Leh-Ladakh is a destination that demands all of you. A three-day trip to the area that has so much to offer is a difficult thing to plan alone. Managing acute mountain sickness, covering as many destinations as you can and still keeping your budget under control is a difficult task to manage alone. Read below on how to spend three days in Leh with the best use of time and the money.
Worry not. Cliffhangers India will walk along to help you plan your three-day Leh trip. We will take you through the places you can cover on your three-day trip to Leh and the things you can do. Further, we will help you prepare your itinerary, so you get the best out of your trip.
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Places to Visit in Leh in Three Days
Here are a few of the numerous places to visit in Leh in three days. If you have some more time left, pick up more of the gorgeous places out of Leh tourist attractions.
- Nubra valley
With a breathtaking landscape featuring desert dunes, Nubra valley is the most popular destination to visit in Leh. With monasteries like Samstanling and Panamik village, Nubra valley has many attractions to feed a tourist’s heart. Visit the valley for a double-humped camel ride and taste its natural spring water.
- Leh Palace
Inhabited by the Royals of Ladakh in the bygone era, Leh palace is a gargantuan sight to behold under the clear Ladakhi sky. The palace is 19 stories tall with attractions like hundreds of years old Chinese paintings. The palace overlooks the whole of Zanskar valley and Leh town.
- Shanti Stupa
A peaceful white Stupa standing serenely surrounded by a phenomenal view of the mountains under a blue sky is the whole view of Shanti Stupa. Revered by Buddhist followers the world over, Shanti Stupa was established as a symbol of world peace.
- Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
The reclusive landscape of Leh Ladakh features a unique Gurudwara which is said to be an obelisk of the visit of Guru Nanak Dev while returning from Nepal. The Gurudwara offers langar to all its visitors and is a beautiful and peaceful place.
- Pangong Tso
The crystal clear waters of the Pangong Tso and the serenity and peace in the environment make Pangong Tso a dream destination for just anyone. The completely frozen waters of Pangong Tso in winter make it a breathtaking destination and even in summer, Pangong Tso is a must-visit place in Ladakh.
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Things to do in Leh in Three Days
Leh is a hub of adventure. Ranging from a Jeep safari to a camel safari and bike riding, there are a number of things to do in Leh in three days.
- Camel Safari
The Bactrian camel, also known as the double-humped camel, is a favourite of tourists visiting Leh. Camel safari is a popular activity in Nubra valley and the Hunder sand dunes area.
The uneven terrain of Leh is a lure for the adventurers who set out biking on treacherous paths. Cycling up to Khardung La is a breathtaking adventure in Ladakh.
- Bike ride
Ladakh is popular among tourists as a destination to be travelled on a bike. A bike trip to Ladakh or even sightseeing in Leh on a bike is an adventure of its kind. Hire a bike in the area and visit Ladakhi lakes and valleys.
Leh is famous for trekking expeditions in the area. Treks like the Snow Leopard trek and Markha valley trek are memorable experiences. If you are visiting Leh, take some time out for setting out on a trekking expedition.
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2N/3D Leh Tour Itinerary
- Day 1
You are advised to take the day for acclimatization to Leh altitude and climate unless you want to suffer from serious AMS. If you prefer, visit local destinations like Leh palace, Shanti stupa and Gurudwara Pathar sahib later in the day.
- Day 2
Start early and set out for Nubra valley. Take a camel ride and visit Panamik village and the monasteries of Nubra valley. Take a whole day to explore the whole valley and set out on a trekking expedition in Nubra valley like Phyang to Hunder trek.
- Day 3
Set out early for Pangong Tso which is a 6-hour drive. Return from the lake and visit Leh market which has exquisite local crafts and products to offer. Taste the local delicacies in the area and call it a day.
Frequently asked questions?
How many days are enough for the Leh Ladakh tour?
8-to 10 days are sufficient for the Leh Ladakh trip. This is sufficient to explore all the major destinations of Leh Ladakh. However, if you are planning for some adventure activities then you may require some more days to enjoy adventure sports. Nubra Valley, Shaam Valley, Pangong Lake, and Tso Moriri are some of the popular attractions that you can see during your Ladakh tour.
Are 5 days enough for a Ladakh trip?
If you are traveling by air, then it is possible to cover all the major attractions of Ladakh. A road trip to Ladakh in 5 days is not recommended. It is advisable that if you are on short time book a flight direct to Ladakh and it is possible to cover all the popular places of Ladakh.
What is the best time to visit Leh Ladakh?
The best time to visit Leh Ladakh is in summertime because at this time all the places are accessible and the roads are also open at this time. The weather is pleasant and it is also the ideal time to visit Leh Ladakh and enjoy many adventure activities.
Is Ladakh difficult to Visit?
Ladakh is perfectly safe for every kind of tourist. The place is one of the safest and most popular travel destinations for Indians as well as foreigners. Therefore, you can visit here anytime, It is recommended to visit during the summer months as in wintertime the place is inaccessible due to heavy snowfall and the road is also cut off.
Are 2 days enough for Leh Ladakh?
2 days are not sufficient for the Leh Ladakh tour. For the Ladakh tour, you need a maximum of 7 days to explore all the prime attractions of Ladakh. If you are on short time for 2-3 days, you will only see some of the famous places, the entire Ladakh can be completed in 7-8 days. Therefore, 2 days are not enough to enjoy the Leh Ladakh tour.