Leh Ladakh Road Trip Packages
Ladakh, a scenic as well as a blissful destination that poses various challenges for adventure enthusiasts, is one of the most sought off adventure destinations in the world. Leh Ladakh tour package from Manali allows you to explore this region in a more vivid way. Be it trekking, sightseeing, leisure tours or a biking expedition, this scenic highland never ceases to amaze its visitors.
While the stunning beauty of Ladakh disconnects you from the rest of the world, its fascinating challenges urges the adrenaline junkies to indulge in several thrilling activities and quench all their yearnings. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you head out here along with your loved ones.
About the Tour:-Taking you to the heart of Ladakh, the Leh Ladakh tour package from Manali will get you introduced to the enthralling corners of this snowy paradise.
-Start this tour after arriving at Manali and then get ready for the adventure as you ride through the roads.
- While for others, this tour might or might not sound engrossing, an ardent biker will instantly fall in love with it.
-Over the course of riding, you will be covering around 2,400km and be riding through some of the most enticing passes in the world.
-Feel the thrill as you ride through Khardung La Pass which is a wish of all the riders.
-Head out on an exploration of few other places like Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley and several others.
-Explore the famous Hunder valley, Diskit Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Mulbek and Buddha statue.
Best Offers on Ladakh Tour Packages: Enquire Now
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. With our Ladakh tour packages, you can head out for an amazing vacation with your gang.
- 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 meters.
- 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. which all are covered in this Ladakh tour packages.
- 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
Highlights of Manali to Leh Bike Trip 2021
Best time to visit Leh:
During the month of early June-September all the street courses to Leh open up and one can go to Leh city on the Srinagar-Leh-Manali Circuit. June-September is one of the best time of the year to visit Leh by bike or road. If you wish to enjoy the snowy roads and mountains en route this is the best time to go for a holiday in Leh Ladakh. By mid-June, the snow begins dissolving so you will head out to some of the most beautiful lakes in Ladakh. Visit some of the monasteries and the stupas here and also get acquainted with the local people. And the best of all you can enjoy the Saka Dawa, Yuru Kabgyat, Hemis Festivals which are held in this month.
Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C
Maximum Altitude: 5,328 m (17,480 ft) at the Taglang La mountain pass.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Railway Station: Nearest is the Jammu Tawi Railway Station (700 km)
Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
ATM: On a bike tour to Leh Ladakh through the Manali to Leh route, you will find only one ATM at Keylong, but later there are several ATMs at Leh.
Meals during your Manali to Leh Bike Trip:
Day 2: Dinner
Day 3- Day 11: Breakfast
Mode of transport during your Manali to Leh Bike Trip:
The bikes are provided with fuel from day 2 to day 11
500cc Royal Enfield for Double riders
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).
- New Delhi
- New Delhi
Group Size: 18 to 22 Participants/ 10-15 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups.
Multiple Departure Dates from June to September
About the Destination
Ladakh, the jewel in the crown of Jammu and Kashmir, is blessed with the fascinating Himalayan Range. Embraced with the captivating beauty of the scenic meadows, rivers, cold deserts and enchanting trails, the region boasts of being an adventure hub in the country.
Be it for the trekkers, bikers, skiers or any other adventure sports, Ladakh is one hotspot for all! In addition, the option to explore the stunning beauty and appeal of the region through Ladakh bike trip always add an extra amount of fun and excitement to a tour to this ‘Land of High Passes’.
About the Trip
This bike trip to Leh-Ladakh from Delhi will take you to Ladakh, Srinagar, and Manali. Over the course of your bike trip to Ladakh, you will be introduced to various challenges, extremely uneven routes, narrow passes and much more! This apart, you can also expect to make stops and ride through fascinating landmarks like Khardung-La, the highest pass in the world, Tanglang La (17,600ft), Lachulung La (16,680ft), BaralachaLa (16500ft), the beautiful Zojila Pass as well as Pangong Lake.
June 9,14,15,21,22 July 6,10,13 August 3,10,17 September 1,7,15,22
Group Size- 6 people
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 of 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 everyone.
