10 Things to Do in Leh 2021 (Starting from ₹265 Only)

Leh is a town in the Leh district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas, camping, camel safaris and games of polo are the best things to do in Leh. It was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, the seat of which was in the Leh Palace. The massive Leh Palace, modelled on Tibet’s Potala Palace which was the Dalai Lama’s former home is a must see, among other monasteries and Hot water springs which are part of the best tourist places in Leh.  

Foodies must try local Ladakhi food, like Thukpa, Sku and Khambir which is nourishing and usually mildly flavoured. If you love shopping then visit the shops in the local markets for curios and souvenirs. Khardung La, Magnetic Hills, Nubra Valley, Shanti stupa and Tso Moriri are some amazing places to visit in Leh.

Leh has a cold desert climate with long, harsh winters from October to early March. The minimum temperatures can go well below freezing for most of the winter. You can also enjoy occasional snowfall during winter. The weather in the remaining months is generally fine and warm during the day. If you want to get away from the extreme heat of the plains then Leh is the best place to visit. If Kashmir is the Paradise on earth then Leh too is not to be left behind. Nestled between the Himalayas and the Karakoram Range, Leh attracts tourists with majestic snow covered mountain tops, lush green landscape and sparkling blue waters of its lakes.

Leh is connected to the rest of India by two high-altitude roads - The National Highway 1D from Srinagar via Kargil and the Leh-Manali Highway. Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport has flights to Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar. You are sure to get lured to the place once you visit and try out all the best things to do in Leh.

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Motorcycle Expedition from Manali to Srinagar Via Ladakh
Motorcycle Expedition from Manali to Srinagar Via Ladakh



About the Activity:Indulge in a 11D/10N long motorcycle expedition from Manali to Srinagar via Ladakh and rivet in the salubrious nature of the Himalayan ranges.Arrive in Manali in the morning and the whole day is yours to explore the villages and local markets before you get ready for an exciting bike trip to Srinagar.Take the route that covers Baralacha la pass and then reach Sarchu where you can see the Mulkila and Barashiigra peaks in an elaborate way.Ride through Lachlung La and Tanglang La passes and descend to the Indus valley, then reach Leh for an exciting experience amidst the green fields and scenery.Also ride toward Khardung La, one of the biggest motor-able passes in the world and then to Hunder for a scintillating view of the entire valley; also visit Diksit monastery.Engage in a trip to Samstanling gompa in Sumoor, find solace in the peaceful location.Begin your journey to Chang La; ride to Pangong Tso lake, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar and then reach Kargil from where you will drive to Sri Nagar; your bike ride ends at night with a delicious dinner.

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Hire a Guide in Leh Ladakh
Hire a Guide in Leh Ladakh



About the Activity:Nestled with stunning mountain ranges and crumbling mud-brick houses, the Leh Ladak is dominated by a dagger of steep rocky ridge topped by an imposing Tibetan-style palace and fort. Hire a professional English speaking guide and experience true beauty of  Leh like never before at your own pace with your loved ones. Visit some of the most famous attractions like Leh Palace, Spituk Gompa, Stok Kangri, Chamba Lhakhang, Shanti Stupa, , Sankar Gompa, Central Asian Museum, and many more.  The guide is specialized in local cultural and tradition for better navigation and communication.You can hire a guide for 8 hours from 10 AM to 6 PM and they are available through out the year.

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River Rafting Ladakh
River Rafting Ladakh



The National Geographic created an special documentary on the Snow Leopards of Rumbak Valley and won an award for it. This trek gives you a chance to come across a number of old monasteries, villages with rich culture and some stunning landscapes. The Rumbak Valley trek begins in Leh, takes you through a number of ancient monasteries in Hemis, Shey Palace and Thiksey. Then, you would be taking a 4-day trek between Spituk and Rumbak. The package also offers you a thrilling experience in the form of white water rafting between Chilling and Nimo. When you come to the fields of Rumba, the valley would start opening up with high snow-capped peaks on the backdrop.Once in the fields, you would be taking a left turn toward the east and head to the Rumbak Village. Then, the trek would head to Chilling for enjoying river rafting. The best thing about this trek is that you would be able to enjoy lots of things in a very short period of time.
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Snow Leopard Trek 2021, Ladakh | Book Now @ Flat 20% off Featured
Snow Leopard Trek 2021, Ladakh | Book Now @ Flat 20% off



