Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

DownloadThrillophiliaApp

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X
  • When it comes to a road trip nothing can be a better Ladakh road trip is undeniably the best. And with the onset of the season most of you might be planning for that perfect road trip to Leh Ladakh. It is true that Leh Ladakh road trip lets you capture some of the best memories of a lifetime. Riding through the amazing valleys and the mountain passes with the serene surrounding is something which will be captured in your heart forever.

    Ladakh, the land of high passes, is one of the highest visited tourist destinations in India. Located at a height of more than 3,000m above the sea level this region is a dream destination for all. Whether you are with your boy’s gang or just with a solo trip down the hilly road you will definitely fall in love with this place.The scenic beauty of the Himalayan range and the Karakoram Mountain ranges add to the alluring beauty of this region.

    Any road trips to Ladakh takes you through scenic valleys, rugged terrains, high passes, snow clad mountains and many more fascinating elements of nature. Offering mesmeric views of the surroundings, these trips also offers adequate amount of challenges as the prevailing conditions along these regions cannot be exactly predicted at times. So, this time head out for that perfect trip to Ladakh and satisfy your thirst to explore the mountains all at once.

    There are two different routes that lead to Ladakh- one from Srinagar and the other from Manali: 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, a mountain top Gurudwara, monasteries and more. This is a comprehensive trip that exposes you to the various facets of Ladakh. In this exciting 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 Ladakh road trip. On the Manali to Leh road trip, you will traverse through high mountain passes, narrow passes, hair pin 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.

  • 02Sonmarg

    Sonmarg
    Image Credit : Motographer - Flickr

    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.


  • 03Drass Valley

    Drass 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.


  • 04Kargil

    On your road trip to Ladakh, this is another destination which you will be passing on your trip. 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.

  • 05Mulbekh

    Mulbekh

    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.


  • 06Lamayuru

    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 monastery while visiting Leh.

    As you walk inside the building, visit the Dukhang or the assembly hall and witness a unique assortment of artifacts 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.


  • 07Moonland

    Moonland
    Image Credit : Sanish Suresh - Flickr

    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!


  • 08Alchi

    Alchi

    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.


  • 09Likir

    There is another destination which is a must visit for you on your Ladakh map. Likir is a town in the Leh area of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] 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.

  • 10Leh

    On your Leh Ladakh road trip there is another thing which you can’t miss is Leh. Leh district, with a region of 45,110 km2, 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, inherent 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. 

  • Srinagar to Leh Trip: Things You Should Know

  • 11Petrol Pumps on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    Petrol Pumps on Srinagar-Leh HighwaySend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Kiran SRK - Flickr

    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


  • 12ATMs on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    On this astounding road trip, 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.
  • 13Mechanics on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    Mechanics on Srinagar-Leh Highway
    Image Credit : Lev Yakupov - Flickr
    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 to Leh Road Trip

  • 14Manali

    While you are on your road trip to Ladakh 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.

  • 15Rohtang La

    Rohtang La

    Located on the highway leading to Keylong and Leh, this is amongst the highest mountain passes in the world. 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 indulged into snowball games and have the best fun-frolic moment of your life!

  • 16Keylong

    Keylong
    Image Credit : Deepak Sharma - Flickr

    Being the headquarters of the Lahaul Spiti region, Keylong is known to be a slice of paradise. A place with 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 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.


  • 17Jispa

    JispaSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Motographer - Flickr

    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 camping sites for travellers on the Manali-Leh road trip 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.


  • 18Darcha

    Darcha
    Image Credit : Kiran SRK - Flickr
    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.
  • 19Zingzing Bar

    Zingzing Bar
    Image Credit : Motographer - Flickr
    Sometimes a pit-stop can be more than just a pit-stop! Although Zingzingbar is a peace-over 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.
  • 20Baralacha La

    Baralacha La
    Image Credit : Deepak Sharma - Flickr

    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 highest mountain passes in this region on the Ladakh road trip. 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.


  • 21Sarchu

    SarchuSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Prabhu B Doss - Flickr

    Locally known as Sir Bhum Chum, Sarchu is yet another beautiful region surrounded by snow-capped glaciers and abounding greenery. Tourists on the Manali to Leh trip use the open fields of Sarchu to setup an overnight camping stay. 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.


  • 22Gata Loops

    If you are on you Leh Ladakh bike trip then you will definitely pass the Geta loops. It might be a bit errie 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. 

  • 23Nakee La

    While you are on your Leh Ladakh road trip 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 Sarchu and 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.

