Into the Wild | Leh in Winters

Near Khardungla : On the way to Nubra Valley Leh Ladakh in Winters
                            Near Khardungla : On the way to Nubra Valley
One needs to get completely out of one's head or physically very strong to visit Ladakh in Winters. I and Vijay certainly fall in the former category. I am not sure whether it was an attempt to get out of rut ? ..or deep-rooted escapist tendency that led us to Ladakh in the month of January. Delhi was already shivering with the cold breeze and yet we decided to take the early morning flight to Leh ( one can not reach Leh by road in winters as all the connecting passes get closed due to heavy snow fall )....Flight was sparsely occupied ... As Flight took off the initial apprehension disappeared though excitement still persisted. We were not sure for how long we are going stay there. Like Always it was precipitous trip. Random thoughts of demented mind were running through our head.
The Great Himalayan Wolf

                                           The Great Himalayan Wolf

Delhi to Leh was some 2 hours flight and we landed to the GOD's own abode. Ladakh was like ever before. Ecstatic terrain that mesmerized me at its very first glimpse. Thin air that i could feel from the very first breath I took in...Ethereal mountains and thrilling elevation... now we were walking into the Wild... During Winters, Leh turns into a lonesome city.. completely different than what you experience during summers..terrain becomes dry and haunting..... Most of the locals of the city recede to warmer plains of northern India....we reached to heart of the city,the market. all the shops were closed except the one at the T-point. Leh was freezing with negative 15 mercury. we ordered two cup of tea and asked that shopkeeper that we are looking for a place to stay and that too for a long time. I still remember the devious smile at his face. he looked at us weirdly with empty gaze and asked "Aap log yahan sardiyon main kya karne aaye hain ?".. and that's when it all started.. story of two footloose in India's most desolated terrain in the month of freezing winters and it certainly changed our lives

Snow Fall on the lanes of Leh Ladakh in Winters Himalayas
                                  Snow Fall on the lanes of Leh Ladakh
Later we talked about our previous experiences to high altitude places and told them that we had been to Ladakh in Summers couple of times and have a desire to experience the beauty of this place in a different season. Though none was convinced with that answer neither were we...
Ice Hockey Tournament
                                                    
Ice Hockey Tournament
After two cup of tea. we kept our luggage on that shop itself to start our hunt for an accommodation in Leh. Most of the hotels were closed. finally we were able to get a room in a hotel that was partially closed but owner was still staying there. She charged heavily but offered a room with plenty of duvets and blankets. Room heating equipment was also there on optional basis. There were couple of restriction too...
Leh city in Winters
                                                                    
Leh city in Winters
* Only 1 bucket water will be given for the day.....(though other forms of water(Ice and snow) were in surplus)
* Electricity will come only for an hour in a day so if you want to charge your camera etc. Get your schedule in order
* 2 hot water fabric pillows will be given at 8 'o clock in the night... Hot Water Fabric pillows were a delight...
* Drinking water will be available 24*7...
Thicksey Monastery in Ladakh near Leh in Winters
                                                                  A Monastery in Ladakh
After getting the accommodation,we roamed around in the partially desolated city of Leh where every one was looking at us with a suspicious gaze. Shortly after we head to the DM office to get the inner line permits for the border areas. again we had to justify our visit to Ladakh in winters. Thankfully,We got the permissions very easily...
Main Market in Leh
                                                                            Main Market of Leh
1st night : We denied to get a room heating equipment because we thought we can survive without it in that deplorable temperature. and it was a mistake. a huge one. Night was arctic. temperature went below -25 Celsius. we both could not sleep for the entire night..
In the morning we reached to landlady again and asked her to provide us room heating device (that runs on LPG)...We had to bargain a lot to cut down the charges. again we were supposed to run it in the night only. that too for 2 hours and if the cylinder will get empty. we will have to pay for the new cylinder...
Frozen Water Stream Ladakh
                                                                               
Frozen Water Stream Ladakh
Days were also very cold. temperature was always below -5 degree Celsius. Now it was time to find some place to find food on regular basis. though we carried significant amount of ready to eat stuff from Delhi but it started to shrink day by day. finally we figured out that there is just one restaurant where we can take dinner and that too we have to finish before 7 PM. Thin air already started showing its impact on our body. we were weary kind but getting acclimatize slowly slowly...

