How I traveled in Ladakh, under 20k INR

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19th Sep 2014
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Glimpse of Himalayas from flight
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View of Leh city from Shanti Stupa
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Me in Moonland
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View of Phey Village on Srinagar-Leh Highway
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View of Lamayuru from Srinagar-Leh Highway
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Nubra Valley
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Bactrian camel
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Maitreya Buddha Statue in Diskit, Nubra Valley
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guest house in Hunder,Nubra Valley
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View from Diskit monastery
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Road in Nubra valley
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Sangam, Confluence Of Zanskar & Indus River Near Leh
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View from Leh Palace
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Leh Palace
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View from Tsemo Gompa, Leh
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Bakery in Old town of Leh
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Kids playing on the streets of Leh
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Market in Leh
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Fruit Seller, Leh
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TsoMoriri
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View of TsoMoriri from Korzok Village
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View of Korzok Village from TsoMoriri
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Pangong Tso
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Khardungla (Leh-Nubra Valley)
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Sand dunes,Hunder, Nubra valley
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Turtuk, last Village before Pakistan in India
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Kargil war memorial, Dras
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Kargil war memorial, Dras
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Me in kargil
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Fotula Top, Leh-Srinagar Highway
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Alchi Monastery (Leh-Srinagar Highway
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Jullay
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View of Mountains from Khardungla
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Storm at Pangong Tso
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Serene Pangong Tso
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TsoMoriri
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Solitude, Kiagar Tso
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Korzok Village, Tso moriri
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Chang La
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Hall of Fame
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Hot Water Spring, Chumathang
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Hot Water Spring, Chumathang

Ladakh needs no introduction. You can easily find thousands of blogs appreciating the beauty of Ladakh.

If you are reading this, trust me either you have already been to this amazing place or it’s on your list.

A land of high passes, cold desert, barren mountains, ancient monasteries, and stunning landscapes. It attracts travelers from all over the world. It is a Land of Mystery and intrigue which never ceases to amaze travelers.The beauty of super-blue lakes and the views from the highest motorable road in the world, witnessing a culture that has kept its traditions alive for almost a millennium; this is something which you can’t miss.

I will tell you how I managed to travel on a budget in Ladakh, under 20k INR.

Since It was my first trip and I didn’t know that I’ll go there again or not. I decided to cover all the major places. I hired an Innova which I shared with 3 other people (taxi rates are very high in Ladakh).

Taxi fare total -Rs 35000 (for Kargil, Nubra, Pangong and Tso Moriri)Shared between four personsFare per person-Rs. 8750

Where I stayed:

Leh: - Shaney La guest House, near Hotel Rafica Tukcha road (nice, clean and newly constructed with apple trees, vegetable and flower garden)Very much recommendedContact No.- 96229 66089Price- Rs 400-500Double Sharing

Nubra Valley (Hunder):-Snow Leopard Guest HouseVery much Recommended. Nice, clean and spacious rooms with attached bathroom. Nice little garden. Price Range: Rs 1500 – 2000 for a double bedroom

Also there are economic rooms available in around 700 Rs for double sharing.

Contact: Mr. Dawa Norbu – +91-9469176759 / +91-1980-221097

Pangong:- Camp Martsemik La.

http://www.campmartsemikla.com/

Well the price of the camps is above Rs 3000.But we went in September and there were not many tourists, so we bargained and managed to get the tents in 1000 Rs per person. :P :D

Tso moriri: - Homestay Rs.100 per person.

Total Stay for 10 days- Rs.2500 (In Leh, Kargil, Hunder, Pangong, TsoMoriri)

Cost of food is not included as it depends on each individual :)

Flight from Delhi to Leh- Rs. 2799/-(Sometimes you can find cheaper than this also)

Leh to Manali by bus- Rs. 2200/-

Itinerary:

Day 1 (19-sept-14) -Arrival at airport. Took prepaid taxi from airport to Leh town. Charged around 240 INR.

Rest day in Leh for acclimatization. Only went out for lunch and dinner. Slept whole day :P

Day 2 (20-sept-14) -Drove to Shanti Stupa and visited a Leh market in the evening. Night stay at Leh.

Day 3 (21-sept-14) -Drove to Kargil in the morning reached at night around 7 pm. Night stay in Kargil.

Places Visited on the way:-

  • View point Phey village on the Leh-Srinagar highway
  • Sangam, Confluence Of Zanskar & Indus River Near Leh
  • PatharSahib Gurudwara
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Moonland
  • Lamayuru Monastery & village

Day 4 (22-sept-14) – Drove to Drass to see the Kargil War Memorial. Came back to Leh on the same day. Night stay in Leh

Places visited:-

  • Kargil war memorial
  • Fotula top (highest point on the Srinagar-Leh road 13479ft)
  • Alchi monastery

Day 5 (23-sept-14) – Drove to Turtuk (Nubra Valley) with a stopover at Khardung La. Evening at Hunder sand dunes. Overnight at Nubra Valley.

  • Places saw on the way:-
  • Khardungla (Claimed to be a Highest motorable road in the world)
  • South Pullu
  • Hunder
  • Turtuk (last village between the India-Pakistan border)

Day 6 (24 sept 2014) – Explored Hunder sand dunes in the morning.Had Bactrian camel safari.

Drove back to Leh. Overnight at Leh.

Day 7 (25 sept 2014) -Drove to Pangong Lake, with a visit to Thiksey Monastery on the way. Overnight at Pangong Lake.

Places or things saw on the wayRancho’s school (from 3 idiots ;) :P)Thiksey MonasteryChang la top (World’s third highest pass- 175688 ft)Himalayan marmotStar gazing at PangongAnd of course, Pangong in the morning

Day 8 (26 sept 2014) -Morning photography at Pangong Lake. Drove from Pangong Lake to Tsomoriri. Overnight at Tsomoriri in the Homestays.

Day 9 (27 sept 2014) -Morning photography at Tso Moriri. After that, drove back to Leh in the morning around 10. Reached in the evening around 5pm. Saw hall of fame and visited Shanti Stupa again.

Day 10(28th sept 2014)- Visited Old streets of Leh, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa.

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Wed 04 24 19, 22:14 · Reply · Report
Well Done , But in my opinion for future trips avoid doing it in a Taxi , you can't enjoy the roads, Get a bike rented 10 days is Rs.12,000 for bullet 350 (avenger or Fz is more suitable for single rider) ***Start from Manali or Chandigarh*** , Do it right, it is not like we go to such beautiful destination very frequently. About additional cost it will cost similar to your Flight to leh. (If you cant ride be a pillion) Flight cost to leh ex mumbai is 20,000k (both ways)
Mon 08 07 17, 13:28 · Reply · Report
thankyou for your ladakh budget tour article. it was a gem of advice of which i always will be grateful.
Sun 08 06 17, 23:52 · Reply · Report
wonderful article. beautiful detailing... just what needed
Sun 08 06 17, 23:05 · Reply · Report
Hi, wonderful article, can you share that Innova's contact info? whatsapp: +919007779889 or emai: contact.srirup@gmail.com
Mon 05 22 17, 00:01 · Reply · Report
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