Leh Ladakh Via Kashmir - 10 Days


Day 1
Srinagar to Sonmarg

Arrive in Srinagar (on your own) and proceed to Sonmarg. Enjoy a pony ride (on your own) up to Thajiwas Glacier. Overnight stay in Sonmar.

Day 2
Sonmarg to Kargil

After breakfast, proceed to Kargil via Srinagar Leh Highway. Enjoy a short halt at Sonmarg (Known as the gateway to Ladakh & the Meadow of Gold) to admire the views. One can enjoy a pony ride to Thajiwas glacier. Notice the gradual change in the colors of the mountains as you travel to Kargil. Cross the Zojila pass & Drass region. Visit the Zojila War memorial & Kargil War memorial on the way to pay tribute to the Indian Army. It was in this very region in which the Indian Army fought and won the famous war of Kargil. Take some memorable snaps of Tololing, Tiger Hill, and the war memorial in Drass. Overnight stay in Kargil.

Day 3
Kargil to Uleytokpo (Sham Valley)

After an early breakfast, proceed to Alchi / Uleytokpo. En route, visit Mulbek (known for its huge Buddha Statue) and Lamayuru monastery (The oldest monastery in Ladakh). Overnight stay in Alchi / Uleytokpo.

Day 4
Uleytokpo to Leh

After an early breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour and visit Alchi Monastery (known for its paintings). Proceed to Leh. Admire the confluence of Indus – Zanskar Rivers and the effects of Magnetic Hill (Defiance of the law of gravity). Visit Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Kali Mata temple & Hall of Fame (A museum developed and maintained by the Indian army) and reach Leh in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 5
Leh (Local sightseeing)

After breakfast, proceed for a local sightseeing tour and visit Shey Palace, Thiksey, Hemis Museum, Rancho school, and Sindhu Ghat. Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 6
Leh to Nubra Valley

After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley (Known as the Valley of Flowers and the warmest region in Ladakh) via Khardungla pass. This road is one of the highest motorable roads in the world. After spending some time at Khardungla, proceed to Nubra. Visit Sand Dunes in the evening and enjoy the double-humped camel ride (on your own). Overnight stay in Nubra.

Day 7
Nubra Valley to Turtuk (A Day Excursion)

After an early breakfast, proceed to Turtuk (A village that was won by India in the 1971 war with Pakistan) and extremely close to the border. Visit a 16th Century Mosque, (comprising of a touch of Turkish & Iranian culture), ruined fort of Dhards, and Monastery. Admire the magnificent view of the famous K2 peak (The second highest peak in the world after Mount Everest). Return to Nubra Valley for an overnight stay.

Day 8
Nubra Valley (Local Sightseeing) to Pangong Lake

After breakfast, visit Diskit & Hunder Villages and monasteries take a stroll around the place to see the lifestyle of people living in the northernmost region of India. Proceed to Pangong Lake via Shyok Route. Pangong Lake is a saltwater body of 120 km in length and 6 – 7 Km broad at the longest point. It is bisected by the international border between India & China (2/3 of the lake is in China’s possession). Visit the exact location of the famous movie “Three idiots” & enjoy an outing along the banks of the lake. One really feels very close to nature at Pangong Lake with its scenic surroundings. On a clear sunny day, you can see seven color formations in the crystal-clear saltwater lake. Overnight stay in Pangong.

Day 9
Pangong Lake to Leh

After breakfast, travel back to Leh. En route take a short halt at Changla Pass to enjoy a cup of hot steaming tea. Visit Shanti Stupa in the evening. Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 10
Departure from Leh

After breakfast, get transferred to Leh Airport for boarding the flight to your destination. Tour concludes with some wonderful long-lasting memories.


  • Assistance on arrival at Leh
  • Traditional Welcome in the hotel
  • 9 Nights / 10 Days accommodation as per the selected category of hotels
  • MAP Meal Plan (Breakfast & Dinner) at all locations
  • All airport transfers & sightseeing tours by One Non-AC vehicle as per the itinerary
  • One Mid-Sized Oxygen Cylinder during Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake visits as per the itinerary
  • Inner Line Permits as per the itinerary (Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake)
  • Environmental Fee and Red Cross Fee (INR. 400 per person)
  • Wild Life Fee for Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake (INR. 120 per person)
  • Driver Allowance, Toll & Parking charges

Does not Include

  • Airfare to and from Leh or any other destination
  • Any kind of personal expenses, extra meals, starters & Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated etc)
  • Any kind of optional tours
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls, Guide Fee & Camera Fee
  • Monument and Museum entrance fees for visitors
  • Services of vehicle on leisure days and after finishing the sightseeing tour
  • Adventure activity costs (Pony Ride, Camel Safari, Rafting, paragliding etc)
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Road blocks, natural calamities and nature’s fury
  • Anything not mentioned under the category “PACKAGE INCLUSIONS”
Ladakh Climate

Ladakh is a cold desert and the climatic conditions are very harsh
June-September, Intensive sunlight that can cause severe sunburn, strong and dry winds Temperatures – 20°C – 25°C 

Ladakh is a high-altitude desert since the Himalayas create a rain shadow, thus denying entry to the monsoon clouds. The main source of water is the snowfall on the mountains. 