Frozen Indus river in Leh Ladakh in Winters
                                 Frozen Indus river in Leh Ladakh
first couple of days were relaxing and we spent most of our time in hotel room and roaming around in the city,clearing snow,talking to locals, taking tea and kehwa, hiking smaller hills and enjoying the surrounding in leisure pace. For next couple of days, we took local buses to some villages those were completely shut down and frozen. There was no greenery in the entire valley due to heavy snowfall. all the rivers including Indus and Zanksar were partially frozen. we walked on those frozen rivers. spent days on the river's bank. staring at the great Himalayas peaks. getting lost in those oblivion villages in the magnificent cold desert of Ladakh. Ladakhi people are very gentle and Ladakh is free from any annoyance. you can roam around anywhere,do camping,visit monasteries,get completely desolated,do treks on those frozen rivers,society will not intrude at all...

For us, Time was running without relativity. it was just time. there was no Sunday,Monday. no date. no calendar, no watch. no cigarette...
Snow and the lost city
                                                  Snow and the lost city
We had a preconceived assumption in the mind that we can not reach to the border areas as snow might have blocked all the passes.. then we researched a bit,talked with locals and we found a driver who assured that he will take us to Nubra Valley and Pangong lake. Excitement again built up. we booked that car for next couple of days. woke up very early in the morning. and headed towards Khardungla pass to reach Nubra. After some distance we reached to a army check post and they stopped us from going ahead. road was blocked. We met to an army officer and tried to convince him but no help. we had to get down to the Leh again. though army person hinted us a bleak hope that we can get through tomorrow...

Snow covered Landscape near Khardungla on the way to Nubra Valley Ladakh Winters
            Snow Covered Landscape near Khardungla on the way to Nubra Valley
Next morning we again tried to head up. and luckily this time were through Khardungla. Khardungla was glorious like ever before. it was an amazing landscape covered with snow but the beauty of the desert was stupendous. Nubra valley is colder than Leh as its surrounded by high mountains. We reached to the village hundar in the evening and everything was closed. Some Ladakhi children were ice skiing. getting a place to stay for the night was a wild goose chase but finally we found a room to stay with a weird look from the owner. Nubra valley is a desert with sand dunes and wild life on extinction and luckily we were able to see camel with two humps. whole valley witnessed heavy snow fall in last couple of days so we experienced a distinctive beauty. A desert covered with snow. again we had a freezing night ahead. till now we were kind of acclimatized...

Frozen Nubra Valley near hundar : Ladakh Winters
                                      Frozen Nubra Valley near hundar : Ladakh
Sleepless in Ladakh :
Vijay could not sleep properly since the day we arrived at Ladakh. he started feeling sick. Chemists in Leh were not giving us any sleeping pills as they perceived me a drug addict. but we were still travelling in that freezing winter. finally the crash point arrived when we were in nubra valley. vijay was very sick and we had to find a hospital ASAP. and courtesy Indian army. we got one hospital and doctor prescribed some medicines for acute mountain sickness..

