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  • Leh in Ladakh is the epitome of scenic beauty. Once you are here, there’s no other place on earth (at least in India) which could be compared to the bliss one can experience in Leh. Topographically Leh is covered with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram. And to add icing to the cake, 3 rivers, the Shyok, the Indus and the Zanskar flow between these ranges. 

    Extensively jagged with colourful fluttering flags, dramatic mountains and unforgettable landscapes, Leh is a treat to one’s eyes. 

    So, do you wanna splash out, soothe your soul, ease up your mind, drink the wild beauty, envisage yourself in the enchanting valley or have some time rambling alone or even with your quad? Then here’s the list of places to visit in Leh. Enjoy the mesmerizing view from the top of the Khardungla Pass, defy the gravity at the magnetic hill, feel the peace at Shanti Stupa, try to breathe out at the Dras Valley, pray for the war heroes at Kargil, and do many more such amazing things wandering at the hypnotizing sites in Leh, Ladakh.

    The enticing landscape shouts hard at you to have a magical voyage, thereby compelling you to experience some of the best things to do in Leh. Be it the camping in the lap of Himalayas, or experiencing an adrenaline rush with some trekking, or going on a jeep safari with your gang, or feeling the uneven terrain while on a Caravan or having a mind-boggling river rafting experience or even as simple as cycling (try it out and rate the difficulty level yourself). Whatever activity you choose, it’s definitely gonna leave you captivated for your entire life. 

    Not only adventure sports, Leh is filled with zest even if you do nothing, but just sit at one place and enjoy the calmness of the river flowing or the birds chirping. One can have the best days of their life on a trip to Leh.

    So you had enough of reading, now we’ll not let you keep waiting. Here the list of all the amazing things that could be a part of your next trip to Leh.


  • Places to Visit in Leh

  • 01Pangong Lake

    Image Credit : _paVan_- Flickr

    Pangong lake is one of the most popular places to visit in Leh and is located just 160 kilometers away from Ladakh. The drive to Pangong lake is an exciting experience offering scenic views. It is a beautiful lake with crystal blue waters blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year.

    Enjoy the solitude near the placid waters of this magnificent lake and take out your cameras to capture the picturesque view of this wonderful place. Black necked Siberian can be spotted near the Mahe marshes, the only breeding place for these rare migratory birds.

  • 02Magnetic Hill

    Image Credit : Rohit Ganda- flickr
    Magnetic Hill famously known as the “Gravity Hill”, located near Leh in Ladakh gives you an experience of a lifetime. The hill discombobulates with its optical illusion, hence making you question the very existence of gravity. 
    There are different notions as to why it is called the Magnetic Hill or the Gravity Hill. Some believe that the magnetic force in the area is so strong that it can pull cars uphill. In fact, Border Roads Organization (BRO) has even made boxes with paints on the roads to actually make the visitors feel the magic.
    While others believe that there once lied a pathway that led to the heaven. Whatever the notion may be, the magnetic hill is worth a visit if you’re in Leh.
  • 03Nubra Valley

    Image Credit : Chinchu2- Flickr

    Trekking on the rocky, colossal trails of this valley is a truly exciting experience as it is situated near the banks of the pure nubra river.

    The valley is named as “the valley of flowers” and it has some of the most beautiful, vibrant and colourful flowers set amidst lush green landscape. This place is popular because of its serene and tranquil ambience.

  • 04Tso Moriri Lake

    Image Credit : Prabhi B Doss- Flickr
    If you want to get a jaw-dropping experience, pack your bag and plan for a weekend trip to Tso Moriri Lake. An absolutely stunning and pristine lake with beautiful mountains, sunshine, and cool winds offering a spectacular view is one of the wonderful places to visit in Leh.
    Tso Moriri Lake is the sister counterpart to the Tso Pangong Lake. Measuring about 28 km in length and about 100 feet in depth, the Tso Moriri Lake is located inside the Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to nomadic herders of goats, yaks and cows. It stays mostly frozen from January to March.
    The lake provides an eye soothing experience with an intense peace of mind and soul along with an enchanting Cockaigne.
  • 05Lamayuru Monastery

    Image Credit : Martin Sojka- Flickr

    It is the most ancient, royal and interesting located at a distance of 125 kilometers from leh. It is picturesquely enveloped by the rugged, dusty mountains and is beautifully carved out of the badland area.

