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Leh & Ladakh: Tailormade Holidays

Leh & Ladakh Tours

Leh is the capital of remote Ladakh – a vast highland desert lying between the Karakoram and the Himalayan ranges. Ladakh is the name of the eastern two-thirds of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Variously described as Little Tibet and the last ‘Shangri-La’, it’s in a beautiful Himalayan range, characterised by a desolate moonlike landscape and snowy peaks (it’s inaccessible by road during winter). Ladakh is extremely dry - with rainfall levels as low as in the Sahara - because the mountains keep clouds out. When Tibet was swallowed by China in the 1950s, the Chinese did their best to dilute Tibetan culture, but Ladakh’s Tibetans have carried their traditions forward unimpeded. That’s not to say Ladakh is untouched by outside influences. The area has been open to tourists since the mid 1970s, and substantial changes have occurred. There are still sections, however, that seem to have remained unchanged for centuries.

Leh Palace, which resembles Tibet's Potala, offers great views from its heights. Above the palace is Namgyal Tsemo gompa (monastery). The bazaar and old town offers greats atmosphere and Leh gompa (monastery). Just outside Leh are however probably the most stunning gompas. Some of these include the Shey, Hemis and Tikse monasteries.

Stok Palace, also just outside Leh is the seat of the erstwhile Ladakhi royal family, which now houses a small museum and the Stok gompa.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Leh & Ladakh, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

High Road to Leh
9 days FROM $3,299

Taking in the classic sights of Kashmir, from staying in a house boat on Lake Dal and the regal Mughal Gardens of Srinigar to the magnificent scenery of the Himalayas before finishing on top of the world in Leh. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a truly remarkable and different part of the world.

The 15th century Buddhist Monastery of Tikse located near Leh
Hills and High Places
16 days FROM $4,999

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of the Dalai Lama, crossing the majestic snow-clad Himalayas to discover the medieval temples & stupas of the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh.

Shanti Stupa and snow covered mountains in Leh, Ladakh.
Leh & Ladakh
4 days FROM $1,899

Leh and Ladakh are ‘other-worldly’ places with Buddhist monasteries perched on soaring hilltops, shattered looking landscapes splashed with small but brilliant patches of green and ancient palaces clinging to sheer rock walls.

Hemis Festival
5 days FROM $1,099

Join us at the Hemis Festival in 2015! See the richly adorned masks that the monastery lamas perform in to a cocophony of drums, cymbals and long horns as the birthday celebrations of Guru Padamasambhava get under way!

Tailor-made Holidays to Leh & Ladakh

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailor-made itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Leh & Ladakh.

Hotel Lotus, Leh & Ladakh
Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Lotus Hotel is clean and simple hotel, in a traditional style. Relax amidst enchanting willow and apple trees in the garden area and enjoy the view of the Tsemo Gompa located above the Leh Palace.

Noble House, Leh & Ladakh
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Though small the Noble House is compact and provides a wonderful view of the imposing Leh Palace and the Stok Kangri Range. It highlights traditional architecture and fine craftsmanship using local materials.

Tailor-made accommodation

No-frills or fancy, historic, quaint or quirky, we offer accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

On all our quotes we will provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels using our 'On The Go' categories below. Accommodation can range from western-style hotels and resorts to charming boutique or heritage properties, cruise boats, desert camps, jungle lodges and other styles of accommodation unique to the region.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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