Ladakh safe for tourists?

April 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

In view of recent incursion in Ladakh by the Chinese Army, many tourists planning to head to Ladakh are asking one question, β€œIs Ladakh safe for tourists?”

Answer to this question is a simple and a resounding, yes!

Incursions in Ladakh by the Chinese Army are nothing new, in fact since 2010, they have occurred 600 times, though most of the time they just come in and go out, instead of staying afoot, like they are doing at the moment.

However, the places where these incursions take place are nowhere near the tourist circuit, so as of now, tourists planning to visit Ladakh have nothing to fear about and there is absolutely no restriction in traveling to places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Dah and Hanu Villages.

Though like last year, inner line permit for places close to LAC eg. Chushul, Tsaga, Chummur etc. remain mostly out of bound and tough (if at all) to procure.

So if you are planning to head to Ladakh soon, don’t worry, go out there and enjoy one of the most beautiful part of India, full of wonderful and cheerful people.

More restricted areas opened for tourists

March 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to open more areas of Ladakh to tourists, in a bid to promote tourism in the state.

Now Indians and Foreigners alike can travel up to Pachathang and Tyakshi Villages in Nubra Valley.

While foreigners can now travel up to Merak Village along Pangong Tso and up to Loma bend in Nyoma District.

Jammu and Kashmir Government has also opened the following routes for foreigners in the Kargil District.

Kargil – Khangral – Shaker – Chiktan – Leh

Dah – Garkone – Darchik – Batalik- Slimo – Kargil

Permit norms for foreigners have also been relaxed and now foreigners in a group of two or more can apply for permit, earlier four or more foreigners had to apply for permit.

We hope that J&K Government continues to open more and more sectors of Ladakh to not only Indian tourists, but also foreigners and thus provides employment opportunities for people living in the remote areas of Ladakh.