LADAKH – WHERE HEAVEN BENDS DOWN TO MEET THE EARTH
The flawless beauty of nature, enchanting sapphire blue lake, crystal clear sky, mountainous roads, world's highest motorable pass, cold desert, picture-perfect shooting locations, soothing climate, winding valleys, pious monasteries, and the snow-capped Himalayas are enough to lure anyone and to consider a Ladakh Package Tour from Kolkata once in their lifetime. This exquisite location is not only a dream destination for making movies Bhag Milkha Bhag, 3 Idiots, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dil Se, Tube light, Race 3, Sanam Re but also for the adventure lovers, nature lovers, honeymooners and bikers, who love to explore Ladakh while following the adventurous dusty and windy road among the never ending curves of Himalayan region. On a Ladakh Tour from Kolkata travelers can experience the extravagant beauty of the place.
As you assemble a Ladakh Travel Plan from Kolkata, make sure you put in order some of the secular monasteries, palaces and the old town of Leh in your itinerary. NatureWings Cheapest Ladakh Tour Package from Kolkata is especially designed to provide you the most of India's treasured gems. You can behold world's most inexperienced nature with simplicity yet captivating lifestyle of this realm with any one of our perfect Ladakh Tour. Be a part of the vivid travel story with NatureWing's and delight our heritage to travel, explore and celebrate life.
According to NatureWings, the most attracted and desired place to visit during Ladakh Package from Kolkata is Pangong Tso AKA Pangong Lake. Situated at an altitude of 4,350 meter above sea level, this multi shaded lake is a boon to the tourism industry in Ladakh. Be it a domestic traveler or foreigners - everybody throng here to behold this marvel of nature once in a lifetime. It is the most beautiful lake in India and always remains in the bucket list of travelers and adventure lovers.
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Package Name : Exotic Ladakh Package Tour from Kolkata
Kolkata to Ladakh Tour Durations : 5 Nights / 6 Days
Destinations Covered in Kolkata to Ladakh Tour : Leh 3N | Nubra Valley 1N | Pangong 1N
Pickup & Drop : Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport [IXL]
Location of Leh : 3,500 m (11,500 ft) | Coordinates - 34.1526° N, 77.5771° E
Location of Kargil : 2,676 m (8,780 feet) | Coordinates - 34.5539° N, 76.1349° E
Location of Nubra Valley : 3,000 m (10,000 feet) | Coordinates - 34.6863° N, 77.5673° E
Location of Pangong Lake : 4,225 m (13,862 ft) | Coordinates - 33.7595° N, 78.6674° E
Location of Khardung La Pass : 5,602 m (18,379 ft) | Coordinates - 34.2787° N, 77.6047° E
Highest Point in Ladakh : Khardung La - 5,359 m / 17,582 ft
Currencies of Ladakh : INR (Indian Rupee)
Capital of Ladakh : LEH
Time Zone of Ladakh : (GMT+5:30)
DAY WISE KOLKATA TO LADAKH TOUR PLAN SUMMERY
ENTRY FEES TO NOTE FOR LADAKH SIGHTSEEING TRIP
|Pangong Lake||Rs. 420 (Rs. 400 environment fee + Rs. 20 ILP)|
|Nubra Valley||Rs. 420 (Rs. 400 environment fee + Rs. 20 ILP)|
|Leh Palace||Rs. 15 for Indians & Rs. 100 for foreigners.|
|Khardung La Pass||Rs. 15 for (ILP Inner Line Permit)|
|Shanti Stupa||Rs. 40|
|Hall of Fame||Rs. 25|
|Thiksey Monastery||Rs. 20|
|Hemis Monastery||Rs. 50|
|Likir Monastery||Rs. 20|
|Spituk Monastery||Rs. 20|
|Diskit Monastery||Rs. 30|
|Shey Monastery||Rs. 30|
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK A LADAKH TOUR FROM KOLKATA?
Ladakh is an all weather destination and can be travelled all the year round by flight from Kolkata. By road Ladakh can be visited by two ways. First the Leh-Manali highway which opens from June to October and the other is Leh-Srinagar highway which is usually open from April to November. So if you plan to travel Ladakh by road, travel between April to November. Now come to season wise Ladakh Tour information:
WINTER IN LADAKH → [JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH]
Though it sounds little bizarre, Ladakh can be travelled in winter if you really want to experience this land covered under thick carpet of snow all around. Having the temperature between -3°C (day time) to -15°C (at night) Ladakh seems like a mystical magical land with snow clad landscapes.
