Good Budget Hotels in Leh with Tariff

by Vargis.Khan

Finding a hotel in Leh is not really that big a deal. Finding one as per your budget too is quite easy. Off-late this small town has been one of the most talked about and “wish to visit” tourist spot in our country. Come summer and anyone who has even slightest of interest in travel, adventure or photography starts to plan a trip to Leh. The tourist rush has multiplied multiple times in last few years. What was once known as “Adventure destination” has now become a place for family vacations as well. As a result, hotels and guest houses in Leh are now ample in numbers and more come up each year. If you too are planning a list to Ladakh anytime in near future, mentioned below is a list of a few recommended budget hotels in Leh city that you can consider for your stay. These are not five start luxurious hotels, but decent enough places for a stay. Information below is based on my own experience, feedback by other readers and reviews I came across over the web (on BCMT forums).

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Budget Hotels in Leh with Tariff

Charges that I am mentioning below are what you will initially be quoted. Actual tariff will of course be different, depending on your negotiation skills.

Shanti Guest House: A very nice place to stay. Very clean, economic and good food. It is located on Changspa road and Shanti Stupa is quite nearby, about a kilometer. There is no hotel parking available however, you will need to leave your vehicle on the road near the hotel but even that is quite safe, nothing to worry about.

Charges: Rs. 1000 – Rs. 1500 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Changspa Road
Phone: +91 94198 62010
E mail: [email protected]

Indus Guest House: A good place to stay if you are on a budget. Rooms are quite basic but big, clean washrooms, stay is comfortable and good is OK too. It is located on Fort road and has WI-FI connectivity as well.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Fort Road
Phone: +91-9419179192, 01982-252502
Email: [email protected]

Lasu Guest House: A little on the outer side of Leh, towards Shanti Stoopa at a nice, beautiful and peaceful location. Shanti Stupa is about 2 mins walk from this guest house. It is more like a paying guest type accommodation that a family runs on their ground floor.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Yurtung, Leh
Phone: 01982-252478

Khan Manzil Guest house: Another good and economical place to stay closer to main market.  It has a nice view of Leh Palace which is an added benefit.

Charges: Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1500 per day for a double bed room
Location: Zangasti road
Phone: +91 1982 252 192

Kidar Guest House: Another excellent place to stay. Big spacious rooms and very hospitable owners. Running hot water available but in morning only. If you need in later part of the day, then it will be provided in buckets only.

Charges: Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 per day
Location: Lower Tucha, Fort Road,
Phone: +91 96229 63234

Panorama Hotel: Another place close to Shanti Stupa on Changspa Road. A little away from the city and at a very peaceful location. It is open in Winters as well which is a plus point if you are planning a Winter trip to Ladakh. Staff is quite courteous and they have rooms in various budget range. WI-FI connectivity too is available.

Charges: Rs. 1300-1500 per day in Summer, Rs. 2500 – Rs. 3000 in Winter.
Location: Changspa Road
Phone: +91 96229 83839

Goba Guest House: Best place to stay if you are traveling in a group and need big parking space. Clean and spacious rooms with hot water but in buckets.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bed room
Location: Changspa Road
Phone: +91 95969 37530

Solpon Guest House: Another good place to stay for a group, plenty of parking available.  Rooms are quite clean and spacious, Food was OK. A lady runs this place and is very friend hospitable.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bed room
Location: Upper Changspa
Phone: +91 99069 94466

Sia La Guest house: This place is run by a Tibetan family and the property is very well maintained. Owners are very friendly. They can also arrange for an extra bed in the room for additional Rs. 100. Carpeted rooms, clean washrooms, and hot water in buckets is available. Food is quite delicious. Parking however can be a problem if you are traveling in a Car as you cannot bring it all the way to the hotel. Motorcycle parking is however not a problem.

Charges: Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 per day. Rs. 100 for additional bed.
Location: Fort Road
Phone: +91 1982 252 821, 09419178100
Email: [email protected], [email protected]




Oriental Guest House: A nice place to say. Clean and spacious rooms. Very close to Shanti Stupa.

Charges: Rs 1500 – 1800 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Shanti Stupa Road
Phone:+91 1982 252 821

Hotel Tsokar: A great place to stay with all modern day facilities like Internet cafe and WI-FI connectivity. Rooms are quite clean and spacious. Hot running water available. This palce is open in Winters too so a great pick if you are travelling to Ladakh in Winter.

