The land of Ladakh is situated in the shadow area of the Himalayan Mountains in the beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is fondly known as the cold desert. The main attractions of the Leh Ladakh tour are its snow kissed peaks and panoramic views. Leh which is the capital of Ladakh is located at an altitude of 11,500 feet above the level of the sea. The region is surrounded by the alpine desert and beautiful landscapes.
Land of beautiful monasteries such as Shey palace and monastery, Thikse monastery, Hemis monastery, Chimre gompa, Diskit monastery in Nubra valley, Samastaling monastery in Nubra valley, Tak Tak Gompa, Leh Palace, Stok palace are within the reach and some of the major attraction in Leh ladakh region. Ladakh is an unexplored Himalayan wonderland. Leh, the capital of Ladakh is set amidst snow capped hills and is the center of Tibetan-Buddhist culture. Ladakh is dotted with colourful monasteries and is also a popular destination for adventure buffs.
Some of the best destinations of Leh Ladakh includes:
Nubra Valley. A semi-arid desert area located at an astounding height of 10,000ft, the beauty of Nubra Valley is almost impossible to describe in words. Nubra Valley is among the highest deserts in the entire world. With the gorgeous Siachen Glacier towards the north, this pictorial valley separates Ladakh from the Karakoram Range, and is one of the major attractions in all the Leh Ladakh .
Tso Moriri Lake
The most picturesque lakes in the world – the Tso Moriri Lake. Resting graciously with all its splendours and charm at an elevation of 4,000m, the irresistible beauty of this pristine lake can easily infect its visitors. While the emerald water of the lake can easily deceive you, the fascinating beauty of its surroundings – the snow-clad peaks and the gorgeous meadows, can hold you still and encourage you to surrender yourself to its alluring beauty.
Alchi is located on lowland and is around 70km towards the west of Leh. Sitting graciously on the banks of the enchanting Indus River, this quaint village is among the must visit villages while on a Leh Ladakh. Home to the oldest monastery in Ladakh, the Alchi Monastery, this hamlet is very rich in vegetation, and probably green will be only visible colour while visiting this village. Holding high historical and cultural essence, this sleepy village on the banks of Indus River offers an array of places to visit.
Lamayuru is one of the most rustic villages to visit in Ladakh. Also called the ‘Moonscape of Ladakh’ or the ‘Moon Land of Ladakh’, this gorgeous village proves to be a perfect destination to laze around and revel in the old-world charm while enjoying the bountiful beauty of Mother Nature
Sarhu is among the most captivating stop-over points on the Leh-Manali Highway. Owing to its fascinating location between two of the highest mountain passes – Baralacha La and Lachung La, at 14,500ft above the sea level, Also known as Sir Bhum Chun, Sarchu once served as a major trading route for several Asian countries. With the flow of time, this magnificent site has become a sought after destination.
he Zanskar Valley that compromises almost the half of Jammu and Kashmir, is one of the most enchanting places to visit within the Leh Ladakh tour packages. Guarded by the towering Zanskar Range (6,000m) that separates Zanskar Valley from Ladakh Valley, this scenic valley at around 13,154ft above the sea level is also one of the least explored destinations in the country.
One of the highest lakes in the world, Pangong Tso Lake is one of the most popular names in Leh Ladakh tourism. Sitting graciously on the upper reaches of the great Himalayas, this mesmerising lake is located around 140km from Leh and it spreads its alluring charm across the Indo-China Border; with majority of it being controlled by China