Better To See Smthng Once Than To Hear About It A thousand Times..A trip to Land of LAMA(Leh Ladakh)


I recently visited Leh, A beautiful Place If you move 360 degree you will find different beauty in every movement. A place where you don’t want to shut your eyes for a minute. Must visited Place for All you will gain new, different and adventurous experience in this trip.

Day 1

My journey started from Srinagar in the early morning around 6o’clock. I was very excited because it’s my dream to visit Leh. Between Kashmir to Leh Highway (NH1) you will find many Beautiful places which is famous.

Srinagar -> Sonmarg -> Kargil -> Drass -> Leh Laddakh

Srinagar to Sonmarg: Sonmarg(meadow of gold) is famous for thajiwas glacier there are a problem because of one way road so there are fix timing for transport. Road open around 9:30-10 around.

When you cross sonmarg another attraction is Zozila Pass (highest transport pass) and Zero Point. A wow Place, on road both side you will find thik snow layers (height 10-15ft) and you have to cross it. You can click some awesome pics there and feel the beauty.

Kargil: As we all know Kargil war happen there so in Kargil you can see Tiger Hill from there Pakistan was attack on us. In kargil you will see military camps and army force and Patriotic Feelings automatically come and also increase respect for our Army.

Drass: it’s also called Gateway of Laddakh. Drass is India’s coolest place and World 2nd coolest inhabitate.

After that you will find some more beautiful and amazing places like:

Moon Land: This is look like moon on earth. You can feel like you are in Great canyon.

Photo of NH1, Leh by @diti $rivastava

Magnetic Hill: Most amazing or you can say magical place in India. Gravity is so high so that your vehicle speed can’t go above 70-80.

Apart from these places all road are surrounded by beautiful sculpture, Mountain and River. Full road trip is memorable and you don’t want to miss anything even for a second.

Photo of Magnetic Hill by @diti $rivastava
Day 2

Finally Leh-Laddakh: In Leh many places to visit Leh Palace where King Live, Monasteries, Tibet refugee market where you can get some good stuff to buy, Market Area and many more places.

There Are 2 Famous Place to Visit from Leh Laddakh is :

Nubra Vally via Khardung La Pass: You can hire a bike if you are a good biker otherwise book a four wheeler because it’s not a easy road and Oxygen level is also very low with snow fall, slippery road and also road condition is not very good. So bike should be in a good condition and as well as you. For Nubra vally you have to cross Khardung La Pass (Highest motorable pass 18379ft.) It is the most awesome place to go on bike I bet, you will lost in view here you will feel snow fall, cold and you find yourself surrounded by snowy mountains and when you reach on the top you will feel like an achievement. (you have to do entry on North pullu and south pullu )

Photo of Khardung La by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Khardung La Road by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Khardung La Road by @diti $rivastava

After Passing south pullu you can see Nubra Vally (Shades of Mountains) In Nubra Vally many places to visit but 3 places is most famous and beautiful:

Diskit Monestry: Its very beautiful monestry

Photo of Diskit Gompa, Diskit by @diti $rivastava

Hunder: Here you can find SAND DUNES( one of the high altitude desert) ,Double Humped Camel and you can also enjoy Local cultural program. In Nubra I think best place to stay.

Photo of Hunder by @diti $rivastava

Panamik: It’s famous for HOT WATER SPRINGS.

*Many people go back Leh and the go to pangong lake but there are a short cut way its not in very good condition but it’s plain way and you don’t have to cross any Pass also you will save some time and in returning from Pangong Lake you also enjoy Changla Pass.

Day 3

Pangong Lake Via Changla Pass: I think its most clean Lake in India and its more beautiful because you can see many shades in this like light blue dark blue and it is surrounded by beautiful mountain. Water is sooo chilled and also you will see that place where 3iidiots climax shoot. You will return via Changla Pass you have to go back to Leh here also you will enjoy snow fall and eat Maggie and tea on top. Road is not in a good condition so be careful.Try to stay there for one night in camp.

Photo of Chang La by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Pangong Lake, Leh by @diti $rivastava
Photo of Pangong Lake, Leh by @diti $rivastava

Apart from these Border road organization (BRO) use many unique slogan on road for Speed and related to driving Try to read all its very different . I remember some like:

“Don’t Be Gama into the land of LAMA”

“Be Mr.Late then Late Mr.” etc

How you reach There:

You can reach there by Air but I highly recommend if you are nature lover then try to go by road atleast on sided from Srinagar to Leh it will be around 15-16 hours journey but road is good and you can book Innova, Xylo so that its comfortable journey (If you go in a group then book a full car and if you are alone or 3-4 people then you can go by sharing cab charges are like 2k per person)

Day 4

Timing of Cab from Srinagar to Leh is around 5 – 6 am and you will reach there by 9-10 so please book hotel in advance so that you don’t face any problem.

Best Time To Visit: Mid May to Aug-Sep

There local people are very simple and helping and do not cheat. So please be nice with local and because of low oxygen level you have to take care of yourself take medicine its make lil bit easy.You Can buy dry fruits from there.

*Network issue only BSNL Pospaid mobile working there

Best Place to Eat:

A place for FOODAHOLIC in land of LAMA….”LAMAYURU Restaurant”

In Leh people have their own Taste in Food but if you will miss your taste there and wanna try something good and tasty then go to the #Lamayuru.

A place where you will find every type of food like North Indian, Chinese etc with lots of non alcoholic drink options like Lassi,Types of tea, shakes etc. There Hospitality is also very good and owner is very good person.

Photo of Lamayuru Restaurant, Leh by @diti $rivastava

You defiantly go there and try their Lamayuru special breakfast apart from this they have around 10 more types of breakfast option like cheese breakfast, sweet breakfast and many more options in combo breakfast.

I tried north Indian food , Chinese and breakfast all are awesome I think in my Leh trip it’s a only place where I eat with satisfaction. I am big foodaholic person so I didn’t do any compromise with my taste :P

Day 5

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