We were really planning to go on a vacation for a very long time. And we knew that it was Ladakh where we wanted to go. It was because the place is very different from any other destination in the entire country. No hill station has a similar landscape as Ladakh. Moreover, we also thought that because of the lower oxygen level maybe once we have kids or grow old, visiting this destination can become a little problematic for us. Soon we started to plan our trip. We got in touch with Traveltriangle and very soon they came up with our Ladakh itinerary of 9 days.
A Look At Our Ladakh Holiday Package
Cost: INR 64500
Duration: 9 Days
No. Of People: 4 Adults
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Airport Transfer, Welcome drink on arrival, Goct taxes, 1 Hotel, can for sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, English Speaking Driver, Camel Ride, Entree fee, flight, rafting, extra meals, tips, insurances, laundry, anything not mentioned in the pricing list
Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: Milli Group Of Our Travels
9 Days Itinerary Of Ladakh
Day 1: Arrival, Check-in
Day 2: Magnetic Hills, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib
Day 3: Nubra Valley
Day 4: Diskit Monastery
Day 5: Thiksey Monastery and Sindhu Ghat
Day 6: Pangong Lake
Day 7: Tsomoriri Lake
Day 8: Tsokar Lake and Tanglangla Pass
Day 9: Departure
We took this trip in August and we got really lucky since the entire place was flourishing with greenery and beautiful flowers. The weather was nice, pleasant and a bit cold. But Nubra Valley was hot in the afternoons.
Details Of Our 9 Days In Ladakh
While in Ladakh we visited a whole lot of areas and we ticked off every popular tourist destination. Here’s the list of places that we went to.
1. Magnetic Hills
Visiting Magnetic Hills was one of the first things that we did when we reached Ladakh. There isn’t much to see other than experiencing the magnetic pull on the road.
2. Gurudwara Patthar Sahib
This is one of the most popular places to visit when here. The must-see here is the giant rock that has Guru Nanak’s back embedded on one side of it and a big food of a demon on the other side who tried to kill Guru Nanak with that rock. We were really happy to have this place added to our Leh Ladakh itinerary of 9 days.
3. Nubra Valley
Though it was a bit hot, we really enjoyed our stay at Nubra Valley. We were amidst a lot of greenery and beautiful flowers. Here we stayed in camps and loved the whole experience.
4. Pangong Lake
Of course, we visited and Pangong Lake. We camped here but it was a little too cold for camping here. We really appreciated the serene beauty and absolute silence here.
5. Tsomoriri Lake
It is located 220 km from Leh and is widely popular for its natural beauty. We were absolutely speechless seeing the beauty of this lake. Here you can see some exotic migratory birds as this is a reeding area for birds like Brahimini Duck, Bar Headed Goose, Black Naked Cranes, etc.
Our Hotels In Ladakh
During our vacation, we stayed in multiple places like hotels and camps. Here is how our experience was like:
1. Sand Dunes View Resort
We liked our stay at this property. The rooms were nice and cozy and had all the basic amenities that we neede during the stay. We really enjoyed our stay here after a long tiring day.
2. Pangong Delight Camp
Our stay in this camp was also very enjoyable. Even though it was a bit cold but we really loved the whole experience of staying at a camp under the open sky lit with millions of stars.
3. Tsomoriri Lake View Hotel
This again was a good hotel where the staff was also very helpful. The rooms were nice and equipped with all the basic amenities and facilities. We truly enjoyed our stay here. Even the food was good that we thoroughly enjoyed.
How To Reach Ladakh
All four of us are from Dehradun. We took a flight to Ladakh from New Delhi. But when we had to return, our flight got canceled. The next flight that we were getting was from Srinagar. So we traveled to Srinagar and then back to Delhi.
Our Budget For The Ladakh Trip
Our budget was INR 20000 for two people which included a few of our meals and a few tours and activities that we got indulged in along with a little bit of shopping.
Shopping In Ladakh
We did not shop much in Ladakh. We just bout a few souvenirs. Since the prices of everything were hiked due to the heavy tourism we decided not to indulge in too much of shopping. People can buy dry fruits from here since the place is known for it. But I recommend that you find a shop that sells dry fruits, not on exorbitant prices.
A lot of our meals were included in our package at our hotels itself. But we still tried a lot of food in the markets from small eateries. What we absolutely loved was that we could enjoy tons of momos guilt-free since they were made of wheat grain and not maida ( white flour). Eben rotis were made of wheat grain. People can also try a lot of cafes here and keep themselves warm sipping on hot coffee, tea or thukpa.
What To Pack For 9 Days Ladakh Trip
- Inner thermals are a must-pack
- Windcheaters to save yourself from the cold winds
- Sunscreen is a must to protect your skin from sunburn
- Basic medication is also a must
Ladakh Travel Tips
- Do not forget to pack Dyomox Tablet which helps you with low oxygen level
- Pack warm as well as summer clothes for Ladakh if you are planning to go in August
- Certain places in Ladakh might require a permit, get that well in advance and carry that with you
- Keep cash in handy since ATMs are seldom spotted in the area or frequently out of cash
- When planning a trip to Ladakh, do not rush into visiting places. Take your time in exploring the area
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was absolutely amazing. Whatever was added to the itinerary was up to the mark. Our hotels, camps, tours, everything was just spot on. The driver who was provided was very professional. The TravelTriangle team made sure that we have a memorable trip. We are really very happy with how this whole trip was executed and are happy with the team as well.
Our Ladakh Itinerary for 9 days was absolutely amazing. It was absolutely wonderful and we saw every major destination that is to be seen in the place. We had days of leisure as well as days full of travel. We cannot thank the TravelTriangle team enough for planning a vacation for us that we surely will remember throughout our lives. If you too want a similar kind of experience then plan your holiday with TravelTriangle to Ladakh and have a great time.
Common Queries About Ladakh
A. April to Mid May mark the starting of the tourist area. People can visit the place starting from April to June as that is the best time.
A. Yes, it is absolutely safe to visit Ladakh now. The place is as safe as ever and people have nothing to worry about.
A. Anywhere between INR 50K to 60K more than enough for Ladakh for a week. The flights alone will cost around 20K to 25K.
A. The bigger the engine the better as the ride will be smooth. So an Enfield is definitely one of the best choices along with other bikes with powerful engines.
A. 7 to 10 days trip is fine for Ladakh as you would be able to see a lot of places. But if you wish to do a trip that isn’t full of travel then 15 days are perfect.