Starting and ending point: Leh AirportAbout the Snow Leopard Trek:You are invited to take part in a Snow Leopard Trekking package that offers eight days of complete adventure and excitement. It starts once you arrive the wonderland of Leh. Begin the expedition with an exploration of the glistening town when the Himalayas are forming the best background every time. Zingchen is the gateway to the entrance of the most awaited Rumbak Gorge. You will be climbing up to an impressive altitude of 3050 meters and come at the narrow gorge.Then you are invited to unfold the wild paths of mystical land of Husing by understanding the mountainous slopes. In extreme winter, the Snow Leopard and other animals are forced to come down from the high altitudes they live usually and that is why Hemis National Park is a perfect winter trek. You will have chances widened to spot them easily. Explore Husing and walk around the Rumbak Valley and watch the Argali Sheep roaming around. Come back to Leh after capturing the manipulative sights of Husing and wind up your Snow Leopard trek.About the Destination:Snow Leopard Trek is one of the most sought after treks in Ladakh. It is situated in the eastern part of Ladakh, at an altitude of 3000 meters. Being a dominant part of the famous Hemis National Park, it spreads an area of 600 sq.kilometers in the valleys of Markha and Rumbak. Since it is a protected area, the trek to spot the rare animals here would be a thrilling experience. Not just about animals, birds and other species of insects will make the bio diversity an attractive one here.On this trek, you may get chances to spot the rare and endangered species live only in the cold desert among which the snow leopard, Ibex, Shapo, Marmot, Tibetan Hare, Antelope etc are the very unique ones to have a look. Birds like Snow Patridge, Snow Cock, Horned Lark, Red Billed Chuff etc. And these animals are one of the major attractions in Ladakh and it is a favourite spot for many adventure lovers as well as animal lovers.Snow Leopard Trek is a popular winter trek which let each of the trekkers would come to see the end of human interference and just the world of wild. The rugged mountains, the wild stretches of greenery and the points where those rare species of animals and birds can be spotted make this trek amusing. At each turn of the trail, you may get surprises that can be cherished a lifetime. It enables you to know the stories behind Rumbak Valley too.Snow Leopard Trek Highlights:- This offers you the exotic sights of snow-clad Himalayas from everywhere and never miss the chance to negotiate with the frozen pathways in your expedition to spot the rare Snow Leopards.- Enjoy walking around the beautiful kingdom of Ladakh where you can find architecture and nature are blended in a perfect proportion.- Revel in the soothing ambience created by the unique flora and fauna of the cold deserted land.- Marvel at the particular Buddhist culture and preserved traditions of the town.- Get excited to click pictures of the very rare Snow Leopards, blue sheep, yaks and unique birds.- Walk on frozen riverQuick Facts About Snow Leopard Trek:Altitude: 9,842 ftTemperature: Daytime; –25°C to +6°C, Nighttime; -10°C to - 25°C Snow Leopard Trek Difficulty Level: DifficultStarting and ending point: Leh AirportBase Camp: Zingchen

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Stok Village Ladakhi Homestay in Leh Featured
Stok Village Ladakhi Homestay in Leh



Check-in time: 10:00 AMCheck out time: 8:00 AMSituated in Stok, this Ladakhi house was built over 100 years ago and offers a 360-degree uninterrupted view of Stok Kangri, Khardungla top with all the major attractions of Leh valley. The stay is renovated and refurbished twice to provide all the comforts of modern amenities while keeping intact the essence of the original Ladakhi house with a pooja room and flag post marking the east and west sides respectively. The homestay offers 5 bedrooms with a huge Ladhakhi kitchen which is the heart of the house and a contemporary lounge where travellers can interact with each other. The stay is surrounded by Leh valley with all the major attractions. Go on a guided Leh city tour and explore all the attractions like Stok Palace, Stok bodhi statue blessed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Leh local markets, Hall of Fame, Thiksey monastery, etc and explore the local food. Learn more about the culture and hear stories from the guide. The homestay offers the beautiful views of Stok Kangri, South Pullu to Khardungla top, hamlets of Saboo and Stok, Leh city, and the hill behind the house which is lit bright and warm with butter lamps every Losar. Take a nature walk in the evening and enjoy the uninterrupted views with a cup of tea. Later, enjoy the delicious local homecooked meals and spend the evening by the bonfire.How to reach: The homestay is around 16 km from Leh Airport and can be easily reached using any public or private transportation.