  • 24Lachulung 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. 

    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.

  • 25Tanglang 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 go 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.

  • 26Upshi

    UpshiSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : abrinsky - Flickr
    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.
  • 27Karu

    There is another place which you can’t afford to miss while you are visiting Ladakh. 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.
  • Things to know during Manali to Leh trip

  • 28Petrol Pumps on Manali – Leh Highway

    Petrol Pumps on Manali – Leh Highway

    1) Manali

    While in Manali, you can find 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).


  • 29ATMs on Manali-Leh Highway

    ATMs on Manali-Leh HighwaySend Enquiry
    Image Credit : Sistak - Flickr
    Carrying adequate amount of cash is always a wise choice on this 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.
  • 30Mechanics on Manali-Leh Highway

    Mechanics on Manali-Leh Highway
    Image Credit : Motographer - Flickr
    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.
  • 31Places 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

  • 32Magnetic Hill

    There are a lot of attraction that you will come across while you visit ladakh and this is another spot which is a must visit for you. 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 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.

  • 33Tso 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 this 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.

    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. Don’t miss a chance to explore this lake while on your trip from Delhi to ladakh.

    Don't forget to check out best camps to stay at Tso Moriri Lake.
  • 34Nubra 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 valley lies 50 km north of Leh where the rivers, Shyok and Siachen and separates Ladakh from Karakoram Ranges. 

    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.

  • 35Pangong 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. This lake is a must see place while on your Leh Ladakh trip. The lake is identifies as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention.

    Get mesmerized by the lake as it slowly keeps changing its colors. The scintillating water of the lake is very famous among the people who come to visit here. Spend some time enchanted by the breath taking 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.

    Also, don't forget to stay in camps at Pangong Lake.
  • 36Shanti Stupa

    While you are taking your trip from Delhi to leh ladakh than this is another fascinating spot which is a must see for you. Located on a peak in Chanspa, Leh region, this stupa  is known as Buddhist white-domed stupa. It was implicit 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura. 

    The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, revered by the fourteenth Dalai Lama himself. Shanti stupa has gives excellent and all encompassing perspective of the encompassing scene. This has turned into an essential explanation behind Shanti Stupa to wind up distinctly a mainstream vacation destination.

  • 37Khardung La

    If you are planning for that perfect Leh Ldakh 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.

  • 38Shey Monastry

    While you are taking a route from Delhi to Leh Ladakh, 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 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.
  • 39Hemis 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.

  • 40Namgyal 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.
  • 41Spituk 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. 

  • 42Tso 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.

  • 43Sangam Point

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

    On your Leh Ladakh trip plan this will be another best place to visit. The two rivers meet at this point and then flows to Pakistan. The 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. 
  • 44Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

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

    In spite of the fact that the locale is prevalently Buddhist, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is additionally revered and loved by Buddhists. Tibetan Buddhists adore Guru Nanak as Guru Gompka Maharaj and as Nanak Lama. There are many legends associated with this hill and has become very famous among the general people as well.
  • 45Hall of Fame

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

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

  • 46Thiksey Monastry

    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.
  • 47Hemis Monastry

    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.

  • 48Diskit Monastry

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

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

  • 49Royal 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 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 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 Ladakh Road Trip

  • 50Things to Keep in Mind

    Things 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 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.

  • 51Safety Tips on Road Trip to Ladakh

    Safety Tips on Road Trip to LadakhSend Enquiry
    Image Credit : meamodus - Flickr
    - 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.
  • 52Inner Line Permits

    Inner Line Permits
    Image Credit : Kiran SRK - Flickr

    The Inner Line Permit application form is easily available at the stationary shop behind the Leh DC office. One can visit the Leh DC office from 9.00 AM to 03:00 PM, no applications will be accepted after that. The office remains closed on Sundays and National Holidays. 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.

    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.

    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.

  • Ladakh Road Trip Packages

  • 53Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2018

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2018
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN23 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4039754

    Departure Dates - Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for separate group also.

    About the Destination:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For two persons sharing one bike (without fuel and self bike): Rs. 22499 per person

    For single rider in one bike (without fuel and self bike): Rs. 24499 per person

    For two persons sharing one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 35999 per person

    For single rider in one bike (with fuel and bike rental): Rs. 45999 per person

    Note: There are two options available as 1) Start the trip from Manali and conclude it in Leh and catch your flights or 2) Start the trip from Manali to Leh and then return to Manali to conclude the trip.

  • 54Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar

    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lLadakh
    • NNNNN11 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4039754

    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.