In spite of heavy snowfall, the internal connectivity between places in ladakh remain open. So travelling different tourist attractions like Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake, Nubra Valley is not so difficult rather it looks adventures to travel penetrating thick snow. Sometime heavy snowfall can block high passes like Khardung La and Chang La. In that case you may need to wait for a day or two for the roads to get cleared. So always keep extra days in your hand if you have plan for Ladakh Package Tour from Kolkata in winter.
SPRING IN LADAKH → [APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY]
Spring in ladakh looks so amazing when all snow starts to melt and nature wakes up from a long winter hibernation. The valley turns green, the poppy and apricot burst in to full bloom, streams again starts flowing with burble, and the koo-kooo sound of cuckoo filled the valley. In spring Ladakh comes alive.
With a modest temperature, ranging between 10°C and 15°C, Ladakh hotels, restaurants, local guides and car vendors prepare themselves for upcoming tourist rush. So with less crowed, spring or April to June is also a perfect time for book a Ladakh Tour from Kolkata.
SUMMER IN LADAKH → [AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER]
Summer is the main tourist season in Ladakh. Having a comfortable temperature between 25°C max and 5°C min, Ladakh experience heavy tourist influx during summer mainly from July to September. Bikers mainly prefer to travel Ladakh at this time as travelling to and from Leh to different attractions are ideal with clear environment free of fog and snow.
Summer offer the opportunity to behold colourful festivals in Ladakh. Beautiful dance of colourful mask dancers in the monastery courtyard can be witnessed along with Hemis Tsechu - one of the most watched festivals in Ladakh. So, before all premium hotels get sold, proceed for Ladakh Package Tour Booking from Kolkata at earliest to avoide peak season rush and extra tour cost.
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TRAVEL DISTANCES TO NOTE FOR LADAKH SIGHTSEEING TOUR
|Kolkata||Leh (Road)||2,490 Kms|
|Kolkata||Leh (Flight)||1,929 Kms|
|Leh||Thiksey Monastery||24 min (16.5 km) via Keylong-Leh Rd/Leh Manali Hwy|
|Leh||Shey Monastery||20 min (12.5 km) via Keylong-Leh Rd/Leh Manali Hwy|
|Leh City||Leh Palace||7 min (2.3 km) via Old Leh Rd|
|Leh City||Shanti Stupa||14 min (4.9 km) via Skara Rd|
|Leh||Kargil||4 hr 31 min (216.7 km) via NH1|
|Kargil||Likir Monastery||3 hr 41 min (171.6 km) via NH1|
|Kargil||Alchi Monastery||3 hr 26 min (159.1 km) via NH1|
|Kargil||Lamayuru Monastery||2 hr 19 min (102.7 km) via NH1|
|Lamayuru Monastery||Leh||2 hr 12 min (114.7 km) via NH1|
|Leh||Nubra Valley||4 hr 33 min (160.3 km) via Khardung La Rd|
|Leh||Khardung La Pass||1 hr 13 min (39.6 km) via Khardung La Rd|
|Nubra Valley||Diskit Monastery||2 hr 5 min (76.1 km) via Charasa Rd|
|Leh||Pangong Lake||5 hr 26 min (222.9 km) via Pangong Lake Rd|
|Pangong Lake||Chang La Pass||3 hr 39 min (148.6 km) via Pangong Lake Rd|
|Pangong Lake||Hemis Monastery||4 hr 55 min (198.7 km) via Pangong Lake Rd|
ADVENTURE SPORTS YOU MUST TRY DURING 2023 LADAKH TRIP FROM KOLKATA
During your 2023 Ladakh Trip from Kolkata you can involve with several sports which are equally thrilling and adventurous. You can choose to involve with :
Mountain Biking / Ladakh Royal Enfield Bike Trip / Chadar Trek / Ladakh Jeep Safari / Markha Valley Trek / Snow Leopard Trek / Pangong & Camping in Ladakh / Camel Safari in Nubra Valley / Quad Biking in Nubra Sand Dunes / Rafting in Zanskar River / Get enrolled for Ladakh Marathon / Stok Kangri Trek / Ride to Highest Motorable Road in the World - Khardungla Pass / Rock Climbing etc.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFO FOR LADAKH TOUR FROM KOLKATA
|Kolkata to Ladakh Distance [by Road]||2,499 km|
|Kolkata to Ladakh Distance [by Flight]||1,907 km|
|Kolkata to Ladakh Travel Time [by Road]||45 hrs|
|Kolkata to Ladakh Travel Time [by Flight]||6.5 hrs|
|Nearest Airport in Kolkata||Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport [CCU]|
|Nearest Airport in Ladakh||Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport [IXL]|
|Maximum Temperature in Kolkata||43.9 °C (111.02 °F)|
|Minimum Temperature in Kolkata||5 °C (41 °F)|
|Maximum Temperature in Ladakh||25 °C (77 °F)|
|Minimum Temperature in Ladakh||-15 °C (5 °F)|
WHICH ARE THE BEST PLACES OF ATTRACTIONS IN KOLKATA?
