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  • The engine starts and the four wheels take you on a mind-boggling boulevard. The journey from Srinagar to Leh by road is a trip to remember. Trading the roads of heaven on earth, you would be revitalizing every inch of your body and soul.

    The pristine beauty of Srinagar has left its every admirer spell bind and speechless. Encompassed by the fascinating vistas, the challenging and rugged boulevards and the immaculate culture, the journey from Srinagar to Leh by road is bewitching.

     A road trip to Leh is a perfect plan to spend quality time with family and friends and to be partners in adventure. Explore the nature, trekking in the snow clad mountains of Leh. Attain peace in the magnetizing monasteries on the way. Savour the delicious cuisines that North proffers and build memories to cherish forever.

  • 01Srinagar to Leh Distance

    Srinagar to Leh Distance

    On the way from Srinagar to Leh-Ladakh by road, you will cover approximately 434 Km. There is only two ways to reach Ladakh, one is from Manali to Leh and the other is from Srinagar to Leh.

    Your Road trip will commence from Srinagar, the highway is called the National Highway – 1D (NH – 1D) and is one of the most dependable ways to reach Ladakh.

  • 02Srinagar to Leh Route Map

    Srinagar to Leh Route Map

    Srinagar – Sonmarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil – Mulbek – Lamayaru – Saspol – Leh

    1) Once you commence your journey from Srinagar, it will be around 85kms to reach Sonamarg.

    2) From Sonmarg you would head towards Drass, via the Zoji La pass, which is another 62kms.

    3) One can choose to stay at Drass or travel another 58 kms and reach Kargil, which also proffers decent accommodations.

    4) This is then followed by a 110 kms drive from Kargil to Lamayuru via Mulbek, Namika La and Fotu La. From Lamayuru, Leh is approximately 125km that passes through Hangro Loops and Nimmu.

    Srinagar – Sonmarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil - Batalik - Dah – Leh

    1) Once you commence your journey from Srinagar, it will be around 85kms to reach Sonamarg.

    2) From Sonmarg you would head towards Drass, via the Zoji La pass, which is another 62kms.

    3) One can choose to stay at Drass or travel another 58 kms and reach Kargil, which also proffers decent accommodations.

    4) After which drive for about 53kms and reach Batalik and then reach Leh via Dah. One needs to have an inner line permit to travel from Kargil to Leh, via Batalik and Dah.

  • 03Mode of Transportation

    Mode of Transportation
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    1) Private Cars and Bikes

    One can choose to commute this journey in their personal car or bike. In this case they have to take into consideration factors like petrol cost and vehicle maintenance.


    2) Srinagar Leh JKSRTC Bus

    The buses from Srinagar to Leh start at 8 AM and halt at Kargil for one night and reach Leh the next day.

    In case you choose a   Deluxe bus, then the cost is about Rs. 1058 per person and for semi deluxe the cost is approximately Rs 670 per person.

    These timings are subject to change based on timing of Zojila Pass.
  • Srinagar - Leh Road Trip: Places to See

  • 04Dal Lake

    Dal Lake

    The charismatic Dal Lake that stretches across a 26 sq km is a major tourist attraction. It is filled with narrow water canals, beautiful lotus and vegetable gardens and shops. Experience living in the middle of a lake, wake up to the glistening pearls and watch the sun submerge in the water, as you spend a day on a houseboat in the Dal lake.

    One can enjoy a entire day trading through the lake, by booking a Shikara for a day. Admire the varied attractions like the Nishat Garden, Nasim Bagh, Hazratbal Mosque, Pathar Masjid and Shah Hamdan's Shrine while sailing in the Shikara. If you are with family and friends, Shikara makes an awesome picnic spot.

  • 05Sonmarg

    Sonmarg
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    Sonmarg is one of the enticing destinations that you would come across on your way to Leh, from Srinagar. Being situated at an elevation of 2800 m above the sea level in Jammu and Kashmir, Sonmarg allures all its visitors. It is encompassed by lakes and glaciers and mesmerising lush green vistas, this makes Sonmarg a perfect attraction for tourists.

