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  • Leh Ladakh Road Trip ranks amongst the top in the list of top coveted road trips that one can take in India. Now, instead of landing straight in Leh via a flight from Delhi or Srinagar, people are preferring going from Delhi to Leh by road, or from Srinagar too. 

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    With the altitude of the capital city of Leh being slightly over 11,400ft above sea level, Leh road trip is becoming the dream excursions including self-driven vehicles for many. Irrespective of the fact that you wish to go solo or take your squad along, Ladakh knows how to charm everyone who comes here for a vacation. 

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    Road trips to Leh Ladakh are a boon to every traveller that wishes to visit here, and with the choices that are available, it will be a difficult task to find an excuse not to go. 

    There are two different routes that lead to Ladakh: Srinagar to Leh and Manali to Leh.

    Route 1: Srinagar to Leh


    On the Srinagar to Leh trip, you will visit beautiful villages, war memorial, Himalayan valleys, Gurudwara, monasteries and more. This is a comprehensive trip that exposes you to the various facets of Ladakh.

    In this exciting Leh road trip, you visit spectacular locations. Be it the green fields of Sonamargh or the quaint and happy villages on the banks of the Sindh River, fill your eyes with the sights, sounds and essence of Ladakh. Covering a distance of 434 kms, this trip lets you understand the true majesty of Mother Nature’s creations.

    Total Distance: 
    434 Kms

    Best Time to Visit: 
    Highway generally opens on early May to late October (Depends on the weather)

    Route Map: 
    Srinagar – Sonmarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil – Mulbek – Lamayaru – Saspol – Leh


    Route 2: Manali to Leh


    Covering a distance of 490km, be treated to an unforgettable experience on the Leh Ladakh road trip. On the Manali to Leh road trip, you will traverse through high mountain passes, narrow passes, hairpin bends and scenic valleys where you can click panoramic photographs.

    You will tour villages and witness the quiet and elegant lifestyle of people living in such divine settings. Fantastic scenic quotients, monasteries, resplendent villages, ancient trade routes, and jaw-dropping views are the highlights of this trip.

    Total Distance:
     490 Kms

    Best Time to Visit:
     June to September

    Route Map: 
    Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang - Tanglang La – Gya - Upshi - Karu – Leh.
  • Places to Visit During Srinagar to Leh Road Trip

  • 01Srinagar

    If you are on a Ladakh tour then this is one destination which you will come across en route. Srinagar is a destination which is a must-visit destination for all. Srinagar lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is acclaimed for its patio nurseries, waterfronts, and houseboats. 

    It is additionally known for customary Kashmiri crafted works and dried natural products. Ringed by a circular segment of green mountains, is the mesmerizingly peaceful Dal Lake, on which a splendid cluster of stationary houseboats shape a vivid scene and an exceptional open door for sentimental chill-outs.

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  • 03Sonmarg

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    Translated as the Meadow of Gold in English, Sonmarg is located in the Ganderbal district. Situated in the finest regions of the Himalayan glaciers, this place is known for its majestic views of the Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier.

    Being an alpine valley, it is a popular tourist destination with grassy meadows providing imposing views of the glaciers while taking a road trip to Ladakh. There are trekking routes from this place to numerous lakes such as Gangabal Lake, Krishnasar Lake, and Vishansar Lake. You can also visit the nearby Baltal valley and reach the Amarnath sacred cave.

    If you are a trek freak then check our list of best trek trails of Ladakh and tick this adventure off your list.

  • 04Drass Valley

    Starting from the base of the Zojila pass, this is a Himalayan getaway like no other! Located in the Kargil district of Jammu & Kashmir, this place is also known colloquially as the Gateway to Ladakh. The Drass Valley is an adjacent land that runs along the Drass River.

    Trekkers visit this valley to take a trek to the Suru Valley. This is a three-day long trek and the route passes through upland villages and green meadows. You can also visit the Pugu Valley from here. This valley is known for its hot springs that has potential therapeutic health benefits.

  • 05Kargil

    On your Delhi to Leh road trip, this is another destination which you will be passing on your journey. A lot of you might have heard about this destination. Kargil is a region of Ladakh division in the Indian condition of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second biggest town in Ladakh after Leh.

    It is said that it was the time of Ali Sher Khan Anchan, the renowned leader of Skardu, in the late sixteenth and mid-seventeenth hundreds of years which impacted the territory. While you are going to Kargil additionally visit The Suru valley. This valley isolates Kargil from the Zanskar valley. The Suru stream, moving through the valley, keeps it shockingly green for its height of more than 3000 meters. It is the greenest valley of the Greater Himalayas.

  • 06Mulbekh

    Located around 45km from Kargil over a hilltop, the Mulbekh Monastery is well-known for its two gompas. A revered place of faith, there are two sub-monasteries called Drukpa and Gelugpa within the premises. You can see the building from afar when on the Srinagar-Leh Highway. The highlight attraction here is the statue of Maitreya Buddha.

    Built of limestone and measuring 30ft, splendid relics and frescos add to the beauty and spirituality of this gompa. This sculpture was believed to be the work of Buddhist missionaries to propagate the Buddhist faith. From atop the monastery, you get an aerial view of the surrounding regions.

    Check out our guide of all the best attractions and activities of Ladakh, so that you are aware of the things to do, once stepping on this surreal landscape on earth.

  • 07Lamayuru

    This monastery is also known as the ‘Place of Freedom’. It is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh. Located at about 127km from Leh, the Lamayuru Monastery is situated on a steep mountain and belongs to the Red Hat Buddhist sect. Rich paintings, scriptures and Buddha statues make this place, a must visit place after you reach Leh.

    As you walk inside the building, visit the Dukhang or the assembly hall and witness a unique assortment of artefacts and Buddhist ideological architecture. Visit the residential buildings for monks in the temple premises, have a glimpse of their daily life and also explore the peace and tranquility that prevails in the monastery.
  • 08Moonland

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    If Ladakh is known as the ‘Heaven of Passes’, the Moonland is known ‘Heaven of Adventure’. This is one amongst the best places to visit in Jammu and Kashmir while doing a road trip to Ladakh. Often referred as paradise of the shutterbugs, the spectacular views of the region is sure to captivate its visitors.

