toughest passes on a trip of Manali to Leh on the bike, the empty stretches of highways and rock-strewn pathways in the mountains all of which reward you with gorgeous vistas that make the ride worthwhile!

    About the trip

    • The trip starts with you boarding your bus from Delhi for Manali, where you will meet your bikes for the Manali to Leh bike trip
    • You will take a test ride to Solang valley and will leave with your bikes for Leh the very next day.
    • Crossing Rohtang pass, Jispa and Sarchu, you will arrive in Leh
    • You will pay visits to the Sham Valley, Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso, before returning to Manali via Upshi and Jispa
    • These 12 days will leave you in awe of the beauty of this place and will keep you coming back for more
  • 50Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake

    Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake
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      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
    • 51Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar

      Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar
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      Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Video

      Fixed Departure Dates:
      June 7 July 28, 26 August 20 

      Price Variants:
      Variant 1:  Self Drive (own bike & fuel): INR 38000/- per person
      Variant 2: Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 46000/- per person
      Variant 3: Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 56000/- per person

      Group Size: 18 to 20 Participants/ 10 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups.

      About the Destination

      Ladakh, the jewel in the crown of Jammu and Kashmir, is blessed with the fascinating Himalayan Range. Embraced with the captivating beauty of the scenic meadows, rivers, cold deserts and enchanting trails, the region boasts of being an adventure hub in the country.

      Be it for the trekkers, bikers, skiers or any other adventure sports, Ladakh is one hotspot for all! In addition, the option to explore the stunning beauty and appeal of the region through Ladakh bike trip always add an extra amount of fun and excitement to a tour to this ‘Land of High Passes’.

      About the Trip

      This bike trip to Leh-Ladakh from Delhi will take you to Ladakh, Srinagar, and Manali. Over the course of your bike trip to Ladakh, you will be introduced to various challenges, extremely uneven routes, narrow passes and much more! This apart, you can also expect to make stops and ride through fascinating landmarks like Khardung-La, the highest pass in the world, Tanglang La (17,600ft), Lachulung La (16,680ft), BaralachaLa (16500ft), the beautiful Zojila Pass as well as Pangong Lake.

    • 52Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018

      Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018
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      About the Destination

      Ladakh is the emergent favorite of travelers, not just from India, but from the entire world. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides, the beauty of this place is unparalleled, and you will agree to that as soon as you set foot here. And despite being so far off and on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, Ladakh is very well connected, especially the capital city of Leh. Apart from the main airport in the capital, you can arrive in Ladakh via road too, with highways coming in from Srinagar and from Manali, the latter being one of the most beautiful highways in the country.

      And this is another reason why Ladakh is a favorite of adventure junkies. You can ride a bike till here, or can even cycle up to this beautiful land of Leh, some 11,400ft above sea level.

      About the Trip

      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 standing at 5328m before entering Leh. 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). 

    • 53Manali to Leh Jeep Safari

      Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
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      • NNNNN29 ratings
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        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.   

    • 54Leh 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 Leh 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

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    • 55Ladakh 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.

    • 568 Day Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri

      8 Day Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri
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      About the Destination
      Ladakh sits on the claim of the most coveted Himalayan destination with no one coming anywhere close to stealing its fame. Lying on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, Ladakh is a semi-arid region, surrounded by snowcapped mountains on all sides that follow you everywhere you go. With some of the most unusual sights in the area, Ladakh can surely be said to be a gifted region. Almost a cold desert, the major cities are somewhat of an oasis and have been in existence for a very long time and stand tall with a vivid history. But foremost of everything, Ladakh has emerged out as a prime adventure location for many road-trippers and backpackers of the country, and from overseas as well.
      About the trip
      • The trip begins with your arrival at Leh airport
      • You will be visiting the local sights of the city as well as the attractions of the Sham Valley
      • The highlights there are the mysterious Magnetic hill and the beautiful confluence of the rivers Zanskar and Indus
      • The trip also takes you to the famous Nubra valley and the famous Pangong Tso Lake
      • From Pangong, you will be driving to the Tso Moriri, which is a beautiful Lake and a breeding ground for many migratory birds
      • You will also be staying in camps at various locations, the best part about which is the unending views of stars and galaxies in the clear nights
      • Enjoy this tour of 8 days and cherish it forever
      *Note- The tour pricing is for a group of 6 people. For queries on pricing for 2 or more people, feel free to get in touch with Thrillophilia
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    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

    To see the pure, rugged face of nature, One must visit Ladkah once in their lifetime.

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    Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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    Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Shanti Stupa

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

    History

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

    Structure of the stupa

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

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

    Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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    Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Chadar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Hemis Monastery

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

    History

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

    Structure of the monastery

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

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

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

    Entry fee: INR 100

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


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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

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    Stok Kangri 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 splendour 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

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