Ever since domestic tourism has boosted exponentially in Ladakh, the urge to make a Ladakh trip in 9 days or less by domestic tourists can be seen everywhere over the Internet. Of course, mostly due to the lack of leaves or lack of approved leaves from office, we, domestic tourists, are not left with any other choice than to make a short and hectic trip to such a heavenly place, Ladakh.
So, in today’s article, I will talk about how can you make a Ladakh trip in 9 days. I will share a common itinerary with you in case you are looking out to plan such a trip to Ladakh.
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Of course, if you have more days you should always plan a trip to Ladakh at least with 12-15 days in hand in order to enjoy the beauty of the Ladakh and feel the nature at its ever best in trans-Himalayas.
You can check a very balanced and most common itinerary for Leh – Ladakh followed by many travelers including me at the link here for 13-14 days at Most Common Itinerary for Leh Ladakh. However, if you are really short on time and do not have any other option, then you may go ahead with below Ladakh itinerary of 9 days.
Possible yes, needless to say, it will be hectic and you will mostly be running from one place to another. Also, when you have just 9 days in hand, you will not be able to cover all the places in Ladakh.
The Leh Ladakh itinerary mentioned in this article does not include traveling on Srinagar Leh Highway as well because of a lack of days in hand. I have tried to keep a balance of best places to experience in Ladakh in 9 days.
Before we check the itinerary in detail, I will like to tell you that it will take 4 days to reach Leh from Srinagar side starting from Delhi with stopovers at Jammu, Srinagar, Kargil and 3 days to come back from Leh from Manali side to Delhi with stopovers at Sarchu/Jispa/Keylong, Manali. This plan makes it seven days. You need one day in Leh for acclimatization, which is a must to avoid AMS issues for the rest of the trip.
You are then left with just one day in which you cannot do much than to either make a day trip to Khardung La or you make a day trip to Pangong Tso. So, in the below itinerary I have suggested traveling from Manali Leh Highway to save another day which can be used for sightseeing in Ladakh to at least see a couple of places in Ladakh.
So, you can follow Delhi to Leh 9 days plan as mentioned in the article below.
Well, if you are one day short and want to make a trip to Leh Ladakh in 8 days from Delhi, then, as you see in the above itinerary, you can skip either day trip to Nubra Valley or Day trip to Pangong Tso. This will save you one day. DO NOT skip the acclimatization day in Leh as it is important to not further get in trouble.
If you have one more day and want to make a Leh Ladakh trip in 10 days, then you can make a three day trip to Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso from Leh by taking the direct route from Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso.
Now, if you have a couple of more days at hand then you can add Tso Moriri lake to your 12 days Leh Ladakh itinerary after continuing from the 10-day plan as mentioned above. When you make a trip to Leh Ladakh in 12 days, you can also consider visiting Turtuk when in Nubra Valley. This is how you can add Tso Moriri lake in the plan.
I hope the above common itinerary of Ladakh trip in 9 days will help you in case you are looking out for the same answer and are suffering from most common things in Indian offices “lack of leaves or approved leaves” 🙂 🙂 …
As I said, any Ladakh road trip less than nine days is not at all worth making the trip unless you want to be in the car or bike, touch a place, crash in bed and then move to another next morning. So, to make the best use of your money and your leaves, make sure to have at least nine days or more to make a Ladakh trip.
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