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Leh Travel Guide: Places To Visit And Things To Do

 
  • Leh is a paradise on earth with its mesmerizing scenic beauty and is blessed with majestic snow laden Himalayan ranges, lush green landscape, sparkling blue waters and deep gorges.

    This is the place which makes you enter a whole new world where you can relax, rejuvenate and give a treat to your senses. It attracts millions of tourists not only from India but from the across the world because of its incomparable, breathtaking natural beauty.

    It  is serene, calm and an ideal place for spending your vacations away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Adventure enthusiasts will fall in love with Leh because it has some of 
    the best trekking trails on which one can have incredible trekking experience.

    Besides its magnificent beauty, it has a spiritual value because it houses some of the most royal ancient monasteries like Raisi fort, Royal palace, Phyang, Likir, Spituk and Thiksey.
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  • 02Places to visit - Leh

  • 03Wonders of Leh

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    Leh, the once a summer capital of Ladakh, is indeed one of most gorgeous landscapes in the world. Not just the city of Leh and its palatial monasteries of Shey and Thiksey but also its surrounding areas will remain etched in your heart forever!

    Be it the deep valleys of Nubra along the Khardungla Pass, the world's highest motorable road, or the ever-frozen yet scenic Pangong Lake, Leh is sure to leave you wanting for more! Rafting in the rapids of the Zanskar River is another exhilarating experience by itself.

    Duration of the Tour: 6N/7D

    Activities: Sightseeing, Day excursion, Rafting

    Highest Altitude: 18,830ft

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    About the Destination:

    The landscape of Ladakh is marked by high-mountain passes and incredible blue lakes set amidst jagged mountains. Frozen glaciers, gurgling mountain streams and clean long stretches of arid cold land make this magical land one that is full of diversity.

    The allure of Ladakh lies in its Gompas, whitewashed Stupas, and prayer inscribed flags fluttering in the cold and crisp mountain breeze that carries around the sound from the spinning prayer wheels. Smiling faces, lined with age and wisdom give a welcoming greet you at its heavenly doors.

    About the Departure:

    The beauty of Ladakh has to be seen to be believed. Breathe in the clear cold air, and witness the lofty mountain peaks perennially covered in snow. Walk alongside gem like lakes and glacier-fed rivers that happily flow through green farmland.

    Pass by the highest motorable road in the world at Khardung La and sit and marvel at the shores of Pangong Lake, shimmering at a height of 14,500ft. Take a scenic drive to Nubra Valley is exciting and see the neighbouring settlements on a camel safari.

    Snow-clad mountains set against clear azure sky and verdant pastures alternating with snow covered valleys and sand dunes make Ladakh a collage of stunning beauty that simply overwhelms the heart.

    The prices according to the type of room and number of minimum people are as follow:

    NUMBER OF PAX   Standard          Deluxe          Super Deluxe        Luxury            Premium

    Min 02 pax               Rs. 32232         Rs. 33456          Rs. 35892           Rs. 43716         Rs. 50784

    Min 03 Pax               Rs. 25584        Rs. 26892          Rs. 29124            Rs. 36816         Rs. 43152

    Min 04 pax               Rs. 23052        Rs. 24276          Rs. 26712             Rs. 34536        Rs. 29604

    Min 05 Pax               Rs.20904         Rs. 22176          Rs. 24480            Rs. 32232        Rs. 38856

    Min 06 Pax               Rs. 19992        Rs. 21216          Rs. 23652            Rs. 31476        Rs. 38544

    Min 07 Pax               Rs. 21576        Rs. 22824          Rs. 25176           Rs. 32940         Rs. 39696

    Min 08 Pax               Rs. 20808        Rs. 22020          Rs. 24456           Rs. 32280         Rs. 39348

    Min 09 Pax               Rs. 19860        Rs. 21108          Rs. 23472           Rs. 31260         Rs. 38076

    Min 10 Pax               Rs. 19428        Rs. 20640          Rs. 23076           Rs. 30900         Rs. 37968

