Every adventure traveler, bikers, and trekkers would unanimously agree that Ladakh is one of the best destinations for road-trip. Apart from Leh-Manali Highway, which is considered one of the best routes for road trips, which every city be your starting point, Ladakh as a destination is gold in every traveler’s book.
One of the most effectively planned cities, Chandigarh is the heart of Punjab and Haryana. At the backdrop of Shivalik Hills standing guard over the city. It boasts of rich history and a mixture of different cultures. The road trip from Chandigarh to Leh is one that every traveler hailing from Chandigarh has in their bucket list. A dream-like journey that weaves through scenic places, mighty Himalayan peaks, whimsical rivers, and misty valleys.
The route from Chandigarh to Ladakh transports you to a world of off-beat travels. There are a couple of different ways to take to Leh. But, the route from Chandigarh and Manali is promised to be the most beautiful of all. Winding through remote villages, rustic hamlets, scenic beauty takes you to a world of ancient monasteries, high altitude mountain passes, silent valleys, and those tall Himalayan peaks. A trip from Chandigarh to Ladakh is a must at least once in life.
Winters in Ladakh are extremely cold. Many roads and highways including the Leh-Manali Highway remain closed due to high accumulation of snow. The roads in Ladakh during this season is also very accident-prone. But, it is also the time hardcore trekkers love to travel to Ladakh to embark on a trek on the frozen Zanskar river, also known as the popular Chadar Trek. If you can withstand temperatures below -35-degree celsius, then you can visit Ladakh in these months. However, new and less experienced travelers are advised to avoid Ladakh in this season.
Summers are an ideal time to visit Ladakh. From late April or Early May, Leh-Manali Highway is cleared and open for tourists. Ladakh sees a major outburst of tourists from May to June. Monsoon is yet again advised to be avoided as the roads in Ladakh are accident-prone during this season. September to October is also ideal months to visit the area.
How to travel to Leh Ladakh from Chandigarh
People from Chandigarh can board a flight to Delhi and then a connecting flight to Leh. Numerous direct flights run from Chandigarh to Delhi and from Delhi to Leh. Or, can board a flight to Srinagar and then take a flight to Ladakh. This is the fastest way of reaching Ladakh from Chandigarh.
You can also take a train to Jammu Tawi from Chandigarh. It is the nearest railway station to Leh. You can catch a bus or a cab from Jammu to Leh. An average train journey should take 6-7hrs. You can also fly from Jammu to Leh. This will take approximately an hour. You can also catch a bus or a cab from Jammu to Leh.
There are also frequent buses from Chandigarh to Manali. The State Transport Buses (HRTC) can prove to be cheap as well as convenient. If you take an overnight bus from Manali then you can reach Leh in about 9hrs to 10hrs.
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Things to keep in mind while traveling to Leh Ladakh from Chandigarh
Make sure to gradually increase your altitude. Don’t exert yourself if you are not used to high altitudes. You can suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
It is imperative that after reaching you take between 24-36 hours of rest.
Make sure to keep your head covered, the low temperature can cause severe headaches.
In case you feel even the slightest headaches, dizziness or fatigue, immediately descend down if you are at a high altitude place.
There are some medicines available locally in Srinagar or Jammu. Carry them with you during the trip.
Consume garlic soup or any other lighter soup that has garlic in it.
Do not smoke or drink alcohol on high altitude. These are major causes of AMS
Carry adequate cash as finding ATMs can be a Hercules task.
Keep dry fruits like nuts, cashews and raisins, chocolates and glucose with you. During the trip you will be in need of instant energy.