Self-drive to Leh Ladakh is an experience of its own - The journey will leave you spell bound and make you believe that "life is beautiful". Lots of adventure lovers prepare themselves to go for a drive over the roof of the world via the ever enthralling and adventurous mountain highways. Travelling to Leh Ladakh by road is the most exciting experience for any travel enthusiast. It involves driving through some highest mountains in the world and passing vast semi-arid planes. Self drive to Ladakh offers picturesque sights of mountains in Greater Himalayas and Zanskar Range, stunning valleys and stunning view. Tibetan prayer flags in rainbow colours, prayer bells in Buddhist Monasteries add an essence of peace to your road trip. There are two roads car drivers can opt for to reach Leh town. One is Srinagar-Leh Highway and the more popular one is Leh-Manali Highway.
Best Time to Visit
May to September
Types of car suited
The fun of travelling to a place like Leh Ladakh is with a driving in your own car - You can travel at your own pace, convenience and comfort. We will recommend you to drive SUV 4X4 Drive, SUV 2X4 Drive and Hatchback. These cars are built to handle worst stretches of road. If you want to travel hassle free, then you can check out self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you best price along with exciting deals. We ensure your safety and comfort, our cars are cleaned and serviced prior the trip and we have various pickup points around the city but you can still choose to get the car delivered at your doorstep. Opt for freedom and flexibility to drive a car of your choice.
Important Places to Visit
Pangong Lake - The famous and sparkling blue Pangong lake is situated in the Himalayas, approximately at the height of 4350 meters. The lake freezes completely during winters in spite of its salinity. The lake has been a big tourist attraction. Pangong Lake is home to many migrating birds in summer and one can witness numerous ducks and gulls "surfing". The serenity and tranquility of this place is the tourist's paradise.
Shanti Stupa - Shanti Stupa is one of the magnificent Tibetan structures. Located on the hilltop of Chamspa in Leh, it is one of the major tourist attractions of Ladakh The architecture and the beauty of this place are unexplainable. Shanti Stupa is a white-dome structure dedicated to Buddhism. This marvelous structure is an example of the ties between Japan and India.
The beauty of Shanti Stupa takes a level up at night, especially during the full moon night when it is naturally illuminated by the moonlight.
Leh Palace - Leh Palace is one of the most historically rich edifices of Kashmir located in the town of Leh. The palace was built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal and was his former residence. Palace offers the marvelous view of the of the whole Leh town and as well the mighty Himalayan ranges of Stok Kangri and Zanskar mountain ranges giving this palace a strategic position. The palace looks stunning when it is lighted at special occasions such as Galdam Namchot festival when locals gather around the palace to celebrate the local festival.
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa - Traveling to the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa makes you encounter the steep mountains and submerges you in its serene and spiritual folds. Today, the guardian deities reside in the monastery's Gongkhang and the fluttering Tibetan prayer flags in and around the monastery lend their own spiritual cadence.