Snow starts to melt, rivulets, and streams come back to life, and the weather becomes balmy and pleasant in June in Ladakh. This month brings the unique blend of adventure, soothing weather, and outdoor activities in Leh Ladakh.
It is one of the months to visit Ladakh and the region started to receive good footfall of tourists in June. This is the month when a tourist arrives here in full swing. If you are planning to travel to Leh Ladakh in June, then here we have penned down a comprehensive guide, which will help you to plan a hassle-free trip.
In the land of high passes, tourists visit from all over the world in June and enjoy the thrill of traveling to high altitude regions of Ladakh. This month is perfect for every type of traveler including family, friends, honeymooners, and solo travelers. Take a look at the detailed information about tip traveling for Ladakh, how to prepare for the trip, and other important information such as inner line permit and altitude mountain sickness (AMS).
Is Ladakh open in June?
Yes, Ladakh remains open in June and it is the peak month in Ladakh. All the hotels, guesthouses, and homestays get open by June. You can enjoy all the adventure activities in June. The routes from Manali to Leh and Srinagar to Leh are also open and easily accessible. Snow from all the tourist places already melted in June and all the internal routes of Ladakh open for traveling. You can easily find a place to stay, transportation, a place to eat, and other essential services.
Is Ladakh safe for tourists in June?
Ladakh is one of the safest places to visit in India and in June it is pretty safe for tourists. Leh Ladakh receives a large influx of tourists in June due to its easy accessibility and pleasant weather. You can travel to Leh by flight or by road without facing any security issues.
Weather Conditions in Ladakh in June
In June, Ladakh experiences comfortable weather and temperature during the day hovers around 15⁰ C to 20⁰ C. The days become balmy and the temperature dips in the night to almost 5⁰ C. It is advisable to carry light woolens that can protect you from cold. In this month, snow melts from almost all the places and you can enjoy the snow only at Khardung La and other high altitude passes only. It is advisable to wear clothes in layers as the weather in Ladakh is unpredictable. At one moment you will feel cold and in the next moment, you will feel warm. If you wear clothes in layers then you can remove them or wear them without any hassle.
Clothes for Ladakh Trip in June
If you are traveling to Ladakh in June, then you should carry light woolens and windproof clothes as the region experiences a cold breeze this month. Here are some things you must carry for the June Ladakh trip –
- Windproof jacket
- Regular cotton clothes
- Light woolens
- Cardigans or pullovers
- Cap and warm socks
- Water-resistant gloves
- Thermal innerwear
Bike Trip to Ladakh in June
Ladakh is a dream destination for every biker and travel enthusiast. If you are planning to travel to Ladakh on a bike trip in June you should keep few things in mind and prepare accordingly. Here is the list of things you need to take care of while traveling to Ladakh:
- Make sure your bike is in good condition.
- Learn how to repair and change the parts of your vehicle, in case you will not find a mechanic.
- Carry spare parts of the vehicle as it may possible that you will not find the same part of the vehicle with the mechanic.
- Carry waterproof bags and ropes to tie them on your motorcycle.
- Make sure you will keep your gadgets, wallets, and important documents in plastic bags all the time. Keep them handy.
- Make sure the tires of your bike are not worn out. If they do, replace them.
- Wear gumboots while crossing the streams in Ladakh as they can protect your feet from getting wet and avoid slipping also.
Traveling to Ladakh in June by Car
- If you are planning to travel Ladakh by car then here are the things which you need to remember during the trip:
- Make sure the car has good ground clearance.
- The car has a good and powerful engine.
- Do not put luggage on the roof of the car as the roads are bumpy and rough. In case of rainfall, the baggage gets wet.
- Keep your insurance, permits, photo ID proof, driving license, and important documents handy.
- Carry extra fuel with you as there are limited fuel pumps on the Manali Leh route.
- Carry spare parts of the car and make sure you have a basic understanding of how to fix minor issues with your bike or car as sometimes it is very difficult to find a mechanic in Ladakh.
Places to Visit in Ladakh in June
All the tourist places in Ladakh open in June and you can visit them. There are a plethora of tourist destinations in Ladakh where you can visit in June with your family and friends. Here is the list of tourist places in Ladakh are:
- Nubra Valley
- Pangong Lake
- Tso Moriri
- Tso Kar
- Shyok Valley
- Zanskar Valley
Festivals Celebrated in Ladakh in June
Ladakh is popularly known as ‘Land of Lamas’ and the festival celebration here is a vibrant event. Attend the festival of Ladakh to get glimpses of rich cultural heritage. Here is the list of festivals celebrated in Ladakh in June are:
- Saka Dawa
- Yuru Kabgyat
- Hemis Tsechu or Hemis Festival
- Sachukul Gustor
- Sindhu Darshan Festival
- Silk Route Festival
Accommodation in Ladakh in June
In June, Ladakh welcomes a large number of tourists from all over the world. There is no dearth of accommodation options in Ladakh. There is a wide range of hotels, resorts, homestays, lodges, and guest houses where tourists can stay during their visit. These accommodation options are available for all types of travelers from solo travelers to family and from friends to honeymooners. It is advisable to book accommodation in advance to save yourself from the last-minute rush as there are fewer chances of getting accommodation of your choice in the peak season. Here is the list of best places to stay in Ladakh in June:
- Ladakh Sarai Resort, Leh
- Hotel Padma Ladakh, Leh
- The Grand Dragon Ladakh, Leh
- Zostel, Leh
- The Indus Valley, Leh
- Weeping Willow Camp, Nubra Valley
- Nubra Summer Camp
- Pangong Paradise, Pangong
- Astrostays, Pangong
- Good Luck Camps, Pangong
- Hotel Chhutuk Heights, Kargil
- The Nun Kun Residency, Kargil
Tips for Traveling to Leh Ladakh in June
- Most of the tourist places of Ladakh are situated in the proximity of the India - China border and due to this reason, tourists require to issue an inner line permit (ILP) from the District Magistrate’s Office, Leh. This permit can apply online on the official website of LAHDC but it requires getting stamped in-person from the DM office. The permit is not required for visiting Leh but other areas such as Pangong, Tso Moriri, and Nubra valley.
- Ladakh is situated at a high altitude. Being in new climatic conditions and at low oxygen levels, you can face altitude mountain sickness if your body will not acclimatize. It is important to get yourself familiarized before moving to higher altitudes. It is important to look after mountain sickness symptoms and seek remedies to handle AMS in Ladakh. The major hospital is situated in Leh city only and at other tourist places, you can only find basic medical facilities. It is advisable to carry your prescribed medicines.
- Carry sturdy and comfortable shoes as you need to walk a lot in Ladakh.
- Pack basic travel essential kit, which consists of a torch with extra cells, phone charger, power bank, water bottle, goggles (for protection from sun rays), and sunscreen lotion with high SPF (50 or above).
- It is important to have a small first aid kit in every traveler’s bag. Also, carry toiletries and dry eatables. Only BSNL and Jio network works in Ladakh.
- Ladakh is not like any tourist place where you can find ATMs at every corner of the city. The availability of ATMs is strict in Ladakh. There are few places where you can swipe credit or debit cards. So, it is important to carry enough cash with you.
- If traveling by road, then it is advisable to carry extra fuel as the last fuel pump on the Manali-Leh highway is in Tandi and the next pump is in Karu, which is 380 km away. On the Srinagar-Leh highway, fuel pumps are available, but still, it is recommended to carry extra fuel just in case the next fuel pump is out of service.
Now, you have comprehensive information about Ladakh in June. Hope this information will guide you for your Ladakh trip. Take all the necessary precautions and prepare yourself in advance for a memorable trip.