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  • Leh is the epitome of scenic beauty. Once you are here, there’s no other place on earth (at least in India) which could be compared to the bliss one can experience in Leh. Topographically Leh is covered with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram. And to add icing to the cake, 3 rivers, the Shyok, the Indus and the Zanskar flow between these ranges. Extensively jagged with colourful fluttering flags, dramatic mountains and unforgettable landscapes, Leh is a treat to one’s eyes.

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    So, do you wanna splash out, soothe your soul, ease up your mind, drink the wild beauty, envisage yourself in the enchanting valley or have some time rambling alone or even with your quad? Then here’s the list of places to visit in Leh. Enjoy the mesmerizing view from the top of the Khardungla Pass, defy the gravity at the magnetic hill, feel the peace at Shanti Stupa, try to breathe out at the Drass Valley, pray for the war heroes at Kargil, and do many more such amazing things wandering at the hypnotizing sites in Leh, Ladakh.

    The enticing landscape shouts hard at you to have a magical voyage, thereby compelling you to experience some of the best things to do in Leh. Be it the
    camping in the lap of Ladakh, or experiencing an adrenaline rush with some trekking, or going on a jeep safari with your gang, or feeling the uneven terrain while on a Caravan or having a mind-boggling river rafting experience or even as simple as cycling (try it out and rate the difficulty level yourself). Whatever activity you choose, it’s definitely gonna leave you captivated for your entire life. 

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    Not only adventure sports, Leh is filled with zest even if you do nothing, but just sit at one place and enjoy the calmness of the river flowing or the birds chirping. One can have the best days of their life on a trip to Leh.

    So you had enough of reading, now we’ll not let you keep waiting. Here the list of all the amazing things that could be a part of your
    next trip to Leh.

  • Places to Visit in Leh

  • 01Pangong Lake

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    Pangong lake is one of the most popular places to visit in Leh and is located just 160 kilometres 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. Pangong Tso is also amongst the camping places in Ladakh.

    Enjoy the solitude near the placid waters of this magnificent lake in Ladakh 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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  • 03Magnetic Hill

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    Magnetic Hill famously known as the “Gravity Hill”, located near Leh in Ladakh gives you an experience of a lifetime. The hill discombobulates with its optical illusion, hence making you question the very existence of gravity. 

    There are different notions as to why it is called the Magnetic Hill or the Gravity Hill. Some believe that the magnetic force in the area is so strong that it can pull cars uphill. In fact, Border Roads Organization (BRO) has even made boxes with paints on the roads to actually make the visitors feel the magic.

    While others believe that there once lied a pathway that led to the heaven. Whatever the notion may be, the magnetic hill is worth a visit if you’re in Leh.

    We have an amazing Ladakh bike trip package starting from Manali that will help you experience the most beautiful journey of your life.
  • 04Nubra Valley

    Image Credit : Chinchu2- Flickr

    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. Nubra Valley is also famous for its camp around, get lost in the majestic beauty of Nubra valley.

    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.

  • 05Tso Moriri Lake

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    If you want to get a jaw-dropping experience, pack your bag and plan for a weekend trip to Tso Moriri Lake. An absolutely stunning and pristine lake with beautiful mountains, sunshine, and cool winds offering a spectacular view is one of the wonderful places to visit in Leh. Staying in camps around Tso Moriri is the best option to enjoy the serene beauty of the place. 

    Tso Moriri Lake is the sister counterpart to the Tso Pangong Lake. Measuring about 28 km in length and about 100 feet in depth, the Tso Moriri Lake is located inside the Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to nomadic herders of goats, yaks and cows. It stays mostly frozen from January to March. The lake provides an eye soothing experience with an intense peace of mind and soul along with an enchanting Cockaigne.
  • 06Lamayuru Monastery

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    It is the most ancient, royal and interesting monastery of Ladakh,  located at a distance of 125 kilometres 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. Lamayuru Monastery is one of the must-see places to visit in Leh.

  • 07Diskit Gompa

    Image Credit : Pradeep Kumbashi- Flickr
    If you are someone keenly interested in digging deep into the history, then it is a perfect destination to upgrade your knowledge. Diskit Gompa also known as Diskit Monastery is the largest and the oldest surviving monastery (gompa) in the Nubra Valley of Leh in North India. Standing on the top of a hill right above the floodplains of the Shyok River, the Gompa enthrals you with its enchanting beauty.

    Founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a disciple of Tsong Khapa, in the 14th century, the monastery has a statue of Cho Rinpoche which in the layman language gets translated to “Crowned Buddha”. The monastery administration in association with an NGO “Tibet Support Group” also runs a school for Tibetan children of the region.

