Leh Ladakh –
The Ultimate Heaven on Earth
On Earth, there is no paradise, yet there are spots of it. – Leh & Ladakh
Ladakh is one heaven of a place in India. It is an area in Jammu and Kashmir which is generally named as a place of high passes. Its history is firmly identified with the historical backdrop of Tibet. Leh, the capital of Ladakh is a wonderful place which takes after the Tibetan and Buddhist culture. Ladakh is a fascinating place and you will become highly captivated with the general population and their sincerity. Following are the places that you cannot afford to miss if you’re visiting Leh & Ladakh:-
Zanskar Valley – Amble Among The Giants
Pangong Tso lake – The Azure Lake From 3 Idiots
Kargil – best Adventurous Place To Visit In Leh Ladakh
Khardung-la pass- Highest Motorable Road In The World
Nubra Valley- Desert Among The Snowy Hills
Magnetic Hill – Defy Gravity
Spituk Gompa- Monastery At The Hill Top
Hemis National Park – Best Among The Places To See In Leh Ladakh For The Nature Lovers
Shanti Stupa – Meditation Time
A visit to Ladakh and its capital Leh is assuredly one delightful experience for one and all. Albeit, any number of days are less to see and feel the magnificence for this place, still it is pleasant to design a 6 evenings 7 days trip if you are planning to go up to Leh by means of flight. All the flights to and from Leh are only available in the morning. No flight is available in the evening to Leh.
HOW TO REACH LEH?
TRAVELING BY BUS
On the off chance that you are planning to visit Leh by bus, get ready for an uneven and bumpy ride. Ladakh is linked with Srinagar and Jammu by streets. Two ways are there through which you can reach Ladakh. One is the course of Srinagar to Ladakh by Zoji La Pass and the other route is Manali to Ladakh by Rohtang Pass. Zoji La Pass opens among June and October. Rohtang Pass opens around June and September. JKSRTC and HRTC give transport administrations. It will take around 4 days if you are going by public transport from New Delhi
TRAVELING BY TRAIN
In case you are thinking of traveling to Ladakh by train, the nearest railroad station is Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) which is all around related with Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. You can enroll a taxi or board a JKSRTC transport to reach Ladakh from that particular point. Pathankot and Chandigarh are the closest railroad stations to Leh, still, it will fetch you a three-day transport ride away.
TRAVELING BY AIR
One of the most convenient way compared to other means of traveling to Ladakh is taking a flight. There are diverse flights traveling to Ladakh amid the peak season and during the offseason. In any case, there may be changes in the flights at the times of winters because of the unfavorable climate conditions. Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the fundamental air terminal of the territory. This is the nearest airplane terminal at Leh, which is all around related with Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and a couple of various urban regions in India
TRAVELING BY BIKE ( MY BEST TAKE)
Traveling by Bike is such an experience that none of the travel enthusiasts can afford to miss. Through this ten-day ride starting from Srinagar, you get the chance to see numerous delightful parts of Manali, Ladakh, and Srinagar. Not exclusively do you visit well-known travel locates in the zone like the Magnetic Hill and War Memorial, yet you additionally get an opportunity to take a significant ride over the Indus River. Beginning from Srinagar, we will reach out Leh following two long stretches of driving on Srinagar-Leh Highway. The unbelievable Zozila pass is situated on this course. From Leh, we will ride to Nubra Valley by means of Khardung La. After achieving Leh, you can spend multi-day there for touring. At that point from Nubra valley, we will move towards Pangong Lake. When we return to Leh, we will begin our trip to Manali by means of Sarchu. With our accomplished Road Captain and a completely prepared help group, you will have the capacity to appreciate the ride of a lifetime with no glitches.
TRAVELING BY JEEP
You can set out on a jeep ride to Leh from Srinagar, Manali or Chandigarh. The pathways are shut as a result of significant snowfalls in the midst of the winter months. However, you can simply go to Ladakh by road between May to September. The most exciting bit of this excursion is while crossing 11,500 feet 3,505m high Zoji-La pass in the Great Himalayan Wall that serves as the heaven door to Ladakh, only in the case when you are to Ladakh from Kashmir Valley through Kargil. Manali-Leh streets have been filling in as the other approach to reach Ladakh.
BEST TIME TO VISIT LEH AND LADAKH
While a few people say that the best months to visit Leh Ladakh are among June and August when summer is at its full sprout and snow has dissolved. The lively and brilliant Hemis Festival is held amid this time. Some of the tourists feel that the best time to visit there is from December to February i.e. amid winter when you can encounter the incredible Ladakh when there are just a few tourists. This is the time when you can go on a standout amongst the most audacious treks of the world, Chadar trek-walk on the solidified Zanskar River for just about seven days.
