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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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Lamayuru Monastery

The high elevation where Lamayuru Monastery is located at amuses every traveler comes here. Existing on Leh-Srinagar Highway, around 15 kms east of the Fotu La, the monastery is perched on a height of 3510 meters. The murals, frescoes and the images of Buddha have created an interesting setting inside this famous Buddhist temple.

History

Lamayuru Monastery was originally the monastery belonged to Bon and the name means Swastika which symbolized eternity. The history says that an Indian scholar named Naropa caused a lake to dry up and there founded Lamayuru Monastery. Seng ge Sgang is the oldest building surviving which is dedicated to the builder-monk, Rinchen Zangpo.

The structure of the monastery

There were actually five buildings in the beginning and still one can find the remaining of the four buildings located in the corner. In the past there, were up to 400 monks and currently there are 100 monks residing in the monastery. There is a small temple can be seen which is dedicated to Avalokiteshwara.

Location: The monastery is located at a distance of 127 km from Leh in the Lamayuru region. You can reach the monastery via road by bus or jeep.

Timings: It is open on all days from 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

Entry fee: INR 30 per person

Highlights: There will be two annual Mask Dance festivals happen which is the most suitable time to visit the monastery.

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Alchi Monastery

After the endless mountain peaks, green valleys, high passes, monasteries in Ladakh are the prime factors behind the huge number of visitors to the paradise every year. Alchi Monastery, a group of Buddhist shrines is now a remarkable landmark and a must visit tourist attraction in Leh. The rugged valleys, uneven mountain terrains etc are creating a flamboyant view from the monastery and make the travelers feel elevated. Alchi is a part of the three villages that together constitute to the Alchi Group of Monuments.

History

Alchi Monastery and its current guardians are grateful the great translator Rinchen Zangpo who was the reason behind the construction of the monastery. He built it in the AD 1000 and there were 32 wood carvers and sculptors from Kashmir to help him. But when the Gelug sect decided to shift the activities to Likir Monastery permanently, it turned to be the administrative shrine of the Alchi Gompa, officially.

Structure of the monastery

Alchi Monastic Complex has three principal shrines named the Dukhang or Assembly Hall, the Sumtseng and the temple of Manjushri. Chortens have a special space inside the complex. The wall paintings seen inside are dating back to the spiritual and artistic nuances found in Buddhism and Hindu Kingdoms. Like we seen in other monasteries, here also, you will find the huge statues of Buddha and several wood carvings and art works appearing in Baroque style.

Location: The monastery is located in Alchi Village in the Leh District, 70 km from Leh.

Timing: May to September on all days: from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm.

Entry Fee: For Indians: INR 25, For Foreigners: INR 50

Highlights: The views from the monastery have attracted a lot of film production sets. Good photographic location as well.

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Royal Leh Palace

A nine storey high building displays the influence of Potala Palace in Lhasa is the famed Royal Leh Palace that stands with its head high on a cliff top overlooking the ravishing Leh town. Leh Palace is a must visit during anyone’s tour of Ladakh region as it has been standing there as a symbol of the old glorious days of the royal family lived here. The top floors accommodated the members of the regal community and the low floors were occupied by stables and stores.

History

In the 17th century, King Sengge Namgyal led the construction of Leh Palace and it gained fame in a short span of time. Later, it was termed as an architectural icon and the symbol of pride and glory of Leh. The history says that during the time when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh, Leh Palace was abandoned and the members of the family were asked to move to Stok Palace. The Archeological Survey of India has restored the valuable ruins of the palace and opened to the public as a remarkable tourist attraction.

Structure of the palace

There is a monastery behind the palace which is a part of the palace and there you will find the statue of a seating Buddha in there in the monastery behind the palace. On the walls of the palace, you will see the old pictures and paintings including Tibetan thangka.

Timings: The palace is open to the public on all days from 07:00 am to 04:00 pm

Entry fee: For Indians: INR 20 and for Foreigners: INR 100

Location: Leh Palace is closely located to the town. Visitors can reach the palace by walking from Leh town as it is about 5 kms away from there.