    Check out our guide of Srinagar to Leh and plan the best trip of your life.
  • 08Shanti Stupa

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    In this world, much in need of peace, the white, beautiful and serene Shanti Stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir provides a fabulous, unobstructed view. This white beauty amidst the snow lets you experience a moment of breathlessness. Situated at a height of 4267 metres, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the Stupa is at a distance of about 5 km from the Leh City. 

    It was built by the Japanese monks to promote world peace and also to celebrate the 2500 years of Buddhism. Therefore if you wish to experience peace amidst all the noise, among the places to visit in Leh, there’s no one better than Shanti Stupa. It is a combo of serenity, peacefulness and exotic views.

    We have the guide of Manali to Leh road trip. Don't forget to check it out before you make a plan.

  • 09Shey 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 the city of Ladakh.

    It is located 15 kilometres 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.
  • 10Kargil

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    Are you interested in the historical know-how of the Kargil War, then Kargil falls among the most suitable places to visit in Leh.

    Famous for the very known Kargil War, Kargil is a city situated near the Line of Control (LOC) between Pakistan and India. It is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. With an elevation of 2676 metres, it is situated along the banks of Indus River. The sonder feeling that one gets after making a visit to the city of Kargil is beyond expression. 

    It is an avoidable adventure that lets you pray for the families who lost their loved ones during the war and compels you to bow down to the war heroes.

    Places to stay: Check out the best hotels in Kargil and book one before you arrive.

    Kargil Travel Guides: 1. Srinagar to Kargil Travel Guide
                                         2. Kargil to Leh Travel Guide

  • 11Royal Leh Palace

    Marking its place in one of the most striking places to visit in Leh, The Royal Leh Palace showcases the grandeur of the era gone by. The scenic location of the structure adds up to its beauty. It stands, overlooking the Ladakhi town, Leh and was built back in the 16th century. The Palace is as high as a nine-storey building and the upper floors are occupied by the royal families while the lower ones were the storerooms and had stables for the animals.

    While on the top, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the rustic Zanskar valley which contrasts with the clear blue skies. Such views are a feast for the eyes, mind, and soul and rejuvenate as well. If history attracts you then this is the perfect place for you as here you can witness the Chinese paintings which are approximately 450 years old and more such beauties of the previous days.

    Don't forget to check out the 
    list of best hotels in Leh that will make your stay wonderful.

  • 12Alchi Monastery

    If you are touring Leh then you will be surprised to know that this place is dotted with a number of monasteries, and the Alchi monastery is also one of them. Famed as the Alchi Gompa this is one of the oldest parts of the monastic complex and is administered by the Likir Monastery. This place is a treasure for the ones seeking a tranquil setting as the aura is forever magnetizing and intricate carvings are a plus.

    The monastery comprises of three shrines in total one of the
     Dukhang, the Sum Tsek and the Temple of Manjushri and each one of them has a story to tell. When here, you can see the monks perform several ceremonies and worship in the complex itself. Also, this is one of the most lesser known places to visit in Leh.

    This guide of Delhi to Leh will help you understand the journey better and will make you fall in love with the beauty of the region.

  • 13Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

    Established in the Ladakh region to keep up Guru Nanak Dev live in the hearts of people, this Gurudwara is one of the most frequented sites. Visitors from both near and far pay their homage at this holy site and enjoy the serenity of the place. Wondering why it is called the Pathar Sahib?

    Well, the Gurudwara has a long tale to tell. It got this name from a scene when a demon threw a rock on the Guru and later even after consecutive efforts no one was able to relocate it and since then it became a sacred site. Also, it is located on the Leh-Kargil highway and one touring the quarter can also visit this place. Apart from this, this calm site is elegantly built and one can immerse in a state of elation at this quaint slice.

  • 14Sangam Point

    Scanning for amazing places to visit in Leh? You’ll be delighted to know that places like Sangam point do exist. With the literal meaning fusion, this is the locale where the two rivers of Leh, Zanskar and Indus combine.

    Each one of them has variable texture while the Indus exhibits textures of green Zanskar is more of browns. When the two fuses into one another the view are truly majestic and is a feast for the eyes. Snuggled on the National Highway 1 this place falls on the route to Leh and you need not to take different roads to reach here.

    Enjoy rafting in Ladakh with the fast and high rapids of the Zanskar river.

  • 15Tso Kar Lake

    Unravel the paradisiacal virtue of nature or just lie down along the Tso Kar Lake which has several scenic bounties in its abode. Holding a place in of the most refreshing things to do in Leh, this lake is toured by flocks of visitors all around the year. The lake is scattered over an area of 9 km and has a rustic reflection.

    While the contrast of the sand with the muddy water camouflage is common. The views which you’ll be witnessing here will definitely make you fall in love the place and will make you visit again and again. You can also spot the nomadic along the lake and each one of them has an interesting tale to tell about their life. If you wish to know about the region then they are the best people to ask.

    You can check out the best trekking experiences in Ladakh to make your Ladakh trip more adventurous.