Must visit in Leh & Ladakh
ZOZI LA PASS
Zoji la pass is located around 25-30 km from the Sonmarg. Undoubtedly. The route is amazing and thrilling and It offers all the challenges a rider would love to face. The route from baltal to Zoji La is also known as ‘Road of Hell’. Most of the visitors prefer Bus as the mode of transport as it available round the clock and take a lesser time compared to other modes of transport. If you’re hiring a local taxi or you have your own mode of transport, this would be a complete test of driving skills and patience. I would rather suggest visiting the place on Bullets or other bikes as the views are worth capturing over there. The actual distance between Baltal and Zoji La and is around 9.5Km via NH1. The best time to visit Zoji La pass is in May & June
Zero point is a must visit place. The drive is damn beautiful and you are encompassed by snow at zero points. Moving ahead form the Zero point, there are mini villages like Gumri, Mutayan , Pandras (60KM from Kargil) and around 35-40 KM from sonamarg, which is indeed worth a visit too. Most of the visitors have proclaimed that – ‘ Your tour to Leh & Ladakh is incomplete if you have not visited Zero point.’
The Nubra Valley is the most visited region of Ladakh. Nubra welcomes you to a mesmerizing ancient site ‘Shangri La’. With stunning views and lovely people out there, it is undoubtedly a feel the experience. Diskit is the main site of the Nubra Valley. It is settled on the edge of a desert on the Shyok-side valley, eight hours away, on the opposite side of the Khardong. The way into the Nubra Valley is from Khardung La pass which is open all around the year. There is a small village in Nubra valley that has been recently established which is one of the most peaceful areas in Ladakh.` This route is the most well known, simplest and fastest one. 99% of the sightseers take this route to achieve Nubra valley, You take the road from Leh towards Khardung La, reach Khalsar crossing the town of Khardung and proceed towards Nubra valley.
After the radiant visit to Nubra valley, Pangong Lake is en route for the Thiksey morning pooja, where one can see the priests doing their pooja schedule through Changla pass (17,586 ft). It is world third most elevated motorable street on the planet. After that, you will drive towards Pangong through Tangtse. Leaving Tangtse, you go through a couple of little towns of Changthang and after that, you will be able to see the captivating view of Pangong lake (13,930 feet). There are two routes on the way from Nubra Valley to Pangong, One is the Wari La route and the other is the Agham-Shyok route. The total distance between the Nubra valley and Pangong Lake is 275KM. However, moving forward on the Agham-Shyok road will easily fetch you your destination, i.e. Nubra Valley in 5-6 hours. The route, nevertheless, is quite a difficult one and you should take a bus for reaching Pangong.
Kargil can offer you a plenty of nature’s ideal beauty. This particular area is encompassed by awesome attractions, lovely people and lip-smacking food. Kargil offers some real attractions like Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum, Drass War Memorial, Mulbekh Monastery and Kargil City View Point. You can likewise get into activities in Kargil like Archery and Mountaineering. Also, you can take a provincial town visit and can avail the opportunity to see the old Turkish and Buddhist designs. After that, you can drive through the most pleasant valleys – Suru Valley. Rangdum Monastery and Pensi La lake are another major sights which are a must visit. The total distance from Zoji LA to Kargil is 99KM and it would fetch you around 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the route. If you are going on your bikes, this is one of the best roads in the world that you will ever come across. Though bus facility is also available round the clock, a ride on the bikes is one heaven of an experience.
It was the prominent Bonpo religious community in Ladakh and was called g Yung-Drung Monastery. It is additionally known as ‘Land o Broken Moon. ’ The total distance between Kargil and Lamayuru is 103KM and it will fetch you around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The initial road from Kargil is a bit bumpy but after that, the soothing sceneries will be visible all along the way. Leh-Nubra Valley via Khardung LA 18,380 FT. After the wonderful visit at Lamayuru, we drive to Nubra Valley. The street travel from Leh to Nubra Valley passing over Khardung La from Leh. It is the Highest Motorable Road In The World at 5,602 Mtrs/18,380 ft, around 39 km. From the pass, one can see the immense south view over the Indus valley to the never-ending mountains and edges of the Zanskar range. The distance between Lamayuru to Khardung LA will fetch you around 7 h 42 min (273.8 km) via NH1 and Khardung La Rd.