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1. Posted by Kristinperry66 (Budding Member 12 posts) 15w

Want to visit Ladakh? Howmany days are required and which month is prefer to visit Ladakh ?

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Jul-2016, at 03:00 by Kristinperry66 ]

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3. Posted by am_it94 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13w

I would suggest 7 to 10 days. I planned my own trip following this guys itinerary. I will be visiting on 12th August this year. What time do you plan on going ?

4. Posted by varunindia (Budding Member 6 posts) 12w

The best time to visit Ladakh is between March and August. 15 Days are enough to explore the Ladakh. But if you don't have much time, So you can take Minimum 4 Days tour.

5. Posted by anjali33 (Inactive 20 posts) 11w

the best months to visit Leh Ladakh are between June and August when summer is at its full bloom and snow has melted.It is best to spend five to six days to cover all the sightseeing spots of Ladakh.

6. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 526 posts) 11w

Suggest at least two-weeks in Ladakh during the summer months of June, July and August. By the end of September, many hotels and businesses will begin to shut down for the season, with the advent of cold weather.

I left Leh today for New Delhi, finishing a 52-day trip to Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. From my observations; and discussions with those in the travel industry in Ladakh, many Indian tourists prefer to do quick day trips to places such as Pangong Lake. Better to stay at least one night to see and experience more. Driving five hours one-way just to view the lake for an hour or two isn't ideal. Also, the roads can be winding and rough; and coupled with the higher elevations, altitude and motion sickness can pose problems. So extra days can help you better acclimate.

Twelve to 14 days should allow ample time to visit the area around Leh, including Spituk, Hemis and Tiksay monasteries. You can then go to the Nubra valley, crossing over Khardung-La Pass. Near Hundar, many people like to ride the double-humped camels. We enjoyed our trip to Turtuk, a village near the border with Pakistan. The apricot trees there were laden with ripe fruit. From the Nubra Valley, we crossed back over the Khardung-La Pass to visit monasteries at Alchi and Lamayuru, then went to Kargil. From there, we entered the Suru Valley to Ramdung; and spent the night near the monastery there to view the stars. We then traveled throughout the Zanskar valley, including Zangla, before returning to Kargil and Leh. We attended the festival at the monastery in Karsha.

Public transportation can be problematic in the Zanskar valley. But shared taxis are available.

The views are spectacular in Ladakh. You'll enjoy it more by spending a few extra days there. Four to six days, as recommended by some, isn't enough.

P.S. You can track my itinerary on my Travellerspoint map for 2016 travel. There was one segment of the trip -- from Kaza to Chandra Tal -- that offered a thrilling ride ... perhaps the best I've experienced in more than 40 years of travel. My travel companion said she'd never do it again, even if she were offered a million dollars.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Aug-2016, at 03:40 by berner256 ]