Cheap Budget Hotels or Accommodation in Leh – Ladakh

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In this first article of the series – Preferred Hotels or Accommodation options in Leh – Ladakh, I am enlisting down some of the preferred places to stay in Leh – Ladakh which are cheap and very economic. If you are looking for a decent, clean and comfortable but cheap or very economic options of stay in Leh – Ladakh then you can refer the list of below guest houses or hotels compiled after reading various resources/reviews of many people over Internet mainly reading IndiaMike and BCMT forums (of course, I cannot stay in all of them :lol:).

Most of these places are ideal to stay even for long time, say months and people indeed have stayed for months in many of them. However, if you are looking for an exceptional in-room service, finest linen, satellite TVs, Internet facilities etc. in a hotel and that too for a price range of Rs 200 – 500 then you must be kidding me, am I right ;)… Well, you may find one or two such services too in the below guest houses but no certainty.

UPDATE from 9th July 2014Please note that this article is from 2012 and you need to factor in the rates by 10-12% increment every year done by Leh – Ladakh Hotels and Guest Houses. Some prices you will see inline as those hotels, guest houses might have been updated in later years in the list.

You can check the location of these guest houses which are near by each other at the wikimapia link here.

Cheap Budget Hotels or Accommodation options in Leh, Ladakh
  • Atisha Guesthouse
    Highly Recommended by many, very clean, spacious, hot water till 2 PM. Rooms at 2nd floor are spacious while first floor rooms are small and dark but cheaper. Most rooms with attached bath.
    • Price Range: Rs 200 – 250 for single bedroom, Rs 400 – 600 for double bedroom w/w/o attached baths
    • Contact: Sh. Tsering Dawa – 09906992187
    • Location: Farka, Leh / Malpak, Leh / in a small lane near Fort Road
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Greenland Hotel
    Recommended – Lovely garden, clean place, tasty food, filtered water to refill, hot water heated through solar between 10 and 5 in evening (or else heated separately in a bucket). Traditional Ladakhi compost toilet. Both Main Market and Changspa road are very near to it.
    • Price Range: Rs. 200 for single and Rs. 350 – 500 for a double bed room
    • Contact: 01982–253156
    • Location: Changspa Road, Leh / Right Across Asia Guesthouse
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Hotel Padmaling
    Very much Recommended in this price range. Nice, large clean rooms with large clean attached bathrooms. Hot water available in morning. Good parking space. have attached bathrooms but without TV.
    • Price Range: Rs 200 – 400 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Smt Tsering Angmo – 01982-252933
    • Location: Karzoo, Leh / Near Changspa Road, Leh
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Ashoka Guest house
    Very much Recommended. Clean, good stay, well maintained, a bit inside and no food only tea is available. Close to Leh main market. Hot water is available.
    • Price Range: Rs 500 – 700 for a double bedroom, Rs 300 – 500 for a single room
    • Contact: +91-1982–252725 / +91-9622976331
    • Location: Tukcha Road, Leh / Off Fort Road
    • Category: Economic / Moderate / Home Stay

  • Julay Guesthouse
    Nice, clean and good accommodation with little garden.
    • Price Range: Rs 200 – 250 for single bedroom, Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Sh. G.M. Sheikh – 01982–251163
    • Location: Farka, Leh / Malpak, Leh / in a small lane near Fort Road
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Seven Seas Guesthouse
    Nice, clean and good accommodation with big, nice garden.
    • Price Range: Rs 350 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: 01982–252830
    • Location: Farka, Leh / Malpak Zangsti / in a small lane near Fort Road
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Irfan Guest House
    Very nice, decent and clean. Good place to stay at this price range.
    • Price Range: Rs 200 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: ??????
    • Location: Farka, Leh / Malpak Leh / Off Fort Road
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Dolma Guest House
    Fine, clean small rooms and good garden BUT bucket shower.
    • Price Range: Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Smt. Tsewang Dolma – 01982-253311
    • Location: Malpak / Off Fort Road, Leh / Next to Bimla Guest House
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Malpak Guest House
    Decent, Clean and OK to stay.
    • Price Range: Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom, Rs 200 – 250 for single bedroom
    • Contact: Sh. Sonam Norbu – 01982-253426
    • Location: Malpak, Leh
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Hotel Bimla
    Hot water, decent and OK to stay BUT NOT better in comparison to other nearby Guest Houses in similar price range.
    • Price Range: Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Sh. Nathania Batapa – 01982-252754
    • Location: Farka, Leh / Off Fort Road / On the alley just across from Hotel Tso Kar
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Indus Guest House, Ti-Sei Guest House, Dhelex Guest House
    All these are hotels are near by each other and offer similar range of prices. Quite cheap but you should check them before check-in especially Indus Guest House as it do not have much positive reviews about cleanliness. So, keep it a last resort.
    • Price Range: Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Sh. Sonam – 01982-252502 (Indus), Smt. Tsewang – 01982-252404 (Ti-Sei)
    • Location: Farka, Leh / Malpak, Leh / Off Fort Road
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Khan Manzil Guest House
    Nice and decent stay with view of Leh Palace. Both Main Market and Changspa road are very near to it. Rooms at right side of staircase are much smaller and gets too hot in daytime, so choose rooms to the right as you get off the staircase.
    • Price Range: Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Sh. Mohd Deen Khan – 01982-252681
    • Location: Zangsti Road, Leh / Opposite Leh Palace
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Semnet Guest House
    Home stay type, good place to stay. There are two rooms with attached bath and two more with shared bath. Room Rates in the range of 100-300. No parking, so it should be done on main road.
    • Price Range: Rs 200 – 400 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Mr. Dorje – ??????
    • Location: Old Leh Road, Leh / Shenam, Leh
    • Category: Cheap / Economic / Home Stay

