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In the month of April, the trees of the barren land standstill, like the silent observers of the snowy mountains, the low-hanging clouds, and the midnight sky of Ladakh. The mountains of Ladakh lay in a never-ending line like the spine of the earth, the curling trails are no more covered in snow blanket, the old shelves of the local shops are once again filled with colorful prayer flags, and the hotels & homestays are all set to welcome you with a warm embrace.

Leh is amongst those places in the world that welcomes visitors throughout the year for its exclusive experience but April brings a new life to the entire region of Leh and Ladakh. Are you ready to experience Ladakh in April? Read our blog until the end before embarking on the trip of your dreams.

9 Best Things To Do In Ladakh In April

Planning of visiting Ladakh in April? From adventurous expeditions to refreshing getaways, a vacation in Ladakh during summer months is truly delightful experience! Here is the list of experiences you should definitely have while you are on your adventurous Ladakh trip in April. Take a look at the best things that you can try in Ladakh!

  • Take A Thrilling Bike Trip
  • Enjoy Staying Amid Nature
  • Go For A Trek 
  • Witness The Hues Of Blue And Red At Pangong Tso Lake
  • Feel Magnetic At Magnetic Hills!
  • A Ride To Umling La
  • Witness The Enchanting Zanskar Valley
  • Relax By The Gorgeous Moriri Lake
  • Relish The Flavoursome Delicacies

1. Take A Thrilling Bike Trip

men riding bike on the roads of ladakh

Imagine this: snow-clad mountains, rugged landscape, soaring peaks, dangerous routes, and roaring bike engines. Going on a Ladakh bike tour is all about good vibes and the undying spirit of a rider. Every biker dreams of going on a Leh Ladakh bike trip once in their lifetime. The best time to go on a bike trip to Leh Ladakh is from the months of June to September. These months enable the bikers to enjoy the best of Ladakh. The Ladakh temperature in April is pleasant enough for a bike trip.

Must Read: Leh Ladakh Bike Trip: Everything You Need To Know From The Scratch!

2. Enjoy Staying Amid Nature

a hotel with mountains in background

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You can experience Ladakhi hospitality that is famous all over India by staying at any of the best hotels in Ladakh. You get brilliant service, organically produced food, surreal views, and lavish interiors. The hotels in Ladakh are not exorbitantly priced. They will fit your budget. Most of the hotels are a stone’s throw away from popular tourist attractions. They’re nestled amidst lush greenery and scenic valleys. Who wouldn’t want to book a room here?

Suggested Read: 50 Places To Visit In Leh Ladakh For A Spell Binding Vacation In This Year

3. Go For A Trek!

a man hiking in mountains

Trekking in Ladakh enables us to view the unusual wildlife on the trek trail. Some of them are nimble ibex, the Tibetan wild ass, Tibetan antelope, various species of wild sheep and goats, snow leopard, yak, marmot which can be seen throughout the year. Rare birds such as hoopoe, Tibetan snowcock, lammergeyer, golden eagle and others migrate to Ladakh during summers. These uncommon visuals of enchanting animals and birds cannot be seen in our city life. The Ladakh weather in April is pleasant enough for trekking.

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4. Witness The Hues Of Blue And Red At Pangong Tso Lake

rainbow in mountains over a lake

Pangong Tso (translated as “high grassland lake” in Tibetan) is a spectacular lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m and 134 km long. The colour of Pangong Tso Lake changes to the different shades of blue, green and an unusual red. You must stop by this lake on your vacation in Leh Ladakh in April 2024. Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake because the water flow is terminated before reaching the ocean hence the minerals and salts are retained in this lake. Since there is no way for salt outflow, the water in the lake is salty. The average temperature of Ladakh in April hovers between 6-20 degrees.

