There cannot be a perfect destination in India other than Ladakh when planning a fun-filled family tour. Even though Ladakh looks like a destination for adventure enthusiasts, surprisingly, the region offers a plethora of experiences that are ideal for family holidays. At Go2Ladakh, we leave no stone unturned in creating the perfect itineraries that leave our travellers happy....
Right from enjoying the adventure activities to indulging in a monastery tour to visiting the pristine lakes to trying the delicious Ladakhi food; our Ladakh packages for the family are designed with utter precision ensuring you and your family enjoy every bit of your holidays and do not miss out on any experience. Our package also includes the best transportation and accommodation arrangements so that travelling becomes comfortable and hassle-free.
Choose from our meticulously crafted Ladakh family tour packages to avail the best deals and get a holiday experience, which we promise will be unlike any.
Of all the three seasons (summer, monsoon and winter) in Ladakh, monsoon remains negligible as the region is a rain shadow area due to its altitude. You will find little or no rain in Ladakh during the monsoon season. Summers are cool and pleasant while winters are extremely cold and harsh.
This is the best season to plan a family trip to Ladakh as the weather is pleasant making it perfect for sightseeing and indulging in a variety of activities. The temperature in Ladakh in the summer season ranges from 5°C to 25°C.
Unlike any other part of the country, Ladakh in monsoon experiences little to no rainfall with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C. A family trip to Ladakh in the monsoon season can also be planned.
If you are planning to visit Leh in the winter season, then it is advisable to take a flight to Leh as both Leh-Srinagar Highway & Leh-Manali Highway remain inaccessible due to excessive snowfall. The temperature in Ladakh during the winter season ranges from -2°C to 10°C.
Travellers can reach Ladakh by all modes of transportation including rail, road and air. However, the best way to reach Leh Ladakh is what you travel through when taking the best Ladakh family tour packages at your convenience.
The best, fastest and most convenient way to reach Ladakh is by air. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is located in the capital city Leh and connects the region to Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other major cities of India with regular direct and connecting flights.
Travelling to Ladakh by private taxi or bus can be done from two sides- Manali-Leh Highway or Srinagar-Leh Highway. When travelling from Manali, you can board a bus run by HRTC (public buses) and HPTDC (semi-deluxe buses). Tourists from Delhi can board an HRTC bus which covers a distance & duration of approx 1260 km/ 35 hrs. When travelling to Ladakh from Srinagar, you can board a deluxe bus run by JKSRTC that takes a halt at Kargil before reaching Leh. Other than this, there are many tempo travellers available in Srinagar for Ladakh that run overnight.
When planning to travel to Ladakh by train, board a train to Jammu as Ladakh doesn’t have its own railway station. Jammu Tawi Railway station is approx 700 km from Leh. From Jammu railway station, take a taxi or JKSRTC bus to reach Leh.
For an adventurous bike trip to Ladakh, there are two different routes- one from Manali and the other from Srinagar.
Enjoying unparalleled views and covering a distance of approx 490km you reach Leh from Manali following:
Manali > Rohtang > Keylong > Jispa > Darcha > Zingzingbar > Baralacha La > Sarchu > Gata Loops > Nakee La > Lachulung La > Tanglang La > Upshi > Karu > Leh.
Fell in love with the beauty of nature and covering a distance of approx 434 kms you reach Leh from Srinagar following:
Srinagar > Sonmarg > ZojiLa > Kargil > Mulbekh > Lamayuru > Leh.
No doubt the place remains the first choice of adventure enthusiasts but this Himalayan destination offers an amazing experience to the families planning a trip. Coming to the best places to visit in Ladakh with family, there are many, but the best ones are included in the best Ladakh packages for family.
Located in the Kargil district of Ladakh, Drass which is famously referred to as the Gateway to Ladakh is one of the best places to visit in Ladakh with family. It lies between Zoji La & Kargil town on National Highway 1. The place is blessed with pristine natural beauty in abundance. The splendid mountain range, stunning sunrise and sunset views are the sights in Drass to behold. Other than embracing nature in its raw form, you can visit monasteries and other religious sites.Tourist attractions: Drass War Memorial, Ningoor Masjid, Stagsboo
When on a family trip to Ladakh, you shouldn’t leave Pangong Tso. The breathtaking beauty of the lake cannot be expressed in words. Situated at an elevation of 4,350 meters above sea level, Pangong Tso is commonly known as the high altitude saltwater lake with one-third of it lying in India & the other two-thirds in China. Travellers get lost in the beauty of the place and they just can’t get enough of it. The slope of mountains meeting the deep blue waters of the lake is a sight that is no less than therapy. You get to treat your eyes with Brahminy ducks and Bar-headed goose standing on the banks of the lake during the summer season.
Note: The lake water is believed to change its colour shades of blue to green to red at different hours of the day. Make sure you don’t miss witnessing it.
Yet another place added in the Ladakh Family Tour Packages is Tso Moriri located in the Changthang region is the twin of the Pangong Tso. Come here with your family to witness the ethereal beauty of the clear waters of the lake and graciously sloped mountains. So, don’t forget to bring your camera. With each passing day, the beauty of Tso Moriri seems to transform itself. Every day it looks different, new and pure. You get to catch a glimpse of approx 34 species of birds, out of which, 14 are water birds. You can head to visit the 400-year-old Korzok Monastery which is home to the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha.
Note: You need an Inner Line Permit to visit the Tso Moriri Lake. If you are an international traveller, you need a Protected Area Permit.
