Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter

  • Pristine white, wherever you look
  • Soft snow. Hard Ice
  • Freezing temperatures
  • Crazy people

If you’re here checking this post out, we are sure there is some amount of crazy in you too. Ladakh in the winter is a sight to behold but only a few get to witness it. Because only a few are crazy enough to try it.

Before you question, ‘Why would anyone want to do this?’, we’ve got our answers ready 

Ladakh in Winters

Test your driving skills.

Where else will you find the sheer thrill of driving on snow? Drive through some of the most challenging routes, learn the art of using snow chains  with the added challenge of navigating through soft snow and even slippery hard Ice. 

Interact authentically with the locals.

Winter is an idle time for most in the region and the locals can be seen using the time in cultural activities. You might catch them marching to monasteries or busy carving prayers on rock. These rocks are placed at the entry of all villages of Ladakh . Overall, it is a culturally richer time to visit for a more authentic experience. 

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 1
Ladakh in Winters

Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes

Your senses will be overwhelmed trying to take in the expansive panoramas, the snowy mountains, the frozen lakes and the barren grasslands.

Take in a sighting of the rare Himalayan Wolf

Blue Sheep or Ibex as well. Wildlife enthusiasts will love this opportunity as the animals descend lower into the valley during winters. Sometimes from the road itself. 

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 2
Ice Stupa Leh

Visit the Ice Stupa

This seemingly miraculous structure is based on simple laws of physics. Sonam Wangchuk a.k.a. the real life Phunsuk Wangdu created a man made glacier to help irrigation in the region. Something worth seeing for sure!

Catch a game of ice hockey

Or Try Ice hockey yourself. The little known game of ice hockey is hardly played anywhere else in the country. Cheer on the local teams of Leh. If you’re feeling inspired, put on your skates and try your hand (or feet) at ice skating.

Ice Hockey Leh Ladakh

If you need visual confirmation of this experience, go check out our video series on our YouTube Channel. Be awed and then join us on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Ladakh Winter Packages

Extreme Winter Ladakh Trip


The Extreme Winter Ladakh Trip will blow your mind with mesmerizing landscapes. An incredible overland journey through the winter wonderland of India with a chance to view the high-altitude wildlife. Cultural activities are also at their peak during winters 

SKU: LRT1000 Categories: , , Tag:
Read more

Ladakh Winter Webseries


Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 3


Thank you very much to you and your team for arranging this fantastic tour. One of the best pick from this tour was your meticulous planning and promptness of service. All arrangements were fantastic, be it a delivery of vehicle at Chandigarh airport, hotels particularly at Chandigarh, Leh, Nubra, Pangong. However the best was at Jispa, Kargil and Srinagar for different reasons. Jispa was simple but authentic with very tasty food.

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Rajesh & Gauri Natu

Graphic Designer, Apple

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 5


Sunil, after I ran 21k Marathon I bragged about it for years. The same is being repeated again, with my ambition to drive across the Himalayas, which was almost faded with Srinagar under curfew. You and Chetan were the spark to our fire that we could do this drive and without a single trouble. Driving is a passion but driving thru places where there are no roads is trouble, but your breakup of program and awesome car condition helped us actually sail thru. Three cheers and five stars.

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 6

Jignesh Shah

Absolute Networks, Mumbai

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 7


Wow. wow, wow. What a experience! We took the route of Delhi - Jammu - Srinagar - Leh - Sarchu - Manali - Delhi.  Sunil Kapoor gave us excellent service which includes his next to new 4WD in immaculate condition and all hotels were top class. Coming from Australia, we were bit nervous in start but when we met Sunil, we had full trust and all went very positive. Sunil gave us perfect instructions and everything was according to plan. Thank you Sunil and your team for our one of the best experience in life you have provided us. 

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Jignesh Patel

Director, Webential, Australia

Sumudu Fernando Manali Leh Trip


Eight of us from Sri Lanka got Sunil to arrange a self driven tour to Leh and we are very happy with our decision. He was punctual, trustworthy and met our expectations. The service provided was very professional. As foreigners it’s hard to arrange such a tour by ourselves and Unwind outdoor filled in the gap perfectly. All places we stayed were nice and decent. Should specifically mention about the two Scorpios which we instantly fell in love with. They were very well maintained ... 

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Sumudu Fernando

Friends from SriLanka

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 10


After days of research, we finally came across a facebook page called ‘Unwind Outdoors’. It seemed like our dream was going to be finally true. Very reasonably priced and Sunil from Unwind was like a know-it-all person.

The itinerary was so crisp and so very well laid out that there was no reason for us to worry other than coping up with nature’s fury. 

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Priyadatta Prabhavalkar

Clifford Chance, Delhi

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 12


We did a SUV self drive trip from Chandigarh to Ladakh and back organized by Unwind Outdoor.
Highly recommend Unwind Outdoor as Sunil and Manpreet took care of everything we needed (car, hotel bookings, sightseeing and food recommendations, permits) and everything was organized seamlessly. Sunil was very patient with all our queries, giving suggestions and options to suit our preferences.

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Ashish & Neha Thadani

KPMG, Bangalore

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 14


Great to see the know-how of the Unwind Outdoor team regarding every aspect of the Srinagar - Leh - Chandigarh self drive trip. From weather conditions, to road conditions, to health/clothing requirements, and also driving instructions - Sunil and Manpreet are warm, meticulous and knowledgable. Villa Himalaya in Sonamarg surpassed all our expectations and ensured that our expected standards for the rest of the trip were extremely high. 

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Parth Deshmukh

Symbiosis Law School, Mumbai

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 16


Thanks Sunil for arranging a wonderful trip. Everything went well and we were in good hands with friendly and competent drivers. Accommodation was good and tents were comfortable beyond our expectations. We didn't have problem with food choices. It was a totally rejuvenating vacation and experience for us. Thanks from us in Singapore!

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Lilian Chan


Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 18


We had an amazing 9-day from Manali to Leh. Serene, breathless and picturesque. High altitude sickness was a big issue for us but we were in good hands.

Unwind Outdoor was superb in arranging and coordinating the trip. Taking care of all arrangements and checking-in on us. Kudos to Sunil and his team.

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Alvin Chia

Assistant Director, Jurong Town Corporation, Singapore

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 20


We travelled as a couple & completed a self drive trip from Delhi-Jammu-Srinagar-Kargil-Leh-Nubra-Pangong-Tso Moriri-Sarchu-Manali-Delhi. Itinerary was meticulously designed to be a mix of adventure and comfort. Hotel choices were best. Support was available at all points in case of emergency.Vehicle provided was top notch. Thanks to Mr. Sunil Kapoor for personally putting in efforts to maintain such high standards. 

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Nikhil & Neha Mazumdar

Manager L&T, Mumbai

Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 22


Six of us (two families) travelled to Leh in Jul / Aug 2015 and we had an excellent experience with Unwind Outdoor. From the very beginning of our excited planning phase, Sunil has been willingly suggesting us options, number of days, places to visit etc. He has all the knowledge of the terrain, passionate about trekking and traveling himself, so he understands travel-crazy people such as me and my quirks.
We landed in Leh in time for cloudbursts and flashfloods and landslides (along with mud and rocks sliding too). Despite Nature's fury, Sunil and Skarma made sure we were utmost safe and comfortable. These guys are just not into travel business, they help people fulfil their travel dreams. Truly! Go guys!!

Read more on  Extraordinary Ladakh in Winter 4

Kamala Aithal

Barclays Bank, Bangalore

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!