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Planning a trip to Leh, Ladakh, India

20th May to 26th May, 2024Moderate Budget Flight
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INR 42,000 - 62,500View Breakdown

Things to do in Leh in May

Day 1 - Monday 20th, May
morning -

Arrive at Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport and check into the hotel. Spend the morning relaxing and getting acclimatized to the high altitude.

afternoon -

Head to Leh Market for a leisurely walk and enjoy some local dishes at a nearby restaurant.

evening -

Visit Shanti Stupa for a picturesque sunset and panoramic views of Leh.

Day 2 - Tuesday 21st, May
morning -

Drive to Nubra Valley, visit Diskit Monastery and explore the famous sand dunes of Hunder.

afternoon -

Enjoy a camel safari on the sand dunes and savor a traditional Ladakhi lunch at a local restaurant.

evening -

Return to Leh and spend the evening at leisure exploring local markets and trying out Ladakhi cuisine for dinner.

Day 3 - Wednesday 22nd, May
morning -

Embark on a scenic drive to Pangong Lake, enroute visit the picturesque Chang La pass.

afternoon -

Relax by the mesmerizing Pangong Lake, take in the breathtaking views and have a picnic lunch by the shores.

evening -

Drive back to Leh and spend the evening at leisure. Consider visiting Leh Palace for a glimpse into the history and culture of the region.

Day 4 - Thursday 23rd, May
morning -

Explore the Thiksey Monastery and Hemis Monastery, known for their stunning architecture and rich cultural heritage.

afternoon -

Indulge in a traditional Ladakhi lunch at a local eatery near the monasteries and shop for souvenirs in the nearby markets.

evening -

Return to Leh and spend the evening at leisure, strolling around the town and enjoying some local delicacies for dinner.

Day 5 - Friday 24th, May
morning -

Relax and enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Leh at your own pace. Consider visiting the Hall of Fame to learn about the Indian Army's role in the region.

afternoon -

Visit the local market for some last-minute shopping or enjoy a traditional Ladakhi meal at a local restaurant.

evening -

Prepare for departure and enjoy a farewell dinner at a recommended restaurant in Leh.

Day 6 - Saturday 25th, May
morning -

Check out from the hotel and depart for Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport for the return journey to Chennai.

afternoon -

Catch the flight back to Chennai and reminisce about the wonderful memories created in Ladakh.

evening -

Arrive in Chennai and conclude the trip with unforgettable memories of Ladakh.

Weather in Leh in Invalid date
Avg Temp10°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain10%

May in Leh typically experiences warm days and cold nights. Expect clear skies with occasional cloud cover. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Leh

Clothing & Apparel

Warm Clothes -

Pack warm layers as Leh experiences cold temperatures.

Hiking Boots -

Comfortable and supportive footwear is essential for exploring Leh.

Sunscreen -

High altitude means stronger UV rays; protect your skin with sunscreen.

Sunglasses -

Shield your eyes from the bright sun.

Hat -

Protect your head from the sun and cold.

Gloves -

Keep your hands warm during cold evenings and mornings.

Quick-drying Clothing -

For any adventurous activities like trekking.

Comfortable Sleepwear -

For a good night's sleep after a day of exploration.


Backpack -

A comfortable backpack is crucial for day trips and hikes.

Water Bottles -

Stay hydrated in high altitude. Carry multiple reusable bottles.

First-Aid Kit -

Pack basic medical supplies for minor emergencies.

Headlamp -

Useful for early morning or late evening treks.

Trekking Poles -

For support and balance during hikes.

Sanitizer & Toiletries -

Maintain hygiene in limited access areas.

Lip Balm with SPF -

Protect your lips from dryness and sun damage.

Cash -

Carry enough cash as card acceptance may be limited in some areas.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and Visa (if required) -

Essential travel documents.

Tickets and Reservations -

Confirm and carry necessary travel documents.

Travel Insurance -

Cover yourself against unforeseen circumstances.

Basic Medical Kit -

Carry essential medications and a first-aid kit for minor ailments.

Portable Charger -

Keep your devices powered for capturing memories and navigation.

Water Purification Tablets -

For treating water in remote areas where clean water may be scarce.

Emergency Whistle -

For signaling help in case of emergencies.

Copies of Important Documents -

Make copies of essential documents and store them separately.

Good to have

Binoculars -

For wildlife viewing and scenic vistas.

Small Towel -

For basic hygiene and wiping sweat.

Camera with Extra Batteries -

Capture the stunning landscapes and moments.

Small Umbrella -

For occasional rain or sun protection.

Entertainment Options -

Books, Kindle, or other entertainment for relaxation.

Small Sewing Kit -

For quick repairs and emergencies.


Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and photography.

Laptop or Tablet -

For work or entertainment if needed.

Camera with Extra Lenses -

For professional photographers or photography enthusiasts.

Power Bank -

Keep your devices charged on the go.

Travel Adapter -

For charging electronics with different socket types.

Headphones or Earbuds -

For music, podcasts, or audiobooks.

Drone -

For capturing aerial perspectives (subject to regulations).

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and cards (Visa, Mastercard) are widely accepted in Leh, but it's advisable to carry some cash for smaller purchases and remote areas.

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Budget for Leh, Ladakh, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR42,000 - 62,500

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
INR 12,000- 20,000
INR 9,000- 12,000
INR 8,000- 12,000
local travelling
INR 9,000- 12,000
INR 3,000- 5,000
INR 1,000- 1,500
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Leh, Ladakh, India
  • It's advisable to carry altitude sickness medication and stay hydrated to acclimatize to the high altitude.
  • Try the local Ladakhi cuisine for an authentic culinary experience.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.