Ladakh is the best state in India to experience trans Himalayan treks and lifestyle. The extreme weather conditions during summers and winters are partly why the place is one of a kind. The winters are freezing cold where temperatures drop to -40 degrees. However, the place is ethnically, historically, culturally rich, and diverse due to its prime location. The place has been a crucial point during the ancient era when a lot of Tibetan communities and Indo Aryan tribes migrated from central Asia.
There are several tours that take you through a journey across Ladakh. It being such an extreme location, the tour packages attempt to capture the essence of this place through popular tourist attractions. Since it is 14,000 ft above sea level, make sure you get acclimatized before you explore the rest of the state. Ladakh consists of isolated Valleys in the deeper Himalayas, hence it is better to explore the inhabited land.
Here are some standard tour packages of Leh Ladakh and things they include:
Leh Ladakh Tour With Pangong Lake
This is a 5 Day, 4 Night package where it costs Rs. 12,950 per person. This standard package includes a guide, meals, and transport. The tour includes all the standard tourist spots like Khardungla Pass, Changla Pass, Pangong Lake, and local shopping. Engage with the locals during your stay and try out their local dish of Thukpa. The package also includes Leh sightseeing, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Leh market, Magnetic Hill, Sham Valley, get lost in Zanskar Valley, and count the colors of the gushing Indus river.
Ladakh Adventure Tour
This is a 7 Days, 6 Nights package and the per-person costs are Rs 21,950. The inclusions are a standard guide, meal, transport. The itinerary involves all the famous sightseeing places like; Indus River, Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame, Kargil Regions, Spituk Gompa, experience a walk over the frozen Zanskar River (a section of Chadar Trek), followed by Chilling, Ulley. The adventure begins at Khardungla, Changla Pass, a visit to Thiksey, Stok, and Shey villages, etc.
Leh Ladakh Camping Tour
It is a 7 Day/ 6 Nights tour that includes camping in the trans-Himalayan valleys. The per-person cost is Rs. 19,500 and has standard inclusions. The highest point achieved in this tour is 18,000 ft at Khardungla which is the highest motorable point. The itinerary takes you through sightseeing in Leh, outskirts of Leh city, Sham Valley, a drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla, and a camp stay at the Nubra Valley. This was followed by a visit to Pangong lake and its surroundings and lastly a stroll in Stok Village. Experience the authentic Ladakhi culture, hospitality, cuisine, rivers, and landscapes.
Leh Ladakh on Bike
This is a 6 Days/ 5 Nights Leh Ladakh on a bike adventure in the Himalayas where per-person rates are Rs. 27,000.get your adrenaline pumped at some of the highest motorable passes in the Himalayas. The terrain and landscape in Ladakh offer you a perfect option to bike throughout your thrilling journey. Take your wheels to the highest motorable point of Khardungla Pass, Changla Pass, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Lake. A biking experience through this extreme desert-like terrain really is a game-changer.
Leh Ladakh Sightseeing
This is a 6 Day/ 5 Night adventure and the cost per person is Rs. 17,745. Explore the high altitude city of Leh and its surroundings, drive on the highest motorable road of Khardungla, visit and camp at Nubra valley and witness the wonders of nature in the Himalayas. Visit villages like Diksit, Hunder, Shyok, and majestic monasteries.
The tour packages vary with every possible combination. You get to choose from hundreds of tour packages offered by several travel companies. Choose your best suitable package and get going. If you choose to backpack around Ladakh, customize your trip with the guidance of an expert and explore Ladakh your own way and at your own pace. The plus point of traveling solo is that there is no specific schedule for the day, and the day decides where to take you. At times locals helping you explore the region are better than some guides at explaining the region’s history, culture, language, and cuisine. If you are new to the state and have knowledge about Ladakh close to none, it would be better if you opt for tour packages and travel. There is no wrong way to experience beauty like Ladakh. You will see the things as the place instigates your feelings towards it. Truly a life-altering experience waiting for you and your friends to be explored and forever treasured in your minds.