    The serene picturesque settings of the vicinity add to the enchanting beauty of the Moonland. Be it the scenic terrains, picturesque valleys or the stunning views of the surroundings, every element makes this place, a heaven on earth!

  • 09Alchi

    Located 70km from Ladakh, this monastery was known to be an ancient place for learning and preaching Buddhism. Situated on a flat ground, the Alchi Monastery was built during the 12th century. Inside the monastery are the structures Du-khang and Sum-tsek. There is also a temple on premises called the Manjushri Temple. Du-khang or the assembly hall of the monastery houses ancient paintings and also showcases numerous murals that depicts the various forms of Lord Buddha.

    Managed by the Archaeological Survey of India, this monastery is located in the picturesque Alchi village. On a tour to this sacred place, you can also visit the nearby village and witness the life and culture of the local people.

  • 10Likir

    There is another destination which is a must visit for you on your Ladakh trip. Likir is a town in the Leh area of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is situated in the Leh tehsil, in the Ladakh region.  This village is mainly famous for the Likir Monastery which is just nearby the village. 

    The famous monastery was built in the 11th century and is known for the 75 m tall Buddha statue. The Likir monastery houses about 120 lamas. They also provide elementary education to around 30 students out of which some of them will be selected as Lamas.

  • 11Leh

    On your Leh Ladakh road trip, there is another place which you can’t miss in Leh. It is the Leh district, with a region of 45,110 square km, is the second biggest region in the nation, after Kutch, Gujarat. The town is ruled by the ruined Leh Palace, the previous manor of the illustrious group of Ladakh, inherit a similar style and about an indistinguishable time from the Potala Palace-the main living arrangement of the Dalai Lama. 

    Soak in the amazing beauty of the region dotted with stupas and disintegrating mudbrick houses, the Old Town is overwhelmed by a blade of soak rough edge bested by a forcing Tibetan-style castle and fortification.

  • Things You Should Know

  • 12Petrol Pumps on Srinagar-Leh Highway

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    1) Mangan: Starting from Srinagar, the first petrol pump is available at Mangam, which is situated at around 32km from Srinagar.

    Distance from Srinagar: 32 Kms

    2) Sonamarg: The next refueling can be done at Sonamarg; around 80km from Srinagar and 48km ahead of Mangam.

    Distance from Mangan: 48 Kms

    3) Kargil: Make sure, you fill enough fuel in Sonamarg as the next petrol pump is located around 124km from Sonamarg or 204km from Srinagar.

    Distance from Kargil: 124 Kms

    4) Mulbekh: From Kargil, the next filling station lies in Mulbekh; around 40km, and 242km from Srinagar. Fuel stations are also available in Wakha and Khaltsi, which can be easily reached from Mulbekh.

    Distance from Mulbekh: 40 Kms

    Your search for the best bike trip ends here, here is our guide of the best Ladakh bike trip that is every biker's dream.

  • 13ATMs on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    On this astounding Delhi to Ladakh road trip via Srinagar, you can find ATMs in Ganderbal, Drass and Kargil. Due to the lesser number of ATMs in these regions, you can expect quite a rush in each of the ATM booths.

    The most amazing hotels in Leh offer luxuries of urban cities and views of raw, untouched beauty for your best stay experiences.
  • 14Mechanics on Srinagar-Leh Highway

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    Before embarking on this tour, double check the performance of your vehicles. However, as uncertainties are never known, you can easily find mechanic shops in Ganderbal, Sonamarg and Kargil. Moving further from Kargil, you can find only puncture shops in Lamayuru, Mulbekh, and Nimmu.
  • Places to Visit During Manali Leh Road Trip

  • 15Manali

    While on your Delhi to Leh by road journey there is another place which you will touch on this journey. Manali the land surrounded by the majestic hills and the forest is something which is a must visit for you. This quaint charming place has captured the attention of people around the world. One can see the pristine River Beas which flows right through the town making offering magnificent views. 

    Manali is a popular hill station with attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley nearby. The best thing about this place is the snow which covers the whole region making it look like a cottony world.

  • 16Rohtang La

    Located on the highway leading to Keylong and Leh, this is one amongst the highest mountain passes in India. The spectacular scenery of the Leh landscape is worth witnessing from here. Visiting this pass during the month of May-Novembers make it for an unforgettable experience as the region, during this period blooms at its best!

    Amazing views of glaciers, mountains, valleys and meadows keep you enchanted all through the journey; paragliding is also a not-to-be-missed experience. There is perennial snow at the Rohtang La; you can also get yourself indulged into some adventure activities such as skiing, snowboarding and have the best fun-frolic moment of your life!

    Ladakh is an ideal place to camp as it is a cold desert and yet so scenic that you will want to visit it again and again.

  • 17Keylong

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    Being the headquarters of the Lahaul Spiti region, Keylong is known to be a slice of paradise. A place with an abundance of greenery, you can easily find willow trees, rivulets and snowcapped mountains in this region. Whether you want to explore the scenic countryside or visit the quaint villages, Keylong presents you an eclectic mix of sightseeing locations on the Leh Ladakh road trip.

    You can visit the flourishing Bhaga Valley and embrace the richness of the ecosystem when in Keylong. There are two important monasteries, namely Shashur and Gemur that you can visit as well.

    Besides the Himalayas and the various biker trails, Ladakh is also home beautiful lakes on the planet, don't forget to visit them on your Ladakh trip.

  • 18Jispa

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    Located along the Chandra River is Jispa, a paradisiacal place where uninterrupted beauty is the norm. Although tourists visit this place for an overnight stay, this region is filled with sightseeing locations. The open fields present perfect Jispa camping sites for travelers on the Delhi to Leh Ladakh by road journey via Manali to halt for an overnight stay.

    The natural architecture that encompasses you when in Jispa is an inexplicable reality. Being a high altitude place, this place has an ecosystem that is characteristic of high altitude lands in excess of 10,000ft.

  • 19Darcha

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    Located beside the Bhaga River and 23km from Keylong, Darcha is a scenic village surrounded by picturesque mountains and valleys. Due to its geographical location, it also serves as an ideal location for camping.

