Around the afternoon we commenced our journey towards Hemis National Park. 50 km away one can see the boundaries of the park. If you have an extra day at hand you can trek your way from Spituk village and reach Hemis National Park after covering Zingchen and Markha valleys in the route. We stayed at a home-stay and underwent the safari the next day.
It is said that snow leopards can be seen in some areas of the jungle even though it is very rare and you need to be very lucky to spot them.
Entrance Fees: Rs 20 for Indians and Rs 100 for foreigners
Timings: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm all days
Where to stay
1. For a budget accommodation, Atisha Guesthouse should be your first choice. They only accept phone bookings.
2. For a moderate budget stay, one can opt for Gyalson Guest House.
3. For luxury stays choose Golden Dragon for a fascinating experience.
When to go
April-May and mid September to October are the perfect times to visit Leh as the place is alive with a plethora of tourist activities.
Flight from Delhi to Leh: Rs 7,000 in peak season and around Rs 3000 in monsoon and winters
One-way ticket on local transport: Rs 65
Taxi starting tariff: Rs 2800
Hotel stay in Leh: Rs 1500
A meal: Rs 200-350
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