    It comes in your way when you move towards Kargil from Leh. Drive on the road towards Lamayuru is an excellent way to explore the scenic snow capped mountains of the region. Tso Moriri is one of the must see places to visit in Leh.

  • 06Diskit Gompa

    Image Credit : Pradeep Kumbashi- Flickr
    If you are someone keenly interested in digging deep into the history, then it is a perfect destination to upgrade your knowledge. Diskit Gompa also known as Dikshit Monastery is the largest and the oldest surviving monastery (gompa) in the Nubra Valley of Leh in North India. Standing on the top of a hill right above the floodplains of the Shyok River, the Gompa enthrals you with its enchanting beauty.
    Founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, in the 14th century, the monastery has a statue of Cho Rinpoche which in the layman language gets translated to “Crowned Buddha”. The monastery administration in association with an NGO “Tibet Support Group” also runs a school for Tibetan children of the region.
  • 07Shanti Stupa

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    In this world, much in need of peace, the white, beautiful and serene Shanti Stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir provides a fabulous, unobstructed view. This white beauty amidst the snow lets you experience a moment of breathlessness. Situated at a height of 4267 metres, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the Stupa is at a distance of about 5 km from the Leh City. 

    It was built by the Japanese monks to promote world peace and also to celebrate the 2500 years of Buddhism. Therefore if you wish to experience peace amidst all the noise, among the places to visit in Leh, there’s no one better than Shanti Stupa. It is a combo of serenity, peacefulness and exotic views.


  • 08Shey Monastery

    Shey Monastery
    Shey monastery is famous because of the magnificent metal statue of Buddha and one of the places to visit in leh , the second largest statue in Ladakh. It is located 15 kilometers south of Leh. It was built in the year 1655 by Ladakh’s king Deldan Namgyal. The royal kings of Ladakh used to stay here during summers.
  • 09Kargil

    Image Credit : Rajesh- Flickr

    Are you interested in the historical know-how of the Kargil War, then Kargil falls among the most suitable places to visit in Leh.

    Famous for the very known Kargil War, Kargil is a city situated near the Line of Control (LOC) between Pakistan and India. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. With an elevation of 2676 metres, it is situated along the banks of Indus River. The sonder feeling that one gets after making a visit to the city of Kargil is beyond expression. 

    It is an avoidable adventure that lets you pray for the families who lost their loved ones during the war and compels you to bow down to the war heroes.

  • 10Royal Leh Palace

    You must have definitely heard about this palace if you are planning to visit Ladakh. Surrounded by the amazing beauty of the region with the snow capped mountains and the valleys Ladakh is also famous for the Royal Leh palace. Located at the Leh city, Leh Palace is one of the main tourist attractions in the Leh city. This palace is one of the tallest buildings of its time with nine stories. 

    One can enjoy the spectacular views of Stok Kangri and the Ladakh mountain range. The building was started in the year 1553 and the construction was completed by the 17th century during the reign of Sengge Namgyal. The architecture is the finest example of the medieval Tibetan architecture.

  • 11Alchi Monastry

    Located at the Alichi village which is 70 km from Leh on the left of Indus river, alichi Monastery is the main centre of attraction in the village. This is considered as one of the most sacred centre in Ladakh. Also, regarded as the monastic jewel of Ladakh this monastery dates back to nearly one thousand years .

    There are five shrines in the Choskor temple complex with some amazing wall paintings. On one wall it features thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. One can also see three large three sized images made of clay painted brightly here.
  • 12Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

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

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

  • 13Sangam Point

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

    .The two rivers meet at this point and then flows to Pakistan. The convergence of these rivers takes place at a distance of 30 km west of Leh. Soak yourself in the majestic view of this region as well as the river as they collide.
  • 14Tso Kar Lake

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

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

  • 15Namgyal Monastery

    There is another monastery which is a must visit for you in Ladakh 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.
  • 16Hall 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.