The mesmerizing beauty of Pangong and the alluring charm of Nubra Valley will leave you spellbound and wanting for more. Add to that the feeling of being on top of the world. Why sit and enjoy the facts, when you can actually go and see the ‘World’s Highest All Weather Motorable Road’: Khardung La Pass! Because it is better to experience a place once than to read about it a thousand times
There are ample of beautiful places in Ladakh that are waiting for you to be explored and Ladakh tour packages gives you the delight of experiencing them all.
About the Tour
- Your trip starts with arrival in Manali, post which you will leave to cross the Rohtang Pass into the Lahaul Valley
- You will then drive from your first stop at Jispa to Leh via another popular stayover town of Sarchu
- You will also be driven through the highest civilian motorable pass of the world, Khardung La
- Khardung La connects Leh to the beautiful Nubra Valley, where you will visit Diskit and Hundar sand dunes for a double-humped camel ride
- Also from Leh, you will drive for the famous Pangong Lake (one from 3 Idiots) over Chang La pass
- These 8 days are going to be super exciting and full of sights that will leave you speechless with their grandeur
- Cost with Own Bike/ Seat in a Car: INR 16800 per person (Price Valid Until Feb 29)
- Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 22950 Per Person
- Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 28500 Per Person
About the Destination:
The names Leh and Ladakh often bring forth to the imagination land that is still untouched by the hand of commercialisation and urban culture. 6 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package gives you that perfect adventure outing that you have been waiting for. Nestled within the protective covers of the Himalayas and adorned with magnificent landscapes, Leh-Ladakh is a belt that must be explored!
Leh is a comprehensive town jotted with a number of religious and aesthetic attractions. Nature has been kind to the Nubra Valley and the Pangong Lake. The former seems like a carpet of exotic flowers while the latter is a sight to behold in all its glory. The Khardungla Pass and Chang La Pass offer panoramic views of such beauty and mystique that they have thus far, only been imagined! Our Ladakh tour packages let you explore all this picturesque town has to offer.
About the Leh Ladakh Bike Tour Package:-Start your Leh Ladakh bike tour package 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 Leh Ladakh bike tour package after 6 days and head back home with lots of memories.
- New Delhi
- New Delhi
Own Bike: INR 24800
Two People on 1 Bike: INR 35800
Solo Rider: INR 45800
Route: Manali - Rohtang La – Keylong – Jispa – Baralacha La – Sarchu – Gata loops – Nakila – Lachulung La – Pang – Moore plains – Tso Moriri – Hanle - Pangong via Shyok route - Nubra - Khardung La – Leh - Magnetic Hill – Kargil – Zoji La – Sonmarg - Srinagar
-Don't miss the chance of waking up amidst the scenic and picturesque beauty of mountains, based in the Land of Gods- Himachal Pradesh and dig into one of our most cherished Ladakh tour packages.
-Get an opportunity to meeting new people and interacting with them in order to spend your vacation in the most adventurous and memorable way possible.
-Travel across Rohtang Pass at 13,058ft and gather the delight of a great camping experience in a fabulous Ladakh trip.
- Visit Suraj Tal and Deepak Tal and come across the Baralacha Pass based at 16,616ft. which binds together Lahaul district to Ladakh.
-Also, you cannot miss the opportunity of visiting Tsokar lake(salted lake), Mori plains, Gata loops with 21 hairpin bends, Lachungla (16.600ft) and Nakila Pass.
-Drive across Hanle and Puga and witness Galaxy with naked eyes and the beauty of vast landscapes.
-A visit to Pangong Tso lets you conquer the routes for an offroading journey towards through Maan, Merak, and Chushul.
-Don't forget to witness the Shyok village route and explore the Nubra Valley that shows you the unbounded beauty of waterfalls, and other charming scenes.
-Coming across the Diskit Monastery which constitutes of the Sand Dunes (cold Desert) and an opportunity of riding double-humped camels is one of the best things that you are going to experience once in a lifetime.
-Drive and conquer the highest accessible motorable pass in the world named as Khardungla at 18,380 ft. and reach to Leh for the exploration of the local markets and culture.
-Visit Lamayuru, which is the oldest Monastery of Ladakh and grasp the views of Moon Landscape
-Proceed from Kargil to Sonamarg and drive past the popular Zojila pass, Drass Village (2nd coldest inhabited place in the world), as well as see the prominet peaks of the Kargil war (Tiger, Tololing) from the Vijay war memorial Hall.