October-May, Extreme climates, frost-bites are extremely common. This low temperature is accompanied by heavy snowfall that virtually cuts it off from the rest of the country 
Temperatures – 2°C- -15°C 

Best Time to Visit

The best time is to travel between the summer months of early June – end of September before snowfall starts. Another reason to visit Ladakh during the summer months would be the several annual festivals organized by the Buddhist monasteries at all the places which you may not be able to visit during winters. Summer has this advantage as you can visit many cultural activities, dances, monasteries in this otherwise bleak location.

Winter travel: Irrespective of the harsh conditions, January is quite a popular month for all the adventure travelers for the Chadar -Trek on the frozen Zanskar river in Leh. It usually starts late December, early January and batches go on till February. The trek is the hardest one in India and also in the top 10 Hardest treks in the world.

Local Languages

The local language of the area is Ladhaki (a Tibetan dialect) and Pahari. If you learn one word, make it Jule (pronounced joo-lay), which could mean ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, ‘please’, and ‘thank you! Hindi and English are also understood.


Cotton and light woolen during summer and heavy woolens including down-filled windproof jackets in winter. Stock your baggage with thick socks, gloves, scarves, and sturdy boots. Carry ample supply of sunscreen, lip balms, and goggles.

How to Reach

By air – You can reach to Leh by flight from Delhi to Leh. All major domestic airlines have regular flights to Leh. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the only commercial airport in Leh Ladakh.

By road – you can reach Leh by Srinagar- Leh highway in 2 days taking a night halt. Or from Manali by Manali – Leh highway. However, both roads are mostly closed during winters. Check with the authorities before your road trip.

For local sightseeing & transportation, you must rent a vehicle for traveling.
Moving around: Bus is the cheapest mode of transport, though hired taxis are the best way of exploring this area. For visiting the newly opened areas of Nubra, Dah-Hanu, Tsomoriri, Tsokar, and Pangong Lakes, it is advisable to engage the services of a registered travel agency for making all required arrangements.


You do not need an Inner Line Permit to travel along the Leh-Manali Road and the Leh-Srinagar Road.

However You need an Inner Line Permit to visit the following places:
– Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley and Shayok.
– Chang La Pass, Tangtse, and Pangong Lake.
– Chumathang, Tsaga La, and Tso Moriri Lake.
– Dha-Hanu Valley and Batalik.. 

How To Get A Permit & It's Cost

One working day is required to process your application.
The permit office is open Monday to Saturday. It is also open on Sundays in summer.
Indian citizens need to provide valid identity proof (driving license, passport, election card, aadhar card, pan card). Foreigners need to provide a valid passport with a visa or OCI card. A permit is available even for solo travelers.

Cost Of Permit
Environment fee: ₹ 400
Red Cross donation: ₹ 100
Wildlife protection fee: ₹ 20/day


Ladakh is a high-altitude cold desert with a low level of atmospheric oxygen. It is, therefore, absolutely necessary that visitors reaching Leh from the plains of India by air, give themselves sufficient time for acclimatization before engaging in any physical activity. They may be liable to suffer from acute mountain sickness (AMS) unless properly acclimatized.
The most common symptoms of acute mountain sickness are headache, disturbed sleep and loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, irregular breathing, breathlessness, Rest well, drink a lot of water and avoid alcohol. In case the symptoms persist or get worse, consult a doctor immediately.


Ladakh is certainly expensive. This is one harsh truth because so many international tourists visit the place. The price of a meal depends entirely on where you eat and what you order. A nice quaint restaurant will cost you between Rs.300 to Rs.500 per person depending on what is ordered. Eating at the smaller eateries in the market will be much cheaper and you will find a number of small eateries run by locals that work out easy on the pocket.

ATM & Credit cards

ATM services are available in major places in Leh. But if you are traveling to inner areas please carry cash with you ready as ATMs are not available outside Leh City.
Credit cards are accepted by very few hotels and tour operators but there will be a 2% service charge. The Jammu and Kashmir Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and Punjab National Bank have placed ATM Machines in main Leh city.

Mobile & Inetrnet Connectivity

In Ladakh, only postpaid mobile phones work. BSNL by far is the best mobile network in Ladakh with the widest coverage. Airtel will be the second-best network followed closely by Jio at third. Vodafone and Idea are next in line but both provide coverage at limited places only. Foreign SIM cards don’t work in Ladakh. Other than your own data connection, you can always stay connected to the Internet through Wi-Fi available in hotels and guesthouses where you are staying or even in restaurants. Today almost all the hotels, restaurants, and guesthouses have a Wi-Fi connection available for their guests. In summer, during the peak tourist season, the connection can be slow because of multiple users.
You can also use What sApp calls and Skype calls to stay connected with friends and family as soon as you get Internet access during your trip. Even when the connection is very slow, What’s App messages will always work.


Shopping is very expensive in Ladakh. Some of the items which you should buy while shopping in Ladakh are Tibetan handicrafts, masks, beads, apricot items & pashmina wool products. Kashmiri carpets & rugs are best but can be expensive.

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Leh Ladakh Via Kashmir