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Zanskar valley

The Zanskar Range is the mountain range in Jammu and Kashmir that acts as the separating line between Ladakh and Zanskar. The Zanskar Range is a part of the Tethys Himalayas, formed with weakly transformed sedimentary series. The average height of the Zanskar Range is 6000 meters. It is an inevitable spot for adventure lovers during their adrenaline rushing trekking trips to the Trans Himalayas every year.

On the way to Zanskar Valley, one will come across the incredible Suru Valley which puts forth a decent trekking experience to adventure lovers. Zanskar is alluring always with its brightly shining mountain peaks and the presumably attracting villages, sometimes, it looks overshadowing the relishing Changthang Region as well. Tourism has caused a great enhancements on the economic side of the region like education flourished and the lifestyle of the people has changed but it took its toll on the fragile mountain environment.

Nevertheless, Zanskar is the favorite tourist destination still because of the vast area that is made beautiful by multiple hues, the distinct flora and fauna and the extremely variant climatic conditions. There are two main branches of the Zanskar River; one is Doda which has source near Pensi-La and flows south eastwards to reach Padum and the second one is formed by two tributaries called Kargyag River and it has source near Shingo La.

Height: The valley is situated at an average height of 6000 meters above the sea level.

Location: It is located at a distance of about 464 kms from Leh and would take around 10 to 11 hours to reach. Buses are available from Leh to reach the valley.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August and September are suitable to visit the Zanskar Range as the other months will cause heavy snowfall and the roads will be blocked.

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Hemis National Park

Around 4400 sq.km is the area the prime attraction of Ladakh spreads into. We are talking about the renowned Hemis National Park named after the popular monastery in the region that is Hemis Monastery. The very rare species of wildlife is the reason behind its global recognition. Bharal and snow leopards are examples for the unseen animal collection found in Hemis National Park. The park is located on the west bank of the Indus River. 

The animals, the flora, the birds and the nature in the park and its vicinity are coming under the highly protected areas and this is the only place in India where the protected snow leopards are seen in abundance. The Rumbak and Markha catchments were found to be protected with the discovery of the park in 1981 and it grew into 4400 sq.km in 1990 and becomes the largest national park in South Asia. Argali or the Great Tibetan Sheep, Shapu etc are the supporters of the prey base for the predators in Hemis. Asiatic Ibex, the Tibetan Wolf, the Eurasian brown bear and red fox are some of the endangered species found before and some are still present in the park. The crucial problem faced by the park is the regular animal-human conflicts because over 1600 people are living inside the park boundaries, mainly pastoralists living with poultry farming, goats and sheep.

Height: The elevation at which the park exists is 3000-6000 meters above the sea level.

Location: The park is located about 5 kms from Leh and Leh Airport is the closest airport to the park.

Best time to visit: To reach the park there are a number of trekking routes opened from Mid-June to Mid-October. But the best season to spot snow leopards is of course, in late winter.


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Traveller Tales from Leh

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Prakash Jaiswal

25 June 2018

"the experience was awesome. The whole thing organized by Thrillophilia was great. Our tour operator Jigmet sir and the whole crew were 1 no. SHAMAAASS. Julley.

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Umesh Joshi

05 October 2017

First, I would like to say thank you to shyam@thrillophilia.com for their coordination and cooperation.The trip was well planned and executed extremely well by the tour operators, I am very happy with ...

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Abhishek Kumar

12 July 2018

It had everything that you dreamed about. It had ice (lots and lots of ice), even when I was sleeping battling the cold at night I was could see those ice sheet right in front of my eyes. We were walki...

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Puneet Prajapati

12 February 2019

Being a fauji kid i always dreamt to do something adventurous and so i chose the most dangerous most exciting chadar trek as my first trek. After reaching the hotel in LEH i was welcomed by Satya sir a...

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Sudip Ghosh

16 July 2019

We had a wonderful experience with Thrillophilia Out tour was Leh-Ladakh 6N7D, which includes Leh Sightseen, Nubra Valley Overnight Stay, Pangong Overnight Night. 1. First of all you should know ...

