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Precautions to take, things to do – Leh Ladakh travel guide! | Day 8

So, here the beautiful journey of Leh-Ladakh trip comes to an end after completing 7 nights 8 days journey. My sister and her husband left for Mumbai the very next day but few couples who took night stay at Pangong Lake came the next day back to Leh. After reaching Leh, they took rest in the afternoon and then went to the market in the evening for shopping. The very next day they took flight with beautiful memories back to their destinations. Today, along with the experience, I am sharing a complete Leh Ladakh travel guide and itinerary.

I shared the entire journey and the beautiful experience of Leh-Ladakh trip with you all as guided and discussed by my sister. I hope you all liked it. After reading my blogs on Leh-Ladakh trip, I am sure many of you might plan their very next trip to Leh-Ladakh. No doubt, you should definitely plan and should visit, but should go with all the necessary things and complete precautions.

traveling in Leh LadakhBelow is the list of things and precautions you should take care of while traveling to Leh. Complete Leh Ladakh Travel Guide!

  1. You should plan a trip in such a way, that you should keep 1-1 day ideal at the beginning and end of the journey.
  2. Couples if having kids of age less than 5 years should not travel to this place.
  3. People above the age of 60-65 having medical problems should avoid visiting this place.
  4. People having health issues like asthma, severe sinus problem or any other big illness and severe breathing issues should also avoid going to this place.
  5. It is advised to carry enough warm and woolen clothes when you plan to visit Leh-Ladakh.
  6. It is one of the cleanest places of India, where littering at any place and also throwing garbage anywhere is a serious offense.
  7. If you are a pure vegetarian, then carrying enough food with you is necessary or either you can opt for tours who provides pure vegetarian food like Heena Tours.
  8. Even after reaching Leh-Ladakh, if you face any health issues you must discuss it with your tour guide.
  9. It is the best place to visit for youngsters.
  10. If you are nature and adventure lover then you must visit Leh-Ladakh at least once.
  11. Many youngsters also opt for a bike tour to travel and visit entire Leh-Ladakh.

Leh Ladakh Travel GuideSo, after the complete Leh Ladakh travel guide. Here I am sharing the Itinerary of Heena tours for Leh-Ladakh trip.

My sister after returning from Leh-Ladakh trip also discussed some feelings of her regarding what she liked the most about this trip. She said the most she loved the helpfulness and friendliness of the people staying there, they were always ready to reply whenever you ask them about anything regarding that place. The changing weather of this place is another thing she liked the most, during the morning it was mild cold while in the afternoon it was normal temperature and during evening time, the place used to turn in heaven.

Then were the different Monasteries, it’s peaceful and the architecture she liked very much. The places like Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake were the best places among everything and she wished to visit at least once again to this place whenever destiny gives her another chance to visit Leh-Ladakh. Overall she was just amazed by the entire Leh-Ladakh trip and had beautiful and memorable memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Read Day 1 of our traveling in Leh Ladakh 

Read our fun tour on Day 2 in Leh Ladakh

Do not miss the fun Day 3 Leh Ladakh post!

And, here’s Day 4 in Leh Ladakh

We had a blast on Day 5 in Leh Ladakh

Day 6 Leh Ladakh Diaries

Witness the beautiful Pangong Lake on Day 7

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Witnessing the beauty of Pangong Lake – Day 7!

Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 7

After a tiring and long journey of Day 6, they left for visiting Pangong Lake. Pangong Lake is said to be the best place of the entire Leh-Ladakh trip. Most of the tourist visit Leh-Ladakh to see this beautiful place. Pangong Lake gained popularity amongst the Indian as well as International tourists after the release of Aamir Khan’s movie 3 Idiots. At this place, the climax scene of the movie was shoot, which was liked by almost all the people who saw the movie, 3 Idiots. After which, it becomes a famous hot-spot for many other movies too.

The sparkling and mind-blowing Pangong Lake is situated in the Himalayan region of Leh-Ladakh at the height of approximate 4350 meters. This beautiful Lake is 12 km long and extends from India to Tibet, among which 2/3 lies in the Tibet region. Since this Lake connects India and China, a lot of security is maintained there. No water sports and no swimming are allowed in this Lake. It is a salty water Lake. The temperature of this place ranges from 5’C to 10’C because of which this Lake freezes completely during the winter season.  One of the unique features of this Lake is its color, which never remains the same and changes from light blue to green and even grey too.

It is a breath-taking 5-6 hour journey to reach Pangong from Leh. My sister and her friends left from Leh around 8:30 in the morning after having breakfast and they reached at the Pangong Lake spot around 2 P.M. While on the way to Pangong, their tour guide suggested them to visit Lake first and then have Lunch and take rest. On the way to Pangong lies the tourist spot Changla Pass, it is another highest point to see and click photographs. There are several modes of transport through which you can reach Pangong Lake but you should make sure whichever vehicle you hire, it should have enough fuel in it and should be completely fine since there are no Petrol Pumps on the way to Pangong.