    From this village, you can also Padum, and the Darcha-Pardum route is one of the famous trails that has been fascinating the trekkers with its enthralling spells and delight.

    Trek from Lamayuru to Darcha gives a glance of the oldest monasteries of Ladakh, various magnificent passes, some remote village, and beautiful valleys.
  • 20Zingzing Bar

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    Sometimes a pit-stop can be more than just a pit-stop! Although Zingzingbar is a peace-lover joint, its stature is more than that. Located between Jispa and Sarchu, people visit this place not only for beverages and snacks break but for a spiritual break too; the scenery from here is simply outstanding. You are effortlessly transported into a realm of meditative bliss.
  • 21Baralacha La

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    Located in the Zanskar region and created within the high altitudes of the Himalayas, the Baralacha La connects Lahaul to Ladakh. Overlooking the pass is the beautiful Pir Panjal ranges, from this pass you can see the three valleys that surround it.

    At over 16,000ft above sea level, Baralacha La is definitely one of the beautiful mountain passes in Ladakh region. Trekkers use this region to start their trek to the Suraj Tal Lake; be prepared to witness and interact with trekkers from different parts of the world within this route.

  • 22Sarchu

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    Locally known as Sir Bhum Chum, Sarchu is yet another beautiful region surrounded by snow-capped glaciers and abounding greenery. Tourists during Delhi to Leh by road journey use the open fields to set up an overnight camping stay in Sarchu

    This is a place to enjoy the riches of a unique ecosystem. At an altitude of 14,000ft, Sarchu posses an embarrassment of visually enticing scenery. The abundance of majestic mountains draped in a blanket of snow and the murmuring sounds of the rivulets add to the heavenly beauty of this region.

  • 23Gata Loops

    If you are on you Leh bike trip then you will definitely pass the Geta loops. It might be a bit eerie about this place but there has been a lot of stories on the ghost which is seen here. This road takes you to the top of the 3rd high altitude pass on this highway, Nakeela, at a height of nearly 16000 ft.  

    Gata loops is known for offering some of the best views of the stunning region. One can see a number of water bottles while you pass this road. 

    If you are planning a bike trip or looking for other information, then here is our guide for the best time to visit Ladakh on a bike only for you.

  • 24Nakee La

    While you are on your Ladakh tour, you will come across this another pass, Nakee la. Nakee la Pass is third of the five goes to be crossed while heading out from Manali to Leh. It is amongst Manali to Sarchu route or Pang. The tallness of the pass is 4750m. The pass is situated in the Manali-Leh-Highway,on approach to Manali from Taglang La. 

    The surface of the street is cleared, however incorporates some hammer areas. Torrential slides, substantial snowfalls and avalanches can happen at whatever time and can now and again hinder a few segments of the street, being to a great degree risky because of regular patches of ice.

  • 25Lachulung La

    If you are taking a trip to Ladakh you will come across another pass known as the Lachulung La. Situated in the Himalayas, on the limit between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh lies the Lachulung La a high mountain go at a rise of 5,059. The pass, otherwise called Lachulung La and is navigated by the Leh-Manali thruway. It is open for just around four and a half months in a year in summer between May or June. It is one of the best places to visit in Ladakh in June and July.

    The pass is found 54 km (34 mi) from Sarchu and 24 km (15 mi) from Pang. While crossing the pass, the traveler transports and cabs take a stop here a large portion of the circumstances, to give the voyagers a chance to respect the neighborhood common magnificence of the encompassing mountains. It is one of the most loved goes among the climbers and additionally trekkers.

  • 26Tanglang La

    Settled at an elevation of 5328 m over the ocean level, in the Zanskar extend, Taglang La pass is the second most noteworthy mountain passes in Ladakh, the first being Khardungla Pass. It is the home of the roaming Changpa herder who can be seen grouping their cows and goats. The pass is adjoining the Leh-Manali thruway and is come to by means of 21 Gata loops.

    The pass accommodates a beautiful view as it influences far from the principle parkway. Sufficient vegetation on both sides additionally cools the as of now chilled air and now and again, the sharp twists give only the adrenaline push adventurists need.

    Planning a road trip? Manali to Leh road trip guide includes a wide array of options such as bike tours, jeep safari tours, and cycling expeditions so that you can plan accordingly.

  • 27Upshi

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    Situated along the Indus River, Upshi is one of the quaint picturesque villages you can find on the way to Ladakh. Located 45km southeast of Leh, a tour to this village is an extremely delightful affair. There is also an ancient trading route in the vicinity, which once connected the region to Tibet but is no longer used.
  • 28Karu

    There is another place which you can’t afford to miss while you are visiting Leh. It is the intersection, a cross street from where you climb to Chang La. The principle street that keeps running here is the Leh - Manali thruway. Most circumstances one sees chortens out and about side which stand like quiet disintegrating updates.

    This sprinkle of shading is interestingly Karu. It is from Karu that you begin for the Hemis religious community. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region as you slowly hit the roads of this land.
  • 29Leh

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    Situated at an altitude of 11,000 ft. and well known for the high passes, valleys, snow clad mountains and the amazing scenic beauty. Soak in the amazing beauty of Leh region dotted with stupas and disintegrating mudbrick houses, the Old Town is overwhelmed by a blade of soak rough edge bested by a forcing Tibetan-style castle and fortification. 

    The town is ruled by the ruined  Leh Palace, the previous manor of the illustrious group of Ladakh, inherit a similar style and about an indistinguishable time from the Potala Palace-the main living arrangement of the Dalai Lama. 

    Read our ultimate guide of Leh Ladakh bike rentals to prepare yourself with everything for one of the most memorable trip of your life.
  • Things to Know during Manali to Leh Trip

  • 30Petrol Pumps on Manali – Leh Highway

    1) Manali

    While in Manali, you can find an abundance of petrol pumps. This hill station town has a total of 6 petrol pumps.

    2) Tandi

    Moving 110 km from Manali, you can find a petrol pump in Tandi.

    Distance from Manali to Tandi: 110 Kms

    3) Karu

    345 km from Tandi and 30km before Leh, you can also refuel your vehicles in Karu.

    Distance from Tandi to Karu: 345kms

    4) Leh

    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.

