Ladakh Backpacking Tour 2024

Ladakh Backpacking Tour 2024

Leh, Ladakh, India
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Ladakh Backpacking Tour 2024 Highlights

  • Explore the Leh Ladakh region under the guidance of a passionate local!
  • Traverse the Khardung La pass and all other places to see - from the comforts of a chauffeured car!
  • Camp alongside the Pangong Lake - the highest saltwater lake in the world

Ladakh Backpacking Tour 2024 Overview

This magical backpacking tour in Ladakh, the cold desert located amidst the mighty Himalayas and the majestic Karakoram range is one of the most cherished dreams of many. The Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh has some of the most vistas to offer. The memorable trip starts from Leh, located at a height of 11,400 ft amidst the majestic Himalayas. Upon reaching Leh, spend a day exploring the city and acclimatizing to the change in altitude and temperature. Make sure to keep yourself hydrated and well-fed throughout the trip to avoid the onset of the Acute Mountain sickness that typically hits travelers reaching an altitude of 8,000 ft or higher. 

During the tour, visit some of the most choice places of the Leh Ladakh region, like the beautiful Stok Village. In this exploration of the cold desert region, enjoy a panoramic view of the magnificent city of Leh from the Shanti Stupa, get a renewed sense of peace and calm from your visit to the various monasteries spread throughout the region like the Spituk Gompa, the Thiksey Gompa, and the Shey Gompa and visit many off-beat places in the region like the SEMCOL - which came to the forefront after the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots featured it as Rancho’s school! For this trip, we ensure that while covering all the popular tourist attractions, all the offbeat locations like these are covered as well for a full experience of Leh Ladakh! 

At an elevation of 17,850 ft, the Khardung La Pass is the world’s highest motorable road, and you will be traversing it during this exciting expedition! Take in the stunning vistas of the magnificent Nubra Valley and the mighty Himalayas as you travel through the Pass. You will also visit the Pangong Tso or the “High Grassland Lake” in Tibet - the highest saltwater lake in the world! Marvel at nature’s best as you take in the breathtaking vista of the rippling blue waters of the Pangong Lake, glittering in the sunlight and radiating peace and serenity.
For the duration of this splendid backpacking tour of Ladakh, you will be staying in a hotel at Leh. Enjoy the comforts of a great view and supportive staff! You will also be staying at a hotel in Nubra village. Best of all, you will have the exciting opportunity of staying in a lakeside campsite near the Pangong Tso! 
To reach the start of this brilliant backpacking tour, you have to meet us in Leh. To reach Leh, it is advised that you simply take a direct flight to the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport located in Leh from Delhi. Various flight operators offer at least one flight between the two cities everyday! During the summers, you can also undertake a picturesque road trip to Ladakh, passing through its many scenic passes and stopping for a hot cup of tea every once in a while! Travel by train to Leh is not recommended as the nearest railway station is 700 km away, and it will take another day to reach Leh from the railway station.

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Itinerary For Ladakh Backpacking Tour 2024


Day 1 - Checking in and sightseeing in Leh


Enjoy The Views Of The City

  • Upon your arrival at the hotel in Leh, you will be greeted with a traditional welcome!
  • This day will be spent acclimatizing as the sudden increase in altitude may have an adverse impact on your health. After checking-in, you can freshen up and relax for a while, before we head out in the evening!
  • In the evening, we will make a visit to the Shanti Stupa, the sunset point with a splendid panoramic view of the city. 
  • After enjoying the view of the sky changing hues with the sunset and the city changing with it, we head out into the town for some shopping and sightseeing!
  • After this, we head back to the hotel to retire for the night.

Day 2 - Drive from Leh to surrounding areas and back

Visit To A Beautiful Monastery

  • Begin the day early with a dazzling Himalayan sunrise, as we start the drive to explore the surrounding areas of Leh!
  • Along the way, you will come across Spituk Gompa - a beautiful monastery resonating peace and SEMCO.
  • We will also take pauses at popular tourist spots like the Magnetic Hill and the Gurudwara Pathar Sahib.
  • Another major spot that we will cover during this day is the Zanskar river and the Indus river convergence spot.
  • Later in the day, we will drive back to our hotel in Leh for the night!

Day 3 - Leh to Nubra, via the Khardung La Pass

Nubra Valley

Explore The Views Of Khardung La Pass

  • We will start another exciting day in the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh with a drive to Khardung La Pass - the highest motorable road in the world!
  • As we drive through Khardung La Top, you can revel in the benefits of enjoying sightseeing from high altitudes as you take in the views of the breathtaking Nubra Valley.
  • Upon arrival, feast your eyes on the beautiful vista of the white sand dunes and have the crazy experience of riding atop the exotic Bactrian Camel or the double-humped camel, found solely in middle-Asia! 
  • If the time allows for it, we will also visit the largest and the oldest monastery of the Nubra Valley - Diskit Gompa. 
  • We will be staying in a hotel at Nubra for a night!