Kolkata is the epitome Bengali renaissance, cultural heritage and Indian freedom struggle. It is the birth place of Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Netaji Subhaj Chandra Bose, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sri Rama Krishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, Satyajit Ray. Kolkata was the capital of British East India Company till 1911. Without Kolkata, the ancient, middle and modern history of India is incomplete. Kolkata has so many places to behold and experience. So a visit to Kolkata from any corner of the world is incomplete without visiting - Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Birla Planetarium, Alipore Zoo, Howrah Bridge, Prinsep Ghat, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Kalighat Kali Temple, Belur Math, Jorasanko Thakurbari, New Market, Park Street, Eco Park, College Street, Science City, South Park Cemetery, Fort William, National Library, Kumartuli, Mother Teresa House, Old Chinatown, Calcutta Botanical Garden etc. Kolkata is the City of Joy.
PLACES TO VISIT IN LADAKH IN 2023 HOLIDAYS
Situated at extreme north of India, Ladakh is a union territory declared on 31 October 2019 administered by India. Due to breathtaking pristine beauty of high snow clad mountains, passes, lakes, rivers, valleys, desert, monasteries and gomphas, Ladakh is something unique that draws travelers from every corner of the world. There are lots of astonishing places to behold that soothing our mind and soul. Some places to worth mentioning are:
Leh Palace, Pangong Lake, Khardung La Pass, Chang La Pass, Nubra Valley,Shyok Valley, Sangam, Shanti Stupa Ladakh, Tso Moriri Lake, Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame Ladakh, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Likir Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Diskit Monastery, Hundur Monastery, Phugtal Monastery, Chemrey Monastery, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Zanskar Valley, Shey Monastery and Palace, Stok Palace, Rafting in Ladakh, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Kargil, Bactrian Camel Ride, Tso Kar, Hemis National Park, Chadar Trek, Hunder Village, Taglang La, Turtuk, Lamayuru, Stargazing, Sankar Gompa, Lachung Temple, Druk White Lotus School, Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, Nyoma, Panamik Hot Springs, Yarab Tso Lake, MoonLand of Lamayuru, Padum Trek, Maitreya Buddha, Handicrafts Industrial Cooperative Shop etc.
DAY WISE LADAKH TOUR PACKAGE ITINERARY FROM KOLKATA
DAY 1: WELCOME TO LEH AIRPORT [FLY IN]
Arrival at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport for your Ladakh Package Tour from Kolkata (This must be one of the Most Sensational Flights in the World. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif). Upon arrival you will be meet and greet with our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize followed by welcome tea or coffee at the Hotel. Evening stroll to Leh Market. (If time permit). Overnight stay at Hotel in Leh
DAY 2: LEH LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After early breakfast in the morning, drive to view some of the most attractions in Ladakh :
Thiksey Monastery - Thiksey Monastery is located on a hill-lock with formidable views of the Indus valley. Thiksey is especially noteworthy for its gigantic seated statue of the Maitreya and is also known for its (Dukhang) assembly hall which houses hundreds of rectangular prayer books, stacked between wooden covers and bound in silk.
Shey Monastery - the former summer palace of the King of Ladakh. The Shey Monastery or Gompa and the Shey Palace complex are structures located on a hillock in Shey, 15 kilometres to the south of Leh in Ladakh, northern India on the Leh-Manali road. Shey was the old capital of the upper Ladakh region. When the Dogras of Jammu invaded Ladakh in 1842, the Namgyals abandoned the palace and fled to Stok (they made it their permanent residence) on the opposite side of the Indus River. It is conjectured that the fort found in ruins, not dated, above the present palace at Shey, belonged to this period of invasion. Subsequently, when the political dictates necessitated shifting of the capital to Leh, even then the importance of Shey continued since it was a mandatory requirement of the Namgyal kings to father their heir apparent here.