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Shubham Srivastava

25 June 2018

"Trip was really awesome. I feel everyone should consider this trip at least once in their lifetime. My eyes were never tired of looking around at such beautiful and scenic views. I would like to exten...

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Vedaansh Bhargava

03 June 2019

An exhilarating life-changing experience. If you are able bodied, a biking lover, a landscape / scenery admirer and a crazy adventure seeker, this is a must try for life. Our group of bikers were fun-l...

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Sateesh

01 February 2018

Amazing trek.. Thanks a lot to THRILLOPHILIA. Life changing experience. This is the master of all the treks. I am marathon runner, always wanted to go for a trek. Finalized to go for Chadar trek with...

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MOHIT MALAVIYA

25 February 2019

Chadar Trek - Feb 2019 Julley!!!!! It's been 15 days my trek is over but chadar effect is still Onn!!!! Without fail I see the same pics again and again, take the pride to share my Chadar experience...

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What You Should Know More About Leh

  • Q. Travel Advice:

    • The politically sensitive Leh: Tourism is comparatively new to the region of Leh with only a few years of experience in this field and given how politically sensitive Leh is, it is quite tricky as to how one must approach situations in this place. One requires special permits to visit the Inner Line regions and these are available from local authorities.

    • Don’t be dehydrated: If you’re visiting this beautiful location, it is important that you also indulge in trekking since the most primary attraction is that and if you’re going to do that then it also becomes important for you to keep enough stock of drinking water. Sometimes, serious problems can be caused due to lack of care.

    • Photography: Like mentioned previously, Leh is rather politically sensitive. Hence, photography too is prohibited in certain places. Keep a look out for sign boards which warn you of such restrictions and make sure you obey them.

    • Bottled water: It is more advisable to carry bottled water throughout your journey and not drink the local water as it can get quite polluted.

    • Drinking laws: There are only two known vendors in Leh that sell alcohol and if they happen to ask for IDs, then it is essential that you provide them with that. Alcohol is generally permitted as per the country’s rules but it is better to stay safe than become sorry later on. Apart from that, the nightlife is quite relaxed but also exciting.

  • Q. What you cannot afford to miss:

    • The beautiful mountains of Leh: The whole district of Leh is typically mountainous with approximately three parallel ranges that consist of the Himalayas, the Zanskars and the Ladakhi ranges. In fact, there are serene rivers flowing through these ranges. For instance, the Shayok and the Indus which make up for the requirements of the locals. Explore these beautiful and scenic places with the help of a trusted guide.

    • Town hopping in Leh: Set your foot in the beautiful little town of Leh and you will realize just how wonderful everything that comprises Leh is. The twon consists of the Palace which was the former mansion of the royal family. There is much historic relevance lying to this place wherein the great Dalai Lama was only once a part of. You will truly understand the feeling in-depth once you visit this place yourself.

    • Visit the famous Pangong-Tso lake: Remember that breathtaking view that is showcased in many of the famous Bollywood movies? Well, that place truly exists and is not just a set created with artificial backdrops. It is called the Pangong-Tso lake which stretches through the boundary between India and Bhutan. You can camp in and around the place and there are many services that will happily allow you to do so. Indulge in extra-curricular activities too while you’re at it.

    • Visit the historic passes: We are sure you have heard of the Khardungla pass. Well, it might look like just a simple road to many but if you take a closer look, the place is quite beautiful. The Khardungla pass is managed by the Border Roads Organization and is the gateway to the north. This place holds much historic relevance and due to that, it has successfully emerged as one of the most important tourist spots in India.

    • Spiritual oneness at monasteries: There are numerous monasteries situated in and around Leh. The spiritual energy one receives at such places is truly enchanting by nature. This is one of those must-do things for all tourists who visit Leh.