  • Hotel Khayul
    Good parking space, decent rooms with running hot and cold water.
    • Price Range: Rs 200 – 400 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Mr. Basheer Ahmed – 01982-252321
    • Location: Old Leh Road, Leh / Chulung, Leh
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Galwan Guest House
    Very nice and clean. Good food, hot water available and lot of greenery around.
    • Price Range: Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: ??????
    • Location: Shanti Stupa Road, Leh
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Palace View Guest House
    Comfortable beds, small garden, 24 hrs hot and cold water but in buckets. Parking space available for night only. Read review here.
    • Price Range: Rs 250 – 400 for double bedroom
    • Contact: 01982 – 252959
    • Location: Near Polo Ground, Leh
    • Category: Cheap / Economic

  • Dreamland Guest House
    Very basic but VFM.
    • Price Range: Rs 300 – 500 for double bedroom
    • Contact: Smt. Jamila Didi – 01982-252089
    • Location:Fort road, Leh
    • Category: Cheap / Economic
Conclusion

I hope you find the above list of cheap or economic hotels or accommodation options useful for your upcoming Leh – Ladakh trip. If you happen to know any updated contact numbers or missing contact numbers of these hotels or any other nice, cheap option of stay in or around Leh town, kindly leave a comment as it will be helpful to others as well. If you have ever stayed at any of these hotels, please share your experience with us too. In the end, again these hotels or guest houses are not for people who are looking for luxury and ultra comfort and in case may be not even suitable for family as well. However, for bachelors or backpackers or others who want cheap/economic options of stay for longer duration in around Leh Ladakh, these hotels may be worth to look out :)

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359 Comments

  1. Hi Dheeraj, Is it a good idea to visit Leh in December? We have not seen snow and we would love to be anywhere where we can experience it. We are planning a trip to Leh sometime in the end of December for about 8-9 days. Will all these small hotels be open during this time? Will the roads be open to go to Pangong and Nubra valley? Appreciate any helpful tip! Thanks!

    • Aparna, in December Leh is quite harsh and unforgiving if you are not used to such cold conditions plus the high altitude makes it more difficult. You should make a trip towards Munsiyari or Kinnaur Valley if you are fine with decent cold and with number of days you have in hand. Also, check out the series of articles on places to see snowfall near delhi starting from the link: Snowfall Near Delhi | 7 Places to Visit in Himachal

  2. Hi dhiraj,
    Just surfing on net and seen ur blogs. No doubt they are quite informative. Well I am going to let on 9th Dec. 14 and will be back on 13th. I have only booked flight yet and nothing else. Seeking info. On budget hotels, cabs and places of interest. Thanks…

    • Vikas, most of the hotels will be closed. For the leh – ladakh taxi union rate list 2014 – 15 including the contacts of some reliable taxi drivers within Leh – Ladakh, check the link here. You can get about 10-12% of discount by directly getting in touch with drivers and of course, talking in person rather on phone always help in bargaining more.

      You should get in touch with some of the drivers listed in the link suggested in the comment above and ask him to get hold of some places to stay. 5 days in Ladakh is too less a time to explore anything but what you can do is first 2 days of acclimatization, then two day trip to Nubra Valley and finally a day trip to Pangong Tso if you see weather is good.

  3. Hi,

    Congrats on your super informative site on Leh.
    I’m flying into Leh on 18th Sept morning from Mumbai and return on 23rd morning. Not booked anything else other than the air tickets. Would really like to hook up with some other group or solo travellers for company and to share costs … any suggestions how I can go about this ?

    Was hoping to watch the festival that was to start on the 20th which I believe has been cancelled :(

    The purpose of this trip was photography and I’m quite flexible about locations / co-travellers / budget etc.

    If someone else reading this is also going during the same period you could call me on 0=9.8’2;1,5/6*6-5^2+9

    Thanks in advance :)

  4. LoneTraveller on

    Hey Dheeraj…hope you are doing fine. i am taking a sabatical and would like to stay in the Leh ladakh region for a period of 2 months from november to december. What would you recommend? how do i need to plan my stay.
    Thanks,
    LoneTraveller

    • There is no need to plan for such a long travel Mundra, best is to reach there and take it from there. Monasteries offer basic accommodation and food too, if you are on budget you can opt a stay with them too.

  5. Hi Dheeraj … Very Informative Blog !!!
    Can u please let me no how best we can plan for 7days(i.e Oct 1st to 7th).Oct 1st we are landing in Srinagar and oct 7th we are flying back….I heard it takes 2 days to reach from srinagar to leh.Is it so ?
    Pl let me no how to utilize these 7 days …..
    Advance Thanks :)

    • Yes, Sunil in case you are flying back from Srinagar only, I will not advice at all to make such a journey and rather focus more on Kashmir than anything else.

  6. Hi Dheeraj, Having covered almost all the comments and your posts of August, i really wanted to enquire the kind of weather we would be expecting in September. We are a group of 4, reaching Leh on 7th September early morning and leaving for Delhi from Srinagar on 14th evening.

    • Ria, September in general is a very very good time to Travel Ladakh with magical colors around the valley. Just carry woolens with you and dress up in layers, you should do all good.

  7. Hi Dheeraj,
    First of all thanks for the wonderful tipss…
    I along with my 3 other friends are visitn gLeh on 14th Spetember..
    We would like to stay on the low cost hotels only as our budget is very low.. Do we have to book the low cost hotels in advance or could it be availed on the day of arrival?

  8. Hi Dheeraj,
    Me and my wife will be landing at srinagar on 25th aug. and coming to leh on 26th Aug. will be here till 30th aug. I wanted to know the best possible places that can be visited in 5 days time. Also wanted to know the route to reach these places and accommodation there, do consider that on 29th aug its her birthday, want to know the best place to celebrate it there.
    it would be Gr8 if you could help me out on the same.
    Regards Vinay parker

    • Hello Vinay,

      You have 5 days in hand which can be utilized as below:

      Day 1 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Acclimatization
      — To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 2 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
      — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
      — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
      — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari

      Day 3 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
      — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 4 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
      — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)

      Day 5 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
      — Overnight at Leh

  9. Khushbu Mor on

    Kindly include the details of the below Driver

    Manzoor Ahmed.
    +91-9419179387/9797455547
    JunaidGuestHouse@gmail.com

    I have hired this person both the time, I have been to Leh. This person owns a guest house and also drives his own cab. He accompanied us for the site seeing, in and around Leh.
    This person is very honest and his family too, who runs the guest. He provides all kind of comfort and freedom to the tourist. I’ve seen foreigners cooking there own food in the guest house kitchen, as they are not comfortable with Indian Spices.
    The rates are reasonable and best.