Day 4 - Nubra to Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake

Explore The Surrounding Areas of Pangong Tso Lake

  • Start the day early with an enchanting sunrise. On this day, we will be traversing to the inviting waters and camps of the Pangong Tso or the Pangong Lake!
  • We start the drive to Pangong Tso Lake, Tibetan for “High Grassland Lake”. As you reach, absorb the sheer joy radiating from the blue waters of the lake and explore the surrounding areas.
  • We will be camping near the lake for the night!

Day 5 - Pangong Lake to Leh


Some Of Attractions Thiksey Gompa And The Shey Gompa

  • We start the breathtaking drive to Leh on this day and take the same path as earlier, though the Khardung La Pass and the Chang La Pass.
  • Along the way, we will make several stops at the various popular tourist attractions like the Thiksey Gompa and the Shey Gompa and Palace! 
  • Make sure to feast your eyes on the scenic routes as we head back to Leh!
  • In the evening, we will head back into the town for another stab at shopping in the local markets of Leh, before we head to the hotel for the night!

Day 6 - Leh to Stok Village


Sightseeing In Stok Village

  •  Wake up early as we start on our way to the charming little Stok Village.
  • The Stok Village, nestled in the foothills of the mighty Stok Range is steeped in local culture and cuisine, and you will get to partake in some of it! Enjoy traditional food and go sightseeing in this quaint village!
  • After a while, we head back to Leh and retire for the night!

Day 7 - Departure


Last Day Of The Tour

Wake up early and check out, as your journey with us comes to an end!

Available Tour Packages

Ladakh Backpacking Tour


  • Relevant camping gear - including tents and sleeping bags.
  • Tour guide and camping expertise.
  • All transport from one location to another during the experience! 
  • Visit the various Monasteries, the Pangong Tso, the Stok Village, and a lot more!


Starts From 11998.75
20% Off
per Adult
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Things to Carry

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Thermal inners
Medical kit
ID Proof
Fleece jackets
Warm clothes
Extra pair of socks
Power bank
Extra batteries
Hand gloves
Lip balm
Personal medications (if any)
Essential toiletries
Dry Fruits and Chocolates
Quick Drying Towel
Water bottle
Day pack
Casual clothes

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Ladakh Backpacking Tour 2024 Reviews


Mohan Sharma


The Ladakh tour was a dream tour and it was going to be real by the Banbanjara. They give safety and the best price. I am a solo traveler so I enjoyed the trip a lot with nature. A memorable trip, you should visit it once.


Vijay Solanki

Wonderful Experience

Memorable trip.......! The mountains are looking very beautiful and the weather was also nice on that day. The guide was also a nice person. Thank you Banbanjara for making the trip awesome


Pradeep Kumar

Good experience

Last week I and my friends decided to visit Ladakh and we booked the tickets from the site of Banbanjara they give the best price and amazing facilities also. The viewpoints are also nice. Highly recommended.


Bharat Thakar


Overall the trip was wonderful and the place was very beautiful to see. You should visit it once. Amazing experience......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ladakh Backpacking Tour 2024 FAQs

What is the best time to undertake this backpacking tour to Ladakh?

The summer season is generally the best time to visit the Leh Ladakh region. With the rare and exotic alpine flora in full bloom and the valleys bursting with colors, it is a slight to behold. Late April is when the Pangong Lake starts unfreezing, however the Khardung La Pass and the Chang La pass open only halfway through May!

What is the network and internet connectivity like during the trek?

You will get some internet and network connectivity until Leh. Beyond that, the connectivity becomes unreliable and sporadic. It is best that you inform anxious relatives beforehand.

Can we customize a trek?

Definitely! You are invited to chalk out an independent plan at your convenient time frame for any number of people. Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. 
  • Please take care of your own baggage. 
  • Delays or changes in the schedule may occur due to weather conditions or any other such situation. Further, if there is heavy rainfall at the location for the camp, the tour leader may decide to lead the tour back to the previous point or any other point for the night camp.
  • Please treat the tour leader and the staff with respect!
  • The weather and temperature at high altitudes are extremely different from that of the plains. Take an adequate amount of time to acclimatize yourself! 
  • Get yourself checked by a physician before undertaking this tour!
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