The Manali Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour with Hanle & Tsomoriri provides you with the chance of exploring Himachal Pradesh and fulfilling your goals of experiencing extreme adventure and thrills. Head out for an adventurous and fun-filled journey which is sure to hold you spellbound and let you gather never-ending memories that you can cherish for an entire lifetime.
Group size- 2-6 People
Multiple Departure Dates from June to October
About the Destination
Kashmir is a beautiful land, one that has inspired many poets and artists to base their creations upon. And sitting in the very heart of Kashmir is the diversely beautiful land of Ladakh. It is a wide stretch of beautiful arid lands surrounded by high snowcapped mountains on all sides. Situated between the Himalayan mountain range and Kunlun mountain range, this beautiful land has everything that you expect from a high altitude region, only in a much more beautiful manner.
Ladakh owns up to its name of 'Land of High Passes', with a few amongst the highest motorable roads in the world lying in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. Also famous are some of the most unusual sights of this wonderland like the Magnetic Hill, Pangong Lake, Chadar Trek etc. One can only feel why Ladakh is everyone's beloved when they have felt Ladakh up closeAbout the tour
When your Ladakh trip will start you will come across many scenic beauties and it will be a memorable trip to travel in the lap of the Himalayan range.
- After your arrival in Ladakh, you will be visiting some of the most wondrous creations of nature as well as made by man in honor of the land that gave them shelter
- Visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa
- Also famous is the view of the confluence of Indus and Zanskar, both of which have different colors
- Visit Nubra Valley and see the sand dunes of Hundar
- Visit the famous Pangong Lake from the 3 Idiots movie
- Enjoy one of these 7 days and 6 nights Ladakh tour packages and experience the magic of this land.
Highlights of Leh Ladhak Sightseeing Tour:
- With one of the best Ladakh tour packages of ours, you can witness the gems of Ladakh, be it the ever brackish Pangong lake or the bizarre magnetic hill, all of them can be covered by selecting this package.
- Whether you wish to go for a trip with your family or travel solo, this package is just perfect for both purposes and is indeed a choice with no regrets.
About the Destination:
Famed as the Land of high passes, this spectacular beauty is winning the heart of the travellers and is sliding up in the bucket list. The entire region is enfolded by alluring mountains, pristine lakes, and variants of Buddist culture. Each and every corner of Ladakh showcases its own enigma and hails out to the revellers from all over the map. Reaching Ladakh can be a little tricky due to the undulating quality of its terrain; however, it is accessible by various means of transport.
Wondering what you will be ticking off?
- Shanti Stupa: Built by the Japanese with a tinge of their architectural style, this structure extends the bird's eye view of Leh, which will put you under a spell with its beauty.
- Leh Palace: Keeping up the relics of an era gone by, this 9-storey high edifice, boasts with its unique collection of jewellery, crowns, and various other things of the prime ancestors.
- Magnetic Hill: A law of gravity-defying phenomenon. It has been noticed that when a vehicle is parked on neutral gear on this metallic road the vehicle slides up-hill although some believe it’s only an optical illusion
- SECMOL: Commonly known as the Rancho School. This school became famous after Aamir Khan's movie Three Idiots. The wall with painting about the three Idiots movie is the most popular spot for the tourist.
- Ladakh Hall of Fame: A museum which was built by the Indian Army filled with war memorabilia, martyr biographies & busts, images and weapons used during the Kargil war and other battles fought in Ladakh.
- Spituk Gompa: This 15th century Gompa houses appealing icons and thangkas of Lord Buddha and has a collection of ancient masks, antique arms, and an awe-inspiring image of Mahakaal.
- The confluence of the Zanskar & Indus: At this place, you can witness the magnificent view of two rivers in wedlock, namely Indus & Zanskar.
- Nubra Valley: Wish to experience the ride of double-humped camels? Then this is your place to be which awaits you with its dunes and camels.
- Khardungla pass: In this trip to Ladakh, you will also visit the highest motorable road in the world.
- Pangong Lake: Located at the Indo China border, this brackish water lake, extends picture-perfect backdrops and its realm is just one of its kind.