Frozen Nubra Valley near Hundar Ladakh Winters
                                          Frozen Nubra Valley near Hundar
we were back from Nubra valley and spending time in leh again. now we were very much comfortable with the surroundings. Pangong lake was on the top of the bucket list. after couple of days,we planned for pangong trip and decided to return back that day itself as there was no place to stay near pangong. we headed off very early in the morning. terrain was typical Ladakh. snow covered valley,thin air,dry mountains without flora and rare fauna. after some hours of drive crossing changla pass,we reached pangong lake. lake was partially frozen. temperature dipped drastically at that point and wind was gusting high on that flat terrain. a flock of migrated birds from Siberia was swimming in that freezing water. huge icebergs were colliding each other on the lake surface. weather was impossible to stand with. besides each of these actions,beauty of pangong was stunning even in this dreadful season. our driver did not dare to come out of the car. we came out. did some photography and then ran back to keep ourselves a bit warm. time to drive back to Leh before sunset...

Partially Frozen Pangong Lake in Winters near Leh Ladakh India Himalayas
                                 Partially Frozen Pangong Lake in Winters
it had been a long break to this isolation and we started getting out of money. so we decided to get a flight back to Delhi. and we booked one but future still zipped some drama for us. we reached to the airport. whole valley witnessed heavy snowfall last night so runway was closed and there was no incoming/outgoing flight in Leh. we come back to the same hotel room in a hope of getting depart the next day. next morning we again reached to the airport and luckily flight from Delhi arrived but due to no outgoing flight since last couple of days, airport was packed with passengers and airlines asked us to wait for some more days. then came up the altercation(verbal) scene with airlines staff. and we won. we got 2 seats and landed back in Delhi. took bathe. did shaving. took good food in a restaurant. and hoped that nights won't be sleepless anymore...

Ladakh Landscape : On the way to Pangong Lake in Winters
                                Ladakh Landscape : On the way to Pangong Lake
but that fairy tale land incepted in my dreams and still makes me sleepless... It resides in a part of brain where sometimes i walk secretively and revisit sweet memories of winters in Ladakh.... and Every time i enjoy that limbo the fullest....

and if you ask us would we like to do it again. we'll surrender thinking...

Hi Vishnu. Thanks for this

Hi Vishnu. Thanks for this awesome blog. It now gives me hope that I can travel to Leh this December. Can you please let me know whether I'l be able to camp in that cold with a proper sleeping bag and good winter wear? Or is it too dificult. Also can I reach Khardung La and Pangong So in mid December renting a motorcycle? The most important thing is this is my first ever visit to low. I am used to negative temperatures as I am in New Zealand right now but I have not been at such altitudes. Cna you please tell any other important things to remmber? Also I am going alone.

Yes, Camping is possible.

Yes, Camping is possible. During Chadar trek, people do camping over the frozen landscape but you need really high quality gear to deal with cold. very good jackets and very good tents etc..

Khardungla etc won't  be possible on motorbike. There would be lot of black-ice so driving bike is more or less impossible..

Yes, Cold weather is not the prime challenge if you are visiting Ladakh in Winters. Altitude would be something you need to watch carefully. you should rest for first couple of days after arriving at Leh to acclimatize and then start your tours around the town.

Where exactly are you planning to do camp ?

+- Vishnu

Sorry I forgot about Khardung

Sorry I forgot about Khardung La. So if its not possible to reach Khardung La top, is there any other way to visit Nubra Valley?

Yes, it is possible to reach

Yes, it is possible to reach Khadungla Top during winters. Trip to Nubra is done by Khardungla only.

I am planning to visit the

I am planning to visit the Pugthal Monastery walking from Padum. I read some blogs which say there are two villages namely Cha and Anmu. I am hoping to stay in one of these villages. If I do not get a house to stay I have to camp. I have a sleeping bag with a temperature rating of -15 C . And obviously I will get myself multiple layers of woolen wear. Is this enough? My doubt is will bus services be open in December for Leh to Padum?Then I want to go for Chadar trek and if weather permits I will go for one of the summits.Then i may go to Spituk monastery. Also I want to go to Pangong So and Tso Moriri. Is is possible to camp near these lakes? I want to see the night sky at these places. I will have enough time to acclamatize becasue I roughly have around 45-50 days allloted for this trip.So no hurrying up.