  • Q. What you will like in Leh:

    • Watch the sunrise sitting by the lake: One thing that you cannot absolutely miss is watching the sunrise by the lake situated in Leh. Camping in and around coupled with spending quality time with your loved one at such a scenic place will help you feel whole and complete.

    • Walk through the mountains and hear them birds tweet: Quit tweeting from your phone. Instead, take a closer look at the mountains and hear the birds tweet away to glory. The glistening magic that this place holds is way above what your phone can offer you.

    • Witness a local marriage: Each one of us hail from varied backgrounds. What we do is quite different, our mannerisms, our cultures and so on. Similarly, in Leh as well, it is quite fascinating to watch and even indulge in some of the ways the locals conduct certain ceremonies. Witness a typical Leh marriage if you’re lucky enough.

    • Food hopping: There are numerous typical food items that you can savor yourself in. Chief among them are momos. Imagine sipping on hot soups in the time of chilly monsoon climate of Leh! Isn’t that thought enticing. We are quite sure it is. So what are you waiting for? This is one of those must do things in Leh while you’re at it.

  • Q. Recommended reads for destination

    Government websites : 

    Leh Website


    Others : 

    Ladakh Holiday Info


    Books on Leh : 

    Ladakh: A Photo Travelogue, Indian Himalaya, Insight Ladakh, The Leh Travel Guide.


  • Q. When is the best time to visit Leh?

    Given its harsh weather, the best time to visit Leh is during summers most specifically from April to June. The temperature during these months is moderate.

    • Summer (April-June): Leh is relatively warm during this time and the weather is comfortable for travel.
    • Monsoon (July-August): Monsoon descends on Leh from July-August. Landslides and cloudburst are common during this time.
    • Winter: (September-February): Winter starts around September, but the time from November to February is particularly unbearable in Leh.

  • Q. How to reach Leh?

    Leh can be accessed by Air, Road, Bus and Train

    Air: Flights to Leh can be booked year round, even in Winters. The Leh Airport is not a private airport but rather a military one. So, the security checks are stricter that you are used to. Make sure you have all your travel document ready before you reach the airport. Once you exit the airport, you can hire a private cab that will take you to your hotel.

    Bus: There are direct buses to Leh from Jammu and Kashmir and Manali. If you are planning on taking a bus, be sure to prepare for a bumpy and adventurous ride. If you are starting from Delhi, the journey will take 4 whole days and is suffice to a will become a journey of a lifetime.

    Train: The railway station closest to Leh are Pathankot and Chandigarh. Even if you take a train to either of these cities, Leh is still a 3-day ride away. This is the least preferred route by travellers to Leh.

    Road/Self Drive: For most travellers and adventure seekers, a road trip to Leh is the most preferred option to travel to this beautiful and breath-taking location. Although a bike road trip is often the most common choice amongst travellers, many even opt for SUV’s for a more comfortable road trip. But the ultimate adventure seekers have known to bike this rugged terrain.  There are two accessible roads to Leh, a lower road from Jammu and Kashmir and the higher road from Rohtang La via Keylong and Sarchu.

  • Q. Which are the best places to visit in Leh?

    There is an endless list of places to visit in Leh and really shortlisting the Top 10 is an impossible task. So here is a list of all the places worth visiting in Leh. Remember that Leh is not a location you travel to frequently so try and cover most if not all.

    • Pangong Lake
    • Shanti Stupa
    • Tso Moriri Lake
    • Leh Palace
    • Khardung La Pass
    • Magnetic Hill
    • Nubra Valley
    • Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
    • Spituk Monastery
    • Hall of Fame Museum
    • Chantang Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Tso Kar Lake
    • Stok Palace
    • Zanskar Valley
    • Nyoma
    • Phutkal Monastery, Zanskar
    • Chemrey Monastery
    • Diskit Monastery, Lachung Temple and Hundur Monastery
    • Dah Hanu
    • Alchi
    • Kargil
    • Likir Monastery
    • Hemis High Altitude Wildlife Sanctuary, Hemis
    • Hemis Monastery
    • Panamik Village, Nubra Valley
    • Sanskar Gompa
    • Yarab Tso, Sumur
    • Lamayuru Town
    • Moonland, Lamayuru
    • Maitreya Buddha, Nubra Valley
    • Samstanling Monastery, Nubra Valley
    • Wanla Gompa, Lamayuru
    • Lamayuru Monastery, Lamayuru
    • Gotsang Gompa, Hemis
    • Stakna Gompa, Hemis
    • Shang Gompa, Hemis

  • Q. What are the different things/activities to do in Leh?

