Ladakh Travel Guide

Yogesh Sarkar

Planning your trip to Ladakh can be a daunting and often frustrating experience. This is where this Ladakh Travel Guide comes in; in it we have provided all the information you need to plan your trip to Ladakh.

Right from how to reach Leh (the capital of Ladakh), to places can see once you’re there. Apart from this a whole assortment articles and tips are present on this site to help you plan all aspects of your trip and in case you need any help with planning, you can always head over to our Ladakh & Zanskar Itinerary Forum and post your questions and doubts.

Ladakh Travel Guide

Manali – Leh Travel Guide

Srinagar – Leh Travel Guide

Leh City Guide

Leh – Khardung La Travel Guide

Leh – Nubra Valley Travel Guide

Leh – Pangong Tso Travel Guide

Leh – Tso Moriri Travel Guide

Suru & Zanskar Valley Travel Guide

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Thanks so much for putting all this useful information together, Yogesh, I've found it very helpful in preparing for my trip. Unfortunately, I won't be getting away as early as would be desirable so will have to stay flexible as far as making plans and see how the weather plays out in September. I'll be keenly watching for your trip reports!

I'm still at home in Canada now, and the car is in Goa so haven't been able to do any 'hands on' preparations yet, but will arrive in Goa September 16 and had hoped to get away by the 20th or so after resting up a bit and getting organized. The car, a Swift, is near-new so shouldn't have much concern about mechanicals -- the condition of the roads on the route is another question of course. A Goan friend will be co-driving and we will make as quick a dash to Manali as is practical before making decision as to whether conditions suitable; we have 6-8 weeks available, so time not a problem. I'm hoping for a few more long road trips over the next few years so do not want to punish the car unduly on the first major trip. While I have enjoyed all the Ladakh photos on the site for the scenic wonders, my closest attention has been to the condition of the roads and traffic shown :D!

I have also picked up a lot of information from the various threads and trip reports. I am totally in awe of the enthusiasm and energy of the group which radiates from these reports and pretty well in every thread. No doubt, I'll soon have some questions -- perhaps it would be best to start my own thread to keep information in one place. I'll have a laptop along, so it will be fairly easy to access and save the valuable tips and information as well as stay in touch.



Excellent guide...i was looking for a Ladakh for quite a few time and this is best have found so far


Active Member
i am plannig a trip to leh in jun08 after 18 june.what is your recommendation for the best time to visit it the right month or should i wait till sept for the festivel season to begin in ladakh


Armchair Traveller :(
Rain starts pouring in from mid june and lasts till early august...

If you are interested you may visit in september but seeing the recent ecological disturbances its quite possible that we might have some surprises regarding opening & closing of tourist season...

So better plan your trip in middle of the tourist season... i.e. whole july & early august...


Master of the OT Universe
Rupinder, depends on your tastes. some people like to trek in snow, some ride in snow, some like to see festivals. Choose your fix :)


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i have time to change the schedule of my trip. as i am travelling in my car i dont want the roads to be flooded or eroded leaving big holes.i am more of driving enthusiast not much of a trekking and glacier hopping guy. although i did a skiing course in auli some years back

Yogesh Sarkar

In that case it would be better if you go in early September, by that time roads are in a bit better condition and there isn't much snow fall or rain, but that starts changing by mid September