Charges: Rs 2500 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Fort Road
Phone: +91 94191 78663

Padma Guest House & Hotel: Another good place to stay. Friend of mine stayed here and was able to negotiate price down to Rs. 400 per day.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Fort Road
Phone: 01982 – 253072 / 252735 / 252414

Glacier View Guest House: Good spacious rooms, clean washrooms and owner is quite friendly. It is at about 7 mins walk from main market. Away from the hustle of the main city and has a great view of snow capped mountains and greenery.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Upper Tukcha Road,
Phone: 01982-253503, +91-9906992757
Email: [email protected]

Dorje Guest House: Quite close to Glacier Guest house. Pretty much the same deal as Glacier View Guest house. Very nice peaceful location.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Upper Tukcha Road,
Phone: 01982-253460, 9622964454

Hotel Horzay: Good spacious room with hot water supply. The owner is a very hospitable and friendly, can also help arranging permits, cabs etc for you.

Charges: Rs. 500 – Rs. 1000 per day for a double bedroom
Location: Old road
Phone: 01982-252454, 9906979233

These are just some budget hotels in Leh city that I have heard/read good reviews about. However as I mentioned above, Leh is filled with numerous hotels in all budget ranges. If you are not able to strike a deal with either of these hotels, just reach there; find a hotel at a location you like, as per your taste and check in.

I hope this information was helpful. If you need any further information, please feel free to ask and I would be glad to answer. Additionally, if you have stayed at a hotel in Leh, have a good or bad feedback to share about it, please do so in comments section below and I would add it to the main article.

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Soumitra Basu March 1, 2020 - 1:06 pm

Hi Vargis, Myself Soumitra Basu from Kolkata. I will visit Ladakh from 02/09/2020 (Will reach Srinagar at 12 noon) to 14/09/2020 (positively have to reach Srinagar by 9 am) by road from Srinagar to Srinagar with my family (Total 04 heads including 01 child of 08 years). Please suggest an itinerary suitable for my family from Srinagar to Srinagar. Also suggest whether I have to book hotels in advance or spot booking will be cost effective for me in the month of September. For 04 heads whether small vehicle will be OK for Nubra/Hundar/ Pangong/Tsomoriri/Tsokar/Local trip & whether Share Taxi is available in the month of September? From which place of Leh share Taxi is available for above trips? Suggest good budget hotel nearby. Also suggest me The entire plan for my family. Budget Hotel & Trips I am looking for. Thanking you in advance. 7003450411 / 9433341555 (whats app)

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mres. meena gupta May 7, 2019 - 8:38 am

hello,mr. khan .your blog is very informative and detailed. my husband and i are planning for leh ladakh in june. we would like to fly from delhi and back . we want to see the beauty of this area the maximum. can you help us out thnks

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Hans J Schlegel February 28, 2019 - 7:29 pm

Hi Vargis Khan, I asked you a question about Hotel Horzay a couple of days ago. Do you have any insight?

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Vargis.Khan March 1, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Hi Hans – Due to the tourist rush in Ladakh these days, I would definitely recommend booking in advance to avoid any last minute hassle. Expect the price to be around at least Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1200 per day for any hotel in Ladakh. You may be able to negotiate for a little less but assume this price for cost estimate.

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Hans J Schlegel February 26, 2019 - 5:33 pm

I am sorry to bug you with another question besides the one about Leh: I will arrive from Europe 12:50am and my flight to Srinagar leaves at 7:30am. Is there anyplace to go to to pass the time or just hang out at the airport. Also due to scheduling I will have to spend a day near the Delhi airport before I can move on. Any suggestions for accommodation? Thanks again Vargis Khan

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Vargis.Khan February 28, 2019 - 2:41 pm

There is really nowhere in Delhi that you can visit in a few hours Hans. The city traffic is maddening and you will just spend the time checking out of the airport, sitting in a cab and then checking back in.

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Hans J Schlegel February 26, 2019 - 12:32 am

Hi Vargis Khan, you recommended Hotel Horzay, Old road, Leh. I would stay there from the 4. to the 18 of July. Is pre-booking necessary and do you know what the price would be at that time?

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PROBIR KUMAR DAS January 9, 2019 - 5:31 am

Dear Vargis, Please suggest a tour plan covering most of the places of LEH LADAKH entering from Srinagar, Sonmarg

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Yee August 10, 2018 - 4:23 am

Hi Vargis, thanks for your information.
I’m appreciate if you could advise me few of the following question.