After all the adventure I will have a vist to Srinagar,Dal lake and the regular tourist spots over there.Is it possible to reach Srinagar by bus or should i have to book a flight?  I haven't put together any iternaires as such becsue i want some uncertainity in my trip. The only other thing which I would like to know is about the food. Should i have to carry a lot of ready made stuff or will food be available in all the places mentioned above?

Additionally, can you please give me some idea about staying and also the flights to and from Leh.Is advanced booking needed during the winter or is it pretty easy to find accomodation without prior booking.Same doubt with respect to flight tickets as well. Thanks buddy.

Hi Venkatesh,I am not sure

Hi Venkatesh,
I am not sure about Bus service but i remember few people have taken taxi from Padum to Leh last winter. In december, chances are bright to find bus service operational. I am not sure about the trekking trails to those villages but all the inhabitated villages are reachable by walk so reaching there should not be a problem if you know the route.

45-50 days are more than enough to visit the places you outlined but some of those might not be accessible the time you are planning to visit.

Pangong and Tso-Moriri are more of less accessible through out the winter and Yes, you can do camping near the lakes if you are up for freezing weather and high altitude.

You need to take flight from Leh to Srinagar as Zozila pass will be closed for sure.

Carry a lot of ready to eat stuff spcially chocolates and dry fruits. In villages, you can eat in the homestays you are staying and in Leh, you can find couple of restaurants open.

Flights will be very cheap during winters so you can book these anytime as per your preference. There will be very few accommodation options during winters but there won't be any need to do booking in advance. you can easily get something to stay.

let me know if you have any other query. Will be happy to help. I am really excited to read about the adventure you are planning. It will for sure be amazing experience.

+- Vishnu

Hi Vishnu, excellent writeup

Hi Vishnu, excellent writeup and I'm sure you had an amazing experience. I mostly got all the info about visiting leh during winters after going though your travelogue and reading the comments, however; a personal suggestion may help more. I and 2 of my friends are visiting leh during Xmas time for 4 days. I've booked flight tickets and plan to look for a hotel when I reach there. Amongst us, its me who will visit Leh for the first time. I have travelled a lot before during winters in Himachal but I'm sure the situation will be quite different in Leh. Here are some questions of mine to you and it would be great if you can share some insights:

1. Is it ok if I book hotels after reaching there?

2. Since I only have four days in hand, can I plan to travel to Pangong Tso and Khardungla on the second or third day (provided the roads are open for travel)?

3. What is the temp level to be expected during that time?

4. If not Pangong and Khardungla, what are our options so that we can enjoy the most during our visit?

5. Any other suggestions would be welcome from your end Smile

 

Thanks,

Sumit

Hi Sumit!! Thanks for

Hi Sumit!!

Thanks for dropping by.. here is my take on your queries..

1) Yes, its fine you want to book hotel after your arrival..

2) Yaa, Pangong as a day trip and Khardungla as a day trip can be done..

3) There are many monasteries in nearby town.. you can visit Thiksey Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Shey Gompa/palace and Hemis monastery.

4) If possible, extend your stay by 2-3 more days... Smile.. Rest is fine and it is going to be awesome..

=== Vishnu

Hi Vishnu, Just loved ur

Hi Vishnu,

Just loved ur blog....

Me and my partner love adventure trips, hence we have decided to turn our honeymoon trip into an adventure trip as well..... Would u suggest us to trip leh during first Week of december.

Was a bit concerned about the weather, specially will accomodation with heaters will be available??

Please suggest.

Thanks

Rose

 

First week of December would

First week of December would be fine... Weather will be chilly but you can easily get hotels with room heating so you can easily survive...

=== Vishnu

Hi Visnu, need your help.

Hi Visnu, need your help.
We booked flights to travel leh from 22 jan to 26jan.
Pls advise on below points.
1 . Is it ok to go wid mom n dad around 55 yrs age and 2.7 yrs old kid?
2. Places we can visit?
3. We r unable to find hotels online, 3-4 hotels are too costly.
4 taxi cost aprox?