    Leh is a dream destination for thrill seekers, but there are many activities for someone looking to connect with the divine and soak up the rich culture of this magnificent place.

    Here is a list of some of the best activities to do in Leh

  • Q. Which are the best places to experience local cuisine in Leh?

    Here is a list of the best places to eat in Leh. Each restaurant serves up local delicacies among other food items.

    Bon Appetit

    Food Planet

    Wonderland Restaurant and Coffee Shop

    Ladakh Café

    Tibetan Kitchen

    G-Kitchen

    Lehchen

    Penguin Garden

    Bob’s Café

    Gesmo

    Gohil’s Restaurant

    II Forno

    Café Jeevan

    Hidden North Café

    Neha Snacks

    Chopsticks

    Ladakhi Food

    Bakery Shacks

    Amigo

    KH Restaurant

    Spituk Gompa Canteen

    Little Café


  • Q. Which are some best resorts to stay in Leh?

    Here is our carefully compiled list of resorts in Leh. The offer luxurious stay at competitive prices and offer the ultimate Leh experience. You trip to Leh is incomplete without a stay at these outstanding resorts.

    • The Zen Ladakh
    • Ladakh Sarai Resort
    • Qik Stay @ Royal Palace Leh
    • Saser Camp
    • The Last Resort – Ladakh
    • Shey Bhumi, Leh
    • Saboo Resorts
    • Tsokar Eco Resort and Restaurant
    • Hotel Shambhala
    • Fana Resort

  • Q. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Leh?

    There aren’t any public busses in Leh. Just the Private or Haryana Tourism busses that ply from Manali and Jammu and Kashmir. So, the best way to get around Leh using public transport is by way of private cabs.

    They are all run by locals and they offer packages to various tourist destination in Leh. You can compare and decide the best can service you would like to hire.

  • Q. Which are the best places for shopping in Leh?

    In addition to buying unique handicrafts in Leh, you can also stock up on some amazing winter wear made using the best local wool. And if you are in the mood to splurge a little you can even buy the famous Pashminas here.

    Here is a list of some the famous shopping places in Leh.

    • Ladakh Art Palace
    • Tibetan Handicraft Emporium
    • Ladakh Environment and Health Organization
    • Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom
    • Cottage Industries Exposition
    • Ecology Centre
    • Women’s Alliance
    • Tibetan Market
    • Moti Market

  • Q. Which are the best cycling tours in Leh?

    Cycling tours are very popular in Leh. Here is a list of some of the tours available there.

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour

    Cost: The tours cost approx. INR 32,591 or 500 USD Per Person

    Duration: 12Days and 11 nights

    Inclusions: Meals, Activities, Guide and Accommodation

  • Q. I am visiting Leh for the first time how should I prepare myself?

    A solo trip to Leh can be thrilling but it’s important to plan everything possible but remember to leave wiggle room because your plans can change once you arrive in Leh.

    • It is important to confirm and book a few things especially with regards to transportation and accommodation.
    • Make sure you have enough money in different forms such as cash, cards, travellers cheque etc. This way if you lose your belongings or god forbid are robbed, you will have access to resources.
    • Don’t forget to  carry extra batteries and power banks as you may go days without access to charging points especially if you're camping and tracking.
    • Plan the essentials and don’t worry too much about the day to day activity. There is a lot you will learn and discover once you reach Leh. So, make sure there is wiggle room in your travel plans.
    • Make sure you travel during high season i.e. June to September. This way you will ensure your safety among other traveller and you may even meet other solo travellers.
    • Make sure you have a taxi budget if you are planning on using private cabs to get around. Private Cabs are very expensive and travelling alone, that can be a huge expense.
    • Keep sharing your location and plans with friend and family so they can contact or locate you in case of an emergency.
    • Don’t pack too much, travel as light as possible.
    • Carry at least two proofs of identifications.