3 Idiot School - This school is also known as "The Druk White Lotus School" located in Shey, Ladakh, in northern India, and is known locally as the "Druk Padma Karpo School". Karpo means White and Padma means Lotus in the local language Bodhi. The school got its name 3 idiot school after the famous Indian actor Mr. Amir Khan cast his memorable movie 3 idiots here. Post lunch you may visit :
Leh Palace - Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the town of Leh, Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas. This palace was constructed circa 1600 by Sengge Namgyal. The palace was abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century and forced the royal family to move to Stok Palace. It is nine storeys high, the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms. Much of the palace is in deteriorated condition, and little survives of its interior decorations. The Palace Museum holds a rich collection of jewellery, ornaments, ceremonial dresses and crowns. Chinese thangka or paintings, which are more than 450 years old, with intricate designs still retain the bright colors derived from crushed and powdered gems and stones. Structures around the palace's base include the prominent Namgyal Stupa, the colourfully muralled Chandazik Gompa and the 1430 Chamba Lhakhang, with medieval mural fragments located between the inner and outer walls. The palace is being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), this palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas.
Shanti Stupa - Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north India. It was built in 1991 by Japanese.
DAY 3: LEH TO NUBRA VALLEY VIA MIGHTY KHARDUNGLA PASS [4H 58MIN (159.5 KM) VIA KHARDUNG LA RD]
After Breakfast drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft). Arrive at Hundur Village by Afternoon. Enjoy Double Hump Camel Safari in sand dunes between Deskit and Hunder Village.
As per the medics, it is advisable to not stay at the top for more than 20-25 mins as it could be detrimental to health owing to its high altitude. Overnight at Nubra Valley.
DAY 4: NUBRA TO PANGONG ENROUTE DISKIT MONASTERY [7H 19MIN (274.2 KM) VIA PANGONG LAKE RD]
After Breakfast you may visit Diskit Monastery. Diskit Monastery also known as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, founder of Gelugpa. Crossing Khardungla Pass reach Pangong by afternoon. Evening free time for personal activities and enjoy the panoramic view of Holi Pangong Tso. Overnight at Pangong.
DAY 5: PANGONG LAKE TO LEH VIA CHANGLA PASS & HEMIS MONASTERY [5H 8MIN (224.6 KM) VIA PANGONG LAKE RD]
After breakfast visit Lake for Sun rise, latter on start for Leh through Changla Pass 17,350 ft. it is the second highest motorable road in the world. As per the medics, it is advisable to not stay at the top for more than 20-25 mins as it could be detrimental to health owing to its high altitude. On the way to Leh you may visit :
Hemis Monastery - Hemis Monastery is a Himalayan Buddhist Monastery (Gompa) of the Drukpa Lineage, in Hemis, Ladakh, India. The monastery was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king Sengge Namgyal. Hemis Monastery existed before the 11th century. Naropa, the pupil of the yogi Tilopa, and teacher of the translator Marpa is connected with this monastery. A translation was made by A. Grünwedel (Naro und Tilo: Festschrift Ernst Kuhn, München 1916) of Naropa's biography that was found in Hemis Monastery.
Sindhu Ghat - Sindhu Ghat is the bank of the Indus River in the Ladakh. There is a beautiful place called Sindhu Darshan Point. In the evening walk around Local Market. Overnight at Leh.
DAY 6: DEPART TO AIRPORT (FLY OUT)
Tour concludes. NatureWings thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward destination and cherish your memories forever.
LADAKH PACKAGE TOUR FROM KOLKATA INCLUSIONS
- Accommodation in listed Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner only
- Transfers and all sightseeing in an exclusive Private vehicle
- Parking, Toll Tax, Permits
- Guest Service Support during trip from India office 24/7
KOLKATA TO LADAKH TOUR PACKAGES EXCLUSIONS
- Any item which is not mentioned in the Inclusion section
- Lunch or any other meal
- All Museums, Monuments and other entry Fees
- Parking, Toll Tax, Permits
- Laundry, Tips, Phone Call or any Personal Expenses
LADAKH - A CONGLOMERATION OF LAKES, MONASTERIES, VALLEYS AND RICH CULTURE
DOUBLE HUMPED CAMEL SAFARI IN NUBRA VALLEY
In NatureWings special Leh Ladakh Tour Package from Kolkata you will visit this astonishingly beautiful valley called Nubra Valley, which lies between the Karakoram and Ladakh mountain range. Nubra Valley is a sub-division of the Union Territory of Ladakh and is one of the most unique and wonderful destinations in India. Famous for the Double Humped Camel which is also known as the Bactrian Camels, this valley has gained gain popularity among the tourists all from all over India and world.
