Leh Shopping Tours

Shopping in Leh offers a unique experience to all travelers. Taking you through the hilly culture of the city, the renowned markets allow the shopping lovers to enjoy the local atmosphere with the pleasure of buying beautiful handicrafts and artifacts.

Travelers from around the world flock to this region of the country to explore the abode of gloriousness and intricate detailing.Some of the famous things to buy in Leh Ladakh are handcrafted bedsheets, shawls, handicrafts, woolen clothes, tiny figurines, and much more. All these items are of high quality and available at reasonable rates. The soft Pashmina woolen items are also one of the popular items to buy in Leh.

If you are looking forward to witnessing the authentic lifestyle of the people while shopping in Leh Ladakh, you should visit the famous Library Road Vegetable Market. Moti Market is one of the best Tibetan garments and artifacts that narrates the story of the traditional culture of artisans in Leh.

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Which are the best places for shopping in Leh?

1. Moti Market: Moti Market is one of the famous places for shopping in Leh. You will find a variety of traditional Tibetan garments and woolen clothes in this market. It is one of the oldest markets in Leh that sells plenty of Tibetan artifacts along with clothes. The shops in the market carry forward the traditional culture of Leh by selling Tibetan handicrafts made by the artistic artisans of Leh Ladakh. You will find all the items to be of high quality and gorgeous looking, and an ideal choice for gifting to your loved ones. If you want to take some special things for your relatives and friends, you can buy woolen shawls and trinkets from the Moti Market.

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2. Zanskar Market: Situated in the fundamental market area of Leh, Zanskar Market is an attractive tiny shop that sells high-quality woolen garments, little figurines, and souvenirs. It is one of the famous markets in Leh among both locals and tourists as the shawls sold here are made purely out of soft Pashmina wool. Some of the other famous things to buy in Leh Ladakh’s Zanskar Market are Kashmiri bed sheets, dress materials, and a lot more. Leather goods are also one of the great investments you can make in this market. Along with these items, Zanskar Market is also well-known for selling silver jewelry.

3.Dalai Lama Charitable Trust Handicraft Emporium: You will find innumerable followers of the Dalai Lama in Leh Ladakh. Dalai Lama Charitable Trust Handicraft Emporium is yet another great location for shopping in Leh. As it is a charitable institution, the profits from the sale of the items in this emporium are distributed among local artisans. It is the primary motivating factor for artisans to promote their creations, thus enhancing their livelihood. You can shop for native handicrafts and artworks from this store, including paintings and shawls. If you have the heart to support these artisans, you should definitely pay a visit to the Dalai Lama Charitable Trust Handicraft Emporium.

4.Himalayan Pashmina Shawls: The Kashmiri crafts are not only popular in India but also in different parts of the world. The Himalayan Pashmina Shawls store sells Kashmiri handicraft items in Leh. All the shawls are of premium quality and are made out of soft Pashmina wool. Since these materials are relatively rare, you will not find these items everywhere in India. Himalayan Pashmina Shawls store is one of the few places where you can visit for shopping in Leh and buy woolen Pashmina garments. Even international tourists love to take these beautifully crafted items with them. Although the price is on the expensive side, it is indeed worth the investment.

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5.Tibetan Handicraft Emporium: Tibetan Handicraft Emporium is another best place for shopping in Leh Ladakh. The store is operated by the Tibetan refugees and the tourists flock to this place all year-round. They gather around this store to purchase some of the bountiful handicrafts and antiques at reasonable rates. Some of the things to shop for in this emporium are stone and silver Ladakhi jewelry, exquisite gift items, and multiple housewares. Among the other shops located in this area, it is one of the famous shops on the Main Bazaar Road. You will definitely be overwhelmed by the choices offered in this store.