  • Q. Which are the famous and most adventurous treks in Leh?

    Trekking is the most popular tourist activity in Leh and there are trekking options available. There vary in price, difficulty and duration, you can choose the one that suits you best.

    Here is a list of some of the most popular and adventurous treks in Leh.

    • Stok Kangri Expedition. The duration of the trek is 8 Nights/9 Days. It costs approx. 16,800 INR or 259 USD Per Person.
    • Markha Valley Trek. The duration of the trek is 7 Nights/8 Days. It costs approx. 15,000 INR or 231 USD Per Person.
    • Chadar Frozen River Trek. The duration of the trek is 8 Nights/9 Days. It costs approx. 21,500 INR or 331 USD Per Person.
    • Lamayuru Chilling Trek. The duration of the trek is 4 Nights/5 Days. It costs approx. 17,000 INR or 259 USD Per Person.
    • Kanamo Peak Trek. The duration of the trek is 2 Nights/3 Days. It costs approx. 4,500 INR or 69 USD Per Person.
    • Spiti Valley Trek with Homestay. The duration of the trek is 5 Nights/6 Days. It costs approx. 9,200 INR or 141 USD Per Person.
    • Parang La Trek. The duration of the trek is 8 Nights/9 Days. It costs approx. 23,000 INR or 354 USD Per Person.

  • Q. How is Leh for Honeymoon couples?

    Leh is a magical place and while it may seem like the ultimate adventure paradise, it is so much more. In fact, it is an ideal and unlikely Honeymoon destination with numerous activities for couple’s.

    Leh offers you a location that is not very crowded even during peak season. Hence making it ideal for couples to spend some quality time and not having to worry about crowded tourist attraction. In addition to the numerous sightseeing options, you can also explore your wild side by taking you one the many popular adventure activities. And to top it all, Leh has some luxurious resorts that offer world class facilities, so if you don’t feel like sightseeing, you can enjoy at your resort with your partner. There are direct flights to Leh from Delhi, the travel time by air is just under 2 hours. So, if you have time restrictions you can always plan a quick getaway and return for a more wholesome experience.

  • Q. Which places are good for a bike trip In Leh?

    You most likely will start your bike trip to Leh from Delhi, Manali or Srinagar. But once in Leh these are the places ideal for a bike ride.

    • Nubra Valley
    • Pangong Tso Lake
    • Karu
    • Sarchu

  • Q. Which are the famous monasteries in Leh?

    There are numerous monasteries in Leh and its hard to pick the best ones. It won’t be possible for you to visit them all, so, here’s a list of the 10 most spectacular monasteries in Leh.

    • Hemis Monastery
    • Thiksey Monastery
    • Diskit Monastery
    • Likir Monastery
    • Spituk Monastery
    • Stakna Monastery
    • Alchi Monastery
    • Phyang Monastery
    • Takthok Monastery
    • Sumda Chun Monastery

  • Q. What are some must carry things to keep in mind while travelling to Leh?

    Here is a list of essentials to carry on your trip to Leh.

    • Hat/Cap
    • Sun-Screens
    • Stole/something to protect you from the dust
    • Warn Jackets
    • Inner thermal suits
    • Heavy woollens
    • Sun glasses
    • Water bottle
    • Medicines
    • Lip Balm
    • Moisturizer as your skin can become very dry
    • 2 proofs of identification

  • Q. Where is Pangong Lake Located in Leh? And how can I reach there?

    Pangong lake is located at a height of 4,250 meters in the barren land of Ladakh, it is 160 Km from Leh.The lake is a 5-hour drive from Leh. You will pass two villages names Shey and Gya and the Changla pass on your way to the lake.

  • Q. Where is Zanskar river located? What is special about it?