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Camel Safari in Nubra Valley Flat 20% off Featured
Camel Safari in Nubra Valley Flat 20% off


Start point: Hunder Sand DunesEnd point: Hunder Sand DunesLeh Ladakh is famous for both its amazing beauty and adventurous activities. Vacation at this place is the dream of almost every traveler. We are here with an exciting package that will help you in making this vacation more memorable.About the activity:Get ready to experience the thrill of riding on a double-humped camel and mounting the beautiful landscapes of the high altitude desert. Camel safari has started gaining a reputation of being one of the best fun things to be done in Ladakh. The camels have the capacity of carrying 2-3 adults at a time, the renowned camel safaris in Hunder are considered to be amongst the best in the world. For the people who wish to endure some raw rural taste of this place then these safaris are an excellent medium as riding on these camels feels a lot like a nomad wandering in the deserts.
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Women's Tour to Kashmir Valley
Women's Tour to Kashmir Valley



About the Activity:Fixed Departure: June 11, 2016Embark on this amazing tour to the picturesque Kashmir Valley and get a chance to experience authentic and traditional culture of the state.During your trip, visit Srinagar, Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonmarg. Also stay in traditional houseboats during your trip.The tour includes stay in 3 and 4 star hotels and houseboat, breakfast and dinner throughout the trip and transport in minivan.
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Biking Expedition from Manali to Srinagar
Biking Expedition from Manali to Srinagar