  • 17Thiksey Monastery

    The Gelug sect of Buddhism has the authority over another beautiful and verily described Thiksey Monastery. 19 KM east to Leh is Thiksey Village and on top of a sheer beauty exists the gompa. In the same complex, there are multiple buildings dedicated to different sets of people.
    Due to its resemblances to the Potala Palace in Tibet, Thiksey have attained fast recognition from all over the world. One point cannot be missed out is the statue of Maitreya, 15 meters high, the largest statue in Ladakh and it covers the two stories of the buildings.
    The interiors of the monastery have enough reasons to boasts a lifetime since they are unalloyed beauties and examples of pure artistic talents. Images of Buddha being carved and painted on the walls determine the value of this gompa undying for centuries coming.
  • 18Hemis Monastery

    Yet another remarkable contribution of King Sengge Namgyal is obviously seen on the architecture of Hemis Monastery which was reconstructed by Sengge, an esteemed site visible during a Leh Ladakh road trip. The hillocks around and the greenery make it hidden once again despite being hidden in a gorge already. 45 KM is the distance between Hemis and Leh, easily accessible by any vehicle.

    An adorable interior decorated by numerous gold statues and stupas enhanced by the precious yet rare stones. The venerated Lord Padmasambhava has a significant role to play with the monastery; the annual festival dedicated to him. It falls on the month of May or June. This 11th century born (approximately) monastery has gone through multiple destructions and conquests.
  • 19Khardungla Pass

    Interested in motoring? Here’s what you should definitely try.

    Maintained by the Border Roads Organization, this pass on the Ladakh Range in Leh is claimed to be the world’s highest motorable pass. Reaching to the top of the Khardungla Pass is a challenging journey. One might even face vomiting, tremendous headache and other symptoms along with blurry vision. The lack of oxygen at the top can hamper your brain’s activity. It is advised to drink some black tea before you start. 

    But once you make it to the top, the mesmerizing view is worth all the obstacles and nothing can stop you from drinking the beauty of this snow kingdom. Other than motoring, Khardungla Pass is also famous for its multi-cuisine serving Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and even Korean.

  • 20Drass Valley

    Drass Valley
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    Get sunk in the wilderness, have an exhilarating experience trying to grasp a breath in Drass Valley. Popularly known as the “Gateway to Ladakh”, it tops in the list of places to visit in Leh where you cannot click a bad pic. The coldest inhabited place in the country provides you with an experience of intensely beautiful, challenging, numbing and freezing winters. 

    The stark and raw beauty of the barren brown mountains leaves you overwhelmed. The craggy landscape compels you to stand a little longer and gaze at the amazing sight on the banks of Drass River. Enjoy the hot water springs, and be a part of this scenic beauty dancing upon you.

  • Things to do in Ladakh

  • 21Go on a Jeep Safari

    Go on a Jeep Safari
    Ladakh with its pondering and overwhelming beauty offers the best jeep safari experience on the continent. The famous jeep safaris that you need to experience are Manali to Leh, Rohtang Pass, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, and Tso Moriri Lake.
    How wonderful it is to be a lazy audience, where the jeep keeps you going along, helping you enjoy all the scenes while you are just sitting and relaxing or even making your camera work. Jeep Safaris are the answer to this. Book a jeep and be carefree. Enjoy the thrill of the magnetic hill, dive into the beauty of Khardungla Pass by relaxing your back at one place.
    Other than being exciting, Jeep Safaris are always preferred by old aged people.
    Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Package from Manali

    Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Package from Manali

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    O25,350

  • 22Cycling

    Cycling
    Image Credit : Henrick Johansson- Flickr
    Are you a risk taker? Do you enjoy pouring in your energy in whatever you do? Because of cycling in Ladakh, with all the irregular terrains and uncertainties in the climate, is not everyone’s cup of tea and surely not touristy stuff. The most intensifying one is to paddle across from Manali to Khardungla Pass to sail into the green wideness of the region.
    You need a technically perfect cycle and you must have a good practice with cycling regularly. The Manali Leh cycling Expedition is for die-hard cycling enthusiasts. It offers you a numinous exposure along with plenty of takeaways.

