We were 9 people or you can say it as Cousin's Trip. We planned a 5-day trip, I know it is insufficient to visit and embrace the beauty of Leh and Ladakh. But we all are working and stealing time from our work is quite difficult. So we were looking for a long weekend. We got this opportunity as a long weekend on 2 October.
We took a flight to Leh IXL airport. Tickets are totally depended on your luck. We got tickets for 2200/-Rs each ( Delhi to Leh ). Although returning tickets were quite expensive (4500/-) compared to later.
We landed in Leh on 28 October. We had already booked a cab and hotel earlier to avoid end time hassle. Because we were with our gang. You can prefer end of September if you want to avoid the crowd and want some peace.
Welcomed by our taxi driver Namgyal at the airport with a welcome note, and it was totally a sweet gesture.
We stayed at the hotel Eco-Poplar Resort. And the most amazing thing was its Apple orchard. We took lunch there and it was a great with good North Indian taste. If you are a North Indian you will feel home with its taste. But it is quite expensive (500/- Rs per plate) if you haven' t planned an expensive lunch.
We had already decided not to give an excursion to ourself. So we took rest in the afternoon to adjust in the climate.
In the evening we went to Leh local market to buy some essentials like caps(200-250/-), gloves and mufflers(200/-). We also took bikes Royal Enfield Classic (1000/-) and Himalayan( 1200/- a day) for a bike trip to Hall of Fame, Patter Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill, Chilling, and Sangam. We explored Lamayuru restaurant for dinner in Leh Market. Dinner was amazing and also tried Yak cheese. We didn't like its taste but you can try if you want to explore something new.