About the Activity:Fixed Departure- 20th June 2016, 25th July 2016Indulge in this exciting 13 days 12 nights biking expedition from Manali to Srinagar and get a chance to witness the beauty of this region.Start your trip after arriving at Manali at 12.00 PM. Meet your co riders and practice a nit in the terrains with your Royal En field. Ride through the highest terrains of 13,051 feet high Rohtang Pass and Chandra valley, passing through Khoksar and on to Tandi and Keylong. Reach Sarchu after the descent from Baralach ­La pass, and then you ride up and down three high altitude passes, Lachlung­ La 16,616 feet, Nakee ­La 15,547 feet and Taglang la 17,480 feet. Explore Namgyal Palace,Tibetan market and Shanti Stupa and then ride to Chang La pass at 17,586 feet with the magnificent 135 km long Pangong Tso lake. Ride through highest motorable pass Khardung La, at a dizzy height of 18,380 feet and retrace your ride. Enjoy the amazing sights of the Lamayuru monastery,Namika La and Fotu La and pass by the rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek. Reach Srinagar  after riding through Kargil and Zoji La pass at 11,575 feet, overlooks the beautiful mountains of Sonmarg on one side and the high altitude Ladakh. Depart from Srinagar with lots of great memories.
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"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.
05 October 2017
First, I would like to say thank you to shyam@thrillophilia.com for their coordination and cooperation by writing my thrillophilia reviews.The trip was well planned and executed extremely well by the tour operators, I am very happy with the services provided by thrillophilia during this trek. 1) Our trek leaders Salman and Stenzin are really a wonderful Guys, they were very helpful and supportive all the time during trekking.Other staff members were also supportive and helpful. 2) Food quality and quantity was good. 3) Accommodation was good, camps were in good shape, neat and clean and quite spacious. Let's review the Trek about which I had read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. No doubt Stok trek was awesome as well as difficult. It would not be correct if I will say Stok trek is the most beautiful trek ???? but there is something which makes this trek different from all other treks and which is the main reason to attract tourist from every corner of the word, that is its height. At 20,500 feet Stok Kangri is the highest trekkable summit in India (6,153 m), what google says but when I googled it bit more and try to find if there is any other trek exist in this word which is above Stok, I did not get any information so I assume this is the highest trekkable summit in world ???? Highlights of this Trek 1) Trekking till base camp is not very tiring, which itself a big achievement as you would be able to achieve the height of 16300 feet ???? and the best part what I found in this trek is “you don’t need to walk too many hours to reach base camp” 2-4 hours walk a day is max you will walk. 2) Leh treks are totally different from Himachal and Uttrakhand treks in terms of scenic beauty, it’s a different experience, you would be able to see some splendid views of the Stok mountain ranges. 3) The last day “Summit day” will give you a totally different experience. You start your trek at night time which generally don’t happen in other treks. Moreover, you will get a chance to do snow trekking in summers as well “Only in summit Day”. Here is a great saying "the best view comes after the hardest climb" Very True!!! Preparation: I should say this is not a trek for first time trekkers but still if someone wants to give a try, Start your preparation at least 2 months before this trek as last day “Summit Day” is really a challenging one, compare to other days where you have to just walk 2-4 hours max here on final day you have to walk for a 12 – 14 hours and Trekking at night on Snow is bit tricky task and it becomes more challenging when you have to walk by putting Crampons on your shoes as rightly suggested by many people at thrillophilia reviews. a) Aim for 5 km running in 30 minutes b) Do breathing exercise which helps you a lot during this trek especially. c) Drink as much as water you can.
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 walking on ice, we were drinking those ice (of-course the boiled one), but the most exciting part was that we were never complaining even under these extreme condition. Thank to these amazing group of people I was travelling with. The support staff, the organiser and each and every people related to this trip were an amazing host. They made us feel at home, they fulfilled almost all our demands. I had done 2 treks before with other organizations, but these people were the best. The fun we had is quite vivid with this picture, but trust me nothing can be explained in words, you just have to feel it. Keep yourself fit and go for it . It will change the way you see nature , it will change your perception towards people and many more things. Stay happy and keep trekking
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 and guess what we both shared common backgrounds i.e. fauj. After having breakfast i went to the room and slept for an hour or two. In the evening we were briefed by Satya sir and Shashank sir about the trek which actually helped me during the trek. We were a group of 14 among which 8 came solo just like me. At night we introduced each other and slept. Next morning we went for sightseeing and explored beautiful Shey palace and monasteries and by that time we all knew each other names. On day 3 we all went for medical checkups and every member from our group was fit for the trek. In the meantime we went to LEH market for some shopping. We were again briefed by Satya sir , Shashank sir and Sonam Sir and guess what we slept in the tents with our sleeping bags. Next day we started our journey from LEH to Chilling . After reaching chilling we were all set to step our foots on chadar for the first time and that feel was amazing. We walked for 3 hours and reached our first campsite. After having a lovely dinner by our porters we sang songs and went to sleep. Next morning i experienced first snowfall of my life and everything all around us appeared to be white and ahhh what an amazing feel i had that time. By God's grace we all successfully made it to Nerak on day 6 and saw that frozen waterfall for the first time. The josh and the deshbhakti inside me came out, i removed my jackets and stuff, wrapped myself in INDIAN FLAG and waved it at NERAK. I cannot describe that feeling until you experience chadar trek, we spent two hours at Nerak. Alright we made it to Nerak so easily and we all were like wow that was easy but nah something was about to come. After having lunch at Tibb caves we started our journey , after an hour there was a patch when our trek leader Dorge sir saw that chadar is weak ahead and went solo upto 50-80 meters & came back and said we cannot go from here, so we climbed up the hill carefully as it was all covered with snow. And again after this we saw the same thing but this time we couldn't go through the hills as those were standing hills. And at this point we all thought one thing that we all made it to nerak so easily, this has to be happened. Dorge sir again went solo up to 50 meters to check the chadar and suddenly his legs went inside the chadar upto knee. Being an experienced trekker he immediately came out and changed his socks. We didnt have any option so we started walking on the chadar. I being second last in my group saw my group mates how carefully they were walking on chadar, I heard the satisfying sound of crushing the chadar when my right foot went inside the chadar and my gumboots was filled by water. Ah i didn't went mad but stayed calm, my friend Dev behind me shouted Dorge sir come here, and he within 30 seconds came back to me removed my gumboots and helped me to change the socks. We successfully made it to our tents that day and the rest of the journey. All I want to say is we were a group of motivators, we became a family and from day 1 to day 9 we all were positive and supported each other. Much thanks to all the porters who made such yummy foods for us. Thank you to dorge sir & Sonam Sir who always said we will go to Nerak. Thank you to Satya sir and Shashank sir who's briefings really helped me during the trek. I wish again to be with this group because we became a family. Thankyou Thrillophilia for such a wonderful journey on chadar. I will be uploading my chadar trek journey on youtube soon i.e. PUNEET VLOGS. Peace
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 that Thrillophilia doesn't have its own Travel Team. Thrillophilia actually linked up with several local Travel Agency. Once your Tour is booked Thrillophilia tagged one local Travel Agency for your Tour and that particular travel agency will take care of your entire tour. Our travel manager is Lobzang Tseldon. She is very helpful and you will not face any problem in your entire tour. 1. Hotel provided in Leh: Ladakh Heights. The hotel was very good,neat and clean.It is a new hotel so you don't found any pics in the internet. But lobzang will send you the pics of the Hotel. There is a canteen within the hotel where you will be having complimentary breakfast and dinner. Non Vegetarian please let Lobzang know that you want non-veg items as well.they generally prepare veg items only.but on request they will provide you omlette in breakfast and chicken/mutton in dinner. So if anyone wants to book Thrillophilia please ask Thrillophilia to tag you to the travel agency that offers non veg items too. The Hotel Ladakh Heights is a bit far from the main city but don't worry Lobzang will provide you car for visit to Leh market whenever required and she will not charge you for that. You will get a beautiful view from this hotel but if you want to stay near the main city you will not get any view from the hotel. 2. The stay at Nubra Valley was awesome. They have Royal Camp in Nubhra and it's is a nature-friendly camp. You will love it, I can guarantee you. 3. They stay at Pangong was okay. You can understand that at that altitude you will not get luxury.so the camp provided at Pangong was good for 1 night stay. Overall my experience with Thrillophilia was very good. We enjoyed a lot. Thanks a lot to Lobzang Tseldon for the wonderful arrangements of our tour.
06 February 2021
After skimming through numerous tour providers, I bumped into thrillophilia. Although quite skeptical initially, I decided to go through them for the Chadar trek; couldn’t have made a better choice! The pre-arrivals and registration team, especially Devanshu did a great job at providing detailed information concerning travel, accommodation, trek and miscellaneous. Super safe for Solo travelers, absolutely nothing to worry about. The trek group is a conflux of people from various age-groups and backgrounds with similar interests, meticulously put together. Extremely hospitable hosts, super-hard working porters made sure our trip was incredibly amazing!!! The ground operations lead SATHYA was constantly on his toes making sure every trekker’s need was tended to. His delightful rapport with the staff and fellow trekkers is truly commendable!!! SATHYA was a savior in disguise, helped us get through any glitches we had during acclimatization period and also made the post-trek celebrations an unforgettable experience!!! Great food, mesmerizing views, genial, super-responsive staff and a bunch of like-minded trekkers, all these made my trip freaking aweeeeeesome!!! #THINKTHRILLOPHILIA for your next adventure!!! They are tremendous!!!!
06 February 2021
When I have received this link for sharing my story with thrillophilia uphorians, I indeed thought once really am I worthy enough for this column!! Then I thought no, if I don't put my bit through here,it will be a non-justice towards those blossomoed flowers who actually could made my story...... They are Satya right from thrillophilia ground team at Leh, Jimmy the Mithun chakraborty of our team who ensured safe dispatch of every individual in trip in one piece from leh...or even Mr Nimoh,.... Who ensured knocking every individual during the trek for keeping them safe.... Yes I of course did trekking of Sandakaphu or Pindari Glacier earlier.... But they were much earlier almost about 30+ years back ... So again this CHADAR trek was a bit challenge kind of trek to me to prove the actual worthyness of a 50+ mota (fat) aadmi all through..... Still it could become possible only because of never ending support of thrillophilia ground tean along with real time management... This is not a bid adieu to you all. ... it's just a break...I will be back definitely again amongst you all buddies....
06 February 2021
Trip with thrillophilia is so amazing.. Arrangements and all the staff are so good....it's a life time experience for me....every one should visit ones. Akash Agrawal
Completed Chadar trek with Thrillophilia last week it was one of the finest trip of my life. Starting from the booking to execution every thing was planned well. We were well briefed by Satya regarding trek and we'll organised local operator.
05 February 2021
Had a recent trekk to Chadar Lake. It was planned with add ons by thrillophilla in a very professional manner. We had a date change as well due personal reasons and they accommodated our request. All communication were well handled from office side and local operator were very helpfull. The trekk team and porters were very supportive and helpful. The ground representative of thrillophilla based in Leh could do better in way of a more professional briefing and feedbank about trekk in general and fine tuning. Rest was very nice.

