Here is the final journey of the season. Leh Ladakh is one of the world’s most rated highway trips. Road trips to Leh Ladakh are full of colorful monasteries, steep, narrow roads, the most scenic and snowy Himalaya region, and Karakoram mountains. These excursions also physically or mentally challenge you across robust terrains, as well as unlikely climatic conditions, apart from offering such amazing views of the environment. Here we are trying to provide you with a complete guide on this famous road trip to Leh Ladakh.
There are two different roads to Leh. One of Srinagar and one of Manali. Manali is the favorite route for cycling to Leh Ladakh, just one day’s drive from the city, and offers an extremely exciting ride along the magnificent and dangerous roads along the world’s highest motorway passes. But if time is on your side, the full journey to Leh Ladakh, along the Srinagar – Leh – Manali route, is once a lifetime. The route from Manali to Leh is about 476 km and it is about 434 km from Srinagar to Leh.
Depending on the start and end destination and the duration, there can be many ways of experiencing the Leh Ladakh road trip. Weekend Thrill offers you the best possible price of 8 various Leh Ladakh route packages for 2017.
Best Time to Visit Leh Ladakh
The best time is Mid-May to October, to visit Ladakh by road. From mid-May, Srinagar roads are open. However, the pass of Rohtang in Manali is only open after May, since the roads would remain slippery until then. Bike tours to Leh – Ladakh start when the roads are open. The streets are open until November. It is not possible to travel to Leh – Ladakh until summer and autumn. Leh can only be reached by air from November to April. Leh from Srinagar and Delhi is available for flights. Start early on on while driving along the Manali-Leh route in order to avoid being trafficked
Camping Spots in Leh
Manali campsite – Tandi, Jispa, Keylong, Sarchu and Pang route are available. Leh route. Campsites in Srinagars, Kargil, Shargol, Tingmosgang and Sham Valley are available on the Leh route.
Eateries Locations in Leh
Marhi, Sissu, Keylong, Sarchu, Jispa and Pang restaurants can be found in Manali – Leh route. Songamard, Drass, Kargil, Mulbekh and Lamayuru are available in Srinagar – Leh Route Restaurants
Things to Carry for Leh
Always use rucksacks that are waterproof for your stuff. Here are some essential elements for the road trip Leh Ladakh
- Footwear and clothing
- Wear heavy boots for walking or treking. Wear heavy boats. Have an additional pair if possible
- 2 – 4 woolen socks, helpful for cyclists in the slightly unpredictable weather and rough terrain
- Pack sufficient number of clothes such as jackets, bagpipes, shawls, comforters, gloves, etc. Wear layers of clothing
- Bring a rainbow to survive unexpected rain/snow showers
Medical Supplies and Toiletry
- Carry sunscreen lotions, humidifiers and lip baking agents (SPF 40+).
- Sprays and inhalers for pain relief (volini). Tablets for Headache (prescribed by a doctor)
- Liquids such as Gatorade for rehydration
- Carry plenty of water and be hydrated always
- Scarf and hat
- UV protected sunglasses
- Multiple tool knives and large plastic bags to keep things dry during treks in the event of rain.
Electronic Devices and Accessories
- For the Leh Ladakh road trip, it is recommended that a good quality camera capture the wonderful view of the environment that is surely life’s memory. Batteries and charger loaded
- Carry the power bank and mobile loader. At higher altitudes, batteries tend to lose their charges
- Beginners that have never seen high altitude sites should carry the oxygen cylinders that are available in chemists’ stores in your towns for a few minutes. Purchase them at your home in Manali, since the demand-supply gap in the season may lead to their being out of stock in Manali
- Carry enough money at any time, because the ATMs are most of the time of season out of order.
Self-Driving Info for Leh-Ladakh Road Trip
- Only high-level vehicles like SUV or MUV are preferred for roads to Leh – Ladakh through cars.
- Get your car properly serviced before your journey. It is good to know that few quick and easy fixes are necessary so that you are less dependent on mechanical shops.
- Transport mechanical instrument kit and replacement pneumatics as you traverse robust terrain
- Safe drive. Don’t rush through risky areas of roads such as rough roads, landslides, the crossing of the water, etc.
- Start your journeys always early in the morning to avoid traffic and not miss the incredible views