- Shey Palace and Gompa: Dwelled on a hillock 15 km's upstream from Leh, it was once the summer capital of Ladakh, and once you visit the place you will know the reason why it was so
Stay during your Leh-Ladhak Sightseeing Tour:
Double (for couples) or Triple (for others) occupancy in spacious and well-furnished rooms or camps
Meals during your Leh-Ladhak Sightseeing Tour:
Buffet breakfast and dinner is included in the package
Lunch can be availed at an additional cost on an a-la-carte basis
Transportation during your Leh-Ladhak Sightseeing Tour:
Places to Visit During Manali Leh Road Trip
From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures take on a new dimension. Heaven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.
Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting, and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.
This is a place where the earth meets the sky! At more than 15,000ft, you are greeted and embraced by the clouds on a Manali to Leh bike trip. Located on the eastern part of the Pir Panjal range, this mountain pass is a connecting point for the Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti valleys.
A natural divide between these two valleys, an ancient trade route passed through either side of the Pir Panjal ranges. From the Rohtang La, enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and its snow-capped mountains. Enjoy regional food at local dhabas and eateries; savor the unique ambiance to the brim during your biking trip to Leh.
An administrative center of the Lahaul and Spiti region, Keylong is famous for the Kardang Monastery. Being an important monastery of the Drukpa sect, this place of full of Buddhist pilgrims. Keylong is also the place where the yearly Lahaul festival is held.
Apart from the monasteries in Ladakh, you can also visit the holy Kelang Wazir temple in the vicinity. Located at about 120km north of Manali, this is an excellent place to spend an overnight during the Manali to Leh trip.
Presenting a surreal charm, Jispa is an idyllic location with mesmerizing charms. Be it the sounds of the river when you sleep peacefully at night or the towering peaks that seem to be in eternal stillness, everything about Jispa is heavenly.
During a journey of uninterrupted beauty, Darcha presents a unique reality that is intriguing and equally fascinating. Located on the banks of the Bhaga River this is a small village that emanates a silent charm.
From Darcha, you can trek to Padum over a period of several days and enjoy the serene beauty of the region. The visual treat on offer makes Darcha and the surrounding regions, a photographer’s favourite haunt.
This place is a pride of the Zanskar section in the Himalayas. A beautiful nature-architected pass, the Baralacha La connects Lahaul to Ladakh. If on one side the Pir Panjal mountains amaze you, on the other, the Himalayan range stands in inviting disposition.
Being a high mountain pass in Ladakh, you get amazing views of the landscape
from here. Be it the melting snow from the mountains beyond you, or the
uniquely shaped hills in the distance to the valleys and streams, you
get an enthralling as well as exciting visuals in the blink of your eye.
Usually, the trek to the Zanskar region originates in Sarchu and it also serves as the overnight retiring ground to the trekkers. Also known as Sir Bhum Chum, the barren splendour of this place is likened to that of Ladakh. There are also camps in Sarchu where you can spend a night and experience stars gazing.
Known as an easier mountain pass to traverse, Lachulung La is located about 16,600ft above the sea level. Being a natural divider of the Tsarap Chu Chu and Tozay rivers, this pass is close to the Pangong Lake as well.
When you get here you can notice that most tourist vehicles have stopped allowing visitors to see the natural beauty of this place. It offers the best of the panoramic views of the nearby peaks and valleys. The inexplicable scenic quotients are equally complemented by the salubrious weather.
Located beside the Indus River, Upshi comprises of a quaint and picturesque setting. Located in the vicinity of an ancient trade route that is connected to Tibet, this village was once a thriving place. Now the occupants of this paradisiacal region are busy with activities such as goat farming.
Almost every home in this hamlet has a goat breeding area. You can also witness numerous shepherds walking with their livestock towards pastures and back. It is a fantastic place to visit in Ladakh, go for a village tour and be charmed by the elegant and serene lifestyle of the inhabitants.
Leh is a dream destination for many travellers in India and even for those who are visiting from overseas. It is not just a destination for solo travelers but has so much to offer to young travellers, families and couples alike. Leh is famous for its high altitudes and numerous passes connecting various locations in this difficult terrain. To explore the best tourist places in Leh, one must visit this frozen paradise to explore its secrets and admire its breath-taking beauty.