  10. Hi Dheeraj,
    As I mentioned in my previous post that I want to go to Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Tso Moriri and you suggested that it is possible to cover all three places but the Itinerary that you have mentioned does not include Tso Moriri lake. Can you please check again.

    • Aminesh, you need to have more time to visit all the places. It all depends what context you suggest and I reply here. In just 6 days all three are not possible.

  11. Hi Dheeraj,
    I am planning to travel to leh on 14th September and will leave by 20th September.
    Can you please let me know what is the best way i can utilize my trip

  12. Priyanka Shah on

    hi dheeraj,

    me and my husband are coming from USA and will fly to leh the same day. We will stay from 31st aug to 4th sap. %th sep we will fly back to delhi. Can you please tell me how to plan out trip.

    • Priyanka, you do not have enough time but still you can try something like:

      Day 1 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
      — Checkin at Hotel. Many hotels provide free pick and drop from Airport. Ask while you book them.
      — Take ample of rest as well as water or anything that keep your body hydrated enough. DO NOT OVER HYDRATE. Take ORS Soluted water or ORS – L tetra packs from home.
      — Do not over exert your body at any cost. Avoid too much up-down on stairs or avoid it in entirety, if possible.
      — After 5-6 Hrs of rest you can visit Leh Palace, Local Leh market, Shankar Gompa .
      — If you feel exerted go back to Hotel, have dinner at Hotel and take rest. Avoid any exertion. Else continue and,
      — Follow the sunset by stroll at Changspa road and have a nice dinner on varied cuisines offered in-around Changspa road.
      — Go back to hotel for overnight stay at Leh.
       
      Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Acclimatization
      — Hire a taxi from Leh taxi stand or Hotel whichever suits you.
      — Bargain hard with taxi driver. Book that single taxi for entire trip after explaining the complete plan.
      — Take his inputs if you feel reasonable and if required modify the plan accordingly but should suits you best.
      — Ask him to be with you guys starting first day itself, if required and charged reasonable else do it at your own.
      — Again DO NOT over exert and take little steps and slow walks only.
      — If feeling OK then do Local sightseeing. To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
      — Do not use stairs at any of these places just to see them as it will exert your body much more.
      — Overnight at Leh
       
      Day 3 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
      — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
      — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
      — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari

      Day 4 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
      — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 5 | Leh – Pangong Tso – Leh
      — Do not plan to stay overnight at Pangong Tso as you will not be acclimatized and may fall sick. So, make a day trip only.
      — Overnight at Leh

  13. Hi Dheeraj

    I am planning to visit Leh from 18th August to 24th August. I will be in Leh on 18th august at 9 AM and will be leaving from leh on 24th August at 7AM. Hardly I have a six days’ time and during this duration I want to at least visit pangong lake, Nubra Valley and Tso Moriri. Can you please suggest is it possible to cover all three places in this time frame

    • Ami, you cannot visit all three in just 6 days. You can follow below:

      Day 1 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
      — Checkin at Hotel. Many hotels provide free pick and drop from Airport. Ask while you book them.
      — Take ample of rest as well as water or anything that keep your body hydrated enough. DO NOT OVER HYDRATE. Take ORS Soluted water or ORS – L tetra packs from home.
      — Do not over exert your body at any cost. Avoid too much up-down on stairs or avoid it in entirety, if possible.
      — After 5-6 Hrs of rest you can visit Leh Palace, Local Leh market, Shankar Gompa .
      — If you feel exerted go back to Hotel, have dinner at Hotel and take rest. Avoid any exertion. Else continue and,
      — Follow the sunset by stroll at Changspa road and have a nice dinner on varied cuisines offered in-around Changspa road.
      — Go back to hotel for overnight stay at Leh.
       
      Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Acclimatization
      — Hire a taxi from Leh taxi stand or Hotel whichever suits you.
      — Bargain hard with taxi driver. Book that single taxi for entire trip after explaining the complete plan.
      — Take his inputs if you feel reasonable and if required modify the plan accordingly but should suits you best.
      — Ask him to be with you guys starting first day itself, if required and charged reasonable else do it at your own.
      — Again DO NOT over exert and take little steps and slow walks only.
      — If feeling OK then do Local sightseeing. To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
      — Do not use stairs at any of these places just to see them as it will exert your body much more.
      — Overnight at Leh
       
      Day 3 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
      — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
      — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
      — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari

      Day 4 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
      — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 5 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
      — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)

      Day 6 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
      — Overnight at Leh

  14. Hi Dheeraj
    I have 6 days in hand ( there are 2 of us)considering 6 days too less fr leh wanted to know the best possible places that can be visited in 6 days time. Also wanted to know the route to reach these places and accomadation there. Tried searching for a few hotels in Leh on tripadvisor and few other websites but they were damn expensive.It will be great if you can help me out with the accomadation as well , my budget is 1000-1500Rs per day.

        • So, you can plan something like below in 6 days you have in hand:

          Day 1 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
          — Checkin at Hotel. Many hotels provide free pick and drop from Airport. Ask while you book them.
          — Take ample of rest as well as water or anything that keep your body hydrated enough. DO NOT OVER HYDRATE. Take ORS Soluted water or ORS – L tetra packs from home.
          — Do not over exert your body at any cost. Avoid too much up-down on stairs or avoid it in entirety, if possible.
          — After 5-6 Hrs of rest you can visit Leh Palace, Local Leh market, Shankar Gompa .
          — If you feel exerted go back to Hotel, have dinner at Hotel and take rest. Avoid any exertion. Else continue and,
          — Follow the sunset by stroll at Changspa road and have a nice dinner on varied cuisines offered in-around Changspa road.
          — Go back to hotel for overnight stay at Leh.
           
          Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Acclimatization
          — Hire a taxi from Leh taxi stand or Hotel whichever suits you.
          — Bargain hard with taxi driver. Book that single taxi for entire trip after explaining the complete plan.
          — Take his inputs if you feel reasonable and if required modify the plan accordingly but should suits you best.
          — Ask him to be with you guys starting first day itself, if required and charged reasonable else do it at your own.
          — Again DO NOT over exert and take little steps and slow walks only.
          — If feeling OK then do Local sightseeing. To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
          — Do not use stairs at any of these places just to see them as it will exert your body much more.
          — Overnight at Leh
           
          Day 3 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
          — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
          — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
          — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari

          Day 4 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
          — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
          — Overnight at Leh

          Day 5 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
          — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
          — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)

          Day 6 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
          — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
          — Overnight at Leh

  15. Hi
    I am planning to visit Leh from 13th to 23rd of Aug with my wife and kid aged 4 yrs by road via Manali.is it fine to travel wid kid this age.pls guide.

    • It depends on person to person to take the children of such age group because AMS do not matter with respect to age or sex or any physical health condition. It can happen to anyone of any age or sex or fitness I shall say :D… The issue with children is that they tend to exert the body considering it the same kind of place they belong to and this elevates the chances of getting struck with AMS. Secondly, they are not much expressive about their uneasy feelings, so it is parents who need to watch out and take care that the child is not suffering from uneasy feelings, headache or nausea and is behaving properly. With 2+ year child, I think he/she will also be NOT able to convey the uneasiness she may feel. You have to be vigilant and if you notice any such feeling or he/she tells you about such a feeling then please do not ascend anywhere, either descend to lower altitude or stay at the same place to watch things overnight and if symptom increase then start descending immediately. Same is applicable for any adult as well. And yes, do keep the body adequately hydrated!!

      Also, PLEASE read the article: Traveling to Ladakh with Kids or Babies. This article covers this topic in complete detail.

  16. hie Dheeraj i m a traveller with very less amount of money in my hand hav never seen leg but i m really keen of exploring the utmost beauty of it the accommodation n the refrence what u hav provided is very helpful bt even this will nt fit for me so there anything more cheaper way where i can live at least for 15/20 days thnk you

    • Vinay, you can talk to the above property guys like Greenland Homestay at Changspa or Irfan Guest House, bimla guest house, there is a cluster of them together and see if they can rent on long term basis. Home stays are the ones which you need to look out or Dorm tents at places like Pangong Tso or Sarchu.

  17. Dear Dheeraj,
    Your website and comments have been really helpful! I am Noopur and I am planning to visit from 29 July – 8 August. I have 10 days (9 if you exclude 1 day of acclimatization). I want to visit the Nubra valley, Sham valley and do rafting in Zanskar. Can you please help me make an itinerary? I am traveling alone.
    Places I want to cover (mostly by bus or taxi):
    Sham valley, likir, alchi up to themisgam.
    Khardung la, sumur, panamik upto diskit-hunder.
    Finally, rafting in Indus/Zanskar.

    I would be very grateful if you can advise on the itinerary. Thanks :)

    • Noopur, how are you traveling? By Air? How are you reaching and coming out of Leh? Also, it needs atleast 2 days of complete rest in Leh for acclimatization.

      • Dear Dheeraj,

        Can I email you my itinerary somewhere? I am traveling by air. Now I have a fixed itinerary and it involves Turtuk also (I really want to visit Turtuk but I don’t know if it’s possible for a single person). I don’t have 2 days to acclimatize :(

        • Noopur, emails in general I rarely check as it always have a long queue in season time :) .. Best is either you post it here or start a new topic in DoW Community for better threaded discussions and better tracking.

          You will have to have 2 day of acclimatization for sure in order to make this trip successful. Otherwise, you will be playing with a life risk. AMS can be fatal, please note.

        • Noopur, why not you follow the the below itinerary:

          Day 1 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
          — Checkin at Hotel. Many hotels provide free pick and drop from Airport. Ask while you book them.
          — Take ample of rest as well as water or anything that keep your body hydrated enough. DO NOT OVER HYDRATE. Take ORS Soluted water or ORS – L tetra packs from home.
          — Do not over exert your body at any cost. Avoid too much up-down on stairs or avoid it in entirety, if possible.
          — After 5-6 Hrs of rest you can visit Leh Palace, Local Leh market, Shankar Gompa .
          — If you feel exerted go back to Hotel, have dinner at Hotel and take rest. Avoid any exertion. Else continue and,
          — Follow the sunset by stroll at Changspa road and have a nice dinner on varied cuisines offered in-around Changspa road.
          — Go back to hotel for overnight stay at Leh.
           
          Day 2 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Acclimatization
          — Hire a taxi from Leh taxi stand or Hotel whichever suits you.
          — Bargain with taxi driver and you can refer the thread for a comprehensive list of drivers: List of Taxi Drivers for Ladakh – Srinagar – Leh – Manali
          — Take his inputs if you feel reasonable and if required modify the plan accordingly but should suits you best.
          — Ask him to be with you guys starting first day itself, if required and charged reasonable else do it at your own.
          — Again DO NOT over exert and take little steps and slow walks only.
          — If feeling OK then do Local sightseeing. To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
          — Do not use stairs at any of these places just to see them as it will exert your body much more.
          — Overnight at Leh
           
          Day 3 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder – Turtuk
          — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Turtuk
          — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
          — enjoy the culture in the Turtuk Village
          — do mention Turtuk on the permits

          Day 4 | Turtuk – Hunder
          — Spend whole day at Turtuk and reach Hunder by evening
          — Overnight at Hunder