  • 31ATMs on Manali-Leh Highway

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    Carrying adequate amount of cash is always a wise choice on Delhi to Leh by road journey via Manali route as there is a dearth of ATMs. All through this way, you can find only one ATM in Keylong, after which Leh town has the next ATM.

    Here is our season-wise weather guide of Ladakh so that you can plan your trip accordingly to experience the best of Ladakh.
  • 32Mechanics on Manali-Leh Highway

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    Before starting this tour, check the vehicles properly in order to avoid any breakdowns. However, all through the journey, you can find mechanic shops in Marhi, Khoksar, Keylong, Darcha, Sarchu and Upshi.
  • 33Places to Eat

    Places to Eat
    At Rohtang pass, there are beverage and food stalls. Primary and healthcare centres are available at Sissu town and so are eateries. There are plenty of restaurants at Keylong. Zingzing Bar is probably the only place where you get dhabas that combine staying options.

    Dhabas serve tasty food and whilst staying here you get breakfast too. All along the trip you might find dhabas interspersed in between.
  • Must Visit Places in Ladakh

  • 34Pangong Lake

    For those of who are planning for that perfect Ladakh trip, this is a must-visit spot for all. Also, known as Pangong Tso, this lake is an endorheic lake which is located at the Himalayas and is 134 km long. The lake is identified as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention.

    Get mesmerized by the lake as it slowly keeps changing its colours. The scintillating water of the lake is very famous among the people who come to visit here. Spend some time in camps around Pangong Lake for stargazing a breathtaking view of the lake. The lake covers around one-third areas within our country and the other two third portion lies with Tibet and is controlled by China.
  • 35Nubra Valley

    Most of you might have heard about the beauty of this destination. Nubra valley is famous among the tourist around the world for its scenic beauty. This magnificent  Nubra valley lies 50 km north of Leh where the rivers, Shyok and Siachen and separates Ladakh from Karakoram Ranges. Don't forget to indulge yourself in camping in Nubra valley which fascinates thousands of visitors every year. 

    The ultra-wide scenes, humongous mountain confronts, exquisite trails, the wide assortment of hues and melodic Shyok stream streaming middle the valley will blow your mind at first sight. The real fascination of an excursion to Nubra Valley is the most noteworthy motorable road, Khardung La Pass Being at a lower height than Leh at a normal elevation of 10000 Feet or 3048 Mtrs.

  • 36Magnetic Hill

    There are a lot of attraction that you will come across while you are on your Ladakh tour. 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 Magnetic Hills still amazes the people coming to visit this destination. The optical illusion created by these hills is the perfect example of natural wonders. Spend some time lazing around these hills and don’t forget to click some memorable pictures while you are on the magnetic grounds.

  • 37Tso Moriri Lake

    On your Leh Ladakh road trip, there is another attraction which is a must visit for you. Set amidst the mountain ranges in Leh these lakes provides you with some of the best views with peaceful surroundings.  Surrounded by barren hills with the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains this lake makes an ideal vacation spot in Leh Ladakh.

    The crystal clear water and blue color of the lake will make you fall in love with this place. Another interesting thing about Tso Moriri lake is that this lake was once a popular source of salt. Don’t miss a chance to camp around Tso Moriri lake while on your trip to Ladakh.
  • 38Shanti Stupa

    While you are taking Delhi to Leh by road trip than this is a must-see place for you. A Buddhist shrine that has relics at its base revered by 14th Dalai Lama himself. It is a magnificent white-domed stupa on the top of the hill in Changspa, Leh. It was built by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura in 1991.

    The motive to build it was to promote peace as it is also a part of the peace pagoda program. It is one of the main attraction around Leh and it a symbol of love between the people of Japan and Ladakh. Summer is the best time to visit this place with the warm sun and clear blue skies. Tourist around the world visit this place to see sunrise and sunset which is simply enchanting.

  • 39Khardung La

    If you are planning for that perfect Leh Ladakh road trip you might have definitely come across the name of this place. Khardungla Pass is the most noteworthy motorable street in the world. At a height of 5,359 meters this pass offers a portion of the best perspectives. Khardungla Pass is a vital door to the Nubra and Shyok Valley. 

    The pass is another essential door to Siachen Glacier. A troop of around 10,000 stallions and camels explored this street every year on their approach to Kashgar in Central Asia. The pass is deliberately essential as a result of the strained Indo-China connection. Several bikers take this street day by day.

  • 40Shey Monastery

    While you are taking Delhi to Ladakh road trip, you will always have the excitement of visiting a monastery. To start with, visit the Shey monastery which is one of the famous attractions here. Shey monastery is situated at a single hillock at a separation of 15 km away south of Leh. This cloister is likewise called Shey Palance which was at one time the living arrangement of the imperial family which was got built by the principal ruler of Ladakh, Lhachen Palgyigon.

    Principle fascination in Shey Monastery is twelve feet Shakyamuni Buddha's statue. It is made by embellishment of 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.
  • 41Hemis National Park

    On your trip to Leh to Ladakh by road, this is another place which is a must visit for you. Known for its vivid wildlife this sanctuary definitely falls under the radar of the nature lovers and animal lovers. Located 40 km souteast of Leh untruths this stunning National park.The Hemis High Altitude National Park that reaches out more than 600 sq. km. is named after the renowned cloister, Hemis gompa. 

    The National Park includes the catchments of Markha, Rumbak and Sumdah nalas. It is known for some uncommon species like the bharal and the snow panther. This National Park is a must visit for you while you visit Ladakh.

  • 42Namgyal Monastery

    There is another monastery which is a must see for you in Ladakh. On your Leh Ladakh trip plan your visit to this monastery will be quite an adventure for you. It was worked by King Tashi Namgyal after the reunification of upper and lower Ladakh and triumph over Hor. Their (Hor) bodies are set under the picture of Mahakala, the watchman divinity to stop encourage intrusion of Hor.