    Min 11 Pax               Rs. 18780        Rs. 20016          Rs. 22392           Rs. 30180         Rs. 37044

    Min 12 Pax               Rs. 18504        Rs. 19716          Rs. 22152           Rs. 29976         Rs. 36960

    Extra Bed Child        Rs. 9720          Rs. 11160           Rs. 12600            Rs. 20280       Rs. 24336

  • 05Pangong Lake

    Pangong Lake
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    Pangong lake is one of the most popular places to visit in Leh and is located just 160 kilometers away from Ladakh. The drive to Pangong lake is an exciting experience offering scenic views. It is a beautiful lake with crystal blue waters blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year.

    Enjoy the solitude near the placid waters of this magnificent lake and take out your cameras to capture the picturesque view of this wonderful place. Black necked Siberian can be spotted near the Mahe marshes, the only breeding place for these rare migratory birds.

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  • 06Magnetic Hill

    Magnetic Hill
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    One of the places to visit in Leh is the Gravity hill having strong magnetic properties which can pull cars uphill and make Aircrafts go higher in terms of altitude so that they could bypass magnetic interference. Due to this amazing effect, millions of people from all over the world are attracted towards this place.
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  • 07Nubra Valley

    Nubra Valley
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    Trekking on the rocky, colossal trails of this valley is a truly exciting experience as it is situated near the banks of the pure nubra river.

    The valley is named as “the valley of flowers” and it has some of the most beautiful, vibrant and colourful flowers set amidst lush green landscape. This place is popular because of its serene and tranquil ambience.

  • 08Tso Moriri Lake

    Tso Moriri Lake
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    Drive to the beautiful Tsomoriri lake from Leh taking around 6-7 hours is a thrilling and adventurous experience as the last 60 Kilometer journey is on rugged paths. It is beautifully placed in the secluded Rupshu valley.
  • 09Lamayuru Trek

    Lamayuru Trek
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    It is the most ancient, royal and interesting located at a distance of 125 kilometers from leh. It is picturesquely enveloped by the rugged, dusty mountains and is beautifully carved out of the badland area.

    It comes in your way when you move towards Kargil from Leh. Drive on the road towards Lamayuru is an excellent way to explore the scenic snow capped mountains of the region. Tso Moriri is one of the must see places to visit in Leh.

  • 10Diskit Gompa

    Diskit Gompa
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    It is the most ancient and largest gompa located near the Nubra valley. The golden Buddha statue which is 32 meters tall is worth seeing. It is located 120 kilometers away from Leh.
  • 11Shanti Stupa

    Shanti Stupa
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    It is a white domed sacred shrine situated on a hammock in Leh. It is indeed a masterpiece of royal, ancient beauty. The astonishing Buddha statues, holy books and holy relics are sealed here for future generations. It was built as a monument to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism.
  • 12Shey Monastery

    Shey Monastery
    Shey monastery is famous because of the magnificent metal statue of Buddha and one of the places to visit in leh , the second largest statue in Ladakh. It is located 15 kilometers south of Leh. It was built in the year 1655 by Ladakh’s king Deldan Namgyal. The royal kings of Ladakh used to stay here during summers.
  • 13Kargil

    Kargil
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    The Ladakh district lies near LOC having Kashmir valley towards south and Gilgit-baltistan towards west. It is situated 234 kilometers west of Leh. It is a perfect place for camping at night before moving forward your journey to explore other attractive places around Leh.
  • 14Khardungla Pass

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    Situated at an altitude of 5359 meters, it is the second highest motorable pass in the district of Leh. The drive from Leh towards this pass is a fun-filled experience yet scenic experience. The word Khardungla signifies the “pass of lower castle”. The above ten were some of the best places to visit in Leh.
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  • 15A Visit to Ancient Monasteries

