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Pangong Lake of Leh Ladakh
Pangong Lake of Leh Ladakh
High mountains - A spectacular view
High mountains - A spectacular view

Hub request: I am planning to go to Leh in June. Please suggest a good itinerary or any good tour operator service?

Best Season and climate to Visit Ladakh

Planning to visit Ladakh and confused? Don't worry, just go through the following paragraph and learn about things such as "when to visit" Leh, Ladakh.

Unlike other regions in the Himalaya mountains, Ladakh has 9 months of winter and 3 months of summer, so best time to visit Leh Ladakh is in the summer and that is from June to September.

After that period, temperature plunges to sub Arctic level and this region becomes too cold for comfort.

By early October, all the trekking paths in higher altitudes are closed because of heavy snowfall.

One more reason for visiting Leh Ladakh in the summer month is that, this is the right time when some Ladakh's important Buddhist monasteries or Gompas host their annual festivals which are spectacular.

June July is also the best time because later on the ice melts.

I would suggest you go on you own with friends or fellow bikers, as going through tour operators is just like spoon feeding, no fun.

Even I did it with some fellow riders and we all were doing it for the first time and trust me, you do not need to worry, but it is your own wish and it also depends that how and with whom you are going.

If you are going with your family with women also, then it is safe to go for a tour operator service. There are also daily flights which go from New Delhi to Leh. Read below.

Ladakhi Gompas
Ladakhi Gompas

Daily flights from Delhi to Leh

Yes, you will get daily flights from Delhi to Leh. Kingfisher flies daily, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways on alternate days.

You can also check this website for tour operators, as this will provide you the complete information on Ladakh and tour operators of Ladakh.

Hotel Options in Leh

My travel agent when I got there with my family gave me following options in Leh - Hotel Auspicious, Hotel Lumbini, and Hotel Kaal.

In Leh, you will find several options depending on your budget. You can also visit,

If you are at Keylong , Hotel Chandra Bhaga is the best, as it is owned by the Himachal Pradesh government and has an awesome location and decent staff.

If you need more information, please do let me know through comment and I will be glad to help you out.

Delhi to Leh via Manali
Delhi to Leh via Manali
Monasteries in Ladakh
Monasteries in Ladakh
Cute innocent Ladakhi girls
Cute innocent Ladakhi girls

Two different routes to visit Leh Ladakh

I guess you already know that there are two ways of reaching Leh from Delhi:

One is through Manali>Rohtang>Changla>Upshi and Leh. Other is through Srinagar>Kargil>Leh. Both these routes have their own advantages and both the routes will not disappoint you. The climax is Leh and once you reach there, you can go north to Kardungla and Nubra, South to Upshi, East to Moriri And Pangong and west until Lamayuru.

The best would be to travel from Delhi to Leh via Manali and then reach Delhi back via Srinagar so that you do not miss out anything. You can follow the map in reverse as well. I suggest stay in Leh city and make it as your base camp. The trip completely depends upon how much time you take to cover each place. Be assured you will not home sick or bored. In fact when you are about to leave from Leh, you feel sick of home.

Do remember to carry AMS drugs and junk foods for consumption at remote places. If you want details about places to stay, cabs to hire, places to eat and bikes to hire, you can search google for contacts for service providers.

If you are a photography fan, this place is your heaven. Trust me, your index finger will be itching always and if you use an SLR, you will be seeing the places more through your camera view finder than naked eyes. Also, remember to carry extra batteries for your video cameras.

Leh and the Ladakh Festival with cute college girls

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Comments 67 comments

princeland 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

A really impressive hub soni. You have answered the question in a perfect manner, you have even covered hotel options, flight details, and routes to visit Ladakh but can you tell me something about less traveled routes in Ladakh. I am an adventurous person and having fun at less traveled routes in my hobby. I love visiting new places and meeting new people. I have asked a question about the same in the hub request section. I hope you will answer the question.

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I have answered your hub request Princeland. Thanks for the visit once again.

Rajasthan Tour 6 years ago

You have included quite a lot of information in a single page, and made this article a real helping one...

Thanks Dear...

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Rajasthan Tour.