1. Location of bus stand (towards tso moriri & pangong tso)
Is it at JK SRTC bus stand near polo ground? Bus ticket must purchase a day before?

2. Permit (ILP & PAP)
Able to apply permit and get it immediately on sunday 16/9/18?

3. Any suggestion for best budget guest house which are near bus stand in leh?

Thank you & have a nice day.

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Vargis.Khan August 10, 2018 - 8:58 am

Hi Yee,

1. Yes, it is near Polo ground.
2. You may get it but it depends on how fast the travel agent is able to organize it for you.
3. All the hotels I suggested above are quite good, you could pick any

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Yee August 13, 2018 - 1:23 am

Thank you for your fast replies.
3. I checked some of the location is quite far from bus stand. Must go with transport instead of by walk.

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[email protected] June 29, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Hi, We are planning to visit Leh in First week of august. Given that its a peak season do you recommend booking hotel in advance or i will get good deals on the spot.

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Kaustubh Kale June 29, 2018 - 12:44 pm

Hotel bookings are generally not required, on the spot booking is best as bargaining happens better and you get to see the place as well. Do not worry as such about peak season. There is enough supply for demand. However, you may want to book if you are travelling with your entire family and have few older members. Depends.

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Vargis.Khan June 29, 2018 - 2:14 pm

Thanks Kaustubh Bhai

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Vargis.Khan June 29, 2018 - 2:15 pm

This year I will recommend booking in advance though, huge tourist rush this year.

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yolmo June 25, 2018 - 8:57 am

Thanks for these details. I did contact one of these places. they quoted more than double 🙁 how to get these deals…any idea?

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Kaustubh Kale June 25, 2018 - 2:13 pm

If you need the best rates, you need to visit and bargain. Most advance bookings happen generally at higher prices. Atleast that is my personal experience.

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Vargis.Khan June 25, 2018 - 2:18 pm

They will always quote you higher Yolmo. Best way out is to reach there and book an on the spot deal. For advance booking, they will ask you for a higher price.

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Yolmo June 29, 2018 - 12:41 pm

Ok so will the taxi taken from airport be willing to drive us around while we try to find a good deal….it sounds like a good idea to bargain on thr spot

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Vargis.Khan June 29, 2018 - 2:14 pm

Yes he will drive you around but will charge you accordingly of course.

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Yolmo June 29, 2018 - 3:57 pm

That wud be ok 🙂

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Vargis.Khan June 29, 2018 - 6:22 pm

🙂

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yolmo June 25, 2018 - 7:25 am

Thanks for all the information brother. I wanted to know if one intends to stay a little away from the market place like Glacier View Guest House/Hotel Horzay, how easy is it to get to the market place for the work related to ILP and hunting for shared taxis.

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Kaustubh Kale June 25, 2018 - 2:16 pm

Horzay to Market would be like 800m-1000m, there are many short cuts available. I stayed in Gongma which is very close to Horzay. Glacier View also as per my knowledge is very close to Horzay. All walking distance upto the bus stop and market (either sides). Shared taxis for Nubra are at Polo Ground which is walkable if solo traveller, else if with family take a taxi.

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Vargis.Khan June 25, 2018 - 2:19 pm

Leh is a very small town. You can walk across it from one end to another in less then an hour so you will never really be too far from the market.

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Prashant June 8, 2018 - 3:10 am

Hi Vargis,

Hope you are doing well. I had posted this question earlier as well but my mind did not make up about. We are travelling at end of June 29th June to Leh from Mumbai via flight and are returning back on 8th July. Had a concern of hotel bookings and bike bookings. We all are gent for that matter and staying wont be aprobs but want to know if any prior booking is required. Similarly for bikes as well. Is any booking required, you recommended last time to select the bikes when we reach there it self. Just worried about the availability due to the peak season for both accomodation and bike rental. Can innerline permit be taken online?

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Vargis.Khan June 8, 2018 - 11:56 am

Hi Prashant – I have never had anyone come back and tell me that they faced any problem finding a hotel in Leh irrespective of the time they went. If however it gives you peace of mind then yes, you may decide to book. Motorcycles I will not recommend booking in advance though because you must test ride it before finalizing. Booking in advance will mean that you have paid already and will be stuck with whatever motorcycle they decide to give you.

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Prashant Dalvi August 13, 2018 - 5:19 am

Hey Vargis,

Thanks for your inputs about the accomodation and all. We stayed at Glacier View resort on 29th jun , 4th July , 6th and 7th July , which we would call it like our home in Leh due to its proximity near market and all. Enjoyed stay there.

