Do you want to visit Beautiful Leh-Ladakh in India ? Are you planning for Leh-Ladakh Trip ? Here is some useful information for your trip plan,
Planning for Leh-Ladakh Trip
Leh-Ladakh in India is a beautiful Himalayan region overflowing with natural beauty. Ladakh is a Union Territory of India, located between the Karakoram Mountains in the north and the Himalayan Mountains in the south. Ladakh is bordered by Tibet to the east, Lahaul and Spiti Divisions to the south, Jammu and Kashmir to the west, and the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is also bounded by the Karakoram Pass to the north and south-west China’s Xinjiang to the west. Ladakh stretches from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram to the main Great Himalayas in the south. Leh is the capital of Ladakh and the population of Ladakh is approximately 3 lakh.
Everyone is very much attracted to this all-round beautiful region. Not only tourists from India go there, but also foreign tourists are attracted to Leh-Ladakh. If you want to see river, valley, mountain, snow, blue sky and mostly pollution free region, then you must visit to Leh-Ladakh. Due to its high altitude, the amount of oxygen there is very less. If you take that much care, your trip will definitely be great and you will be able to enjoy nature to your heart’s content. The Indus River that flows here is the lifeblood of Ladakh.
How To Reach Leh
There are two ways to go to Leh. One is Srinagar-Kargil-Leh and the other is Manali-Sarchu-Leh. You can also go to Leh by plane. There are direct flights to Leh from some places in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh etc. If you want to go by train, you have to reach Jammu or Chandigarh and then travel further to reach Leh. Due to its high altitude, many tourists come up to Srinagar and then reach Leh via Kargil. Ladakh is the highest plateau in India and most of the part is over 3000 meters (9800 ft). Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) due to lack of oxygen at high altitude is reduced , if you go via Srinagar-Kargil-Leh. You can take this unforgettable journey by car or bike.
Best Time to Visit Ladakh Region
If you want to go to Ladakh, preferably choose the period from June to September. Although, elsewhere in India there is a monsoon climate, in Ladakh it is a summer season. With the tireless efforts of the BRO (Border Road Organisation), every year, the snow accumulated on the road is removed by the end of April or 15-20th of May and only then the road from Srinagar to Leh begins for all. Some of the enthusiastic tourists do sightseeing or Chaddar-trek mainly during winter season even in the extreme cold (-5 to -55 degrees Celsius). But for general tourists, the period from June to September is considered best time to visit Leh Ladakh.
Where to Stay in Leh Ladakh
As Leh is the capital of Ladakh, all kinds of facilities are available here for the tourists. Accommodation in Leh ranges from homestays to five star hotels. Tourists who come to visit Ladakh preferably stay in Leh and see the nearby places. In Leh you will find everything like banks, internet connection, hotels, money exchange, SIM cards etc.
Where to eat
As foreign tourists always visit to Ladakh,you won’t find any problem to get Indian & multi cuisine food in Leh city. You will get Indian food, bakery products, pizza, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food in Leh city. Try to taste the Ladakhi dishes in your trip. Momo, Thupka, Skew, Butter Tea, Apricot Jam are very tasty Ladakhi dishes and have become popular with tourists.
What to see (Attractions in Leh Ladakh)
As the nature in Ladakh is full of beauty, tourists try to click lots of photos during their trip to Ladakh.
Now let’s see some of the attractions in Ladakh,
- Shanti Stupa
- Pangong Lake
- Leh Palace
- Nubra Valley
- Magnetic Hill
- Zanskar Valley
- Kargil War Memorial
- Tso Kar
- Tso Moriri
- Leh Market
- Khardungla Pass
- Chaddar Trek
How many days for Leh Ladakh Trip
Ladakh is so beautiful and peaceful that, once you go there you will never want to come back. Foreign tourists stay there for 2-3 months. Indian tourists do a 7-10 days Leh-Ladakh trip. Some go to Leh via Srinagar-Kargil and while coming from Leh alight at Manali via Sarchu.
Average costs for your Leh Ladakh Trip
Traveling by car in Ladakh costs more. Sometimes it may take you 7-8 hours for 200 km due to geographical conditions and harsh nature. Srinagar-Leh-Srinagar 8 days budget trip can cost 15-20k each. Air or train cost to reach Srinagar should be charged extra.