FAQs on travelling to Leh Ladakh
Is Leh Ladakh safe?
Yes, Leh Ladakh is safe for tourists to explore these charming places without worrying for any danger. There are military camps that are located in and around Leh Ladakh to ensure the safety of locals as well as travellers. The issues with China were taken care of in 2013 by solving them with the restoration of the Line of Actual Control. Also, if you are going to Chushul, Chummur, and Marsimik La, you might be stopped once in a while to check permits and ID and other than that the whole region of Ladakh is secure from any harm or danger.
Is Leh Ladakh in India?
Ladakh is a part of Jammu and Kashmir state where the presence of Indian military is quite high.
Is Leh Ladakh same?
No, Leh Ladakh is not the same because Ladakh is a region of J&K state and Leh is considered as the largest town of the Ladakh region.
When is Ladakh opened for tourists?
The two routes for visiting Ladakh by road are Manali-Leh Route and Srinagar-Leh Route. For travelling from Manali, the Manali-Leh Highway is open by May and remains the same till November. Srinagar-Leh Highway is available for tourists from April/May to November. So, Ladakh is mainly open for travellers from late summer season till the early winter season and it is closed mostly by December because of heavy snow resulting in road blockages.
Things to do Leh Ladakh?
There are tons of things that you can do in Leh Ladakh from adventure sports like picnicking, motorbiking, trekking, hiking, etc. to religious tours as well as nature sightseeing and photography. Ladakh is filled with various activities to pump up your adrenaline or to spend time amidst the exquisite and serene landscapes where you can let go of all anxieties and relax your nerves.
How is Leh Ladakh for a honeymoon?
The soothing serenity and incredible beauty of Leh Ladakh are just perfect for honeymooners. You can spend hours exploring the calm landscapes of Ladakh with your better half and when you feel like adding adventure and thrill to your honeymoon, you can also try adventures like trekking here. Moreover, the snowclad panoramas and breezy aura of Leh Ladakh is romantic and lovely in itself and will give you and your life partner tons of amazing honeymoon memories for life!
How to reach Leh Ladakh?
Leh Ladakh can be reached via road networks and you can also arrive here by booking direct flights to Leh as the closes airport to Ladakh is situated in Leh. For coming to Ladakh by road, there are two routes, i.e. Manali-Leh Route and Srinagar-Leh Route. You can hire a cab from Manali or Srinagar to drive by the charming vistas and reach Ladakh by road. Moreover, AC and deluxe bus services are also readily availed by Himachal Pradesh Tourism (HRTC) and J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&K SRTC) for both the routes so you can also opt for taking a convenient bus to arrive at Leh.
How is Leh Ladakh in July?
During July, both the road routes for reaching Ladakh are open and the monsoons are arriving so this is quite a good time to discover Ladakh in its rainy season! However, travelling by road especially during July can be risky because the danger landslides and slippery roads are there. So it’s safe if you choose to take a flight to Leh or avoid planning the trip in July. But if you really want to see Ladakh in July, you can reach here in late June and spend the next month staying during July enjoying the rains and the chilly breezes of Ladakh!
How is Leh Ladakh all around the year?
From the beginning of the year, Leh Ladakh experiences heavy snowfall and cold weather during the extreme winter in January and February. The maximum and minimum temperature come down to 11°C and -1°C respectively. This time is not the right one to come to Ladakh as you might find problems in getting accommodations as well as traveling in and around Ladakh. With March, the snow thaws and the sun come out with its warm light filling the atmosphere into a pleasant one but the nights are cold and are also not a preferred time by tourists for visiting this place. That’s why Ladakh remains quite secluded and serene during March.
From late April, the Srinagar-Leh highway is commonly opened and then Manali-Leh Route is also availed. This time most of the travelers come to Ladakh especially bikers because the roads are in their best conditions. The monsoons arrive during July-August. So if you really want to experience the rainy season, you can take a flight to Leh during this time. Exploring Ladakh by road should be avoided because of their slippery state and danger of landslides. Then by September to Mid-October, the weather of Ladakh is charming and perfect for planning a trip to this place. By the late October, the winter arrives with heavy snowfall and difficult weather till February making it problematic for tourists to bear the climate so avoid visiting Leh Ladakh during this time.
How is Leh Ladakh in October?
In the early October, Ladakh possesses a mixed weather with airy days and chilly nights so it’s a nice time to discover places in and around Leh Ladakh. But by late October, the temperatures began to fall down. The restaurants and hotels are mostly closed as locals move to warmer regions making this time, not the right one to come to Leh Ladakh.
How is Leh Ladakh in September?
Ladakh has its best weather in September with monsoons leaving and a delightful weather to make your trip an awesome one. By the late September, the climate becomes more pleasant making this whole month a perfect one for discovering Ladakh.