6.Main Bazaar: If you want to experience the authentic atmosphere of Leh, you should visit the Main Bazaar. The Main Bazaar is not only prominent among the international tourists, but the local people also commute to this place for regular shopping. All the items sold in this Bazaar are high-quality yet affordable. You can even lower the prices of the times by the technique of bargaining. The process of making artifacts will surprise you with its intricacy. Thus, the place offers you a sneak peek into the lifestyle of the local people living in Leh. If you love to get more on a minimum budget, this place is for you.

7.Women’s Alliance of Ladakh Shopping Hub: Women’s Alliance of Ladakh Shopping Hub is one of the few shopping spots in Leh that are entirely owned and managed by women. It is not only a tiny market but an example of women's independence in the country of India. In this market, you will find shops run by a myriad of women from the neighboring villages of Leh. From Pashmina shawls to spices and vegetables, you will find anything and everything in this market. Even if you are not a shopaholic, you should visit this place to experience the remarkable features of the lives of independent Indian women.

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8.Changspa Road: Bordered with several tiny shops, travel agencies, and delightful restaurants on both sides, Changspa Road is a must-visit place for shopping in Leh. It is the only place in Leh that operates during the summer season. While shopping at Changspa Road, you should get ready to tick off all the items in your shopping list that you would love to take on your way back home. Since Changspa Road is easily accessible to all the locations in Leh, most of the foreign tourists dwell in this area. Furthermore, the place offers a beautiful view of the garden cafes and restaurants that makes tourists want to dine in at each of these places.

9.Shar Market: If you have a special mention of Ladakhi dresses on your shopping list, Shar Market is the place that you should visit in Leh. You will find multiple shops and shawls in the Shar Market that sell Ladakhi outfits, jewelry, traditional handicrafts, and so on. Some of the prominent Ladakhi dresses found in this market are Perak, Goucha, and kuntop. Each of these dresses is one of a kind that reflects the authentic tradition of Leh Ladakh. Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom is a shop in Shar Market that sells each of these Ladakhi apparel at an affordable rate.

10.Library Road Vegetable Market: Last but not least, Library Road Vegetable Market is another best place for regular shopping in Leh Ladakh. It is one of the most popular places for shopping among the locals. You will find innumerable vendors selling fresh vegetable produce, thereby contributing to the local lifestyle of the people in Leh.

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Which are the best resorts in Leh?

1. The Grand dragon Ladakh: The Grand Dragon Ladakh is one of the most popular resorts in Leh, offering large and elegant rooms with outstanding infrastructure, multiple restaurants with delicious cuisine options, and other facilities. Its location adds to the list of advantages of having a mesmerising view of valleys and mountains in its vicinity. Whether travelling with family or with your partner, the variety of room options available here will ensure that you get whatever you want.

Location: Old Road, Sheynam, Leh-Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir.

Price: 13,000+ for a night

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2. Hotel Shambhala:Hotel Shambala ranks among the top category of best resorts in Leh Ladakh, where you can stay and relax with ease and comfort. The warm hospitality will make you feel at home. The rooms are spacious and have a wide variety of yummy food for you to satiate your appetite. Staying here will provide you with a chance to explore pine trees, time with the locals, grasslands, and the most amazing Himalayas.

Location: Near Zorawar Fort, Leh-Ladakh.

Price: 4500+ per night.

3. Hotel Singge Palace: Situated near the market, this resort in Leh will offer you an amazing stay experience along with the opportunity to go shopping easily. They have the best garden in town and is one of the most popular and oldest properties in the region. The in-house restraunt serves an amazing range of fingerlicking meals. Guests can dine alfresco or in the dining hall of the restaurant. The rooms are equipped with all basic amenities including tea and coffee making facility.

Location: Old Leh Road, Leh-Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir.

Price: 5400+ per night

4. Gomang Boutique Hotel: Located among the magnificent Himalayas, this is one of the best resorts in Leh-Ladakh. The rooms are well furnished and the staff is extremely friendly. The services from a cosy room to the refreshing food are all exceptional. It also has a library with 3000 books for readers who love reading in the company of nature.

