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Things to Do in Leh

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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Chumathang Hot Spring

Chumathang Hot Spring in Leh, India, is a natural wonder renowned for its therapeutic properties. Situated at an altitude of approximately 13,000 feet, it offers a serene and picturesque setting amidst the majestic Himalayas. Travelers must include this geothermal site in Ladakh trip packages and indulge in relaxing hot baths, believed to alleviate various ailments and provide a unique experience in the lap of nature.

Tsaga La Pass

Tsaga La Pass, located in Leh, India, is a high mountain pass in the Ladakh region, reaching an elevation of approximately 15,000 feet. It offers breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and is a significant route for travelers exploring the Leh-Manali Highway. The pass presents a challenging yet rewarding journey, providing adventurers with an unforgettable experience of the rugged Himalayan landscape.

Panamic Hot Spring

Panamic Hot Spring in Leh, India, is a natural wonder nestled amidst the mesmerizing landscapes of the Himalayas. It is renowned for its therapeutic hot water springs, believed to have healing properties due to their high mineral content. Travelers must include this serene spot in their Leh Ladakh holiday packages and get a chance to relax and rejuvenate, enjoying the soothing warm waters while surrounded by stunning mountain vistas.

Sindhu Ghat

Sindhu Ghat in Leh, India, is a serene riverbank on the banks of the Indus River. This picturesque location holds significant religious and cultural importance, hosting the Sindhu Darshan Festival annually. It attracts both tourists and locals who come to offer prayers and immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance while admiring the scenic beauty of the surroundings.

Druk Padma Karpo School

Druk Padma Karpo School, located in Leh, Ladakh, is a renowned educational institution that aims to provide quality education while preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of the region. The school offers a holistic approach to learning, emphasizing academic excellence, character development, and traditional values, making it a top choice for students in the region.

Pangong Lake

The Pangong Lake or the Pangong Tso is one of the highest altitude lakes in the world and is famed for its colour changing water, from blue to red and green. From camping to lakeside bonfire, a wide variety of activities can be enjoyed here. During the winter months, the lake can be seen completely frozen, which is a delightful sight in itself.

Nubra Valley

Nubra valley, also known as Dumra is one of the most famous and most beautiful destinations in Leh, Ladakh. From hot springs to river streams and from age-old monasteries to remote villages, Nubra Valley has everything which an explorer seeks and is among the most famous places to visit with our Le Ladakh packages. Being a high altitude destination, the valley has many double humped camels, riding which can be a delight.

Magnetic Hill

The famous Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is a cyclops hill, a place where vehicles seem to have defied the force of gravity and move upwards when parked at a particular marked location here. Located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway, this place remains a mystery even today, as many tourists are awestruck to witness the magical experience.

Leh Palace

A nine storey high building that displays the influence of Potala Palace in Lhasa is the famed Royal Leh Palace. It stands with its head high on a cliff top overlooking the ravishing Leh town. Leh Palace has now been converted into a museum which features ancient paintings and relics of Buddha along with cutlery used by the Royal family.

Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park is the largest national park in South Asia, and is located in the eastern section of Ladakh. The park covers 4400 square kilometres and is home to 16 species of mammals, 73 bird species, and around 200 snow leopards. The National Park is famous for the huge population of snow leopards throughout the world and is considered to be the only protected area where these wild cats can be found in such abundance and it must be part of your Ladakh tour packages.

Hall Of Fame

The Hall of Fame in Leh is a museum that was constructed by the Indian Army in memory of the brave Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives trying to protect their motherland in the Indo-Pakistan wars. Located on the Leh-Kargil Road, the museum is a great place to see photos of the soldiers, their training camps, the different war relics, and a lot more on your Leh Ladakh tour.

Chadar Trek

With the word Chadar meaning a blanket, the Chadar Trek depicts a trail over the frozen Zanskar River, on which people travel for several kilometers to reach the final destination. Unlike other trekking expeditions in India, this one does not require you to pass through forests or rock formations, but instead lets you walk over frozen water, which once was a gushing river. 