Despite its harsh weather and inaccessibility, it remains a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. But make sure you are physically fit to endure the harsh weather and difficult terrains of Leh. You must be wondering why visit this place is perfect when the terrain is difficult to navigate. Well, you must visit this place because not only is it a pocket-friendly tourist destination, (provided you book in advance), it is sparsely crowded even during peak season and the local hosts are committed to ensuring you to have a terrific experience.
Leh is a dream destination for many travellers and the holy grail for the adventure enthusiasts. If you are a photography enthusiast then Leh is the paradise you have been waiting for all your life. There isn’t much to offers in terms of nature or wildlife photography, but what you can capture instead is a vast empty canvas that you can paint.
The landscape here is unlike anywhere in India and worldwide and so much of it is still undiscovered and undocumented. In addition to the mesmerizing landscape, there are many turquoise blue lakes, beautifully constructed monasteries, snow-covered mountains and unimaginable sights that change every few kilometres. It’s safe, economical and you can travel here by yourself, or with your friends, families and even that someone special. Explore tourist places in Leh with the best Leh tour packages which will leave you mesmerized by its beauty.
Places to Visit in Leh
Also called as Pangong Tso, this is a picturesque lake in the upper reaches of the Himalayan range in the Ladakh district. At about 13,900ft, this natural water body has scenic quotients which are unparalleled in beauty and magnificence. Camping near Pangong Lake is a major activity in Ladakh.
At a distance of about five hours drive from Leh, the trip to Pangong Lake on a Manali to Leh road trip lets you view the beautiful countryside and also pass through the third highest motorable mountain pass in the world called the Chang La. The azure waters of this lake stand eternally still.
This valley is one of the finest expositions of nature’s magnificence. There are very few places on Earth with the same stature as this when it comes to beautiful and varied scenery. Located in the Nubra district about 150km north of Leh, this valley is where the Shylok and Siachan rivers confluence.
At an average altitude of above 10,000ft, this region is a cold desert with vegetation along river beds. The villages of this valley are fertile and with adequate irrigation facilities. The majority of inhabitants here speaks the Nubra language and are Buddhists. Nubra is also famous for its camps that gives a beautiful star gazing experience.
Also called the Luru Gompa Monastery, Lamayuru is amongst the foremost monasteries in Ladakh region. Located in the Kargil district of Ladakh and close to Leh, this sacred monastery consists of five buildings. Housing on an average more than 400 Buddhist monks, it is the venue ground of the two masked dance festivals.
The landscape next to the monastery is unique and enticing. Many people are of the opinion that the soil of this region is similar to the soil found on the moon.
The pass is deliberately essential as a result of the strained Indo-China connection. Several bikers take this street day by day during their Manali Leh Srinagar bike expedition. Some more brave explorers drive up to Khardungla and oar back on their bikes. Conquering the most astounding motorable street is by all accounts on many individuals' motivation while navigating this pass.
One of the important Buddhist stupas, Shanti Stupa was built by a Japanese Buddhist. Located in Chandspa in the Leh district, this structure was built to promote world peace and harmony. As a testimony to the completion of Buddhism’s 2,500 years on earth, it has now become a major and popular tourist spot in Ladakh.
From this stupa, you can view most of the Leh town. The best and the most prized views are the sunrise and sunset views from the stupa.
Royal 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.
Don't forget to check out the list of best hotels in Leh that will make your stay wonderful.
Known for its amazing magnetic wonders, this hill is a very famous place to visit in Ladakh. Thousands of tourist come to visit this place every year. The magnetic hills are gravity hills located near Leh in Ladakh. Standing tall at an altitude of 14,000 feet these hills said to have some magnetic energy that can pull cars uphill.
This hill is on the Leh-Kargil-Batalik national highway and is bordered by the Sindhu river. These mystics hills still amaze the people coming to visit this destination. The optical illusion created by these hills is the perfect example of natural wonders.
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.
This guide of Delhi to Leh will help you understand the journey better and will make you fall in love with the beauty of the region.
It is made by embellishment copper and is the biggest statue in the district. It was worked by Deldan Namgyal in 1633 as a funerary remembrance of his dad, lord Singee Namgyal. There is another towering statue of the Buddha. Stone carvings in the religious community are novel.
Most of you might have heard about this monastery in Ladakh. Within the Nubra region of Ladakh, Diskit is arranged at an elevation of 3142 meters above ocean level, and lays 15 km north-west off the Khalsar-Panamik course, at the edge of the abandon in Shyok valley. Diskit is well known for its fourteenth century monastery.
