9 Amazing Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh in April 2022
Created by: Ankita
On 17 Dec 2021
Who doesn’t need an escape in life to break the monotony? For some, it is to travel which gives a moment of self-introspection. And if you are someone who is looking for the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh in April 2022, you have come to the right place. Leh Ladakh, a place where you will be lost in the beauty and serenity of rugged terrains, seek solace in a plethora of Gompas, and satiate your adventure cravings by enjoying various thrilling activities. So, without further ado, let’s look at some of the must-visit places andthings to do in Leh Ladakh in April that will make it a lot easier for you to plan your trip to this fantastic world of heavenly bliss.
1. Pangong Lake: Feel True Bliss at the Color Changing Lake: Famed to be the world’s highest saltwater lake, Pangong Tso is one of the most popular tourist attractions that may be it doesn’t even need any introduction. It has grabbed the attention of many travellers and shutterbugs. The picturesque setting of the lake with splendid mountains, scenic vistas and pristine water would take you to a world that you have always dreamt of. It is said and witnessed that the lake changes its colour appearing green, red, blue and grey at different times of the day.
Best time to visit Pangong Lake: April to September is considered to be the ideal time to visit Pangong Tso.
How to reach Pangong Lake: There are several bus services that are operational from Leh to reach Pangong Lake. Tourists flying to Leh will get a private or shared taxi from Leh Bus Stand to reach Pangong Lake.
Q. How long is Pangong Lake? A. The lake is 134km long and is divided into five sub lakes, called Pangong Tso, Tso Nyak, Rum Tso and Nyak Tso. Only 40% of the lake is in Ladakh India, rest lies within Tibet China.
Q. Why is Pangong Lake so important? A. The lake is a strategic water resource of fresh mineral waters making it important not only for India but China.
Q. Where to stay when visiting Pangong Tso? A. You can either choose to stay in the camps or guesthouses that are in the nearby villages.
2. Lamayuru: Find Yourself Close to Moon: Have you ever or wished to see a moonlike landscape with your naked eyes? Yes? Lamayuru is the right place to be in for your Leh Ladakh trip in April. The landscape of Lamayuru is divine, sublime, surreal and moonlike with old geographic formations and the magnificent Lamayuru Monastery. The place is so dreamy that it has rightly been called ‘Moonscape for tourists.’
Best time to visit Lamayuru: The months between April and September is the ideal time to visit Lamayuru as the weather in Leh Ladakhremains pleasant.
How to reach Lamayuru: Lamayuru is on the road from Leh-Srinagar Highway. So, can be visited by booking a private or shared cab from either Leh or Srinagar while on the way to Leh. Several buses ply from Srinagar to Leh and visa-versa. So you can plan your trip accordingly.
Q. How to control and take care of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in Lamayuru? A. Ascend gradually in order to acclimatize. You should keep drinking water to stay hydrated. This will help in avoiding nausea and headaches. Seek consultation from your doctor who would prescribe you drugs to prevent AMS before embarking on your journey.
Q. How is the mobile network connectivity in Lamayuru? A. Airtel and BSNL postpaid numbers work fine in Lamayuru.
Q. Why is Lamayuru called Moonland? A. Lamayuru has strange old rock formations resembling the surface of the moon. This has made Lamyuru gain popularity as the Moonland.
3. Zanskar Valley: Discover Your True Self in the Calmness: Yet another best place to visit in Leh Ladakh in April 2022, Zanskar Valley offers you complete solace and serenity that will soothe your mind and soul. The tourist destination is less crowded and extremely beautiful where you can spend endless hours in peace. Clear blue skies, pleasant weather, sparkling water bodies, and what else do you need to disappear in the folds of time and discover your true self.
Best time to reach Zanskar Valley: May to September is the ideal time to plan your trip. Adventure activities including trekking, water rafting, paragliding are the best things to do in Leh Ladakh’s Zanskar Valley.
