Leh Ladakh Tour with Turtuk and Tso Moriri
Leh Ladakh the land of high altitude passes in India. Ladakh is also known for barren lands and cold temperature, it offers you the beauty of snow-capped peaks, massive huge shimmering blue lakes like Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. Ladakh lies at an altitude from 9000 feet to 25170 feet, there is lot to explore in, the Indus & Zanskar River flowing between the valley, ancient monasteries, large stupas, sand dunes, as the first rays of the sun hits the mountains the monks blow their large copper trumpets from the rooftops of the monasteries. It has a very authentic Ladakhi culture which they celebrate in a various religious ceremony. Monasteries interior are filled with unique and antiques arts and sculptures, the great Himalayan range which connects Tibet, china with Leh Ladakh. Ladakh today is one of the most remarkable adventure travel destinations and it can be divided into three main areas for trekking and adventure activities Zanskar famous for Chadar Trek and Kayaking, White Water Rafting with Padam as its central point; the area around Leh for its traditional markets and the Nubra/Shyok Valleys of the Eastern Karakoram.
Fixed Departure Batches for Leh Ladakh Road Tour
- 29th April - 6th May 2023
- 4th - 11th June 2023
- 9th - 16th July 2023
- 13th - 20th August 2023
Leh Ladakh Tour Details
- Activities: Backpacking Trip, Photography tour & Road Expedition
- Location: Leh-Ladakh
- Group size: 10 pax
- Minimum required: 4 pax
- Duration: 7 Nights and 8 Days
- Cost: Rs. 28,999/- per person (according to group of 10)
Note: If there are minimum 4 participant, then tour will happen. But in that case, cost will be change. According 4 pax cost will be Rs. 32,999/- per person.
Leh Ladakh Trip Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive at Leh and half day sightseeing
After landing at your Leh in afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel and you will get half of a day to get yourself adjusted to such a high altitude climate. Later, in the evening head yourself over to nearby attractions such as Leh market & Shanti stupa. Dinner & overnight stay in Leh.
Day 2 : Sightseeing near Leh
After breakfast, full day excursion to Leh. We will start from Sangam, i.e. a view of the confluence of Zan skar River & Indus River. Later visit Magnetic Hill & Pathar Sahib Gurudwara. Now visit Spituk Monastery & later Hall of Fame. Arrive at your hotel in evening. Dinner & overnight stay in Leh.
Day 3 : Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla
After breakfast, head towards Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World at 18,3 80 feet). After spending some time at Khardung La Cafe (World's Highest Cafe), proceed towards Diskit Monastery around 1 pm. Around 2:30 pm check-in at your hotel & freshenup. Later 3:30 pm head towards Sand Dunes for AT V Ride / Camel Safari. Evening back to your hotel. Dinner & overnight stay in Nubra Valley.
Day 4 : Turtuk Village
After breakfast, full day excursion to Turtuk. Turtuk is a small village located in Nubra Valley region of L adakh, on the banks of Shyok River. It is the northernmost villages in India lying very close to the India Pakistan bor der, in the Baltistan region. Turtuk is an unexplored and offbeat place, opened to tourists only in 2010. Taste the vari ety of fruits Turtuk is known for, specially apricots. Return back to hotel in evening. Dinner & overnight stay in Nub ra Valley.
Day 5 : Nubra to Pangong Lake
After breakfast, we will start the day following the same route towards Leh till we reach Khalsar. Drive further to Pangong Lake one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. Situated at 1400 0 ft, more than half of the lake is within Chinese Territory and only one third part lies in India. Visit 3 Idiots Movie Shooting Point. Dinner & overnight stay in Pangong.
Day 6 : Pangong to Tso Moriri via Chushul & Karzok
After breakfast, head towards Tso Moriri Lake via Chushul & Karzok. Evening visit beautiful Tso Moriri Lake and its surroundings. Dinner & overnight stay in Tso Moriri.
Day 7 : Tso Moriri to Leh
After breakfast, head to the mesmerizing Puga Valley in Ladakh, a hotspot of geothermal activities and sc enic natural beauty. Then we will visit one of the most beautiful Gompa in Leh i.e Thiksey Monastery. Now we will visit Rancho School (3 Idiots Movie). Later drive straight to Leh. Arrive at your hotel in evening. Dinner & overnigh t stay at Leh.
