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22 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh for Your Holiday Goals

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22 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh for Your Holiday Goals

Ladakh tour packages are one of the most selling packages across the world. The serene beauty of mountains, valleys, quaint villages, and surge landscape, enhances the number of Ladakh Tourism. The snow-capped Himalayan Mountains and beautiful alpine lakes are still untouched. The peace and tranquility you will find in Ladakh is unmatchable that every year attracts thousands of tourists to this divine and blessed place.


But don’t get confused when it comes to sightseeing in Ladakh as there’s so much to explore. So here’s a list of 22 best places to visit in Leh Ladakh:


1. Zanskar Valley


This place is one of the best valleys in Leh that offers unbelievable serenity and is recognized for its white river rafting during seasons. One should not miss out on this place on Ladakh Holidays!

Best time to visit- June to September


2. Pangong Tso Lake


Pangong Tso Lake is the popular tourist attraction Lake, which can also be seen in many Bollywood movies.  This lake is situated on the Chanting plateau in the eastern region of Ladakh that offers amazing space for the campaign and is usually crowded with tourists. To enjoy the place in peace, visit here during the off-season!

Best time to visit- June to September


3. Kargil


When you are on a trip to Leh Ladakh, visit Kargil should be on your must-visit list. This is the second most popular in Ladakh that will show the true patriotism of the Indian army and transit hub to Kashmir. This place is heaven for adventure lovers but makes sure you crucial stuff while trekking like vitamin capsules, water bottles, etc.

Best time to visit- May to July


4. Khardung-La pass


Khardung-La pass is a doorway towards Shyok and Nubra valleys and it is not typically a tourist place to visit in Leh Ladakh, but we would suggest you go there if you are an adventure-junky. This is one of the most thrilling and difficult paths to ride on.

Best time to visit- May to September


5. Nubra Valley


The Nubra Valley is a desert region situated to the northeast of Ladakh that offers Arabian Nights to tourists. This place hits the third position in the top 5 must-visit Ladakh places because of its sand dunes and two-humped camels. So make sure you visit this place on your Ladakh Tour.

Best time to visit- July to September


6. Spituk Gompa


Ladakh is dominated by Buddhism culture so you’ll find innumerable monks and monasteries here and Spituk Gompa is one of them. This piece of architecture is located at the hill and the breezy winds may chill your bones so carry your warm clothes as well.

Best time to visit- Any time


7. Magnetic Hill


This place is known for its mysterious story and attracts a substantial number of tourists every year. If you leave your bikes without locking the brakes it will start moving up the hill. Does it sound like a horror story or something magical? So do visit and feel this superpower yourself.

Best time to visit- Anytime


8. Hemis National Park


Ladakh not only provides you with an abundance of natural beauty but also wildlife. Hemis National Park is the largest park across South Asia and it is protected from endangered mammals like Asiatic ibex, leopard, and Tibetan wolf.  If you’re a nature lover, this place should be on your list to enjoy the peaceful environment and the actions of unique birds.

Best time to visit- May to September


9. Shanti Stupa


What can be better to take a break from the hustle of city life and talk to yourself in this peaceful? Situated on the hill of Chanspa of Leh, Shant Stupa is a magnificent Buddhist monument that you could see in the acute north of India. You can enjoy the panoramic view with a beautiful sunrise and sunset serenity.

Best time to visit- Anytime


10. Hemis Monastery


Hemis Monastery is the popular monasteries in India that introduces the famous annual mask festival. This festival is two-day spiritual celebrations that take place on Tse Chu, the tenth month in the Tibetan calendar.

Best time to visit - June


11. Royal Leh Palace


Resembling the quintessence of Potala Palace in Lhasa, the Royal Leh Palace is situated on a crag overlooking the incredible town of Leh. This palace is a prominent symbol of the royal family who once resided in olden days. You cannot miss this place at any cost!

Best time to visit- August


12. Moonland


This place very close to the moon and that’s the reason it is recognized as “moonland”. You cannot miss this place on your way to Lamayuru as the serenity is magnificent that you will not resist to here. It is best to visit during full moon night as you can experience the reflection on its surface.

Best time to visit- April to May


13. Tso Moriri Lake


Twinning with Pangong Tso Lake, Tso Moriri Lake is a less-known place located beside Chantang Wildlife Sanctuary. The panoramic view of snowy mountains and barren lands with absolute greenery, your experience could be breathtaking here.

Best time to visit- May to August


14. Chadar Trek


Have you ever imagined of walking on a frozen land? Chadar trek is one of the best places in Ladakh Tour packages to experience this unbelievable and exciting trek. In the winter, Zanskar River freezes completely to a blanket of ice and you can witness amazing colors of water in this place while walking on the frozen land.

Best time to visit- January and February


15. Alchi


Nestled in the Indus valley, Alchi is the busiest village in the Himalayas of Leh Ladakh. This place is home to the oldest monastery which dates back to 900 years and provides you with 11th and 12th century-old Indo-Tibetan paintings done with gold, bright green, ochre, and azure shades. We recommend you to spend a night with Alchi to experience village life.

Best time to visit- June to September


22 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh for Your Holiday Goals

16. Thiksey Gompa


Bordering on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Thiksey Gompa is one of the magnificent Buddhist Monasteries in Ladakh. Positioned on the altitude of 11,800 feet, this monastery is managed by the people Yellow Hat sect. This Gompa comprises of 12-story building and houses of more than 500 monks.

Best time to visit- October to November


17. Diskit Monastery


Situated in the Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery is one of the incredible and beautiful Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh that was founded in the 14th century by Changzem Tsera Zangpo. This place also includes eye-striking statues of Buddhism, the image of other gods, and a huge drum.


18. Stakana Monastery


This monastery is locally recognized as Tiger’s nose, Stakana is a small and beautiful monastery in Leh. It was founded during the rule of King Jamyang Namgyal in 1580, house to numerous paintings, Buddhist scriptures, and idols.

Best time to visit- July to September


19. Phyang Gompa


Phyang Gompa belongs to the red hat sect of Buddhism and conceivably the most impressive monastery in Leh. As it is located on the hilltop is offers a beautiful backdrop of the surrounding that is especially famous for Diguing teachings.

Best time to visit- May to October


20. Likir Monastery


This village in the Indus Valley is located 53km in the west of Leh, so you can find many travel facilities from Leh to Likir. This place is popularly known for Likir Gompa it was founded by Lama Duwang Chosje in the 14th century.

Best time to visit- May to October


21. Rizong Monastery


Located on the way to Lamayuru, Rizong Monastery overlooks the Indus Valley and is perched on a cliff to the west of Alchi. This Monastery holds a special place in the hearts of Buddhists because of its association with Guru Padmasambhava. This monastery is very eye-catchy as its architecture is mesmerizing.

Best time to visit- February to May


22. Mulbekh Gompa


This Gompa is a very unique monastery that you will come across on the way to Kargil. The most interesting fact about the Mulbekh Gompa is, it has two sets of monasteries each belonging to a different set of Tibetan Buddhism.

Best time to visit- June to September


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