Leh and Ladakh

Leh and Ladakh-“The Cradle of Buddhism”

Tourist Place Name

Leh and Ladakh


Northernmost Himalaya Region of India

Main Attraction

Pangong Lake, Zanskar Valley, Kargil, Nubra Valley and Khardung Pass

Best Time To Visit

Every year March to July


Winter Season Min -0°C to Maxi 05 °C and Summer

About Leh and Ladakh


Also known as The Cradle of Buddhism, Ladakh is the land of high peaks and empty landscapes with an overwhelming beauty. It introduces us to the simplicity of the Buddhists. The major tourist spots of Ladakh are Leh, Nubra Valley, Kargil, Pangong, Tso Moriri Lake and the Lamayuru Monastery.

  1. Pangong Lake
  2. Zanskar Valley
  3. Kargil
  4. Nubra Valley
  5. Khardung Pass
Tourist Attractions

Pangong Lake – The Highest Lake in the World

Situated at a height of 4250 Mts. It is one of the highest lake of the world. Filled with beautiful vistas and gorges this lake is something you can never experience anywhere in the world. As soon as the sunrays begin to fall on the Pangong Lake; the crystal clear water starts refracting a band of blue, violet, green, orange and also red colors which seem to be the surface of a tinted canvas. With Yaks and Mountain Cows everywhere around, it is easy and fun to spot them and some other rare species found near the lake.

Zanskar valley

Situated 20 km south of Rangdum Valley, Zanskar seems to be an exclusive Tibetan Culture settlement as the Buddhist population can be predominantly found in the region. But due to the heavy snowfall, the valley remains difficult to approach for 8 months

Kargil - The City of Apricots

The center of the Pan-Asian trade network is located at an altitude of 2,704 m. This wonderful valley filled with apricots is a dream come true destination. This second largest urban center in Ladakh  offers excellent opportunities for adventure tourism as well as trekking tours.

Nubra Valley – Orchard of Ladakh

Resting at10,000ft above the sea level, this Valley is a treasured place often known as ‘Orchard of Ladakh’ because of the rich vegetation. It is said to be a kaleidoscope of landscapes which seems to offer great trekking opportunities. Many pink and yellow wild roses fill up this warm valley and give a grand welcome to tourist in the early summers.

Khardung La Pass – It is one of the highest motorable road of the World

Often used by the Indian Army to complete their supply processes. But, in order to cross the Khardung La Pass, one needs a permit which is not difficult to obtain. Offering breath taking view of Rock Mountains, the beautiful Karkoram range and the green valleys, Khardung can be easily visited by a bike, cab or a bus.

Rangdum – The Land of Sheer Beauty

It is the proud home of an ancient monastery which is also one of the most respected places of Leh-Ladakh. Rangdum Monastery is on the way to Pannikar and dates back to the 18th century. Appreciated by the visitors, it is a beautiful location apart from the monastery being famous for its small museums and the central prayer hall.

Padum – Significant North Indian Buddhism Centre

Padum attracts a lot of tourists because of its pure natural beauty, rich monasteries and the trekking routes. The highlights of this valley are the ancient rock sculptures representing the North Indian Buddhism influences of Ladakh and the set of rock carvings Zanskar River.

How to Reach

How To Reach Ladakh

  1. By air- The airport is at Leh which connects Delhi, Chandigarh and Srinagar to Leh.
  2. By Road- From Srinagar to Leh it is a two-day journey of 434 kilometers with an overnight halt at Kargil. Also note,the road is only open from June to October. In fact, there is another from Manali to Leh via the Keylong open from June-October. One can also opt to hire a Jeep on a per day basis for the same.

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