People Also Ask About Leh Things To Do

  1. What are the best things to do in Leh?

    There is plenty to do in Leh. With so many places of attraction and activities to participate in you will have a busy time during your trip to Leh. The major attractions to visit are:

    • Leh Palace
    • Namgyal Tsemo Gompa.
    • Shanti Stupa.
    • Cho Khang Gompa.
    • Chamba Temple.
    • Sankar Gompa and village.
    • War Museum.
    • The Victory Tower
    • Zorawar Fort.

    Participate in activities like:

    • Watching sunrise
    • Camping
    • Visiting the Lakes
    • Visiting the confluence of River Indus and Zanskar
    • Bird Watching
    • Moon Watching
    • Stacking wishing stones and making a wish
    • Visiting a local family
    • Praying and Spinning the prayer wheels
    • Meditation
    • Take a camel safari
    • Cook pasta in a hot water spring
    • Biking
    • Enjoy the snowfall.
  2. What are the adventure activities to do in Leh?

    Adventure in this region has its own taste. Leh Ladakh is blessed by high passes, high altitude ranges, scenic trails, massive lakes, deep valleys and these creations of nature make a perfect platform for a great variety of adrenaline pumping action.  Enjoy innumerable adventure sports like:

    • Mountaineering
    • Cycling
    • Trekking
    • River rafting
  3. Which are the best places for trekking in Leh?

    Get into the spirit of adventure among the mountains and valleys of Leh. You must explore their sheer beauty whether you are a newbie trekker or a pro. There are routes to suit all needs. Here's presenting some of the best treks in Leh:

    • Spituk to Stok
    • Markha valley
    • Hemis Gompa.
    • Parang La
    • Kang Yatse
    • Chadar Trek
  4. Which are the best campsites in Leh?

