Ladakh Travel

Ladakh Destinations

Ladakh, with all of nature’s bountiful blessings coupled with the man-made structures is truly an amazing destination. Its landscape resembles that of neighbouring Tibet, inhabited by Buddhists. The land is scattered with traditional mountain villages, barley fields, monasteries and palaces.


The majority Buddhist population is manifested in the numerous, awe-inspiring monasteries, which dot the land, and the colourful prayer flags blowing in the horizon. Most villages have monasteries, the centre of their socio-religious lives.


The high altitude lakes make great day trips out of Leh. Hire a jeep to Pangong Tso, and walk till Spangmik, the furthest point one is allowed on the Indian side. Visit the other neighbouring brackish water lakes such as Tso Moriri and Tso Kar. Indulge in a trek, explore the mountain air, the villages, the nomads and their lifestyles. Experience the feeling of driving through the world’s highest motorable road at Khardun la (5,400m).
Visit the Nubra Valley, the most fertile in Ladakh and blest with the best weather. Go further into Deskit and Hunder, see the sand dunes of this cold desert, and the Bactrian, double-humped camels.


Visit the Muslim area of Ladakh in Kargil. Drive through Drass, alleged to be the second coldest inhabited place in the world, the town that suffered heavy casualty during the Pakistani incursion in 1999.


One cannot have enough of Ladakh, its beauty in isolation cannot be replicated anywhere else. Each trip to Ladakh will leave you wanting for more.

Tso moriri Lake

Known as the 'mountain lake', Tso Moriri is located in Changthang region, about 240 km southeast of Leh. Surrounded by the Trans-Himalayan range and the Greater Himalayas, it is one of the..

Pangong Lake

Situated at an altitude of about 4300 m, Pangong Tso is the largest brackish lake in Asia, with a larger part of it extending into Tibet. The lake is 130 km long and 5 km at its widest point with..

Pangong Lake
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Nubra Valley

Known as the Valley of Flowers, Nubra is situated 150 kms north of Leh, and is the most fertile valley in Ladakh. Its gentle slopes transform into a verdant green in the summer months, hence its name..

Khardung Pass

Khardung la (5359m) is alleged to be the highest mountain pass in Ladakh. It is almost always covered in fog and snow, and it boasts of being one of the highest motorable roads in the world.

Lamayuru

Lamayuru is a scruffy little village situated about 127 km west of Leh, but has one of the most spectacular gompas. It is not so much the gompa, but the location and construction that makes it special.

Stok Khangri

Ladakh with all the towering mountains and rugged terrain of the Karakoram, Zanskar and the Ladakh ranges, not surprisingly, is a mountaineers' paradise. The climbing season extends from to July ..

Drass Valley

Drass is a small town located about 60 kms to the west of Kargil, on the road to Srinagar. It has the unenviable reputation o f being the second coldest inhabited place in the world, with ..

Suru Valley

Located west of the Zanskar valley, and fed by the Suru river, Suru Valley is one of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh. It stretches from Kargil town southwards for about 75 kms..

Suru Valley
Stongdey

Stongdey is a monastery located about 20 km north of Padum on the road to Zangla. Perched on a rocky front, it is the second largest monastery of Zanskar after Karsha, with a resident..

Shyok Valley

Shyok Valley, at an elevation of 10,500ft, is the valley of the Shyok River. Rising from the Khumdang glacier, the Nubra and Changchenmo rivers fill the waters of Shyok river.

Sankoo

Sanku is a predominantly Muslim area, 42 kms south-west of Kargil, away from Padum. A picturesque expanse surrounded by rocky mountains, it is an upcoming..

Salt Valley

The Salt Lake Valley is the widest expanse in Rupshu, the highest inhabited part of the Changthang Plateau. There are very few permanent settlements, Korzok being one of them.

Leh

Leh, the headquarters of Leh district, is a small town nestled in a valley north of the Indus river, with narrow intersecting lanes and one main street leading to the old, dilapidated palace of the king.

Sarchu

Situated an altitude of 4,290 m, Sarchu is an overnight, tented camp on the Manali-Leh highway, just on the boundary with Ladakh. Located between the Baralacha ..

Keylong

The district headquarter of Lahaul and Spiti, Keylong is an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure freaks. It is the only town in the highway between Manali and Leh.

Alchi

Famous for its splendid isolation, Alchi is truly a priceless Himalayan heritage. Alchi is a small village situated about 67 km from Leh, on the banks of the river Indus.

Zangla
Kargil

Situated at an altitude of 2,700 kms, Kargil lies midway between Srinagar and Leh. It is the second largest urban centre of Ladakh. Once an important trading centre in the trade route..

Zanskar

The Zanskar valley is a group of mountain-locked valleys with a mean elevation of about 3,950 m, and covers an area of 7,000 sq kms. It is bounded on the north by the..

Zangla

Zangla village, about 35 kms from Padum is a popular stop along various treks in the Zanskar region. It is also the starting point of the Padum-Markha Valley trek. In the early times, it served as the capital of Zanskar.

Rangdum

Halfway (in time, not in distance) along the Kargil-Padum road is Rangdum, the first village with a monastery, marking the end of the Muslim belt of the Suru Valley.

Padum
Padum

Padum, also known as Padam, is the largest town and administrative centre of Zanskar, and once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar. It is the most populous settlement ..

Phugthal

As its name suggests (Phug means cave), the honey-comb-like Phugtal Monastery, home to more than 70 monks, stands at the opening of a large cave on a cliff above the Tsarap River.

Sani

About 7 km west of Padum is the Sani Monastery, which belongs to the Drukpa Kagupa order. It is believed to be the oldest Ka-ni-ka monastery in Zanskar.