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018

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    O35,191

    Starting from

    O32,591

  • 23Motor Biking

    Motor Biking
    Image Credit : Prabhu B Doss
    “A trip to Ladakh is of no use, if you haven’t done Motor Biking”, they say. Popular mostly among the men, motorbiking is a journey that magnifies the adventure quotient. Ladakh’s magnificent and ecstatic destinations are gaining popularity among the motorcycle enthusiasts.
    So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, get your bike ready, and let the cool breeze brush your face leaving a footprint on your soul. Wander on your wheel and cross this in your “things to do in Leh” list. This is once in a lifetime event that bikers around the world dream of. The famous destinations to cover with your bike are Jispa, Tso Kar Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardungla Pass and Pangong Lake.
    6 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package

    6 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package

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    O17,900

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    O16,900

  • 24Attend Festivals of Leh

    Attend Festivals of Leh
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    Ladakh is a land of several vibrant and colourful festivals celebrated by the monks and local people. The native people celebrate these festivals as per the Buddhist calendar. In order to explore the rich culture of this place, you must participate in the Hemis festival and Ladakh festival.

    1) Hemis Festival: This festival is celebrated to honour the birth of the guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. This festival is celebrated annually in the month of June or July.

    2) Losar Festival: It is celebrated in the 11th month as per Tibetan calendar which is 2 months ahead of New year.

    3) Ladakh Festival: Held during the initial weeks of September, It is a unique and a colourful festival which includes stunning ceremonial costumes and amazing mask dances paraded by troupes along the lanes of Leh.

  • 25Shopping at Leh

    Shopping at Leh
    Image Credit : Greg Willis

    Visiting the local market of Leh is an excellent way of interacting with the locals and learning about their tradition and customs. Besides, a visit to the local market allows you to purchase unique items such as semi precious stones, pearls, tribal jewellery, organic products and local handicrafts.

    1) Pashmina Shawls

    Every woman would love to add the graceful, beautiful and fine pashmina shawl to her wardrobe. It is made up of cashmere wool which comes from pashmina or changthangi goat. The pashmina goat can be spotted in the high altitudes of Himalayan ranges.

    2) Prayer Wheels

    It is a spiritual item which consists of a cylindrical wheel mounted on a spindle made up of coarse cotton, Leather, stone, wood and metal.

    3) Buddhist Relics

    It is believed that these relics that are original parts of lord Buddha’s body still exist which includes the much talked about sacred relic of his tooth.

  • 26Trekking

    Image Credit : Karunakar Rayker- Flickr
    Experience an adrenaline rush and unfold the mystic land by trekking in the most uneven terrains of Leh. One of the best things to do in Leh is to go on a Trekking Trip. Dive into the spirit of adventure, be a part of the restless world and have an amazing experience with few of these treks: Markha Valley Trek, Ripchar Valley Trek, Padum to Darcha Trek, Frozen River Trek.
    If you are an adventurous person, you should not miss these treks. The Snow Leopard Trek is a thrill with your eyes always rolling around in search of the white, fiery and solivagant Snow Leopards.
  • 27Go on a Camel Safari

    If you want to feel the essence of lush green vegetation, talk to the locals, feel the clean blue sky and tan yourself in the scorching heat then a Camel Safari or Caravan is the best thing to do in Ladakh. Hopping on for a ride on the camels and exploring the sand dunes is another must do in Ladakh. 

    Not just a one-humped camel, but gush over by having a ride on the camel with two humps, popularly known as the Bactrian Camel. From kids to youngsters, a Camel Safari is something that every age group is excited about. The famous Camel Safaris known are Angling to Stok and the  Silk Route Caravan.


  • Best Ladakh Tour Packages

  • 284 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package with Pangong Lake Camping

    4 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package with Pangong Lake Camping
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      Code: 8557485

     About the Destination:

    Ladakh the dream destination for all has been luring its travellers from far and wide. This time head out on this 4 Days Leh Ladakh tour package and get a chance to explore the incredible beauty of this region. Blessed with the beauty of the monasteries, mountains and valleys, this region is considered just another heaven on earth.

    Make sure while you are heading to this destination explore the monasteries, the bustling marketplaces, the royal palaces and high mountain passes. As you continue your journey you will also come across some of the beautiful places like Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. Enjoy camping under the billions of stars this time.

    About the Tour:

    -Head out for an amazing tour of the breathtaking Ladakh in this 4 Days Leh Ladakh 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 4 days and head back home with lots of memories.

    NOTE: Stay is not included in the itinerary.