    If you are seeking for some thrill and adventure, then Sonmarg proffers a plethora of activities like trekking, rappelling and lot more. One should surely visit the Zoji-La Pass, Thajiwas Glacier, Vishansar Lake, Nilagrad River and Gangabal , when in the city
  • 06Drass Valley

    Drass Valley
    Imagine spending a day in a township which is right in the centre of a valley. Drass valley is a gateway to Ladakh and is popular for being the coldest inhabited place in the World. Sip on some hot coffee and strike a conversation with the villagers here to know more about their colourful yet challenging lifestyle.

    Drass is a base camp for several trekking routes. Adventurers and nature lovers should explore the varied trekking tracks that begin from here. Pilgrims who visit the holy cave of Amarnath, often trek through the beautiful flowery meadows of Drass. Drass valley proffers an tranquilising experience to all its visitors.
  • 07Kargil

    Kargil
    The stories of the Kargil war are not unheard. The heroic deeds of the soldiers fighting for the respect and dignity of the Nation have touched several hearts. Kargil is located in Ladakh and is also the second largest town here. One should not miss the opportunity to visit this place, while on the road trip to Leh. Exploring the Kargil War Memorial is a must.

    Know more about our brave soldiers and enhance the sense of patriotism for the nation. Moreover Kargil offers a variety of options for accommodation. Hence, it is a perfect spot to take a break and rest until you resume again.  In kargil there are two famous restaurants; one is Pasgo that serves authentic Indian food and another is Hotel Shangril, which serves Multi-cuisine cooking.
  • 08Mulbekh

    Mulbekh

    The 30ft tall, Maitreya Buddha sculpted on a limestone, is the popularity of the Mulbekh Monastery. The reason to visit the Mulbekh Monastery is to admire the wonderfully carved Buddha on the rock. This sculpture of Buddha overlooks the National Highway 1D between Leh and Kargil.

    It is also well-known for its two gompas. The Mulbekh Monastery with its gompas is located on a peak and can be witnessed from the Srinagar-Leh highway. 

  • 09Lamayuru

    Lamayuru

    Admire and find peace at the age old Lamayuru Monastery.  Take time and stopover to be in awe of the mesmeric vistas of Lamayuru, which are also known as the ‘Moonland’ Hills. The Lamayuru monastery was established by Mahasiddhacharya Naropa and belongs to Red-Hat sect of Buddhism. It is also known as Yung-Drung. The essence of the monastery is that it is an abode to almost 150 monks.

    It showcases a variety of artifacts, wall paintings, thangas, statues and carpets. The 11-headed, 1000 eyed image of Chenzing here is very impressive. Moreover, Lamayuru is amidst a picturesque landscape and thus attracts a lot of photographers and trekkers.

  • 10Leh

    Leh

    The District of Leh encompasses around 45100 Sq. Kms and is one of the largest Districts in India. The Leh district is a mountainous region and has three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram. The mountains and the valleys of Leh make it a hub for several adventure activities. The Shayok, Indus and Zanskar rivers flow between these ranges making the vistas even more pleasing.

    The place is renowned as the land of monks and the pristine monasteries are major attractions in this land. When in Leh, savour some scrumptious cuisines at places like the Lamayuru Restaurant, the Gesmo Restaurant, Shubh Punjabi, Little Italy Restaurant and many more.

  • Places to See in Leh

  • 11Magnetic Hills

    Magnetic Hills
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    A road trip to Leh is incomplete without experiencing the adventure of driving in the Magnetic Hills. It is a small stretch of road located approximately 30 kms from Leh towards Kargil and known as Magnetic Hill of Ladakh. The Magnetic Hill is also known as the gravity hill and is located near Leh in Ladakh.

    The specialty of the hill is that it seems to have magnetic properties that pull cars uphill, but the reality is the effect of an optical illusion created by the gravity hill. For several years the mystery of the Magnetic hills has enticed the tourists.

  • 12Royal Palace

    Royal Palace

    The nine storeys high, Leh Palace is a former royal palace built by King Sengge Nemgyal in the 17th century. The Leh Palace is situated at the edge of the Namgyal hill, from where one can see the Leh town below. It is now being utilized as an office for Indian Government's archaeological conservation organization. The medieval Tibetan architectural style, used while making the palace is very attractive.