    A Visit to Ancient Monasteries
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    The monasteries talk about the rich culture and history of Ladakh. Some of the most beautiful statues of  Lord Buddha are present here. The Gompas are a sacred place for the Buddhists and are worth visiting.
  • 16Visit to Drass Valley

    Visit to Drass Valley
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    Popularly called as the “Gateway of Ladakh”, it is the second coldest destination around the world that is inhabited.  Keep your sweaters, gloves and jackets ready before you visit this beautiful chilling place.
  • 17Festivals of Leh

    Festivals of Leh
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    Ladakh is a land of several vibrant and colourful festivals celebrated by the monks and local people. The native people celebrate these festivals as per the Buddhist calendar. In order to explore the rich culture of this place, you must participate in the Hemis festival and Ladakh festival.


    1) Hemis Festival: This festival is celebrated to honour the birth of the guru Padmasambhava, the founder of tantric Buddhism in Tibet. This festival is celebrated annually in the month of June or July.

    2) Losar Festival: It is celebrated in the 11th month as per Tibetan calendar which is 2 months ahead of New year.

    3) Ladakh Festival: Held during the initial weeks of September, It is a unique and a colourful festival which includes stunning ceremonial costumes and amazing mask dances paraded by troupes along the lanes of Leh.

  • 18Shopping at Leh

    Shopping at Leh
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    Visiting the local market of Leh is an excellent way of interacting with the locals and learning about their tradition and customs. Besides, a visit to the local market allows you to purchase unique items such as semi precious stones, pearls, tribal jewellery, organic products and local handicrafts.

    1) Pashmina Shawls

    Every woman would love to add the graceful, beautiful and fine pashmina shawl to her wardrobe. It is made up of cashmere wool which comes from pashmina or changthangi goat. The pashmina goat can be spotted in the high altitudes of Himalayan ranges.

    2) Prayer Wheels

    It is a spiritual item which consists of a cylindrical wheel mounted on a spindle made up of coarse cotton, Leather, stone, wood and metal.

    3) Buddhist Relics

    It is believed that these relics that are original parts of lord Buddha’s body still exist which includes the much talked about sacred relic of his tooth.

  • 19Adventure Activities - Leh

  • 20Go on a Jeep Safari

    Go on a Jeep Safari
    An enthralling jeep safari on the scenic landscape of Ladakh is absolutely fun and exciting. If you have to travel several miles, then the best way is to hire a Jeep which will make your journey relaxing and comfortable.
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  • 21Cycling

    Cycling
    Image Credit : Henrick Johansson- Flickr
    Cycling on the rocky trails of this beautiful place is a unique experience which you will remember throughout your life. Thrillophilia has organized a number of cycling tours in this region which takes cyclists along scenic paths.
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  • 22Motor Biking

    Image Credit : Prabhu B Doss
    Hire a bike and hit the road of Leh and explore the surrounding regions. Riding around this region is a truly hair raising experience.
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  • 23Trekking

    Trekking
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    Talking about adventure activities in Leh ladakh, you can’t afford to miss trekking on the rocky and arduous slopes of the Himalayan ranges enclosed by thick dense forests and lush green landscapes. Thrillophilia organizes a number of treks in Leh from June to February every year. This is one of the things to do in leh , that would make your trip a splendid one.
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  • 24Go on a Camel Safari

    Camel safari is a great way of traversing the colossal valleys of Ladakh wrapped up in the lap of nature surrounded by the magnificent hills and green landscape, this should be included in list of things to do in Leh.
  • 25Go Mountain Climbing

    Go Mountain Climbing
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    Something to be included in things to do in Leh list is mountain climbing. Leh and the surrounding regions in Ladakh is a haven for mountain climbers with its unique charm and natural beauty. Hiring a local guide or sherpa is highly recommended before venturing out to conquer the mountains.
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  • 26Ice Skiing

    Enjoy Ice Skiing on the high and long snowy slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges and make your vacations truly memorable.
  • 27Paragliding

    Paragliding
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    Fall free with the cool breeze blowing across your hair, experience the view of the clear sky, the snow capped peaks and the huge green landscape adorned by rivers. This region offers some of the best views for those thinking of paragliding in Leh. 

