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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.

    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. 

    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 and it is one of the best places to see in Leh Ladakh.

    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

    Image Credit : Prabhi B Doss- Flickr
    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

    Image Credit : Martin Sojka- Flickr

    It is the most ancient, royal and interesting monastery of Ladakh, and one of the best places to see in Leh Ladakh, 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. 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 and it is one of the beautiful places to see in Leh Ladakh. 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

    Image Credit : Rajesh- Flickr

    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.

    Book a homestay in Ladakh that will make you fall in love with Ladakh more.

  • 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 and it is one of the amazing things to do in Leh.

    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 2020

    Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2020

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    O33,000

  • 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

    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 as it is one of the famous things to do in Leh.

    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 and it is one of the best things to do in Leh.

    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 - 2020

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi - 2020
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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 Leh-Ladakh trip will provide you an unforgettable journey in the lapse of nature.

    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!

    The pristine rivers and lofty mountains on your way will be a feast to your eyes and with our best Ladakh tour packages, you can head out for an amazing journey with your companion on this stunning route.

    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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    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

    When your Ladakh trip will start you will come across many scenic beauties and it will be a memorable trip to travel in the lap of the Himalayan range.

    • 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 one of these 7 days and 6 nights Ladakh tour packages and experience the magic of this land.
  • 3212 Days Manali Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour

    12 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. These attractions of Leh and Ladakh will surely stun you with its beauty.
      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

    Ladakh 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

    Women 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 trip 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 Ladakh tour package is here to bring everyone on an equal pedestal by bringing together women of a different metal and organizing a women-only trip to 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.

    With this one of the unique Ladakh tour packages of ours, 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

    Leh 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).

    Ladakh is one of the crown jewel of India totally blessed by nature and our Ladakh tour packages will let you experience this serene place at its best.

    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
    • On the Ladakh trip, you can 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 2020

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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). 

  • 37Manali to Leh Jeep Expedition with Tso Moriri Lake

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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. With our Ladakh tour packages, you can head out for an amazing vacation with your gang.
      • 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 meters.
      • 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. which all are covered in this Ladakh tour packages.
      • 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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    Pangong Lake

    Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

    The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favourite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

    The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

    Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above sea level.

    Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five-hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

    Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mulbekh Monastery

    The two major sects of Buddhism, Drukpa and Gelugpa had two gompas in Mulbekh Monastery. The location is 45 kms away from Kargil and 260 km from Leh town. The nine meter statue of Maitreya Buddha placed in the premise catches the eyes of every visitor. Also, the two gompas are closely connected to the palace of Rajah Kalon of Mulbekh located nearby. To reach the gompa, there is a steep footpath arranged behind the building.

    History

    There are different opinions about the establishment of the gompa but the idol of Buddha placed here dates back to the 8th century and some others believe that it was built in the period of Kushan. The sculptor is the contribution of the missionaries but there is a saying that the artwork present in the sculptor shows that the missionaries were not Tibetans but mostly Ladakhis. Kharoshti scripts were also found in the main sculptor.

    Structure of the monastery

    Apart from the limestone idol of Buddha carved in the rock face, there are other relics of statues and frescoes. The entire monastery is made charming with the very valuable paintings and some relics of the prized items of the ancient period. As Maitreya is famous as Chamba among the Buddhist sets, the monastery has gained the name Mulbekh Chamba later.

    Location: Mulbekh gompa is located in Kashmir, 45 Km from the town and 260 km from Leh in Ladakh region. You can reach the gompa by bus or jeep.

    Timings: It is open on all days from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

    Entry fee: Entry to the gompa is free

    Highlight: The gompa is 3504 meters above the foothills which gives a mesmerizing view of the valleys down.

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    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 comes to Lamayuru will not miss the surprising land. 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.


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    Nakee La

    As important as the other major passes in Jammu and Kashmir, Nakee La situated at an elevation of 4769 meters above the sea level is a potent competition to Khardung La and similar ones in terms of adventure. On the Leh-Manali Highway, from Manali to Taglang La is Nakee La and it is the third pass among the five passes that to be crossed during the travel from Manali to Leh.

    The previous travelers shared the experience of driving down the pass was quite dramatic; the expert drivers also find it challenging to steer past the uneven, rugged and off-road paths. But the traversing time would be filled with excitement and thrill if you really love adventure at its level best.

    The frequent sections of ice are another impediment during the journey as well as an avalanche, heavy snowfalls etc can be expected anytime making the process of crossing the pass difficult. The climate is very dry over here and the harsh cold conditions make the pass a challenge to overcome for many. 21 Gata loops is a repeatedly heard word during the tour of Leh and the ascent to Nakee La is known in the special name.

    One have to overcome the 23 km ascent that starts from 4250 meters to 4980 meters conquering the 21 tricky hairpin bends. There is also a rumor you can hear about the pass is that the pass is haunted by a ghost of a tourist who was buried here.

