Visit Leh Ladakh – To Explore Beauty of Mountains

Ladakh a land of high passes is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It has snow-clad peaks which kiss the clouds, serenity exists in peaceful lakes and time seems to stand still since there is no rush and bush in their life. Life in Leh is full of divine, spirituality and you will find surprises at every turn of your journey. You cannot predict about nature and climate at Leh-Ladakh because it frequently changes. You will find hot during daytime and during night time you might require winter wear. If you are planning to visit Leh Ladakh you should carry Umbrella, winter wear as well as summer wear.

Leh LadakhKnow About Leh Ladakh

Ladakh is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture is closely related to Tibet. Leh is the largest town in Ladakh followed by Kargil. Majority of people living in Ladakh are Shia Muslims and remaining are mostly Tibetan Buddhists. A few years back Leh-Ladakh was a place visited by the majority of foreigners, but recently it has gained popularity as a tourist destination among Indians too. Top tourist attractions in Leh-Ladakh are Chang La, Khardung La, Nubra valley, Pangong lake, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame, Thiksey Monastery, Alchi Choskor Monastery, Magnetic hill, Zanskar valley, Lamayuru Monastery, Hemis national park.

How to Reach Leh Ladakh

There are several ways to reach Leh, one can take a direct flight to Leh from Mumbai. You can also take a flight from Delhi to Leh from major airlines such as Indian Airlines or Jet Airways. One can take road journey either from Manali or Srinagar. It takes a two-day journey from Manali to Leh with a night halt at Sarchu. On the other hand, Srinagar to Leh also takes a two-day journey with a night halt at Kargil. But most of the tourists who prefer coming by road routes comes from Srinagar than Leh and then Manali. All the road routes are open from May to October.

Leh LadakhSince Ladakh is situated at a very high altitude i.e. above 10,000 meters above the sea level, anybody traveling at such a high altitude are bound to find difficulty in breathing. One could also suffer from high altitude sickness which happens due to the low atmospheric oxygen level. Some of the common symptoms of high altitude sickness include giddiness, lack of sleep, digestion problem, loss of appetite, etc. So, some of the safety measures should be considered if you are planning to visit Leh Ladakh.

  1. Travelers are asked to take enough rest once reaching Leh-Ladakh to acclimatize to the higher altitudes.
  2. It is recommended to drink plenty of water to remain hydrated.

Places to Visit

Although Leh-Ladakh is considered as a hardy adventurous destination, it is also an ideal honeymoon destination for newlywed couples. Some of the romantic places to visit Leh Ladakh honeymoon packages include Pangong Lake, Nubra valley, and Sham valley, etc. Although Leh-Ladakh is a huge region with numerous places to explore, still travelers prefer either 7 nights 8 days or 8 nights 9 days package. The best time to visit Leh Ladakh is from April to June. During this time period, one can get the clear vision of scattered landscapes and clear sunny weather.

LadakhFrom July to August, the weather in Leh-Ladakh cannot be predicted, because during this time period many regions of Leh-Ladakh experiences rain, landslides, and even cloudbursts, still many travelers visit during this time too. From the September month, Leh-Ladakh experiences snowfall at many places thus giving a start to the chilly weather with shining sun in the afternoon. From October to March, this place becomes unbearably cold thus tourists don’t prefer to visit Leh Ladakh during this time. However, adventure seekers and hardy travelers prefer during this time for unreliable treks and also for a trek on the frozen river called as ‘Chadar Trek’ for which Leh-Ladakh is famous all over the world.

Knowing about the beauty of Leh-Ladakh, it becomes everyone’s dream to visit Leh Ladakh at least once in a lifetime. Recently my sister with her husband visit Leh Ladakh. She went through Heena Tours and Travels for 7 nights 8 days packages. She preferred Heena Tours amongst the other tours because Heena Tours is specialized in providing pure veg with Jain food.

Since Leh-Ladakh is a place with the majority of people having non-vegetarian food, you will hardly find pure Veg restaurants and Pure Veg Food there. So, if you are a vegetarian it is best option to go through Heena Tours and Travels. She shared the experience of her entire journey with me, which I am going to describe in this blog.

Experience of Leh Ladakh Trip

She took a direct flight from Mumbai to Leh using GoAir. After reaching the Leh Airport, they were received by one of the tour members and were dropped at the booked Hotel. They were also a few other couples from other places of India and also three families from out of India. Since they reached during lunchtime, the tour guide asked everyone to have lunch and then to gather at the Hotel’s lobby to share a few tips and to discuss the scheduled of the following days.

