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Hi Tusita, Ladakh gets decent snowfall in October. The internal roads are still open since the Indian Army uses them. Sometimes in case of heavy snowfall, roads may remain closed for a couple of days until BRO clears them out. That is why it is better to travel with some buffer days to compensate for such events. If you are getting to Leh by road then come via Srinagar. Manali-Leh is mostly close in October. Some of the must visit places are Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Tso Moriri. You can also visit Marsimik La, Horla and Charchagan La if the roads are open. As for the accommodations, tents might not be available in the third week of October but guesthouses, homestays and hotels will be available. It is better to book your accommodation in advance.
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Hi Yes in October and November the temperature drops drastically and it is too windy. Most of the camps get closed in October and only few hotels are working. So its better to plan your trip from in July or August. The few things you have to do in Ladakh are: Trekking Rafting visiting beautiful lakes Ancient Monasteries Riding or driving to highest motarable roads. Best photographic sceneries. https://www.funstay.in/ladakh-tour-packages Following link can provide you clear ideas as to what all places you can visit.
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Why you are planning in oct? should plan till aug that would be best time
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Hi Tusita, In my opinion, October is a bit too late for Ladakh. Aug - September is the ideal time.
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As the month of October sets in the whole place is filled with a new life again. This is one of the best periods for visiting the stunning and beautiful areas of Leh and Ladakh as the place is permeated in brilliant hues. From Srinagar-Leh and also Manali-Leh all the roads are brimming with people. Snowfall begins and cold wave clears over the zones of high elevations. Camps nearby the lakes too are closed. The temperature during this time remains Maximum 14° C, Minimum -1° C. Those traveling by roads then the Manali-Leh roadway are open however you will run over snow secured streets and the majority of the visitor houses, dhabas and so on are closed during this period. You can also take flight according to your demands. The prices will be a bit cheaper than its usual cost. Another interesting thing that you can enjoy if you are visiting at this time is the Diskit Festival which is held in this month. Visit the monasteries and also pass through Khardungla Pass and then the majestic Nubra Valley. Explore the beauty of this region and don’t miss a chance to try the double-humped camel ride in Ladakh.
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