Welcome to Leh
Few places in India are at once so traveller-friendly and yet so enchanting and hassle-free as mountain-framed Leh. Dotted with stupas and crumbling mudbrick houses, the Old Town is dominated by a dagger of steep rocky ridge topped by an imposing Tibetan-style palace and fort. Beneath, the bustling bazaar area is draped in a thick veneer of tour agencies, souvenir shops and tandoori-pizza restaurants, but a web of... Read More
Top experiences in Leh
6-Night Private Himachal Pradesh Tour from New Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi to Shimla (D)After a pickup from the airport or railway station your driver will begin the journey to Shimla, a hill station and capital of Himachal Pradesh. Check in to the hotel and spend the day at your leisure before dinner. Overnight: Shimla HotelDay 2 : Shimla to Kufri to Shimla (B,D)Enjoy breakfast, then head out to Kurfri, a region famous for its hiking and trekking routes. Indira park and Fun World have fun activities for visitors along with giving you a panoramic view of the valley and peaks surrounding you. Return to Shimla in the evening and stroll around mall or ridge road. Trek through the woods to Mahasu peak and get an incredible view of the Himalayas or go for a yak or pony ride. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight: Shimla HotelDay 3 :Shimla-ManaliAfter breakfast, drive to Manali, a town on the banks of River Beas, through the Kullu Valley. Upon your arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the day at your leisure until dinner. Overnight: Manali Hotel Day 4: Manali to Excursion to Rothang Pass (B,D)Begin your drive to Rohtang Pass after eating your filling breakfast. It was once an important trade route in medieval times between Leh and Himachal through Lahul and Spiti. If the road to Rohtang Pass is closed, an alternative sightseeing adventure will be provided. Return to the hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner. Overnight: Manali HotelDay 5 : Manali (B,D)Take a city tour of Manali and explore the interesting places it has to offer. Visit the 450 year old Hidimba Devi temple, a deeply revered shrine with four-tiered roof shaped like pagodas. Next, visit the Tibetan Monastery and see several Buddha statues as well as Tankha paintings. Have dinner later into the evening.Overnight: Manali HotelDay 6: Manali to Chandigarh (B,D)Enjoy a morning healthy breakfast then pay a visit to Kullu Valley. Afterwards, make the drive to Chandigarh, where you will check into your hotel and spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight: Chandigarh Day 7: Chandigarh to Delhi (B)Come the early morning, you will be transferred to the Delhi airport or railway station for your departure.
16-Day Viktorianz Royal Enfield Motorcycle Ride to Ladakh from New Delhi
Day 1 - You arrive at Delhi airport and catch a flight to Amritsar. At Amritsar airport our representative will receive you. We do a short trial ride to Wagah border and back. In the evening try local cuisine - Kulchas and Amritsar fish are famous. Day 2 –We ride north through Punjab countryside, crossing a lot of streams and into the Jammu and Kashmir. Night halt is at Patnitop - a typical Himalayan village.Day 3 –This day begins early and we ride out along a beautiful river to Jawahar tunnel. Today we cross into the world's most unique and beautiful - Kashmir valley. It is called a 'heaven on earth'. The stay in the night is on houseboats. Day 4 – This day the ride ascends to the middle Himalayas. We ride along a gushing stream and pass the marvellous meadows of Sonamarg. Ride to Zojila Pass - is an interesting and challenging one. We ride on to Dras - to see the Kargil War Memorial and then we have a smooth ride to Kargil. Day 5 – Today we step into the beautiful landscapes of higher Himalayas and ride to the places - Mulbegh, Lamayuru, Moorland, Alchi Monastery, Bazgo plains and reach Leh - the capital of Ladakh.Day 6 – This is a rest day at Leh – while we maintain bikes you could do a free wheeling - local sightseeing.Day 7– Another adventurous ride today to beautiful Nubra valley via Khardungla pass, the world's highest motor able pass - and that