Ladakh tourism

A honeymoon for couples is one such time that plays the role of a bond to be created between two souls and this requires a heavenly destination. Where couples can enjoy their best time with each other and for this Ladakh would be the best hill station of India.

Ladakh, which is popular for its high altitude passes, monasteries, cold desert, picturesque lakes, and definitely snow-white Himalayan range beauty.

Ladakh which is also known as 'Little Tibet', 'The Moon Land', or the 'Last Shangri La', which offers the natural beauty of diversity, scenic beauty of lush green, and rugged Himalayan mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, and enjoyment that has can't be been measured.

There are so many Gompas and Pagoda here, the honeymoon couples would see the cultural and religious effect of Buddhism to the utmost level in Leh and Ladakh. In fact, the scenic beauty coupled with the pious atmosphere of Monasteries and Gompas makes it an ideal honeymoon destination for couples.

Places to Visit in Ladakh for Honeymoon Couples or Tourists

Ladakh has much sightseeing places to visit for couples that make their honeymoon more memorable for a lifetime. Many tours and travel agencies provide Ladakh tour packages you can find them on the internet and select according to your budget and plans.

Some of the best places details given below that should be couples visited during their honeymoon trip at Ladakh.

Drass Valley

After the Kargil war, Drass valley which also was the witness Indo-Pak war of 1999 become a tourist hub for its various tourist sites like Tiger hill, Gomchan Valley, etc. and high altitude trekking routes.

Drass valley is particularly the world's second coldest inhabitant township. The honeymoon couples can check out army bunkers here by taking a trek surrounded by snow-kissed mountain peaks.

Hemis Monastery

It is situated on the western bank of the Indus River and about 45 km far away from the Leh. This Himalayan Buddhist monastery was built in 1630 at the time of Singge Namgyal, it is known to be the biggest monastery in the Leh district. It consists of two parts with the main temple known as Tshogkhang and a congregation hall to be called Dukhang.

The porches of the Gompas are festooned with many striking wall paintings. These paintings exhibit the Kalachakra, the helm of life, and the 'Lords of the Four Quarters'. Every year in the month of June Hemis festival is organized to honoring Padmasambhava held here.

Indus Valley

The Indus valley is the most significant place in Ladakh because it is the home to the oldest civilization. It is located at a height of 3500 meters and has Zanskar mountain range on the southern end; while the Ladakh range on its northern side. This is the geological backbone and the historical heartland of Ladakh. The honeymoon couple can check out numerous Buddhist monasteries and old-fashioned villages by enjoying a trek over the mountain ranges. Couples should see the Indus River.

Kargil

places to visit in Leh Ladakh for honeymoon

This town became more popular during the Indo-Pak war of 1999 and searched on Google. Later tourists and couples go there to see this picturesque valley which is the witnesses of the Indo-Pak war of 1999 with India in which India registered a glorious victory over Pakistan.

Besides this prideful historical importance, the valley has twisty streets surrounded by apricot trees that lend it a heavenly look. It is, in fact, an ideal place for the honeymoon couples that have set out for a trek by holding hands with nature and lies behind Zoji La Pass.

Khardung La Pass

Khardung Pass is the gateway to Nubra and Shyok valleys, it is a high mountain pass located at a height of 5602 meters. It is situated 37 km north of Leh district and offers picturesque views of the overlying mountain ranges. The honeymoon couple can reach Siachen Glacier through this pass as it is quite near from here. Khardung La was built in 1976 and open for the public in 1988 and becomes the world's highest motorable pass. It attracts adventure bikers from all over India for adventurous experiences.

Lamayuru Monastery

It is one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries which is situated at an altitude of 3511 in Lamayuru, Ladakh. It is about 127 km far away from Leh. Due to the height of the monastery, it gives a panoramic view to couples of the surrounding area of Ladakh. It is a fully functional monastery that also controls the other monasteries in Ladakh.  It is also known as Tharpa Ling.

