Top 10 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh

Leh and Ladakh is a place of incomparable panoramas and a dream destination where every traveler wants to visit once in a lifetime. With ancient palaces, gompa, and monasteries rising above the stiff landscape, Ladakh is a Buddhist kingdom.
Every year in summers, Leh Ladakh visiting places receives a lot of tourists traveling to explore Tibetan culture, adventure, take a breath of fresh air, and endure the joy that can only be found in Ladakh.
We have curated a list of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh, which includes the best tourist spots and landmark attractions that you must visit on a Leh Ladakh trip.

Leh Ladakh visiting places

Pangong Lake - Leh Ladakh visiting places
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Pangong Lake

Pangong Tso lake is one of the best Leh Ladakh visiting places, which is 160 km far from Ladakh. The road to Pangong lake offers you panoramic views and makes your journey exciting and worth remembering for a lifetime.

Have you watched the Bollywood movie, 3 Idiots? Yes, that is Pangong Lake in Leh Ladakh. The turquoise-colored water and the surrounding landscape make Pangong Tso Lake a picture-perfect background for photographers.

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill or the Gravity Hill is located near Leh provides you once in a lifetime experience. In Physics, have you learned Newton’s law of universal gravitation? Well, you may feel something different here that contradicts the theory.

When you reach Magnetic Hill, a white box is marked on the road, where you can park your vehicle in neutral. You will see that your vehicle is moving uphill by itself, defying the law of gravity.

Khardung La Pass

Connecting Nubra Valley to Leh city, situated at a height of 18,380 feet, Khardung La Pass is popularly known as the world’s highest motorable road.

Every year thousands of bikers drive to Leh via Khardung La Pass to experience the joy and adventure of riding through the rough terrains.

Thiksey Monastery

Built-in 1430 AD, located at a distance of less than 20 Km from Leh city, Thiksey Monastery belongs to the Gelukpa Order of Buddhism. There is a temple named Lakhang Nyerma inside the Thiksey Monastery, which is dedicated to the goddess Dorje Chenmo.

Markha Valley

Famous among the trekkers, the Markha Valley trek offers you the best views of Ladakh. The Markha Valley trek is also known as the tea house trek because of the parachute tents for accommodation you will find at most places along the trek.

Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley, which was previously named Ldumra (the valley of flowers). As the name suggests, the Nubra Valley is famous for orchards, picturesque views, Bactrian camels, and monasteries. Nubra Valley is located around 150 Km away from Leh city and is the orchard of Ladakh.

Nubra Valley is situated between Tibet and Kashmir and is surrounded by the snowcapped Himalayan mountains. The panorama of the valley makes it striking and attracts photographers from around the globe. Read More…

Nubra Valley - places to visit in Leh Ladakh

Tso Moriri lake

Scenically situated in the isolated and gorgeous Rupshu Valley, the Tso Moriri Lake is about 250 km away from Leh city. At a height of around 4000 meters above sea level, surrounded by lofty mountains, the high-altitude lake is considered the largest high-altitude lake in India.

The Lake attracts a wide range of wildlife animals, including migratory birds, marmots, and seldom the Tibetan wolves.

Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park is situated in the eastern part of Ladakh and is the largest national park in South Asia. Spread over 4400 sq km, it is home to 73 species of birds and 16 species of mammals.

The park is a dream destination for bird watchers as you can spot the golden eagle, Lammergeier vulture, and the Himalayan griffon vulture.

Diskit Monastery

One of the major Leh Ladakh visiting places is the 106 feet Maitreya Buddha statue, below the Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley. The Diskit Monastery is located at a height of 10,308 ft and stands at the top of the hill at the end of the road.

Shanti Stupa

Built-in 1991, the Shanti Stupa in Leh and Ladakh is one of the seven Stupas in the world that promotes peace and prosperity.

The pure white dome-shaped structure and the beautiful mountains in the background make it worth a visit.

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