Tourist Circuit Of Ladakh That You Must Not Miss

Ankita | Updated on May 23, 2022

Intimidating mountains, beautiful clear skies that change its colour within minutes and extreme weather conditions make up for an enchanting tourist circuit road trip that will fill your hearts with warmth and soul with inner peace you’ve never experienced before!

The Ladakh road trip begins with awe-inspiring scenic beauty as you travel on the Srinagar Leh highway, experience passing through the highest motorable road at the Khardung La pass, vent out the child in you as you tread along the sand dunes at Nubra Valley and spend some quiet time with your loved ones at Pangong Tso as you delve in the surreal experience of soaking in the nature’s lap. After filling up your heart with the abundance of nature, experience the thrill of riding on marmots or Galdalf’s horse as you conquer the mountain peaks. Next, we ride through the tricky, yet exciting Leh Manali Highway, where you annihilate the altitudes and pass through the second highest motorable pass at Baralcha La and bask in nature’s beauty all along as you pass through Moore Plains and the Gata Loops.

Day 1: Srinagar

Your Ladakh tour package starts from Srinagar. On arriving in Srinagar, you spend a night at the houseboat in the famous Dal lake. Explore the scenic beauty of this beautiful land to the fullest. In the evenings, you can witness the stunning beauty of Mughal Gardens, Nishat and Shalimar gardens and enjoy a shikara ride in the Dal lake and click lifetime memories by posing in a Kashmiri outfit.

Day 2: Kargil

The next destination on your Ladakh road trip would be Kargil via Sonmarg, located at a distance of 201 km from Srinagar. The beautiful Sonmarg en-route to Kargil is one of the most popular tourist destinations for those who love playing with the snow. Visit the Zojila Pass and the Drass region and pay tribute to the Army men at the war memorials. As you travel, you will experience the subtle changes in the mountain colours.

Day 3: Leh

Our next destination is Leh, which is located at a distance of 217kms from Kargil. Leh will mesmerize you with its pristine beauty. Snow clad mountains, clear blue skies and deep valleys will soothe your mind and warm your heart. En route, the Highway to Heaven, we take a glimpse inside the Lamayuru and the Mablekh Monastery, witness the amazing mingling of the famous Indus and Zanskar river and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and reach Leh. Spend the night in the warm comforts of your hotel.

Day 4: Leh

Explore the Thikse monastery built in the 16th century, Shey- the ancient capital of Ladakh and the gold-plated Buddha statue inside the fort still attracts the eyes. Another place that you must visit here is Leh Palace. The mountain top palace offers a panoramic view of Leh. The museum’s jewellery collection is worth seeing.

Day 5: Turtuk

You can experience the sand dunes at Hunder, watch cultural dance and also enjoy a ride on a double hump camel. If you want to witness the Balti culture, you must visit the Turtuk, which is just about 7kms from the Pakistan border. Also, Sumur village which is within walking distance offers a glimpse of our ancient culture and history with the Samstanling Gompa with 7 temples. The tankas and the murals here are amazing. Night stay at Hunder.

Day 6: Nubra Valley

The next destination on your Ladakh road trip is the famous Nubra Valley. Located at a distance of 120kms from Leh, here you will cross the world’s highest motorable road at Khardung-la-pass.

Day 7: Pangong Lake

Next in your Ladakh tour package is Pangong Lake, which is situated at a distance of 115 km from Nubra Valley. Though you will experience the most difficult terrain as well as unpredictable weather conditions, the stunning view it offers is unparalleled. If weather conditions turn harsh, your tourist guide will advise you to take a longer route via Leh, which is albeit safer. The beautiful landscape of this 130 km long Pangong lake is located at the height of 14000ft. The beautiful landscape will mesmerize you. The beautiful sunrise is a lifelong memory that you shouldn’t miss!

Day 8 & Day 9: Jispa/ Leh

Depending on the Ladakh tour package you choose, you can go back to Leh, explore the local market and shop for gifts for your loved ones. If you have also included Manali in your tour package, your tour operator will take you to Jispa. On the way to Jispa, you enjoy the abundant natural beauty as you pass through the Sarchu pass, Skyanchu Thang, Nakeela Crossing and Lalchung la. After a night stay at Jispa, get ready for another exciting day as you proceed towards Manali!

Day 10: Manali

The 140km drive to Manali will fill your soul with happiness as you witness heaven on earth.  long winding roads embracing the mountains, the valley will create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. You’ll also pass through the famous Rohtang pass on your route to Manali.

Ladakh has been amply blessed by nature. If you want to explore it to the fullest, you need a tour operator who is thoroughly experienced with the diversity of Ladakh. Go2ladakh.in is a reputed tour service that specializes in Ladakh tours. If you want to experience Ladakh like a local, visit all the best places, enjoy great customer service at an affordable price; book your Ladakh road trip with Go2ladakh.in 

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