The monastery has a place with Gelugpa arrange or the Yellow Hat order of Tibetan Buddhsim. It was established by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, the pupil of Tsong Khapa, in fourteenth century.
Built in the loving memory of Guru Nanak Dev, this Gurudwara is a sacred site revered by the devotees. It is located on the Leh-Kargil highway and falls on the route to Leh. While Leh has countless places brimming with tourists, this place is still not known by many and is a true treasure for the solace seekers. If interesting tales bewitch you then this holy place holds a huge rock which is said to be thrown away by a demon on Guru Nanak Dev and was never removed.
Even after repetitive efforts, no one was able to push away this mighty structure and this is the reason it is called the Pathar Gurudwara. Visiting this serene site is indeed one of the best things to do in Ladakh if you are touring with your family as this quaint slice has everything to soothe your soul.
Hall of Fame
This building comprises of two stories. While on the ground floor, there is data about the overcome troopers as and a keepsake shop yet on the primary floor, 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.
When you are on a tour to Ladakh don’t miss a chance to visit this one of a kind amazing monastery. Out of the amazing monasteries in Ladakh Thiksey Monastery is another monastery which is famous among the tourist around the world. Arranged 18 km from Leh in the Indus valley Thiksey monastery is the biggest religious community in focal Ladakh.
The Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelugpa group of Tibetan Buddhism is situated at the highest point of slope. The 12 story religious community has 10 temples, an assembly hall and is home to 120 friars and abbey. Aside from going by religious community, one can likewise locate some uncommon and valuable stupas, statues, thangkas, divider canvases and swords in the cloister.
If you love exploring the monasteries and the its surroundings then this is another monastery which is a must visit for you. Hemis Monastry is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery (gompa) of the Drukpa Lineage, situated in Hemis, Ladakh, India. Arranged 45 km from Leh, the cloister was re-set up in 1672 by the Ladakhi ruler Sengge Namgyal.
Hemis Gompa is the biggest religious community in Ladakh. The gigantic architural structure of Hemis Monastery is remarkable and speaks to a particular style of engineering from the other critical cloisters of Ladakh. An essential yearly celebration of Ladakh recognizing the birth commemoration of Guru Padmasambhava is held at this religious community successively for two days in June-July.
This is another lake in Ladakh which is very famous among the people. Surrounded by barren hills with the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains this lake makes an ideal vacation spot. The lake measures 28 km in length from north to south and about 4-6 km in breadth and about 100 feet average in depth. Camping near To Moriri is also preferred by a lot of visitors there. The crystal clear water and blue colour of the lake will make you fall in love with this place.
Another interesting thing about this lake is that this lake was once a popular source of salt. Set amidst the mountain ranges in Leh this lakes provides you with some of the best views with peaceful surroundings.
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.
Enjoy rafting in Ladakh with the fast and high rapids of the Zanskar river.
For those of you who are still searching for some different spot to visit in Ladakh then here we bring you another place. Spituk Gompa reviews the Indus Valley with various mudbrick structures tumbling happily down a lofty hillock towards Spituk town.
This Buddhist monastery gives you an opportunity to meet monks and observe their lifestyle closely while reveling in the divine tranquility of the peaceful atmosphere that dominates the region. The gompa is located just 6 km away from Leh Town and is one of the major tourist attractions in the town.
From its architecture to its location, everything about the monastery has an air of divinity to it. Founded in the 11th century, the monastery houses a giant statue of Kali.
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.
Hemis National Park
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.
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.
You can check out the best trekking experiences in Ladakh to make your Ladakh trip more adventurous.
Things to Know during Manali to Leh Trip
Petrol Pumps on Manali – Leh Highway
While in Manali, you can find an abundance of petrol pumps. This hill station town has a total of 6 petrol pumps.
Moving 110 km from Manali, you can find a petrol pump in Tandi.
Distance from Manali to Tandi: 110 Kms
345 km from Tandi and 30km before Leh, you can also refuel your vehicles in Karu.
Distance from Tandi to Karu: 345kms
Arriving in Leh, one can also find quite a few petrol pumps. In addition to the few petrol pumps in Leh, you can refuel your vehicles at the petrol pump near the Leh Airport (25 km from Leh).
