18 days in Ladakh Itinerary

18 days in Ladakh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ladakh travel planner

Make it your trip
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Leh
— 9 nights
Drive
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Alchi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kargil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hunder
— 3 nights
Drive to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Fly to Raja Bhoj International Airport

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Leh

— 9 nights
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
When in Leh, make a side trip to see Hemis Monastery in Hemis, approximately Hemis away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame, admire the landmark architecture of Leh Royal Palace, and surround yourself with nature on Kamzang Journeys.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leh trip planning app.

Bhopal to Leh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alchi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alchi

— 2 nights
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alchi Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rizong Monastery and Jelichun Nunnery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alchi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leh to Alchi takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kargil.

Things to do in Alchi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kargil

— 3 nights
Kargil is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dras War Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artifacts, contemplate the long history of Unlock Hundurman - Museum of Memories, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuktal Monastery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kargil day trip tool.

Drive from Alchi to Kargil in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Hunder.

Things to do in Kargil

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Hunder

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Wari La Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Diskit Gompa, and then go for a walk through Hunder Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yarab Tso Lake and then appreciate the views at Nubra Valley.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hunder trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kargil to Hunder takes 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hunder

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ladakh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Hemmed in by the Kunlun and Great Himalaya ranges, Ladakh remains a sparsely populated land of stark natural beauty. An independent kingdom for some 900 years, Ladakh developed a unique culture that strongly resembles Tibet. Islam has also left its mark, with Muslims making up about half of the population. Highlights of a trip to Ladakh include an exploration of the Indus River Valley, driving on the world's highest road, and touring ancient Buddhist monasteries perched high in the mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts can gear up for rugged treks and river rafting, while cultural tours inspire with a range of vibrant summer festivals. Picturesque Leh makes a good base for exploring the region. Note that due to extreme weather conditions, some roads remain closed for about half the year. Also, a strong military presence means you may need permits to access certain areas.