10 Amazing Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh in July 2022

July is the time of the year when the monsoon arrives in the Himalayas, especially in the valleys around Manali, Lahaul and Kashmir. The regions start to experience moderate to intense rainfall that at times even trigger landslides. But if you are planning to visit Leh Ladakh in July, you can do it as Ladakh is a rain shadow area which means either it receives no or little rain. However, you will experience rainfall while on your way to Ladakh on the Manali-Leh or the Srinagar-Leh highway. So, if you are looking for the best places to visit and things to do in Leh Ladakh in July 2022, we have prepared a list for you that will help you choose and plan your trip. Let’s get started. 

1. Nubra Valley: To Enjoy a Ride on The Bactrian Camels

There is something divine that makes Nubra Valley win the hearts of travellers. Without touching Nubra Valley, your trip to Leh Ladakh in April will remain incomplete. Apart from being one of the most beautiful and must-visit regions of Ladakh, Nubra Valley is home to Diskit Monastery- one of the most Instagrammed pictures. You can take a short detour to visit the famous Hunder Sand Dunes where you can enjoy riding on the double-humped Bactrian Camels. 

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 Nubra Valley 

Best time to visit Nubra Valley: The weather in Leh Ladakh in July remains pleasant so you can plan your trip. However, the ideal time is between April and October. 
How to reach Nubra Valley: You can travel to Nubra Valley by road without any hassle. Book a private or shared taxi from Leh which will take you around 4-5 hours to reach Nubra Valley. To travel by bus to Nubra Valley you can head to Leh bus stand. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. What are the activities/things to do in Nubra Valley? 
A. Experience holiness by visiting Diskit Monastery, enjoy the Bactrian Camel Safari, ATV Ride/Quad Biking at Hunder Sand Dunes, enjoy local culture by visiting the villages like Turtuk and Panamik. 

Q. Where can I stay in Nubra Valley?
A. There are a number of accommodation options like hotels, camps and even homestays in Nubra Valley. 

Q. How is the connectivity of the mobile phone in Nubra Valley?
A. Only the BSNL network is the most prevalent one in the region. 

Q. How many days do I need to explore Nubra Valley?
A. You need at least 3 days to explore the important tourist attractions of Nubra Valley. 

Q. Can I return on the same day to Leh after visiting Nubra Valley?
A. Yes, it is possible to return the same day to Leh but you will be able to visit only a few tourist attractions like Diskit Monastery and Hunder Sand Dunes. 

Q. What is an important travel tip for Nubra Valley?
A. Carry cash along with you as there are not many ATMs in Ladakh and none in Nubra.

2. Markha Valley: For a Never Had Before Trekking Experience

A remote stretch of land enclosed with splendid mountains, Markha Valley located at an altitude of 5,260m is yet another best place to visit Leh Ladakh in July 2022. The place calls all the trekkers who want to satiate the adrenaline rush in them. If you are looking for a trekking expedition in July the Markha Valley is where you should head to. This trekking terrain will offer once in a lifetime experience where you will witness spectacular scenery, sight blue sheep and ibex. 

Best time to visit Markha Valley: The months between June to September are suitable for Markha Trek. 

How to reach Markha Valley: The trekking trail passes through the Hemis National Park. To reach the National Park, you can book a private or shared taxi from Leh which would take around 1-2 hours. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. How many days does it take to do the Markha Trekking? 
A. It takes around 8 days to complete the Markha Trek. The actual days of trekking would be 6. 

Q. What is the difficulty level of Markha Valley Trek?
A. It is a moderate level trek that can be done by experienced trekkers and fitness beginners. 

Q. Will there be camp arrangements?
A. If you are trekking solo, you have to carry your own tent. But if you wish to take the Ladakh tour package for Markha Valley, camps serving meals will be included in it. 

Q. How fit one should be to do the Markha Valley Trek?
A. Even though it is a moderate trek, a good level of fitness is required for it.

3. Magnetic Hill: To Witness Science Taking a Backstep 

A mystery yet famous tourist attraction that has grabbed the attention of many travellers. The mystifying phenomenon stunts science and fiction together which appears to be no less than magic to normal people out there. There is a yellow board that clearly instructs you to park your vehicles at the base also called a magnetic road. Once you have parked your car, you will see it drifting uphill on its own. This sight leaves the visitor wonderstruck. 

Best time to visit Magnetic Hill: April to September are the best time to visit Magnetic Hill. 