How is Leh Ladakh in May?
From late April to May, the tourist season starts in Leh Ladakh and the restaurants, hotels and other businesses for tourists are opened. So, May is a good time to visit Ladakh as both the routes are readily available, the roads are well-maintained and the landscape starts recovering from the extreme winters of Ladakh.
How to go to Leh Ladakh from Delhi?
There are two ways for reaching Leh Ladakh from Delhi, either by road or by air. You can take a direct flight to Leh or if you are planning to travel to Ladakh via road, you can reach Ladakh via Srinagar-Leh Route or Manali-Leh Route. For this, you have to first travel to Srinagar or Manali and then you can hire a direct cab from any of these two towns to Leh. The closest railway station to Ladakh is Jammu Tawi(700 km) and the nearest railhead to Manali and Srinagar are Joginder Nagar and Jammu Tawi. Bus services are available to Leh from Delhi itself, and Himachal Pradesh Tourism Corporation and J&K State Tourist Corporation (J&K SRTC) also have provided regular tourist buses to Leh.
How to reach Leh Ladakh from Mumbai?
Leh airport receives regular flights from Mumbai and the closest railway station is Jammu Tawi. Moreover, you can take any of the two routes, i.e. Srinagar-Leh and Manali-Leh to reach Ladakh. After choosing one of these routes, you can go for hiring a car or utilize the bus services which are made accessible by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Corporation as well as J&K State Tourist Corporation.
How to plan a trip to Leh Ladakh?
For planning a trip to Leh Ladakh, first, start by figuring out whether you are going to arrive here via road or via air. Then you have to choose the places and itinerary as per your budget. Further pack woolen as well as cotton clothes along with extra raincoats. Also pack good shoes and boots for easing your traveling time in Ladakh. Do not forget to take medicines for Acute Mountain Sickness. Get a proper check up and consultation by doctor while planning the trip. Further, keep your important IDs and make sure to fill out for permits that are crucial for visiting certain areas of Ladakh.
Where is Leh Ladakh?
Leh Ladakh is in the Jammu & Kashmir State and is one of the regions of J&K along with Kargil region.
Where is Leh Ladakh on the map of India?
As a part of the J&K, Ladakh is on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir and has the Kunlun mountain range on its north side while the Great Himalayas are located on the south side in the map of India.
What to see in Leh Ladakh?
You can explore many things in Ladakh. For eg., stunning Buddhist Monasteries, scenic valleys and the colorful festivities of Ladakh. For monasteries, make sure to visit the Hemis Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Diskit Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Phugtal Monastery, Likir Monastery, Shey Monastery, and Stakna Monastery amongst others. The other attractions are valleys of Ladakh. You can travel to valleys like Nubra Valley, Markha Valley, Zanskar Valley, and Dha-Hanu. Ladakh’s incredible culture can be experienced through its festivals. You can take a trip to this place during festivals like Sindhu Darshan Festival, Hemis Festival, Phyang Tsedup Festival, and Yuri Kabgyat Festival.
What to buy in Leh Ladakh?
Ladakh is a good place to shop for Pashmina woolens especially shawls and stoles. These are the most popular among tourists. If you want to buy souvenirs, then Tibetan handicrafts, Buddhist masks or prayer wheels are good options. Ladakhi Jewellery is locally crafted using turquoise is a must one to buy as a souvenir. You can also shop for carpets as well as quality woolens in Ladakh.
When to visit Leh Ladakh?
The right time to travel to Leh Ladakh is from mid-May to early October. During late July and August you might get the problem in your journey due to monsoons.
Where to stay in Leh Ladakh?
Ladakh has a diverse range of hotels from budget to moderate. You can also try homestays to avoid extra cost or if you are going for a short stay in Ladakh. For budget accommodation, you will find plenty of options. If you are visiting local villages, then going for homestays will work perfectly. You will get to know the locals and live with them.
Why visit Leh Ladakh?
There are numerous reasons why you must visit Leh Ladakh once in your lifetime. A wonderfully beautiful landscape blended with the divine aura of Tibetan monasteries. Ladakh has something for every kind of traveler. Whether you are an adventurer, a solace seeker or an explorer discovering a new, lovely culture! Thrilling roads of Ladakh and its charming tranquil monasteries are extra-ordinary. The friendly and warm locals and there vibrant culture, visiting Ladakh is something you will never forget. You will always long to come back to this place.
The vivid festivities of Ladakh are another reason for visiting this place as you can blend in with the locals. You will feel a part of the rich Tibetan culture here. Also, for those seeking to get away from the rushing life of cities, Ladakh is the best destination. Here you can immerse yourself in the simple rustic ambiance that this region has!
Camping at Leh
Bikamp Adventures has permanent campsites at
1) Leh, Ladakh