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Leh, Ladakh

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Leh is a dream destination for many travellers because of its stunning scenic locales, beautifully built Buddhist temples, and pristine environment. It is famous for its high altitudes, difficult terrain, and numerous passes connecting various locations. It showcases mesmerising landscapes, turquoise blue lakes, frosty snow-capped mountains, winding roads, and undiscovered sights. It is also a prominent Buddhist centre and is dotted with several important monasteries. It is the capital of the Ladakh region, one of the world’s coldest deserts, and is surrounded by the sky-piercing peaks of the snow-capped Himalayan, Zanskar, and Karakoram ranges. The region is also graced with the crystal waters of the Shyok, Zanskar, and Indus rivers. Perched at a height of over 11,000 ft above sea level, Leh is the holy grail for adventure enthusiasts. Its rocky terrain and raging rivers offer ideal conditions for outdoor activities like biking, mountain climbing, river rafting, trekking, and camping. The city is enveloped in a blanket of snow as winter draws near, creating a paradisiacal setting for winter sports.

Nearby Places to See

Pangong Tso
One of the highest brackish water lakes in the world, the pristine Pangong Lake is a mosaic of various shades of blue and is perched at a height of 14,270 feet above sea level. It is situated about 220 kilometres from Leh. Lying almost on the Indo-Chinese border, a part of it falls in India, while the other is in China. The lake measures about 134 kilometres in length and 5 kilometres wide at its widest point. There are also a variety of camps that surround the banks of the lake. The beauty of the lake is such that it has been a cinematic backdrop for the popular movie, 3 Idiots.
Located around 215 kilometres from Leh, this town is home to many war memorials. Beautiful views can be found in the valley and along the Suru river. The place rose to fame after the Kargil War of 1999. The area is known for its numerous monasteries, museums, and war memorials, as well as the nearby deserted village of Hunderman, which was previously part of Pakistan before the war of 1971.
Hemis National Park
The Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary, which spans an area of 600 square kilometres, was named after the Hemis Monastery. It is located on the west bank of the River Indus. The Hemis Sanctuary’s terrain is characterised by rocky valleys with large expanses of grassland and numerous dense patches of shrubs and trees. It is dotted with rocks and boulders. The rare shapu, bharal, wolf, Pallas’ cat, ibex, Tibetan argali, and Ladakh urial are among the animals that are typically found in such high altitudes. It has also been designated as a snow leopard reserve.