    The Leh royal residence known as 'Lechen Palkhar' was worked by Singay Namgyal in the start of seventeenth Century A.D. The nine-storied royal residence is currently abandoned, and the ASI (Archeological Survey of India) has taken up the redesign work.
  • 43Spituk Gompa

    While you are visiting this exotic destination, there is another place you would not want to miss. Established in the late fourteenth century as See-Thub ('Exemplary') Monastery, amazing Spituk Gompa reviews the Indus Valley with various mudbrick structures tumbling happily down a lofty hillock towards Spituk town. 

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

  • 44Tso Kar Lake

    Most of you might have heard about this magnificent lake in the Ladakh. 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. This spot is very famous with the 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

  • 45Sangam Point

    The name itself gives you the idea of this place. If you are taking a road to Ladakh then this is another amazing spot which is a must-see for you. The meeting point of the Indus and Zanskar is known as the Sangam Point. As the water of the Indus River is very warm and the Zanskar is frozen, this becomes an amazing sight for the onlookers. 

    The force of the waters along with the twists and turns of the river makes Ladakh white water rafting on the Zanskar a memorable adventure.
  • 46Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

    On your trip from Delhi to Leh by road, there is another place which is a must visit for you. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is located 25 miles from Leh in Ladakh area in Jammu and Kashmir, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib remains at where Guru Nanak, the organizer of Sikh religion and the principal master, is accepted to have vanquished an evil presence.

    In spite of the fact that the locale is prevalently Buddhist, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is additionally revered and loved by Buddhists. Tibetan Buddhists adore Guru Nanak as Guru Gompka Maharaj and as Nanak Lama. There are many legends associated with this hill and has become very famous among the general people as well.
  • 47Hall 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. The Hall of Fame, situated close to the Leh Airfield, 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.

  • 48Thiksey 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.
  • 49Hemis Monastery

    Hemis Monastery 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 architectural structure of Hemis Monastery is remarkable and speaks to a particular style of engineering from the other critical cloisters of Ladakh. Hemis festival is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in 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.

  • 50Diskit Monastery

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

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

  • 51Royal Leh Palace

    While you are heading out for your Leh to Ladakh by road there is another place you would not want to miss. 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 storeys. One can enjoy the amazing 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 walls of the palace are building of stones, wood, mud, and sand. A statue of Lord Buddha graces the monastery of the palace. 

  • Essential Info About Leh Ladakh Road Trip

  • 52Things to Keep in Mind

    - Before starting the trip, ensure that the vehicles are in proper working conditions as mechanic shops are less found in this region. Also, carry a tool-kit to overcome any minor breakdowns.

    - It is important to acclimatize to the weather of Leh given that it is an altitudinous land during the Leh Ladakh road trip. There are some places such as Sarchu where you can stay for some time and get used to the weather.

    - Clothing essentials to carry are jackets, hand gloves, thermocot inners, socks, warm sleeping bags, chocolates, dry fruits, biscuits, camera and cell phones.

    - Keep a lot of dry fruits in stock, chocolates, and food that is not easily perishable.

    - Carry ample bottles of water and buy water whenever you stop by at dhabas.

    - Do not drink and drive when on the trip.

    - It is advisable to drive on a full tank as the density of fuel stations are very sparse.

    - Carry extra petrol or diesel in empty bottles and carry the complete repair kit along in case the car or bike has a punctured tyre.

    - ATMs can also be found only in a few places. Make sure you carry enough cash to sustain any uncertain circumstances

    - Indian citizens may not require special permission to visit places such as the Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri given that they are close to bordering countries.

    - Foreign nationals have to obtain a permission called the Protected Area Permit and this can be arranged by a local tour operator during a trip to Ladakh.

  • 53Safety Tips on Road Trip to Ladakh

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    - Do not expose yourself to the weather without wearing adequate thermal wear.

    - Drive safely and go slow on hairpin bends.

    - Always park the vehicle on the side of the road to get down and take pictures.

    - Do not sleep during days.

    - The nights are cold and you might want to distract yourself by simply dozing off.
  • 54Inner Line Permit

    Getting the inner line permit is not at all a tough task these days as everything is easily available on the websites. All you need to do is visit the website and fill up the details of your trip which includes the stay period, dates and more such basic details. Without an inner line permit, you cannot explore the wonders of this beautiful land. Apart from this, you even need to fill up the identification details like the Aadhar number.

    The permit is valid for 3 weeks for the Indian nationals and 1 week for the overseas. Every time you visit Ladakh this permit is needed and is available at a nominal charge of INR 400 with an additional environmental fee of INR 20 per day. Though some of the major attractions do not require a permit, but destinations like
    Nubra Valley, Khardung La, Pangong Tso, Chusul, Hanle, Digger La, Tangyar and many more such places which mark the tourism of Leh could be toured only if you have a permit. You can either carry a hard copy or a soft copy of it!

  • Leh Ladakh Road Trip Packages

  • 556 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package

    6 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package
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    - Cost without Bike/ Seat in a Car: INR 17845 per person

    - Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 22850 Per Person

    - Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 27450 Per Person

    About the Destination:

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

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

    About the Tour:

    -Get ready to taste the adventure in Ladakh with this thrilling 6 Days Leh Ladakh Tour Package.
    -Start your tour after arriving at Leh and meet the tour representative, they will transfer you to your hotel.
    -Ride along the exotic routes with diverse landscapes, always make for a dream journey that is unmatchable and unique its own ways.
    -Enjoy the thrill of riding at otherwise unimaginable heights. Imagine looking down and staring into a deep gorge on one side and being flanked by massive mountain ranges on the other!
    -Be amazed by natural blessings like the Lamayuru or Moonland, Pangong Lake and the Khardung La Pass.
    -Learn of the region’s history and religion with visits to prominent monasteries and temples.
    -Interact with the locals to acquaint yourself with the local lifestyle and culture.
    -Conclude this tour after 6 days and head back home with lots of memories.
  • 56Backpacking Leh Ladakh Tour Package with Camping at Nubra Valley

    Backpacking Leh Ladakh Tour Package with Camping at Nubra Valley
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    Departure Dates

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

    Group size- 12

    About the Destination:

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

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

    About the Tour:

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

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

  • 57Manali 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
    • 58Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi - 2019

      Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi - 2019
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      Multiple Departure Dates from June to September

      Price Variants

      Cost without Bike: INR 35300 per person
      Double Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 43300 per person
      Single Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 52300 per person

      Group Size- 18 to 20 Participants/ 10-15 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups

      About the Destination:

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

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

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

      About the trip

      • The trip starts with you boarding your bus from Delhi for Manali, where you will meet your bikes for the Manali to Leh bike trip
      • You will take a test ride to Solang valley and will leave with your bikes for Leh the very next day.
      • Crossing Rohtang pass, Jispa, and Sarchu, you will arrive in Leh
      • You will pay visits to the Sham Valley, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Tso, before returning to Manali via Upshi and Jispa
      • These 12 days will leave you in awe of the beauty of this place and will keep you coming back for more
    • 59Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar

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

      Price Variants:
      Variant 1:  Self Drive (own bike & fuel): INR 35300/- per person
      Variant 2: Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 43300/- per person
      Variant 3: Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 52300/- per person

      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.