    A good way to celebrate this beautiful world is to camp far away from the madding crowd, live under the open sky and taste the adventure of a lifetime. The mesmerizing landscapes of Leh - Ladakh make it a romantic camping destination. With fluttering prayer flags all around you, enjoy a holiday that will be completely different from every possible holiday you have been on. Camping across the various destinations here can sure prove to be a great way to explore the beauty of the unadulterated nature here. Vendors will arrange for you to camp at:

    • Pangong Lake
    • Thiksey
    • Banks of the River Indus
    • Spangmik Village
    • Nubra
    • Sumyar
  5. Which are the best routes for biking in Leh?

    The Leh Ladakh bike trip is a must in every biker’s wish list. The roaring engine, echoes amidst the barren hills, the challenging roads and the gust of the chaste breeze striking their faces makes every rider’s spine tingle.

    Embraced by the arms of the gigantic snow-capped mountains of the Himalaya, the mesmeric vista of Leh is an ideal destination for a bike trip. On your way witness not only the exotic views but also the immaculate culture amidst the quaint villages and monasteries.

    Taking a road trip to and in Leh gives you an opportunity to explore some of the highest traversable mountain passes in the world.

    You can make this trip through:

    • Delhi – Srinagar – Leh – Manali
    • Delhi – Manali – Leh – Delhi

    Between Manali and Leh you will come across:

    • Rohtang
    • Lahaul valley
    • Baralacha La
    • Tanglang La

    In Leh you get to see:

    • Khardung La
    • Nubra Valley
    • Hunder and Panamik
    • Chang La
    • Pangong La
  6. Which are the best destinations for a jeep safari in Leh?

    Various road routes leading to Leh attracts all adventure seekers. Replete with a number of shades of nature’s beauty this route can test any adventure junkies patience and determination. If you are a person who seeks a certain level of comfort along with thrill then a jeep safari is ideal for you. Various road routes for Jeep Safaris can be undertaken. Contact your operator and choose one of these:

    • Manali – Leh
    • Amritsar -  Manali -  Leh
    • Srinagar - Leh
    • Chandigarh – Manali - Leh

    On your way enjoy stopovers and drink in the beauty of

    • Rohtang Pass
    • Sand and Rock Natural Formation
    • Fast Flowing Streams with icy-cold water
    • Brown and Arid Mountains
    • Lahaul  Valley
    • Spiti  Valley
    • High Mountain Passes
    • Gata Loops
    • Indus River
    • Khardung La
    • Pangong  Lake
    • Alchi and Lamayuru Monasteries
    • Drass
    • Kargil
    • Zozila Pass
    • Sonmarg
  7. Where can we enjoy River Rafting in Leh? How much will it cost?

    River Rafting is one of the most exciting adventure activities that can be undertaken in this region. Choose the grade of rafting depending on your skill and experience. The two rivers you can traverse are:

    • River Indus
    • River Zanskar

    There are several operators who can give you this thrilling experience between several points in and around Leh. As far as the raft is concerned, it is best to go for the medium one as it is both challenging and fun. Choose between the several points on offer:

    • Phey – Nimo
    • Upshi – Kharu
    • Upshi – Nimo
    • Phey – Saspol
    • Kharu – Spituk
    • Saspol- Khaltsey
    • Phey – Indus via Zanskar
    • Nimo – Alchi
    • Alchi – Khaltsey

    You may need to pay anything between Rs. 1500/- to Rs. 1800/- or a little more depending on the operator and the facilities provided.

  8. Where can I experience a camel safari in Leh?

    The scenic beauty that one finds in Leh is awe-inspiring and the best way to experience Leh Ladakh and feel like a local is to travel on camel back like in early times. Camels were considered one of the best modes of transport and were used by merchants and traders for the 'silk route’. Taking a camel safari in Leh is a definite activity to indulge in. It is the best way to explore the marvel of this region. Travelling on a trotting camel through the clean black roads and the huge mountains is a marvelous experience which you are never likely to forget. Just close your eyes and imagine yourself riding on a double-humped camel through the Nubra Valley amidst the breathtaking beauty of Leh. It is the most magical experience you can ever have. Taking a camel safari in Leh would ensure that you experience the surroundings just as they are. Vendors offer a number of camel safaris but the most famous route is Nubra Valley via the Khardung La pass.