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery is the largest monastery in North India and a must-see destination in Ladakh. More than 1,000 monks reside in the Hemis Monastery, which is located in the foothills of the Indus River. It belongs to the Buddhist order of the red sect Brokpa. Here, young Lamas are prepared to enter the royal monasteries of Shey, Leh, and Basgo, all of which can be experience with our well-curated Leh Ladakh holiday packages.

Moonland

Since the land resembles that of moon, Moon land near Lamayuru in Ladakh region is fondly called like that. A unique geographical feature appearing here attracts thousands of visitors every year. A traveler who comes to Ladakh should not miss to include this surprising land in Ladakh travel packages. There is also a saying that during full moon, the land becomes exotic and it would be an enchanting sight to behold and rare too. Lamayuru’s fame was dashingly enhanced because of this landscape carved in to the Greater Himalayan ranges. Interested travelers will come to Lamayuru which is located at a distance of 100 kms from Leh on the famous Leh-Srinagar Higway

To watch the glimpses of the moon land so clear and closer, you can climb up to the Meditation Hill in Lamayuru. The monks from Lamayuru gompa are living in this hill, at a greater height. The rough, uneven landscape of Moon land will be an amusing sight from the top of the Meditation Hill. The entire Lamayuru becomes visible from the top. One will come to know why Lamayuru and Moonland are heard as synonyms for each other and the natives here find Moon land as an inevitable part of their lives also.

Location: The NH 1-D or the popular Leh-Srinagar Highway is where the Moon land in Lamayuru located. Around 100 kms from Leh is the site. You can reach the destination by bus or jeep. Bikers would get some exciting sightseeing option throughout the journey.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the best time to reach Moon land.

Likir Monastery

The white colour buildings modified by the presence of red roof are a scintillating view from a distance and Likir Monastery is the subject of discussion here. One of the oldest and well-maintained monasteries in Ladakh and it must be part of your Ladakh holiday packages, Likir Monastery is in Likir village which had been in existence from the 11th century onward. What makes Likir so special is the serenity is shows from the height and a 75 feet tall statue of Buddha.

History

Likir Monastery was known as or its original name is Klu-kkhyil gompa. The word Likir means Naga encircled. There is a belief that two serpents, Nanda and Taksako have guarded the monastery. Being the oldest and most visited monasteries, Likir gompa has numerous stories of its origin and existence. The Yellow Hat Sect or the Gelugpa sect of Buddhism is the guardians of Likir gompa and it is scripted that Tsongkhapa was the founder of this monastery in 15th century.

Structure of the monastery

Flanked by the wall paintings, stone relics, murals and art crafts, Likir monastery is a perfect display of Buddhist heritage, the principles and culture. Inside the monastery, there is a school as well. It is run by the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies and also a library open to the public where visitors can read old manuscripts and details of Buddhism. The gompa has two assembly halls, a central courtyard with six rows of seats for the lamas and a throne for the head Lama. There is a Gonkhang room that is dedicated to the divinities guarded the monastery.

Location: The monastery is located 6 km north of Leh-Srinagar highway before the village of Saspol. From Leh, the distance is 62 km to the west of the town.

Timings: It is open on all days from 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Entry fee: INR 5-10 per person

Highlights: The annual event Dosmochey is held in the monastery from the 27th to 29th day of 12th month of Tibetan Calendar.

Phuktal Monastery

Stowed away within the folds of the Himalayan mountains, the Phugtal Gompa is among the most secluded monasteries around the world & it must be part of your Le Ladakh tour packages. The monastery is quite literally sprawling among mountain caves with its units spread through them. A complete monastery complex, including prayer halls and shrines, can be found here where a number of festivals are celebrated throughout the year. 

Diskit Monastery

Belonging to Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Deskit or Diskit Monastery is the largest and oldest in Nubra Valley. Hence a visit to the monastery is an inevitable part of any kind of Ladakh tour. The significant fact related to the monastery is that it runs a school with the help of a Non-Governmental Organization to teach science subjects in English to the Tibetan children of the region. The fourteenth century monastery is a favourite tourist destination as well.

History

The history of the gompa dates back to the fourteenth century. It came into existence with the help of Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khopa. He was the founder of Gelukpa sect in the region.

