Explore the unexplored winter in Ladakh between Octobers to March. This is the time where the high altitude dry desert changes to a land with frozen lakes and snow capped mountains. This makes winter in Ladakh a once in a lifetime experience.
Ladakh – the ‘Land of high passes’, is an extremely popular travel destination for International travelers as well as Indians travelers. Peak travel season to Ladakh is from May to September end OR October. During the summer season one can enjoy the road journey from Chandigarh to Leh via Manali and Sarchu OR Srinagar to Leh via Kargil. We recommend to exploring the beauty of Ladakh during winters. From October to March one can only reach by air to Ladakh as the mountain passes are closed during these days.
Thanks to the growing emphasis on the authentic and cultural experiences one can discover the beauty of Ladakh in the winter’s which still remains vastly unexplored.
Advantages of travelling to Ladakh in Winter:
– Value for Money
– Great setting for Photography
– Best time to see the High Altitude wildlife
– Experience the true Ladakhi Hospitality
– Explore the Chadar Trek : Walk on the Frozen Zanskar River
As the weather is unpredictable in Ladakh, there is a possibility that one may need to alter the plans due to last minute changes in the weather conditions. Locals are always friendly to assist you with last minute changes in the program to ensure you explore the maximum during your trip.
There are few hotels which are operational during the winter season and they offer their clients the necessary comfort required to face the harsh winter.
The famous Zanskar valley lies to the south west of Leh, surrounded by the Himalayan and Zanskar ranges, which is the most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys. Zanskar comprises of two main valleys of Stod (Doda chu) and Lungnak (Tsarab Chu). Since the passes remain closed in winter, the only alternative route to Zanskar is frozen Zanskar River famously known as Chadar trek. It’s a trek of about a week on the frozen river to reach Leh.
You can do a snow leopard trek in winter and also see a glimpse of Ladakhi’s tradition through various monastic festivals held in winter. When it’s getting colder in Ladakh, people here gear up for winter sports namely skating and ice hockey which has gained huge popularities now a day. With the good conditions and the availability of frozen streams and lakes in the region, the enthusiasm for the sport is growing rapidly each year.
Travel Tips to Visit Ladakh in Winter
– Acclimatize yourself once you land in Leh
– Drink plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated
– Carry sufficient heavy winter / woollen clothes
– Carry Body Moisturizer, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, personal medicines
– Carry adequate cash since Ladakh does not have many ATM’s, and at times they are out of services due to connectivity issues and cards are not accepted at all places
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