Day 8 : Departure
After breakfast, check-out & head towards Leh Airport. Board your flight with happy memories of Leh La dakh Trip.
1. Participant with medical history like cardiac, respiratory should consult with doctor before signing for trip.
2. Please carry your own personal medicine required.
3. People on sleeping pills, painkillers, sedative, antihistamines are prone to Active Mountain Sickness while sleeping please consult your doctor before the trip
Leh Ladakh Road Trip—The Ultimate Travel Guide
Here is all you need to take care on the road trip to Leh.
Can we go Leh Ladakh by car?
You can use the outside rented self-drive cars to reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway or Manali Leh Highway. However, these self-drive rented cars outside Leh Ladakh are not allowed to do any sightseeing within Ladakh including places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri.
Route 2: Manali to Leh. Covering a distance of 490km, be treated to an unforgettable experience on the Leh Ladakh road trip. On the Manali to Leh road trip, you will traverse through high mountain passes, narrow passes, hairpin bends and scenic valleys where you can click panoramic photographs.
A complete travel guide for Leh Ladakh road trip. A must see article for first timers and those who wish to have caro or bike trip to Leh Ladakh.
Leh Ladakh Road Trip ranks amongst the top in the list of top coveted road trips that one can take in India.
Road trips are nothing short of thrilling adventures lived on the road.
How far is Ladakh from Delhi?
The road trip/driving to Leh by bus, taxi or motorcycle, bikes, Jeep and SUV which many travellers drive on to, is a lifetime adventure experience for the travellers. The distance of Delhi to Leh Ladakh by road via Leh Manali Highway is around 1011 km and the total travel time is approximately 24 hours.
Does Leh have snow?
Expect regular snowfall intervals by the end of October right through to March.Winters, however, are harsh with most places inaccessible thanks to abundant snow. Both the Leh-Manali Highway and Leh-Srinagar Highway remain closed for nearly six months between November and April due to heavy snowfall.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation at premium / luxury hotels on double/triple sharing basis for group of 4 / 10 respectively
- All transport as mentioned in the itinerary by tempo traveller, including Inner Line Permits for Restricted Areas (If any)
- Breakfast & Dinner every day during the tour (no breakfast on day 1 of the tour and no dinner on the last day on the tour)
- Airport Transfers at Leh
- All taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch (We want you to try out local Cuisines & not restricted to a particular restaurant, cafe)
- Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
- Airline, train, and bus tickets till Leh and return
- All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered (which not mentioned is inclusion)
- Additional / personal use of vehicle
- Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, Monasteries, etc.
- Any medical or emergency evacuations if required.
- Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry, camera charges etc.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. is to be borne by the client directly on the spot.
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
- Travel Insurance
- Any other item that is not specified under cost inclusions
- Identity proof with residential address must come with a photocopy
- Thermals, Fleece, Jacket, Woolen gloves & cap, etc.
- Personal Clothing for the tour
- Torch, Power banks, Charger, etc.
- Toiletry kit
- Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)
- Trekking shoes & floaters
- Camera and memory cards (Optional)
- Do not carry sling bags or Jholas
- Do not wear gold or bring valuable ornaments
By registering or joining any of the programs organized by Treks and trails, you acknowledge that you have read, understood & agreed to the following terms & conditions.
TERMS & CONDITION
- Leader decision shall be final & abiding by all, till completion of the trek/ programmed.
- Smoking, chewing tobacco & consumption of Alcohol is strictly not allowed on the trek/ programmed.
- Everyone is expected to follow safety protocols defined by the leaders.
- Polluting trek route/ campsite is strictly prohibited. Strictly no littering throughout the event/ trek.
- You acknowledge that the photographs that were taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose. You consent to let organizers photograph you and let them use for publicity purpose & also agree to allow organizers to use the photograph clicked by you for publicity purpose.
- There is a possibility of injury during activities &, and you are aware that outdoor activities bear the inherent risk of personal injury.
- Incidents can happen on outdoor activity / Natural calamity may happen you agree that organizer is not responsible for any mishap, accident, including death in any circumstances natural or artificial
- During an emergency situation, your consent to any medical treatment recommended by a qualified medical practitioner this could include inoculations, blood transfusions, surgery, or the use of anesthetic.
