Things to know before planning a trip to Leh Ladhak

Things to plan before your Leh Ladhak trip

Leh Ladakh, now a Union Territory, Formerly part of Jammu & Kashmir lies between the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram mountains, and are two of the most spectacular locations in the world: attracting thousands of tourists each year. Ladakh is an emblem of pure paradisiacal beauty, awe-inspiring scenery, a stunning green oasis, glittering monasteries, and small villages. Now just imagine how it would feel like to be taking a breath of fresh air here.

Monks in maroon robes and men walking behind herds of sheep are just a few of the sights that can be found in Leh and Ladakh. But when it comes to having a budget trip, can we still say that a trip to Ladakh is feasible? This is most likely the first question that comes to mind after deciding to visit Ladakh so for People unfamiliar with the location question how much it will cost to travel there. This article will provide you with some essential information on determining and organising affordable travel to Leh Ladakh.

Self-Drive Private Vehicle

The Ladakh trip will take you approximately 3300-3600 kilometres (Round trip). So, if your bike gets about 25 KMPL on average in the mountains and plains, you should outlay around Rs 15000 – 18000 for fuel. If it gives less, make the necessary adjustments. Similarly, if you are driving a car, you can quantify accordingly. Keep in mind that your car will give much less mileage in the hills than in the plains.

Where to stay

Many people believe that this will be the most expensive part of their Ladakh trip. However, this is not entirely correct. In Ladakh, the cost of accommodation is not particularly low, you simply need to be more selective in your choices. Most places in Ladakh have guest houses for as little as Rs. 700 – Rs. 800 per night. Regular campsite fees are a bit steep in places like Pangong. However, there are homestays in Spangmik, Man, and Merak, and their fees will be lesser than those of the campgrounds.

Food costs

For instance, if you eat at a Dhaba tent, the expense of the food will be more like Rs 50-70 per person, whereas the same food at a café on Changspa road in Leh may cost Rs 150 – Rs 170 per person or more. Moreover, the price of food will rise significantly in some high-end eateries.

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