How to reach Magnetic Hill: If you visit Magnetic Hill by your own car/bike, you have to take the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway. After 30 km you will see the yellow board marking Magnetic Hill. You can even book a taxi from Manali to Leh to reach Magnetic Hill. Also, private and state transport buses ply frequently from Manali to Leh. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. What are the places to visit near Magnetic Hill?
A. Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Sangam, and Alchi Monastery. 

Q. How is the mobile connectivity in Magnetic Hill?
A. Postpaid connections usually Airtel and BSNL work best in Magnetic Hill. 

Q. What is the minimum duration for visiting Magnetic Hill?
A. You need a minimum of 2 hours from Leh to reach Magnetic Hill, explore the place and return the same day. 

Q. Is Magnetic Hill an illusion?
A. According to the most recent and believed theory, Magnetic Hill is supposed to be an illusion. The magnetic properties are not yet proved at the site but the geographic terrains can play with the eyes of the visitors. 
 
Q. Is Magnetic Hills also known as Zero Gravity place in India?
A. Yes, because Magnetic Hill defies the law of Physics, Gravity. 

4. Pangong Lake: To Get Some Instagrammable Photos Clicked 

You can’t miss out on Pangong Lake when on a Leh Ladakh trip in July. The most sought after tourist destination, Pangong Tso is the highest saltwater lake which leaves the travellers awe-struck with its scenic vistas and the unmatched phenomenon of changing colours at different hours of the day. 

Best time to visit Pangong Lake: April to September is the ideal season to plan a trip to Pangong Tso. The weather in Leh Ladakh in July remains pleasant. 
 
How to reach Pangong Lake: There are several buses that ply from Leh to Pangong Lake which takes around 6 hours. You can even book a taxi from Leh Bus Stand to reach Pangong Lake. 
 
Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. What is the point of interest for Pangong Lake?
A. The yellow scooter from the Bollywood movie 3 idiots makes Pangong Lake a point of interest for travellers especially Bollywood movie fans. 
 
Q. What are the accommodation options at Pangong Lake?
A. There are a plethora of stay options from which you can book when visiting Pangong Lake. Cottages, camps and small guest houses located in close proximity to the lake would support your stay.
 
Q. What is the minimum duration for visiting Pangong Lake?
A. It takes around 6-7 hours to travel from one side only. So, if you stopover for an hour, you can return to Leh the same day. Otherwise, you can choose to stay at the accommodation available at close proximity to Pangong Lake. 

5. Alchi Monastery: For those Seeking Eternal Peace 

Alchi Monastery, a group of Buddhist shrines, is known to be one of the sacred places in the world. This adds to the list of best places to visit in Leh Ladakh in July. The rugged valleys, uneven mountain terrains create a stunning view from the monastery that is no less than a treat to the eyes. The mesmerising carvings on the walls of the Alchi Monastery are not to be missed. The monastery is even revered as the oldest Buddhist Learning centre in North India. 

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Best time to visit Alchi Monastery: The months between May to September is an ideal time to visit Alchi Monastery as the weather is manageable. 
How to reach Alchi Monastery: Travelling to Alchi Monastery from Leh is feasible as the distance between both places is around 67 km. You can hire a private taxi and if it is a budget trip you can go for a shared taxi to reach Alchi Monastery. 

Frequently Asked Questions:  

Q. What are the things to do when visiting Alchi Monastery? 
A. Enjoy a peaceful stay at Alchi village, explore the temples & know about their historical and cultural significance, and visit the monk cells where you can learn about Buddhism. 

Q.How far is the medical facility from Alchi Monastery?
A. The nearest medical facility is located 1 and a half-hour away in Leh called 'Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital'. 

6. Khardung La: For a Memorable Cycling Experience
 
 Welcome to the world’s highest motorable mountain pass which is located at an altitude of 5,633 meters. The famous tourist destination in Leh Ladakh is the gateway to the beautiful Nubra Valley. The place calls out the adventure junkies from the world who experience bike and cycle rides on this route. The cycling begins from Leh covering a distance of approx 40 km to reach Khardung La.  As you keep moving forward in the journey, you will witness amazing views that are fascinating as well as captivating. Come here to treat yourself with calmness and serenity. 

Best time to visit Khardung La: The months between April to October. 

How to reach Khardung La: Khardung La is located at a close distance from Leh. So, you can either ride your own vehicle or book a taxi or avail bus to reach Khardung La. 

Frequently Asked Questions:
 
Q. How fit should one be to go cycling to Khardung La from Leh?
A. A good level of fitness is required to go cycling from Leh to Khardung La. 
 
Q. How much time would it take to reach Khardung La Pass by bicycle from Leh?
A. It can take around 10-13 hours to reach Khardung La Pass by bicycle from Leh depending on how many breaks you take. 
 
