Ladakh is a place that seems like it is from another realm. Its ethereal natural beauty cannot be expressed in words. Visiting Ladakh can be an experience of a lifetime, as these places have a bounty of natural beauty. What makes the place even more special is that it has something to offer to all kinds of tourists.  

From offering many trekking trials for trekkers to meeting the needs of motorcycling enthusiasts and people on a journey to find their spirituality, Ladakh is perfect for all! Located at about 8500 ft above sea level, this blessed land has a fascinating blend of snow white and lush green.  

So, if you are planning to visit Ladakh, you must be careful about the timing of your trip to get the best holiday experience. The place is known to have extreme weather. So, here is a complete guide on the best time to visit Ladakh. The guide also gives you valuable information about –  

  • Best places to see in Ladakh
  • Things to do in Ladakh
  • Resorts in Ladakh 

Visiting Ladakh in Summer (April to June)

Ladakh is at its absolute best during the summer season between April and June. It is also the best peak season when you can find plenty of tourists flocking in from all over the world. This is when the snow starts to melt gradually after the harsh winters, and the weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging between 5-7 degrees Celsius.  

April is the best month to visit Ladakh if you are travelling on a budget. At this time, you can get to see the shades of white all over the place, and you can even experience snowfall, especially near the high passes of Khardung La and Chang La. By late April, the snowy white starts to give way to greenery all around, creating a brilliant display of colours.  

By early June, the popular tourist spot Rohtang Pass opens up for tourists, and the weather becomes even sunnier. If you are visiting Ladakh at this time, make sure that you take care of your kids and adults and wear warm clothes and appropriate footwear. The melting snow can make the roads slippery, but if you tread carefully, you will enjoy seeing the most spectacular sights you may have seen anywhere in the world.  

Visiting Ladakh in Monsoon (July to August) 

After bright and cosy summers between April and June, the weather and landscape of Ladakh undergo a significant change, and the monsoon slowly starts to set in. By the end of July, Ladakh starts to experience irregular and sometimes heavy rainfall.  

This is not the best time to visit Ladakh. The incessant rains make the roads extremely slippery and unsafe to drive on or walk over. Also, landslides are a common sight across Ladkah when it rains. You can face many obstructions along the way, which may ruin your mood and holiday experience.  

Visiting Ladakh in Winter (September to February)

After the rain recedes, the winters take over, and the chill slowly starts to build from September. If you have always wanted to experience visiting a cold place and seeing snow, winter is the best season to visit Ladakh. By the end of October and mid-November, Ladakh is freezing with cold, and most parts get covered under the thick snow blanket, especially the places that are over 14000 ft above sea level.  

During this time of the year, most roads Leading to Ladakh, including the Srinagar-Leh and Manali-Leh highways, get closed due to heavy snow and ice formations. However, if you brave the harsh weather and feel confident about beating the cold, you can visit one of the most popular lakes in Ladakh, the Pangong Tso lakes to see its changing colours throughout the day. It is one of the top-rated attractions here. It is also a great time to trek over the snow-laden mountains and walk over the frozen Zanskar River, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

Best Places to visit in Ladakh 

Ladakh is beautiful from every corner and angle. There are too many amazing places to visit in Ladakh, and choosing only a few can be challenging. Depending on the number of days you wish to spend here, you can explore all the famous and lesser-known places. But if you are rushed for time, here are some of the places that you must definitely visit.  

  • Nubra Valley
  • Pangong Tso Lake
  • Hemis National Park
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Kargil
  • Khardung La Pass
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Thiksey Monastery
  • Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River
  • Hemis Monastery
  • Moonland
  • Royal Leh Palace 

Things to do in Ladakh 

One of the most fascinating and incredibly beautiful places on earth, Ladakh is every traveller and tourist’s delight. It is a place that will instantly win your heart with its pristine beauty. During your visit to this paradise, you can be sure never to have a dull moment as there are many things to do in Ladakh for all.  

Here are some of the must-do activities in Ladakh 

  • Enjoy biking through the Khardung La Pass
  • What the most stunning sunset from the Shanti Stupa
  • Go on an adventurous Chadar Trek
  • Revel in the ethereal tranquillity and spiritual vibe at the Gompa Monastery
  • Go on a Yak Safari near the Pangong Lake
  • Visit the Royal Palace of Leh and be mesmerised by its architectural brilliance
  • Experience the gravity-defying magic at the magnetic hill
  • Relish the traditional delicacies of Ladakh at the various local cafes and restaurants 

Where to Stay in Ladakh 

If you pick any travel guide to Ladakh online, you may find many suggestions on the best places to stay in the town. From homestays to plush hotels, you can find many options here. But, if you want a premium stay where you can get the best experience of local cuisine and have a comfortable space that makes you feel at home, you must get your booking done at The Driftwood Ladakh resort, offered by Club. It is one of the finest and most premium resorts in Ladakh. 

Located in the most scenic setting, this resort boasts the most modern amenities you need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. Also, the world-class dining experience and hospitality services make your holiday memorable!


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