For adventurous people who like to challenge themselves at each part of their traveling, I published a hub a few months before:

Chandan 6 years ago

Great info!! me too planning to visit Leh this session, can you please let me know from where to hire bikes. Thanks

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Chandan, although there are Bullets, Pulsars, Splendors, Scooters, and also old Rx100s available on rent in Leh and their prices are different according to the condition, model, and depends totally on your bargaining power. You can expect to pay anywhere around Rs. 600 to 1200 per day for bikes. But I would like to recommend you to take your own bike or a known bike to the trip as approximately 90% bikes causing troubles and of broken down bikes are the rented ones. Even I know about a rented Bullet Enfield which had to be carried onto a truck from Kargil to Sringar at the cost of 6000 INR, so the decision is on you.

Ashish 6 years ago

hey Soni awesome bit of information here..keep up the good work.

I'm planning to go there around 20th June with 2 fellow bikers.

what do u suggest do we hire a tour operator or just be there on our own? Can we go up till the highest motor able road in June or do they open in July or august.Any suggestions from you are most welcome.

Thanx again.

Best regards.

Rane 6 years ago

Hi, I appreciate the information, well thought out and written. Thank you.

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Ashish and Rane for your comments and appreciation. @Ashish, I will answer your questions via publishing a hub so that other people can also get help from that. Posting a comment in form of an answer to your questions will be limited benefit to others. Thanks a lot for asking these interesting questions.

Vaibhav 6 years ago


I am planning a trip to Leh - Ladakh with my 4-5 friends

The tour duration from delhi is 6 days.

Please help me out in planning the itinerary. I do want to travel be road and do not want to go by packages offered.

batterfly 6 years ago

hi this is batterfly..You have included quite a lot of information in a single page, and made this article a real helping one...

ayishah 6 years ago

hie .. thank you for all the informations given above .. i would be obliged if you could tell me if there is a direct route by train from delhi to leh, ladhak ?

please reply asap at

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

@Vaibhav, go through my other hubs on Leh Ladakh and plan your itirenary accordingly.

@batterfly, thanks dear.

@azizzi, yes I agree all the places you mentioned are really worth visiting.

@ayishah, every time I have gone through road, not even by a plane. There is no beauty in going through train or plane. The best is to visit Ladakh by road and the Manali route is superb. Also, I am sorry there is no direct train to Leh. If you are interested in going by train, the nearest railway station is Jammu which is 993 km from Delhi which normally takes 17 hours by road. After reaching Jammu, you can hire a taxi for Leh.

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suny51 6 years ago

Hello-Soni-When are you going next by mobike, I may join.Nice one.

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I just visited Manali with my family last weekend and now I will be doing the Leh trip next year because this year I have loads of works to do including some selling of ancient property.

Carmel Motels 6 years ago

Hi, I had also visited Kausli this week. It's like a heaven on earth i think all people should visit at once.

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot for your comment Carmel.

Sher 6 years ago

I am planning a trip around teh last week of September. I am told that it is towards the end of tourism season although the weather is still not too hostile. Thouhgt I should check with teh experts.

Also, is it a good time to bike around Leh? I plan to rent a bike locally for this. I am travelling with my wife and both of us have teh adventurous spirit in us.

What temperatures am I bound to experience in Sept. Also, with the recent flash floods will things ease up in time for my trip?

Epha 6 years ago

Hi Soni,

I've just found your hubpage interesting and it's very helpful since am planning to visit India for the first time in the second half of October for a week and still have a vague idea where to go..;-)

I had Himalaya in mind, but after reading your comments, looks like October is not the best time to I'll be considering to see the country major highlights, i.e golden triangle, taj mahal, etc...I've checked through some tour operators offering the program.

Could you suggest me any good, reliable tour operators in Delhi for budget traveler like me?



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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

@Sher, if you take my advice, I would not recommend you to visit Leh on bike in the end of September, the weather is not too hostile but still landslides can take place. This is the reason why my office colleagues including me have canceled our plans to ride to Ladakh in this season. We are planning for a trip some time in December when there will be no rains. The weather will too cold but it is fine for us, as we are all guys and no gals or kids with us. As you are going with your wife, I recommend you to change your plans. Sorry for the late reply as I was busy with Hubpages Marks the Spot Contest this month.

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

@Epha, if you want to know the details of a reliable tour operator in Delhi for budget travel, then I would recommend you to contact KSM Hotel Connections - Mr. K.B. Mahanta at +91-9811759245 (give my reference Mr. Rajinder Soni) or you can call at 011-65481693 and 011-45094627 or send an email at

Mr. Mahanta is the Director of KSM Hotel Connections and lives on 2nd Floor in the same building I live in Patel Nagar. He can definitely arrange tours for you to various destinations in India. Best of luck.

