Visiting Leh and Ladakh has been on your wish list ever since. It is high time to clear your wish list as Leh Ladakh is eagerly waiting for your visit. The most breathtaking panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, historic palaces, Buddhist stupas, the stunning turquoise rivers winding between the slender rocky banks, the strong winds blowing the Buddhist prayer flags, and the kind locals of Ladakh are ready to welcome you.
The first thing to do in a new place is to visit its significant sites or do the most popular thing in that place. As for Leh Ladakh, it is known to be a paradise for adventure junkies where the motorbike tour is the most famous one. However, this mysterious place holds a lot in its hand for you to try.
Read through the rest of the blog for a detailed idea of activities that you can enjoy in Leh and Ladakh. We promise to take you along with a plethora of activities during your trip so that it remains etched in your heart forever.
1. Bike ride to Leh Ladakh
For all young men and women, nothing can beat the idea of the Leh Ladakh Motorbike Tour. It is considered one of the most thrilling and adventurous experiences in these cold mountains. You can capture the most scenic beauty along the sides of the road while riding a bike.
If you are planning for a bike ride, then keep an eye on the weather conditions! Heavy rainfall and landslides are fatal for bike riders. Always carry plenty of food items with you. There are spots where you will not get a single food stall. Last but never least, you should always carry a foldable tent, so that when you are tired, you can put it up and rest for some time.
2. Jeep Safari
A trip on a bike is undoubtedly the best experience, but it is not always feasible especially when it comes to family trips. The experience is thrilling and obviously breathtaking. You can hire a jeep from Manali and reach Leh, within a few hours.
Make sure your phones and cameras are well charged so that you do not lose any moment during your safari. In between the safari, you can pause for a visit to the Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary to see a plethora of unique birds and animals. And guess what! If you are lucky enough, a snow leopard will certainly pay you a visit in the Wildlife Sanctuary.
Apart from wildlife sanctuary, the other must-visit places to visit on the highway are Rohtang Pass, Suraj Taal, Moore Plains, Tso Kar, and Deepak Taal. We will guide you through each of these places as you travel with us on the highway.
3. Cycling to the Next Level
Cycling on the uneven terrain of Leh Ladakh is another thing that you should tick off the list. It is definitely challenging but you can certainly enjoy the pieces of adventures that come along the way. If you are an ambitious cycle rider, then Leh Ladakh is all in your hands.
We have often overheard tourists speaking about Leh Ladakh being the Paradise for Cycle Riders. You will be absorbed in the natural beauty of snow-capped mountains, the astounding views, and fascinating sightseeing places.
To list down the best places that you can ride on a cycle, we have jotted down some. The best places to ride on a cycle are Tso Moriri Lake, Pangong Tso Lake, Shanti Stupa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Khardung La Pass, and Hemis Monastery.
4. Trek to Leh and Ladakh
Trekking is often challenging owing to the rough terrain of the hill slopes. Moreover, the harsh and unpredictable weather of the area adds to the adventure of the place. The best time for trekking in Leh Ladakh is from May to September. No matter whether you are an expert or an amateur trekker, we the experts at Himalayan Trekkers are always a step ahead to hold your hand and pull you up through the rough slopes.
To make your trek easier, we are jotting down the things you should carry for the trek.
● Gloves and caps
● UV shield
● Warm clothes
● Foldable tent
● Dry fruits
● Some basic medicines and a first aid kit
● Documents, which compulsorily include ID card
● Snow sticks
There are multiple trekking trails that you can choose from. Some are more rough and rugged, and experts prefer these types of trails. But, if you are still a novice in trekking, then we do definitely advise you to take an easy trail. The best trekking trails are Chadar trek (Zanskar Gorge), Spituk Gompa trek, Drang Drung Glacier trek and Darcha Padum trek.