  9. Which are the best monasteries for a must visit in Leh?

    Every year, millions of people from all corners of the world swarm to various monasteries in search of inner peace. They are considered to be one of the most holy and sacred places. Buddhist monasteries are the most spectacular. In India, these monasteries are mostly located in the northern or eastern part of India. They depict the life and teachings of Buddha. The Leh Ladakh region is popular for its incredibly beautiful monasteries! They tell us about the rich culture of Ladakh through their architecture, ancient texts, and paintings. Nowadays some of monasteries in Ladakh have started to offer staying facility for tourists.

    Visit at least some of the following if not all:

    • Sumda Chun Monastery
    • Spituk Monastery
    • Rizong Monastery
    • Lamayuru Monastery
    • Namgyal Tsemo Monastery
    • Shey Monastery
    • Diskit Monastery
    • Sankar Likir Monastery
    • Rangdum Monastery
    • Thiksey Monastery
    • Phuktal Monastery
  10. Which are the famous lakes to be visited in Leh?

    Within the modest landmass it occupies, the Cold Desert of Kashmir Leh Ladakh is not without its share of natural, visual marvels and lakes are a big part of its landscapes. Each of its lakes is more awe-inspiring than the other. Very few of us know that the Pangong Tso changes colour with every hour and turns from emerald green according to the various hues of the sky. The best time to visit these lakes is in summers because, during the winters, they are frozen and become so solid that they are better used as roads. Make sure you visit these:

    • Pangong Tso Lake
    • Tsomoriri Lake
    • Tso Kar Lake
    • Yarab Tso Lake
  11. Where can I play polo in Leh? Is it a popular sport there?

    The game of Polo was introduced to Ladakh from neighboring Baltistan from its country of origin Persia. Every village in Ladakh has a polo ground and this game is an integral part of the Ladakhi culture. It is an important part of the fortnight-long Ladakh Festival held in September. While the British rules of Polo have become refined, the game in Leh Ladakh continues to be rough and tough and one of the most popular games.


    During the seventeenth century, Sengge Namgyal, the King of Ladakh laid the first royal polo ground in the Murtse garden below Leh. The present polo ground in the center of Leh adjoining the Deputy Commissioner’s office is the venue for Exhibition and tournament matches.

  12. Which is the best location for ice skating in Leh? How much will it cost?

    Winter is the time in Leh when you get to see the genuine beauty of the roof of the world. Though most people would wonder at the advisability of visiting Leh during winter but if you want to experience the place close to its people this is the best time. Also the adventure freaks among you who want to experience natural ice skating in the frozen lake or river must make use of this opportunity. Try out these:

    • Pangong Tso Lake
    • Indus – Zanskar confluence
    • Ice skating Rink
  13. Which are some best locations to do mountain climbing in Leh?

    The ranges of Leh is every mountaineer’s dream. With the region divided into segments of the Karakoram and Zanskar mountain ranges, mountaineering in Ladakh is one of the most thrilling experiences. The climate, environment and topography of Ladakh make the climb physically demanding yet for all the mountaineers out there, Leh with its natural charm and beauty, is the place for you! With a variety of beautiful, interesting and challenging climbing routes in this region Leh attracts people from all over the world. Listed below are some of the most mesmerizing ones:

    • Nun Kun Massif
    • Stok Khangri Massif
    • Karakoram
  14. Where to do quad biking in Leh? What are its charges?

    Those adventure lovers who enjoy a trip to the mountains must take the opportunity of quad biking in Leh. Go with friends or alone don’t miss out on this adventure. Make the most of quad biking in:

    • Khardung La
    • Nubra Valley
  15. Which are some of the difficult treks in Leh?

    Trekking amongst the beautiful and majestic regions of Leh is every adventure lovers dream. Depending on your abilities choose between the challenging and easy treks. If you have the stamina go for these:


    • Stok Kangri
    • Markha Valley with Stok Kangri climbs Trek
    • Jhunglam Hemis-Padum Trek
    • Frozen River Trek – Chadar
    • Kang Yatse and Dzo Jongo
    • Saboo and Khalsar Trek
    • Parang La Trek
    • Lamayuru to Chilling Trek
  16. Which are some of the easy treks in Leh?

    Even if you are first time trekker don’t hesitate to try out trekking while in Leh. Make the most of your visit take the challenge and try out the easy treks.

    • Sham Valley Trek
    • Spituk – Stok Trek
    • Spituk – Matho Trek
    • Nimaling Plateau
    • Indus Valley Trek
    • Markha Valley Trek
    • Nubra Valley Trek (Phyang to Hunder)
    • Ripchar Valley Trek
  17. Which are the best winter treks in Leh?