Indigo Airlines 6 years ago

you are really adding a good value

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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Knowledge when traveling is important. The hotels, the time of year, these are the items that we must look for - great store of information here. Thank you!

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cascoly 6 years ago from seattle

great hub - do you have a link for the festival dates for 2011? we'd like to visit next fall and do day hiking

i've also got a number of india travel hubs if you'd like to exchange links

Sanjai Saxena 5 years ago

Hello Soni,

I must thank you for the crisp information on Leh,Ladakh. Going through this makes it really easy to get the best out of your trip.

May I suggest that for accommodation in Ladakh travellers can book online through :



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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Indigo Airlines, GmaGoldie, Cascoly, and Sanjai Saxena for your visit and comments.

Piyush Poddar 5 years ago

Is mid august a good time? I hear melting snow causes problems or is it ok even then?

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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

See current conditions in Leh Ladakh change on a frequent basis. In whatever month you are planning to go, always confirm with Leh Ladakh tourism people before moving ahead. They will be your best guide.

Shilpa Dwivedi 5 years ago

Hi, Me and my husband planning to go to LaDAKH FROM 26 OCT TO 30 OCT, though we know it will be chilling temperature their but we don't have option, so pls prepare an itinerary for us for a successful trip.


sunny 5 years ago

Hi soni,

We are planning for a road trip starting from Bangalore - Mumbai - Leh in the month of Oct 2011. we will leave B'lore on 22nd Oct. Could you guide how to go about..

Thanks & Rgds


arjun 5 years ago

hello soni,

we are planning for delhi- mnali - leh on bikes from october 3 to october 13 is dis a good idea ........v r 6 friends......

which bikes should v prefer?

eeshan 5 years ago

Hello soni..

How are and my 5 more friends plannig to celebrate our new year in leh ladakh only.Hope u got to know now that season would be December.So tell me what we should do.Because i come to know that december will be the chillest season.If its that so then its ok we will switch our plan to other destination MAnali or dharamshala ..SO please tell us.Thankue

ankit 5 years ago

hello sir m in jalandhar planning to visit leh with my 7 frnds,can u tell me hw much budget is needed to visit there.


gail 5 years ago

hey :) i wanted to go to leh with my family but the only time im free is in the month of october. i have done other treks also but we just want to go to leh to see the place .... what problems will we face going in october?

Sandeep 5 years ago

Hi Soni...

We are group of 6 young boys and wants to visit in the period of Dec 08 to Dec 15... Is it advisable to visit during this period to Leh and Ladakh?



chethan 5 years ago

Thanks buddys...... This is only the site where i found more appropriate information that i needed.Great work.Thanks once again.

chethan 5 years ago

Hi all,

We as a group of 4 ppl planning to visit leh ladakh in the month of february/march.Please let me know the weather conditions over there in that season.Is it ok to visit ladakh in february/march or to postpone our trip to june/july?????

and also tell me what would be the approximate amount we need to spend if we want to stay in ladakh for 5 or 6 days..

shreeram 5 years ago

i am planning to visit leh in the month of march. how will be the weather conditions during that time.

Anusha 5 years ago

We are planning to visit Ladakh during october end. Please let me know if it is the right time?

Ripunjay 5 years ago

I want go to ladhakh with my friend please suggest us

Neha 5 years ago

Is it possible to visit leh on the month of november

ANKUR CHAWLA 5 years ago

hows it to celeberate new year in leh...........ny one can sugest

Yousuf Siddiq 5 years ago

Dear all,

I m planning a trip to leh very soon with my frinds .. actually we are planning a bike trip with our own bikes.we r from kerala (Trissur), so we have to travel 3500+ kms. and we decided to catch the train till possible destination (New Delhi).the bikes we r taking with us r Pulsar 200,220(2),Kawasaki Ninja 250 and a R Enfild. Please help me to find till which railway destination we can take our bike with us.and is it a good idea to take R enfild and ninja to this tarain? i m worried abt fuel ;-). what will be the minimum expence , we don't have any friend who have been there before... We r ready to ride and don't know how to get there,, so please help.

Vinod 5 years ago

Hi all,

I am planning to go from Delhi to leh by June 2013 ..

Any one Intrested please let me know to

Rajinder Soni you are awesome ..

Thanks a lot for your info

Shweta 4 years ago

Ur information is really good...provides excellent insight in a short n crisp manner...

Thanx a lot

Amit 4 years ago

Hi Soni, I've just found your hubpage interesting and it's very helpful.