    The walls of the palace are massive and also have wooden balconies. The old wall paintings of Leh Palace showcase the former magnificence of the ruined apartments. The fourth story of the palace is the Dukhar temple. This temple preserves thousand-armed image of its deity, Goddess Tara.

  • 13Pangong Lake

    Pangong Lake

    Pangong Tso is one of the biggest salty lakes in Asia and is located 154 kilometers southeast of Leh. It stretches for a 134 km, from eastern Ladakh to Tibet. Around 60% portion of the lake lies in China. The Pangong Lake is approximately five hours away from Leh.

    The drive towards the lake is extremely exciting as you travel through the facinating mountainous region. Entice yourself with the scenic beauty of the Pangong Tso Lake. There is a camping site near the lake, you can also check-in into the camp for an overnight stay.

  • 14Alchi Monastery

    Alchi Monastery

    The Alchi monastery which based on the banks of the river Indus is the most important Buddhist centres in Ladakh. It is also regarded as the monastic jewels of Ladakh. If you are an admirer of art and culture then you should surely visit this Monastery. You will fall in love with the wall paintings made in the Choskor temple complex.

    One of its walls has thousands of miniature sized pictures of the Buddha. The Gompa offers a very healthy atmosphere for its visitors; there are several restaurants, tea stalls and as well as souvenir shops around. 

  • 15Khardung La

    Khardung La

    The Khardung La pass, which is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’, is a gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valley. The Border Road Organization has declared the Khardung La pass as the utmost traversable pass in the world. It is a very enticing and challenging drive.

    The Khardung La pass is approximately 40km away from Leh and is situated at an altitude of 18,379 ft. When you drive through this pass, you will be fascinated by the breathtaking view of the valleys.

  • 16Nubra Valley

    Nubra Valley
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    The Nubra valley is situated 3048 meters above the sea level and is around 150 km north from the town of Leh. It is mandatory for a tourist to have an Inner line permit for entering Nubra. The region is named, Nubra because of the river Nubra that flows above and below their amalgamation point.

    Explore the captivating Wari La- Nubra Valley and take time to experience the camel safari through the sand dunes.

  • 17Pattharsahib Gurudwara

    Pattharsahib Gurudwara
    Do not forget to visit the Shri Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, which is located on the Srinagar-Leh Road. Shri Pathar Sahib Gurudwara has a captivating architecture and was created in memory of the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji. Spend some time in the tranquillity of this Gurudwara and soothe your senses.

    The Gurudwara is located at a high altitude. Due to the paucity of oxygen here, one can have breathing problems. Therefore, visitors are advised to take proper precautions and also wear woollen clothes before embarking on this journey.
  • 18Diskit Monastry

    Diskit Monastry
    While you are visiting the Himalayas there is another monastery which is amust visit for you. Withing 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. It was established by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, the pupil of Tsong Khapa, in fourteenth century. 
  • 19Shanti Stupa

    Shanti Stupa
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    One of the important Buddhist stupas, Shanti Stupa was built by a Japanese Buddhist. Located in Chandspa in the Leh district, this structure was built to promote world peace and harmony. As a testimony to the completion of Buddhism’s 2,500 years on earth, it has now become a major and popular tourist.

    From this stupa, you can view most of the Leh town. The best and the most prized views are the sunrise and sunset views from the stupa.

  • 20Hemis Monastry

    Hemis Monastry

    On your Leh Ladakha package this is another spot which is definitely a must visit for you. Hemis Monastry is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery (gompa) of the Drukpa Lineage, situated in Hemis, Ladakh, India. Arranged 45 km from Leh, the cloister was re-set up in 1672 by the Ladakhi ruler Sengge Namgyal. Hemis Gompa is the biggest religious community in Ladakh. 

    The gigantic architural structure of Hemis Monastery is remarkable and speaks to a particular style of engineering from the other critical cloisters of Ladakh. An essential yearly celebration of Ladakh recognizing the birth commemoration of Guru Padmasambhava is held at this religious community successively for two days in June-July.

