Nestled in the lap of majestic mountains and valleys, Leh is known for its serenity and calmness. No picture or the words can do justice to its beauty. Visiting Leh is something that is sure to get etched in every travelers’ heart. Not only for bewitching landscapes, but this destination is also renowned for its ancient Buddhist monasteries that ooze pristine vibes. Offering a treat to one’s mind, body, and soul, Leh has got a unique charm that no other place would have. Completely smitten by the grace of this destination, Vishav planned at Delhi to Leh trip with friends to witness its beauty with naked eyes. With the help of TravelTriangle team and a perfect itinerary, they were able to enjoy the best of their time.
Visiting Leh was on the cards since eons for all of us. But, being busy with the humdrum of our lives, we college buddies couldn’t come up with an ideal plan. Finally discussing it for days, we eventually panned a Leh trip. Since I am one of the happiest customers of travel triangle, getting a trip planned by them was actually a no-brainer. Like my previous trips, this Delhi to Leh trip with friends was also greatly synchronized. Be it the budget or the itinerary, everything was managed remarkably. Here I am jotting down all the blissful experiences we had on our trip. And I must say that this destination has really got a magical vibe that allures travelers from all over the globe.
Details Of My Delhi To Leh Trip With Friends
Trip Type: Friends Trip
Cost: INR 60500
Duration: 5 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Airport Transfer, GST, Cab for Sightseeing,
Exclusions: Lunch, Camel Ride, Entry Fee, Personal Expenses
A Glimpse Into My 5 Days Delhi To Leh Trip With Friends
Day 1: Arrival at Bali Airport and check-in at the hotel
Day 2: Drive to Sangam (Confluence) and visit to Gurudwara
Day 3: Proceed to Nubra valley and stay at the hotel
Day 4: Drive towards Pangong Lake
Day 5: Transfer to Leh airport and departure
Weather In Leh
We chose to visit this winter wonderland in the month of April when the crowd was lesser and the chance to witness the best of Leh as higher. Unlike the months of peak winters, the weather in Leh in the month of April is still cold. Since we choose the best time to visit Leh, the days woke us up with a delightful moderate temperature coupled with a cold wind. We could easily witness a fair amount of snow and clear sky. The day temperature must have been around 10 to 15 degrees, whereas the nights being a bit harsh were always close to zero. Also, at high altitude tourist spots like Pangong lake and Tso Mo RiRi lake, the weather remains a bit cold even in April.
Some Enchanting Experiences In Leh That Took Our Breath Away
Here’s a list of all the things to do in Leh Ladakh and the places to visit that had been on our bucket list. Ticking them off was one of the most soul-stirring feelings for all of us.
1. The confluence of Zanskar and Indus River: A day well spent!
Our wonderful Delhi to Leh trip with friends started with Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River. Nestled between scintillating mountains of the cold desert, there is a vantage point at about 35 km from Leh near the village of Nimmu, where we witnessed the picturesque Sangam of these opulent rivers. Seeing two rivers meeting on a point made us feel that nature is meditating in its own way. We also dabbled in the sanctity of Gurdwara which was taken care of by soldiers. Just by entering the place, we could feel the holy vibe getting into our veins.
2. Khardung La: A joyride worth remembering
Our day 3 was dedicated to so many adventures, out of which was the experience at Khardungla Pass. We crossed Khardung La while driving from Nubra valley to Leh. Khardungla Pass which is also known as “mighty” Khardungla offered us an opportunity to experience the thrill and fun. Located at around a distance of 40 km from the City of Leh, the route to khardung La pass has solid asphalted road till south pullu check post. Also, the rest half road is of gravel and dirt. One thing which greatly intrigued us was that the climate there changed very quickly and along with it the beauty of the place also reached its height.
4. Nubra Valley: A unique fusion of sand and water
Known for its uniqueness, Nubra valley has a high altitude desert, among the Himalayas. While passing through Khardungla pass and reaching Nubra valley, we had a great adventurous time. Be it the breathtaking scenery, the lovely weather or the bumpy roads, everything on the way as well as in the valley was utterly fascinating. Honestly, we witnessed nature at its best. In just 2 hours, we were at the top of the world.
4. Pangong Lake: An ultimate paradise
Pangong lake which is a traveler’s paradise was our last stop. A mix of long straight roads and twisty turns gave us a majestic view of the mountains. We witnessed the view of the lake even miles before the destination is reached. And the mesmerizing shades of blue were actually a sight to behold. The ride to Pangong lake from Nubra valley was even more breath-taking. It’s a must visit place when you are in Ladakh and we are sure that this clean water cannot be found easily anywhere across Indian. All in all, it was such an out of the world experience and our Delhi to Leh trip turned out to be a fantastic adventurous ride.