Location: Upper Changspa Road, Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

Price: 9000+ per night

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5. The Zen Ladakh: This resort is popular because of its accessibility from the Airport. So if you are extremely tired and immediately need a luxurious room or a resort in Leh to sleep your fatigue out, this is your best option. The intricate interior of the place exhibits the passion behind its service. Besides offering delicious food and cozy rooms, this resort provides its visitors with a gym to burn tension along with a luxurious spa to just relax.

Location: Sheldon Fort road, Leh-Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

Price: 9000+ for a night

6. Hotel Laser: This resort is known as one of the most comfortable resorts in Leh-Ladakh, offering an antique-style setup that compliments the serene sceneries of the state. This hotel is close to the airport as well as the city centre and is thus one of the most preferred hotels by tourists. Rooms are clean and comfortable. They also follow all the safety protocols to keep their guests protected.

Location: Chulung Old Road, Leh Ladakh.

Price: 5000+ per night

7. Hotel City Palace: This resort in Leh has perfect service, friendly staff, and affordable pricing. The rooms are extremely spacious and have balconies attached providing a mesmerising view of the Himalayan valleys. It is located within a walking distance from the local market making it a convenient place to stay. You cannot miss the breathtaking sunset view at this hotel.

Location: Lower Tukcha Road, Lower Tukcha Road, Leh, Jammu & Kashmir, 194101

Price: 3700+ per night.

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8. Hotel Chube: This resort in Leh is brilliant in terms of its service and pricing. Located close to the market, it gives an opportunity to explore and enjoy the company of locals. Staying here is comfortable for your body, mind, and pocket, as you can enjoy a beautiful view from the window while laying on a comfy bed. You can enjoy a relaxing time with your family and feel the cold breeze while strolling out in the open area of the resort.

Location: The Grand Dragon Ladakh, Sheynam, Old Fort Road, Leh, 194101

Price: 2400+ for a night

9. Hotel Ladakh Greens: If you are looking for a place to stay away from all the hustle-bustle of the market then this can be considered one of the best resorts in Leh-Ladakh. It is located among lush green areas that provide a serene and comforting atmosphere. Luxurious rooms and incomparable services make it one of the perfect options available for you. The feel here is luxurious but will not burn a hole in your pocket. A stress-free vacation can be experienced by their visitors, as they provide hassle free service throughout your stay. You can enjoy the mesmerising view of the mountains from every room of this resort.

Location: Lower Tukcha Road, Leh-Ladakh

Price: 3500+ for a night

10. Hotel Ladakh Palace: Immerse yourself in the calm environment of Buddhist culture by staying at this one of the best resorts in Leh-Ladakh. Located near the Shanti stupa, the environment helps you take in the fresh air to revitalise your body and soul. The meditating atmosphere, luxurious rooms, and delicious food make it a striking place for tourists. You can experience the authentic Ladakhi culture and atmosphere in this resort that makes your stay a comfortable and memorable one. You can enjoy the view of Nubra Valley, Shanti stupa, and snow capped mountains during your stay here.

Location: Yurtung, Leh-Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir

Price: 5000+ per night.

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11. Hotel Lotus Leh: Equipped with all modern facilities, comfortable interiors, and hospitable services this resort in Leh is perfect for a budget trip to Ladakh. It is located among lush green gardens and poplar trees. Hotel Lotus offers various dining options for all its visitors, including a fresh terrace and cosy hall, providing impressive and multi-cuisine dining options.

Location: Upper Karzo Road, Leh

Price: 4000+ for a night

What to buy in Leh?

1.Pashmina Shawls and Woolens: The Pashmina shawls created with fine Kashmiri wool are the famous things to buy in Leh Ladakh. These delicate, warm, and simply beautiful shawls are found abundant in this region. You will also find some good-quality caps, socks, gloves, and blankets woven with yak wool. Moreover, people look out for the traditional warm robe ‘goncha’. These traditional gonchas are brightly embroidered and heavily embellished, which makes them popular among the locals and tourists alike.