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

    About the Destination:

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

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

    About the Departure with Details:

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

    There are four different variants available with this package as given below:
    Variant 1: From Delhi - self bike and without fuel: for 2 persons sharing one bike- Rs. 31999/- per person
    Variant 2: From Delhi - self bike and without fuel: for single rider in one bike- Rs. 34999/- per person
    Variant 3: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for two persons sharing one bike- Rs. 43999/- per person
    Variant 4: From Delhi - with bike rental and with fuel: for single rider in one bike- Rs. 58999/- per person

    Sketch itinerary of Manali Leh Srinagar Bike Trip:

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

  • 55Explore Ladakh On Bike

    Explore Ladakh On Bike
    • d7 Daysn6 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN4 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4039754

    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 Destination:

    The names Leh and Ladakh often bring forth to imagination a land that is still untouched by the hand of commercialisation and urban culture. 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 Departure with Details:

    There can be no better way to explore the exotic lands of Ladakh on bike! Riding along the exotic routes with diverse landscapes, always make for a dream journey that is unmatchable and unique it 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 with natural blessings like the Lamayuru or Moonland, Pangong Lake and the Khardung La Pass; the pristine waters, blue skies and calm ambience will rejuvenate your mind and soul. 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. Engage in a thrilling rafting as well during the bike trip.

    Two people sharing a bike: INR 22000 per person
    Single Rider: INR 29000

    Duration: 6N/7D

    Maximum Altitude: 9,800-17,582ft


  • 56Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN20 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6804037

    About the Destination:

    Fixed departure dates: 18-06-2017, 02-07-2017, 16-07-2017, 12-08-2017, 26-08-2017

    Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides to beat. Cutting across beautiful trails with the Himalayas serving as the perfect backdrop, one can cross Tanglang La, the world’ second highest motorable pass standing at 5280m before entering Manali. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac.

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

  • 57Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake

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

      Fixed departure dates: Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for separate group also.

      About the Activity: 

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

      • Number of PAX       Standard               Deluxe                 Super Deluxe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      • Extra Bed Child            Rs. 8800             Rs. 9800                    Rs. 10700
    • 58Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake

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

      Fixed departure dates: Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for separate group also.

        About the Activity:
        • Embark on this amazing jeep safari tour of Leh and its surrounding region.
        • Start your journey by arriving in Srinagar around noon on the first day and spend the day according to your wish.
        • From the second day onward, your breathtaking journey in a jeep would start off. Keep in mind that your are going to set your feet in some of the most captivating locations in India, famous all over the world as the pieces of paradise have fallen on earth.
        • The awe-inspiring destinations include are Kargil, Lamayuru, Leh, Khardung La Pass, Tso Moriri Lake, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Jispa. 
        • Some of the attractions you will come across during the journey are Lamayuru Gompa, Alchi Gompa, Deskit Monastery, Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Confluence of the Zanskar and the Indus Rivers and so on.
        • You will be dropped back to Manali on the last day to wind up an eventful tour of Leh-Ladakh.
        • Number of PAX              Standard                 Deluxe                   Super Deluxe

        • Min 02 pax                      Rs. 46600             Rs. 47280                Rs. 49110

        • Min 03 Pax                      Rs. 35140             Rs. 35870                Rs. 37620

        • Min 04 pax                       Rs. 30300             Rs. 30980                Rs. 32810

        • Min 05 Pax                       Rs. 26690             Rs. 27400                Rs. 29170

        • Min 06 Pax                       Rs. 24870             Rs. 25550                Rs. 27380

        • Min 07 Pax                       Rs. 27280             Rs. 27980                Rs. 29780

        • Min 08 Pax                       Rs. 25850             Rs. 26520                Rs. 28350

        • Min 09 Pax                       Rs. 24330              Rs. 25030               Rs. 26830

        • Min 10 Pax                       Rs. 23480               Rs. 24150               Rs. 25980

        • Min 11 Pax                        Rs. 22460               Rs. 23150               Rs. 24950

        • Min 12 Pax                        Rs. 21900               Rs. 22580              Rs. 24400

        • Extra Bed Child                 Rs. 10100                Rs. 11200               Rs. 12700
      • 59Manali to Leh Jeep Safari

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

        About the Activity: 

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

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

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

      • 60Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong

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

        About the Activity:

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

        Duration of the Tour: 7D/6N

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

        Paying Pax                                 Standard             Deluxe             Super Dlx             Premium

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

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

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

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

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

        10 pax with tempo traveller    Rs. 11,400         Rs. 13,000    Rs. 19,300        Rs. 28,900

        Extra Adult With extra bed    Rs. 8,800            Rs. 10,800    Rs. 15,400       Rs. 22,400

        Child without bed                   Rs. 6,200            Rs. 7,900     Rs. 12,800        Rs. 19,500

      • 61Ladakh Sightseeing Tour

        Ladakh Sightseeing Tour
        • d11 Daysn10 Nights
        • lLadakh
        • NNNNN1 review
        • Ullhas Reddy
          Supplier
          Ullhas Reddy
        • 62,000
        • Book Now
        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.