  • 21Tso Moriri

    Tso Moriri
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    Tso Moriri Lake falls in the Changthang region of Ladakh. It is one of the most gorgeous, tranquil and sanctified high altitude lakes in India. It is also known as the Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve. One of the major attractions of the Tso Moriri Lake is the innumerable flora and fauna found in this area. If you are looking forward to spend some quality time with your partner, then the Tso Moriri is a perfect destination.

    The multi hued water, along with the quaint scenery makes this place an epitome of romance. The Tso Moriri lake also offers an average accommodation with basic provisions like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc.
  • Srinagar to Leh Trip: Things You Should Know

  • 22Petrol Pumps on Srinagar Leh Highway

    Petrol Pumps on Srinagar Leh Highway

    So if you are wondering where to feed fuel to your vehicle. You don’t have to worry much, because on this route, it is easy to find fuel. As you drive through, you will come across several petrol pumps. On the Srinagar to Leh highway there are petrol pumps at the following places:-  

    1) Srinagar

    2) Kangan

    3) Sonamarg

    4) Kargil

    5) Mulbekh

    6) Wakha

    7) Khaltsi

  • 23ATMs on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    ATMs on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    No matter how well we pre plan the expenditure, money always finds its way in and out of our pockets. On the road trip from Sringar to Leh route, you will find ATMs at the following places.

    1) Srinagar

    2) Ganderbal

    3) Drass

    4) Kargil

    5) Leh

  • 24Mechanics on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    Mechanics on Srinagar-Leh Highway

    A mechanic is a messiah in times of need; let’s not waste time hunting for one, when required the most.  In case of emergency, one can find many mechanics and puncture shops on the Srinagar to Leh route. They are available at 

    1) Ganderbal

    2) Sonamarg

    3) Kargil

    4) Lamayuru

    5) Mulbekh

    6)  Nimmu

  • 25Mobile Connectivity

    Mobile Connectivity

    Mobile connectivity has become priority in today’s fast paced life.  So be well informed about the mobile networks that function perfectly in these hilly areas. 

    BSNL and Airtel are the two service providers, having good coverage in Ladakh. Another thing to be considered is that only post paid works in Ladakh. None other mobile network will find connectivity here.

  • 26Places to Stay

    Places to Stay
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    On the road trip from Srinagar to Leh, you will find numerous stay options, which would be adequate for your demands and necessities. There are several factors, which directly affect the cost of stay like comfort level, circumstances and many other clauses.  If you are contented staying in an average budget hotel, then the expenditure for the same would go up to approximately Rs 500-700 per day.

    If you are looking for a high-end accommodation, with all the amenities then you would have to spend approximately about Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 per day. It is advisable that you rest either at Drass or Kargil. Since, halting here would give you a perfect break from the tiresome journey and also rejuvenate you for the journey ahead.

    Kargil

    1) Hotel Greenland KargiL

    2) Hotel PC Palace Kargil

    3) Hotel D'Zojila

    4) Panorama Guest House

  • 27Things to Carry on Srinagar to Leh Road Trip

    Things to Carry on Srinagar to Leh Road Trip
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    Travel light, but also carry all the necessities required to suffice your basic needs. A few jackets to beat the cold are extremely necessary. You would halt at several places, to admire the popular attractions and enjoy the specialties, hence carry an extra pair of sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. It is wise to be armed with a few supplies like ear plugs, a torch, a tool-kit, a physical map, a battery pack and a first-aid kit.
  • 28Safety Tips and Guidelines

    Safety Tips and Guidelines

    1.      A sudden change in climate and atmosphere can hamper your health. Hence, it is sensible to stay at least for a day before you begin your journey. If you are with children or elderly, you may extend           your stay a bit longer. This will help everyone get accustomed to the surroundings.

    2.      Try and maintain a cordial atmosphere when you visit the local villages, religious centres or other such places.

    3.      Rules and regulations are imposed for your own safety. They help your journey be peaceful and joyous. Do not break any rules, while on this road trip. 

    4.      The locals define the culture of a place, befriend them and enhance your knowledge. Treat them with harmony and respect and avoid hurting their sentiments in anyway.

