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Ladakh Tourism Guide

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Tourism in Ladakh

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  • Trekking
  • Road Trip
  • Mountain biking

Trip To Leh Ladakh

The captivating landscape stretching across the "land of highways" explains why Ladakh Tourism tops every adventurer's bucket list. Rejoice a vacation here with the trip to Leh Ladkah by witnessing the mesmerizing views of the turquoise lakes rippling amidst the rugged valleys of the terrain. Leh Ladakh tour guide welcomes everyone to the land of adventures where trekking might seem like a hundred-to-one task but biking through the roadways thoroughly holds its own charm. Make sure to cover all Ladakh tourist places on this once in a lifetime trip.  

Ladakh is located in the north-easternmost part of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It lies about 410 km away from Srinagar and 474 km from Manali via Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. It takes about 20 hours to travel from Manali to Leh by road. Tourists can opt for Volvo buses to Manali and then take shared taxis or local buses to reach Ladakh from Delhi by road. Another convenient way is to take a direct flight from Delhi or Mumbai to Leh.

Follow up the travel guide to Leh Ladakh and drive towards any destination from here and get enchanted by the pristine elegance and composure of the foothills of Kargilone of the most popular Leh Ladakh places to visit. Besides, the crowd- pleasing Sham Valley which harbors various monasteries of Alchi, Likir, and Lamayuru is too, a major attraction.

History of Ladakh

Earliest inhabitants of the region were Indo-Aryans. Ladakh was under the rule of Kushana Empire in the 1st century AD and Buddhism spread via Kashmir and eventually to western Tibet. In the medieval period, due to several Muslim invasions several Balti people converted to Islam. Dogra Zorawar Singh invaded Ladakh in 1834 and annexed the area to the Sikh Empire. The region was divided into two district of Leh and Kargil in 1979.

Trekking in Ladakh

Stok Kangri Trek is an ideal summit trail for adventure seekers and avid mountaineers. Held every year in the summer season, this 8-day trek allows breathtaking views of glaciers and Zanskar Range. In the month of January, hundreds of trekkers reach Leh to explore Chadar trek in the Zanskar region which remains cut off by road. Suru Valley and Markha Valley is one of the most rewarding trails in Ladakh.

Bike Trip to Ladakh

Riding a bike to Ladakh is a dream of many. From Manali or Jammu, one can drive all the way to Leh, depending on the weather and road conditions. Crossing mighty mountain passes and small villages with unique culture is a major highlight of a bike trip to Ladakh. Upon reaching Leh, one can plan expeditions to Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri, and Nubra Valley by bike.

While riding from Manali, one can explore Keylong, Sirsu, and Tanglang La mountain pass to reach Leh in about 2 days. Whereas, on a bike trip from Srinagar to Leh, one can ride past places such as Zoji La, Kargil, Dras, and Lamayuru. Rated among the many dangerous pathways, a drive to the Khardung La and further down to the Nubra Valley, acknowledging well about Leh Ladakh tourism also calls for some serious aldosterone rise. A ride through the agape valleys run riot by the tributaries of Shyok and observe the improbable sand dunes of Hunder inviting the visitors with appreciating historical myths. A walk towards the ancient monasteries of Diskit and Samthanling is known to unfold many legendary anecdotes.

Ramble up to the world’s third highest pass of Chang La to witness the ravishing view of the Pangong Lake and experience the true thrills and shrills about Leh Ladakh tourism. Ladakh is well decorated with numerous silt stupas across many depreciated halts, however, topping the recommendation list of Leh Ladakh tourism, the city dots with many monasteries like Hemis, Thiksey, Tangtse, Stok, Spituk, Naropa Photang and a few more.

Tips to Visit Ladakh

1) Make sure to get road and trekking permits in Leh well in advance.

2) Pack sunscreen, woollens, raingear, and first-aid on a visit to Leh.

3) Do not ignore weather warnings for dust storm and snowstorm in Ladakh.

4) Do not litter at Pangong Lake or any other place in Ladakh.

5) While trekking in Ladakh, be aware of fragile eco-system and do not harm the wildlife.


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Places To Visit In Ladakh

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  • Khardung La In Ladakh

    Khardung La Pass, pronounced as ‘Khardzong La’ is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. It is a mountain pass in Ladakh in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. This road is 39.7 km from Leh, located at an altitude of 5,359 meters. The work for construction was started in 1976 and opened for public in 1988. Khardung La P...

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  • Magnetic Hill In Ladakh

    The Magnetic Hill in Ladakh is a road stretching on the Leh to Kargil national highway in the Himalayan region at an altitude of 14,000 KMs which is about 30 km from Leh. Magnetic Hill has Sindhu River flowing in its east which gives it picturesque beauty with the background of magnificent Himalayan Mountains. Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is also known as the ‘gravity hill’ since the area layout and the surrounding land creates an...