To reach Nubra Valley tourists are required to travel via Diskit (capital of Nubra valley). The distance is almost 160km long and takes approx 5.5 hours to reach from Leh. During Nubra Valley Tour, on the way the tourists have to cross the killingly beautiful Khardung La Pass (Khardung - La means pass in Tibetan) which lies at an altitude of 17,600 feet. This pass is astonishingly beautiful and attracts lots of travelers and adventure lovers specially bikers for its awesome beauty. It is the highest motor able road in the world.
Along the way to the valley lies Hundar Village (12km from Diskit) which is famous for white sand dunes. The sand dunes stretch from Hundar Village to the Nubra Valley and this is the prime spot where the Double Humped Camel Safari actually takes place. The charge of the double humped camel ride is Rs. 200/Head (approx) for 15 minutes. Originally named Ldumra means Valley of Flowers, Nubra valley produce variety of berries and nuts. Leh berries (Hippophae) and sea buckthorn which is a staple food for the Bactrian camels are found in plenty here. The tourists enjoy the activities but the valley itself is one of the most soul soothing places on earth.
NOTE: In order to enter Nubra valley, tourists are required to get a permit as the valley is too close to the country borders. There are two types of permits available, the Protected Area Permit (PAP) and the Inner Line Permit (ILP). Foreigners must possess Protected Area Permit (PAP) duly collected from DC office from Leh to enter the Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri.
PANGONG LAKE - THE ALLURE OF NATURE
This 5N/6D Ladakh Tour from Kolkata includes the most famous and sparkling Pangong Lake which is situated in Changthang region near Leh-Ladakh (5 hours drive from Leh) in the Himalayas, at a height of approximately 4,350 m above the sea level. The beautiful multi-shaded ocean like lake is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China with 60% coverage in Tibet. The Pangong Lake is almost 5 km wide at its broadest point. All together it covers 604 sq. km.
The word Pangong is derived from a Tibetan word "Banggong Co" which means "long, narrow, enchanted lake". Pangong Lake in Ladakh is the world's highest brackish lake at 14,256 feet above the sea level. In winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. The Brackish water lake does not support vegetation or aquatic life, despite you can spot many water birds as well as migratory birds like Brahmani Ducks, Rare black necked cranes and Seagulls during summer. One can also spot Ladakhi Marmots, a rodent-like creature during Pangong Lake Package Tour.
A unique feature of this Lake is that it does not remain blue throughout the year or even the day, rather it changes colors with the weather condition. The water sparkles in distinct shades of blue, green, purple, and violet, being transparent to a good depth, stand in stark contrast to the arid mountains surrounding it. Though boating is prohibited here, but Camping at Pangong Lake can be an enthralling experience.
Pangong Lake has emerged as one of the most desired places to visit especially after the movie-shoots of Bollywood blockbusters "3 idiots" and "Jab Tak Hai Jaan". The serenity and tranquility of Pangong Lake are the tourist's paradise which cannot be described in words but can only be experienced through The Ladakh Package Tour from Kolkata.
WHAT ARE THE BEST BUDDHIST MONASTERIES TO VISIT DURING LADAKH TOUR FROM KOLKATA?
- Alchi Monastery [Coordinates: 34.2237° N, 77.1752° E]
- Diskit Monastery [Coordinates: 34° 32' 28 N, 77° 33' 37 E]
- Hemis Monastery [Coordinates: 33.912610°N 77.707646°E]
- Likir Monastery [Coordinates: 34.2932° N, 77.2151° E]
- Lamayuru Monastery [Coordinates: 34.2830° N, 76.7742° E]
- Matho Monastery [Coordinates: 33.9970° N, 77.6450° E]
- Phugtal Monastery [Coordinates: 33.2663° N, 77.1830° E]
- Phyang Monastery [Coordinates: 34.1864° N, 77.4898° E]
- Rizong Monastery [Coordinates: 34°16'9 N 77°6'26 E]
- Spituk Monastery [Coordinates: 34.1255° N, 77.5266° E]
- Stakna Monastery [Coordinates: 34.0050° N, 77.6852° E]
- Sumda Chun Monastery [Coordinates: 31.5797° N, 77.1672° E]
- Shey Monastery [Coordinates: 34.0715° N, 77.6331° E]
- Thiksey Monastery [Coordinates: 34.0560 N 77.6667 E]
- Takthok Monastery [Coordinates: 34.0056° N, 77.8202° E]
DOS AND DONT'S TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE LADAKH TOUR PACKAGE BOOKING FROM KOLKATA
- Before your Ladakh Tour Plan from Kolkata gather all information about climate and weather of Ladakh.