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2.Tibetan Handicrafts and Wares: You can buy the Tibetan handicrafts and wares as it showcases the traditional culture of Leh. You will find innumerable choices of complex Thangka paintings for wall decorations, different sizes of Buddha statues, beads, flags, prayer wheels, and much more. Visitors are delighted to see a variety of brass and copper ‘chang’ pots with detailed designs.

3.Silver and Stone Jewelry: Silver and stone pieces of jewelry are the other famous things to buy in Leh Ladakh. It is a perfect addition to you or your loved one’s jewelry collection that you can cherish for a lifetime. You will also find coral pieces and vibrant turquoise in the market at reasonable rates. While shopping in Leh Ladakh, you will be spoilt for choices between gorgeous necklaces, earrings, key chains, rings, and bracelets.

4.Rugs and Kashmiri Carpets: Shopping in Ladakh is an abode of gloriousness and grandeur for your home, and one such thing is Ladakhi carpets and rugs. These rugs and carpets are handmade with wool and painted with patterns of dragons and floral representations. The strong and thick rugs and carpets are of excellent quality, which makes them an ideal choice for tourists.

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5.Apricot Jam and Oil: Leh Ladakh grows plenty of apricots abundantly that are further sold in the market dried or fresh. You can shop for the prominent apricot jams and oils from Leh Ladakh and enjoy the taste of it until you visit the place again.

Which are the best luxury resorts in Leh?

1. The Apricot Tree Hotel, Nulla: It is one of the best Leh-Ladakh resorts run by a generation of a family that grows Apricots. It is located near the River Indus, ensuring a proper view from every room. They also have a multi-cuisine restaurant with Indian, Chinese, and European dining options.

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2. Nimmu House: The setup reflects the Tibetan culture and gives a mesmerising feel among the tempting lands of Ladakh. Nimmu House exhibits the traditional architecture of Tibetan culture and even mirrors old style architecture. The facilities and services along with aesthetics are also great at this resort in Leh.

3. Stock Palace, Leh: Here you get the royal treatment by the royalties themselves. Owned by the descendants of the Namgyal dynasty, this is a 200-year-old palace that offers a charismatic stay experience in Leh, making it the best resort in Leh-Ladakh.

4. The Grand Dragon hotel: The luxurious hotel with lavish rooms, extraordinary setting and interior, prompt and accessible hotel services makes it a perfect destination for stay. Grand Dragon offers a perfect setup for delicious and finely cooked meals, served with warm and hospitable service.

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What is the most popular food in Leh?

Thukpa is the most popular food in Leh. It is a delicious cuisine that every locals and tourist enjoy after shopping in Leh. Basically, it is a soupy noodle that is made up of boiled vegetables and chunks of beef, pork, and chicken. To enhance the overall taste of the dish, it is served with mouth-watering spicy chutney.

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Which are the best resorts near Leh airport?

1. Royal heritage resort: With the resort's comfortable rooms and care of staff you can enjoy a wonderful stay. Travelling back and forth from the Airport is easier with the Royal Heritage Resort's airport transfer services. Rooms are well-furnished and are equipped with all the basic amenities from toiletries to blankets.

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2. Leh Stumpa: Run by a ladakhi family, Leh Stumpa is away from the hustle bustle of the market. The property is a smoking area and best for families to stay. The rooms feature mountain views and provide a cosy stay experience.

3. The silk route: Rooms are surrounded by Badami bagh, and have amazing deluxe and super deluxe rooms. They are committed to provide comfort and convenience to guests. The property also has a fitness room/Gym and an eco-friendly ambience.

4. WH Lha Ri Sa Resort: The resort epitomises the warmth and culture of Ladakh with its services and comfortable rooms. The rooms here are equipped with exceptional services and well-furnished rooms. They provide free parking, free breakfast, laundry and airport services.

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Which is the most popular vegetable market in Leh?

Library Road Vegetable Market is one of the most popular vegetable markets in Leh. It is a vegetable shopping street that showcases the daily lifestyle of locals shopping in Leh Ladakh. The fruits and vegetables in the market allow you to understand the eating habits of the people here.