    5.      Exploring a new place becomes easier with proper guidance from experienced people. Feel free to take assistance from tour guides or organizers. 

    6.      Preferably, eat less oily but healthy food like boiled veggies and meat.

  • 29Inner Line Permits

    Inner Line Permits
    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.

    Rules for Inner Line Permits for Indian Nationals

    The inner line permit (ILP) rules for Ladakh tourism have been simplified. There are certain requirements to be considered like a valid photo ID and attested photocopies that act as a proof of Nationality (Passport, DL, Voters ID etc.).

     No inner line permits are now required to travel to places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. However, there are some exceptions. In case one plans to cover a direct Stretch from Tso Moriri to Pangong Tso via Chushul route with a visit to Hanle, then one needs to give detailed information.

     It is important to mention Pangong Tso, Man, Merak, Chushul, Tsaga, Loma, Nyoma, Mahe, Hanle and Tso Moriri in the permit application. Similarly, it is mandatory to apply for an Inner Line Permit, if you are planning to visit Pangong directly from Nubra via Shyok, Darbuk, Tangtse.

    Inner Line Permits for Foreign Nationals

    The foreign nationals must obtain the inner line permits, if they plan to visit areas like Turtuk, Panamik, Khaltse, Pangong, Changthang, Hunder, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri and few others. Also, to visit Hanle, Chusul, Tsaga, beyond Loma bend, Chumur, Marsimik La and Batalik Sector, they must have the inner line permits.

    Foreign nationals, with exception from Bhutan, Burma, Nepal and Pakistan, also need to obtain PAP or the Protected Area Permit to visit the above mentioned places. This permit is issued at the Leh DC Office and is allowed only to a group of four or more foreign nationals and is valid for 7 days.

    While travelling Suru and Zanskar valleys, inner line permits are not required. However, this permit doesn't allow them to beyond Merek Village in the Mahe or Pangong village.


  • 30Info about AMS

    Info about AMS
    One often encounters health issues due to change in weather and climate. Hence, it is wise to be precautious and prepared for what may come. There is a possibility that you might suffer from Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). One should be weary of the following symptoms.

    1)      Lack of appetite

    2)      Nausea or vomiting

    3)      Fatigue or weakness

    4)      Dizziness

    5)      Swelling of hands , feet, and face

    6)      Insomnia

    7)       Shortness of breath upon exertion

    8)       Nosebleed

    9)      Persistent rapid pulse or drowsiness.

    10)  It is advisable that you carry certain medication and stay hydrated. If your health doesn’t permit, kindly go down to a lower altitude and take rest.


  • Ladakh Road Trip Packages

  • 31Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar

    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar
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      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

  • 32Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2017

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2017
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      Code: 4039754

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

  • 33Explore Ladakh On Bike

    Explore Ladakh On Bike
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      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


  • 34Manali 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
    • 35Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake

      Ladakh Jeep Safari: Srinagar Leh Manali with Tso Moriri Lake
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        Code: 3065003

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

        About the Activity:
        • 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
      • 36Manali to Leh Jeep Safari

        Manali to Leh Jeep Safari
        • d9 Daysn8 Nights
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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.   

      • 37Leh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Pangong

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

      • 38Ladakh Sightseeing Tour

        Ladakh Sightseeing Tour
        • d11 Daysn10 Nights
        • lLadakh
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        • Ullhas Reddy
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          Ullhas Reddy
        • 62,000
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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.

      • 39Ladakh Sightseeing Tour with Stay at Tso Moriri

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

      • 40Women Only Leh Ladakh Tour Package

        Women Only Leh Ladakh Tour Package
        • d8 Daysn7 Nights
        • lLeh
        • NNNNN3 reviews
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          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)

      • 41Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017

        Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2017
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          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). 


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

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

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

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

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

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      Nubra Valley

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

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

      Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

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      Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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      Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Shanti Stupa

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

      History

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

      Structure of the stupa

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

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

      Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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      Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Chadar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      Markha Valley Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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      Stok Kongri Trek

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

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

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

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

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

      Best Season: June - October

      Difficulty Level: Medium

      Max. Elevation: 5000 m

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