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Leh Palace

Ladakh trip

Leh Palace is a magnificent 9 storied palace built by King Singge Namgyal for his comfort in the 17th Century. Located on the edge of a Tsemo Hill hillock. It is a minuscule version of the celebrated Potala in Lhasa, Tibet. It is locally also popular as Lhachen Palkhar.

Couples can enjoy the breathtaking views of Stok Kangri and Ladakh mountain ranges from the top of the palace. The present palace serves as a branch office of the Archeological Conservation Organization of the Indian Government.

Padum Valley

This beautiful valley gets its name on Guru Padmasambhava. It was used as the capital of ancient Zanskar, it lies at a height of 3505 meters. It has an ancient monument with very old rock carving that serves as a tourist interest, besides monasteries. In fact, this valley is preferred among tourists as a perfect trekking area. Buddhist monasteries for sightseeing are Bardan Monastery, Kursha Monastery and Dalai Lama Photang.

Pangong Lake

It is the very famous Lake of Leh in Ladakh which exact name is Pangong Tso which means high grassland lake. It is the most visited place in Ladakh so couples should visit this place to see the real beauty of the Lake. Lake is located at a height of 4225 meters and about 134 km long. During winter it is frozen and looks so beautiful.

Shanti Stupa

places to visit in Ladakh

Shanti Stupa is a newly built white-domed shaped Chorten in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist on the hilltop of Chorten provides panoramic views of Leh city and surrounding mountains. Couples can visit this place and spend some time here.

Stok Palace Museum

This beautiful palace was built by king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825, who was the last ruler of independent Ladakh. This palace now becomes a museum that attracts tourists. Located at a distance of 14 km away from Leh, it houses royal artifacts such as royal crowns, copper coins, precious heirlooms, prayer instruments, and precious stones, along with 16th-century old Thangakas that represent the teachings of Buddha. Couples can see the lifestyle and beauty of the palace.

Shey Monastery

Once a royal residency and summer capital of Ladakh till the 16th century but now ruins. The monastery was built by the first king of Ladakh, Lhachen of Palgyigon, and the passage at the entrance of the monastery is decorated by architecturally brilliant stupas and shrines. Its other attraction is Blue Haired Maitreya Buddha that is 17.5 meters high and is made of copper with brass, along with precious stones. Couples should see this second largest statue in Ladakh.

Suru Valley

It is known to be one of the most beautiful picturesque places in the Ladakh district with awesome glaciers falling down the dense lush green valleys. The Buddhist monasteries and quaint-style villages are its other attractions that would take a honeymoon couple in an old era. Couples can also take pleasure in feasting on the picturesque twin peaks of Nun and Kun overlying ahead. Couples can enjoy a picnic at Damsna and adventure activities at Tai Suru like mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, etc.

Thiksey Monastery

This monastery is a fine example of Ladakhi architecture and forms a part of the Gelukpa order in Buddhism. It is situated at an altitude of 3,600 meters in the Indus Valley and about 20 km far away from Leh.

It has a rare collection of stupas, statues, Thangkas, swords, breathtaking wall paintings, and a large pillar engraved with Buddha's ideas and preaching. This monstery has a 15 meters tall statue of Maitreya that was built four years.

Zanskar Valley

Zanskar valley is a favorite destination for tourists and couples. It is a 300 km long valley encircled by mountains, which is only reachable through high passes. The Valley of Zanskar is located in the inner Himalayan ranges and is much elevated than most areas of Ladakh. Honeymoon couples can check out its twin peaks of Nun-Kun, monasteries, and tremendously craggy, breathtaking landscape.

Things to Do in Ladakh for Honeymoon Couples

Pangong Lake Ladakh

There are lots of Adventure Activities to do in the Ladakh like Mountain climbing, River Rafting, Trekking, Motor-biking, cycling, skiing, camel safari, Yak safari, etc. Couples can do their honeymoon shopping and enjoying famous local food and cuisine.