  • 16Namgyal Monastery

    There is another monastery which is a must visit for you in your Ladakh Sightseeing TourExtending the unparalleled combination of tranquility and beauty Namgyal Monastery is one of the most scenic places to visit in Leh. Locals call it the temple of Dalai Lama and peace is interwoven the aura of the place.

    While one segment contains the
    Namgyal Tantric College where the tantric practices are common the other segment contains the Buddha statue. This private monastery of Dalai Lama is named after the female lifelong deity and is one of the best spiritual centers of the region.

  • 17Hall of Fame

    You might have definitely heard about this place while on your Leh Ladakh road tripKeeping alive the soldiers in the heart is one of the best things to show gratitude towards them, and staying intact to this “Hall of Fame” was built. Holding a wide array of weapons of the Indo-Pak war this place is all devoted to showcase the grandeur of the soldiers.

    The museum is majorly segmented into two parts the upper part consists of the variants of weapons and arms while the other part holds the apparels which were worn by the soldiers at the time of war. On the lower floor, you can spot several paintings and scenes of the Kargil war which set an exemplary of their never give up attitude. Also, there is a wall named the “Lest we forget” which has the photographs of the soldiers who gave their lives to save the country.

  • 18Thiksey Monastery

    Explore the corners of the Thiksey Monastery which is indeed one of the best things to do in Leh. Located on the top of the hill, this Tibetian style monastery is approximately 19 km from Leh. The architecture of this monastery is similar to that of the Potala Palace of Lhasa and is also one of the largest gompas in the central Ladakh. Something which makes this place unique is its location, as it is settled at an altitude of almost 11,800 ft along the Indus valley.

    If you wish to take a closer look at the culture of Buddhism then place holds multitudes of stupas, artworks and more such beautiful things of the religion. Another point of interest at this place is the temple in its complex which was built to commemorate the Dalai Lama. The environs of the place are exceptional and, is one of the best places to visit in Leh if you are on a vacation with your family.

    Have a look at this weather guide of Ladakh and prepare yourself for the chilling yet soothing atmosphere.

  • 19Hemis Monastery

    Love the unexplored regions? Unravel the calmness of the Hemis Monastery and add unique experience in your Leh trip. Build in the era of Dhukpas this gompa is elegantly crafted and showcases exceptional art. The key element of this place is the proximity of Leh which is it is located just 45 km away from the center of the town.

    This Himalayan Buddhist Monastery will undeniably win your hearts as the environs are fresh as it is established on the banks of the Indus river. If you wish to pay homage to Buddha then this is your place to be and if art attracts you then this place is a true paradise for you as it owns several variants of it.

    Also witnessing this serene beauty is one of the best things to do in Leh and is not victualed by masses.

  • 20Khardungla Pass

    Interested in motoring? Here’s what you should definitely try.

    Maintained by the Border Roads Organization, this pass on the Ladakh Range in Leh is claimed to be the world’s highest motorable pass. Reaching to the top of the Khardungla Pass is a challenging journey. One might even face vomiting, tremendous headache and other symptoms along with blurry vision. The lack of oxygen at the top can hamper your brain’s activity. It is advised to drink some black tea before you start. 

    But once you make it to the top, the mesmerizing view is worth all the obstacles and nothing can stop you from drinking the beauty of this snow kingdom. Other than motoring, Khardungla Pass is also famous for its multi-cuisine serving Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and even Korean.

    For a comfortable stay check out this list of hotels in Ladakh and chose the one that will give you the utmost luxury.

  • 21Drass Valley

    Drass Valley
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    Get sunk in the wilderness, have an exhilarating experience trying to grasp a breath in Drass Valley. Popularly known as the “Gateway to Ladakh”, it tops in the list of places to visit in Leh where you cannot click a bad pic. The coldest inhabited place in the country provides you with an experience of intensely beautiful, challenging, numbing and freezing winters. 

    The stark and raw beauty of the barren brown mountains leaves you overwhelmed. The craggy landscape compels you to stand a little longer and gaze at the amazing sight on the banks of Drass River. Enjoy the hot water springs, and be a part of this scenic beauty dancing upon you.

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  • Things to Do in Ladakh

  • 22Go on a Jeep Safari

    Go on a Jeep Safari
    Ladakh with its pondering and overwhelming beauty offers the best jeep safari experience on the continent. The famous jeep safaris that you need to experience are Manali to Leh, Rohtang Pass, Pangong Lake, Nubra Valley, and Tso Moriri Lake.

    How wonderful it is to be a lazy audience, where the jeep keeps you going along, helping you enjoy all the scenes while you are just sitting and relaxing or even making your camera work. Jeep Safaris are the answer to this.