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  • Nubra Valley In Ladakh

    Nubra Valley is also known as ‘Ldumra’ which means ‘Valley of flowers’ is located in the north east of Ladakh Valley. Nubra is a cold dessert at high altitude with minimal vegetation. The crown of this valley is added with Shyok and Nubra River which gives it the phenomenal scenic richness. Extensive landscapes, gigantic mo...

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  • Pangong Tso Lake In Ladakh

    Pangong Tso translated as "high grassland lake" in Tibetan is a spectacular lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m and 134 km long. The colour of Pangong Tso Lake changes to the different shades of blue, green and an unusual red. Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake because the water flow is terminated befo...

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  • Shanti Stupa In Ladakh

    Tourism in India is not complete without visiting Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The mighty Himalayan backdrop with evergreen fields, magical white snow and lively lakes makes this region more suitable to add it to anyone’s bucket list. One of the wonder in Ladakh is Shanti Stupa. Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist religious shrine w...

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Things To Do In Ladakh

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  • Camping in Ladakh

    Camping is an adventurous activity preferred by travelers who love the great outdoors and spending time surrounded by the beauty of nature. Getting away from the luxury of our home to enjoy a peaceful night under the star lit sky is a different experience. Resting in such a surrounding relaxes our mind and body. Being in th...

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  • Nature Walk In Ladakh

    Ladakh is a heavenly place, full of picturesque beauty. The astounding views of majestic mountain ranges, spectacular lakes, blissful monasteries, rare beautiful species, lush green fields, unspoiled villages make it a popular tourist destination in India. To have a mind blowing adventure, Leh in Ladakh region is the best p...

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  • Trekking In Ladakh

    Ladakh is known for its unending lively places to enjoy. Walking through the hot spots of Ladakh and enjoying the scenic views of this lovely land is a blissful experience. Trekking involves walking around the less traveled places of the world irrespective of how hard the surroundings are. Mostly, there will be no paths or ...

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  • White Water Rafting In Ladakh

    White Water Rafting is an exciting water sport in which a raft is inflated and used to navigate on a river. This sport is adventurous and risky which can give an adrenaline rush throughout the activity. There are various destinations in India which offers White Water Rafting. Ladakh is one of the most popular rafting spots ...

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    • Ideal for friends
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How to reach Ladakh

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By Air

 

For those who are wondering how to reach Leh Ladakh by air, one can book a flight to Leh (Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport) anytime. It is important to know that the security checks at this airport are little stricter than others. One should take a taxi from the airport. It only takes one hour and twenty minutes to reach to Leh from Delhi Airport. There are direct flights from New Delhi to Leh every day. One can choose to travel by the airlines as per time and budget.

By Train

 

If you are keen to know how to reach Leh Ladakh by Train, Leh has no railway station. The nearest railway station is Banihal which is located at a distance of two hundred and thirty-three kilometers from the desired destination. While traveling from Delhi, there are many trains that are operational on the route. Some of the major trains are Jammu Rajdhani, Uttar Sampark Kranti, Jhelum Express and Malwa Express.

By Road

How to reach Leh Ladakh by Road doesn’t need much thinking as this is perhaps the best way to reach this beautiful destination. The total distance of 434 kilometers taking the beautiful Srinagar-Leh Highway is the most reliable way to reach Leh-Ladakh by road from Srinagar. Most of the people love to take their bikes and travel as the fascinating views are attractive and it will turn out to be a lifetime experience. Traveling to Leh from Manali is an equally exciting experience taking the 474 kilometers Leh Manali Highway.

 

There are no direct buses from Delhi to Leh and hence one can take the bus to Jammu or Manali only. It will be convenient to book a taxi afterward. The road distance from Delhi to Leh is roughly 1,000 km. But no matter how far the destination is, it is indeed the road to heaven. The snow-capped mountains; lush green land, the beautiful blue sky, and captivating clear water lure all nature lovers. This place is to be explored at least once in a lifetime.

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    FAQ's of Ladakh

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    An acclimatisation walk for a day or two is recommended for beginners looking to trek or visit higher altitudes in Ladakh.

    Markha Valley trek, Chadar trek, Stok Kangri Trek, and Padum to Darcha trek are among some popular treks in Ladakh.

    Travellers can stay in a camp in towns along Leh–Manali highway, trek on Chadar River, and expedition to Stok Kangri summit.

    There are several tour operators in Leh that provide rafting packages to travellers on the thunderous rapids of Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

    The time taken for acclimatization differs from person to person. Usually oen must rest for one whole day even if you are feeling ok. Avoid alcohol for a minimum of 3 days, and increase your intake of water. The biggest cause of Acute Mountain Sickness is dehydration.

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