-Ladakh is a province of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Being a rain-shadow region, it has one of the most diverse and stark landscapes. Ladakh is famous for its buddhist monasteries, snow capped mountains, treks and magnificent scenery. Ladakh has some of the highest motorable roads in the world.
-You can book your stay in villas, homestays and guest houses with SaffronStays. We also have campsite tents in stunning locations like Sumur, Lamayuru and Pangong Tso.
-Most of our hosts in Ladakh are locals who've opened their homes to travellers to augment their family income. They offer great insight into local culture and traditions.
-Ladakh is well connected by air and road. There are daily flights from Delhi to Leh and connecting flights from all major domestic airports. There is no rail network in Ladakh. The closest railway station to Leh is in Jammu which is 700 km away. You can reach Ladakh by road from Srinagar using the Srinagar-Leh road (420 km) or through Manali by taking the Manali-Leh road (480 km). Both routes are extremely picturesque but also very demanding.
-The best way to get around Ladakh is to hire a jeep or taxi with a local driver who knows the roads and routes well. Local taxis for short distances are only available in Leh. If you're a biking enthusiast, bikes are easily available and can be used to ride on some of the best biking routes in Ladakh.
Things to do
-Some of the best places to visit in Ladakh are Shanti Stupa, Lamayuru Monastery, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Khardung La Pass, Alchi-Likir Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara and Nubra Valley.
Homestays in Ladakh serve local delicacies made using organic vegetables. Thupka and Momo are must try.
Other locations to combine
-SaffronStays suggests you combine your visit with a trip to Srinagar (420 km) or Manali (480 km) in Himachal Pradesh