    Book a jeep and be carefree. Enjoy the thrill of the magnetic hill, dive into the beauty of Khardungla Pass by relaxing your back at one place. Other than being exciting, Jeep Safaris are always preferred by old aged people.
    Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Package from Manali

    Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Package from Manali

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  • 23Cycling

    Cycling
    Image Credit : Henrick Johansson- Flickr
    Are you a risk taker? Do you enjoy pouring in your energy in whatever you do? Because of cycling in Ladakh, with all the irregular terrains and uncertainties in the climate, is not everyone’s cup of tea and surely not touristy stuff. The most intensifying one is to paddle across from Manali to Khardungla Pass to sail into the green wideness of the region.

    You need a technically perfect cycle and you must have a good practice with cycling regularly. The Manali Leh cycling Expedition is for die-hard cycling enthusiasts. It offers you a numinous exposure along with plenty of takeaways.

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2019

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2019

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  • 24Motor Biking

    Motor Biking
    Image Credit : Prabhu B Doss
    “A trip to Ladakh is of no use, if you haven’t done Motor Biking”, they say. Popular mostly among the men, motorbiking is a journey that magnifies the adventure quotient. Ladakh’s magnificent and ecstatic destinations are gaining popularity among the motorcycle enthusiasts.

    So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, get your bike ready, and let the cool breeze brush your face leaving a footprint on your soul. Wander on your wheel and cross this in your “things to do in Leh” list. This is once in a lifetime event that bikers around the world dream of. The famous destinations to cover with your bike in Ladakh are Jispa, Tso Kar Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardungla Pass and Pangong Lake.
    6 Days Leh Ladakh Biking Tour Package

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  • 25Attend Festivals of Leh

    Attend 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.
  • 26Shopping at Leh

    Shopping at Leh
    Image Credit : Greg Willis

    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.

  • 27Trekking

    Image Credit : Karunakar Rayker- Flickr
    Experience an adrenaline rush and unfold the mystic land by trekking in the most uneven terrains of Leh Ladakh. One of the best things to do in Leh is to go on a Trekking Trip. Dive into the spirit of adventure, be a part of the restless world and have an amazing experience with few of these treks: Markha Valley Trek, Ripchar Valley Trek, Padum to Darcha Trek, Frozen River Trek.

    If you are an adventurous person, you should not miss these treks. The Snow Leopard Trek is a thrill with your eyes always rolling around in search of the white, fiery and solivagant Snow Leopards.
  • 28Go on a Camel Safari

    If you want to feel the essence of lush green vegetation, talk to the locals, feel the clean blue sky and tan yourself in the scorching heat then a Camel Safari or Caravan is the best thing to do in Ladakh. Hopping on for a ride on the camels and exploring the sand dunes is another must do in Ladakh. 

    Not just a one-humped camel, but gush over by having a ride on the camel with two humps, popularly known as the Bactrian Camel. From kids to youngsters, a Camel Safari is something that every age group is excited about. The famous Camel Safaris in Ladakh are Angling to Stok and the  Silk Route Caravan.


  • Best Ladakh Tour Packages

  • 297 Days Ladakh Backpacking Tour

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    Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30), Aug (5, 11,17,23,29), Sept (4,10,16,22)

    About the Destination: 

    Ladakh, the Land of High Passes, wins hearts with its simplicity and rugged natural beauty. Spectacular landscapes, enfolded by serrated mountains, give the region its unique character. Largely influenced by Buddhism, Ladakh is home to numerous ornate monasteries. A visit to the region is no less than exploring your own desires and in-depth peace.

    About the Tour:
    - Fall in love with the landscape that you have never seen before in Ladakh, in this 7 days and 6 nights tour.
    The trip starts from Leh International airport and concludes at the same location.
    - Explore attractions like Shanti Stupa, SECMOL, Leh Palace, Magnetic hill, Hall of Fame, Pangong Lake, Thiksey Gompa, Shey Palace, Stok village and much more.
    - Along with that, relish the local cuisine and get transferred between the locations in a comfortable car.

  • 30Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi - 2019

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi - 2019
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    Multiple Departure Dates from June to September

    Price Variants

    Cost without Bike: INR 35300 per person
    Double Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 43300 per person
    Single Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 52300 per person

    Group Size- 18 to 20 Participants/ 10-15 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups

    About the Destination:

    Bestowed with natural formations and heaven like ambience the regions of Ladakh and Leh are beautified with immense natural diversities. On the other hand, Kashmir is a land that is utterly beautiful and has inspired many love affairs and art pieces!

    Decorating the crown of the subcontinent of India, literally, the landscapes of this area are richly embellished with sights of every kind imaginable.

    The Northern frontier of India has always been home to a rich and prosperous culture. Navigate the toughest passes on a trip of Manali to Leh on the bike, the empty stretches of highways and rock-strewn pathways in the mountains all of which reward you with gorgeous vistas that make the ride worthwhile!