is going to be a landmark event in your life. Day 8– This is a relaxed day at Nubra - we ride out and see Hunder sand dunes and Diskit Monastery. Some free time to yourself in the lap of nature to unwind or take a walk around the typical Ladakhi village. Day 9– Today we ride back to Leh, the same route. Day 10 – We begin the ride early to be at Pangong Tso Lake by late afternoon - you would get the most astounding views of the blue lake - by day and night. Your stay would be in a local camp. Day 11– This is another long and tough ride from Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri Lake, yet another marvelous high altitude lake - some parts of the road will be un-metalled. We stay the nights at the camp.Day 12– We begin early today and ride on to Sarchu - there is challenge and fun in the ride today. Sarchu is windy plains and we stay at a camp. It will be cold. Day 13– This is yet again is a long but rewarding day - you will ride to Manali via the most rugged terrains so far and cross the famous Rohtang pass. You are back in civilisation. Day 14– This will be a well deserved rest day at Manali - you could do river rafting or some other adventure activities at Manali. You will begin to miss the ride and routes now. Day 15 - This morning again we begin early and ride on to Chandigarh - the traffic is busy on this road. We have a small break up party and sharing of memories at night. Day 16 - This is the day to good bye to your die mates. You take the flight or a train out to Delhi
Day 1- Arrive in Srinagar- Fly in to Srinagar in early morning flight. Drive to Srinagar City and check in to Houseboat in Nigeen Lake. Enjoy the evening around the lake. O/N SRINAGAR.Day 2- Srinagar to Nurlu-Early morning drive to Kargil via Sonamarg and Dzozi La (high pass). Enroute you can get spectacular views of Tiger and Tololing peaks, famous due to the Kargil War. Reach Kargil by evening. After tea, drive up towards Lamayuru via Mulbek., enjoy the amazing moon land, Reach Nurlu by late evening O/N NURLUDay 3- Nurlu- Post-breakfast, drive up towards old Monasteries and palaces in Nurlu O/N NURLU.Day 4- Nurlu to Leh-Post-breakfast, drive along the River Indus to enjoy the amazing landscape. Visit Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Saheb Gurudwara and the confluence of Rivers Indus and Zansker. Reach Leh by evening. O/N LEH.Day 5- In an around Leh-Leave after Breakfast. Visit Shey Palace - the ancient capital of Ladakh, and the famed monasteries of Thiksey and Hemis. Evening free in Leh. O/N LEH.Day 6- Leh to Pangong (Lake)-An early start to visit Pangong Lake, at a distance of approx. 155 kms. This beautiful turquoise colored lake has its 1/3 portion in the Indian territory and rest in Tibet (China). Reaching Pangong Tso, involves crossing of Chang-La pass (3rd Hightest Motorable Road in the World at 17,350 feet). O/N PANGONG TSO.Day-7 Pangong Tso to Leh-Start after Breakfast. Return to Leh by late evening. O/N LEH.Day-8 Leh to Nubra Valley-Drive to Nubra Valley, the northern tip of Ladakh, crossing Khardhung La at 18,380 feet (Considered World’s Highest Motorable Road). Enjoy the panoramic view of Zanskar and Ladakh ranges and the Karakoram further north. Drive down towards Shyok River. O/N NUBRA VALLEY.Day 9- Nubra Valley to Leh-Post breakfast, visit Diskit monastery (optional Camel Safari) and drive back to Leh. Enroute Visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. O/N LEH.Day 10- Airport Drop in Leh-Early morning transfer to Leh airport. For onward flight to your destination.Accommodation at:-Srinagar- Mascot HouseboatNurlu:- The Apricot Tree HotelLeh:- DragonPangong-MarTseMik Campsite Nubra- campsite / Guest HouseBreakfast and Dinner Include
6-Day Himalayan Ladakh Tour: Buddhist Monasteries Lakes and Yaks from Leh
