Leh / Ladakh

"Land Of High Passes"

A City in Jammu & Kashmir, India
3519 meters

Interest Measure for Leh / Ladakh

Ideal time to stay:  3 - 8 days

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Height(Altitude) of Leh / Ladakh from sea level:  11545 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  34.1596163°N, 77.5733036°E
Ecosystem:  Mountain , Valley , River , Lake  

Food, Culture and Language at Leh / Ladakh

Food Availability:  Indian, Tibetan 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Leh / Ladakh?

Set at the base of the strong Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges, Ladakh is a backpacker's paradise with numerous trekking trails, mountain biking, valleys, and picturesque lakes.

The place is very rich in culture, you will learn to stay happy with a simple lifestyle as the natives. For the food lovers, locals have preserved the ancient flavors of Tibetan food. If you dare to push your limits and challenge the extreme, Ladakh is the place to go.
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17 Places to visit and Things to do in Leh / Ladakh

Nubra Valley at Leh / Ladakh

Nubra Valley

#Sight Seeing
The drive to Nubra valley, though beautiful, is back breaking. The roads are bad and by the time you reach the place you're thinking, this had better be bloody worth it. It;s a pretty place, with lots of sand and sand dunes which is sandwiched between mountains.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 6 hours
Camel Safari at Hunder at Leh / Ladakh

Camel Safari at Hunder

Hunder in Nubra Valley is also famous for unique camel rides with small height double humped Bactrian camels in Hunder, Nubra Valley. Yes, camels in Ladakh have two humps and this makes this ride special.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Khardungla Pass at Leh / Ladakh

Khardungla Pass

#Sight Seeing
You will be traveling over the world's highest motorable road on Khardungla Pass. It is a high mountain pass is in the Karakoram Range to the north of Leh. Khardung La (in Tibetan, La means pass) is situated at about 40 km from Leh. The pass offers amazing views of the valley and the roads winding up the mountain. The clear air, scenic vistas and the feeling of being on top of the world have made Khardung La a popular tourist attraction.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Pangong Lake at Leh / Ladakh

Pangong Lake

About five-hour drive from Leh, the route to Pangong Lake passes through the beautiful Ladakh countryside, over Chang La, the third highest motorable mountain pass (5289 m) in the world. The first glimpse of the serene, bright blue waters and rocky lakeshore remains etched in the memory of tourists.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Sarchu at Leh / Ladakh


#Sight Seeing
Sarchu (also known as Sir Bhum Chun) is a major halt point with tented accommodation in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) in India. It is situated between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m (14,070 ft).
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 8 hours
Shanti Stupa at Leh / Ladakh

Shanti Stupa

The beautiful white colored dome, dominating from the hill top. Shanti Stupa or the 'Peace Pillar' stands tall as the symbol of world peace. It was built in 1991, by a Japanese Monk. Apart from its religious significance, it offers a stunning panoramic view of Leh. Sunrise and sunset are times, this place is best to visit and the light show in the evening just make it spectacular.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

7 Things to eat in Leh / Ladakh

Thukpa at Leh / Ladakh


#The Soupy Noodles
In Ladakh, before eating, people always remember the Lord. If you also do this then your food will surely tastes amazing. Thukpa in Tibetan language means noodles. Thukpa is basically a noodle soup, prepared by mixing noodles with chicken or vegetables. In Ladakh, this soup is very popular and is also prepared in different varieties.
Momos in land of high passes at Leh / Ladakh

Momos in land of high passes

#South Asian Dumpling
Momo is a type of steamed bun with or without filling. Momo has become a traditional delicacy in most places in the Northern part of India. People of all ages are crazy about momos, but if you eat the Ladakhi momos you would never want to have momos of any other place. Also found all over the place, are golden dumplings and wontons or popularly called ‘momos’.
Tigmo at Leh / Ladakh


#Eat The Tigmo in Leh
It is a flavoured stew that is both consumed as a snack and also as a meal. A lot of vegetables are used in this soup and fermented bread pieces are added to it. One can have a vegetarian and a non vegetarian variant in this too. It's sweet and spicy in flavor and you can add more as per your taste. A great meal for the mountains, as you land in Leh, an elixir for acclimatizing.

7 Souvenirs to buy from Leh / Ladakh for your memories

Pashmina Shawls at Leh / Ladakh

Pashmina Shawls

#Shawls Of The Himalayas
You can enjoy shopping for curios and souvenirs in the bazaars and markets of Leh, while on your tour of Ladakh. The most popular and hottest selling souvenir one among the tourist is pashmina shawls. Other pashmina wool garments such as sweaters, caps, gloves and socks are a favorite of tourists in Ladakh.
Prayer Wheels at Leh / Ladakh

Prayer Wheels

#The Life Tree
The Tibetan influence on Ladakh is apparent in the number of shops and stalls selling handicrafts such as prayer wheels. A prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheel on a spindle made from metal, wood, stone, leather or coarse cotton. Embossed Chant on the wheel makes a perfect gift.
Buddhist Masks at Leh / Ladakh

Buddhist Masks

#Mask Dances Of Ladakh
Classical Buddhist masks often depict figures from the great Buddhist pantheon, including ferocious defenders of the faith such as Mahakala. The mask shows the epicness and the history of their culture. The most known places to buy is Ladakh Art Palace.

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 14, 2016