Leh-Ladakh Tour starting from Srinagar and going all the way up to the most desired mountain roads of Ladakh is something to have in your travel wishlist.
Now, Jammu Kashmir is the northernmost state of India having a number of aesthetic sights and eye-pleasing locations within the country. And a Leh Ladakh trip from Srinagar provides you with a glimpse of a number of these places as we’ll be starting out from this state.
The Culture of Leh Ladakh region is diverse in nature and they have a history that dates back a long time and is unheard of. Also, you’ll find several Buddhist monasteries in Leh-Ladakh for the region is heavily influenced by Buddhism.
Going back in time, it is important to know that Leh served as a major trading point ever since the Indus Valley Civilization. When you travel from Srinagar through the Zoji La pass, which was the route used for the said cause, give it a thought and ask your tour guide for interesting facts as they have a handful of those.
Upon all that, don’t forget to visit the 17th Century Leh Palace in Leh-Ladakh where you can have a great view of the whole land from the top.
And alongside the Palace comes the Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery and many other famous monasteries in Leh-Ladakh, which cannot be missed as well.
All these mentioned places and monasteries make the cut for ‘most famous places to visit in Leh-Ladakh’. There are several others as well, but that’s something you should discover yourself while on the tour to Leh-Ladakh.
Alos, Leh Ladakh trip is never complete without getting yourself acquainted with adventure sports offered by the broken moon land, which is another name for Leh-Ladakh.
Trekking is the most popular option when it comes to adventure sports in Leh-Ladakh but you can take part in river rafting or mountain biking as well. But a ride on the two-humped camel could be your pick as well if you want to do something exciting but not that much thrilling.
You get to traverse on the highest motorable road, the Khardung La Pass to reach the Nubra valley in Leh-Ladakh.
Also, at night you will camp in the valley under the stars, which serves as one of the best memories from the trip.
Now, if you’ve seen individuals taking a photo beside the Pangong Tso in Leh-Ladakh and sharing them on social media? Then you’ll get your chance to do the same as well, while we pass through the Pangong Tso during the course of our trip.
Dropping in some interesting facts about Leh-Ladakh, you should know that it is a desert and is a heaven for bird watchers because more than 225 different species of birds could be seen here.
To get the most out of your tour, visit Leh Ladakh from April to September which is considered to be the best time to visit Leh-Ladakh. During this time the weather in Leh-Ladakh is at its best, giving rise to the vegetation even in a desert.
Take your time to experience the local culture and people of Leh Ladakh. They have a unique culture because of the Tibetan influence in Leh-Ladakh. And overall they make up for a very nice set of people which can be seen throughout the nation.
Leh Ladakh is invariably famous for its food which is again influenced by Tibetan culture. You can also dig in and taste the famous Ladakhi pulao which is quintessential for the place.
The locals claim that on a chilly day in Ladakh, nothing is better than a hot cup of Gur Gur Cha or Butter Tea, which is quite popular and should be tasted for once when you’re in Leh-Ladakh.
With that, we completed your all-round iternary for the Leh-Ladakh food including exploration of local cuisine, people, places, and whatnot.
The reasons you need to check out the Leh-Ladakh trip in 2020 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Leh-Ladakh with JustWravel.
Day 1 : Sriganar to Kargil via Sonmarg (200 kms ,7 hrs of drive)
Day 2 : Kargil to Leh (220 kms ,7 hrs of drive)
Day 3 : Leh local sightseeing
Day 4 : Leh to Nubra valley (162 kms, 6 hrs of drive)
Day 5 : Nubra Valley to Pangong (280 kms, 9 hrs of drive)
Day 6 : Pangong lake to Leh (225 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Day 7 : Leh to Jispa (330 kms ,9 hrs drive)
Day 8 : Jispa to Manali drop (138 kms, 7 hrs of drive)
Arrive at Srinagar Airport and proceed for Kargil, en route crossing Sonmarg, Drass via Srinagar Leh Highway. Enjoy a short halt at Sonmarg to admire the views. Notice the gradual change in landscape as you travel to Kargil. Cross the Zojila Pass & Drass region. Visit the Zojila War memorial & Kargil War memorial on the way.
Check in at Hotel. Overnight at Kargil
After early breakfast continue your journey to Leh. See Mulbek rock statue of Maitrya Buddha, Sangam (confluence of river Indus and Zanskar), magnetic hill. Reach Leh by evening. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, visit Shey & Thiksey Monastery. While returning from the confluence depending on the time visit Hall of fame & further to Shanti Stupa later in the evening. Don’t exert your body, if you are feeling tired at any time during the day.
Overnight at Leh.
After Breakfast, move towards Highest Motorable Road of The World, KhardungLa Pass. Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by BRO & proceed towards Nubra valley covering Deskit Monastery enroute.
Check-in at Hotel/Camp, freshen up & later you can have a Double Hump Bactarian Camel ride. Dont forget to click this unique mammal, found in cold Desert. It was once used to carry the trade material on silk route.
Overnight at Hunder/Nubra Camps/Hotel.
After morning breakfast we start our journey today from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake.Pangong lake is the highest salt water lake in the world, which is shared by 2 countries India (25% and China 75%). Reach Pangong by evening and enjoy the beauty from the banks of the lake and appreciate its changing colors as per the time. Overnight stay at Camp in Pangong.
After Breakfast, check out from Camps for return journey to Leh. Enroute take a short halt at Changla Pass and visit Hemis Monastery & 3-Idiots School.
Overnight at Leh
After breakfast, we start our drive to Jispa. Enroute we will be crossing Tanglangla pass which is at 5350 mrts. Stop at Pang for Lunch then continue your journey to Jispa.
Today we are on the final day of the tour and we begin our journey from Jispa to Manali. Enroute cross Keylong and Rohtang Pass and finally drive down the tree line to Manali. End of tour.
Accommodation as mentioned above, inclusive of all taxes
Meal Plan: MAP Plan (Breakfast & Dinner)
A vehicle as per Itinerary (Innova / Tempo Traveller)
All Inner line Permits
Sightseeing as per Itinerary
Train or Airfare
Personal Expenses like Entry charges, Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.
Any Extra Meals.
Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary.
Any entry fees for the museum, park, Jeep safari or anything else.
Room Heater Charges.
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures (Strike, Hartal, Bandh) or any untoward incidents.
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date. Land Package only, flights as per the operator's cancellation policy
59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost.
44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost
29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
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Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.
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