Day1: [B,L,D]On the first day of the tour, it is important for you to rest for a few hours at the hotel to acclimate and get ready for the following 6 days. Breakfast and lunch will be taken at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Shanti Stupa for a breathtaking view of the setting sun. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.Day 2: [B,L,D] After breakfast you will go on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of Leh and the areas around it. Visit the Magnetic Hill that defies the laws of gravity. Marvel at the confluence of the mighty rivers Zanskar and Indus. See the 15th-century Gompa that houses rare and exquisitecollection of thankas, masks and antique arms. Return to your hotel to rest and enjoy lunch. Around 3pm visit the Leh Palace built in the 17th century by the royal Namgail family that ruled Ladhak. This palace is nine stories high and overlooks the main bazaar of Leh. The palace has a rich collection of jewelery, ceremonial dresses, artifacts and armory. In the evening enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaars of Leh. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.Day 3: [B,L,D]After an early breakfast you will leave for the Nubra Valley (approx. 4 hours). You will drive along the Khardongla Highway at 18,380 feet above sea level as the highest highway in the world. On a clear day you will be able to see the Karakoram mountain range with its majestic snow-capped peaks and down below the Indus River coursing its way to the Indian plains. Dinner and overnight stay in your AC tented accommodation.Day 4: [B,L,D]After breakfast you will visit the lovely Disket Monastery situated on a hill top. From here drive through to the other side of the Nubra Valley passing small villages that form part of the famous Silk Route through which much trade took place in the ancient times. Check in to your hotel at Leh for dinner and overnight stay.Day 5: [B,L,D]After breakfast leave for Pangong Lake located 296 km from Leh and cross the Changla Pass situated 17500 feet above the sea level. After a five hour drive you will reach the lake. This pristine and calm lake is 125 km long and is shared by both India and China. You will find that the scenery is unforgettable. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 6: [B,L,D]On the last day of your tour, after breakfast, visit Gurudwara Patthar Saheb. It is here that Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism meditated. You will also visit the Ladhak Hall of Fame Museum that houses memorabilia, images of flora and fauna of the Himalayas, the dresses and several other things depicting the history and culture of the region. After dinner we will drop you off at your hotel.
12-Day Mountain Bike Tour from Manali to Leh
Your mountain-biking expedition starts in Manali, from where you'll set off on a provided mountain bike to conquer five high-mountain passes, including the highest, Tanglang La, at 17,390 feet (5,300 meters). The road is about 80% paved and 20% unpaved, providing a good level of fitness and challenges. Highlights of the trip include visiting remote Tibetan monasteries, camping at a high-altitude desert lake under a blanket of stars, bathing in natural hot springs, and cycling on the highest roads in the world, past ancient Himalayan glaciers and snowy peaks. All meals are included, and there will be a back support vehicle with you at all times for when feel too tired to ride and need to catch your breath. Please note, this is a one-way tour, ending in Leh in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Day 1 and 12 provide time for you to explore the towns of Manali and Leh; you'll spend the other 10 days cycling. Day 1: Explore ManaliDay 2: Manali to MarhiDay 3: Marhi to TandiDay 4: Tandi to Jispa Day 5: Jispa to PatseoDay 6: Patseo to SarchuDay 7: Sarchu to Whisky NalahDay 8: Whiskey Nalah to Tsokar Lake Day 9: Tsokar Lake to LatoDay 10: Lato to ThikseDay 11: Thikse to LehDay 12: Explore Leh
Trekking in Ladakh
Think of the Himalayas and you'll inevitably think of Mount Everest. But there's so much more to see in this picturesque region than just the mother of all mountains. Across the mountain ranges in India, there's a whole different world waiting to be explored under your hiking boots. Hike among tiny villages, walk through remote valleys and marvel at isolated Buddhist monasteries high up in the cliffs. Even though you haven't left India, trekking through this unique tapestry of colours and cultures will make you feel that you've been transported to another world.