Your suggestions really helped.

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Vargis.Khan August 13, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Hi Prashant – Thank you for taking the time to drop back a note. I really appreciate it and glad that the information posted was of help.

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Riddhi August 21, 2019 - 7:07 am

Hi planning to go to Ladakh on 31st Aug and have 9 -10 days in hand..
Me and my friend alone..we have a very limited budget.. impromptu plan..cannot afford private taxi hence..pls suggest on how to travel and also see the places which we want to see with public transportation..
Have in mind some spots
Pangong
Leh – Magnetic hill, Zanskar confluence, 1-2 monestary
Nubra valley

Pls suggest.

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kaustubh kale August 21, 2019 - 1:52 pm

HI Riddhi, please refer blog – https://vargiskhan.com/log/ladakh-by-public-transport/

I would suggest doing Nubra – Turtuk (very nice place but has its own specific audience) or can go to Hunder (generally crowded where most go). Pangong is very good but I think they have stopped overnight stay there.

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Sucharita mandal June 7, 2018 - 3:56 am

Hello vargis
Wanted to know whether hanle chusul road and agjom shyok road has opened or not.waiting for your reply

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Vargis.Khan June 7, 2018 - 11:29 pm

Hi Sucharita – No, unfortuantely Chushul permits are not being issued still. Shyok road however is open for tourists.

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Poulami sarkar June 6, 2018 - 8:36 am

Hi vergis

Want to visit leh in mid October 2018 with family n two kids..pls suggest me a good budget hotel for this
Do I need a prior booking for hundar-pangong, tsomoriri hanle..if so..pls share me the links..
Thank you

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Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 7:31 pm

Hi Poulami, Mid October is off season so you do not have to book in advance anywhere. Just reach your destinations, find a hotel per your liking and negotiate an on the spot deal.

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Dharmik June 2, 2018 - 9:56 am

Are these prices still valid ? When I go to their websites, they show 4 times the charges mentioned ? Can you please recommend me guest houses within a range of 500 to 1000 at this date ? Thanks !

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Kaustubh Kale June 2, 2018 - 10:19 am

I had stayed in Gongma Guest House at 1000 (solo traveller). Was worth because it was news, rooms very clean and good people. Many guesthouses are available in Leh at the price. Hotel Horzay guest house just beside Gongma is cheap too.

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Kaustubh Kale June 2, 2018 - 10:21 am

One important point, don’t pre book hotels if you are a solo traveller. Go there, bargain and book at counter.

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sharan shetty May 31, 2018 - 7:08 am

can u suggest me any budget hotel in kargil for overnight stay

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Nasir uddin May 11, 2018 - 11:00 am

hi Vargis
its me nasir uddin from Bangladesh.
first i would like to thanks for accepted my friend request on facebook. actually we planning to visit ladakh 2nd October from srinagar by road with family.I’ve two kids there age are 12 & 5 can you please suggest is it safe for those period.

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Vargis.Khan May 11, 2018 - 1:12 pm

Hi Nasir,

Permits this year are not being issued to Bangladeshi citizens. If you want to come, first get in touch with a local registered travel agent in Ladakh and come only after he can guarantee that he can get you the permits. As far as I know, right now permits are not issued. If may change later and if it doesn, then yes, October first week is fine to visit.

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Sandeep April 13, 2018 - 3:22 am

Hi vargis
We are 14, so do you know any person who can arrange for our stay in jispa , leh, pangong and nubra? Else please suggest me something. I am looking for a hotel in a budget of below 500 per day per person.. so 1000/room is fine

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Prashant April 8, 2018 - 10:53 am

Vargis Hi,

We will be travelling to leh and other popular sites in last week of june and first week of july. Do you recommend to book hotels, camps etc ie the accomodation in advance or is is feasible to book after reaching leh and nearby places. Also can you help with some good known budget hotel in leh and at the popular sites ie nubra , pangon and tso moriri. Also do advise on the bike gears and the required thinga to carry on the bikes. We will be renting in Leh, having said thia also let me know any trusted rentals in Leh.

Thanks in advance.

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Vargis.Khan April 8, 2018 - 5:38 pm

Hi Prashant – The only place where you may have to book in advance is Hanle, if that is part of your itinerary.