Mountain Biking

If you are a good bike rider then Ladakh calls you to explore new challenges at its highest passes of the world like Baralacha La, Khardung La, Rohtang La, Lachlung La, and Tanglang La. Ladakh is most popular for its best motorcycling road in the world that attracts tourists and adventurous couples.

Mountain Climbing or Mountaineering

Ladakh is situated between two mountain ranges of Himalayan which is Zanskar and the Karakoram Ranges. There are lots of 5000 to 7000 height ranges peaks available for the climbers. Tourists can choose the best of one as per their strength and stamina.

The most popular peaks for climbing are in the Himalayan Range are Nun Peak at 7,135 m and Kun Peak at 7,077 m. In Karakoram Range Saser-I (7,415 m), Saser -II (7,513m), and Saser III (7,495 m) peaks are most popular.  In the Zanskar Range, the most popular peaks are Stok Kangri (6,150 m), Matho West (5,950m), Gulap Kangri (5,900 m), and Kantak (5,275 m).

River Rafting

Indus and Zanskar rivers are the most popular destinations for River Rafting lovers in Ladakh. Rafting in Indus or Zanskar River gives you an amazing experience and scenic views of the local villages of Ladakh. June and September is a good time when the water level is good for rafting in the river.

Trekking

For the trekking, Ladakh has lots of Valley like Indus Valley, Nubra Valley, Rupshu Valley, Sham Valley, and Markha Valley. By trekking, couples can explore the untouched beauty of the Ladakh valleys. Other regions are Stok Kangri, South Zanskar, Trans-Zanskar, which are the most popular regions for trekking trips in Ladakh. The summer season in Ladakh is the best time for trekking.

Camel Safari

Things to Do in Ladakh

You can see double-humped camels only in the Ladakh region which are also known as Bactrian camels. Then couples should enjoy camel safari here.

Skiing and Cycling

Skiing is also a popular adventurous activity that can couples enjoy here. Couples who not want to do motorbiking can do cycling. It is more adventurous on the roads of Ladakh.

Shopping at Ladakh

Couples can purchase here lots of things for each other like Pashmina shawls, Pashmina wool garments, Tibetan handicraft items, traditional Ladakhi jewelry, etc.

Food and Cuisine of Ladakh

Apricot, Thupka, Tingmo, Khambir, Chang, Butter tea, Momos, Skyu, Chhutagi, etc. are some local foods that can couples can try here during their Ladakh trip. Couples can taste fresh sweet and juicy Apricot that is grown here. Thupka is a soup prepared with noodles with meat or vegetable soup. Butter tea is a special type of tea that prepared by using butter and salt in milk. Chang is a popular local brew.

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Best Time to Visit Leh Ladakh

As per weather conditions in Ladakh, the best time to visit Ladakh would be summer from May to September. After April temperature starts to rise and around 5°C-7°C. In June temperatures reach up to 15°C-30°C and that is pleasant for travelers or couples to visit here.

The winter season and monsoon season are not so good for couples or travelers to come here. During monsoon Land and snow slides are common things that happen in hilly areas so avoiding this is the better option.

If you want to enjoy the snow then April and May is the best time. If you like the heavy crowd of tourists or couples then June and July would be the best time. If you want to enjoy this place relaxing with less crowd then you should come from August to September.

How to Reach Ladakh

You can come to Ladakh by Air, Train or Bus. But for direct come to Ladakh you have to take a flight that is a time-saving way to reach Ladakh.

By Air: The best way to reach Ladakh is by Airway. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the nearest airport to Ladakh which is situated in Leh. Here you can get private and government city buses easily. You can hire private cabs or taxies also for going anywhere in Ladakh. For the Leh, you can get flights from the maximum metro cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, etc.

By Train: There is no railway station in Ladakh so you have to come to Jammu Tawai which the nearest railway and about 700 km far away from Ladakh and this distance you have to travel by roadways buses or private cabs or taxis. Jammu Tawi railway station is connected by major city's railway stations.

By Road: You can reach Ladakh by roadways also but you have to come to Srinagar, Manali, and Jammu first, then you got roadways buses or taxies for Leh or Ladakh.

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