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5. Experience Bactrian Camel Safari
A camel safari is one such experience that is far beyond your expectations. A ride on a double-humped camel, in the rough terrain of Leh Ladakh obviously falls under the category of a must-have experience. Hire a camel for an evening, and you will witness the beautiful scenery slowly unfolding in front of your eyes.
To add to the entertainment purpose, a camel safari is used for trade and transport by local people. The best places for camel safari are Angling, Stok, Silk Route Caravan, and Nubra Valley. A camel safari is a perfectly delightful experience in Leh Ladakh and we promise you the same.
6. Skiing along the slopes of snow
When it comes to adventurous activity, Leh Ladakh echoes the loudest among all places. And what can be a better experience of adventure other than skiing? Are you ready travelers, to pump out some extra adrenaline and engage yourself in some skiing activity?
Skiing along the snow-covered mountains at an altitude of 17,000 kilometers above sea level is an entirely different experience for everyone. The blue skies over the head, the rough terrain underneath, and the scenic view along the sides add to the excitement of this activity.
The best months for skiing along the slopes of the Himalayas in Leh Ladakh are between the months of December to March. If you find regular skiing a bit boring (which you will never!), then you can go heli-skiing in Zanskar. Your experience of skiing will be elevated to the next level.
7. River Rafting in Leh Ladakh
If you sit to jot down the most challenging adventurous activity, then river rafting will certainly top the list. In the city of mountains, you will go river rafting, doesn't it sound strange? Well, we will brief you about it.
The most popular trail for river rafting in Leh Ladakh is from Phey to Nimmo. Tourists of all ages are allowed to do river rafting, but children and geriatric groups should be compulsory accompanied by a guardian.
There are different difficulty levels of River Rafting, and you can choose your trail as well as your ride, based on your choices. River rafting is certainly a must-have experience activity in Leh Ladakh if you think you are an adventure hunter.
8. Shopping in Local Outlets
Shopping is undoubtedly the chief attraction for female tourists in any place. And, to satisfy their thirst for shopping, we have hunted for the best place for shopping. The Local Market in Leh Ladakh is the best destination for shopping. You will get local goods at the most unexpected price.
Tourists can buy souvenirs or handcrafts from the local shops, for the purpose of gifting or home decor. You can also buy prayer wheels, Buddhist relics, and metal diyas from these shops. The Pashmina Shawl in Leh Ladakh is highly appreciated across the globe. Visit these small local outlets, and you will be amazed by the plethora of colorful items beautifully arranged on shelves.
9. Discover its Broad Spectrum of Flora and Fauna
Leh Ladakh is home to different and unique varieties of flora and fauna. Mother Nature has blessed the area with an abundance of animals, birds, and trees. The Hemis National Park, situated at an altitude of 6,000 meters above sea level is the best place to witness a diversified ecosystem. From the rarest of the rare animals, like snow leopards to unique trees, like alpine trees, you will be amazed to see the breathtaking flora and fauna.
10. Good Food is Good Life
It is time for your tongue to enjoy a delightful treat in Leh Ladakh. Engross yourselves in the local dishes, and we assure you, you will be busy licking your fingers after you finish the dish. They follow the multi-cuisine experience, to give you an enhanced dining experience.
The best dishes that you should taste at least once if you are going for a Leh Ladakh trip, are Thukpa, Tsampa, and other noodles. Sitting at the top of a snow-covered hill, with a bowl of hot noodles, looks like a picture-perfect evening, right?
Leh Ladakh is such a trip that cannot be summoned in words. The beautiful scenery, warm behavior of local people, and good food are all pieces of a puzzle that join to form a wide smile on the face of the tourists. You say mountains are calling you, we heard it as Leh Ladakh is calling you.
We, at Himalayan Trekkers, are always your best companion on your journey to Leh Ladakh. Our compassionate nature when imbibed with our years of experience, reaps the fruit of perfection. We organize trips to Leh Ladakhat regular intervals, and we promise to offer you the trips at unbelievable discounts. So, when are you going to book your tickets?