For a list of hotels and contact info, please see the links below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/accommodation-nubra-valley/
https://vargiskhan.com/log/accommodation-at-pangong-tso/
https://vargiskhan.com/log/hotels-at-tso-moriri/

For a list of things you should carry, take a look at the post below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/ladakh-checklist-things-to-carry-for-ladakh-trip/

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Nadim Raza January 17, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Dear Mr Vargis ji
We friends group planning to travel in 1st week of October by flight, do we face altitude sickness due to arrival directly by flight. Is it safe. Do we witness any snowfall around leh in first week of October and what will be the approx temperature around leh. What will be the must see adventurous spot for bachelors we regret if we miss.

Thanks & Regards
N.Raza

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Vargis.Khan January 17, 2018 - 2:41 pm

Hello Mr. Raza – Yes AMS will be a problem for first couple of days since you are reaching there by flight. Better rest for the first 2 days in Leh itself and not move anywhere. In October there is a high chance of snowfall but only at top of the high altitude passes. You will not get any in Leh City.

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Bala September 11, 2017 - 2:06 am

Hi bro,
1*For 3 days trip to lah-srinagar via baltalic route share taxi are available or 1 day go to sam valley and return by share taxi to lah. Then day2 individual taxi to kargil via baltlic is better.
give me your ideas to cover this. We are couple.
2*Your given taxi driver will run only individual taxi or share taxi. Please mention some safety tips/ideas for booking/trvelling on share taxi. Coz I’m going with my wife..

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Vargis.Khan September 11, 2017 - 2:30 am

Shared taxis on Batalik route will be a bit tough. You will have to try looking for one either in Leh or at Kargil. My contact only runs private taxi, not shared. Those are more of an on the spot deal, you reach there and look for a taxi that is going towards your destination. Those are quite safe, do not worry. You will find a lot of tourists traveling in them.

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Anirban Haq July 31, 2017 - 11:47 am

Also pls guide me about getting permits for Turtuk, Nubra, and Pangong and how to visit those places as those are far away from Leh.

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Vargis.Khan August 1, 2017 - 4:03 pm

For permits, since you are a foreign citizen, you will need to contact a travel agency in Leh. For visiting the above mentioned places, you can either take a bus, shared taxi or rent a private taxi.

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Anirban Haq July 31, 2017 - 11:43 am

Dear Mr Vargis,

I’m from Bangladesh. I along with my father will be visiting various places of Ladakh during August for 6 nights. I’d like to stay 1 night at Turtuk, 1 night at Nubra Valley, 1 night at Pangong Lake and rest 3 nights at Leh. can you suggest me which area to stay at Leh for budget accommodations and also where to stay at Turtuk, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Lake? We’ll come to Leh from Srinagar by bus probably. Pls suggest me a plan so that I can visit Gurdwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sumoor, Panamic Hot Spring, Camel Ride at Hunder, Hemis Monastry, Druk School (3 idiots), Thiksey Monastry, Diskit Monastry etc.

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Vargis.Khan August 1, 2017 - 4:02 pm

Hello Mr. Haq – I really do not have any such recommendations for a particular hotel, the ones that I mentioned in the list here are all great and you can chose one per your liking upon arrival. Turtuk is part of Nubra valley and a little ahead of Diskit. For accommodation here take a look at the article below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/accommodation-nubra-valley/

https://vargiskhan.com/log/accommodation-at-pangong-tso/

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Kaustubh Kale July 6, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Vargisbhai, which of the above hotels have you tried? My intention is not to increase the costs beyond 300-500 if possible, since I am on a solotrip (accordingly double bedroom not required :P). Running a very tg

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Kaustubh Kale July 6, 2017 - 4:53 pm

*Running a very tight ship.

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Vargis.Khan July 6, 2017 - 6:04 pm

Kaustubh Bhai I always stay at Shanti Guest house, the first one in the list. Try Padma Guest House, I think you should be able to negotiate a deal there for Rs. 500-600.

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Kaustubh Kale July 6, 2017 - 6:07 pm

Sure. Noted. Thank you once again!

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Parth Khushu May 14, 2017 - 5:53 pm

Hello, i am looking for a hotel in Leh.,budget 3k-4k per night with bar and wifi amenity. Any suggestions?

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Vargis.Khan May 14, 2017 - 7:28 pm

Hello, you should try

Hotel Horzay, Old road, Leh.
Phone: 01982 252 454

Highly recommended. Free wifi, big spacious rooms with good views and the hospitality of the owners is amazing. It is run by a mother and daughter and is a great place to stay.

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