  • 29Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2018

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2018
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      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 the separate group also.

    About the Destination:

    Bestowed with natural formations and heaven like ambience the regions of Ladakh and Leh are beautified with immense natural diversities. On the other hand, Kashmir is a land that is interminably beautiful and has inspired many love affairs and art pieces!

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

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

    About the Departure:
    Experience your version of The Motorcycle Diaries on the thrilling motorcycle routes as you partake in this mesmerizing Manali to Leh bike trip of a lifetime through Ladakh and the striking paradise of Jammu and Kashmir. Experience the supernatural allures of the mountains of the North over two weeks!

    Beginning from Delhi, take home the rewards of an opportunity that allows you to discover yourself in a world that beholds such astonishing visions. Relish the strenuous yet picturesque journey along the winding foothills and curves that will make the adrenaline pump through your veins on your Manali to Leh bike trip!

    There are three different variants available and they are as follow:

    For one person (without fuel and self-bike): Rs. 32800 per person

    For two persons sharing one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 40800 per person

    For the single rider in one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 49800 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.

  • 30Leh Ladakh Group Tour Pacakge

    Leh Ladakh Group Tour Pacakge
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      Code: 8557485
    About the Destination:
    Get ready to explore the beautiful land of cultural diversity and thrilling adventures, Ladakh while you head out for a vacation. Leh Ladakh group tour package is the perfect tour where you can head out with your group and explore the beautiful city. The capital city, Leh, is a wonderland in itself and has innumerable sights worth enjoying. Be it the bustling marketplaces, the royal palaces, the treasured monasteries or its extensive trails for trekkers, it has something for every traveller.

    The traditional villages of Sham valley and Alchi with the exotic Liker and Lamayuru monasteries and the famous Gurudwara of Pathar Sahib, really make up for all the natural blessings that this land enjoys. Why sit and enjoy the facts, when you can actually go and see the ‘World’s Highest Motorable Road’: Khardung La Pass!

    About the Tour:

    -Head out on this adventure with this amazing Leh Ladakh group tour package.
    -Start your tour after arriving at Leh airport and then get transferred to your hotel.
    -Get off to a great start, by watching the natural and architectural wonders like numerous monasteries, Magnetic Hill and quaint and beautiful villages enroute.
    -Visit few other places like Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Moon landscapes and Lamayuru monastery.
    -Also, don’t miss your chance to visit Sunrise Vistas, Thiksey Monastery and Shey Palace.
    -Camp under the stars on the shores of the immaculate blue Pangong Tso Lake and enjoy a sound sleep.
    -Get a taste of local life in the peculiar villages and also drive by the highest motorable road in the world.
    -Conclude this tour after 8 days and 7 night and cherish these wonderful memories for life.
  • 31Leh Ladakh Tour Package from Delhi by Air, 2018

    Leh Ladakh Tour Package from Delhi by Air, 2018
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      Code: 8557485

    About the Destination:

    Ladakh or the land of high passes is situated in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh Ladakh tour package from Delhi by air will definitely make your vacation a special one. It has always been regarded as an exotic tourist destination, filled with breath-taking natural beauty and mystery! 

    The charming town of Leh will leave you smitten with its spectacular views of the majestic snow-capped Himalayan ranges, lush greenery, mystic monasteries and sparkling rivers. The town also boasts of an amazing trekking trail which attracts enthusiastic trekkers from all over the world. Get ready to be awed by the scenic beauty of this region while you head out on this tour. And yes, don't forget to take your camera with you.

    About the Tour:

    -Explore the wonders of mystical Ladakh, on a 7nights/8daysLeh Ladakh Tour Package from Delhi by air which kicks starts from the charming town of Leh. 
    -Explore the charming Leh market and the majestic Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. Drive up to the beautiful Sham valley and visit ancient monasteries steeped in age-old traditions.  
    -Drive up to the awe-inspiring moon landscapes, enjoy breathtaking views of the Nubra Valley, as you drive through the highest motorable road in the world.
    -Enjoy a thrilling camel safari, witness the mesmerizing sunset over the beautiful shimmering waters of the Pangong Lake.
    -Experience a slice of culture and history at the famous Shey Palace. 
    -Conclude this Leh Ladakh tour package from Delhi by air and head back home with lovely memories of this beautiful place!


