One of the best places to visit in India is Ladakh which lies in the northernmost Indian part. This place is one of the major attractions of the India tour. Ladakh is an unexplored paradise of natural beauty that attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists and travelers across the globe regularly.
Some of the important places of interest in Ladakh are Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake, Zanskar Valley Hemis National Park, and much more.
This article will guide you to make an amazing Itinerary for the Ladakh trip. You can find the best Itinerary for the Ladakh trip on Ladakh-tourism.net website.
Day 1: Arrival
If you took a flight to Leh, then you must rest for the day to acclimatize. In the evening, you can visit Leh bazaar.
Day 2: Leh Sightseeing
During Leh Sightseeing, you should visit these places:
- Shanti Stupa
- Hall of fame
- Zorawar Fort
- Sindhu Ghat
It would take around a 10-15 minutes drive to reach Shanti Stupa from Leh. Shanti Stupa is located in the Changspa region of Leh town. Here you can enjoy the view of the entire Leh in the foreground and stunning views of mountains in the background.
Hall of Fame
If you are an Indian, you would feel gratuitous respect and tribute to the spirit of Kargil war heroes while visiting this place. Here, you can see and understand the different things that make up the complex life of our brave soldiers during wars.
If you are into medieval history and culture, or you want to know the conquerer of Ladakh, you can visit Zorawar Fort. This place is also very close to Leh market and would take only a 5-minute drive to reach there. General Zorawar Singh is known as the conquerer of Ladakh, and this fort reminds his struggle with the Chinese.
A quiet and calm place where you can enjoy watching the flow of the Indus river. After reaching this place, the flowing river soothing sound can relax all your nerves. If you want to spend a relaxed evening in a calm environment, go to Sindhu Ghaat to relax.
These are the famous places you can visit on the first day of Leh sightseeing.
Few other places you can visit during the Leh sightseeing are:
- Magnetic hill
- Gurudwara pather sahib
Day 3: Leh to Nubra via Khardungla
Nubra Valley is about 140 kilometers from Leh, and it would take around 5 hours drive to reach there from the main Leh town.
Nubra is among the favorite tourist destination in Ladakh. Also, you will get to visit Khardungla during this trip to the Nubra Valley. The valley is located between the majestic mountains, and the Nubra river passes through this beautiful valley.
Nubra Valley is famous for its bacterian camels and its safari (camel riding) with barren mountains as the background.
Spend the night in a camp in Nubra.
Day 4: Turtuk
Turtuk is also a beautiful place in Ladakh which was recently opened for tourists. Visit this enchanting village and spend your day in Turtuk village.
In the evening, return to Nubra valley to spend the night camping.
Day 5: Pangong Lake
Travel to Pangong Lake from Nubra on the fifth day. It would take around 6 hours to get there.
Pangong Lake is famous for its magnificent color-changing lake. The most important thing about Pangong Lake is its enchanting beauty, and you can’t get enough. The mountains gradually tilt and reflect on the deep blue lake water; this sight will remain in your memory for a long time. The lake is a favorite among adventurers, photographers, selfie lovers, and people who travel to Ladakh by bike.
Camp around Pangong Lake for the night. Or you can return to Leh to spend the night, as it gets very cold during the night in Pangong Tso.
Day 6: Tso Moriri
Visit Tso Moriri on the 6th day of your tour.
Lake Tso Moriri is in the Changtang area of UT Ladakh. It is one of India’s most beautiful, peaceful lakes of India. This enchanting blue lake is so famous in India that tourists from every part of the country visit it. It is about 7 kilometers wide at its widest point and about 19 kilometers long.
Spend your night in a camp/hotel at Tso Moriri.
Day 7: Return to Leh
Time to return back to Leh to explore more areas of Ladakh. Leh is the main town and capital of Ladakh, so it would be easier to plan all the trips to different places of Ladakh from Leh.
Rest the night in Leh after the long journey.
Day 8: Kargil
It would take around 5 hours to reach Kargil. Rest for a while, and then you can go sightseeing in Kargil.
Spend the night in Kargil town.
Day 9: Drass and Kargil Sightseeing
Kargil is a great place for sightseeing; you can spend the whole day sightseeing the beautiful places of Kargil.
Some of the top tourist attractions in Kargil are:
- Dras War Memorial
- Hunderman village
- Phuktal Monastery
- Mulbekh Monastery
- Rangdum Monastery
- Drang-Drung Glacier.
Spend the night in Kargil.
Day 10: Kargil to Zanskar
The road from Kargil to Zanskar is rough, so choose a comfortable vehicle for the trip. It would take around 8-10 hours to reach there.
Zanskar is one of the most beautiful valleys of India, but also the least explored. The beauty of the snow-capped Himalayas and the beautiful village make it an ideal holiday destination.
Spend the night in the Padum area of Zanskar.
- You would require a permit to pass LAC areas. Inner-line-Permit is compulsory for tourists visiting sites, such as Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri, and Pangong lake.
- Prebook your hotels and transportation during the peak season – June to September.
- Taxis from other places are not allowed for sightseeing in Ladakh; you have to book a cab from Ladakh union.
- May to October is the best time to visit Ladakh.
- Keep an oxygen cylinder in your vehicle while traveling to distant places from Leh.