Pangong LakeAfter reaching Pangong Lake, all the couples enjoyed the beautiful view of crystal waters and gentle hills. They clicked many Photographs since Pangong Lake is said to one of the best Photogenic places. The mesmerizing and the real beauty of the Pangong Lake makes it a favourite destination for film directors for shooting and filming. Many films like Dil Se, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, 3 Idiots, Waqt, Tashan, Heroes etc. have been shot at this place. There are few eatery stalls at this place, where you can enjoy having Maggi and some snacks with hot Tea and Coffee but they took their own snacks at the Lake. One can also find the famous 3 Idiots climax scene scooty model which actress Kareena Kapoor Khan drives in the movie for clicking photographs in the same pose. You will also find the local animal Yak ride there.

The best time to visit this place is during summer Season because during winters the Lake freezes to an absolute turquoise on which one can even walk and the temperature drops to a minimum of – 14’C. And during summer the weather is completely different with open and fresh air with normal temperature and you can also witness migrating birds and other flora fauna.

Many leave on the same day back to Leh, while some opt for a night stay at this place. If you are opting for a night stay, then tents are the only options for stay. The tents there are quite clean, comfortable and cozy. My sister and few couples left on the same day while few couples took the option of night stay to enjoy the beautiful view of the sky at night and also sunrise of Pangong Lake.

Read Day 1 of our traveling in Leh Ladakh 

Read our fun tour on Day 2 in Leh Ladakh

Do not miss the fun Day 3 Leh Ladakh post!

And, here’s Day 4 in Leh Ladakh

We had a blast on Day 5 in Leh Ladakh

Day 6 Leh Ladakh Diaries

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In the interiors of Leh Ladakh! Exploring continues on Day 5

Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 5

The very next day i.e. on day 5, after having breakfast they packed their luggage completely and then left from their tent rooms to visit some of the few places left to visit of Nubra Valley and then will continue their journey back towards Leh. Among those few places left to visit one of them was the most famous, oldest and the best surviving Monastery of Nubra valley of Ladakh named as Diskit Monastery.  The main attraction of that Monastery was the gigantic statue of Lord Buddha built on top of it. It faces the Shyok River towards Pakistan.

Leh LadakhAlmost all tourists who come to Nubra Valley love to Visit Diskit Monastery and experience the magnificent view of Nubra valley from the top of the Monastery. This Diskit Monastery was constructed during the 14th century by Changzem Tserab Zangpo but the construction of a huge 100-foot statue of Lord Buddha was started in the year 2006 and was inaugurated by the well-known priest of Ladakh Dalai Lama in the year 2010. After that almost all tourist visits this Monastery and like the huge magnificent statue a lot. The main part of this Monastery is a prayer hall which has several images of fierce guardians and it also has a huge drum inside it. Since this Monastery was situated at the high altitude it gave very unique and magnificent view of nearby villages and other scenic beauties. My sister and their friends loved this place a lot and also clicked memorable pics.

Leh LadakhSince we all Ladakh is famous for its religious and cultural festivals and also has a rich heritage of folk dance, so the tourists who love to know and enjoy the Ladakhi folk dance and its music do watch the show held by the local people for entertainment purpose. Even my sister and their friends took the tickets to watch the Ladakhi folk dance for some Rs.100 per person.  Four females performed on four songs which were all different with completely different attire. The dance they performed was though very simple but were very charming and enchanting,  basically, the female dancers were singing songs by themselves with just one person playing drum sitting on one side. The songs they were singing were in Ladakhi language, not understood by any one of them, which was obvious. But still they enjoyed the folk dance very much and the best part was that they all requested that drum player to play the famous Ganpati dance music and Garba dance music for which he was hesitating first but then played for all of them, which became an extra enjoyment for them.

Leh LadakhAfter enjoying this they all left for Leh with beautiful memories of Nubra Valley. On the way back they stopped at the point named as Khardung La pass which is believed to be the highest motorable road in the world. It is situated at an altitude of 5,359 meters and is about 39.7 km away from Leh.

All the tourist’s vehicles traveling to Nubra valley from Leh or vice-versa stop at this place to enjoy the mesmerizing view from such a high altitude and for photo clicks. Since it is at high altitude many tourists face the problem of low oxygen level and so should carry oxygen cylinders with them. This place had an Indian Army post and a temple. After leaving this place they reached Leh in the evening with lots of beautiful memories having completely tiring and adventurous journey. After having dinner, they were advised to take rest. Since we were having another tiring and traveling day the very next day waiting for them.

Read Day 1 of our traveling in Leh Ladakh 

Read our fun tour on Day 2 in Leh Ladakh

Do not miss the fun Day 3 Leh Ladakh post!

And, here’s Day 4 in Leh Ladakh

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