    Note: Flight tickets are not included in the package. Tickets can be booked at an additional cost

  • 32Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar

    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar
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    Fixed Departure Dates - 7 June 2018, 28 June 2018, 26 July 2018, 20 August 2018

    Note: This tour can be done in the opposite route also that is from Srinagar to Leh to Manali.

    About the Destination:

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

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

    About the Departure with Details:

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

    There are four different variants available with this package as given below:
    Variant 1: From Delhi - self-bike and without fuel: for 2 persons sharing one bike- Rs. 33999/- per person
    Variant 2: From Delhi - self-bike and without fuel: for the single rider in one bike- Rs. 34999/- per person
    Variant 3: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for two persons sharing one bike- Rs. 43999/- per person
    Variant 4: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for the single rider in one bike- Rs. 58999/- per person

    Sketch itinerary of Manali Leh Srinagar Bike Trip:

    Day 01: Delhi-Manali-over night in a Volvo bus.
    Day 02: Arrive Manali-local ride
    Day 03: Manali-Jispa (145 kms/7 hrs)
    Day 04: Jispa- Baralacha Pass- Sarchu (90 kms/6 hrs)
    Day 05: Sarchu/ Leh (253 kms/ 8 hrs)
    Day 06: Leh/ Khardong La/ Nubra (130 kms/ 6 hrs). By car or motorbike as per rider’s requirement.
    Day 07: Nubra/ Pangong Lake via Shyok valley (150 kms/ 5 hrs).
    Day 08: Pangong/ Leh en-route visit Thiksey Monastery (150 kms)
    Day 09: In Leh- day free or walk around Leh market for Shopping
    Day 10: Leh/ Lamayuru/ Kargil (245 kms/ 8 hrs)
    Day 11: Kargil/Zozila pass/ Srinagar (204 kms/ 6 hrs)
    Day 12: Drop at Srinagar airport. End

  • 33Women Only Leh Ladakh Tour Package

    Women Only Leh Ladakh Tour Package
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    About the Destination:

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

    From majestic mountain passes and tranquil monasteries to magical lakes, Ladakh is sure to take your breath away. During summer, this beautiful region is adorned with a plethora of vibrant colours, 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 traveller's bucket list.


    About the Activity:

    Treat yourself to seven nights eight days of exoticism and mystery with the 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 motorable 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)

  • 34Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong

    Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong
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    About the Activity:

    • Make your vacation a special one with this exciting 7 days 6 nights sightseeing tour in Ladakh.
    • Ladakh, a muse for writers, a haven for bikers and a perfect getaway for the experience loving travellers! 
    • Experience one of the best Ladakh tour packages while you're cuddled in the laps of the mighty Himalayan and Karakorum ranges, it is a destination that is beautified by contrasts!
    • During the course of this tour, you will get to explore Sangam, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Nubra valley, Leh and Pangong Tso lake. 
    • Explore the amazing beauty of the region with the valleys and the serene surroundings.
    • Experience the joy of riding in a double hunk camel in the Nubra valley and enjoy the beauty of the Pangong Tso lake as it slowly changes its colour.
    • This Ladakh tour package boasting this destination is deservedly among the gorgeous natural spectacles in the world!
    • Conclude your tour after getting transferred to the airport and head back home with wonderful memories.

    Duration of the Tour: 7D/6N

    Highest Altitude: Khardung La Pass (18,380 feet).

    Paying Pax                                 Standard             Deluxe             Super Dlx             Premium

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

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

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

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

    8 pax with 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

  • 35Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018
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    About the Destination:

    Departure Dates - Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September.

    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). 

  • 36Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake

    Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake
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      Fixed departure dates: Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for separate group also.

      About the Activity: 

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

      • Number of PAX       Standard               Deluxe                 Super Deluxe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • Extra Bed Child            Rs. 8800             Rs. 9800                    Rs. 10700
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    Pangong Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Nubra Valley

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

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

    Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

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    Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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    Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Shanti Stupa

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

    History

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

    Structure of the stupa

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

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

    Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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    Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Chadar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Hemis Monastery

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

    History

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

    Structure of the monastery

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

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

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

    Entry fee: INR 100

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


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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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