Sarchu Tour Packages

Sarchu is the gateway to the majestic region of Leh-Ladakh for those who are traveling here by road from Himachal Pradesh. A vast, barren and open, land which is largely a compilation of a camping sites, Sarchu is mostly used for a night stopover before proceeding to Leh. 
Situated at a staggering height of 14,500ft. above sea level, what makes holidays in Sarchu special is the natural spectacle that one gets to see during the day, and equally surreal views of the stary sky during the night. 
Apart from being one of the most popular camping sites in Leh area, Sarchu also happens to be a hub for some of the most challenging trekking trails, including the arduous Zanskar trek. 
So, if you too are looking to book a Sarchu vacation package, here’s all you should know to make it a memorable one.

Best Places to Visit During Sarchu Travel

Baralacha La Pass: Baralacha La Pass is a stunning high-altitude pass located at an elevation of 16,040ft.  above sea level that offers some of the most scenic views of the Leh region.The popularity of this pass has spread so much that, today, every vehicle that is moving from Manali to Leh makes sure to take a quick stop at this point to click pictures and make memories. In simple words, it is a photographer's paradise with snow-capped mountains all around. 
Gata Loops: Just a few kilometers ahead of the Sarchu caping sites, on your way to Leh, you will come across what is known to be one of the most challenging roads in the world; Gata Loops. As the name suggests, Gata Loops is a stretch of 21 hairpin bends carved out from the mountainsides, offering a challenging and thrilling driving experience. One truly gets a sense of achievement once they reach at the end of the loops, either while ascending or while descending. 
Lachulung La: Typical itineraries of Sarchu tour packages would highlight Khardung La and Baralach La as the recommended passes to visit in Leh, which is understood also given the fact that these are more popular ones. However, the entire Ladakh region has several other high-altitude passes which are equally stunning and thrilling to visit. One such pass is the Lachulung La pass. Situated at a staggering 16,616ft. above sea level, only next to the mighty Khardung La, travelers often get enticed in making long halts at this pass because of the surreal views they get all around, however, it is highly advised not to stay for long at Lachunlung La pass to avoid getting sick due to low oxygen. 

Things To Do in Sarchu

Camping Under the Stars: Sarchu is a popular camping site of the entire Ladakh region and is mainly used for this purpose only. So, undoubtedly, the first thing that anyone spending their holidays in Sarchu will unanimously would be doing is camping amidst the raw wilderness of Sarchu. Spend a night under the star-studded sky by booking a tent at one of the many camp sites, or set up your own and simply soak in the serenity of the Himalayan night. As darkness falls, witness the celestial spectacle unfolding above, with billions of stars illuminating the sky. 
Trekking: Inarguably, the second most popular activity to do during Sarchu travel is trekking. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the pristine wilderness of Sarchu on foot. Choose from a variety of trekking routes catering to different difficulty levels, including the scenic trek to Chandratal Lake or the challenging ascent to Parang La Pass. Immerse yourself in nature's splendor as you trek past meadows, alpine forests, and glacial streams, encountering unique flora and fauna along the way.
Interact with Nomadic Tribes: The majority of the camping sites are operated and served by the locals from the villages near Sarchu, such as Jispa and Keylong. So, camping in Sarchu is also a great opportunity to learn and understand the rich cultural heritage of Sarchu by interacting with its locals, especially, the nomadic inhabitants such as the Changpa tribe. Visit their traditional settlements, known as 'phirangs,' and learn about their semi-nomadic lifestyle centered around yak herding and trade. 

Important Details About Sarchu Travel

Best Time to Visit Sarchu
The best time to book holidays in Sarchu is during the summer months from May to September when the weather is pleasant, and the roads are accessible.
Best Way to Reach Sarchu
By Air: The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the only airport to travel to any popular place under Leh Ladakh tours. The same goes for your Sarchu travel.
By Road: Whether you are taking a flight or train, a road trip is a given to reach Sarchu, and it certainly will be the highlight of your Sarchu vacation package as you traverse through some of the most scenic routes not just in India but, in the entire world.

Best Places to Eat in Sarchu
Sarchu is a small settlement area for camping sites, so the only places available to eat in Sarchu are the temporary tented cafes and campsite dining. 

Best Places for Shopping in Sarchu
Just like the eating places, shopping in Sarchu is limited to a few makeshift stalls selling souvenirs and handicrafts.

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