          Day 5 | Hunder – Deskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
          — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari
          — Enjoy drive upto Panamik, visit Yarab Tso Lake and back Leh
          — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
          — Overnight at Leh

          Day 6 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
          — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
          — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)
           
          Day 7 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
          — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
          — Overnight at Leh

          Day 8 | Leh – Tso Moriri via Chumathang
          — Cover Karzok Monastery
          — Overnight at Karzok or Tso Moriri
           
          Day 9 | Tso Moriri – Tso Kar – Debring (Manali – Leh Highway starts) – Taglang La – Upshi – Leh
          — Come back via Tso Kar and Manali – Leh Highway to Leh
          — Overnight at Leh

          Day 10 | Rest day at Leh to enjoy local culture and some shopping or rafting or sham valley OR Fly back

      • I will be reaching Leh (alone) on 16th August early morning and will fly back to Delhi on 22nd August early morning. I intend to spend 2 days in Leh and see Pangong Lake (Stay one night) and Nubra valley (Stay one night if possible). Can you please help me plan my itenarary and also suggest places of visit in Leh (Shortlisted Leh Palace, Local Leh market, Shankar Gompa, Shanti Stupa ,Stok Palace Museum. It will also be helpful if you suggest good budget hotels in above places and best transportation means to get to Pangong and Nubra. Lastly it wil be helpful to know if any groups are already travelling in that period so that I can tag along with them. Thanks a lot.

        • Abhi, you have 6 days in hand and below place can be used:

          Day 1 | Delhi – Leh (By Flight)
          — Checkin at Hotel. Many hotels provide free pick and drop from Airport. Ask while you book them.
          — Take ample of rest as well as water or anything that keep your body hydrated enough. DO NOT OVER HYDRATE. Take ORS Soluted water or ORS – L tetra packs from home.
          — Do not over exert your body at any cost. Avoid too much up-down on stairs or avoid it in entirety, if possible.
          — After 5-6 Hrs of rest you can visit Leh Palace, Local Leh market, Shankar Gompa .
          — If you feel exerted go back to Hotel, have dinner at Hotel and take rest. Avoid any exertion. Else continue and,
          — Follow the sunset by stroll at Changspa road and have a nice dinner on varied cuisines offered in-around Changspa road.
          — Go back to hotel for overnight stay at Leh.
           
          Day 2 | Leh Local Sighseeing + Acclimatization
          — Hire a taxi from Leh taxi stand or Hotel whichever suits you.
          — Bargain hard with taxi driver. Book that single taxi for entire trip after explaining the complete plan.
          — Take his inputs if you feel reasonable and if required modify the plan accordingly but should suits you best.
          — Ask him to be with you guys starting first day itself, if required and charged reasonable else do it at your own.
          — Again DO NOT over exert and take little steps and slow walks only.
          — If feeling OK then do Local sightseeing. To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
          — Do not use stairs at any of these places just to see them as it will exert your body much more.
          — Overnight at Leh
           
          Day 3 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
          — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
          — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
          — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari
           
          Day 4 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
          — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
          — Overnight at Leh
           
          Day 5 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
          — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
          — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)
           
          Day 6 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
          — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
          — Overnight at Leh

  18. Hello Dheeraj ji,
    rates of Hotels/guest houses has been changed in Leh, so kindly get latest rates for the same.
    thanks.
    Jai Matadi

      • hello dheeraj
        i am visiting leh from 20 oct to 27 oct.i reach early morning by flight and fly out on 27 early morning.please help me to decide my itinerary.i want to visit pang gong,nubra etc.
        thanx

        • Sahil, the season time by October gets over in Ladakh. Camps at Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri are gone by then and most of the hotels and restaurant gets closed in Leh. So, you will have basic facilities available during that time. Still, if you want to make a trip, you can refer a very balanced and most common itinerary for Leh – Ladakh by Air followed by many travelers including me at the link here for 8 days: Leh – Ladakh | Most Common Itinerary by Air.

    • Rajesh Narang on

      Hello Dhiraj
      This is Rajesh from Jalandhar City, Me and My wife are visiting Leh from 22 August to 1 September. We will reach Leh on 22nd Morning, Can you suggest us our itinerary and good accommodation.
      I want to hire a bullet in Leh, can you suggest me something regarding that also.
      Thanks.

  19. Debjani Das on

    Me and my hubby want to visit Leh. Tell me what is the best way to reach leh? My budget is low. We’ll be starting from Hyderabad.
    Thanks

  20. Dear Dheeraj,
    We are 3 friends, planning to drive our car to Leh from manali and returning back via kargil and srinagar. We are starting from manali on 15 august 2014 and wants to return back to srinagar on 22 August. We want to visit pangong, nubra valley, khardung la pass and local leh sight seeing. Please suggest where we have to stay and how we’ll manage to cover all these spots in given time.

    • Som, it is just 8 days you have. 3 days will be required to reach Leh from Manali and 4 days will be needed to return to Delhi from Leh via Srinagar. 1 day is must for rest.

  21. Bro its a great job u r doing..
    Need ur suggestions regarding some issues..
    I have been to ladhakh 5 times but each and every time with friends, but this time in Sep I am planning to visit Leh and other nearby places with my grandfather & Grandmpother (age around 75).
    Will it be possible for them to acclamatize with the climate in 2-3 days as I am planning for 10 days.
    And my second problem is that I havent visited the Batalik sector yet,so can you please guide me from where should I proceed for Inner Line permit for Batalik.

    Looking forward for your valuable suggestions.

  22. Hi, Dheeraj i am bhanu from delhi we are 4 person planni to trip leh from jammu by taxi it will be vary helpful if you pls let us know the real taxi fare and also we are planning to hire the bullet bike to hang aroun on leh so pls tell where form we get them at best rent.
    thanks so muchhhh

    • For the leh – ladakh taxi union rate list 2014 – 15 including the contacts of some reliable taxi drivers within Leh – Ladakh, check the link here. You can get about 10-12% of discount by directly getting in touch with drivers and of course, talking in person rather on phone always help in bargaining more.