Suggested Read: 7 Secrets Of Ladakh That Only The Hills Whisper

5. Feel Magnetic At Magnetic Hills!

a car on Magnetic hill road

The Magnetic Hill in Ladakh is a road stretching on the Leh to Kargil national highway in the Himalayan region at an altitude of 14,000 KMs which is about 30 km from Leh. Magnetic Hill has Sindhu River flowing in its east which gives it picturesque beauty with the background of magnificent Himalayan Mountains. It is also known as the ‘gravity hill’ since the area layout and the surrounding land creates an optical illusion by making a downhill slope appear to be an uphill slope. So, if a car is kept in neutral gear, it will start rolling uphill against gravity up to 20 Km per hour speed on its own. It is conceived that this mysterious wonder happens due to the magnetic force. This is amongst the best places to explore in Leh Ladakh in April.

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6. A Ride To Umling La

Bike trip to Leh, India

Riding on a bike through Umling La is one of the best things to do in Ladakh in April 2024. Umling La is higher than Khardung La and passes through Umling La Top, at an elevation of over 19,300 feet. Before the construction of this road, Bolivia is believed to have held the record in the past for having the highest motorable road. Its road to the dormant volcano Uturuncu was at an elevation of 18,953 feet. The 86 km long road was completed under BRO’s Project Himank.In the past, Project Himank has constructed roads such as Khardung La and Changla Pass in Leh.

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7. Witness The Enchanting Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Valley is the best valley

If you are looking for the most beautiful places to visit in April then Zanskar Valley is another beautiful site that will surely enthrall you with its majestic beauty. Located in the eastern corner of Jammu and Kashmir, the beautiful valley is surrounded by the Zanskar Mountain Range. The valley is known for offering panoramic views of the surrounding area that makes tourists fall in love with this beautiful place! Visiting Zanskar Valley must surely be a part of your Leh Ladakh trip in April

Suggested Read: River Rafting In Ladakh: Here’s A Handy Guide To Help You Do It Right

8. Relax By The Gorgeous Moriri Lake


Located within the premises of Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary, Tso Moriri Lake is a twin to Pangong Lake and this gorgeous site is known for offering relaxing and rejuvenating moments to its visitors. The place is truly a delight for nature lovers and those who love to spend peaceful moments amid nature. This is one of the best things to do in Leh Ladakh in April.

Tso Moriri has been declared as a wetland reserve and you would be witnessing many rare species of birds here including the great-crested grebe, bare-headed goose, the Brahmin duck, and the brown-headed gull. 

9. Relish The Flavoursome Delicacies

Tibetan Cuisine

Who doesn’t want to taste the delicious food of this multi-cuisine city that serves Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, and ever Korean recipes? You will realize the essence of foreign flavors once you taste the food here. Some of the must-try dishes of Leh, especially in the month of April are Thukpa, Tsampa, Dumplings, and Skyu. Beverages include coffee, tea, beer, and chang. Chang is an alcoholic drink which served during festivals. 

Further Read: 11 Experiences That Make Ladakh In May A Heartwarming Trip

The temperature in Ladakh in April is perfect for planning a trip to Ladakh for sure. The mountain of Ladakh and the vast green patches lay like a beautiful storybook picture. Let’s visit the land of cold desert mountains this month to be a part of the beginning of summer.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ladakh In April

Is KhardungLa pass open in April?

Yes, KhardungLa pass is open in April.

Is there snow in Leh in April?

Your chances are brighter if you visit Leh in early April, preferably the first week.

Which car is best for Ladakh trip?

Mahindra Thar, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari Storme and Mitsubishi Outlander are the best cars for Ladakh trip.

Which is the best month to visit Ladakh?

It is a tie between April and May.

How many days are enough for Leh Ladakh?

For exploring Leh Ladakh properly you will need around 3 to 4 days.

Is Passport required for Leh Ladakh for Indians?

No, a passport is not required for Leh Ladakh if you are an Indian citizen.

Is it safe to travel to Ladakh in April?

Yes, it is one of the most preferred month to plan a visit.

Is Ladakh safe for women?

Yes, Ladakh is safe for women and solo travellers.

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