    Paragliding shows you the best of beautiful Leh, hence including this in your things to do in Leh becomes inevitable.
  • 28Stok Kangri Trek in Leh

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    About the Activity:
    • The Stok Kangiri is the highest mountain range of the Himalayas in the Ladhak region, making this a very popular and challenging trek. 
    • Your trek starts with your arrival from Delhi to Leh.
    • Spend some time and acclimatize yourself with the exquisiteness and the cold weather.
    • Start your trek to Stok, the whole path to the Stok Village is full of natural grandeur and flourishing green trees.
    • Reach Chang Ma, from where you head over to the Base Camp.
    • This destination of your base camp is blessed with lush greenery and numerous water bodies, your expert guide will train you and prepare you for your trek to Stok Kangri.
    • Trek for around 9-10 hours and reach the summit of Stok Kangri from where you can view the Karakoram Range to your north and Zanskar Range to your south.
    • Travel back to the base camp and then depart back to Leh. 
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  • 30Leh Ladakh Bike Trip

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    Fixed Departure Dates - 28th June, 12th July, 26th July, 23rd Aug

    About the Destinations:

    The Leh Ladakh bike trip takes you to the enchanting lands of Leh, one of the primal point in the Indian tourism map. Sitting graciously at a height of 11,562ft, this pictorial region boasts of its alluring charm, towering peaks, snowy outlook and the serenity that prevails in almost every bit of it.

    While the lofty peaks of Leh enchants visitors from all the corners of the globe, its enthralling charm and appeal entices mostly the adventure seekers. And when it comes to thrill and adventure, biking proves to be best way to pump in some adrenalines in this heavenly region. Join this 7 days bike trip to Leh, ride through some of the scenic marvels and get acquainted with the pristine beauty of Leh.

    Sketch itinerary of Leh Bike trip:

    Day 01: Arrive Leh-day free for acclimatization or walk around Leh market. Evening test ride of bike
    Day 02: Leh/ Khardong La/ Nubra (130 kms/ 8 hrs) by car or motorbike as per rider’s requirement
    Day 03: Nubra/ Pangong Lake via Shyok valley (150 kms/ 7 hrs)
    Day 04: Pangong/ Leh
    Day 05:  In Leh- day free for shopping or visit around Leh city
    Day 06: Depart Leh


  • 31Leh Ladakh Bike Trip from Delhi

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    About the Activity:
    • Check this amazing package out which is an attractive call for those adventure lovers. This is a bike trip to Leh from Delhi letting you immerse in maximum fun in the Himalayas.
    • This 12 day trip will take you through the major landmarks in the region, but the bike ride starts from Manali.
    • Ride your bike on various ranges of high-altitude trails, including the Khardungla pass, the World's highest motorable pass at 5602 meter above the sea level. Another major highlight of this tour is the Baralacha La (4830 m, 4-5 hours).
    • The package includes food, accommodation, the bikes and fuel for the bikes.
  • 32Manali To Leh Jeep Expedition

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    About the Activity: 

    From the pleasantly hospitable town of Manali, the Manali to Leh Jeep expedition  takes you on a roller coaster drive through distinct geographies portraying diverse geographies. From hill town to high altitude arid desert, this safari is one mega experience.

    The Manali to Leh by road traverses over five high altitude Himalayan passes such as Rohtang (3,978m), Keylong (3,350m), and Tanglang La (17,585ft) showcasing an ever changing dynamic landscape that alters from barren lands to lush green pastures. A drive through Skyangchu Thang, the biggest and highest plateau on earth on a stretch of 42kms leaves you breathless. For you to capture moments like these, the safari also includes a brief photography workshop to help arrest high altitude frames with more panache.