- If you reach Leh by air, do not plan any trip or local sightseeing that day, as you will be needed a minimum day to acclimatize yourself. Drink plenty of fluids (water, fruite juice etc. not alchole) and take rest.
- As oxygen level in Ladakh is very low, so it is better to move slowly and breathe deep.
- Drink only boiled or bottled mineral water.
- Refill your water instead of buying new one.
- Carry plenty of drinking water, dry foods and dry fruits during Ladakh Travel.
- To travel within Ladakh and for sightseeing book a local taxi or cab.
- Smoking and consumption of alcohol is not suggested during your Ladakh Trip.
- Don't forget to add First-aid box in your wish list.
- During Ladakh Package Tour in summer carry light woollen dress, light jackets, boots, caps, sun glasses and gloves.
- You can experience frequent power cut in your Ladakh Trip. So carry fully charged extra batteries, power banks for your mobile phone, camera or others digital equipments.
- Post paid SIM of BSNL, Airtel or Vodafone works fine there. So plan accordingly.
- Solo Ladakh Tour in Bike is not suggestible at all. In desperate need, you may not get any help for several kms. So it is advised to opt for Ladakh Group Tour in Bike.
- During your Kolkata to Ladakh Package Tour, you can take the advantages of oxygen Cylinders in your taxi / cab for an extra charge. It can help to breathe you in high altitude areas.
- Always procure Inner Line Permit (ILP) to travel restricted areas like Nubra Valley, Hunder Village or Pangong Lake.
- Always take permission before clicking photographs inside any monasteries or any persons.
- Make Ladakh plastic free, always bring back used bottles and plastics.
- Dress decently. Don’t wear shorts, sleeveless dress while visiting Buddhist Gompa or Monasteries.
THINGS YOU MUST CARRY FOR YOUR LADAKH TRIP FROM KOLKATA
As a traveller, you must be prepared for any circumstances while travelling. There may appear any harsh situation which you can control with some basic things you carry. Here is some list of them :
Identity Proof : Always carry your original ID proof with you as Kashmir is the most sensitive part of India and anytime situation may go wrong. In that case it is only your ID proof that proves your nationality. So carry your Voter Card / Aadhaar Card / Driving Licence with you.
Keep / inform nearby contacts with you : If you have any contacts near that region / state like in Kashmir, Delhi, Haryana etc, let them inform about your journey or keep their address and contact no with you so that for any tough situation you can contact them for any help.
Medicines : This is one of the most important things in your travel kit or hand bag. Always carry basic medicine for fever, headache, vomiting, stomach upset and prescribed antiseptics, antibiotics, antacids and painkillers along with inhalers, pain relief sprays, band-aid, bandage & ointment for safe and secure journey.
Warm clothes and Jackets : Depending on your journey date you need to carry light (April - Oct) or Heavy (Nov - March) woollen clothes with you. Places like Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahelgam are very chilling throughout the year hence take proper precautions. It is advisable to carry water proof jackets or windcheater to avoid unseasonal rains.
Trekking Shoes/Boots : If travelling icy places like Gulmarg or Sonmagr during cold season, it is better to wear your own high thigh boots or gumboots to safe guard your legs though you can rent it from local stores.
Dry Fruits : Trust me, this is a must to be in your travel bags or hand bags. Kashmir is a hilly area and landslides may halt and stuck you in a place for long time. In that case only dry fruits can keep your hunger in control and alive.
Indeed the list is huge. Here we have provided some basic necessities to keep with you while travelling in Ladakh. In spite of the above listed things there are many to add on your item list like moisturisers, cold cream, extra carry bags, umbrella, adequate money, debit cards, credit cards, torch, candle, match stick, gas lighter, small rope, small knife, camera etc.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [FAQ] FOR KOLKATA TO LEH LADAKH TOUR
Q. Which is the best time to book Ladakh Tour?
The mid of September to mid of October months are considered to be the best season to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the landscape of Ladakh as well as Leh. While for Ladakh Package Tour, the month of March is considered as the best time to visit Ladakh for adventure trip. While the months from April to mid-May are the peak season for Ladakh Tourism.
Q. What are the best attractions of Ladakh Trip?
The best attractions of Ladakh Package Tour are Suru Valley, Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley, Chang La Pass, Confluence of The Indus And Zanskar River, Pangong Lake, Hunder Village, Hemis Gompa, Hemis National Park, Khardung La, Alchi Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Monastery, Stakna Monastery, Sankar Monastery, Matho Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Hall of Fame, Kargil, Drass War Memorial, Zorawar Fort, Magnetic Hill.