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You realize a certain level of acceptable behavior is mandatory to participate in outdoor programs/ treks and that you may be excluded from programs/ treks if this level is not maintained. You acknowledge event leaders right to expel you from the group if you do not follow the instruction of the leader/ misbehave. Further, you consent once you are discharged from the group; organizers & leaders do not owe any kind of liability towards you.
Minors aged between 14 to 16 years may accompany with their adult family members, in such case the companion family member's declaration in writing for accepting full responsibility towards them is must, along with consent in writing from their parents submitted to Treks and trails.
Minors aged between 16 to 18 years can join the event with their parents' consent in writing submitted to Treks and trails.
- 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 30 or more days prior to the event date.
- 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 16 to 29 days prior to the event date.
- 25% refund if notified via phone conversation 10 to 15 days prior to the event date.
- No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 10 days prior to event date
- No show No Refund.
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
- Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
- If Event get cancelled, we will refund "Event Amount" only.
Are Leh and Ladakh same?
Leh and Ladakh are not the same, but they are closely related.
Leh is a city in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the largest city in the region and serves as the central hub for tourism and commerce in Ladakh.
Ladakh is located in the northernmost part of India, administratively divided into two districts: Leh and Kargil. Ladakh is known for its high-altitude deserts, rugged mountains, and unique culture. It is also a popular tourist destination for trekking, mountaineering, and cultural sightseeing opportunities.
So Leh is a city, and Ladakh is a region; Leh is a part of the region and serves as the central hub for tourism and commerce.
What is the precaution to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness?
Ladakh is situated at high altitudes, with less oxygen, and travelers face Acute mountain sickness (AMS), headache, nausea, dizziness, and heavy pressure on the chest.
There are a few things you need to follow to prevent (AMS)
A daily water intake of 4 to 5 liters is recommended.
Acclimatize your body by keeping it hydrated or being active.
Always keep your hands and ears open for better acclimatization.
Avoid wearing wet clothes.
Avoid sleeping during the day and do some activity or take a walk around the city.
Avoid smoking and drinking.
Intake of proteins and lots of carbohydrates
Diamox medicine (2 mg) to prevent AMS—please speak with your doctor about dosage. It has to start weeks before the trip begins.
The best medicine to avoid AMS is to drink lots of water and keep hydrated for better acclimatization.
If you suffer from AMS, the solution is to descend straight toward a lower altitude.
What are things to carry on a Leh Ladakh tour?
Here are some things to consider packing for a road trip to Leh Ladakh:
Pack several layers of clothing to keep warm, including a base layer that wicks away moisture, a layer in the middle that provides insulation, and an outer layer that is waterproof and windproof. Remember to bring warm accessories such as a hat, gloves, and scarf.
Footwear: Bring a pair of solid and waterproof hiking boots and comfortable shoes for driving and walking around towns and cities.
Personal hygiene goods It is crucial to remember to bring essential amenities such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, and hand sanitiser. You should also bring along any private prescriptions you require.
Include essential goods such as band-aids, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any recommended medications in your first aid pack.
Food and water: Be sure to bring along some non-perishable food items like energy bars, dry fruits, and almonds in addition to water. Also, bring enough water with you, as it may be challenging to locate clean water along the trip.
Navigational and communication tools If you are in a precarious situation, it is essential to have access to a map, compass, GPS device, and satellite phone or two-way radio.
Flashlight or torch: You never know when you'll need one when it's dark.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm: Because the sun in Leh Ladakh can be intense, it is essential to protect yourself from sunburn by bringing along sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm.
Necessary paperwork, such as proof of identification, vehicle registration papers, insurance papers, and a permit, if applicable, should be carried out at all times. Be sure to have all relevant documents.
Due to the limited availability of ATMs and card services in the area, you should always carry sufficient cash with you.
Checking the forecast for the day, packing your bags accordingly, and being ready for anything that may come your way are excellent practices.
One 60- to 80-liter backpack or duffle bag to carry all your luggage
Can you bring kids on a Leh Ladakh trip?
Yes, bringing kids on a trip to Leh Ladakh is possible, but it's vital to remember that the area is at a high altitude, and the weather there may get chilly and dry. In addition, the site is remote, and many locations are difficult to reach. Thus, a vacation to Ladakh might not be appropriate for extremely young children.
Before organizing a vacation to Ladakh, it's crucial to consider the kids' physical and intellectual capabilities. Children should be in good health and withstand the dry, chilly climate. Additionally, it's critical to remember that altitude might cause altitude sickness. Therefore it's crucial to thoroughly acclimatize before partaking in any physically demanding activities.