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Which are the best budget resorts in Leh?

1. Atisha guesthouse: This resort in Leh ranks as the most recommended and affordable place to stay in Ladakh. Rooms are clean, set up is hygienic and services are commendable for such a price. The cost is around INR 400-500 for a single bedroom and INR 700-1000 for a double bedroom.

2. Ashoka Guest House: One of the finest affordable resorts in Leh that is clean and has amazing service and staff. It is located on Tukcha road, Leh. The cost for a single bedroom is around INR 600-800 and INR 800-1200 for a double bed.

3. Greenland hotel: Located at Changspa road, Greenland hotel has a beautiful garden, tasty food, fast services and a hygienic environment. The cost of staying here is around INR 400-500 for a single bedroom and INR 700-1000 for a double bedroom.

4. Seven seas garden: It is a nice and clean accommodation with a lovely garden. The hotel takes care of all the necessary services, and makes sure they are apt and warm. You can have a comfortable stay at this hotel while having access to all major places around. The price for a double bedroom is around 600-900 INR.

How many days are enough to explore Leh?

Eight to ten days are enough to explore Leh as you will be able to explore the famous sights perfectly. On your journey to Leh, you can expect a stopover at Kargil, Srinagar, and Jammu from Delhi. The time is sufficient to witness the beautiful surroundings of Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso in Leh.

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Which area is best to stay in Leh?

1. Thiksey Monastery offers affordable lodging and food facilities. Since it is located on the top of the mountain it gives a mesmerising view of the area. 

2. Upper Tukcha road is another area that you cannot miss. It is a famous locality and is one of the most beautiful areas of Leh. 

3. Old fort road is closer to the market area and harbours premium and famous resorts and hotels of the city. The area is clean and well maintained. 

4. Furthermore, Old Sheynam road is a wonderful place to stay. Here you get access to the best luxurious resorts like The Grand Dragon.There are many other places where you can enjoy a peaceful stay. But here you will find connectivity with the locals, the best resorts of Leh-Ladakh, and breathtaking sites. 

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What is the best time to visit Leh to enjoy shopping?

Preferably, the best time to go shopping in Leh is March to June and September to February. During this time, the weather conditions are delightful. You can have one of the best shopping experiences of your life as it is the peak season and you can find high tourist activities during this time.

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What are the best Leh resorts for couples?

1. The Abduz Leh: Planning a cozy vacation or a memorable honeymoon with your partner to Leh? This resort in Leh is one of the best family-friendly resorts for couples. The atmosphere, service, food, interior, and hospitality of the resort is worth all the praise. Your partner and you can enjoy beautiful moments together at this comfortable place.

2. Lchang Nang Retreat: Heated beds, comfortable rooms, quality services, and accessible location makes it a good option for couples planning their vacay in Leh. The services are fast and the staff assures a satisfied stay for their visitors. This hotel is safe and great for families to stay.

3. Hotel Jeevanam Villa: This hotel along with its amazing services and location also offers amazing food in its on-site restaurant. The setup is cozy and perfect for a family stay. It is known among the best rated family-friendly hotels in Leh and has laundry, airport and breakfast services.

4. The saraha: This resort in Leh ranks high among the list of romantic stays in Ladakh. They have reliable services, hospitable staff, comfortable rooms, and availability of all basic amenities. You can enjoy brilliantly cooked meals in a hygienic environment, which makes it a go to option for couples and families.

5. Ladakh Palace boutique hotel: It is a family-friendly hotel perfect for your honeymoon. A clean and comfortable environment allows you to enjoy a great stay in Leh at this hotel.

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How much does it cost to get to Leh-Ladakh?

The cost of an individual travelling to Ladakh is around 20,000 to 30,000, for a family it can range from 20,000 to 55,000 including all the expenses from travel, stay and food. However, depending on the accommodation you choose, the budget of your trip can fluctuate. It is always better to plan before venturing on your trip.

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