When it comes to experiencing adventure, nothing can beat the rough trails and the magnificent landscapes of Leh Ladakh. This is a paradise for every adventure junkie who wants to conquer the heights of the Khardung La Pass or just escape from the hustle-bustle of the city life. Just like all the adventurers, Chetan was also curious to explore the extravagant beauty of the Himalayas with his wife. Living their dream of exploring the gigantic peaks of the Himalayas just like a roadie couple, he shares his account of experiences which will help you travel to Leh Ladakh without any hassles.
The marvelous beauty of the Himalayas and the rough trails that you’ll encounter will make you want to travel to Leh Ladakh again and again. We were pretty excited and finally, we decided to head off to this paradisiacal land. While planning our vacation we came across TravelTriangle who were quite responsive from day one. With the best attractions lined up in the itinerary and some exciting experiences added to it, this was indeed one of our best trips together. Just like us if you are planning an adventurous trip with your partner then here is a peek of our amazing journey which will surely give you all the valid reasons to visit this land of peace and tranquility.
Details That Will Help You Travel To Leh Ladakh Hassle-Free
Trip Type: Adventurous trip to Leh Ladakh
Trip Duration: 5 Nights/ 6 Days
Travel Agent: Milli Group Of Tour Travels
Package Cost: INR 99,500
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Airport transfer, Government taxes/VAT/service charges/Cab for sightseeing, Inner line permit
Exclusions: Lunch, English speaking driver, camel ride, entry fee charges, flight, rafting, anything not included in inclusions
Our Adventurous Ladakh Trip Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Tour to the Magnetic Hill
Day 3: Drive to Khardungla Pass
Day 4: Visit to the Pangong Tso Lake
Day 5: Drive to Changla Pass
Day 6: Departure
Best Weather To Travel To Leh Ladakh
As we stay in the Southern coastal part of India, we were bored with the hot and humid weather thus we picked Ladakh as our escape. The weather there was chilling and we encountered an almost subzero temperature which was quite hard to bear but we had a fun time enjoying this freezing atmosphere.
Must-Try Experiences In Ladakh
While you travel to Leh Ladakh, you’ll witness many attractions that are not to be missed if you’re traveling for the first time. From adventure to sightseeing there is everything to experience.
1. An Exciting Drive To The Magnetic Hills
On the first day, we went to visit the Magnetic hill which was one of the major adventure experiences to tick off from our bucket list. We rented a bullet and drove along our SUV which was an experience that cannot be expressed in words. The hill is surrounded by a picturesque view of the small hills. Enroute this natural marvel we halted at the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib resting on the Leh-Srinagar road. Followed by this we also took a drive towards the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus which was there on the way to Sham Valley. Out of all this, the place which marked a place in our hearts for forever was the Hall of Fame which is a museum maintained by the Indian army which is a place worth visiting. We literally got goosebumps while seeing the Kargil war preparation pictures.
2. Fighting The Fear Of Heights At Khardungla Pass
We rented a bullet to drive all the way to Khardungla Pass which is the highest motorable road in the world and driving on this is one of the most adventurous things to do in Leh Ladakh. It was quite a hectic task to drive over the uneven trails but there is no doubt that we enjoyed it to the core. The roads were quite slippery but once we reached the top of the world it seemed all worth it. After gazing at the beauty of Khardungla Pass, we headed towards the Deskit Gompa where we tried meditating there sitting among the monks. After this we headed to the Hunder village to see the Double humped camels roaming around the desert. The last resort of our second was Nubra Valley where we ended our day.
3. Capture The Magnificent Beauty Of Pangong Tso
A Ladakh trip is incomplete without visiting the Pangong Tso lake which is the gem of this hidden valley. Resting at a height of 14000 feet, trust me the pictures can’t just define the beauty of this natural treasure. With the crystal clear blue water which also changes color, this was the place which actually left us feeling enchanted. On the way back we also drove to the Changla Pass which is the second-highest motorable road.
4. Living Like A Local At Thiksey Gompa
Ladakh is truly a home to an abundant number of monasteries and while here we cannot dare to visit one of the famous monasteries. Located at an altitude of 3,600m in the Thiksey village, the architecture of monastery and the peace enveloping it just left us mesmerized. After this, we also visited the Sindhu Ghat from where the Indus river flows through Ladakh prior to entering Pakistan.
Our Hotel In Ladakh
In the first two days of our trip, we stayed at the Royal Plaza at Leh which was a 3-star property and equipped with all the amenities. The only problem we had was that there was no room heater and the breakfast was not good. But the staff was quite active and helpful which made our stay less stressful. On the third day of our trip, we shifted to the Sand dunes view resort at Nubra Valley. The cottages were clean but there was frequent power failure which is the biggest problem in the valley. In the last two days, we stayed at the City Palace in Leh which was a 4-star property and provided us with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay.
Shopping In Ladakh
The markets in Ladakh are loaded with all kinds of items which are sold by the locals and there are shopping places in Ladakh which are just light to the budget. From Tibetan shawls, sweaters to other small souvenirs to buy, there is a long list of things to buy in Ladakh which actually satisfied my wife’s shopaholic cravings.
Highlights Of Our Adventure Trip To Ladakh
- The magnificent view of the Pangong Tso Lake
- The beautiful peaks of the Himalayas surrounding the valley
- The peaceful ambience of the monasteries
- An adventurous ride to the Khardungla Pass
Travel To Leh Ladakh Like A Pro With These Tips
- As the valley is prone to sudden avalanches, make sure to keep a check on the weather before visiting Khardungla Pass.
- People can suffer from high altitude sickness, so make sure to adjust to the climate before going out.
- Carry your own medicines as there are very less medical shops in the vicinity
Our Amazing Experience With TravelTriangle
It was quite a pleasant experience with the team of TravelTriangle. They ensured that we have a stress free vacation providing all the facilities. Alongside that, they also took care of all our queries in a very professional way.
Common Queries People Ask While Planning A Ladakh Vacation
Q: Is Ladakh safe for tourists?
Being contrary to the hype made by media, Ladakh is quite a safe place for tourists which is far away from all the chaos. The touristy areas of Leh Ladakh are located away from the zones which are restricted or prone to curfew.
Q. Is Ladakh safe from terrorism?
The terrorist attacks and curfews are quite prevalent in the state of Jammu And Kashmir but Ladakh is safe from all these disturbances. Especially the Eastern side of Ladakh which also includes the capital city of Leh.
Q. Is Leh Ladakh worth visiting?
Ladakh is a land which is known for its beautiful lakes and valleys which are backed up the mighty ranges of mountains. It is one of the most beautiful places in India which cannot be missed.
Q. Is alcohol allowed in Ladakh?
Drinking alcohol while driving can be fatal to life as the roads are very steep and rough. And drink and drive on these roads can cause accidents.
Q. What mainly attracts tourists to Ladakh?
Apart from the beautiful views of Ladakh, the place is a famous Tibetan handicraft, prayer wheels, Buddhist masks, Thangka paintings, and silver jewelry.
Are you also one of those couples who love to indulge in an adventurous trip? If yes, then Chetan’s experience will give you some major ideas to travel to Leh Ladakh and plan your own adventure-filled yet relaxing getaway amidst the beautiful peaks of Himalayas. But before packing your bags plan well your much-awaited and fun-filled holiday in Ladakh and enjoy a few days away in the wilderness.