This Monastery is located in Sumur village. As this is the main and popular Monastery of the region it is a must-visit place..
This is the largest (105 feet) and oldest Buddhist attraction constructed during the 13th century.
Panamik village is situated at a distance of 140 km from Leh. This is the final frontier of India and is famous for its fascinating hot water spring.
Yarab Tso Lake is also called as the “hidden lake” and situated near Sumur Village.
Wherever you see, you will find sand dunes one side and mountains on another side which will leave you completely awestruck.
Turtuk is the last village and one of the northernmost villages in India.This village offers you a chance to unravel the local culture and learn about various local dialects.
Pangong Tso lake found fame thanks to Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots so without a doubt, this place deserves to be on your itinerary of places to visit in Ladakh. Pack a sweet picnic basket and head with your folks to the lake and maybe even camp next to it as you enjoy every moment of peace and tranquillity.
This 12-storey complex hosts over 500 monks and is considered to be one of the most beautiful Buddhist monasteries in all of Ladakh. For Ladakh sightseeing, Thiksey Gompa will enlighten you with knowledge about some of the Buddhist culture, lifestyle, scriptures, statues and even paintings.
Rent a Himalayan and go nuts on the road to Khardung-la pass. The pass is a gateway to the Nubra as well as Shyok valley and is one of the most elevated motorable terrains worldwide. Interestingly, the roads were opened in 1988 for vehicles to pass through. Cruisers and Himalayans considered to be the best means to travel here, to experience the rugged beauty of the journey.
If camping is your thing then you won't find a better spot than at the Markha valley in Ladakh! You can trek up to some amazing sites such as Markha, Skiu and Hankar for starters. Once you reach the summit, you can unwind with some lovely tents, bonfire and make friends with strangers.
Famous for its white sand deserts and double-humped camels, Nubra Valley is certainly one of the best places to visit in Ladakh. Not just the scenic slopes of Karakoram range but also the confluence of Shyak and Siachen rivers is what makes Nubra valley an exquisite voyage!
Imagine a sparkling blue lake nestled in the midst of rugged surroundings. That, my friends, is Tso Moriri lake. Being 15000 ft above sea level in a rather rough environment is this tiny paradise. The place is often not considered ideal by many tourists due to the high altitude at which it stands proudly. However, with its impeccably undisturbed ambiance, it would be shame to miss this place.
Hemis National Park is considered to be the capital of Snow Leopard of India. What makes this national park exceptional is the fact that aside from inhabiting the famed snow leopard, it is also the only national park in the northern regions of the Himalayas.
Located at the heart of Nubra valley is this quaint Diskit Monastery. Sightseeing in Ladakh is literally incomplete without a visit to this monastery which was founded back in the 14th century. The calming aura of the gompa will definitely transport you to a whole new world.
Situated on a hill-top in Chanspa is this beautiful dome shaped Chorten called Shanti Stupa. What makes this white structure an attraction tourist place is the view it offers of the whole of Leh. The walls inside the Chorten have panels depicting the life of Lord Buddha. Plus, the vibe of the place would make you want to stay for long.
Just as the name goes, the Magnetic hill is actually a gravity hill which possess impeccable magnetic properties. Do not be alarmed by the sudden movement of your vehicles in neutral going uphill as the magnetic field will make it happen. In fact, to avoid being sucked in the magnetic field of the hill, airplanes often take their altitudes up a notch.
A puny hamlet snuggled by the banks of the Indus river is the lovely village of Alchi. The roads welcome you with erect apricot trees and offer a plethora of spiritual bliss by inhabiting monasteries and temples.
The snow-covered steep terrains of Zanskar valley beckon travellers to trek on while they are overlooked with the clear blue sky. It is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Ladakh, especially considering how the beautiful Zanskar river projects azure blue hues while all travellers walk on the frozen sides.
It certainly is a thrilling experience to walk on frozen river, rather trek and camp at Nerak, which gives a soothing setting for the heart.