      For renting bikes in Leh – Ladakh along with current Bike Union Prices, you can check the DoW Community thread: Leh – Ladakh Bike Rental Rates 2014 – 15 & Reliable Shops

  23. shailendra on

    myself reachin leh on 8th june 8 am and leaving on 11 th june 7 am.
    plz suggest me route to cover pangong tso and nubra velly with local sights

    • Shailendra, with so less days without any acclimatization I cannot suggest you to cover any places in Ladakh. It is highly not recommended and would request you not to take a chance. AMS is fatal, so keep in mind and don;t risk your life. When you have more days at least 7-8 then make a ladakh trip.

  24. jyoti dagar on

    hi dheeraj, nice blog…
    m travelling to srinagar in sep 14.
    i want to leave for leh on 5 sep n hav a return flight from srinagar on 14 sep morning. we r 4 ppl. can u suggest me a good itinerary. plz also suggest me how to reach leh from srinagar n how to book them ? i also wanna know how to hire a taxi in leh n there price also….
    waiting for ur reply……..
    thnx u soo much…

    • You have 9 days in hand and can follow the below itinerary:

      Day 1 | Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil
      — Enjoy the vistas enroute
      — Have late drunch meal at Drass is you are a vegetarian as sometimes it gets difficult to find veg. food at Kargil
      — Overnight at Kargil

      Day 2 | Kargil – Lamayuru – Leh
      — Cover Mulbekh Maitrey, Lamayuru Moanstery, Lunar Landscapes
      — On the way you can also see Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 3 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Acclimatization
      — To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 4 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
      — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
      — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
      — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari

      Day 5 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
      — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 6 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
      — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)

      Day 7 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 8 | Leh – Lamayuru – Kargil
      — Cover Mulbekh Maitrey, Lamayuru Moanstery, Lunar Landscapes
      — On the way you can also see Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu
      — Overnight at Kargil

      Day 9 | Kargil – Drass – Zozi La – Sonamarg – Srinagar
      — Enjoy the vistas enroute
      — Have late drunch meal at Sonamarg
      — Overnight at Srinagar

      For the leh – ladakh taxi union rate list 2014 – 15 including the contacts of some reliable taxi drivers within Leh – Ladakh, check the link here. You can get about 10-12% of discount by directly getting in touch with drivers and of course, talking in person rather on phone always help in bargaining more.

  25. hi dheeraj, it seems u r very experienced me and my friends r planning to visit leh ladakh in first week of july… should we go via manali or srinagar ?? w r planning to stay or 4 nights.. plz provide me a hw much budget we should have… will go by bus till manali and then how to reach leh ??

  26. Hi Dheeraj,

    We are a people of three planing for Leh-Ladakh Trip. We are from Hyderabad and have one week time. Can you please suggest what are all the important places we can cover, given the one week span. Also approximate Budget would help us a lot.

    Thanks in Advance!
    Bhaskar.

  27. Hi Dheeraj, I am travelling from Pangong to Hanle in month of July. Which will be a better road to enjoy nature- Via Rhongo Village or via Koyl which goes near LOC? Then i plan to travel from Hanle to Moriri via the Twin Lakes of Ryul and Chillin- Do i need permit for it? Will be grateful to have your inputs!

    • Route from Pangong Tso to Hanle via Chusul need permits. Even if you have permits Army will highly likely send you from Chusul back as for the last couple of years they don’t allow much tourist on this route. So, it has to be your lucky day. Also, for Koyul route, completely forget it. You will not at all be allowed by army, so in case you are allowed form Chusul and Tsaga, Rhongo to Hanle is your best bet.

  28. Shasheekant Vaghela on

    Hi Dheraj,Nice to see your website & all other info inside.I will visit Leh in last week of July.I am going there for Stok Kangri Trekk.there are so many expedition agencies on net but I want to do that trekk with Leh Local Agencies.could you please suggests me that agencies..I am quite budget trekker & I have heard that Leh Market is always seeking such participents to join at the last moment & thus it would be cheaper.

    • Yes, best bet is that you go over there and stroll around in Changspa Market or Leh Main Market where people put lots of flyers at dine-ins, restaurants or cafes. Join that on the fly to make it most economic.

  29. Sheikh Tamheed on

    Hey I am planning a trip to Leh from srinagar for almost 7 days from 21ist of june 2014…is any body interested in joining with me..

    • DoW started an initiative last year under DoW – Himalayan Travel Community for finding Travel Partners or Companions, leave your message in Travel Partners section at the link: Ladakh & Zanskar – Travel Partners Section. There is also a DoW Travel Calendar linked here which can be used to easily and quickly spot a travel partner with similar dates of all the people looking for Travel Partners for their trips. May be you meet someone online going over the same dates.

  30. Guys, Can anybody pls tell the pattern as in how to call at landline number in Leh from mobile?
    i have tried various options but no luck… :(

    • Rohit, you need to add 01982 as STD infornt of the number if dialing from India. Otherwise, prefix +91 as country code too before this STD code if dialing outside India

  31. Thank you for all the information shared Dheeraj, it is a great source and I appreciate the effort behind making the list.

    I am visiting Leh in the beginning of July and am wondering whether it’d be ok to leave the accommodation to when there. I’m worried that the Kalachakra Initiation will attract a lot of people and by the time I get to Leh, all places will be full. Please let me know your opinion on that.

    • Shylock, I will suggest to book it in advance if you are traveling at the time of Kalachakra Festival. There will be lacs of people who will be present during that period over there and most of the good hotels are already booked.

  32. Hi Dheeraj, we are so far 6 of us planning a trip from Manali to Leh and then to Srinagar. Do you think we can manage this in 15k?

    • I highly doubt brother that 15K will be possible. If you are not booking anything, going on the fly then may be 50:50 it is possible. But I think 18-20K is an optimum one.

