Turtuk Village - The Pictorial Hamlet in Ladakh


Are you one of those souls who is planning to visit the Ladakh but want to explore something extra unlike the definitive Ladakh itineraries followed by herds of travellers? Is it that you wanderlust for Ladakh seeks for more than just the best places to visit in Ladakh like Pangong Tso Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardungla, and Leh? Breathe in and relax as we might have got the perfect place for you. The name is Turtuk Village.

What is so amazing about TurTuk Village? Well, the right question should be which reason is good enough not to visit TurTuk Village. If you asked us, we would say we don't have any. Known to be the last village of India between India and Pakistan border, Turtuk Village is the pictorial Hamlet in the heavenly abode of Ladakh.

Residing by the banks of River Shyok, Turtuk Village paves the pathway to Siachen Glacier. Did you know that Turtuk Village lies in the Ballista region of Pakistan which was annexed by India after the war of 1971 between the two countries? Yes, that's true. You can witness the locals are majorly Muslims here who speak Urdu, Ladakhi, Hindi and Balti languages.


Things to do in Turtuk Village

● You can opt to stay in the homestays to get a step closer to the culture and tradition of this village.
● You can enjoy the scenic view of Mount K2 from the highest point of the village.
● You can satiate your taste buds as there are many orchard farms there.

How to reach Turtuk Village?

It can be reached via Hunder Village, Nubra Valley. It lies 242 km from the capital Leh and 163 km from Nubra Valley. The only way to reach the last village of India is by road. As you cross the Indian Air Force Base in Thoise, you'll see the vast fields getting narrower, the colors of mountains getting darker and solace become your travel partner as it is an offbeat place to visit in Ladakh. The Indo-Pak border which is also known as Line of Control is merely 10 km from Turtuk Village.

What is the best time to visit Turtuk Village?

If you are so keen to visit Turtuk village, make sure you visit it during the sunny days of the year: April to September as the snow has melted, it is accessible, and the weather is pleasant too.

Pro Tip:
● Do carry your sunglasses, woolen clothes, skin moisturizer, first aid kit, water bottle, packed food to avoid unnecessary issues and a smooth trip.

● One visit to this secluded village and you'll get one more reason to fall for Ladakh again and again. Not many travellers have explored this hidden beauty, and it might turn out to be the decision of your life before it gets the spotlight and commercialization follows.

If you are looking for the affordable Ladakh Tour Packages with Turtuk village a part of it, we have curated that for you and your squad. Visit website for more information, or you can call us too. We will be glad to serve you!


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