Leh Ladakh

Leh Ladakh


Leh the former capital of the kingdom of Ladakh is now a dream destination of many and the Mecca of happening enthusiasts! Leh, one of the coldest deserts in the world is located at an interval of 434 Kms from Srinagar and 474 Kms from Manali (Himachal Pradesh). Leh Ladakh is clearly a great destination for backpacking in the Himalayas. With its picturesque scenery, mystic Buddhist culture and magnificent backdrop of mountains make this a true heaven for backpacking.

At the time of reorganization of areas in 1979 Ladakh was divided into Leh and Kargil and now Leh area is synonymous with Ladakh and vice-versa!

Ladakh is a dream destination for Mother Nature Lovers, photography treks, adventure liveliness such as Manali to Leh jeep safari by following Rohtang, Keylong, Baralacha, Namkeela Pass and world second highest pass called Tanglangla pass. Moving from west to east you can use Srinagar to Leh jeep safari by traveling a distance of nearly 475 Kms, trekking in Ladakh, river rafting in Zanskar and Indus river, trekking at Stok kangri top and Kangyartse top, bike safari in Ladakh, mountain bike safari in Leh Ladakh, are some of the activities can full fill your travel requirements. In winter season frozen river trek on Indus River and Zanskar River called Chader trek will be the maximum adventure for the adventure lovers.

Attractive destinations such as Nubra dale in Ladakh by crossing world highest motorable pass called Khardungl apass, Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh, Tso Moriri Lake in the south-west of Ladakh and Tso Kar Lake which is close to Manali-Leh expressway. Following in the west of Leh towards Kargil Srinagar highway by following river Indus you can traverse Alchi monastery, Likir Monastery, Basgo Monastery, Lamayuru monastery, Fatu pass and mulbekh. Da Hanu small town considered as a pure Aryan race tribe is one of the venture to be traveled. Try going to some of the remote villages on foot through backpacking and explore this whole amazing world.

Land of beautiful buildings such as Shey palace and monastery, Thikse monastery, Hemis monastery, Chimre gompa, Diskit monastery in Nubra valley, Samastaling monastery in Nubra valley, Tak Gompa, Leh Palace, Stok palace are within the reach and some of the major beauties of Leh Ladakh region.

Leh is a backpacker’s haven with numerous trekking trails, valleys, and beautiful lakes. Famous as the land of monks and monasteries there are lots to see in this stunning piece of land.

There are three sub divisions of Leh with seven different tour places identified for international tourists in Leh with breath taking Himalayan scenery.

  • Nubra Division
  • Nyoma Division
  • Khaltse Sub-Division

Leh Ladakh region has variety of accommodation by choosing small guest houses to excellent hotels. Luxury hotels are also available which can be reviewed as a four-star category services. Attractive fix camping facility is also available at High Altitude Lakes in Ladakh, Pangong Tso Lake, Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri Lake, and Tso Kar Lake.

Travelers who are visiting Leh Ladakh first time are advised to have post-paid connections in Ladakh. Prepaid connections don’t work Airtel, BSNL and Aircel are common networks available.


  • Backpacking Ladakh and Leh
  • Cultural and Scenic beauty tours in Ladakh.
  • Mountain bike tours in Ladakh.
  • River rafting in Ladakh.
  • Meditation and monastic experience.
  • Jeep safari in Ladakh.
  • Frozen river trek in Ladakh.
  • Snow leopard trail in Ladakh. And
  • Photography tours in Ladakh.

As Leh city is located at a high altitude of 3500 meters above sea level. Some people may feel high altitude sickness on the day of arrival to Leh. Therefore it is highly recommended to follow some of the essential tips to avoid high altitude sickness. Avoid traveling to long distance remain in your hotel in Leh and take a complete rest on the day of arrival. It is suggested to have a walk up to Shanti Stupa/Gompa village to gain height and then back to the hotel to a bit lower altitude to sleep. Day by day greenery is increasing in Leh valley which increases the levels of oxygen in the atmosphere.


  • Warmer:  Self-heating pouch which provides heating for eight hours continuously, without any external source of heating.
  • Water: Water is an essential thing while traveling to Ladakh since dehydration can lead to severe health issues. So make sure to carry a couple of liters of water per person all the time at drink at regular intervals.
  • Medicines: Carry Diamox if you are not allergic to sulfur drugs, it helps to reduce some symptoms of acute mountain sickness and medicines for a headache, fever, stomach ache and cough syrup.
  • Sunscreen Lotions: UV rays at high altitude are quite damaging to the skin, so it is recommended to carry a good quality sunscreen.
  • UV Sun Glasses
  • Lip Balm: Dry and cold weather leads to dry and chapped lips, so make sure to carry lip balms.
  • Mustard Oil: Used as a moisturizer for skin, putting in hair and also to lubricate nostrils, which can become painful due to dry and cold winds of Ladakh.
  • Energy Supplements: Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts.
  • Documents and IDs: It is essential to one Government Issue ID and a couple of photocopies of it since it is required while applying for inner line permit and certain places to register at various check posts.
  • Torch or Headlamp: Not required if your mobile phone has one, but if it doesn’t, carry a small LED.
  • Other personal essentials: Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper. You can also carry various other toiletries which are required.
  • Accessories: Hiking Boots, Backpack (60-80 liters), winter clothing, are necessary for backpacking here.

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