He, first of all, made everyone aware of the symptoms of the high altitude sickness and asked everyone to carry their own personal water bottle wherever they go and to have plenty of water. He then said the first day is for rest to acclimatize to the high altitude sickness problem since they were at above 10,000 ft above sea level. He further said many among them might find difficulty in breathing because of the low atmospheric oxygen level and might also fall prey to altitude sickness.

For some of them, it was not much than a boring speech with no meaning unless they saw some females and kids started having breathing problem and dizziness. It was only after that, those people took the words of that tour guide seriously. He discussed all the symptoms of high altitude sickness and also shared the essential remedies for it.

  1. He asked everyone to take complete rest till next day.
  2. He also asked everyone to speak less.
  3. To have plenty of water or to have water mixed with some energy powder like Glucon-D, Electoral powder, etc.
  4. To carry a camphor in the handkerchief and to smell it whenever they feel scarcity of oxygen or breathing problem.
  5. To carry the necessary tablets with them, whenever they travel like Crocin, Calpol, Avomine, etc.
  6. He also discussed the group oxygen cylinder and about the personal oxygen cylinders which travelers can carry with them and can use during emergency or while having major breathing problems at several other high altitude places like Khardungla and Chang la.

Even my sister was affected because of the high altitude, she had a problem in breathing and also dizziness during the beginning hours and it took her about two to three days to adjust to the high altitude atmosphere. The same day they took complete rest in the hotel room and some of them preferred to visit the Leh market which was nearby the hotel.

‘I am taking my Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter’ #MyFriendAlexa and my topic is Leh ladakh diaries. Today is day 1 itinerary. Wait for all other days as i finish this challenge.

Author

Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : https://blogsikka.com and my all social media tabs

76 Comments

  1. It is indeed the epitome of beauty and the pristine nature of the places makes it truly on the top of world. The unique culture to experience. The serenity is divine. I am not yet gone there but I heard exactly similar experiences from many of my friends who have landed there and have explored those terrains. Unmatched beauty, the unpredictable weather and there is something new and interesting to observes every time you can turn or reach a point. Yes, the biggest concern is the health and how one is able to quickly acclimatize to the high altitude conditions. We all need the preparation and also carrying all those elementary things makes it protective of vagaries of nature and also the low oxygen level needs protection. As rightly highlighted it is a lifetime experience and one should ensure once visit in one’s lifetime.

    Thanks for sharing with all the details and the checklist for a safe tour.

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  2. Anita Singh Reply

    Leh Ladakh movies me ya tv per dekha to kaafi romantic jagah dikhi, lakin aapki pist se pata laga ki wahan ki life humare liye itni easy nahi hai
    Thanks for sharing each n every details jis se kisi ko jaana ho to itna ready ho kar jaaye 👍👍

  3. Hope to visit this place someday! Bookmarking it for future refrence!

  4. I have always been fascinated by the Ladakh photos. Some of my friends have visited and the images they posted were breathtaking. I have read a lot about the local culture which is another huge draw. But the preparation you listed out seems intimidating! Informative.

  5. Many of my friends have visited Leh-Ladakh and they can’t stop gushing about its beauty and serenity. The pictures are lovely. I need to plan a trip soon now.

  6. Leh-Ladakh seems to be a place to visit for the adventurous and daring. Very interesting post. Will definitely visit sometime and keep your valuable tips in mind. #MyFriendAlexa #JaiSReads

  7. You have a beautiful blog. I read this blogpost. This give nice and useful information if one wants to visit Let Ladakh. I specially liked the dos and donts in high altitude and things to carry. These are very helpful tips.

  8. Excellent pictures. I believe that there are many treasures in India which has not been explored fully. Leh-ladahk is one such. But happy to see more and more people taking the plunge!

  9. picturesque post with detailed information. w have plans to visit and hope this post will serve us to plan ahead

  10. A well written detailed post. I have heard of Leh Ladakh and its beauty. Hope to visit sometime soon. The pictures you have added are lovely.

  11. I had visited Ladakh in 2012 and I can’t wait to go back again. It is truly heaven on Earth.

  12. Leh Ladakh is truly heaven on Earth. It is on my bucket list and I can’t wait to plan for it. Let’s see when does the trip materialise.

  13. It is on my bucket list. You have made it very tempting for me. I have been to Kashmir last year but left out Leh Ladakh. Shud plan now I guess. #wordsmithkaurreads

  14. It is my dream to visit Leh and Ladhak. You have given a complete guide. It can make out how beautiful it is in your photos
    #msarorasays

  15. The one trip which has not yet happened for me. I’ve been planning to take my Royal Enfield over there for a long time, but it just hasn’t come to be. Very nice writeup, Snehlata.