Q. Can I book Kolkata-Ladakh Durga Puja Trip at the end of September?
Yes, Ladakh is best to explore during September to October. It is considered as the end of Ladakh Season. After October, Ladakh Tour season gradually come down as soon harsh winter will cover the entire valley under thick carpet of snow. So, if you want to Travel Ladakh from Kolkata during Durga Puja Holidays, then you better book your package as early as possible because due to great demand many luxury and premium hotels with good service and amenities gets booked. Many deluxe camps at Pangong Lake also become 100% booked during sep-Oct season. So to avoid hassle free travel, book your Durga Puja Spl Leh-Ladakh Tour from NatureWings at earliest.
Q. Can I face oxygen scarcity during Leh Ladakh Tour?
As during your Ladakh Tour from Kolkata, you will be travelling above 10,000ft of sea level, Oxygen saarcity is inevitable. Hence you might feel high altitude sickness or difficulty in breathing.It's a common matter in this type of altitude. Little bit rest will help you to acclimatize with the environment.
Q. How many days are needed to explore Ladakh?
NatureWings provides various Ladkah Package Tour from Kolkata with different tour durations along with itineraries. Though company suggest that if you really want to explore Ladakh, keep at least 12 to 14 days in your hand as most of the top attractions in Ladakh are scattered at long distance. So travelling time becomes a factor to explore various tourist attractions in Ladakh.
Q. What types of clothes should I pack for my Ladakh Trip?
This entirely depends on which time of the year you are travelling. If you choose Ladakh Tour during August to October, moderate cloth like T- shirt and shorts will do during day time. During night you need to wrap up yourself in heavy cloths like pullover or jacket.
If your travel time is between Novembers to January (winter season) you need some extra cloths like woollen hand gloves, woollen caps, woollen socks, thick pull over and jackets.
During June and July it is mandatory to pack raincoats and wind cheaters as you may encounter with rain.
Q. What is Ladakh famous for?
Ladakh is famous for a lot of things. A person planning for a Leh Ladakh Package Tour from Delhi should look forward to the famous Hemis festival that is the mark of the 10th day of Tibetan Calendar, Monasteries, Hemis National Park, Nubra Valley and the Bactrian Camel Safari, Chadar Trek Route (Frozen lake trekking), Mountain Biking, Magnetic Hills and aside from those also a heaven for foodies as they also offer heavenly Momos, Tibetan Stew, Ladakhi Bread and beautiful Silverware to buy as souvenirs.
Q. Is it possible to travel Pangong Lake from Leh and come back in a day?
Yes, it is absolutely possible. To cover Leh - Pangong - Leh Trip in a day you have to start early in the morning, may be with the fist light of the day. The distance between Leh to Pangong is about 225 km and it takes approx 5 to 6 hrs to cover the entire journey one way. After reaching there, you certainly will spend some quality time there to enjoy the splendid beauty of the lake. Then your return journey will start and it will take another 5 to 6 hrs to reach bake. The journey is very strenuous, but if your health and weather permits, it is worth visiting.
Q. Is it safe to travel solo in Ladakh?
Yes, surely you can travel safely as a solo or an independent traveller in Ladakh. So, don't worry! pre-book / pre-arrange your Ladakh Tour Plan without any hindrance.
Q. Which month is best for Leh Ladakh Pangong Package Tour?
Ladakh Package Tour from Kolkata or Pangong Lake Package Tour should be planned from March to August. This time is considered as summer in Ladakh, so its the best season to travel as the temperature starts to rise and the harsh winter seems to subside. Although from April to mid May tourist could still find snow. March is the month of the adventures like trekking and river rafting and many more for those who are interested.
Q. Do foreigners travel Ladakh?
Ladakh is one of the best choices for international travelers. Thousands of traveler's across the world, especially from USA, Israel, Germany, UK, Australia, Brazil and New Zeeland prefer to travel and engage in various activities in Ladakh. Foreign travelers mainly prefer Mountain Biking, Bullet Ride, rafting in Zanskar, Chadar trekking or Rock Climbing. In 2019 in total 279,937 travelers opted for Ladakh Tour among which 38,652 were foreigners. In 2020 until June or before pandemic 6,079 travelers visited Ladakh among which 1,060 were foreign tourists. So, it is very much clear that a significant no of foreign travelers prefer to travel Ladakh.