Structure of the monastery

The hilltop where the monastery is perched on will offer the visitors mind blowing pictures of the surrounding valleys, the villages and the mountain terrains. The rocky steps leading to the monastery would let you see first the prayer hall beautified by the statue of Maitreya Buddha. The huge drums and several images of the guardian deities are some other factors that enhance the outlook of the monastery. It features an elevated cupola with a fresco that displays the Tashilhunpo Monastery famous in Tibet. In the storehouse of the monastery, the texts of Mongolian and Tibetan texts are kept.

Location: At a height of 3144 meters above the flood plains of Shyok River, in Diskit Village in Nubra Valley is the monastery. You can reach the village from Leh via Khardung La Pass.

Timings: The gompa is open on all days from 07:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Entry fee: INR 30 per person

Highlights: The major highlight is the festival named Desmochhey or Dosmoche which is popular as the festival of the scapegoat. It is a prayer festival.

Ripchar Valley Trek

Given the climatic conditions and the exceptional scenic surrounding, Ripchar Valley Trek is one of the most wonderful adventure activities in Ladakh and must be part of your Leh Ladakh holiday packages. The trails throughout the trek keep the trekker intrigued about the sights coming their way. The onset point of the trek comes near the famous monastery in the region that is Lamayuru Monastery. Nestled amidst an assemblage of the lofty mountain ranges such as Zanskar, Karakoram and the Great Himalayas, Ripchar maintains the level of excitement high always. If you take part in the trek, you will come across numerous small villages, green meadows and pasture lands. 

The regions turns unrecognizable in the months of July and August as the whole area would be blanketed by rare Himalayan flowers and birds. Nature lovers flood to Ripchar during this period to capture the exotic moments in their camera. Moreover, the irrigated vegetation in the ranges are another important section to be visited on your trek; the well maintained crop fields offer a breathtaking view. Usually, the trek would last any number of days but to enjoy every nook and corner of Ripchar you would be ready to spend minimum 5 to 6 days. Chilling, a renowned spot for the production of copper is the last point of Ripchar Trek. The everlasting, untamed beauty of Ripchar is a must visit. Eventually you will reach the point of rejuvenation and bliss.

Maximum altitude: With Ripchar Trek, the maximum altitude you would cover is 4300 meters.

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate is the range of challenge a trekker would experience at Ripchar.

Best time to go: Ripchar Valley Trek happens mostly during the month of June, July, August and September since the climate would be highly favorable during this period.

Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

Pay a visit to Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, located a mere 25 kilometres from Leh, dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev. The Patthar Sahib Gurudwara is considered to be of immense religious significance among Sikhs, since it is home to a rock that resembles the back of Guru Nanak. According to the local tales, it is believed that Guru Nanak had defeated a demon here, make sure to include this place on your Ladakh tour.

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery

The Namgyal Monastery, also known as the Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, holds a prominent place among Ladakh's Buddhist sanctuaries, boasting a towering three-story statue of Maitreya Buddha. Constructed in the early 15th century, it bears the name of King Tashi Namgyal, who commissioned its construction to protect his dynasty and the valley from malevolent entities. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Ladakh by exploring Ladakh tour packages, which often include visits to this historic monastery.

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Leh Things To Do FAQs

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.

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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:

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:

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:

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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:

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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Reviewed: 15 Feb 2020
5.0/5
A great way to rent a bike and be secure about the condition and price for it. The bike of choice is also available and it is easy to book as well.
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Balamani Iyengar
Reviewed: 16 Mar 2017
5.0/5
A different experience. I went to Manali and from there we went to Leh. Took a 350 CC bullet for rent and rode through the nearby places. We did not go far as it was just for one day. By concluding the trip, I understood I have to be there once again for more days then only I can enjoy the beauty of... Read More
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Ekdant Jain
Reviewed: 16 Mar 2017
5.0/5
Simple ride along the hills and valleys of Leh on a super bullet. Bike ride is the best way to explore the regions in Leh because the roads are tough but the views were just beautiful.
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Kashyap Trivedi
Reviewed: 16 Mar 2017
4.0/5
We were a group of 6 friends went for Ladakh bike trip. We got the good conditioned bikes for riding. The guides were also with us in another bike. They have explained a lot of information about the places we visited during the trip. Only a limited distance was covered because we had to get back to ... Read More

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