General informations

General informations

Ladakh is famous for its remote mountain beauty and distinct culture. It has a unique culture, art, and faith lies cradled in the lap of the Himalayas located on the banks of Indus River. The main city of ladakh Leh is Located at a height of 11,500 ft.(3505 m)above the sea level, it has many beautiful monasteries located on the cliff of mountains and pretty villages & picturesque countryside, high passes, and dramatic mountain scenery. When the rest of India is suffers with summer heat, Ladakh is the destination for you. Somewhere something amazing is waiting to be discovered. Discover and enjoy Ladakh with UT Trips Ladakh at our beautiful, comfortable, and home like stay and we open a window to you for the mysteries and beauty of Ladakh and a door to a once in a lifetime vacation.

Geographical information’s

Area

Altitude

Latitude

Longitude

Temperature

Population density

45000 square Km 2900 Mts to 5900 Mts 32 to 36 degree North 75 to 80 degree East +26.17 to –20.53 degree Celsius 3 heads per Km

Distance from Leh to various places

S.No

From

To

Distance (Km)

1 Leh Srinagar 418
2 Leh Jammu 696
3 Leh Delhi via manali 1011
4 Leh Delhi via Srinagar 1228
5 Leh Manali 480
6 Leh Pangong Lake 150
7 Leh Tsomo riri lake 220
8 Leh Anley 254
9 Leh Hunder 125
10 Leh Turtuk 202
11 Leh Dha 163
12 Leh Kargil 216
13 Leh Padum Zanskar 445
14 Leh Lingshed 250

How to Reach

There are two ways to reach ladakh with flight and by road; the nearest railway station is Jammu.

  • Flights: Daily around seven flights operate on Leh Delhi route and twice a week between Leh to Jammu and once a week from Srinagar. Flights also operate on Leh- Mumbai route and Chandigrah- Leh route. Operating Flight companies are Air india, spice jet, Go air and air Vistara
  • Road:There are two routes the Srinagar to Leh road remains open from early May to November. The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation operates regular deluxe and ordinary bus services. Taxi service also operates on this road.

The Manali - Leh road remains open from mid-June to early October. Himachal Pradesh tourism, HRTC and Manali private bus union, operates a daily bus services, which takes two days to reach Leh, after a night halt at Sarchu or Darcha. Taxi service also operates on this route.

When to come

  • Ladakh is open for tourist throughout the year, while the best period for tour and trek is from June to October.
  • The best period for Chadar trek is from January to Mid-March.
  • The festivals of Stok, Matho and New Year take place in winter. It is possible to visit monasteries in winter, as there are many centrally heated hotels in Leh.

Safety Tips

  • Trekking and mountain climbing are physically demanding and medical facilities are very limited in the remote areas of Ladakh. You must certify that you are in good health as part of the expedition or trekking

Foreign Exchange

  • All the money should be changed with authorized moneychanger available at various places at Leh.

Permit & Passport

  • Tourist don't require permit for Leh; however, all foreigners are required to register at Drass, Rumtse and Sarchu if they are traveling by road.
  • Tourist traveling by air get themselves registered at the airport.
  • The tourist are required to get a permit for restricted areas like Tsomoriri, Tsokar, Pangong Lakes, Dhahanu and Nubra Valley, which our company UT Trips Ladakh manages.
  • Make it sure to carry six photocopies of the permit while traveling, to submit at the Checking points.

Shopping in Ladakh

You can shop unique, beautifully designed products of Ladakh and all products are easily available in Leh main market. The special products of Ladakh are

  • Ladakh handicrafts
  • Thangka paintings
  • Buddha statues
  • Prayer wheels
  • Prayer flags: No photo of Ladakh is complete without colorful prayer flags fluttering the wind, against a bright blue sky.
  • Prayer beads, masks, carved pots of brass or copper, bamboo baby cradles, and baskets.
  • Choktse: Beautifully carved wooden tables painted in stunning colors or varnished to perfection.
  • Ladakh Jewellery
  • Locally designed puppets
  • Ladakh designed Crockery
  • T-Shirts & Hats.
  • Pashmina: Ladakh markets offer several products made of fine Pashmina wool shawls, stoles, gloves, sweaters, socks, blankets and even caps.

Organic fruits

fruits are most commonly found in sham valley due to its warmer climate.

Apricot

Enjoy apricots freshly plucked off the bushes and sold in the markets & buy for loved ones back home as a gift, be sure to carry jam and dried apricots.

Apricot oil

this oil has a great medicinal value for treatment and for skin massage.

Seabuck thorn juice

its highly nutritious fruit containing vitamins and minerals.