It's crucial to keep the kids hydrated and monitor their health carefully when traveling. It's critical to arrange activities appropriate for the kids' ages and skills while also considering their interests.
Children might enjoy visiting monasteries, learning about the local way of life, shopping at the neighborhood bazaar, and taking in the area's breathtaking natural beauty, among other things, in Ladakh. Additionally, it's crucial to remember that some locations, such as high-altitude lakes, hikes, and passes, might need to be more child-accessible.
Additionally, it's critical to be informed of any child-related local laws and ordinances and to confirm that the kids have all essential documentation, including a passport and visa, if applicable.
In conclusion, although it is possible to bring children on vacation to Leh Ladakh, it is crucial to take into account the kids' physical and mental capabilities and the conditions in the area and plan accordingly.
How do I reach Leh city?
Leh, the regional capital of Ladakh, is reachable in several ways:
By Air: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, which connects to important Indian cities like Delhi, Srinagar, Jammu, and Mumbai, is the closest airport to Leh. You can take a cab or bus to go to Leh from the airport.
By Road: To get to Leh from Srinagar or Manali, take a bus or hail a cab. From Srinagar, the 434 km around two days drive from Srinagar to Kargil to Leh is on public roads. From Manali, the 473 km, around two days drive from Manali to Sarchu to Leh is on public roads.
By Train: Jammu Tawi Train Station, which has good connections to important Indian towns, is the closest railway station to Leh. Take a bus or hail a cab to go to Leh from there.
It's crucial to remember that the drive to Leh from Manali, in particular, involves crossing several high-altitude passes and can be difficult. Additionally, the route is closed throughout the winter due to a lot of snowfall.
A journey to Ladakh might not be appropriate for young children due to the area's remoteness and the difficulty of getting to numerous locations.
Before making travel arrangements, it is advised to verify the local weather forecast and make plans following it.
Accommodation facilities in Leh Ladakh?
Hotels in Leh Ladakh are designed with good architecture and good amenities. These rooms are furnished with Tibetan and Ladakhi designed with Proper washrooms. Most hotels offer MAP plans.
What kind of weather is expected on Leh Ladakh Tour?
The climate in Leh Ladakh can be very unpredictable during times of the year for various reasons.
The weather usually is temperate and pleasant during the summer months of June through September, with daytime temperatures ranging from approximately 20-25 degrees Celsius (68-77 degrees Fahrenheit). On the other hand, while it can get rather hot during the day, the nights tend to be much cooler.
In the winter, the temperature can drop to as low as -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit), and it is not uncommon for there to be considerable snowfall. These conditions make it challenging to get to and from the city. Additionally, the days are shorter, and the sun shines less each day.
Rainfall in Leh ranges from light to heavy during the monsoon season, which runs from July to September. This type of precipitation can result in mudslides and flash floods.
Regarding tourism and activities that take place outside, the months of June through September are the ideal time to travel to Leh because of the pleasant climate during those months.
Vehicles used to travel around the Leh-Ladakh region
Several types of vehicles are commonly used for transportation in Ladakh, India:
Royal Enfield: The Royal Enfield motorcycle is a popular choice for visitors to Ladakh due to its ruggedness and ability to handle rough terrain.
Jeeps: Jeeps are also commonly used in Ladakh and are great for traveling on rough roads and in remote areas.
SUVs are also popular in Ladakh as they have good ground clearance and four-wheel drive, which is ideal for navigating the region's rugged terrain.
Buses are also an option for traveling to Ladakh but are primarily used for large groups.
Taxis: Taxis are also available in Ladakh but can be pretty expensive.
It's important to note that when planning a trip to Ladakh, it's best to check the current road conditions and availability of vehicles, as road conditions can change rapidly due to unpredictable weather.
ATM service in the Leh-Ladakh region?
There are ATMs in Leh, Ladakh, but their number and availability are likely to be limited. It is advised to plan ahead and withdraw sufficient cash before traveling to rural areas, as ATMs may not be easily accessible. Carrying cash and a debit or credit card is always a good idea.
About Hotels in Leh Ladakh?
Because Leh Ladakh is such a famous tourist destination in India, there are many hotels and resorts in the area from which to select. The following are some examples of popular choices:
The Grand Dragon Ladakh is a luxury hotel that can be found in the centre of Leh city. It provides guests with pleasant rooms and suites, a spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.