    The Zanskar river is a tributary of the ancient river Indus. The river lies in Zanskar which is a tehsil of the Kargil District. The river is a popular tourist spot for rafting.

  • Q. Where is Nubra valley located? And how can I reach there?

    Nubra valley is located 150 Km north of Leh. The valley can be accessed from the Khardung La Pass. Alternatively you can access the valley from Wari La Pass in Sakti, which is located east of the Khardung La Pass. The third access point connects the valley from Pangong Tso lake vial the villages of Shyok and Durbuk.

  • Q. Which are the famous sanctuaries and parks in Leh?

    Leh has some unique wildlife specific to the region. To view the wildlife in the Leh region, head to one of the following parks or sanctuaries.

    • Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Hemis National Park
    • Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Donkey Sanctuary

  • Q. Where is Khardung La located and Why is it so famous?

    Khardung La is located at a distance of 39 km from Leh. Khardung La is pass that connects Leh to Shyok and Nubra Valley. It is famous as it acts a gateway between Leh and these locations. Historically, the route lies on a major Caravan route from Kashgar in Central Asia to Leh.

  • Q. What are some best destinations for white water rafting in Leh?

    The best place for white water rafting would be in the one of the tributaries on the Indus River such as the Zanskar River.

  • Q. Which are the best locations for camping in Leh?

    Camping is a popular tourist activity in Leh. Following are the best places to go camping in Leh.

    • Diskit in the Nubra Valley
    • Pangong Lake
    • Thiksey
    • Tsermang

  • Q. Where can I experience a Yak safari in Leh?

    There are several places in Leh that offers the yak safari. There are many tour operators that organize these safari tours. Make sure you book in advance as this is an extremely popular tourist activity.

  • Q. What are the famous museums in Leh?

    Here is a list of all the famous museums in Leh.

    • Hall of Fame
    • Stok Palace Museum
    • The Little Paradise
    • Ladakh rocks mineral museum

  • Q. What are best places for paragliding in Leh?

    The best place for paragliding in Leh would be the Khardung La Pas.

  • Q. Where are the Magnetic hills located and How can I reach there?

    Magnetic Hills or Gravity Hills are located 30km from Leh and our 14000 feet above sea level. In order to reach the magnetic hills, you must take the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National highway which will lead you straight to the hills.

  • Q. What are some famous festivals of Leh?

    There are many cultural festivals in Leh. Here’s a list with dates. So next time you plan a trip to Leh, you can do so keeping in mind the dates of the festivals.

    • Deskit Gustor Festival: 17th October to 18th October
    • Thiksey Gustor Festival: 6th November to 7th November
    • Chemday Wangchok Festival, Padum: 16th November to 17th
    • Galdan Namchot Festival: 12th December
    • Losar Festival: 19th December
    • Yargon Tungshak Festival: 19th February to 20th February
    • Matho Nagrang Festival: 1st March to 2nd March
    • Saka Dawa Festival: 29th May
    • Yuru Kabgyat Festival: 12th June to 12th June
    • Sindhu Darshan: 12th June to 14th June
    • Hemis Festival: 23rd June to 24th June
    • Stongday Gustor Festival: 1st July to 2nd July
    • Karsha Gustor Festival: 11th July to 12th July

  • Q. What are some famous destinations for skiing in Leh?

    Skiing in Leh can be best experienced at Ladakh Himalayan Range ‘Zanskar’.

  • Q. What are best places in Leh to experience beauty of Himalayas?

    Although all of Leh is breath takingly Beautiful. But there are some places where the beauty just amplifies. Here a list of some of the places.

    • Zanskar Valley
    • Pangong Tso Lake
    • Kargil
    • Khardung La Pass
    • Nubra Valley
    • Magnetic Hills
    • Spituk Gompa

  • Q. Are there any tents at Pangong lake and how much is the average cost of stay in these camps?

    There are numerous camping sites around the Pangong lake. Average price for camping varies from INR 2800 to INR 5500 Per Person. Click here for more info.