    By the end of the journey multi-hued prayer flags, Tibetian chortens, and friendly locals would be etched in your memories for a very long time to come.   

  • 33Bike Tour from Manali to Leh

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    About the Activity:
    • Take the toughest roads of Leh in a 12D/11 N long bike ride trip around Leh, the most beautiful valley in northern India.
    • Catch a Volvo bus from Delhi, travel overnight to reach Manali the next morning, get a short drive around Manali.
    • Make your trip exciting with a ride to cross Rohtang pass, then visit Keylong and Jispa; and the next day, cross another pass, the Baralacha pass before you reach Sarchu.
    • Roam around Leh, visit many local places and attractions to have  beautiful sightseeing day in between.
    • Pangong lake makes the trip more enjoyable because the view of the lake amidst the greenery is something very charming and exhilarating.
    • Take a ride to see Tsomoriri lake too after riding for 8 hours which is located in the Indus Valley of Ladakh and also visit Sarch before you get back to Manali.
    • Board an overnight Volvo bus to reach Delhi the next morning and your awesome trip ends there.
  • 34Bike Trip from Leh to Leh

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    About the Activity:
    • Leh, situated at 3500 m from sea level, is a place of absolute marvel.
    • Located in the upper Himalayas, this quaint district offers incredible sights and scenery.
    • This bike trip of 7 days is a chance to experience the uniqueness of Leh and the Indo-Tibetan culture that exists in perfect harmony there.
    • The trip covers areas like Pangong lake, Khardong-La and Nubra along with Leh.
    • Get ready for the adventure ride of a lifetime as you explore the town that once was a major commercial spot on the silk route during this 7 day trip. 
  • 35Bike Tour to Leh and Srinagar from Delhi

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    About the Activity:
    • Prepare for a 12D/11N bike trip in Leh and Srinagar, if you are really a enthusiast about travelling, try to partake in this trip.
    • Start your trip from Delhi after boarding an overnight Volvo bus to Manali, after reahing Manali, enjoy a local ride over there.
    • Ride to Jispa, enjoy an overnight stay there after exploring Jispa for sometime, visit Barlacha Pass prior to reaching Sarchu.
    • Gear up your bike to meet the enchanting beauty of Pangong lake by car or bike as per your wish and while you return to Leh, get a chance to visit Thiksey monastery.
    • Also, visit the Khardong La and Nubra by car or bike, get back to Leh for a local exploration and an overnight stay.
    • From Leh, speed up your bikes to reach Lamayuru and then finally you will reach Kargil, visit Zozila pass before your go ahead to reach Srinagar and on the final day depart from Srinagar and you tour ends.
  • 36Jeep Safari and Photo Tour from Srinagar to Leh-ladakh

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    About the Activity:
    • Embark on this amazing jeep safari tour of Leh and its surrounding region.
    • Start your journey by arriving in Srinagar.
    • Explore Srinagar and its surrounding locations and get acclimatized. 
    • Next day, start your jeep safari  towards Leh via Sonmarg, Zojila Pass, Drass War Memorial, Kargil, and Mulbek Buddha.
    • After reaching Leh, explore the beautiful town and some of its most beautiful locations.
    • Continue your journey from Leh to Nubra Valley via the Khardung La pass, which is the highest motorable pass in the world.
    • Visit the Pangong lake and get a chance to stay in the camp near the lake.
    • End your amazing trip by heading back to Srinagar from Leh.
  • 37Manali to Leh Cycling Trip

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    About the Activity: 
    • Explore the breathtaking Himalayas atop two wheels on this enthralling cycling trip across Manali and Leh.
    • Start your trip from Manali and make your way across 5 passes with a maximum altitude of Khardung La (5602 mts).
    • Pass by Rohtang Pass, Bara Lachha La, Naki La & Lachu lung La and many more. 
    • Cycle through loopy passes, high altitude peaks, cold deserts and breathtaking snow filled landscapes. 
    • Conclude your 11 day tour by arriving at your stunning destination of Leh.