It would be great help from u if u can advise/suggest... Pls revert on mail I'd also .
Regards
Gaurav

Hi Gaurav, Ladakh in January

Hi Gaurav,

Ladakh in January is not a holiday trip. Its for die-heart adventure lovers and one should have prior experience of Ladakh before visiting Ladakh during winters.

Temperature may drop as below as -30 degree and it will be quite chilly...

1) i will not recommend this trip with old age people and kid..

2) Generally you can visit Pangong lake, Nubra valley and even Tso-Morir during winters.

3) Yes, most of the hotels will be closed. There are only 3-4 hotels those run through out the year.

4) Taxi cost will differ for each route. Here is the detailed taxi fare chart..

http://thinkingparticle.com/images/Leh-taxi-operators-rate-list.pdf

=== Vishnu

 

Hi.. I am planning to visit

Hi.. I am planning to visit Leh on 1st Nov with Family (8yrs old Kid). Just to check weather condition in first week of November. I am really wondering if temprature goes in minus. I have few queris; please help me here:

Can you please suggest hotels which will be open in Nov (1st to 3rd Nov)?

Hotels which have proper temprature controller and food?

Will there be snow in Nov?

Is there any option to hire snow suits?

Any point of contact of Taxi (for sight)?

 

Thanks in Advacne..Smile

Sug

 

 

Yes, Temperature might drop

Yes, Temperature might drop in Negative during nights in November...

There will be plenty of  hotels open in First week of November...  i will send you a number which can help..

Yes, there will be snow if you will in the interiors like Chumathang or towards Pangong...

I don't think there is any such place in Leh from where you can hire snow suits or other stuff..

will send you a number for arranging taxi etc..

=== Vishnu

Leh is really a beautiful

Leh is really a beautiful place and staying in a homestay is also a different experience.Nature of beauty and pleasant climate conditions attract thousands of people everyday. all part of the world people come here for the seasons

True that... words will

True that... words will decieve you to describe the beauty Ladakh..

Hi I am almost certainly

Hi

I am almost certainly going to Leh on 7th Jan 2014, give and take a couple of days....the world has scared me no ends about hypothermia and cold and stuff, I just want to see the Pangong lake and if possible then the Nubra valley.....would like to mention especially that I am a big smoker so I dont know about my lung capacity to handle low oxygen etc and the cold....but I feel I have to brave it as long as it is not fatal

Would really appreciate a reply(if possible then on my mail ID)

I think Mental strength

I think Mental strength matters more than physical strength when you are venturing out for such expeditions... Smoking does affect your health but i believe you will acclimatize in couple of days.. refrain from smoking when you are in Ladakh... Leh is now more developed and getting good number of tourists during winters hence Room heating is easy to get and electricity supply is also better... I am sure you are going to have awesome time this winter...

Hi Vishnu, I enjoyed your

Hi Vishnu,
I enjoyed your post on Ladakh.After seeing your blog i feel its awesome place to visit. Thanks for the Blog.

Actually me and my frnd are planning to visit Ladakh in this December (between 20th to 31st dec 2013). My question is,
1) Is December the best time to go there?
2)If we make it there thn wat r all the challenges we mite face. 3) From Delhi what is the flight cost and do we need to book advance r we wil get flight tickets immediately.
4) What are the accommodation options we can find?
5) which are all the places we can visit there?
Thanks,
Chethan

Hi Chethan, Thanks

Hi Chethan,
Thanks for liking the blog.. my take on your queries..

1) None would concur that winters are the best time to visit Ladakh but certainly its for experiencing a unique side of Ladakh...

2) Thin Air and icy-cold weather would be prime challenge...

3) flights are cheaper during Winters...

4) Most of the accommodation options shut down during winters but still there will be few open... you can arrange the same after reaching Leh...