For an adventure-filled family holiday, there could be no other place better than Zanskar Valley. Home to the popular Chadar/Frozen river trek (winter season), Zanskar Valley offers an adrenaline-rushing experience with activities like river rafting, trekking, hiking and more. Apart from Chadar Trek, other exciting treks to enjoy in Zanskar are exciting treks like Lamayuru to Darcha and Lamayuru to Padum. The trekking trails take you through hamlets offering jaw-dropping vistas.
Tourist Attractions: Stondey Gompa, Bardan Gompa, Phugtal Gompa, Karsha Gompa, Sani Gompa, Zongkhul
Last but not the least, Nubra Valley is an important destination that is added to the Leh Ladakh family packages. A tour to Nubra Valley is about admiring nature’s beauty but most importantly it is about a visit to Hunder and Diskit villages. Head to Hunder village to enjoy camping, an ATV ride and a double-humped Bactrian camel safari. Approx 11 km from Hunder is Diskit village where you can explore the much-celebrated Diskit Monastery below which stands tall the 32-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha.
Other places to visit: Turtuk, an offbeat village on the Indo-Pak border, and Panamik Village where you and your family can take a dip in the hot water springs.
No need to worry about the activities to enjoy in Ladakh with family as we have added the best ones in our Ladakh Family Tour Packages. We make sure that you enjoy every bit of your holidays in Ladakh with your family and don’t miss out on the fun activities. The list of best things to do on the Leh Ladakh family trip is below:
When in Ladakh, the first thing you can enjoy is exploring the places in and around Leh town. No matter where you are in Leh, it looks beautiful from every angle. Just looking at the town from the balcony of your accommodation, you will see a soul-satisfying view of the fluttering of the prayer flags with a backdrop of deserted mountains. Head to visit Sindhu Ghat, Lamayuru- Moonland of Ladakh, Shey Palace & Monastery, Stok Palace & Museum, Leh Palace, and Leh Main Market.
Ladakh is a region influenced by Indo, Tibetan and Buddhist culture and you get to see it in their food as well. So, head to the restaurants here with your family to relish some delectable Ladakhi food which includes Skyu, Chhutagi, Tingmo, Khambir, Thukpa, Momos, and Chhurpe (dried Yak cheese) or food made from it. Other than this, try Chhang- a local alcoholic beverage, and Butter Tea or Gur Gur Chai.
One of the best things to do in Leh Ladakh when on a family tour is to go exploring the ancient monasteries. The architecture of these monasteries is something that will leave you wonderstruck. The must-visit monasteries in Ladakh on a family trip are Diskit Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Likir Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Phugtyal Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery.
Camping in Ladakh with family amidst the picturesque scenic views will give you unmatched experiences to cherish for a lifetime. Whether you plan to camp under starry skies or in the wild, Ladakh is a place to be. Some of the best camping places in Ladakh are Pangong Retreat, Camp Martsemik La (Pangong Tso), Tsomoriri Camps, Wonderland Pangong Camp, Golden Mark Camps (Village Korzok-Tsomoriri), and many more. Other than this, you can enjoy camping in Yarab Tso, Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley etc.
You just cannot return back home from your family trip without shopping. Taking a stroll in the markets of Leh, you will come across a variety of things that you would want to take back home as souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones like Tibetan handicrafts, carpets & rugs, traditional Ladakhi jewellery, Pashmina shawls, Apricot jam & other items made from apricots, prayer wheels, and a lot more. The famous places to go shopping are Leh Main Bazaar, Ladakh Art Palace, Tibetan Market, Dalai Lama Charitable Trust Handicraft Emporium, Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, Zanskar Arts, Ladakh Apricot Store, and Women’s Alliance of Ladakh Shopping Hub.
There are some of the basic and simple things that one should keep in mind when planning a Ladakh trip with family. The reason behind good preparation is that you will be travelling to a high altitude cold deserted region that requires some do’s and don’ts that will make your trip free from any sort of contingency. All will be guided to you when booking the Ladakh package for the family.
The reason behind planning your Ladakh family trip between May and September is you will be able to enjoy sightseeing and adventure activities as the weather remains pleasant and favourable. The roads are open and you don’t have to face any sort of risk.
The lungs of babies less than 2 years old are not mature to handle altitude sickness. The baby won’t be able to say if something is wrong or if they aren’t feeling well. So, it is advisable to not take babies on Ladakh trips.
The altitude sickness is real and you cannot take it for granted when visiting Ladakh. Make sure to ascend gradually and rest whenever needed which would help in acclimatizing. Don't forget to carry Diamox or any other prescribed medication for AMS by a doctor. Above all, stay hydrated throughout the trip.
Carry basic medicines like Crocin/Saridon for headache, Digene/Pan 40 for upset stomach, Paracetamol for fever, D-Cold/Vicks for the common cold, etc. Other than this, keep first-aid bandages, anti-septic lotions, pain relief sprays, nasal drops and more.
The sun in Ladakh is harsh and can cause you tanning or sunburn. So, it’s good to carry sunscreen with SPF 50 and keep applying it at regular intervals. Wear a hat and sunglasses. You should also keep moisturizer, lip balm and body lotion.
It is good to take Ladakh family packages that have tourist places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri. This is because proper roads are constructed to these places so you don’t have to worry about anything when in Ladakh with family. Avoid going to remote places because if something goes wrong, unfortunately, you will get stuck with your family.
Above we have presented everything that you needed to know before planning your Ladakh trip with family. If there is anything you are still looking for, we are all ears. Our travel experts will guide you to the best of their capabilities. Choose from our meticulously-designed Ladakh Family Tour Packages to enjoy a trip like never before.