  33. hey thanks a lot buddy…:-) u really care a lot for all d visitors to leh…;-)
    sorry for asking u so many questions… just d last one bro…! is june a gud time for cable car experience in gulmarg??

    and yeah…all of us have strong desire to see snow in leh…will there be snow during june end??

    • Rahul, sorry bro but I have never done that cable car ride. Though I don’t find anything special in it as I prefer being on road than in skies ;) … I have once done it in Auli and it was decent. June end will have some snow at the passes.

  34. Hi Dheeraj,
    As we have had a talk before , i have contacted Mr. Zakir for the entire most common itinerary you have posted at 55k which is fine right ?
    Moreover he said , he knows the hotels and he would make all the arrangements and i have given him upper limit of Rs.800 for a double bedroom . I just want to know , i can trust with the rates and go ahead right .It won’t happen like he failed to gave us a hotel at last minute or gave us a cheap hotel at Rs.800 . The drivers there are reliable right ?
    Regards.

    • Most of the people including drivers in Ladakh I have come across have been found reliable. You can always ask him to take you to another hotel in case you don;t like the one he takes you too. Don’t expect much of a luxury from Rs 800 room.

  35. Hi,

    I plan to visit Leh in early July. How do I book some of these guest houses? Most of them dont have a website. Is it by calling the names/numbers you have listed?
    Thanks for the list btw. Really helps

  36. Dr g Jayarama on

    Sir,
    Thank you for your timely reply. Actually I don’t have words to express my gratitude for your wonderful service for the social cause.

    Sir, My another doubt-

    We have planned to stay at leh for three nights ( including our travel day from kargil to Leh)and two days.

    Is it possible to plan for Nubra Vally visit in one day and Panang lake in another day along with local sight seeing at leh.

    • It will be very tiring with back to back long days. Also, for first day you MUST stay in Leh for acclimatization, IMHO. You can make a day trip to Khardung La and come back. Then next day you can make day visit to Pangong Tso. I will suggest to add couple of days.

  37. oh oh..sorry for d flaw in name:-P
    yo..! will definitely accompany u for beer…;-)
    aur haan…beer reminded me of this…will v get branded drinks there?? :-P local drink would be a concern…!

  38. thanks a lot deepak!!!
    i really appreciate that u spare time from ur IT profession to help visitors like me…! :-)
    luvd the itinerary…! will try my best to cover all the places u have mentioned…!! do visit bangalore bro…would be so nice if i could return this favour to u by making ur bangalore trip the best one..:-) :-) thanks again…!
    cheers…:-)

  39. hey deepak..!! thanx for ur concern!
    yeah…v have a flight from bangalore to srinagar on 24th june…v will reach srinagar around 2pm..!!
    haan toh…guide us from this point brother ! and return ticket again from srinagar on 4th noon!!

    v would like to cover these places for sure… pangong lake, tsomoriri…nubra valley…!! apart from these any other place in and around leh?? have heard there is a rafting of 12km length…? details of that pls…

    and yeah…in srinagar..gulmarg & sonmarg…-!!

    in all v have about 10 days…!
    and yeah…considering ur reply about accommodation…u sure na that v will get it on spot…decent enough place!! :-P
    pls pls make an itinerary for us as v have no idea about leh or srinagar !!
    v will prefer to hire bikes there…so plan accordingly ! :-)
    awaiting ur response bro..:-) :-)

    • Day 1 | Reach Srinagar
      — Enjoy walk around Dal lake and may be Shikara ride as well
      — If you have time then check out, floating market, Shalimar Garden.
      — Overnight at Srinagar

      Day 2 | Srinagar – Sonamarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil
      — Enjoy the vistas enroute
      — Have late drunch meal at Drass is you are a vegetarian as sometimes it gets difficult to find veg. food at Kargil
      — Overnight at Kargil

      Day 3 | Kargil – Lamayuru – Leh
      — Cover Mulbekh Maitrey, Lamayuru Moanstery, Lunar Landscapes
      — On the way you can also see Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Magnetic Hills, Confluence at Nimmu
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 4 | Leh Local Sightseeing + Acclimatization
      — To know the about the places to visit check the link: Travel Guide for Local Sightseeing of Leh Town in Ladakh
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 5 | Leh – Khardung La – Diskit – Hunder
      — Head for Nubra Valley and stay overnight at Hunder / Diskit
      — On the way enjoy a cup of soup at Highest Motorable Pass (as claimed) Khardung La
      — Diskit has monasteries with tallest lord Buddha statue and Hunder has sand dunes and bacterian camel safari

      Day 6 | Hunder / Diskit – Sumur – Panamik – Sumur – Khardung La – Leh
      — Sumur has a famous monastery to check out and Panamik has hot water springs
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 7 | Leh – Hemis Monastery – Pangong Tso Lake
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on the go towards Pangong Tso
      — Overnight at Pangong Tso (Spangmik or Lukung)

      Day 8 | Pangong Tso Lake – Thicksey Monastery – Shey Palace – Leh
      — Cover either of Hemis, Thicksey and Shey on return to Leh
      — Overnight at Leh

      Day 9 | Leh – Dah – Hanu – Kargil via Batalik
      — If you take Batalik route then you need to get Inner Line Permit for it to cross Batalik

      Day 10 | Kargil – Drass – Zozi La – Sonamarg – Srinagar
      — Enjoy the vistas enroute
      — Have late drunch meal at Sonamarg
      — Overnight at Srinagar

      Regards
      Dheeraj

  40. Dr g Jayarama on

    Dear Dhreeraj
    At the outset i congratulate and thank you for providing this wonderful work of compiling the data about accommodation at Leh.
    Below I am give my brief itinerary-
    28.06.14- arrival to Srinagar & halt
    29.06.14 & 30.06.14 – Journey on road and arrival to Leh
    30.06.14 to 02.07.14(halt and local sigt seeing at in and around Leh)
    03.07.14 & 04.07.14 Return to Srinagar on road.
    04.07.14 Stay at Srinagar
    05.07.14 Journey to Amtitsar By Flight & halt at Amritsar.
    06.07.14 Return to Bangalore by flight
    Please suggest me abotu
    1. Accommodation and food at leh
    2. How to travel on road from Srinagar to Leh with cheapest and safe mode.
    3. Local transport at Leh & sight seeing

