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Here’s How to Plan Your Leh Trip on a Budget

Leh Ladakh is the dream destination of every traveller. The trip involves time and money, and over the last few years, people of even the slightest interest have been travelling here. With proper planning, regarding finances and itinerary, the trip can be a success. Here are a few tips on how to make the trip on a budget. Leh Ladakh tour packages cost can also be compared before making any bookings.

Travel Time

Travelling during the off season has both benefits and drawbacks. The low season time is in April-May when the season has just started or August- September when the season is about to end. Most of the houses and hotels during this time are empty, and on the spot, booking can be made which in turn reduces the booking cost. Also, the hotels and homestays during this time period offer discounts to the travellers. Moreover, the crowd is even less which will let all the travel junkies enjoy the place to the utmost.

Accommodation and Taxis

The travel is full of uncertainties because of the natural phenomena’s like landslides, health issues or road blocks can occur at any point in time. It’s better not to pre-book anything. If you are making a booking, be sure to check everything. Some hotels provide off-season discounts for the travellers and various other deals. If a person is more flexible with their travel dates, there is an option which further reduces the price. It’s always better to book the hotels which have flexible plans. Places with uncertain conditions will still require you to change your plans at the very last moment. Taxi bookings can also be made online if you get cheap deals or can be done at the spot with a discount during the off-peak seasons.

Group Tour

Commuting and staying in a group is always the cheapest option. For example, having three people in a group will divide the cost of one room among three people. Regarding commuting from one place to another, a shared taxi with a group of 4-5 people can be done. If 1-2 people are going, then bike rental is the best option followed by an SUV taxi for 3-5 people. In case, you have your own bike or car, then self-ride always remains the best and cheapest option with flexibility.

Food

Both money and time are saved if a wise choice is made to eat at the local dhabas or the restaurants. Eating fresh local food is always the best choice to avoid upsetting the stomach. There are several Tibetan eating joints which provide home-cooked meals. In the end, it all balances the budget.

Type of Accommodation and its location

A well-ventilated room with cleanliness, comfortable beds and hygienic toilets is all that you should look for in a hotel room. Most of the time is spent outside, and only the nights inside for which a full-fledged hotel with all the amenities might not be required. The only drawback of such places is the non-availability of food which can easily be procured from the near restaurants or dhabas. Leh is full of budget guesthouses and hotels and won’t disappoint you.

There are many more things which need to be taken care of if travelling in groups it’s always better to share the expenses, and in case of an individual meal, it should be the duty of the individual person to pay for it. Air tickets can be booked in advance to avail off-season discounts. Leh Ladakh tour packages cost low if booked for the whole group. So, now it’s time for all the travel buddies to team up and visit the beautiful Himalayan city of Leh Ladakh.