5) Will depend on Snow condition... Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley should be reachable.. If you are lucky then you can also make it to Tso-moriri...

Cheers
Vishnu Kumar

hi, me and my frnd are

hi,
me and my frnd are planning on a trip to leh in the second week of march . I would like to know the following......
1. Will traveling be possible to pangong lake , nubra valley and other places to visit.
2. how much will hotels and fooding cost....
3. is 4-5days enough for leh ... as we will be flying to leh from mumbai..
4. Is it possible to visit dras in this time of the year..

regards
Ardhendu

Forgot to mention about the

Forgot to mention about the food... There won't be many option...When i was there during winters, there was only one restaurant for dinner and couple of road side options... While traveling to Nubra, you will get food at the homestay itself... Enjoy...

Hi Ardhendu,

Hi Ardhendu,
Second week of march won't be that colder i guess...

1) Visit to Pangong and Nubra should not be a problem... Roads remain open but it all subjected to snow-fall.... Chances are bright though...

2) Room rent will be costly because they will also be offering heating in the room.. I guess 800 INR for a basic room should be the quotation...

3) 4-5 days won't be sufficient... will recommend to add more days..

4) Dras won't be possible but i had seen buses plying till Kargil tough...

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

Hi Vishnu .. I am based out

Hi Vishnu ..
I am based out of bangalore ., I had visited Leh 2 times already in summer time , This year i already booked tickets for travel by flight on Dec 30 and leave until Jan 4 . Can i call you , I would like to discuss about the flexibility of the travel to various tourist points. Can you give me your phone number , So that i can call you .. my email id : chviplav@gmail.com

We love travelling in

We love travelling in Himalayas only in winter. 2011 we were in Kashmir for a weeks time with 2 nights in Gulmarg where temperature was below -10. We are planning this year Leh & Ladakh. It will be of great help if you could inform names of good hotels where room heaters will be available as we will be travelling with family. Also if snow boots and jackets are available on hire in Leh.

Thanks

Amit

Please go through the replies

Please go through the replies at the forum..

http://thinkingparticle.com/forum/help-regarding-leh-winters

Not all the hotels will be open during winters but getting an accommodation with room heaters should not be a problem...

Getting cloths on rent may not be possible but you can definitely buy some good stuff from Leh...

---- Vishnu

Nubra. over looking the

Nubra. over looking the Diskit Maitreya Buddha statue. wonderful location. recently constructed. run by lovely middle-aged couple(both are School teachers) . Food is home cooked - awesome. vegetables fresh from kitchen garden. they organize a momo party also at night. very affordable. bathrooms and rooms very nicely maintained and cleaned. authentic Ladakhi cuisine served if asked for. the lady is a very good in cooking Parathas and North Indian food also. we stayed at 300rs/day rate. food was 150Rs/person/per day. rates fluctuate according to number of tourist in that particular week. subject to change. located on main road(highway). ample parking space. very nice view. cosy rooms. best for families and single lady travellers. rooms have huge windows and a great view. kitchen is very big and very traditional. the best part we enjoyed was d vegetable momos(never thought vegetable momos will be so tasty. it seems they taste heavenly because of the fresh cabbage and carrots)

Thanks for posting this

Thanks for posting this useful information.... Few queries here...

** Sonam Guest house is located in Hundar or Dikshit ?

** Do you guys open during Winters (From November to February) ?

What are the charges during Winters ?

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

hello Sir, i am planning to

hello Sir,

i am planning to my New year in Leh. so please suggest me is it feasible ? please suggest...

Thanks & Regards,

Anil Kumar

It very much depends on your

It very much depends on your endurance level and preparedness for cold weather

Thank you very for such great

Thank you very for such great experience sharing, i would be planning to visit in mid of feb 2013.
Can you suggest what clothes and amount to be carried personally?

Get the warmest cloths from

Get the warmest cloths from your closet...it will be freezing... carry pair of woolen shocks.... There is a SBI ATM in Leh so no need to carry too much of cash... Rooms will be slightly costlier due to heating expenses...