Me & my friend is plannig to visit leh-ladakh probebly during the month of April/May/June with wife and children(5-6 yeas). Our femily wants to enjoy snow-fall and to have fun in ice-mountain, which we didn't got at our north-east (Sikkim) tour last year. Whether in the period I mentioned, all these can be expected at there? Kindly also suggest the places to visit enjoy scenic beauty as well.

fatema 4 years ago

hey i wanna go leh in the month of july v 3 couples r planning 2 go.. so whatzz the best going thrugh bike or by flight.. n which r d best places 2 visit in leh hw can v make our trip most memorable.. what r the adventures v can do in leh...

IngaStina 4 years ago

I am planning to go to Leh in june- july this year for trekking with a friend. This Will be My Third visit to Leh. The other years was in september, oktober. It was very nice. At High altitude it was of course cooler. We had some problem with the plane fr.o.m. Leh going home. Thát late in season the plane cannot always fly because of weather. Better have an extra day so you do not miss your fight connection in Dehli.

The other year we was there during the catastrophic landslade. We was out there on the trekking when it all happened. All the raining. We are longiing to come back for all the nice people, the tibetan atmosphere, the culture, the nature.

Just me and another friend. To women of age.

kianalex 4 years ago

Your article was very informative and useful for upcoming visitors. Leh and Ladakh are

two beautiful place of India. If you are planning your next visit of Leh Ladakh then you must come during the onset of summers.

Visitors can travel to Leh Ladakh by air and road. You can find regular services from Jammu, Delhi, Srinagar and Chandigarh or you can also bring flights from Shimla that hardly take 40 minutes. Leh is the district of Jammu and Kashmir. If you are from abroad and want see this beautiful place get flights to India and enjoy world one of gorgeous tourist destination.

Sudhanshu Lal 4 years ago

wooww...dear sony,

your post seems to be very helpful for us.....thnx for doing this effort for us....

Amritananda Saikia 4 years ago

Dear, u've mentioned d informations in a nice manner. M planning to visit Ladakh this July with my wife. Can u help me plan my tour at an affordable budget.

Pallab 4 years ago

Hi Dear,I am going to leh-ladakh on 24th june.If you kindly say me about hotel details and I will stay there for six days,what will be best plan for me???Is it good time to visit there???and how can I book a hotel securly there???

Deepak Syal 4 years ago

Hi Friends I m going to leh-ladakh from delhi via manali 21 june for 10 days can one please tell me what is the ideal budjut for per person n we would like to prefare local vehicle.. ......thnx alot

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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Deepak, best of luck for your visit to Leh Ladakh via Manali. You will definitely enjoy your visit. Regarding budget, it depends on you as if you are going on a hired vehicle, you should opt for a 4 x 4 sports ulility vehicle and do not take your private city cars. They will not work very well over there. Also it is best to hire an SUV from Manali itself and reach Manali on volvo buses. This will reduce your budget and also you will be able to get a very good local driver who knows each and every way of your journey route.

Arun 4 years ago

Hello Soni, Plz help me out

I am planning to visit Leh Ladakh in the month of sept .... Is it gud to go there during sept ??

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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Arun you need to contact with Leh Ladakh Tourism that is run by a government agency regarding your visit in September.

Arun 4 years ago

Thk you So much soni.

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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

It's my pleasure Arun.

rahul 4 years ago

Hi soni!

We are 6 frnds making plan to go leh laddakh in momth of oct 19 to oct 30. Pls advise is it suitable time for visit thr nd wht precausion we have to follow thr?

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kashmir-ladakh 3 years ago from usa

nice & informative hub about traveling to ladakh,.

sanjaysrini 3 years ago

Your article was very informative and useful for upcoming visitors. But i need an information that is it ideal or enjoyable to visit ladakh during the month of march and also i need ideal tour program, i.e from which place i should start and how many hours/days to spend at every place, to visit ideal places and mode of travel to all places in ladakh especially economic one. please help me in this perspective.

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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I have published several articles on this: How to reach Ladakh explaining different routes:

Best season to visit Ladakh:

Tips for travellers to Ladakh:

So go ahead and read all of these loaded with useful information to visit this heavenly place.

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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks friend.

amit parajapati 3 years ago

hii n my wife is plannin g for ladakh in may it worth???

3 years ago

hws march to go there

Sohan 2 years ago

Nice and very informative. Ladakh is amazing place to visit. pl visit for more details.

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soni2006 2 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hey thanks a lot Sohan.

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