Shopping In Leh
Traveling to a beautiful place like Leh and coming back empty-handed is something that you would surely regret! In Leh, you will find various souvenirs and memorabilia that will keep the feel of this place intact with you. The markets are filled with artifacts & fine products and there’s not even a single moment that you would find shopping in Leh to be tedious. From Pashmina garments to silver jewelry to Tibetan artifacts, the markets here offer a plethora of fascinating products. Leh Main Bazaar which is one of the best shopping hubs will tempt you to purchase Ladakh and Tibetan handicrafts, precious jewelry, and Buddhist religious products. Also, shopping in Leh will become more engrossing and fascinating if you visit places such as Shar Market, Tibetan Market, Leh Moti Market, Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom and Tibetan Handicraft Emporium, Ladakh Art Palace, etc.
Food In Leh
A trip does not reach perfection until it does not involve delightful culinary experiences. And to embrace the vibe of the place, one needs to try its regional food. Leh treats its tourists with a fusion of Tibetan and Kashmiri dishes. Restaurants in Leh is in abundance where you can gorge on scrumptious Tibetan delicacies. Momos, Thukpa, Skieu, Thenktuk, Paba, and Tapu are some of the dishes one must try on a trip to Leh We also gave a try to Tibetan cuisine and needless to say, it was of a next level. Being a group of vegetarians and non-vegetarian, we really didn’t have to face any issue with the food in Leh.
Quick Tips For Future Travelers
- Keep sunscreen lotions, body moisturizers, and sunglasses handy
- Pack a lot of warm clothes and good quality shoes so that the exploring becomes easier
- Stay hydrated and avoid street food if possible
- Make sure you get the permit to visit the Inner Line region. The permits are easily available from local Ladakh authorities
- Carry sufficient Indian currency as credit cards are not accepted at some eateries and shops
- If you are planning to shop in Ladakh, don’t forget to bargain
- Use biodegradable bags or cloth ones as plastic bags are banned in Ladakh
- Start your day early morning to witness the best of nature and to avoid the crowd as well
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
We are highly satisfied with the services provided by Traveltriangle. We were aiming at a budget-friendly trip that would cover up almost everything. Fortunately, TT took care of everything. Be it their representative or the agent, everyone was quite helpful. Moreover, the didn’t push us to opt for a particular package. On the contrary, they understood our budget and preferences and suggested various packages accordingly. My Delhi to Leh trip with friends could not have been thrilling if it was not planned by TT. Kudos to them and their commendable services.
Queries You Might Have On Your Trip
Q1. How is the road from Delhi to Leh?
The best and most adventurous way to reach Leh from Delhi is by road. However, Ladakh trip from Delhi which is a 3-4 days drive has its own challenges. Since Ladakh is connected with Jammu roads, you are bound to experience a bumpy ride. Moreover, due to roadblocks, traffic snarls, breakdowns you might have to put a halt to your ride. Also, the first route to reach Leh from Delhi is the route of Srinagar to Ladakh by Zoji La Pass and the other one is Manali to Ladakh by Rohtang Pass.
Q2. How many days are enough to visit Leh?
If you want to go on a bike trip to Leh, then you must take off at least 7 to 8 days. You will be able to explore various places and get ample time to rest as well.
Q3. Is there any train from Delhi to Ladakh?
Ladakh (Leh) does not comprise a train station. however, you can reach the nearest station which is Jammu. Some of the trains which you can catch for Jammu include Malwa Express, Jhelum Express, Jammu Rajdhani, and Uttar S Kranti.
Q4. How do I get from Leh to Nubra Valley?
If you want to reach Nubra Valley from Leh, then the best option is to go by rail. The nearest railhead to Nubra Valley is at Jammu Tawi, which is around 750 km away.
Q5. How do I get from Leh to Pangong Lake?
If you want to reach Pangong Lake by road, you have to take a 5-hour rise. Whereas, it can be reached by train as well. Notably, Kalka is the nearest railway station to Leh.
The Majestic mountains, treacherous roads, and sheer tranquility of Leh attract tourists from all over the world. On a Delhi to Leh trip with friends, Vishav and his buddies had some thrilling experiences. If you also got motivated by their spellbinding experiences, then plan your vacay to Leh with TravelTriangle and loosen up yourself in the lap of nature.