How Much Does A Trip To Ladakh Cost
Before this article discusses the Ladakh trip cost, let us know where Ladakh is and why it should be a part of your travel bucket list.
To make it short and simple, Ladakh is situated in the northern part of India. It boasts of having numerous natural sights and treasures such as pristine lakes and rivers, relaxing climate, diverse wildlife as well as breathtaking, high mountains tops covered with snow. For natural-seeking adventurers and travelers, Ladakh is definitely worth a visit. But how much does a trip to Ladakh cost?
Typically, the answer depends on the duration of your stay, transportation expenses, accommodation costs and many others. But if you want to deviate from preparing so many things before the trip, then you can spend for a Ladakh vacation package price, which is usually based on the number of days of your stay. Thomas Cook.in has listed several vacation packages, ranging from 14,937 to 65,999 Rupees (around US $225 to $990).
Let us say that you are going to stay in Ladakh for six nights and seven days, you will be spending a cost that may range from 27,297 to 27,862 Rupees (about $410 to $418) for one person as provided by Thomas Cook.in. This Ladakh vacation package price constitutes the following factors:
– representative assistance on arrival and departure of the guest
– six nights stay at the chosen hotel
– breakfast and dinner
– transfer tickets to hotels
– tour expenses
If you decide to pay for the 7-day and 6-night Ladakh trip cost, then here are the places that are included in your itinerary. Remember, this is your vacation, so take time to enjoy everything in the company of nature.
Day 1 – Depart from New Delhi to Leh
Upon your arrival in the town of Leh in the morning, you will be welcomed and assisted by the representatives of your chosen hotel. Then, you will be taken to your accommodation where you can relax and pamper yourself until four in the afternoon. As the sun sets, you can take a stroll or shop at Samker&Leh Bazaar.
You can also try to explore the Samker Gompa, which is a little farther up or three kilometers away from the town of Leh. This place is open to tourists and other visitors only in the morning and evening.
After touring Samker, go and see the Leh Temple. Once you are done at the temple, you can walk back to your hotel through the same route. Then, you’ll have your dinner at the hotel that has been indicated in your itinerary.
Day 2 – Touring Leh by Day
After eating your breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a jam-packed adventure, which is part of your Ladakh vacation package price. You will be having a day trip that lets you explore the Confluence Point in Sangam, the famous construction of Gurudwara Pather Saab, Hall of Fame and the majestic Magnetic Hill. As the tour concludes, you will go back to Leh to eat your dinner, then finally end the day at your hotel.
Day 3 – Sailing Going to Pangong Lake
As part of your Ladakh trip cost, you have to get up before the sun rises since you need to leave Leh at five in the morning for your Pangong Lake explorations. Before reaching the lake, you have to get through the 5,486-meter Changla Pass. As you pass through Changla, you will be able to have a feast at looking at the one-of-a-kind panoramic scenes of the villages located under the pass.
Then, you will arrive in Durbuk where you will be taken to the Pangong Lake’s western shore. While you are there, you can either eat dinner and stay at a hotel or set up a tent and spend the night near the lake.
Day 4 – Traveling From Pangong Lake Back to the Town of Leh
As you wake up in the morning, the beautiful landscape in the lake’s backdrop will surely make your day. Take time to enjoy the breathtaking view.
As a short reference, the Lake of Pangong is blue and a little salty. It stretches about five kilometers wide and more than 114 kilometers long. Furthermore, 50 percent of its the lakes water runs on the other side, reaching the border of Indo-China.
In the afternoon, you have to leave the lake’s shore, going back to the town of Leh the same way you have reached Pangong. Once you are in Leh, you can already have your dinner and end the night at your chosen hotel.
Day 5 – Leaving Leh to Visit the Nubra Valley
Never start a day with an empty stomach. So, make sure to eat your free breakfast first because, technically speaking, that is a part of your Ladakh vacation package price, which you have initially paid for.
After eating your breakfast provided by the hotel, you have to leave the town in the morning to head to Nubra Valley. In order to get there, you have to pass through the village of Horzey & Gangles. Once you have passed the village, the road goes farther up to the 5,602-meter Khardongla, which is known as the highest road for motorists in the world. As you reach the top, you get to see an awesome bird’s-eye view of Leh.
Since it is a long ride, you have to make a stop at the village of Khardongla so that you can eat your lunch. After eating the afternoon meal, you have to take another 35-kilometer ride going to Shyok Village’s Khalsar. And when you reach the Khalsar Bridge, you are going to enter the majestic Nubra Valley.
Later in the afternoon, sail along the river of Nubra so that you can get to Kyegar or Tegar where you can eat your dinner and spend the night in tents at either Lhari-Mo North Camp or at the campsite in Tirith as part of your Ladakh trip cost.
Day 6 – Leaving Nubra Valley and Going Back to Leh
Your morning will be greeted by the beautiful sunrise at the valley. You have to eat your breakfast at the campsite first before leaving the place for Leh. You will pass the same route as you head back to the town, making a short stop again at the Khardongla Village to eat your lunch.
As you arrive in the town, you’ll have to check in again at the hotel for the last time. Apparently, you will be in town in the morning hence, you have the whole afternoon to do whatever you want for fun and leisure. Then, you head back to the hotel in the evening to eat your dinner and cap the night off.
Day 7 – Saying Goodbye to Leh for New Delhi
In the morning, have your breakfast, then check out at the hotel. A representative at the hotel will take you to the airport where you board the plane back to New Delhi.
That concludes your 7-day and 6-night Ladakh trip. If you want to more activities, then select the vacation package that offers more days, nights, sightseeing activities and adventures.
Here are some things that you need to remember:
– always have additional money that you can use to buy food, spend for your laundry and other important items
– be punctual so that you won’t be left behind
– keep important documents in one place