Leh Ladakh Tour – A Traveler’s Guide
Ladakh, being a land abounding in great physical features is set amidst most spectacular and enormous environment; amongst two majestic peaks of Karakoram in the North and great Himalayas in the South. Despite being an alienated zone at the great Himalayas, it’s a perfect touring spot for the most enthralling travelers. Not only meant for the outstanding sightseeing options Leh Ladakh tours also takes you to the impressive agitating trekking & rafting activities.
So, this time if you are all set to the most memorable tours to Leh Ladakh, catch some of the most important tips and general information of Leh Ladakh.
Located at the North-West of Jammu & Kashmir in the trans-Himalaya area of North India, slightly smaller than Scotland, Ladakh is settled at the altitude of 2500 m and 2700 m and is the largest but least populated region of Jammu & Kashmir.
In & Around Ladakh
Ladakh is the most exotic land in North India which is filled with astonishing lakes and peaceful monasteries. A visit to such places will definitely bring a guaranteed peace of mind. Shey Gompa, Thiksey Gompa, Hemis Monastery are such sacred destinations where you will find so many monks praying peacefully amidst the scintillating valleys and landscapes.
Making a visit to Leh Ladakh is simply incomplete without visiting its famous lakes. Although one can find tremendous lakes at every mile of the distance but to name a few popular lakes, we can find the most famous Pangong Tso Lake, Tsomoriri Lake and Tsokar Lake to spend some leisure moments.
Besides, the most dwindling valleys of Ladakh make this land nothing more than a paradise. Catch the list of the famous valleys in Ladakh:
Nubra Valley, Suru Valley, Shyok Valley, Markha Valley, Rupshu Valley, Indus Valley, Markha Valley, Sham Valley & Salt Lake Valley.
Activities in Ladakh;
Ladakh is such a tremendous destination where one can get ample amount of opportunities to enjoy different activities. Right from a family expediter to the enthusiastic sporty traveler, Leh Ladakh tour brings a justified meaning to all.
Some of the most demanding activities enjoyed at Leh Ladakh are:
- Camping & Trekking in Ladakh Valleys
- Wildlife Tour at Hemis National Park
- Mountain Biking Tour on World’s Highest Motorable Road
- Major Fairs & Festivals of Ladakh (Phyang Monastery Festival)
- Jeep Safari from Manali to Leh and at Nubra Valley
- His Holiness Dalai Lama Tour
- Zanskar River Rafting
- Camel Safari in Nubra Valley from Hundar to Diskit
- Spiritual Tour at different Monasteries
Some Dos and Don’ts to keep in mind while planning for Leh Ladakh Tours especially for adventure tours on Manali – Leh highway:
- Make an advance booking for the bike to find the best one so that you can have the minimum bike break down. Enfield bullets can be the preferable choice.
- Don’t prefer to visit Sarchu at the beginning of your trip since it is at the highest elevation and doing so will expose your body to AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
- Ladakh is a chilly location so carrying riding boots, raincoat, and gloves will be safer for you.
- Carry Jerry cans for extra petrol as there are no filling stations in a span of 360 km after Tandi (100 km from Manali)
- If you are on a biking tour, always check your bikes before starting in the morning and at the end of the day for minor faults.
- Carry all the first-aid ailments along with you and some spare parts of your motor bike.
- Do not smoke at higher altitudes as it might cause breath-shortening due to low oxygen content.
- Do not ride hastily as the roads are narrow and muddy, and may cause some serious injuries.
Best Time to Visit:
Leh is a beautiful city which remains inaccessible for most part of the year. Due to the unpredictable nature of the climate, tourists are advised to carry woolens. The passes to reach Leh remain open only from the months of May till September.
Ladakh at a Glance:
Altitude: Leh 3505 m, Kargil 2750 m
Languages: Ladakhi including Purgi/Balti, English, Hindi, Urdu, Dardic or Shina
Population: Approx. 2.40 Lakh in the 2 districts of Leh & Kargil.
Ethnic Composition: Dardic, Indo-Aryan Elements, Tibetan or Mongoloid.
Summer: Maximum- 25°C, Minimum- 8°C
Winter: Maximum- (-) 5°C, Minimum- (-) 30°C
Annual Rainfall: 15cm – 6″