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Ladakh

Of Lamas and monasteries, butter tea and gently grunting yaks, there's much more to Ladakh than just spectacular scenery and deep blue lakes. Made famous by the odd Bollywood movie every now and then, most of Ladakh still remains largely unexplored. un[travel] Ladakh for its gompas and stupas, for walking to the turquoise Indus as it meets the muddy Zanskar and for its lovely silences that just don't need to be filled. Spend a morning in prayer with monks at Thiksey or go horse riding beside Pangong Tso and come back with equally memorable photographs.

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Things to do

Bonfire by the lake-Yes, the Pangong Tso looks beautiful throughout the day but is just as spectacular under the starlit sky. Chilly winds tend to have the night temperature drop rather drastically, and there's no better way to spend the evening than by a bonfire.

Leh Heritage Walk-A walk through the city, the heritage walk explores the corners and crevices, traces history and art across this ancient town with frequent stops to sample local flavour. Clearly the Namgyal dynasty's last holding before the Dogras took over in the 19th century, walk through the old city and old residences of ministers and artisans of the king.

Rafting-Zanskar-Essentially cut off from the rest of the world in winter (thanks largely to unreliable road access because of the weather), Zanskar is a huge must-visit if you're here in Summer. Rafting, anywhere in the world, is a super adrenaline-charged activity that nobody can get enough of. Rafting on the mighty Zanskar, however, takes this to a whole new level.

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  • Forget all the azure shade pictures of Ladakh that keeps popping up across various sites and your social media feed. Welcome to the extreme offbeat season of Ladakh. It's officially winter time and Ladakh is put to sleep with a blanket of white. There's a quiet on the road, the lakes have frozen and are still, the brown slopes of the surrounding mountains are hardly visible and the tourists have vanished.

    7 Days | INR 29,900 per person
  • Ghosts of the mountain' they are called. Elusive but ferocious, they rule the higher reaches of the Himalayas. This trip offers an excellent chance of spotting snow leopards in their natural habitat. The stark mountains of Ladakh towards the North West of India are its most famous hunting grounds. With less than 2 people per square kilometre, Ladakh is truly remote and very sparsely populated.

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  • Luxury of time has become a rare component with the increasing workload these days. Well, that doesn't mean you give up on your Ladakh dream. Sweeping valleys, barren mountains, blue lakes and age old monasteries; Ladakh is a traveller's dream destination.

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  • Ladakh is a storehouse of some astonishing valleys. Each valley is rich with unparalleled views, peculiar villages and some fabled monasteries. To be actually able to soak in the best of these valleys one needs a couple of days in addition to a week.

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  • Getting into Ladakh wasn't easy; mighty snowed-in passes, unforgiving rivers, landslides and long distances made it difficult to foray into the valleys. It has become a lot simpler since the opening up of the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport for civilian aircrafts. But the feeling of making your way into Ladakh through its treacherous yet rewarding roads is unparalleled.

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  • Snowed-in passes, unforgiving rivers, landslides and long distances have alwys made it difficult to foray into the valleys of Ladakh. It has become a lot simpler since the opening up of the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport for civilian aircrafts. But the feeling of making your way into Ladakh through its treacherous yet rewarding roads is unparalleled.

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People who've travelled with us

untravel testimonial Ishan Mehta

Ishan Mehta

un[travelled] to Ladakh

leftimgVery good. Even with few fumbles it was very good and would consider untravel for future trips.rightimg

untravel testimonial Ankon Mukherjee

Ankon Mukherjee

un[travelled] to Ladakh

leftimguntravel made our Journey to Ladakh really memorable. Atul took care of the entire itinerary & made all the possible changes as requested. untravel gave us support throughout the trip. They took care of small details and constantly kept in touch for any unavoidable circumstances & bad weather conditions. Our driver & guide, Ali, was really super & guided us throughout the trip with enthusiasm & lot of zeal. We look forward to travel again with untravel in our near future. Best of luck to the untravel Team! Keep up the good work.rightimg

untravel testimonial Venkatesan Thiagarajan

Venkatesan Thiagarajan

un[travelled] to Ladakh

leftimgWe truly had an experience of a lifetime and I would love to go back again. In all honesty, I'm still not over the exhilaration of the past couple of weeks and it's getting quite difficult coping back to my routine. Big shout out to untravel's entire team for giving us the attention consistently before, during and after the trip. We knew we were in good hands when your team, especially Atul would personally get in touch to ensure the trip was going well and would address any issues in no time.We are glad you have a great team in Leh as well without whom the travel experience would have been left incomplete. Believe me when I say, we all have been recommending un[travel] with a special mention of your team in Leh including Nurboo and Punchuk and even the hotel where we stayed. I'm intending on publishing a Travel blog and would like to make a mention of your team. In addition, I would be happy to share any footage I have on your social media. I'm taking some time to arrange them but it should be ready within a week. I shall get in touch with you in the coming days to get some idea on how would you like me to share this on digital media.Thank you un[travel]!rightimg

untravel testimonial Mehul

Mehul

un[travelled] to Ladakh

leftimgLadakh was indeed a beautiful experience, which I believe has to be cherished time and over again. Considering the terrain and the adverse weather conditions untravel executed my plan well in terms of logistic support and accommodation. The local support, Nurboo in particular, was quick in his turnaround time and was very helpful. Keep up the good work and all the best.rightimg

Best time to visit June to September

Between late June and mid September, high snow-bound passes remain open and temperatures are pleasant enough for a couple of hours without a sweater.

Expect regular snowfall intervals by the end of October right through to March.Winters, however, are harsh with most places inaccessible thanks to abundant snow.

How to reach

Air

  • Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) is the nearest airport located at Leh. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is well connected to Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and several other cities in India. From the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport, you can take a cab to reach your destination. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is one of the highest airports located at an elevation 3256 m.

Rail

  • The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi .which is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. You can take a cab or JKSRTC bus to reach Ladakh from Jammu Tawi.

Road

  • Ladakh is located 434 km from Srinagar. You can take a cab or bus to reach Ladakh. You can also go for a bike trip to Leh and Ladakh from Srinagar, Manali or Chandigarh. During winter seasons highways connecting Ladakh are shut due to heavy snowfalls.

Blogs

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