How to reach Zanskar Valley: The best and the fastest route will be the road from Srinagar-Kargil-Padum. When travelling from Manali, the Leh-Kargil route would be right. You can travel from the Manali-Leh Highway to reach Leh and from Leh to Kargil to Padum.
Q. Where to stay in Zanskar Valley? A. You will find a number of accommodation options when travelling to Zanskar Valley from the Srinagar-Kargil route or the Leh-Kargil route, ranging from low to mid to high budget.
Q. How is the mobile network connectivity in Zanskar Valley? A.Kargil has mobile connectivity. Only BSNL postpaid connections work in Padum, Zanskar valley. There will be no phone or mobile connectivity, once you cross Sankoo.
Q. Can I travel to Zanskar by public transport? A. Yes, you can reach Zanskar by public transport. Kargil is well connected with JKSRTC buses with Srinagar as well as Leh. After reaching Kargil you can travel to Padum by bus or shared taxis that run on Kargil-Padum road.
4. Khardung- La Pass: Ride to the World’s Highest Motorable Mountain Pass: To all the bikers out there, get your adrenaline rush pumping by riding through the world’s highest motorable pass. The place is a must-visit for your Leh Ladakh trip in April that will offer you memories to cherish for a lifetime. Gateway to Nubra and Shyok valleys, Khardung La Pass is an endless world of scenic panoramas. Apart from thrill-seekers, nature lovers in search of solitude can visit Khardung La Pass. is one of a kind. Come here to witness the beauty and bliss altogether.
Best time to visit Khardung La: The ideal time to visit Khardung La is between April to October.
How to reach Khardung La: Khardung La is approx 40 km away from Leh. From Leh, you can book a taxi to reach Khardung La. Regular buses ply from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La Pass. Bikers can reach the Mountain Pass easily without any hassle.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How fit should one be to go cycling from Manali-Leh-Khardung la pass? A. Practice cycling months before starting off with your expedition. Ascend gradually to acclimatize and drink enough water for hydration and you will be all set to cover 70-80 km in 8-10 hours per day.
Q. How much time would it take to reach Khardung La Pass by bicycle from Leh? A.It can take around 14-15 hours to reach Khardung La Pass by bicycle from Leh depending on how many and long breaks you take on your journey.
Q. Where can I stay in Khardung La? A. As there is no accommodation option in Khardung La, you have to pitch your own tent if you wish to spend a night or two there. For hotels, the closest destination is Leh where you will find a number of accommodation options ranging from low to mid to high budget.
5. Magnetic Hill: Go Against Gravity at the Gravity Hill
A place where science takes a backseat. Yes, this place is Leh Ladakh has no gravity. There is a yellow board in the Magnetic Hill instructing you to park your vehicles at the base which is also known as magnetic road. The moment you park your vehicle there, you would see it rolling uphill against gravity on its own. Isn’t it mind-blowing? This place should definitely be on your list of top places to visit in Leh Ladakh in April 2022.
Best time to visit Magnetic Hill: April to September are months to best plan your Leh Ladakh trip in 2022.
How to reach Magnetic Hill: The easiest and the most convenient way to reach Magnetic Hill is the Manali-Leh highway. You can book a private or shared taxi from Manali to Leh that would cover a distance of approx 427 km. Also, there are several private and state transport buses that frequently ply from Manali to Leh.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the science behind Magnetic Hills? There are many theories that explain the power of Magnetic Hill. One such theory says, there is no such magnetic force but it is just an optical illusion where a slight downhill appears to be an uphill slope. This alignment of the road with the slope gives an illusion that cars roll uphill on their own.
What are the things to keep in mind when travelling to Magnetic Hill?
Carry enough snacks in your vehicle when travelling to Magnetic Hill as it is a barren region approx 30 km far from Leh. You won’t find eating joints or hotels in the region. A few homestays could be seen on the way.
6. Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary: Say Hello to the Exotic Flora and Fauna
For the love of exotic flora and fauna, head to Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary on your Leh Ladakh trip. Being here, you will witness the wonders of nature with alpine vegetation like Veronica, Gentiana, Anemone, Lloydia, etc; and animals like wild sheep, ibex, shapu, and goats, bharal, dholes etc. A visit to Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary will let you take a look at around 70 different species of birds including Robbin acceptor, Himalayan whistling Thrush, Throated thrush, etc. that will blow your mind away. And all this you can do by enjoying a Jeep Safari.
Best time to visit Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary: April to October is the best time to visit Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary. The weather in Leh Ladakh in April will remain pleasant.
How to reach Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary: The Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of approx 50 km from Leh. So you can book a private or shared taxi to reach Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary.
Q. Where to stay when visiting Hemis National Park? A. You can choose to stay inside Hemis Monastery. There are camps and hotels located in close proximity to the park.
Tso Moriri Lake: Find Yourself in Peace at the Hidden Gem of Leh Ladakh :When on a trip to Leh Ladakh, you can’t miss out on visiting the beautiful offbeat destination, Tso Moriri. Located in Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, Tso Moriri Lake is for those who are in search of solace. With splendid mountains all around as the backdrop is beautiful and rare birds, you will find absolute bliss that you wouldn’t feel like leaving the place.
Best time to visit Tso Moriri Lake: May to August is the ideal time to visit Tso Moriri.
How to reach Tso Moriri: You can reach Tso Moriri from Leh by booking a taxi which would take around 6-7 hours. Tso Moriri Lake is also connected from Pangong lake directly by the Chusul-Tsaga La-Loma-Mahe route.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Is Tso Moriri worth visiting? A. Yes, absolutely. To witness beauty in a real sense you have to plan a trip to Tso Moriri when in Leh Ladakh.
Q. Do I need an ILP (Inner Line Permit) for Tso Moriri? A. Yes, since Tso Moriri lake is located near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), you need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter the area, which can be obtained from the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Leh.
Kargil: An Adventure Hub for the Thrill-Seekers: Your holidays in Leh Ladakh 2022 is incomplete without visiting Kargil. Situated on the Srinagar-Leh highway. Kargil is one of the top tourist attractions in Ladakh. It is known as an adventurous hub for activities like camping, river rafting, trekking, mountaineering and more. So, if you are a thrill-seeker, head to Kargil to experience something that you have never done before. Apart from this, there are many old gompas and monasteries that will come in your way when wandering in the lanes of Kargil.
Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the best to visit Kargil.
How to reach Kargil: Kargil is connected to Srinagar and Leh via NH1. You can either avail bus or book a taxi.
Q. What are some of the trekking adventures from Kargil? A. Sumdo chinmu village to Alchi, Padum to Lamayuru, and Zoji are some of the best trekking adventures to enjoy from Kargil.
Q. Where can I stay in Kargil? A. There are a number of guesthouses and camps where you can stay when visiting Kargil.
Tso Kar: Dance and Dream at the side of this Serene Lake: Enclosed by lofty mountains, Tso Kar is situated in a remote location. The surreal beauty of the place will leave you wonderstruck. The rich wildlife and flora make the place a must-visit and one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh. Also, if you are lucky enough you would even get to witness the black-necked cranes. Isn’t it exciting?
Best time to visit Tso Kar: May to August is the best time to visit Tso Moriri.
How to reach Tso Kar: If you are travelling from Manali to Leh by road, then you will witness it on the way. Just take a short diversion of about 20 km from Debring and there you will reach the lake. The second is, if you reach Leh by flight from other parts of the country or via Srinagar, take the road to Tanglang La and visit Tso Kar via Debring. Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Where to stay when visiting Tso Kar? A. You can either stay in the camp or Chadar Tent if you want to spend a night at Tso Kar. With this our virtual tour to the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh in April 2022 comes to an end. Hoping that you are done deciding where to go for your Leh Ladakh trip. If there is something else that you need assistance with like finding the perfect Ladakh tour packages, then we have your back.