With its spectacular landscapes and picturesque gompas (Buddhist Tibetan monasteries) Ladakh is awe-inspiring and nothing less than a paradise. The largest province in Jammu & Kashmir, surrounded by the Karakoram mountains in the north and by the Himalayas in the south, Ladakh will certainly have you asking for more and you will feel the closest to nature and that’s what Sajal and his friends wanted. Taking a trip to the spectacular destination and experiencing Ladakh in summer was all that they needed to have a good time and chill. Know more about how you can ditch the fancy places and plan an incredible trip with your friends in the serene landscape of Ladakh by reading along with Sajal’s experience.
It was time. We are friends but because of the monotony of life it’s difficult to catch up, so we decided to take this trip and explore nature together and reconnect and rewind. We are admirers of nature and love places with snow-capped peaks and captivating views. Having already visited Gangtok and Manali, Ladakh seemed like the best destination for this trip and we did not give it a second thought. Besides that, we came across many beautiful pictures of Ladakh on social media and when we checked Ladakh’s weather in April we just said Ladakh is on!
Details Of Our Memorable Friends’ Trip To Ladakh
Trip Type: Friends’ Trip To Ladakh
Cost: INR 81,000 Per Person
Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
No. Of People: 4 Adults
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Sightseeing, Transfers, Accommodation
Exclusions: Lunch, Airfare, Personal Expenses
Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: Kailash Expeditions
Our Customised Itinerary For A Trip To Ladakh In Summer
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: A visit to the spectacular Hall Of Fame and Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Day 3: A drive to the beautiful Nubra Valley
Day 4: An early morning drive to TurTuk Village
Day 5: A visit to Diskit Monastery
Day 6: Exploring Pangong Lake
Day 7: Departure
The Things We Did That Made Our Trip To Ladakh In Summer Memorable
Here are some of the many things we did and the great experiences we had which tell you why Ladakh in summer is a great idea and something everyone must try out.
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1. A Tour Of The City
We took a tour of the city and explored many of the popular attractions including Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangam and more. We loved Sangam where the gushing Zanskar river seemed extremely captivating. The ‘Hall of Fame’ made us feel proud of being Indians. At Gurudwara Pathar Sahib we felt very spiritually moved and loved the experience. The city is very beautiful and the landscape of Ladakh is captivating. We actually felt that when we roamed around.
2. Exploring Nubra Valley
A tri-armed valley in the north-east district of Ladakh, Nubra Valley was the most beautiful place we visited on our summer trip to Ladakh. This was our favorite experience from our trip to Ladakh. The drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla, which is the highest motorable road in the world was all about beautiful landscapes of Ladakh and adventure. With the zig-zag trail continuing till Hundar village this drive was an unforgettable experience. We absolutely loved every bit of it.
3. Experiencing The Exotic TurTuk Village
TurTuk Village is the last village in India and we had the most delightful experience here. Approximately 115 kilometers away from Nubra Valley, the exotic TurTuk Village with a population of just 4000 is a must visit for everyone visiting Ladakh. This village was under Pakistan occupied Kashmir even till forty years back and the people here communicate in Baltistan language. The beautiful village with its warm and welcoming people was all in all a great experience and something we loved.
4. A Day At Pangong Lake
We drove to Pangong Lake via Shayok and the drive yet again was an experience in itself. The panoramic lake surrounded by magnificent mountains with its captivating views was a treat for the eyes and soul soothing. Situated 14,000 feet above sea level, this lake was mesmerizing in every way possible and a day there was a day done right. Our trip to Ladakh in summer was absolutely amazing and spending a day at Pangong lake certainly added to the experience.
Suggested Read: Trip To Ladakh: When In Ladakh, Always Expect The Unexpected!
Tips For Planning A Fun Friends’ Trip To Ladakh
Here are a few tips and suggestions that you must bear in mind to have a fun-filled and safe trip to Ladakh.
- Do not forget to carry a sunscreen and your sunglasses with you.
- Take a BSNL Postpaid sim with you.
- We suggest do not rent a vehicle as Ladakh is a very different kind of place and it all might go haywire.
- Always carry an umbrella with you as the weather can be unpredictable.
- Take care of your health and get yourself checked and if you are fit to travel to Ladakh or not.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was simply amazing. We had a destination in mind and all we were looking for was a hassle-free, chilled out trip and the people at TravelTriangle were the ones who helped us actualize the same. With their customized itinerary facility and their agents being super helpful, our trip to Ladakh was the best experience ever.
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Common Queries For A Trip To Ladakh
Q. What is Ladakh famous for?
A. Ladakh is famous for its beautiful views and attractive tourist spots such as Pangong Lake and Khardungla Pass.
Q. Is Ladakh a plateau?
A. Yes. Ladakh is the highest plateau in Jammu & Kashmir, located at the height of 9800 feet due to which Ladakh’s weather in April was amazing.
Q. Is Ladakh safe?
A. Yes, Ladakh is safe but it’s always better to go via Srinagar than by the Manali-Leh route.
Q. Can we go to Ladakh by car?
A. No, there is no specific option to get a self-drive rental car to go to Ladakh. You will have to take a taxi from Manali or Srinagar to reach Leh and then take a cab.
Q. What type of landform can Ladakh be classified as?
A. Ladakh is a plateau and the highest altitude one in India and therefore experiencing Ladakh in summer is a great experience.
Further Read: 8 Tourist Circuits To Cover The Best Of Ladakh
As our experience would have told you experiencing Ladakh in summer is a great idea. With its mesmerizing landscapes and scenic routes and drives, Ladakh has no dearth of beauty and beautiful places to visit. There is so much to explore that you will be spellbound and keep wondering about how such a small can hold so much beauty. So, think no more and plan your trip to Ladakh with TravelTriangle for some adventure.
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