The Ultimate Guide to Ladakh : Heaven in the Himalayas

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Ladakh owns as the most mesmerising, beautiful, and breathtaking art of nature. It’s the land of high passes & an irresistible place to visit.
Ladakh is sandwiched between the Karakoram mountain range to the north and the Himalayas to the south,
therefore the Indian portion of Ladakh is composed of the Leh and Kargil districts. The Leh district is the second largest district of India. There are a number of places to visit near Ladakh and to feel the presence of heaven.

Pangong Tso, beauty at 14,270 ft:

The beauty of this lake against the lofty mountains is one of the most powerful sights in the world as well as the most peaceful to look at.
The changing colors of Pangong lake set against the blue sky make it the most arresting place of Ladakh.
Only 5 hours of driving distance from Leh, this lake cannot be missed when you are Ladakh.

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Royal Leh Palace, experiencing Culture:

Royal Leh Palace is one the most important cultural destination of Ladakh and was built in medieval period. This palace offer the most comprehensive view of the town of Leh. After visiting this palace one should explore the maximum of the Himalayan history.The palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 16th century. It is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms.

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Sangam Point, lets meet up:

Sangam Point is the most beautiful point of Ladakh. This is the meeting point of the Indus and Zanskar.
As the water of the Indus River is very warm and the Zanskar is frozen, this becomes an amazing sight for the onlookers.

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Diskit Monastery, the oldest beauty:

Diskit Monastery is one of the most esteemed monasteries in the region. Located in Nubra Valley, this monastery is the oldest and the largest monastery in the Ladakh. “Festival of the Scapegoat” during February, is one of the best festivals Ladakh region could have. It is a festival which reflects the spirit of the culture of Ladakh.

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Nubra Valley, under the Stars:

Nubra Valley is one of the most important tourist destinations of that region. You can’t afford to miss this valley because it offers a lot of things to do such as trekking and even camping.
Camping in Nubra Valley means stargazing the whole night. How beautiful it is to sleep under the blanket of stars.

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There are few words which build friendship and make it easy for you to travel.
JULLEY [dschu-leh] It means Hello, Hii which is simple to use but make a strong bond with the host.
KHAMSANG-IN-A-LEY? How are you?
KHAMSANG-LEY! I’m fine.
DON-LEY! No. Thanks.

Best Time to Visit:

Now if we talk about Time to visit Ladakh then it totally depends upon your choice as if you wanna see snowfall you can visit from late Oct. to March.
If you want to avoid tourist rush and still want to travel by road then May to June is the perfect time to travel to Ladakh.
And if you wanna enjoy the best roving condition and want to see the Autumn colours then late August to mid October is perfect.

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Safety in Ladakh:

Safety while traveling is the biggest question among us therefore Early morning is the worst time to ride because of the presence of black ice – Black ice So, it is best to have protection – helmet, knee and elbow guards and riding suit along with dust mask and weatherproof shoes.And if we talk about the attacks then contrary to the media hype, Ladakh is pretty safe and secure. If you are planning to travel to Chushul, Marsimik La or Chummur, you will likely have to reevaluate your plans, since it is highly unlikely that you would be issued permits in the first place and even if you get them somehow, security forces at various check posts en route can still stop you and order you to turn back.

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Cost:

Expenses while traveling to Ladakh will depend upon what mode of transportation are you using as :
Bikes – free if you take your own, else 1200-1800/day
Food and accommodation – 800 for one person for one day during off-season whereas 1500-1800 for one person for one day during the season.
Shopping – up to you!
I guess it would be around 1200 – 1800/day for a bullet. Fuel would be extra.

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Anjali, Travel Blogger, INDIA.

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