    • 60Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2019

      Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2019
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      About the Destination

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

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

      About the Trip

      Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides to beat. Cutting across beautiful trails with the Himalayas serving as the perfect backdrop, one can cross Tanglang La standing at 5328m before entering Leh. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac.

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

    • 61Manali to Leh Jeep Safari

      Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
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        Code: 6691309

      About the Activity: 

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

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

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

    • 62Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong

      Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong
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      About the Activity:

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

      Duration of the Tour: 7D/6N

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

      Group Size: 6 PAX

      Tour Type: Group Departure

    • 63Leh Ladakh to Manali Bike Trip Package 2019

      Leh Ladakh to Manali Bike Trip Package 2019
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      Leh Ladakh Bike Trip Video

      Departure Dates
      June 7,12,13,19,20,27 July 4,8,11,18,25  August 1,8,15,22,29  September 5 

      Price Variants
      Double Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 27950 per person
      Single Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 34950 per person

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

      About the Destination
      The land of high passes, Ladakh is a true beauty and a gift of nature to the already beautiful land of Kashmir in India. Known for being the land of adventures and mysteries, Ladakh has a lot of tricks up its sleeve and reveals them all to its visitors in due time. Home to Ladakhi culture and people, surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain ranges of the world, and gifted with stunning landscapes like the Dunes of Hundar and Pangong Lake, Ladakh will beckon to you to visit again when you leave. So might as well listen to it

      About the Trip

      • A bike trip through the Ladakh is almost every Indian's dream trip
      • Bike trip of Ladakh is not only an Indian but is also an international favorite because of the many high mountain passes here
      • Experience the culture of Ladakh and the lifestyle in these harsh conditions of living
      • Ride on one of the highest motorable passes in the world, the famous Khardung La
      • Visit the grand Pangong Tso Lake, which will easily take your breath away
      • Also, visit the Diskit Monastery
      • These 10 days will be the forever favorite of your life

    • 64Ladakh Sightseeing Tour

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

    • 65Women Only Sightseeing Group Tour of Ladakh

      Women Only Sightseeing Group Tour of Ladakh
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      Call our destination expert to book: 8619833383 


      About the Destination:

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

      From majestic mountain passes and tranquil monasteries to magical lakes, Ladakh is sure to take your breath away. During summer, this beautiful region is adorned with a plethora of vibrant colors, but come winter time it is transformed into a snowy white wonderland, often cut off from the rest of the world.

      As a destination, Ladakh is replete with every sight imaginable; from sapphire blue lakes to jade green meadows and even dry and arid grasslands serve to make this land of extremes a must-go destination on every traveler's bucket list, and that is the very reason that no one should ever miss the chance of visiting this Paradise. That is why this tour is here to bring everyone on an equal pedestal by bringing together women of a different metal and organizing a women-only tour to the land of high passes, Ladakh

      About the Activity:

      Treat yourself to 6 nights 7 days of mystery with the women-only tour to Ladakh. 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.

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

      Lose yourself in the hypnotizing beauty of the colorful 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!

      Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30),  Aug (5, 11,17,23,29),  Sept (4,10,16,22)

    • 66Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Package from Manali

      Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Package from Manali
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        Code: 8557485
      About the Destination:
      Known as the most beautiful destinations in the world, Ladakh had been attracting a lot of tourists. Leh Ladakh jeep safari package is the perfect one for the adventure seekers where they can explore the beauty of region while driving through the barren roads. Each day will hold something new for you during this incredible journey. Soak in the beauty of the region with the mountains, valleys, scenic monasteries etc.

      Not just this you also get a chance to learn about the rich culture and traditions of this region. Meet the local people and enjoy a cup of hot tea with them. Visit some of the places like Thiksey Monastery, Shey Monastery, Leh Palaces etc. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the wonderful camping by the Pangong Lake and feel the thrill as you ride through Khardungla, highest motorable road in the world.

      About the Tour:
      -Brace yourself as you head out on this thrilling adventure of Leh Ladakh jeep safari package once you reach Manali from your destination by air, rail and road. 

      -Visit a famous temple and check out other sightseeing spots with picturesque mountains and scenic landscapes in and around Manali.

      -Take a drive from Manali to various destinations including Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Hunder, Panamik, Chang La, Pangong Tso, Srinagar and many more.

      -Enjoying the most amazing journey of their life sitting on the back seats. You can feel the effect of gravity, atmosphere low on air, freezing temperature.

      -Also visit the most famous attractions like Shey Gompa, Thiksey,  Gompa Hemis and many winding roadways into mountain passes.

      -Your support team makes this challenging journey very smooth and safe without tampering the fun and adventure as you end the trip in Srinagar.

      -Conclude this Leh Ladakh jeep safari package after 10 days and 9 nights and head back home with lots of memories.

      Note: This is a group tour and requires min 6 pax to execute. 

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    Attractions

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    Pangong Lake

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

    The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favourite 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 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 for 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 centre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

    Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

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

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    Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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    Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Shanti Stupa

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

    History

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

    Structure of the stupa

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

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

    Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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    Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Lamayuru Monastery

    The high elevation where Lamayuru Monastery is located at amuses every traveler comes here. Existing on Leh-Srinagar Highway, around 15 kms east of the Fotu La, the monastery is perched on a height of 3510 meters. The murals, frescoes and the images of Buddha have created an interesting setting inside this famous Buddhist temple.