      • 62Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri

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

        About the Destination:

        • Ladakh, also known as the Little Tibet, is a favourite adventure ground with tourists. 
        • Its magnificent variety of terrain waiting to be explored excite the senses of adventurous travellers. 
        • The rugged and natural beauty, stunning views, spectacular mountain ranges, beautiful plains and plateaus, clear rivers and azure skies leave many a visitors spellbound.
        • It is a splendid destination that has much to offer to tourists of every kind. 
        • There are peaceful monasteries to be visited, historical palaces and forts to be explored, and natural beauty everywhere to surround the senses. 
        • Come to Ladakh to lose yourself in the magnificence of untouched beauty and discover yourself again!

        About the Activity:

        • Get a chance to explore the real beauty of the region on this one of a kind 9 days incredible tour in Ladakh.
        • Explore the most exotic and the vivid parts of this region as you take on an adventurous journey starting from Leh.
        • Drive to Nubra Valley via Khardung la pass the highest motorable road and then visit the Deskit Monastery.
        • Witness the beauty of the region with the valleys and the old forts and peaceful monasteries.
        • Spend your days and nights in the lap of nature, stay in overnight camps and much more!
        • Conclude your tour after 9 days and head back home with lots of memories.

        Temperature Range: Day- 25 to 30 Degrees, Night- 4 to 15 Degrees

        Minimum Paying Pax                  Standard                 Deluxe                 Super Dlx               Premium

        02 Pax with innova/xylo           Rs. 29,000                Rs. 32,000            Rs. 40,500           Rs. 52,000

        04 Pax with innova/xylo           Rs. 19,500                Rs. 22,000            Rs. 31,000            Rs. 42,500

        06 Pax with innova/xylo           Rs. 16,500                 Rs. 19,400           Rs. 27,900            Rs. 39,500

        6 pax with tempo traveller        Rs. 18,700                 Rs. 21,500           Rs. 30,500            Rs. 41,700

        8 pax with tmpo traveller          Rs. 16,500                 Rs. 19,400          Rs. 28,000            Rs. 39,500

        10 pax with tmpo 2raveler       Rs. 15,200                  Rs. 18,200          Rs. 26,800            Rs. 38,000

        Extra Adult With extra bed       Rs. 11,000                   Rs. 13,500         Rs. 20,400             Rs. 30,400

        Child without bed                      Rs. 9,200                    Rs. 10,900          Rs. 17,800            Rs. 26,500

      • 63Women Only Leh Ladakh Tour Package

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

        About the Destination:

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

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

        As a destination, Ladakh is replete with every sight imaginable; from sapphire blue lakes, to jade green meadows and even dry and arid grasslands serve to make this land of extremes a must-go destination on every travellers bucket list.


        About the Activity:

        Treat yourself to a seven nights eight days of exoticism and mystery with women only tour to Ladakh, with the special women in your life. Start your trip from the charming town of Leh, which will woo you with its quaint markets and charming palaces. Visit the beautiful Sham valley and the ancient monasteries of Lamayuru and Liker.

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

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

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

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

      Biking in Ladakh

      Attractions

      1494505232_pangong_tso_wide.jpg

      Pangong Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1494510547_honeymoon-in-nubra.jpg

      Nubra Valley

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

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

      Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

      1494503474_maxresdefault.jpg

      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.

      1494581375_parang1.jpg

      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.

      1464333111_5716340845_458abb3f8d_b.jpg

      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


      1494509022_magnetic-hill-in-ladakh_01.jpg

      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.

      13149806365_8ab970f108_b.jpg

      Chadar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

      1494572216_markha-valley-trek.jpg

      Markha Valley Trek

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

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

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

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

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

      7676529076_68311aa99f_b.jpg

      Stok Kongri Trek

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

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

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

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

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

      Best Season: June - October

      Difficulty Level: Medium

      Max. Elevation: 5000 m

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

      Ask a Question

      Ask Question