Ladakh is defined by its spectacularly jagged mountains picture-perfect gompas & white-washed stupas. The region is adorned with fluttering colorful prayer flags and prayer wheels that are spun by monks. Settled amidst huge mountains, Ladakh is a place that you will find in every traveler’s bucket list. Just like others, Bhuwan Anand had this place in his mind for a vacation for a very long time. He decided to explore this place with his wife in the month of May, booked a tour package with TravelTriangle and planned a Ladakh itinerary of 5 days. Bhuwan was excited to share his experience with his fellow travelers so let’s see how his excursion to Ladakh turned out to be.
I have always loved mountains and whenever I get time from my busy schedule, I plan a trip to one of the hill stations. This time, I wanted to explore Leh and Ladakh with my wife. We both were quite tired with our hectic lifestyle and wanted a retreat away from the humdrum of city life. So, we started surfing the internet for travel packages and selected TravelTriangle from all. The reason to select this company was that it provided customization in their packages, that is, we could replace one destination from the other. They connected us to an agent who took care of our budget and included all the top places to visit in Ladakh. We have given a piece of detailed information about our trip. Take a look at it and plan your holiday accordingly.
Table Of Content
- Details For Our Trip To Ladakh
- Our Ladakh Itinerary Of 5 Days
- Ladakh Weather In May
- Ladakh Tourist Spots That We Covered
- Our Hotels In Ladakh
- How To Reach Ladakh
- Ladakh Travel Tips For Future Travelers
- DO’s And DON’Ts For Visiting Ladakh
- Experience With TravelTriangle
Details Of Our Trip To Ladakh
Trip Type: Tour
Cost: INR 50,600
Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights
No. Of People: 2
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Airport Transfers, Welcome Drink, English speaking driver, Government taxes, private cab for sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, Camel ride, Entre Fees, Flight, Rafting
Travel Agent: Experience Tours Travels
Our Ladakh Itinerary Of 5 Days
Day 1: Arrival at Leh airport; Transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Khardung La Pass & Sightseeing
Day 3: Full day excursion from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake
Day 4: 3 Idiots School & Monasteries
Day 5: Departure
Ladakh Weather In May
April to May is considered as the best time to visit Ladakh as the place starts to come alive with the lakes melting and flowers blooming. Moreover, in the month of May, the Srinagar-Leh highway opens up for tourists and Ladakh witnesses a swing of tourism energy. This is the perfect time to witness the true beauty of Ladakh with bluish-green waters in lake complementing with the azure blue skies and surrounding greenery.
Ladakh Tourist Spots That We Covered
We tried to cover almost all the places in Leh & Ladakh and made new memories to cherish forever. Take a quick rundown at this list of places that we visited in 5 days in Ladakh.
1. Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace
As we started our trip from Leh, first we went to explore the famous Santhi Stupa which is one of the forms of Peace Pagoda. This dome-shaped stupa is considered as a ‘symbol of peace’ according to Buddhist teachings. Ladakh is home to many such stupas that are believed to maintain the peace of this place. There was no noise here and we experienced a calmness in our souls. Another stop that we made in Leh was at the Leh Palace which is a nine-storied building designed for a royal family of Ladakh. To capture the royalty of this palace we clicked umpteen photos for future memories.
2. Khardung La Pass & Nubra Valley
We knew that Khardung La Pass is one of the best places to visit in Ladakh as it is named as the highest motorable road as it is situated at an altitude of 18,379 feet. We clicked some pictures here and passed on to the Nubra Valley that is a sight to behold. The beauty of this valley left us struck in awe and all we did was spend some private time together.
3. Pangong Tso Lake
As we planned our trip to Ladakh in the month of May, the frozen Pangong Lake melted and we could admire the beauty of the greenish-blue waters. We also got a chance to see the shooting spots of the famous movie – 3 Idiots. Both of us loved this place a lot and clicked many photos here.
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4. 3 Idiots School
How could we miss to see the famous 3 Idiots school that was named the Druk White Lotus School. We saw many shooting points here and captured as many pictures as we could. There were many visitors at this school like us. Visiting this place was like reliving the moments from the film itself. We were fascinated with the colorful graffiti made on the wall here.
Our Hotels In Ladakh
Our hotels provided services and hospitality beyond expectations. In Leh, we stayed at the Hotel Chalung that provided some great services. The best part about this hotel was its location. I was situated near the local Leh market and so we went for a stroll in the evening in this market. On our Ladakh vacation, we also got a chance to stay at a deluxe camp. And our last hotel was Pangong Holiday Shore where we rested well and rejuvenated ourselves.
How To Reach Ladakh
You can take a flight to Leh (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport) and reach anywhere in the whole city by hired taxis (personal and sharing). Now there is a direct train from Delhi to Leh, and you can take that to reach it in no time at all. The station is in Keylong and it is connected to other places by shared taxis. You can also drive to Ladakh in a well-maintained and sturdy vehicle and enjoy the scenic views enroute.
Ladakh Travel Tips For Future Travelers
We have shared some tips, do’s and don’ts that you must keep in mind while traveling to Ladakh and Leh.
- Drink local water instead of bottled water to avoid headaches on your trip.
- Before finalizing your package, research about the top places to visit in Ladakh and include them in your itinerary.
- Mingle with the locals and learn about their experiences. They are very friendly, generous, and helpful in nature.
DO’s And DON’Ts For Visiting Ladakh
- Do keep enough medicine for motion sickness and take one before starting the journey if you are prone to this sickness.
- Do keep a soft copy of your travel documents on your email
- Do not forget to try the local food like the sky, khambir, and tigmo to name a few.
- Do not forget your umbrella and raincoat.
Experience With TravelTriangle
Our overall experience with TravelTriangle was amazing. The agent connected to us was nice & cooperatives and helped us design our own itinerary. The best part was that they provided all the top places to visit in our package, that too, in our budget. What more could we have asked for? So, overall our experience was outstanding and I cannot thank TT enough for planning out such an engaging excursion for us.
Bhuwan had an amazing time with his wife in Ladakh and both of them were quite happy with their Ladakh itinerary of 5 days. So, if you want to spend some quality time with your loved one too then plan your Ladakh holiday with TravelTriangle, and rejuvenating getaway just like Bhuwan did. It is the right time to take a break from your hectic schedule and relax in the lap of nature by going to Ladakh on a budget trip. Without further ado, convince your friends or family, and pack your bags because Ladakh is calling you and you must go.
Some Common Queries About Ladakh
Q. Are Leh and Ladakh same?
A. No, they are not the same. Ladakh is a division in J&K, whereas, Leh is the capital of Ladakh.
Q. What is the culture of Ladakh?
A. People in Ladakh mainly follow Buddhism. Ladakh is full of Buddhist monasteries and temples, even in the Muslim dominated areas.
Q. Is it safe to drink alcohol in Leh?
A. One can drink alcohol in Leh but only in moderate quantities. As Leh is situated at a high altitude, one can experience some dizziness and nausea.
Q. Is there any airport in Ladakh?
A. There is an airport in Leh with the name – Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. In fact, it’s one of the most beautiful airports in the world.
Q. Does Ladakh have snow?
A. Yes, one can witness heavy snowfall during the winter season in Ladakh.
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