Leh is a paradise on earth. No second doubts about it. The only reason why people go for a trek in the Leh-Ladakh region is that of the astounding views it has to offer. Trekkers come here for Chadar trek, Stok Kangri, Markha Valley, and Manali - Leh - Khardungla Cycling and they can see the blend of Tibetan culture in the area that feels like another world. There are a number of places to visit in Leh- Ladakh to have a soul-stirring experience.
Here's the list of places to see in Leh Ladakh
All these places are accessible through shared or private taxis available to tourists in Leh.
1. Pangong Lake
The famous 3-idiots lake is the first place on everyone’s list who visits Ladakh. The blue sapphire lake is an enchanting beauty. The sheer expanse, the alluring backdrop, and the crystal clear reflection will drop your jaw. The 124 km long lake extends from India to Tibet with two-thirds of its expanse in Tibet.
2. Nubra Valley
Its alluring landscapes and raw beauty is what makes Nubra Valley a must visit place in Leh. The valley is carpeted with vibrant flowers amidst the green landscapes. Situated near the banks of Nubra River, finding sand dunes at such a high altitude is a strange discovery. One requires an Inner Line Permit to enter Nubra Valley which can be obtained at Leh.
By Ayush Iyer
3. Magnetic Hill
The magnetic hill will literally attract you towards itself not just because of the magnetic properties of the hill but the thrill and views it has to offer. Due to its cool and mind-boggling characteristics, many tourists from around the world come to visit this place.
4. Hemis Monastery
Hemis is the landmark of monasteries in Leh. It is the biggest and most famous monastery in Leh. every year in July, Hemis festival takes places in which the monks wear beautiful masks and revel in celebrations. It is considered to be one of the sacred rituals here.
5. Leh Royal Palace
Leh Royal Palace is a 17th century fort standing tall in aplomb at the top of the mountain. One get the grandeur views of Stok Kangri and Zanskar Range from the top. Although, a huge part of palace is in relic, the true beauty lies in the restored artefacts of the royal family in the palace. The palace is lit up on special occasions and looks absolutely spectacular.
By Alex hanoko
6. Khardung La Pass
Khardung La Pass, one of the highest motorable road in the world, is a gateway to Nubra Valley. The overwhelming feeling when you are such a height is a reason enough to cross this pass. The views one gets from up top are beyond comparison.
7. Tso Moriri Lake
Tso Moriri Lake is the highest altitude lake in India located at a height of 4,595 meters. Located inside Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, this lake is home to many exotic birds and species. Surrounded by barren hills, this lake offers peaceful and tranquil views to the admirers.
By Jochen Westermann
8. Diskit Gompa
Diskit Gompa is one of the ancient monasteries in Nubra Valley. The 32 m tall statue of Buddha made with 8 kg of gold is worth seeing. The statue which overlooks the Shyok River has been recently gifted by the head of Gompa.
By Karunakar Rayker
9. Namgyal Monastery
Visit the monasteries in Leh to have a spiritual experience. Namgyal Monastery will make the long lured travelers encounter the Buddhist experience. The monastery is located on a steep hill from where you can enjoy the vast alluring landscapes of Ladakh region.