Leh ladakh

Location

Union Territory, India

Rating
4.7/5
Weather

–  17 °C

Best Time to Visit

April to June

Nearest Airport

Leh

Zanskar Valley
Leh
Pangong Lake
Sand Dunes - Nubra Valley
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Extending from the Siachen Glacier to the main Great Himalayas, Ladakh is a land like no other. With a superabundance of attractions to visit and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.
Known as the world’s coldest desert, the glaciers, sand dunes and freezing winds shape the area’s rugged landscape. Dominated by a culture similar to Tibetan culture, the people of Ladakh are friendly and welcoming to tourists. 
Ladakh is an adventure playground for climbing, jeeps tours, rafting and high-altitude trekking.
Note that Leh Ladakh is inaccessible by road outside the summer months. The road passes close altogether from around October to May, and the only way to reach left is by air.

Languages: Hindi, English and Tibetian are understood and spoken by the people engaged in tourism trade.

Clothing: Woolens , Jackets and Wind Sheets are essential when visiting Ladakh. In summers, light woolens with a scarf for the evenings will have you prepared.

Top Tourist attractions in Ladakh

PANGONG LAKE

The most popular tourist attraction in Ladakh, Pangong lake is an endorheic (landlocked) lake situated at 4350 meters. Also known as Pangong Tso, it is 12 kilometres long and extends from India to Tibet. Almost 60% of Pangong Lake lies in the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

MAGNETIC HILL

The popular Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is a cyclops hill where vehicles defy the force of gravity and move upwards on the hill when parked at the marked location. To experience this phenomenon, park the car in the neutral gear in the yellow box marked a few metres ahead of the Magnetic Hill road. From this point, the car starts moving at a speed of 20kmph.

SHANTI STUPA

The Shanti Stupa in Leh is a magnificent white-domed Buddhist monument located atop a steep hilltop. It is a religious place for the Buddhists as it holds the relics of Buddha, consecrated by the 14th Dalai Lama.  Shanti Stupa looks exceptionally beautiful during the full moon night when it is naturally illuminated by the moonlight.

HEMIS NATIONAL PARK

The Hemis National Park is located at an altitude ranging between 3,300 and 6,000 metres above sea level. Home to rare snow leopards, this park is known to be the highest in the world. It is the largest park in South Asia as well.

KHARDUNG LA

Khardung La, also known as Khardzong La, is a high mountain pass in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, near Leh. It serves as the gateway to Shyok and Nubra Valley. Khardung La is popular as the highest motorable road in India at an elevation of 5602 metres.

NUBRA VALLEY

Nubra Valley lies in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, at a distance of around 140 Km from Leh. With arid mountains in the backdrop, it is famous for the Bactrian camel rides, orchards and monasteries. Surrounded by snow-dusted Himalayan mountains, it can be reached via Khardung La.

FAQs And More Detail

Day 1 – Reach Leh – Night at Leh

Day 2 – Leh sight seeing – Night at Leh

Day 3 – Leh to Nubra Valley – Night at Hunder

Day 4 – Nubra Valley to Leh – Night at Leh

Day 5 – Leh to Pangong Tso – Night at Pangong Tso

Day 6 – Pangong to Leh – Night at Leh

Day 7 – Leh Srinagar highway and Leh sight seeing – Night at Leh

Day 8 – Flight back to Delhi

Leh is a multicuisine city serving Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and even Korean. The cuisine here exhibits tints of these foreign influences. Visitors must try out the local dishes which almost define the cuisine here such as Thukpa (noodle soup) Tsampa, known in Ladakhi as Ngamphe (roasted barley flour), and Skyu which is a heavy pasta dish with plenty of veggies as well as the very popular and delicious Momos which are steamed dumplings stuffed with vegetables or meat.

The packages for Ladakh start at INR 8000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations.
There are 263 in Ladakh. The most popular hotels in Ladakh are TIH New Antelope, Sangaylay palace, Leh Stumpa, Shakspo House, LONPO GUEST HOUSE, the crash pad.