    About the trip

    • The trip starts with you boarding your bus from Delhi for Manali, where you will meet your bikes for the Manali to Leh bike trip
    • You will take a test ride to Solang valley and will leave with your bikes for Leh the very next day.
    • Crossing Rohtang pass, Jispa, and Sarchu, you will arrive in Leh
    • You will pay visits to the Sham Valley, Nubra Valley, and Pangong Tso, before returning to Manali via Upshi and Jispa
    • These 12 days will leave you in awe of the beauty of this place and will keep you coming back for more
  • 31Leh Ladakh Group Tour Package with Camping

    Leh Ladakh Group Tour Package with Camping
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    Group size- 2-6 People

    Multiple Departure Dates from June to October

    About the Destination

    Kashmir is a beautiful land, one that has inspired many poets and artists to base their creations upon. And sitting in the very heart of Kashmir is the diversely beautiful land of Ladakh. It is a wide stretch of beautiful arid lands surrounded by high snowcapped mountains on all sides. Situated between the Himalayan mountain range and Kunlun mountain range, this beautiful land has everything that you expect from a high altitude region, only in a much more beautiful manner.

    Ladakh owns up to its name of 'Land of High Passes', with a few amongst the highest motorable roads in the world lying in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. Also famous are some of the most unusual sights of this wonderland like the Magnetic Hill, Pangong Lake, Chadar Trek etc. One can only feel why Ladakh is everyone's beloved when they have felt Ladakh up close

    About the tour

    • After your arrival in Ladakh, you will be visiting some of the most wondrous creations of nature as well as made by man in honor of the land that gave them shelter
    • Visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa
    • Also famous is the view of the confluence of Indus and Zanskar, both of which have different colors
    • Visit Nubra Valley and see the sand dunes of Hundar
    • Visit the famous Pangong Lake from the 3 Idiots movie
    • Enjoy these 7 days and 6 nights in the magic of Ladakh
  • 3212 Days Manali Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour

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    Departure Dates: 7th June, 27th June,17th July, 6th August, 26th September

    About the Tour:

    • Take part in this amazing tour of 12 days starting from Delhi and ending at Srinagar.
    • Ladakh promises umpteen number of sights to relish forever like highest motorable passes, old palaces, famous Buddhist monasteries, crystal clear lakes, and the vast stretch of the Himalayas.
      On this tour, you will visit Manali, Solang Valley, Sarchu, Leh, Rohtang Pass, Khardung La, Pangong Lake, Kargil, Srinagar, and more.
    • Watch the changes in the landscape that stretches out from Manali to Srinagar and be amused throughout.
    • The trip ends in Srinagar after you get transferred to the Srinagar airport for your departure.
    • The package includes food, accommodation, transportation during the tour, and a guide cum driver.
  • 33Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali Leh Srinagar

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    Price Variants:
    Variant 1:  Self Drive (own bike & fuel): INR 35300/- per person
    Variant 2: Double Rider (2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 43300/- per person
    Variant 3: Single Rider (1 person on 1 bike): INR 52300/- per person

    Group Size: 18 to 22 Participants/ 10-15 Bikes | Open for Solo or Groups.
    Multiple Departure Dates from June to September

    About the Destination

    Ladakh, the jewel in the crown of Jammu and Kashmir, is blessed with the fascinating Himalayan Range. Embraced with the captivating beauty of the scenic meadows, rivers, cold deserts and enchanting trails, the region boasts of being an adventure hub in the country.

    Be it for the trekkers, bikers, skiers or any other adventure sports, Ladakh is one hotspot for all! In addition, the option to explore the stunning beauty and appeal of the region through Ladakh bike trip always add an extra amount of fun and excitement to a tour to this ‘Land of High Passes’.

    About the Trip

    This bike trip to Leh-Ladakh from Delhi will take you to Ladakh, Srinagar, and Manali. Over the course of your bike trip to Ladakh, you will be introduced to various challenges, extremely uneven routes, narrow passes and much more! This apart, you can also expect to make stops and ride through fascinating landmarks like Khardung-La, the highest pass in the world, Tanglang La (17,600ft), Lachulung La (16,680ft), BaralachaLa (16500ft), the beautiful Zojila Pass as well as Pangong Lake.

  • 34Women Only Sightseeing Group Tour of Ladakh

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    About the Destination:

    The crown of India is beautified by Ladakh, the land of high passes, situated in the picturesque state of Jammu and Kashmir. Regarded as an exotic tourist destination, it is a land filled with breath-taking natural beauty and mystique.

    From majestic mountain passes and tranquil monasteries to magical lakes, Ladakh is sure to take your breath away. During summer, this beautiful region is adorned with a plethora of vibrant colors, but come winter time it is transformed into a snowy white wonderland, often cut off from the rest of the world.