    History

    Lamayuru Monastery was originally the monastery belonged to Bon and the name means Swastika which symbolized eternity. The history says that an Indian scholar named Naropa caused a lake to dry up and there founded Lamayuru Monastery. Seng ge Sgang is the oldest building surviving which is dedicated to the builder-monk, Rinchen Zangpo.

    The structure of the monastery

    There were actually five buildings in the beginning and still one can find the remaining of the four buildings located in the corner. In the past there, were up to 400 monks and currently there are 100 monks residing in the monastery. There is a small temple can be seen which is dedicated to Avalokiteshwara.

    Location: The monastery is located at a distance of 127 km from Leh in the Lamayuru region. You can reach the monastery via road by bus or jeep.

    Timings: It is open on all days from 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

    Entry fee: INR 30 per person

    Highlights: There will be two annual Mask Dance festivals happen which is the most suitable time to visit the monastery.

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    Alchi Monastery

    After the endless mountain peaks, green valleys, high passes, monasteries in Ladakh are the prime factors behind the huge number of visitors to the paradise every year. Alchi Monastery, a group of Buddhist shrines is now a remarkable landmark and a must visit tourist attraction in Leh. The rugged valleys, uneven mountain terrains etc are creating a flamboyant view from the monastery and make the travelers feel elevated. Alchi is a part of the three villages that together constitute to the Alchi Group of Monuments.

    History

    Alchi Monastery and its current guardians are grateful the great translator Rinchen Zangpo who was the reason behind the construction of the monastery. He built it in the AD 1000 and there were 32 wood carvers and sculptors from Kashmir to help him. But when the Gelug sect decided to shift the activities to Likir Monastery permanently, it turned to be the administrative shrine of the Alchi Gompa, officially.

    Structure of the monastery

    Alchi Monastic Complex has three principal shrines named the Dukhang or Assembly Hall, the Sumtseng and the temple of Manjushri. Chortens have a special space inside the complex. The wall paintings seen inside are dating back to the spiritual and artistic nuances found in Buddhism and Hindu Kingdoms. Like we seen in other monasteries, here also, you will find the huge statues of Buddha and several wood carvings and art works appearing in Baroque style.

    Location: The monastery is located in Alchi Village in the Leh District, 70 km from Leh.

    Timing: May to September on all days: from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm.

    Entry Fee: For Indians: INR 25, For Foreigners: INR 50

    Highlights: The views from the monastery have attracted a lot of film production sets. Good photographic location as well.

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    Royal Leh Palace

    A nine storey high building displays the influence of Potala Palace in Lhasa is the famed Royal Leh Palace that stands with its head high on a cliff top overlooking the ravishing Leh town. Leh Palace is a must visit during anyone’s tour of Ladakh region as it has been standing there as a symbol of the old glorious days of the royal family lived here. The top floors accommodated the members of the regal community and the low floors were occupied by stables and stores.

    History

    In the 17th century, King Sengge Namgyal led the construction of Leh Palace and it gained fame in a short span of time. Later, it was termed as an architectural icon and the symbol of pride and glory of Leh. The history says that during the time when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh, Leh Palace was abandoned and the members of the family were asked to move to Stok Palace. The Archeological Survey of India has restored the valuable ruins of the palace and opened to the public as a remarkable tourist attraction.

    Structure of the palace

    There is a monastery behind the palace which is a part of the palace and there you will find the statue of a seating Buddha in there in the monastery behind the palace. On the walls of the palace, you will see the old pictures and paintings including Tibetan thangka.

    Timings: The palace is open to the public on all days from 07:00 am to 04:00 pm

    Entry fee: For Indians: INR 20 and for Foreigners: INR 100

    Location: Leh Palace is closely located to the town. Visitors can reach the palace by walking from Leh town as it is about 5 kms away from there.

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    Zanskar valley

    The Zanskar Range is the mountain range in Jammu and Kashmir that acts as the separating line between Ladakh and Zanskar. The Zanskar Range is a part of the Tethys Himalayas, formed with weakly transformed sedimentary series. The average height of the Zanskar Range is 6000 meters. It is an inevitable spot for adventure lovers during their adrenaline rushing trekking trips to the Trans Himalayas every year.

    On the way to Zanskar Valley, one will come across the incredible Suru Valley which puts forth a decent trekking experience to adventure lovers. Zanskar is alluring always with its brightly shining mountain peaks and the presumably attracting villages, sometimes, it looks overshadowing the relishing Changthang Region as well. Tourism has caused a great enhancements on the economic side of the region like education flourished and the lifestyle of the people has changed but it took its toll on the fragile mountain environment.

    Nevertheless, Zanskar is the favorite tourist destination still because of the vast area that is made beautiful by multiple hues, the distinct flora and fauna and the extremely variant climatic conditions. There are two main branches of the Zanskar River; one is Doda which has source near Pensi-La and flows south eastwards to reach Padum and the second one is formed by two tributaries called Kargyag River and it has source near Shingo La.

    Height: The valley is situated at an average height of 6000 meters above the sea level.

    Location: It is located at a distance of about 464 kms from Leh and would take around 10 to 11 hours to reach. Buses are available from Leh to reach the valley.

    Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August and September are suitable to visit the Zanskar Range as the other months will cause heavy snowfall and the roads will be blocked.

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    Hemis National Park

    Around 4400 sq.km is the area the prime attraction of Ladakh spreads into. We are talking about the renowned Hemis National Park named after the popular monastery in the region that is Hemis Monastery. The very rare species of wildlife is the reason behind its global recognition. Bharal and snow leopards are examples for the unseen animal collection found in Hemis National Park. The park is located on the west bank of the Indus River. 

    The animals, the flora, the birds and the nature in the park and its vicinity are coming under the highly protected areas and this is the only place in India where the protected snow leopards are seen in abundance. The Rumbak and Markha catchments were found to be protected with the discovery of the park in 1981 and it grew into 4400 sq.km in 1990 and becomes the largest national park in South Asia. Argali or the Great Tibetan Sheep, Shapu etc are the supporters of the prey base for the predators in Hemis. Asiatic Ibex, the Tibetan Wolf, the Eurasian brown bear and red fox are some of the endangered species found before and some are still present in the park. The crucial problem faced by the park is the regular animal-human conflicts because over 1600 people are living inside the park boundaries, mainly pastoralists living with poultry farming, goats and sheep.