A convenient mode of travel while commuting from Manali to Leh by taking a bus. The smooth availability of bus service creates travel convenience for many people traveling from Manali.
ATMs on Manali-Leh Highway
It is strictly recommended that while going on Leh Manali highway you should carry sufficient amount of cash, as you can find the scarcity of ATMs after leaving Leh/Manali. Though there are too many ATMs in Manali, giving you sufficient opportunities to withdraw cash, after Manali, there is only one ATM you will find in Keylong, which is on the way to Leh.
However, it is not mandatory that the ATM in Keylong will be in working condition. Aftermath, you will directly find ATMs in Leh, which will be limited in number.
Only the SBI, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, HDFC, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank have their ATMs in Leh.
Hence, make sure you have sufficient cash for the trip from the beginning only. Also, except a few antique shops, the majority of restaurants and hotels do not accept the credit or debit cards, please carry enough cash with you on your trip.
Mechanics on Manali-Leh Highway
Places for Night Stopover:
Located 117 km away from Manali, Keylong is the first place to take a break for the night while on the Manali to Leh bike trip. Listed below are some of the best hotels that go easy on the visitor’s pockets:
- Hotel Dekyid,
- Hotel New Gyespa,
- Hotel Tashi Delek,
- HPTDC Hotel Chandrabhaga,
- Valley View Hotel
Distance between Manali to Keylong: 117 Kms
2) SarchuAfter Keylong, one can also halt at Sarchu, which is located around 223 km from Manali or 96km from Keylong. Also this region is one of the popular destiantions for overnight camp stays in Ladakh, tent stays. Some of the best lodging and dining options are mentioned below:
- Himalayan Saga Camps
- Goldrop Camps
- Planet Himalaya Camps
- Antrek Camps
- Blue Poppy Camps
Distance between Manali to Sarchu: 223 Km
Located 357km from Keylong and 250km from Sarchu, upon your arrival in Leh, you can relax around a number of hotels that are solely meant for the tourists. Most of these hotels are located within the easy reach from the main town. Some of the places to stay in Leh:
- Ladakh Sarai
- Hotel Nalanda Ladakh
- The Grand Dragon Ladakh
- Ladakh Residency
Distance Between Keylong to Leh: 357 Kms
Distance between Sarchu to Leh: 250 Kms
For the bike ride, you can take a bike on rent in Manali and head on to this adventurous & scenic ride.
Inner Line Permits
To acquire the permit one has to pay Rs. 200, which includes environment tax and Red Cross Donation. Once approved, it is advisable that you carry copies of your Inner Line Permit, as you might have to submit them at certain check posts of the military personnel.
Rules for Inner Line Permits for Indian Nationals
The inner line permit (ILP) rules for Ladakh tourism have been simplified. There are certain requirements to be considered like a valid photo ID and attested photocopies that act as a proof of Nationality (Passport, DL, Voters ID etc.).
No inner line permits are now required to travel to places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. However, there are some exceptions. In case one plans to cover a direct Stretch from Tso Moriri to Pangong Tso via Chushul route with a visit to Hanle, then one needs to give detailed information.
It is important to mention Pangong Tso, Man, Merak, Chushul, Tsaga, Loma, Nyoma, Mahe, Hanle and Tso Moriri in the permit application. Similarly, it is mandatory to apply for an Inner Line Permit, if you are planning to visit Pangong directly from Nubra via Shyok, Darbuk, Tangtse.
Inner Line Permits for Foreign Nationals
The foreign nationals must obtain the inner line permits, if they plan to visit areas like Turtuk, Panamik, Khaltse, Pangong, Changthang, Hunder, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri and few others. Also, to visit Hanle, Chusul, Tsaga, beyond Loma bend, Chumur, Marsimik La and Batalik Sector, they must have the inner line permits.
Foreign nationals, with exception from Bhutan, Burma, Nepal and Pakistan, also need to obtain PAP or the Protected Area Permit to visit the above-mentioned places. This permit is issued at the Leh DC Office and is allowed only to a group of four or more foreign nationals and is valid for 7 days.
While travelling Suru and Zanskar valleys, inner line permits are not required. However, this permit doesn't allow them to beyond Merek Village in the Mahe or Pangong village.