Travel Itinerary for Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Trip Garuda
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5th May to 10th May, 2024Moderate Budget Road Trip
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Things to do in Ladakh in May

Day 1 - Monday 6th, May
morning -

Arrive in Ladakh and check into your hotel. Enjoy a traditional Ladakhi breakfast at Hotel The Indus Valley (https://goo.gl/maps/HWYLWb48vLs8V6pdA).

afternoon -

Visit the Leh Palace (https://goo.gl/maps/GUWam3QZgixhNTzG6) and explore the local market in the Main Bazaar (https://goo.gl/maps/5P2fh4Au9oHBVgYs5). Enjoy a traditional lunch at Gesmo Restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/iyrBuLVwvNUnujV76).

evening -

Stop by Shanti Stupa (https://goo.gl/maps/GoeyYt8ptrHFvUCc6) for a breathtaking sunset view and then have dinner at Tibetan Kitchen (https://g.page/TibetanKitchenLadakh?share).

Day 2 - Tuesday 7th, May
morning -

Embark on a thrilling trek to the beautiful Pangong Lake (https://goo.gl/maps/FgnrDbpyRWQexqnG6). Enjoy packed breakfast from Gupta Restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/DqdVfvugmyX2fk3R9).

afternoon -

Experience the exhilarating white water rafting on the Indus River. Stop for a delicious riverside picnic lunch.

evening -

Relax and rest after the adventurous day. Enjoy dinner at The Tibetan Cafe (https://g.page/thetibetancafe?share).

Day 3 - Wednesday 8th, May
morning -

Visit the Shey Palace and Monastery (https://goo.gl/maps/5ba2nGhBj8dGZG4GA) and admire the stunning Thiksey Monastery (https://goo.gl/maps/xBo6kxh25sW31LZ37). Enjoy breakfast at Bon Appetit (https://goo.gl/maps/2TfPrVnp1HpCZd9F7).

afternoon -

Explore the local heritage and history at the Hall of Fame Museum (https://g.page/Hall-of-Fame-Museum-Leh?share) and visit the Magnetic Hill (https://goo.gl/maps/5vqAiqZHmx8UCGjz7). Have lunch at Lamayuru Restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/SpFt8awwBDn9oBUa6).

evening -

Stroll through Leh Market and try some traditional Ladakhi cuisine at Yama Home Kitchen (https://goo.gl/maps/s9koei9L7RkHoK5Y6).

Day 4 - Thursday 9th, May
morning -

Embark on a scenic road trip to Nubra Valley. Enjoy a picturesque ride through Khardung La Pass (https://goo.gl/maps/TE7QDz5s6ZzRTRUx5).

afternoon -

Visit the enchanting Diskit Monastery (https://goo.gl/maps/c9YRZBFbVAR41sV88) and explore the sand dunes of Hunder. Enjoy a traditional Ladakhi lunch at Organic World Restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/KBqJgV3zbDzE2yvP6).

evening -

Relax and enjoy the tranquility of Nubra Valley. Have dinner at Stanzin's Garden Restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/EW4WgK3t4TcSMpHm6).

Day 5 - Friday 10th, May
morning -

Start the journey back to Manali. Enjoy the scenic drive through the mountains and valleys. Stop for a refreshing breakfast at Shanti Guest House & Family Restaurant (https://g.page/GuestHouseShanti?share).

afternoon -

Take a detour to visit the charming town of Jispa and have lunch at Ibex Garden Restaurant (https://goo.gl/maps/8UN5JsX5GHMYtZ1M8).

evening -

Continue the drive back to Manali and reach by evening. Enjoy a well-deserved dinner at Johnson's Cafe & Guest House (https://goo.gl/maps/avt2rsVB4PMzVex99).

Weather in Ladakh in Invalid date
Avg Temp10°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain20%
SeasonSpring

Ladakh in May experiences moderate temperatures with clear skies. Be prepared for cold nights and warm, sunny days. There is a low probability of rain or snow during this time. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Things to Carry on your trip to Ladakh

Clothing & Apparel

Base layer clothing (moisture-wicking and breathable) -

Long sleeve shirts and base layer pants are recommended for warmth and comfort.

Mid-layer clothing (insulating) -

Fleece jackets and sweaters will provide additional warmth when needed.

Outer layer clothing (waterproof and windproof) -

A waterproof and windproof jacket and pants will protect you from the elements.

Comfortable and supportive hiking shoes -

Hiking shoes with good ankle support are essential for exploring the region.

Hat, gloves, and scarf -

For protection from the sun, cold, and wind.

Accessories

Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun's glare.

Camera and extra batteries -

To capture the stunning scenery.

First-aid kit -

For minor injuries and emergencies.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

Essential for crossing borders.

Money and credit cards -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted in most places.

Travel insurance -

To protect yourself against unexpected events.

Water bottle and water purification tablets -

Staying hydrated is crucial in high-altitude regions.

Snacks and energy bars -

For quick energy boosts during your adventures.

Good to have

Walking poles -

Can provide additional support and stability on hikes.

Binoculars -

For wildlife viewing and scenic vistas.

Portable charger -

To keep your devices charged on the go.

Electronics

Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and photography.

Headlamp or flashlight -

For exploring caves or night hikes.

Power bank -

To keep your devices charged on the go.

Camera (optional) -

To capture the stunning landscapes and wildlife.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Both cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Ladakh.

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