Q. Where can I stay in Khardung La?
A. Pitch your own tent if you wish to spend a night at Khardung La. For comfort hotels, Leh has accommodation options ranging from low to mid to high budget.
 
7. Kargil: For Adrenaline Rush Experience
 
Known as an adventurous hub, Kargil is where you can experience activities like camping, river rafting, trekking, mountaineering and more. With this, there are many old gompas and monasteries that you will get to visit when exploring the Kargil. 
 
Best time to visit: Plan your visit to Kargil between May and September. 

How to reach Kargil: Kargil is connected to Srinagar and Leh via NH1. So, you can either take a bus or book a private or shared taxi. 


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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. What are some of the trekking adventures from Kargil?
A. Padum to Lamayuru, Sumdo Chinmu village to Alchi, and Zoji are some of the best trekking adventures to enjoy from Kargil. 
 
Q. Where can I stay in  Kargil?
A. Guesthouses and camps are there in Kargil to support your stay. 

8. Tso Kar: To Disconnect Yourself from the Maddening City Crowd 

The marvellous Tso Kar is the most beautiful yet fluctuating saline lake. The lake attracts hundreds of travellers with its unique features in a picturesque setting. As the banks of Tso Kar are marshlands it invites a variety of migratory birds. Being here, you can spend hours sitting at the lakeside. The surreal beauty of the place will leave you in the state of whether to go or spend days here. 

Best time to visit Tso Kar: The months between May to August. 

How to reach Tso Kar: If you travel from Manali to Leh by road, then you will witness Tso Kar on the way by taking a 20 km short diversion from Debring. The second is, if you reach Leh by flight from other parts of the country or via Srinagar, you can take the road to Tanglang La to visit Tso Kar via Debring. 
 
Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. Where to stay when visiting Tso Kar?
A. You can choose to stay at either camps or chadar tents. 

9. Zanskar Valley: For a Peaceful Yet Adventure Filled Holiday 

A visit to Zanskar Valley in July will soothe your mind and soul. The destination is so beautiful that it can’t be described in words and you have to be there to witness it. Clear blue skies, magnificent mountains, gleaming water will make your trip here a memorable one. With this, other best things to do in Leh Ladakh’s Zanskar Valley are the adventure activities like paragliding, trekking, water rafting. 
 
Best time to reach Zanskar Valley: The months between May to September. 

How to reach Zanskar Valley: The road from Srinagar-Kargil-Padum will be best to travel to Zanskar Valley. However, the Leh-Kargil route would be ideal when travelling from Manal.  
 
Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. Where to stay in Zanskar Valley?
A. You will find a number of accommodation options when travelling to Zanskar Valley from the Leh-Kargil route and the Srinagar-Kargil route. The hotels and guesthouses range from low to mid to high budget. 

Q. How is the mobile network connectivity in Zanskar Valley?
A. Only BSNL postpaid connections work in Padum, Zanskar valley. After crossing Sankoo, the mobile network disappears.

Q. Can I travel to Zanskar by public transport?
A. Yes. Kargil is well connected with JKSRTC buses with Srinagar as well as Leh. After reaching Kargil you can travel to Padum either by shared taxis or buses that run on Kargil-Padum road.

10. Tso Moriri: For an Extraordinary Travel Experience 

Head to this unparalleled offbeat destination, Tso Moriri when on a Leh Ladakh trip in July 2022. Located in Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, Tso Moriri is set amidst scenic vistas offering a stunning backdrop to the shutterbugs. The place attracts a wide range of wildlife, including marmots, migratory birds, and the rare Tibetan wolves. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to sight them. 
 
Best time to visit Tso Moriri Lake: The months between May to August is the ideal time to plan a trip. 
 
How to reach Tso Moriri: Reach Tso Moriri from Leh by booking a taxi which would take around 6-7 hours. If you are travelling from Pangong Lake, take the Chusul-Tsaga La-Loma-Mahe route.
 
Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q. Can I stay in a tent at the side of Tso Moriri?
A. No, The lake is a part of the wetland reserve under the Ramsar site and is also known as Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve. So, you can’t pitch your own tent here. 
 
Q. Do I need an Inner Line Permit to visit Tso Moriri?
A. Yes. Since the lake is near the Line of Actual Control, you need to get an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Tso Moriri.

With this, we come to the end of this blog about the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh in July 2022 that are going to give you the ultimate taste of adventure, culture and what not. If how to travel, what essentials to carry, choosing the right accommodation, or the perfect Ladakh tour package is still giving you nightmares, don’t worry, we are all ears. 

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