You will need more money for your upcoming Leh trips, because Leh increased room tariff for both guesthouses and hotels. Actual increase ranges from INR 50 per night for an economy guesthouse room to INR 350 per night for a Deluxe-A hotel room.
Forty-day long Chillai Kalan is probably the best time to enjoy snow and the related adventure activities, including ice skating and skiing in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Parts of the Ladakh region such as Khardungla Pass fall under protected area. Both Indians who are not residents of Jammu and Kashmir and foreigners require a permit to visit the protected area. However, they can visit Leh town, Phyang, Shey, Spituk, and Thiksey without obtaining a special permit.
There is no direct train between Leh and any part of India. But a part of this journey can definitely be covered by train.
Yes. You can rent a bike in Leh for your Manali trip. The bike rental company would pick up the bike from Manali for a cost. The cost includes wages of the driver who would collect the bike at Manali.
In Leh, hiring a motorbike is simple. The hiring process consists of the following steps: Approach a bike rental company. You will find many such companies in two popular tourist areas: Changspa Road and Zangsti Road. Carry a valid driving license. Without the license, you will not get a…
The bike rental depends on the make and model of the bike you rent. However, Ladakh Motorbike Rental Association in Leh decides the daily rental. The daily rental varies from INR 600 (Hero 150cc) to INR 1,500 (Royal Enfield 500cc) for June 2013-May 2014.
A variety of motorbikes is available for rent in Leh. Several bike rental shops are located on Zangsti and Changspa roads. You can hire the following bikes: Bajaj, Hero, Royal Enfield, and Yamaha. You can even hire a two-wheeler scooter or scooty.
You can rent an economy guesthouse room for INR 400 per night on single occupancy basis according to “Approved rate structure of hotels and guesthouses in Leh District for the year of 2013” published on Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh District’s official website.
If you travel in pairs, you can rent the room for just INR 250 per head (@INR 500 on double occupancy basis). Therefore traveling with your companion is cheaper.
You can cycle well marked tracks and trails winding through mountains in Ladakh, a cold desert in the Himalayas. The rugged topography and extreme weather conditions, however, increase the challenges even for an experienced mountain bike rider. The ride is worth it for the unique culture and views…