    As a destination, Ladakh is replete with every sight imaginable; from sapphire blue lakes to jade green meadows and even dry and arid grasslands serve to make this land of extremes a must-go destination on every traveler's bucket list, and that is the very reason that no one should ever miss the chance of visiting this Paradise. That is why this tour is here to bring everyone on an equal pedestal by bringing together women of a different metal and organizing a women-only tour to the land of high passes, Ladakh

    About the Activity:

    Treat yourself to 6 nights 7 days of mystery with the women-only tour to Ladakh. Start your trip from the charming town of Leh, which will woo you with its quaint markets and charming palaces. Visit the beautiful Sham valley and the ancient monasteries.

    Take a trip down to enchanting Nubra valley and visit the famous Diskit monastery and the Hall of Fame, to experience local culture at its best.

    Lose yourself in the hypnotizing beauty of the colorful Pangong Tso and enjoy a memorable sunrise and sunset by the lake. A thrilling camel safari and drive through the highest motorable road in the world, seems just too good to be true!

    Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30),  Aug (5, 11,17,23,29),  Sept (4,10,16,22)

  • 35Leh Group Tour Package with Turtuk Village

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    Departure Dates: May (19,25,31), June (6,12,18,24,30), July (6,12,18,24,30),  Aug (5, 11,17,23,29),  Sept (4,10,16,22).

    About the tour

    • Once you arrive at Ladakh, you will be visiting some of the most wondrous creations of nature as well as made by man in honor of the land that gave them shelter
    • Visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Ladakh Hall of Fame, Spituk Gompa
    • Also famous is the view of the confluence of Indus and Zanskar, both of which have different colors
    • Visit Nubra Valley and see the sand dunes of Hundar
    • Explore the hidden Muslim valley, Turtuk which was earlier under Pakistan.
    • Visit the famous Pangong Lake from the 3 Idiots movie
    • Enjoy these 7 days and 6 nights in the magic of Ladakh.
  • 36Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2019

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    About the Destination

    Ladakh is the emergent favorite of travelers, not just from India, but from the entire world. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides, the beauty of this place is unparalleled, and you will agree to that as soon as you set foot here. And despite being so far off and on the rain shadow side of the Himalayas, Ladakh is very well connected, especially the capital city of Leh. Apart from the main airport in the capital, you can arrive in Ladakh via road too, with highways coming in from Srinagar and from Manali, the latter being one of the most beautiful highways in the country.

    And this is another reason why Ladakh is a favorite of adventure junkies. You can ride a bike till here, or can even cycle up to this beautiful land of Leh, some 11,400ft above sea level.

    About the Trip

    Manali to Leh cycling expedition is a scenic ride traversing through some of the highest passes in the world making it one of the most challenging rides to beat. Cutting across beautiful trails with the Himalayas serving as the perfect backdrop, one can cross Tanglang La standing at 5328m before entering Leh. The route from Manali to Leh is straightforward with the roads either being completely dirt or tarmac.

    In the Manali Leh cycling tour explore rougher dirt tracks while making some tough climbs along with gut-wrenching descents. Everyday the distance covered ranges from 40 to 80 km traversing altitudes over 4000 m. Not only will this invigorating route comprise cycling from Leh in the Indus Valley to the alpine Kullu Valley covering a total of 470 km, but it also cuts across three mountain ranges of Zanskar, main Himalayas and Pir Panjal Range. Altogether one exceeds 29000 feet in altitude crossing passes like the Khardung La, Tanglang La and Baralacha La (4890m). 

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      Fixed departure dates: Multiple dates open to Join a Group departure in June, July, August and September and can be customized on request for separate group also.

      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. 
      • Tsomoriri Lake is the one attraction that demands all your attention during this jeep ride which is now Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve. It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India at an altitude of 4522 meter.
      • Interact with the amazing landscapes beautified by the natural formations throughout the journey. You will come across the undeniable beauties of Khardung La Pass, Pangong Lake, Deskit, Hundar, the confluence of Zanskar and Indus Rivers, Nubra Valley etc.
      • These places have been occupied by multitudinous mountains, valleys, small streams, rock formations, monasteries, gompas and what not.
      • 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.

      • Number of PAX       Standard               Deluxe                 Super Deluxe

      • Min 02 pax               Rs. 37470            Rs. 38090                Rs. 39660

      • Min 03 Pax               Rs. 28530            Rs. 29260                Rs. 30620

      • Min 04 pax               Rs. 24950             Rs. 25280                Rs. 27140

      • Min 05 Pax               Rs. 22090             Rs. 22780                Rs. 24220

      • Min 06 Pax               Rs. 20780              Rs. 21400                Rs. 22970

      • Min 07 Pax               Rs. 22540             Rs. 23220                 Rs. 24700

      • Min 08 Pax                Rs. 21500            Rs. 22130                  Rs. 23700

      • Min 09 Pax                Rs. 20300            Rs. 20960                  Rs. 22460

