CORALIE’S TRIP TO KASHMIR, EXPLORING LEH AND LADAKH

Route

Srinagar,Jammu & Kashmir
Kargil,Jammu & Kashmir
Leh,Jammu & Kashmir
Pangong,Jammu & Kashmir
Nubra Valley,Jammu & Kashmir
Leh,Jammu & Kashmir

Tour description

On her second trip to India Coralie wanted to experience stunning landscapes so we recommended her into exploring Leh and Ladakh. This region is known for its rugged landscape, bright blue skies, snow capped mountains, colorful prayer flags and charming villages dotted with stupas and brick houses. Coralie wanted to explore the raw natural beauty of this region. In the ten days she had to explore she visited Srinagar, Leh, Pangong, and Nubra valley. If she had more time could have also explored a few treks or visited Tso Moriri, and the quaint town of Lamayuru.

When to go
The roads to Leh for both routes are open only from Mid- May till end of September. If you plan on traveling to Leh and Ladakh we recommend you plan our trip in advance as it is only accessible for a very short window of time every year. There are two routes to get to Leh by road, one from Manali in Himachal Pradesh and one Srinagar in Kashmir. Normally we recommend taking the route from Manali as Kashmir is a volatile region because of it’s proximity to the border and various other political factors.

When Coralie traveled to Srinagar it was safe to travel via the Srinagar route, however now we always advise caution and recommend checking with us or other reliable sources before starting your trip.

How to go
This road trip is definitely not for the faint-hearted. There will be altitude sickness and really bumpy roads. But the journey from Manali or Srinagar is one of the most exhilarating drives you can experience. For some one who prefers a little less adventure there are direct flights from Delhi. There are one stop flights from Mumbai and Delhi respectively. Flying into Leh is the most comfortable and the fast way of getting there. If you do catch a flight, remember to rest on your first day to acclimatize to the altitude.

Ideal for

  • Culture & History
  • Nature
  • Spirituality

Best time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Approximate price

Backpacker

USD 760

Budget

USD 875

Comfort

USD 1000

Luxury

USD 1150

The above are approximate rates and would depend on the number of travelers. In addition a * 5% Government Service Tax is applicable on your trip billing.

CORALIE’S TRIP TO KASHMIR, EXPLORING LEH AND LADAKH

Day 1-2    Srinagar
Stay at Butts Clermont Houseboat, Srinagar

Srinagar is the capital and largest city of Kashmir, It is known for it's beautiful lakes, stunning natural beauty, and delicious cuisine.

Day 3-3    Kargil
Stay at Booked by Guest

Kargil is Just a stopover town on the way from Srinagar to Leh. You can find a few cheap guesthouses here. Do not expect high end or boutique accomodation

Day 4-5    Leh
Stay at Ladakh Sarai, Leh

Leh is the largest city in Ladakh and often used as a base to explore the region. Visit Leh castle for views of the city, or idle your time in one of the many cafes.

Day 6-6    Pangong
Stay at Booked by Guest

Pangong Lake is landlocked lake in the Himalayas. It is extremely picturesque. Do remember that you need to get special permits from Leh to venture out till here and Nubra valley

Day 7-9    Nubra Valley
Stay at Booked by Guest

Nubra Valley is its sand dunes and interesting terrain.You need to cross the highest motorable pass in the world Khardung - La to get to Nubra. You can visit various small towns of Turtuk, Diskit and Sumer during your time in Nubra

Day 10-11    Leh
Stay at Ladakh Sarai, Leh

Leh is the largest city in Ladakh and often used as a base to explore the region. Visit Leh castle for views of the city, or idle your time in one of the many cafes.

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