    Height: 
    Nakee La is located at an elevation of 4769 meters above the sea level.

    Location:
     Nakee La is located on the famous Leh-Manali National Highway. While you travel from Manali to Leh, you would come across Nakee La.

    Best time to go: 
    The summer is the best time to visit Nakee La since during winter there would be heavy snowfall and landslide.

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    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 Jammu and Kashmir, 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.


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    Tso Kar Lake

    In the southern part of Ladakh, there is a marvelous lake called Tso Kar which is known to be the most beautiful yet fluctuating saline lake. The lake is situated in the Rupshu Valley or Plateau and has attracted hundreds of people with its unique features especially the size and depth it possesses. The lake is located at an elevation of more than 14700 feet. The surroundings or more clearly, the banks of the lake are marshlands which play an important role in the lives of a variety of migratory birds. 

    They come to lay eggs and breed over here and thus make the environment cherish-able. During the time of the arrival of these birds, the lake and its nearby places will be filled by innumerous bird watchers and nature lovers. Some distance away from the lake is the space where certain nomadic groups are staying. They collect salt from the lake and sell to the needy and thus make a living. If we take about the geographical features of the lake, the importance of Startsapuk Tso comes to the scene. Tso Kar is connected to Startsapuk by an inlet stream at the south-west end. With this small lake, Tso Kar creates the 9 sq.km wide More plains pool. The towering Thugje and Gursan are the guardian angels of this pool.

    Height: The surface elevation of Tso Kar is 4530 meters.

    Location: From Leh, one has to drive about 160 kms to reach Tso Kar. The Leh Manali Highway passes about 30 kms west to the lake. About 540 kms of distance is there between the lake and Srinagar.

    Best time to visit: The months of May, June, July and August are considered to be the ideal time to visit the lake.


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    Phuktal Monastery

    Phugtal or Phuktal gompa or monastery, a significant Buddhist monastery located in the Lungnak Valley that too very remotely from the main town and this one is reachable only by walking. The essential things for the monastery will be carried by animals during summer days and during winter they will be transported through the frozen Zanskar River.

    History

    The etymology of the name Phutkal is interesting and the name means the cave of liberation or leisure as per the information given by scholars. The birth of Phutkal Monastery was 2500 years ago and it was built around a cave with the aim of inviting any number of sages or saints to come and meditate. But the current status of Phutkal Gompa is because of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. It was established in the early 15th century by Jangsem Sherap Zangpo.

    Structure of the monastery

    The honeycomb structure of the monastery surprises every one. Given the increased number of tourists, the monastery is popular now as a favorite trekking point. The cliff side structure houses a temple, prayer rooms, apartments, quarters, library with sacred manuscripts, teaching facilities and the original cave and a spring. Around 70 monks who are residing in the monastery are always seen chanting or meditating.

    Location: The location of the monastery is Lungnak Valley in south-eastern Zanskar.

    Timings: It is open on all days of the week from 06:00 pm to 04:00 pm.

    Entry fee: To enter the monastery no entry fee is required. But cameras and food from outside are not allowed.

    Highlights: There are a number of festivals happen everywhere at the monastery which are celebrated for different reasons. Every year the dates of the festivals change depending on the lunisolar calendar. Smonlam Chenmo is the most important one as it signifies the entry of the New Year.


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    • Q. What is famous in Leh Ladakh?

      Leh Ladakh is famous for the several Buddhist monasteries, the gorgeous landscape of valleys, lakes such as the Pangong, mountains with captivating trekking routes and the adventure activities.

    • Q. What should I carry for the Ladakh trip?

      For your trip to Leh Ladakh, you need to carry the following:
      - Warm clothes; jackets, coats or sweaters
      Light clothes; cotton t-shirt, trousers, track pants
      Accessories; Cap/hat, scarf, sunglasses, socks, gloves (especially for bikers) and comfortable yet sturdy shoes and sandals
      A small backpack
      Water bottle
      Moisturizer, lip-balm, sunblock, wet-wipes
      A handy first-aid kit with essential medicines
      Miscellaneous; charger, extra batteries, camera, power-bank, snacks and anything else you may find useful.

    • Q. Is Ladakh worth visiting?

      Yes, Ladakh is absolutely worth a visit. The Indian Union Territory has many beautiful monasteries, small isolated villages, snowy mountain peaks, high altitude lakes and much more that would make your holiday here an unforgettable moment.

    • Q. How many days are enough for Leh Ladakh?

      A holiday of around 8-10 days is recommended for Leh Ladakh. In this time one can comfortably travel to the UT and see all the important attractions in and around the place.

    • Q. What is the best time to visit Leh Ladakh?

      The best time to visit Leh Ladakh would be in summers, from around March till August. These months are ideal for travelling to the Nubra Valley and other parts of the UT. Moreover, the months of June till August witness the highest tourist influx in the region.