      • Min 10 Pax                Rs. 19690             Rs. 20320                  Rs. 21880

      • Min 11 Pax                 Rs. 18870             Rs. 19520                 Rs. 21040

      • Min 12 Pax                  Rs. 18480            Rs. 19100                 Rs. 20670

      • Extra Bed Child            Rs. 8800             Rs. 9800                    Rs. 10700

    Sightseeing in Leh

    Cycling in Leh

    Biking in Leh

    Jeep safari in Leh

    Attractions

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    Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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    Shanti Stupa

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

    History

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

    Structure of the stupa

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

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

    Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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    Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Lamayuru Monastery

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

    History

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

    The structure of the monastery

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

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

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

    Entry fee: INR 30 per person

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

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    Alchi Monastery

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

    History

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

    Structure of the monastery

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

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

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

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

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

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    Royal Leh Palace

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

    History

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

    Structure of the palace

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

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

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

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

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    Zanskar valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Hemis National Park

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

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

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

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

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


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    Spituk Monastery

    Spituk Monastery in Ladakh has another name that is Pethup Gompa, very famous among the locals. It is located at a distance of 8 km from Leh and there are 100 monks inside the gompa. The major attraction at the monastery is the giant statue of Goddess Kali. The Buddhist monastery is at a site which was blessed earlier by Arhat Nyimagung.

    History     

    Spituk Monastery was founded by Od-de. He was the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od. When he came to Maryul, he built the monastery and introduced the monastic community. But Lotsewa Rinchen Zangpo on his arrival said that an exemplary religious sect should be there and thus the name of the monastery was changed to Spituk which meant exemplary.

    Structure of the monastery

    There are three chapels in the gompa with numerous statues of Buddha and several thankas as well. The Dukhang Hall is the highlight and the two rows of seats running to a throne at the end are also something unique found here. Visitors will come across the beautiful sculptors and chortens.

    Location: The monastery is perched on a thrilling hill top near Indus and about 8 kms away from Leh on Srinagar road. It is at an elevation of 3307 meters.

    Timings: It is open on all days from 08:00 am to 01:00 pm.

    Entry fee: INR 20 per person

    Highlights: Gustor Festival held from the 27th to 29th day in the eleventh month of the Tibetan Calendar and it is for two days with mask dance and prayers. Usually, the festival falls on winter time which guarantees the presence of natives in large but the number of tourists would be comparatively lesser.


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    Visit to the Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame is a proud displayer of Indian Army simultaneously acts as the symbol of those dark days of India’s war against Pakistan. The museum that showcases seized arms and weapons of Pakistan army is located in Ladakh, the paradise of adventure lovers lying in the beautiful Himalayas. Moreover, the museum is considered to be a tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives during the war. To make it more appealing, the Indian Army has kept the photos and the things of those soldiers inside the museum. Also, the arranged items related to the history and culture of Ladakh, wildlife and vegetation have importance and amuses the visitors definitely. 

    There are things which enhance every Indian’s patriotic feelings as well as they let us appreciate the bravery shown by every Indian soldier during the wars, from the heart. Different quotes, letters written by the soldiers, the tools, aircrafts, weapons, tents and what all the soldiers have used during the period are preserved which give every visitor a minute to think and pay tribute to those brave hearts who lost their lives to help every one of us sleep in peace. Located next to Leh Airfield, the museum is opened on all days. Every day, visitors will be able to watch a detailed documentary on Operation Vijai or Kargil War screened.

    Entry fee:  For Indians: INR 10, for Foreigners: INR 50

    Timings: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm

    Highlight: Evening parade or march is a major event happening here

    Location: 4 kms from the main town, on the way to Magnetic hill via Leh Srinagar Highway.

    Tips: Camera and video are allowed inside but at an additional cost.


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    Rohtang Pass

    Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind-blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas.

    It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.

    But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh.

    The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.

    Height:
     Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.

    Location:
     The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.

    Best time to visit: 
    The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.

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    Lachulung La

    Apart from Khardung La or Baralacha La, Ladakh has numerous other passes at great heights which stand as Ladakh’s pride for centuries now. The glitters of other passes may be diminished by Khardung La mainly but all the other passes are equally important. Lachulung La is a single example.

    The elevation of this pass is 5059 meters above sea level which is considered to be a dangerously exciting height for any pass after Khardung La. Lachulung La is on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Also, it separates the valleys of Tsarap Chu and Tozay. If you take Leh-Manali highway, you will be able to cross this pass that has other names such as Lachalung La, Lungalacha La etc. 

    A fact that to be remembered before you head to visit this pass is, it is open only for four and a half months during summer. Any traveler should be prepared not to fall sick during the conquering of Lachulung La because its geographic status, the height, the rugged pathways and the remote villages it goes through may cause dramatic influence on your body. Being one of the most adventurous passes in Ladakh, Lachulung is a favorite stop avid adventure lovers.