This hotel is located in the old town of Leh, and it provides guests with nice rooms and suites, a restaurant, and a terrace with views of the mountains in the surrounding area.
Chamba Camp Ladakh is a luxurious and environmentally friendly tented camp found in the Nubra Valley. It has both a restaurant and comfy tents for guests to stay in.
Hotel Indus is a comfortable and affordable option for those looking for a central location in Leh city. It provides comfortable rooms and a restaurant on the rooftop with views of the mountains in the area.
The Zen Ladakh is a high-end hotel that can be found in the Shey neighbourhood. It provides its guests with spacious rooms and suites, a spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.
The Snow Leopard Lodge is a cost-effective hotel in the Nubra Valley that provides guests with excellent rooms and a restaurant. The hotel's location is convenient.
Before booking a hotel reservation, it is wise to look at the establishment's reviews and ratings. In addition, if you want to be comfortable throughout the busy season, make hotel reservations as far in advance as possible.
What are the popular tourist destinations in Leh, Ladakh?
Magnetic Hill is a place in Leh where a powerful magnetic force is supposed to defy gravity by pulling vehicles uphill. This phenomenon has been attributed to the presence of a high magnetic field in the area, which affects the operation of engines and creates the illusion that vehicles are traveling uphill. Despite several scientific explanations, the true reason for Magnetic Hill's existence remains unknown, making it both a popular tourist destination and a source of local lore. By turning off their engines and allowing their automobiles to be pushed uphill, visitors to Magnetic Hill can see this unusual occurrence.
Nubra is a popular place for tourists to visit because it has beautiful scenery, calm lakes, and traditional villages. People can go on a camel safari on the sand dunes, see old monasteries, and eat the local food. The valley is also known for its hot springs, which are thought to have healing powers. If you are traveling to Ladakh, it is a must-see place.
Turtuk is well-known for its rich cultural history and welcoming locals, earning it a reputation as one of Ladakh's most picturesque and pristine villages. Tourists can wander the village's winding alleys and look at the old mud-brick homes, pick some fruit at the orchards, and take in the breathtaking vistas of the nearby mountains. Turtuk is also an excellent destination for experiencing and learning about authentic Ladakhi culture and cuisine (such as thukpa and momos).
Kargil war memorial
The Kargil War Memorial is a memorial that can be found in Dras, Ladakh. It was constructed as a tribute to the Indian and Pakistani service members who sacrificed their lives during the Kargil War in 1999.
River rafting is a well-liked kind of adrenaline-pumping activity in Ladakh. Visitors can enjoy rafting on the Indus and Zanskar rivers while being surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery.
There are various gurudwaras in Ladakh, including the Guru Nanak Darbar in Leh and the Pathar Sahib Gurudwara in Kargil. Gurudwaras are places of worship for Sikhs, and Ladakh is home to a number of them. In addition to acting as sites of pilgrimage for Sikhs, these Gurudwaras welcome guests by providing them with both food and lodging. They are well-known for the spiritual and historical value they hold, and they make up a major component of the culture and heritage of Ladakh.
The month of April marks the beginning of spring and the apricot blossom festival, which is celebrated annually in Ladakh because of the region's famous apricot orchards. Both locals and visitors flock to this festival to celebrate the splendor of the outdoors. Visitors can enjoy the blossoming orchards, sample regional delicacies, and engage in cultural events all in one place during the festival. Experience the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of Ladakh at the annual apricot blossom festival.
Ladakh is home to the endangered snow leopard, and there are many ways to protect wildlife there. Snow leopards are elusive and represent the rough beauty of the area. Poaching, the loss of habitat, and illegal hunting are all threats to the species, which needs to be protected. There are laws about conservation, projects to teach and raise awareness, and ways to get involved in the community. Ladakh's ecosystem depends on snow leopards, so it is important to keep them safe.
Ladakh's Diksit hamlet is famous for its historic monastery and Indus River setting. It's one of Ladakh's most beautiful and quiet areas, it's 11,000 feet above sea level. The village's Diksit Monastery is one of the region's oldest and most prominent. Diksit offers spectacular views of both the Indus River and surrounding mountains, a monastery, and Ladakh's rich culture. Hiking, river rafting, and other adventure sports draw tourists to the village.