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If the mountains are calling you, there’s no better place than Leh Ladakh to visit. Ladakh in Tibetan means “the land of high passes”. It is an understatement to say that Ladakh is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The land is full of rugged mountain trails, picturesque lakes, colourful gompas, friendly faces of the locals, and an overall happy vibe. It is a paradise for adventurers, nature-lovers, and culture buffs. There’s something for everyone to learn and take back from their Ladakh travels.

Want to take a Ladakh trip? Here’s a complete guide that will help you with the planning. 

When to plan a Ladakh Trip?

Ladakh is a treat for tourists all year round. April to October are the summer months, and the climate is pleasant for outdoor travels and activities. The lakes melt, and you get to see colourful flowers and greenery blossoming in the meadows and the snow-covered mountains in the distance. The winter months are a bit harsh with extreme snowfall. The temperature drops below -5 degrees. However, many tourists visit Ladakh to experience the winters and snow. So, you can plan a Ladakh trip based on the kind of experience you’re expecting.

Places to visit on your Ladakh trip

Every part of Ladakh is picture-perfect beauty, but there are popular tourist spots that you must visit. Many Ladakh tour guides can help you plan a trip that will help you cover as many tourist spots as possible during your trip.

Pangong Tso

Surrounded by mountains, this lake is one of the most beautiful spots to relax in Ladakh. The way to Pangong Tso Lake from Leh is just as beautiful as the destination. Once you reach, you can stop by local dhabas for a hot lunch and enjoy the view of the lake. 

Shanti Stupa

One of the most beautiful Buddhist monuments in Ladakh, Shanti Stupa, stands tall on top of a hill and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the area. The stupa has deep religious significance and one can learn a lot about the Buddhist culture here.

Tso Moriri Lake

4,000 ft above sea level, this serene lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Ladakh. The surrounding area is rich in flora and fauna. During the summer months, you can spot many bird species and flowers blooming in the surrounding area, making the scenery even more beautiful.

Khardung La Pass

When in Ladakh, you can’t miss Khardung La Pass! It is the highest motorable road in the world. The bumpy and spiral roads with the beautiful view of the Nubra Valley will be one of the most thrilling experiences you will have. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and soak in the beautiful view.

Siachen Glacier

Siachen is highest battlefield in the world and one of the longest glaciers in the world. Many Ladakh travel guides arrange trips to this spot where you can meet the army men at their posts and get to know more about their daily lives. 

Depending on the time of the year and how long your trip is, you can add more spots to your itinerary and enjoy the beauty of Ladakh.

Where to stay 

Leh is the joint capital and the largest city in Ladakh, making it the best place for tourists to stay. There are many homestays, hotels, and resorts in Ladakh. The Driftwood Ladakh, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort, is a perfect blend of comfort and luxury for tourists. The resort has Ladakhi architecture coupled with modern amenities to ensure the guests have a comfortable stay while also enjoying the vibe of the land. After being on the road all day exploring the beauty of Ladakh and indulging in adventure sports, it is the perfect place to come back to have a delicious local meal and relax.

Ladakh is truly a paradise on earth and your wanderlust days are incomplete without a visit here. The pictures on the internet do no justice to the beauty of this place. You truly have to see it to believe it. So, when are you planning your Ladakh trip?

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