    Trekking in Leh during the winter months is definitely not an easy job. However those who enjoy an adrenaline rush at the name of adventure venture into the area to enjoy trekking. Make these treks:


    • Snow leopard Trek
    • Chadar Trek
    • Lamayuru - Zanskar Trek
    • Sham Valley Trek
    • Nubra Valley Trek
    • Pangong Trek
  18. Which are the best summer treks in Leh?

    For those who prefer a comfortable weather and enjoy trekking go for a trek on  the following routes:

    • Spituk to Stok.
    • Chadar Trek
    • Parang La.
    • Markha Valley
    • Kang Yatse
  19. What are the things I can do when I visit Pangong lake in Leh?

    The brackish water of Pangong lake has sparse vegetation and is no aquatic life except for small crustaceans. It is a haven however for bird watchers. Currently, in the process of being identified as an acclaimed wetland under the Ramsar Convention, it acts as an important breeding point for several migratory birds such as Brahmini ducks and Bar-headed goose. The waters of Pangong Lake changes its colour in many shades of blue and green with the changing position of the sun in the sky. Interestingly, only 1/4th of the lake lies in India and the rest flows into the Tibet region of China. Spangmik Village which is located about 7 kilometres along the southern shores is the farthest village of Pangong area. From here, one can enjoy spectacular views of the Chang-Chenmo range. So if you are an avid bird watcher or nature lover there is much in store for you.

  20. Is it safe to go for a snow leopard trek in Leh? Do I need any precautions?

    Safety among wild animals depends on your own behaviour. Therefore going on the Snow Leopard trek would involve the usual precautions. The Snow Leopard Trek is one of the popular winter treks in the Ladakh region. It lies in a territory which has a wild stretch of rugged mountains dotted with animals like snow leopards.

  21. When should I go for Chadar Trek in Leh? Is it open throughout the year?

    The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is definitely a winter trail. Located in the Zanskar region of Ladakh it becomes the only path to travel in the area during the harsh winter months. The trail which is really a necessity during the freezing winter months has also become popular with Indian as well as international adventure tourists. Since it serves as the only means of travel even during the winters it can be availed of at other times of the year too.

  22. What are the activities that I can do at Nubra valley in Leh?

    Once you have reached Nubra Valley in Leh you can choose from among plenty of activities. You may choose activities in the valley itself or a little away too. Take your pick from among visits to:

    • Panamik village.
    • Sumur.
    • Hundur monastery.
    • Yarab Tso
    • Diskit monastery
    • Samstanling Monastery.
    • Lachung temple
    • Maitreya Buddha.

    You can also go on a

    • Bactrian camel Safari
  23. Which are the best areas for shopping in Leh? What are the must buy things from here?

    Shop for mementoes and curios in Leh, to take back for friends and family. Woollens, Pashmina, Tibetan handicrafts – there is a huge choice laid out before you. Go to local markets or individually owned shops to get a huge variety of things to buy. You will get shops selling

    • Brassware
    • mortar and pestles
    • traditional Ladakhi tea pots
    • Bells
    • Cymbals
    • Buddha idols
    • Local dresses
  24. Where can I taste the best food in Leh?

    There are various restaurants to satisfy your needs but the best would be to try out the local dishes sold at small outlets. You can have your mutton and chicken preparations anywhere at all but you must try out

    • Thukpa
    • Tsampa
    • Ngamphe
    • Skyu
    • Momos
    • Thenthuk
    • Paba and Tangtur
  25. Which are the famous places to visit hot springs in Leh?

    One of the most interesting things you can do in a cold desert is to take a dip in a hot spring. A visit to Leh remains incomplete if you don’t take a dip in the hot water springs and even cook your pasta there. If you are in Leh do visit the Panamic Village hot springs.

  26. Which are the best wildlife experiences in Leh?

    The terrains of Leh Ladakh and the waters of the lake make it a paradise for wildlife. You can meet snow leopards and migratory birds. In fact, the Snow Leopard Trek is named that way since the trail can bring you face to face with a snow leopard. Visit the Hemis National Park for the best wildlife experience. It is the only national park in India north of the Himalayas, the largest notified protected area in India. It is home to a number of species of endangered mammals including the snow leopard. There is a breeding population of snow leopards, especially in the Rumbak catchment area. Other than that you will also come across the

    • Argali (Great Tibetan Sheep)
    • Bharal (Blue Sheep)
    • Red Fox
    • Shapu
    • Asiatic Ibex
    • Tibetan Wolf
    • Eurasian Brown Bear
    • Golden Eagle,
    • Lammergeier Vulture,
    • Himalayan Griffon Vulture.

    Birds include

    • Brown Accentor
    • Robin Accentor
    • Tickell's Leaf Warbler
    • Streaked Rose Finch
    • Black-Winged Snow Finch