Ladakh had always enthralled Lokpal and his better half. So when the time was right, this nature and adventure loving couple booked themselves a 4 night 5 days Ladakh tour package. Here’s the full account of their romantic trip to Ladakh where they witnessed its grandeur with their own eyes.
Trip Type: Romantic
Duration: 4 Nights 5 Days
Trip Cost: INR 28,500/-
Agent Name: Kailash Expeditions
Inclusions: Breakfast & Dinner, Transfers (Airport & Local), Accommodation
Exclusions: Lunch and Entry Tickets
Travel means a lot to me. It gives me immense pleasure, mental satisfaction, and peace. It’s always the top priority for me when one is talking about leisure and relaxation.
Being an avid wanderer and a fun loving guy, I love to travel to offbeat locations and indulge in adventures. I prefer to explore places that have an abundance of nature rather than historical monuments and temples.
Ladakh has always been on my bucket list for the amount of adventure and natural splendour it offers. The things to do in Ladakh like bike riding, river rafting, exploring frozen lakes, camel riding over sand dunes, ATV riding, and more such stuff have always intrigued me.
So when the time was right, I decided to embark on a trip to Ladakh with my best travel companion – my wife! I had come across Travel Triangle many times through Facebook Advertisements so I downloaded the TravelTriangle app on PlayStore and sent in a trip query. When I got numerous quotes from different travel agents, I sat down to compare and closed the deal with Kailash Expeditions as they offered me exactly what I wanted.
Here’s a day-wise account of our romantic trip to Ladakh
Day 1 | 27th September 2017: Aerial Views of Ladakh And Shanti Stupa
After enjoying marvelous aerial views of Ladakh from our flight, we landed at the Leh Airport and were greeted by the agent’s representative who escorted us to our hotel – Hotel Nature’s Land. It is a beautiful hotel to stay in with tremendous hospitality. The food was also good and everything was as planned and specified to us while booking.
After a delicious lunch, we took a short excursion to the Shanti Stupa which was a mesmerising experience. The view of the city of Leh from the top of this sanctum was breathtaking. The rest of the day was at leisure so we simply took some rest in our room.
Day 2 | 28th September, 2017: Camel Riding on The Cold Nubra Desert
After an early breakfast, we proceeded to the Hunder Village. We drove to the Nubra Valley
through the mighty Khardung- La, the world’s highest motorable road at an altitude of 18,380 ft above sea level.
Here, we encountered snowfall and we discovered the true meaning of ‘Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya’! We checked into our campsite – Nature’s Nest Camps and spent some time gazing in awe at the beautiful views from here. In the evening, we enjoyed camel riding on the beautiful sand dunes of Nubra Valley.
This is the only place in the world where Bactrian (Double humped) camels can be found. Everyone must surely indulge in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Day 3 | 29th September, 2017: River Rafting & ATV Ride
We again had an early breakfast and proceeded for the return journey to Leh via the same route (that is, the Khardung-La pass). What a hectic and adventurous day it was! ATV Riding over the sands at Diskit was truly an exhilarating experience that all travelers need to come to Ladakh for.
As per the itinerary of our romantic trip to Ladakh, we proceeded to the point of the Indus- Zanskar confluence where we tried river rafting in the Zanskar River till Sangam, an unbeatably adrenaline fueling experience!
Next, we found ourselves drifting towards the Magnetic Hill after we had parked our car at the designated point for the illusion to take effect! Though not as charming as other experiences on our trip to Ladakh, it gave us a tingling, eerie feeling like no other. Later, we visited the Hall of Fame which is a remarkable place on NH-01 at around 5 km from Leh. It was built in the memory of the 1999 Kargil War Victory and martyrdom and surely instilled a sense of calm inside us.
Day 4 | 30th September, 2017: The Striking Blue Waters Of Pangong Tso
After a hearty breakfast served at the hotel, we started our journey to Pangong Tso sharp at 7 AM. The 168 km journey took us around 6 hours to cover and we went through the Chang-La Pass, the second highest motorable pass in the world at an altitude of 17,688 ft above sea level.
The first glimpse of the tranquil, azure blue waters and shaky lakeshores of Pangong Tso are still etched in my mind as if I had visited them yesterday. Such is the power of this place! The beauty of this lake made me realise that booking this 5 days romantic trip to Ladakh was perhaps the best decision of my life!
The lake came as a great relief after driving on those back-breaking, pathetic roads leading to Pangong Tso from Leh.
Day 5 | 31st September: Departure With Sweet Memories!
Our friendly driver-cum guide drove us to the airport in the morning and we boarded our flight for Delhi post bidding this beautiful city goodbye. We returned home with sweet memories of the trip and a yearning to scale those landscapes again someday!
From riding ATV scooters, rafting in tough rivers, to gazing at the picture-perfect environs of Pangong Tso Lake, this truly was a cherishable romantic trip to Ladakh that we would love to experience again!
Our WOW Moments on the trip:
- The aerial views of the Himalayan range
- The snowfall at Khardungla top
- The beautiful view of Nubra Valley
- Bactrian Camel Riding at the beautiful sand dunes surrounded by the Siachen Glacier
- ATV ride
- River Rafting at Sangam, world’s highest rafting point
- Bullet riding in the rough terrains of Himalayas
- The views of the Pangong Lake
What We Missed Out On: My dream was to travel around Ladakh on my motorcycle
Tips for future travelers:
- The roads of Ladakh are in a very bad condition, so make arrangements accordingly
- Book your trip to Ladakh with TravelTriangle but make sure you always stay updated on the progress of the trip plan and maintain constant communication with the TravelTriangle team, other than your agent
Yearning to craft your own tale of adventure and romance in those Instagrammable landscapes of Ladakh? Take inspiration from this adventure-packed journey and book your romantic trip to Ladakh with TravelTriangle right away!
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