Thanks so much for sharing

Thanks so much for sharing your live experience of Ladakh. I was first reluctant but now after reading your post I am visiting Leh in first week of March. Both me and my husband had always wanted to go to Leh but in summers but experiencing Leh in winters would be heavenly experience I guess.

I am glad that our travel

I am glad that our travel blog is informative and helping other fellow travelers.... March would be perfect time to visit Ladakh.... It would be an nonparallel experience... looking forward to see photographs from your side once you return back...

Hi Vishnu, Nice to know that

Hi Vishnu,

Nice to know that there are like (absent) minded people in this world.

I am planning to visit Ladakh in mid January this year with few friends. Primary aim is to enjoy the winter Wink & do photography Wink)

Would love to talk to you one of these days & get some more info.

Thanks!
Nishith Choksey

Hi Nishith...Welcome to

Hi Nishith...Welcome to Thinking Particle.... I replied on your email

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

Hi Vishnu, Thanks a lot for

Hi Vishnu,

Thanks a lot for the info.
I will be in ladakh for chadar trek this winter. Was planning to travel after the trek.
Can you pls help me with your contact details (on my email id, if you are comfortable)... would want to talk more to know how I should go about it.

Thanks.
Monil.

how bout ladakh in first week

how bout ladakh in first week of feb?...

although weather is quite

although weather is quite unpredictable in leh throughout the year but you can expect that feb first week won't be extreme compare to December and January... I think you may expect more open hotels during that time of the year....

hey! this blog is very

hey!

this blog is very informative and it gave me an idea of how leh is like in india. We are students on exchange to iit(bombay) from singapore, and we are planning to visit leh in the early december, is tht recommended?wil language barrier be a prob if anything happen over there. and i am worried abt our body acclimatizing to the weather there.

Leh is undoubtly one of the

Leh is undoubtly one of the best place you can travel in India...
Find my ansswer @ http://thinkingparticle.com/forum/help-regarding-leh-winters
Readers : I will appreciate your participation on the forum link mentioned above..

I'll travel india in this

I'll travel india in this winter for one month. and planning to go to Ladakh. so excited. and thanks for sharing pics Smile But I heard that It's so hard to travel in winter time.

Hello didi Even i am planning

Hello didi

Even i am planning to visit Leh this winter. I will be visiting ladakh during first week of January. when are you planning to go there ?

oh yeah? I'll be there in

oh yeah? I'll be there in feb. i don't know when I'll be in Ladakh. anyway, I'll be in India end of jan.

Amazing, captivating pictures

Amazing, captivating pictures

Gr8 read dude... I am

Gr8 read dude...

I am planning for winter trip this year and looking for some help from you..

Like how difficult to survive in those temprature??
how difficult to find a hotel with heating in night?
how much u have totally paid for one day as room rent..

it would be nice if you could give me ur mail id..

Regards
Atit

Hey Atit, Drop me

Hey Atit,
Drop me an email at vishnu.kumar7@gmail.com

temperature and thin air will certainly be a challenge to deal with....
Heating in night : one can get room heaters those run on domestic cooking gas...
Room rent : wont be that costly if you happen to find a running hotel... should cost you around 600-800 INR per night...you will not get anything cheaper than this...you can also try paying guest if planning to stay for a long time....

let me know if i can be of any help in planning your trip to ladakh in winters.

Vishnu

Wow! It's really thrilling

Wow! It's really thrilling wandering in snow mountains. Very well described. The snaps of mountains are just amazing.

Hi, what do think of travel

Hi, what do think of travel to ladakh in early december ?

thanks

Yaa....early december is also

Yaa....early december is also a good time...you won't have to struggle with severe winter...you will certainly witness snowfall at that time of the year as it starts snowing in early october...again roads will be closed to Sringar and Manali...so flights are the only option...

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