    We are only two members in the tour. Myself( 59 years) and My relative boy ( 23 years)

  41. hey this is a wonderful page and must say…bro u r doing a fantastic job!! thanks a ton bro..
    my query is …v r group of 4 ppl all aged about 22 years… v will be reaching leh on 25th june 2014 evening… till 2nd july
    1) pls help us with accommodation..decent prices bro!! ( for 4 ppl)
    2) should v Book it right away or can v find accommodation on spot??
    3) and a small brief itinerary would be really helpful…
    kindly give ur contact number pls..so that any information left out could be easily asked…do help pls!

    God bless u for such a lovely work! :-)

    • Rahul, you can check the stay options mentioned in the article above and contact them for stay. Better keep in touch with them, most of them don’t ask for money deposit as small guest houses. Only hotels will need advance. If you OK with searching a bit then there is no issues, better go there, hunt and choose on the spot. I can help you with itinerary but please tell me how you are reaching Leh and how + when you plan to start back from Leh

  42. Mukesh Chavda on

    Hi Deeraj, I appreciate your revert to people travelling for Leh_ladakh.
    I am also planning to visit with my wife and two kids (13 & 5 yrs). request you to help me with few economical hotel with contact numbers (if possible). Request you to suggest the key places we must visit.

    • Mukesh, the article above and links mentioned for the entire series has all the list of suggested hotels for the readers of DoW. You can refer any of the list for different destinations of Ladakh and you will not go wrong with it.

  43. Hi Dheeraj, I have booked a flight from delhi for me and my husband from 2nd June 2014 (arrival to leh in morning) to 10th June 2014 (departure from leh morning)
    We have 8 days (from 2nd June,2014 to 9th June 2014) in which we want to covers all possible important places & activities in leh ladakh and keeps us occupied from morning 9am to evening 9pm.

    And stay in a descent Guest House, between 200-700 per day (Changspa) 2 days in Nubra Valley. Please suggest should we first stay in Nubra and cover nubra & pangong or should we first stay in Changspa ?

    We would like to cover below places starting from day one (2nd June) We do not want to rest for even a day even if we take time to get accustomed to the weather. we would carry all possible medicines.

    Please suggest an apt itenary for 8 days amongst below places which we heard are must see in ladakh and also suggest which are not so important places and can be avoided.

    Pangong Lake (through the Changlangla pass/ want to see border between India and China), Tsomoriri Lake, Korzok Village, Nubra Valley (crossing Khardung-la-pass), Samstanling Monastery, Shey Palace , Alchi Gompa, Lha-Khang Soma (New Temple), Sumstek (Triple storied shrine), Dukhang (Assembly Hall), Lotsava Lhakhang, Manjushri Lhakhang (Temple of Manjushri), Three Chhortens (Stupas). Leh City, Indus Valley Monastery tour including Shey, Sindhu Ghat, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Stok Palace, Stok Kangri Peak ((no trecking, by vehicle), Likir Monastery, Diskit Village, Diskit Monastery , Lamayuru Monastery ,Cave Monastery , Spituk Monastery, The Samtanling Gompa, Panamic Hot Water Sulphur Springs, Zanskar valley, Indus Rivers, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Gurdwara Pathar Sahib (will stop here for langar lunch), Alchi Choskor Monastery, Hall of Fame, Monastero Chemre Gompa, Magnetic Hill, Stok Palace Museum, Basgo Monastery, Sand Dunes Leisure Park (Sand Dunes Hunder), Diskit Monastery, Sumoor Nubra, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Stakna Monastery, Phyang Monastery, Vajra Bhairav Shrine (Temple), Sankar Monastery, Jama Masjid – Leh (Mosque), Leh Royal Palace (Place to see leh city from the top), Monastery Circuit (religious), Evergreen Arts Emporium, Tibetan Market, Tibetian Refugee Market, Zanskar Arts, Himalayan Pashmina Shwals, Kangyatse (no trecking, by vehicle), Kharnak, Kuari Pass, Markha Valley, Nanda Devi East Base Camp, Sham- The Apricot Valley, Tsomoriri- The Land of Nomads, Drass Velly, Rangdum, Takthog Gompa, Padum, Yak Safari, Kargil
    We would like you to also include cover Camel Safari on a double hump Bactrian camel in Sand Dunes Hunder, white water rafting and kayaking in Zanskar River, paraglide from the Khardong, Jeep Safari passes upto the Suru Valley arriving at Zanskar, Horse Polo, Star Gazing in the night in Pangong Lake. Please recommend which places are best to cover these activities.

    Also suggest, how do we cover day-wise places as we have no clue at what distance these places are. Also, please suggest us if we directly book local vehicle in ladakh, will we get that last moment or its recommended to book in advance ? and if we book the local taxi’s there, will it be more cheaper?
    Any do’s and donts? And things to carry and wear ? Also which medicine is required to be carried ? and will our local idea postpaid connection work ?

    Poonam

    • Poonam, You can check a very balanced and most common itinerary for Leh – Ladakh by Air followed by many travelers including me at the link here for 8 days: Leh – Ladakh | Most Common Itinerary by Air.

      You can check the nice, preferred list of accommodation options in entire Leh – Ladakh (Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri) including moderate (cheap budget hotels as well) in the series of articles starting on the link here

      You can get the vehicles at the last moment as well. No worries on that. Postpaid connection will work in Leh, guess idea works with Aircel there in Leh. no other place in Ladakh it will work.

      Check the list of things to carry for Leh – Ladakh or other trip including basic medical kit, clothing, must haves etc. at the link here: List of Things to Carry for Leh – Ladakh trip.

      Regards
      Dheeraj

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