    Also, the surroundings are quite fictional as the towering Himalayan passes and the nature lying in correspondence to them are creating soothing visuals. Trekkers should be very careful while climbing the altitude up as altitude sickness is assured at the top and keep hydrated to maintain your body conditions with respect to the climate. But the descent is smooth and easy so that you will feel overjoyed till the end.

    Height:
    5059 meters

    Best time to visit:
    May to October

    How to reach:
    Take Leh-Manali highway, from Sarchu 54 KM and from Pang, 24 Km

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    Tanglang La

    Tanglang La is a high mountain pass, the glorious pride of Ladakh, the favourite tourist spot for bikers and trekkers. 5328 meters above the sea level is the dream like height of this pass which happily poses some threatening adventure to those who try to climb up the top. The road leading to the pass on Leh-Manali highway, from Upshi to Tanglang La is completely paved. A 500 meter long section of the road is the only part which is unpaved. Tanglang La is also beautifully paved to the make the climb easier. 

    There are a lot of confusions existing regarding the position of Tanglang La in the list of world’s highest motorable passes and the world believes it to be the second highest which is proven to be wrong. The local sign on the top of the pass shows the altitude of the pass is 17582 feet or 5359 meters. But now, it is said that the sign board gives a wrong impression but the original height of the pass is 5328 meters. The pass is made beautiful by the innumerous Buddhist prayer flags despite the fact the road is tough to conquer and any type of traveler will fall for the scenery at the pass and adventure lovers would love to try their energy level by climbing up to the top. But remember, the oxygen level will be decreased as you cover the altitude and reaches to the half of what you feel at sea level.

    Height: 5328 meters of 1248 feet

    Best time to visit: May to October

    How to reach: The pass is close to Leh-Manali highway and can be reached via 21 Gata loops

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    Chadar Trek

    For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

    The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

    A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

    Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

    Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

    Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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    Hemis Monastery

    The biggest monastery in the North India is Hemis Monastery, one of the must visit attractions in Ladakh region. Set on the foothills of Indus, Hemis Monastery has 200 branches and over 1000 monks are staying there. It belongs to the red sect Brokpa of Buddhist order. Here the young Lamas are trained for the royal monasteries at Leh, Shey and Basgo.

    History

    Hemis Gompa came into existence 17th century and it was built by Chapgon Gyalshas and from then on the gompa was getting the royal patronage of Ladakh till now. But there is a saying that the monastery was founded by the first incarnation of Stangsang Raspa Nawang Gyatso. After the missing of the head Lama in 1956, a young 12 year old boy from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh has been recognized as the head Lama of the gompa.

    Structure of the monastery

    The biggest monastery in the region has a surprising architecture and the building is quite appreciable. There are a lot of big statues and stupas decorated with stones and also the splendid collection of thankas. The collection of thankas is believed to be the largest and it would be shown to the public once in 11 years.

    Location: Hemis Village is located 43 km south of Leh town and it is very easy to reach the monastery by bus or jeep.

    Timing: 08:00 am to 01:00 pm and 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm

    Entry fee: INR 100

    Highlight: Hemis Festival is the prime attraction at the monastery which celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. The tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month every 12th year is the date of festival.


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    Kargil War Memorial

    In the history of India, 1999 is a significant one in terms of politics in India and in its foreign relations. The Kargil War to be true has shocked the pulse of India but due to the timely attack of Indian Army against Pakistan made India proud though the war led many of our soldiers to lose their lives.

     To commemorate the victory India achieved and also to pay tribute to our brave soldiers, the Indian Army has built a War Memorial in Drass, the most important location which became famous during the war and now the memorial is known in different names such as Kargil War Memorial and Drass War Memorial. The Indian name of the memorial is Vijaypath. Lulled by the foothills of Tololing Hills, Drass Memorial keeps the soldier still alive through the epitaph which has the names of all the soldiers embalmed on it. On 26th July every year, Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated at the memorial. Indian Prime Minister pays tribute to the brave soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyothi at the India Gate, New Delhi on the same day.

     A Sandstone Wall is the prime attraction in the memorial which shows the names of the Indian Army personnel who fought and lost their lives in the war and near to the memorial you can see a souvenir shop as well. On the 13th anniversary of the victory in Kargil War, the soldiers have hoisted an Indian flag that weighs up to 15 kg as a tribute. There is a gallery, Manoj Pandey Gallery that displays the photographs taken during the war, the weapons used and artilleries discovered.

    Location: Drass Valley in the foothills of Tololing is the location of Kargil War Memorial. You can visit the memorial during the visit to Kargil from Leh. It is located 5 kms from the city center across the famous Tiger Hill.

    Timings: It is open on all days except Sunday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

    Best time to visit: During the months of May, June, July, August and September would be the perfect time to visit the memorial.

     


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