Q. Is Ladakh safe for Foreign Tourists?
Yes Ladakh is completely safe for the foreign tourists. Every year approx 5 million foreign travelers visit India as tourist. So, it is responsibility of our government to provide best importance and facilities to foreign travelers. In Indian culture or in Hindu society we consider guests as equivalent to God saying "Atithi Devo Bhava". So, any traveler in our county is given supreme importance according to Indian culture. It is applicable for the security and safety of foreign travelers also.
Q. Can I use ATM at Leh, Nubra & Pangong?
Tourists planning for Ladakh Tour Package from Kolkata should keep in mind that although there are ATMs (SBI, HDFC, J&K Bank) available in Leh and Kargil (availability of cash is not assured) but there are NO ATMs in Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. So it is recommended to carry the required amount of cash during your Ladakh Trip because you never know when ATMs will run out of cash or you may face inconvenience due to no link or poor internet connectivity.
Q. Can we use Credit Cards during my Ladakh Trip?
Usage of Credit Card is possible but it is advised to carry debit card as although there are ATMS, the cash availability is not assured.
Q. When can enjoy snow fall during my Ladakh Trip?
If you're doing Ladakh Tour Plan from Kolkata and you want to see and experience snow then March to mid May is your time to visit as you will definitely find snow on your Leh Ladakh Trip.
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Fantastic arrangement by Team NatureWings. I recently book a trip in October with NatureWings after reading a lot of positive feedback especially their expertise in Himalayan Region. Our plan was for 7N/8D covering Leh & Ladakh. Throughout our journey, every day I used to get calls from them inquiring about the travel comfort, stay etc. I was really surprised with the professionalism and the care for their tourists. From handling of Permits, coordinating with driver, informing the concern person for our stays everything was butter smooth. I highly recommend NatureWings & Team to all, looking forward to do my future trips through them only.
It was an amazing Ladakh Trip. It’s our first family trip with NatureWings and In future surely we will plan our trips with NatureWings. All the arrangements made by them were as committed at the time of selling. The vehicle was in a very good shape & the driver we got, was an experienced young locale chap, who knows the hills very well. He shared his experience and travel tips as a guide beyond just driving. Quality of the hotels & surrounding breathtaking view was the icing on the cake. We got warm and comfortable rooms, along with the hot, fresh & hygienic foods. NatureWings hospitality touched our mind. The Leh Ladakh Tour Packages was beyond our expectations within this price range. Overall, it was a life time experience for me and my family. We will highly recommend NatureWings & Team to all for their Hospitality and the Expertise to provide the highest satisfaction.
Leh Ladakh is beautiful. This is to motivate people of all ages to surely visit this place once a heaven on earth. We had gone through NatureWings which was suggested by one of my friends who have experienced their expertise in Himalayan Region. We started our journey by flight from Mumbai to leh. It was a family Tour consisting of 7 Members. Leh is indeed a beautiful place to behold, best was Nubra valley. The stay in Nubra valley was excellent with good food and best possible service. The trip from Leh to Nubra valley and Pangong Lake has breathtaking views. While return we experienced snowfall in Khardungla Pass, which was like cherry on top. The driver we got was a very helpful and kind-hearted person. We very much enjoyed his accompany for the entire Ladakh Trip. All the arrangements were as per expectations and committed by them. A big thumps up for NatureWings, we highly recommend them to all.
For the first time in my life, I booked a package tour from a tour operator, and based on my experience, I must say it will not be my last. From the very first day of communication a thoroughly professional approach, keeping the best interests and the needs of the customer in mind at all times was their point of concern. All the arrangements were good & value for money, and the process of procuring permits and other formalities was seamless and smooth. The hotels and food were good, and even arrangements were made for vegetarian food as well. Overall, an excellent memorable experience. Team NatureWings was very responsive and we always felt safe and well taken care of throughout the trip. We enjoyed our Ladakh Package Tour from Mumbai at our fullest satisfaction. Kudos Team - NatureWings.
I recently finished my Leh Ladakh Kargil Package Tour with NatureWings. To be very honest and as per my first experience, NatureWings not just act as a Travel Agent its actually helps the tourists to choose and design the right itinerary based on their preference on Budget, Hotels, Age Group, Activity preference and obviously choice of meals etc. I really liked the way they have planned my trip. It was a smooth trip tough we have covered the maximum possible places. All the arrangements along with the hotels & the drivers were on time and perfect. Permit procedures was also smooth on time. NatureWings Team was in constant touch throughout the trip for any kind of any issues or complain we have and assuring our utmost satisfaction. I will highly recommend NatureWings and definitely will contact for our future travels for sure.