    Height: The elevation at which the park exists is 3000-6000 meters above the sea level.

    Location: The park is located about 5 kms from Leh and Leh Airport is the closest airport to the park.

    Best time to visit: To reach the park there are a number of trekking routes opened from Mid-June to Mid-October. But the best season to spot snow leopards is of course, in late winter.


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    Spituk Monastery

    Spituk Monastery in Ladakh has another name that is Pethup Gompa, very famous among the locals. It is located at a distance of 8 km from Leh and there are 100 monks inside the gompa. The major attraction at the monastery is the giant statue of Goddess Kali. The Buddhist monastery is at a site which was blessed earlier by Arhat Nyimagung.

    History     

    Spituk Monastery was founded by Od-de. He was the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od. When he came to Maryul, he built the monastery and introduced the monastic community. But Lotsewa Rinchen Zangpo on his arrival said that an exemplary religious sect should be there and thus the name of the monastery was changed to Spituk which meant exemplary.

    Structure of the monastery

    There are three chapels in the gompa with numerous statues of Buddha and several thankas as well. The Dukhang Hall is the highlight and the two rows of seats running to a throne at the end are also something unique found here. Visitors will come across the beautiful sculptors and chortens.

    Location: The monastery is perched on a thrilling hill top near Indus and about 8 kms away from Leh on Srinagar road. It is at an elevation of 3307 meters.

    Timings: It is open on all days from 08:00 am to 01:00 pm.

    Entry fee: INR 20 per person

    Highlights: Gustor Festival held from the 27th to 29th day in the eleventh month of the Tibetan Calendar and it is for two days with mask dance and prayers. Usually, the festival falls on winter time which guarantees the presence of natives in large but the number of tourists would be comparatively lesser.


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    Visit to the Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame is a proud displayer of Indian Army simultaneously acts as the symbol of those dark days of India’s war against Pakistan. The museum that showcases seized arms and weapons of Pakistan army is located in Ladakh, the paradise of adventure lovers lying in the beautiful Himalayas. Moreover, the museum is considered to be a tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives during the war. To make it more appealing, the Indian Army has kept the photos and the things of those soldiers inside the museum. Also, the arranged items related to the history and culture of Ladakh, wildlife and vegetation have importance and amuses the visitors definitely. 

    There are things which enhance every Indian’s patriotic feelings as well as they let us appreciate the bravery shown by every Indian soldier during the wars, from the heart. Different quotes, letters written by the soldiers, the tools, aircrafts, weapons, tents and what all the soldiers have used during the period are preserved which give every visitor a minute to think and pay tribute to those brave hearts who lost their lives to help every one of us sleep in peace. Located next to Leh Airfield, the museum is opened on all days. Every day, visitors will be able to watch a detailed documentary on Operation Vijai or Kargil War screened.

    Entry fee:  For Indians: INR 10, for Foreigners: INR 50

    Timings: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm

    Highlight: Evening parade or march is a major event happening here

    Location: 4 kms from the main town, on the way to Magnetic hill via Leh Srinagar Highway.

    Tips: Camera and video are allowed inside but at an additional cost.


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    Rohtang Pass

    Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind-blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas.

    It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.

    But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh.

    The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.

    Height:
     Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.

    Location:
     The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.

    Best time to visit: 
    The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.

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    Lachulung La

    Apart from Khardung La or Baralacha La, Ladakh has numerous other passes at great heights which stand as Ladakh’s pride for centuries now. The glitters of other passes may be diminished by Khardung La mainly but all the other passes are equally important. Lachulung La is a single example.

    The elevation of this pass is 5059 meters above sea level which is considered to be a dangerously exciting height for any pass after Khardung La. Lachulung La is on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Also, it separates the valleys of Tsarap Chu and Tozay. If you take Leh-Manali highway, you will be able to cross this pass that has other names such as Lachalung La, Lungalacha La etc. 

    A fact that to be remembered before you head to visit this pass is, it is open only for four and a half months during summer. Any traveler should be prepared not to fall sick during the conquering of Lachulung La because its geographic status, the height, the rugged pathways and the remote villages it goes through may cause dramatic influence on your body. Being one of the most adventurous passes in Ladakh, Lachulung is a favorite stop avid adventure lovers.

    Also, the surroundings are quite fictional as the towering Himalayan passes and the nature lying in correspondence to them are creating soothing visuals. Trekkers should be very careful while climbing the altitude up as altitude sickness is assured at the top and keep hydrated to maintain your body conditions with respect to the climate. But the descent is smooth and easy so that you will feel overjoyed till the end.

    Height:
    5059 meters

    Best time to visit:
    May to October

    How to reach:
    Take Leh-Manali highway, from Sarchu 54 KM and from Pang, 24 Km

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    Tanglang La

    Tanglang La is a high mountain pass, the glorious pride of Ladakh, the favourite tourist spot for bikers and trekkers. 5328 meters above the sea level is the dream like height of this pass which happily poses some threatening adventure to those who try to climb up the top. The road leading to the pass on Leh-Manali highway, from Upshi to Tanglang La is completely paved. A 500 meter long section of the road is the only part which is unpaved. Tanglang La is also beautifully paved to the make the climb easier. 

    There are a lot of confusions existing regarding the position of Tanglang La in the list of world’s highest motorable passes and the world believes it to be the second highest which is proven to be wrong. The local sign on the top of the pass shows the altitude of the pass is 17582 feet or 5359 meters. But now, it is said that the sign board gives a wrong impression but the original height of the pass is 5328 meters. The pass is made beautiful by the innumerous Buddhist prayer flags despite the fact the road is tough to conquer and any type of traveler will fall for the scenery at the pass and adventure lovers would love to try their energy level by climbing up to the top. But remember, the oxygen level will be decreased as you cover the altitude and reaches to the half of what you feel at sea level.

    Height: 5328 meters of 1248 feet

    Best time to visit: May to October

    How to reach: The pass is close to Leh-Manali highway and can be reached via 21 Gata loops

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