Travel to Leh Ladakh in Winter (Dec-Jan) #india #trip

Winter in Ladakh is one of the harshest in India and temperatures can fall upto -30 degree Celsius at night. For the adventurous soul, this is the best time to visit Ladakh, as you not only get to experience near arctic temperatures, but also explore it at a time, when even quite a few Ladakhis leave Ladakh for better employment opportunities and warmer climate and there are only handful of tourists around.

While Manali – Leh Highway normally closes in November, Srinagar – Leh Highway remains open till December. However these aren’t the best time to take the land route and once both these routes close, the only way to get in and out of Ladakh is by flight.

While several major airlines operate regular flights to Leh from Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar, due to fog and severe weather conditions, there can be delays and postponements at times, especially if you are traveling in January or February.

You can see the frozen lakes of Tso-Moriri, Pangong and even visit Khardung La which is the highest motor able road in the world.

However, be prepared for the extreme drop in temperature up-to -30 degrees and look after your fitness in that chilled weather.

If you want to plan a tour, get in touch, I’ll be happy to help as I have local contacts there. Also check ProEdge Adventures who might also organize it.


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Ishani Sawant


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