  16. We have been contemplating visiting Leh since a long time, your post have made me convince my husband to visit it in the coming season…..cant wait for Day 2, preparing ourselves for the visit through your posts.

  17. This stunning destinations been on my list for a while now and your post will be my go-to guide when I do plan👍🏽😊

  18. Leh-Ladhak are my in bucket list for so long, just couldn’t make it yet. The pictures are so beautiful. Looking forward to day 2.

  19. I have been wanting to visit Leh Ladakh since a long time. Reading this post has made my wish stronger. Your pictures capture the beauty of the place nicely.

  20. Amazing pictures and a beautiful write-up.L eh – Ladakh is in the bucket list.I am a bit scared of people mentioning about oxygen supply issues. Looking forward to your posts.

  21. Well written detailed post! Indeed its one of the beautiful place. Wish to visit there someday! Looking forward for next one. #MyFriendAlexa #SurReads

  22. As truly said, visiting Ladakh in a lifetime is a dream for every person. Your itinerary is really very helpful especially about Heena tours and travels as I am a pure vegetarian.

  23. Leh-Ladakh is heaven on earth, this place is on my wishlist, your post gave me vacation vibes. P.s. This was a super informative post.
    #vigorousreads #MyFriendAlexa

  24. Leh Ladakh is on my wishlist for a very long time. This travelogue is just triggering my wanderlust all the more. Would love to follow the entire story of your trip. Why are the pictures so small?

  25. An elaborate post about Leh Ladakh. I would love to visit this beautiful place some day. Heard a lot about its beauty.

  26. Leh Ladakh is on my list for a long time now. I don’t think I am going to go there anytime soon. All I can do is just read amazing posts such as yours and keep on dreaming!

  27. Even i have been to Leh Ladakh but wasn’t allowed beyond the point of regular visitors entry because of certain issues. But ill definitely return there again

  28. That’s quite a detailed and informative post with amazing pics Snehalata! And being always fascinated by mountains, I always want to visit this place at least once. This post of yours will definitely help me plan a safe and enjoyable visit.

  29. Ah! Leh and Ladhak. I missed out once on a chance to explore these places and I regret it to date. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post.

  30. Leh Ladakh is on my bucket list for a long time but we visit India during December and it is almost impossible to travel there. This looks so gorgeous and beautifully captured.

  31. This is on my bucket list and now you have tempted me more with this post…my son is 3.5 so at what age will it be safe to take him there…

  32. Amazing!! Thank you for elaborating every detail. Would love to visit leh – ladakh once. I am sure it would be a once in a lifetime experience.
    #myfriendalexa

  33. It is my dream to do a road trip in Leh-Ladakh. Thanks for such detailed information. This is definitely helpful.

  34. I have read so much about Leh-Ladakh and still every time I read another post I am even more excited to visit it soon. As a precaution I will avoid trekking and will stick to sight-seeing , exploring near-by areas & shopping. Heena tours seems a better choice for us Vegetarians . Thanks for recco.

  35. Thanks for sharing a very detailed post. I would love to visit Leh Ladakh soon. Seems you had a lot of fun.
    #MyFriendAlexa #zenithbuzzreads

  36. Mrinal Kiran Reply

    Wherever there is a mountain and some snow, you will find a piece of my heart there.. such is my love for mountains and snow! Leh laddakh has been on my bucket list for long! This post made me so happy! ❤

  37. wow, amazing post with detail information and lovely click. I wish to go there sometime in my life. indeed amazing place. #Surbhireads

  38. love leh ladakh photos – it is on my wish list of places to visit this lifetime! i really hope that i can and this list is such a practical guide to the basics i will need – thanks

  39. The pictures are so inviting! The destination looks so appealing that we want to visit it but my husband and I get anxious about the acclimatization bit. Need to het fit before we plan a visit 🙂

  40. You have given much needed information with some awesome pictures. I want to visit Leh and the information you have shared will help me in planning my trip.

  41. OMG those are some breath taking pics, this has been in my wish list for quite some time now I shall visit soon

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  43. Hey this is one of my bucket list location to travel.looking forward for your further journey . It looks interesting 😉

  44. That was quite a detailed post that transferred me right from my chair to the beautiful land of Leh Ladakh!
    #MyFriendAlexa #literarylehareads

  45. Leh -Ladakh has been on my to-visit trip forever! Glad to read this post, and planning a trip soon now! Thanks!

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  47. Haven’t yet visited ladakh. Your post is full of scenic pictures.. I now need to plan a trip soon.

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  49. Suchita Agarwal Reply

    Have always wanted to visit Leh-Ladakh. This was quite an exhaustive post. Thank you!

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