Local's Guide to Leh Ladakh - The Unforgettable Land of High Passes

Local's Guide to Leh Ladakh - The Unforgettable Land of High Passes

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Locals in Ladakh greet tourists with "Julley!" Which means hello! Welcome to the unforgettable land of high passes - Ladakh is a mountainous town that is waiting to be explored by you - if you haven't been to Ladakh yet. There are two modes to reach Ladakh - either by flight or by road. One thing remains constant - that you will have the snow-covered mountain peak views. Now, this is what we call a remarkable journey. Leh Ladakh packages are widely popular amongst the backpackers from Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, etc. If you are amongst one of those metro cities and itching to explore Ladakh like a local, Go2Ladakh got you covered! Keep reading to learn everything about the crystal-clear lake and Buddhist town of Ladakh. Share this local's guide to Leh Ladakh with your friends. Lend us your ears to know about the best time to visit Ladakh, how to reach, and places to visit. What is the best time to plan a Leh Ladakh Trip? The most fitting time to visit Ladakh is between April to June. It is the time when the climate remains pleasant for sightseeing. The average temperature oscillates around 15°C-30°C. It is also the best time for camping in Ladakh. You could also plan the adventure activities like rafting at Indus river, camel safari at Nubra Valley. Did we mention that April to June is also the best time to plan a Ladakh bike trip? How To Reach Leh Ladakh? Tourists like family travellers plan their Ladakh trip via a flight. It is the most convenient way to reach Ladakh. If you too are planning to visit Ladakh through flight, there is an airport in Ladakh named Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. The airport is well connected with major cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai etc. One other way to reach Ladakh is via road journey. Ladakh trip on the bike is fondly famous amongst the youngsters. There are two routes to reach Ladakh on the bike. Continue reading to find out the two routes to reach Ladakh on the bike: Leh Manali Highway - This route remains open between March-September. The journey is supposed to be around 500 km (approx.) that takes you through many scenic destinations like Rohtang, Baralacha La, etc. Leh Srinagar Highway - It is another route to reach Ladakh on the bike trip. May-October is the most fitting time to plan a Ladakh voyage on the bike. This route is 435 km (approx.) If you have a high altitude sickness problem, Leh to Srinagar Highway is the ideal route. It takes tourists through low altitude regions like Sonmarg, Kargil, Lamayuru etc. What To explore in Ladakh? Raise your hand if you haven't been aware that Switzerland is double small to Ladakh. YES! It is true! Many tourists think Ladakh is a small region. However, it is true! But if you consider it in India. Leh Upon taking a flight to Ladakh, your arrival point will be the capital - Leh. Also, it is the best place to start your exploration. Visit Leh Palace - the most outstanding architecture in the city. In the evening, watch the sunset changing colours around the Shanti Stupa. There is a Tibetan refugee market where you can shop till you drop. Your arrival in Leh will take you deep into the Tibetan culture. Nubra Valley It is the place known for its Buddhist monasteries, double humped camels, hot sulphur springs, and rivers. Nubra Valley, in short, is a huge sea of sand dunes tucked in amidst the Himalayas. The distance between Nubra Valley to Leh is 150 km (approx.). Pangong Tso It is a crystal clear lake which got identification when it is featured in the Aamir Khan movie - 3 Idiot. If you love camping and photography, the pristine blue water of Pangong Lake should be included in your Ladakh tour package. THe average time to reach Pangong Lake from Leh is 225 km (approx.) Thiksey Gompa Located 17 km (approx.) from Leh, Thiksey Monastery is situated. It is a 12 storey complex where 500 monks live. It is one of the best places to enjoy mediation lessons from the monk. A visit to Thiksey monastery will reward you with a wonderful understanding of Buddhist culture. Khardung La Pass It is a mountain pass in Ladakh that is best explored on Himalayan bikes. Khardung La Pass is a famed mountain pass and is famous amongst bike trip lovers. Visiting Khardung La Pass will reward you with breathtaking snow capped views all around you! So, when are you making Ladakh your travel antidote? If you need help in planning your Ladakh trip, contact Go2Ladakh today!

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