6 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh for a Fantastic Vacation

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Popular as the adventure capital of the country, Leh Ladakh is the most visited tourist destination with top three highest mountain passes in the world. The place has strong roots of Buddhism and Tibetan culture and has an Eastern outlook owing to its architecture and cuisine. An isolated adventure spot, Leh Ladakh is the perfect destination to for adventure junkies. With a stretch full of null vegetation hills, craggy mountains, monasteries, clear water bodies and thick snow, this place is on the top of everyone’s travel bucket list. When planning to visit this place, you can buy Leh Ladakh packages online with great discounts well in advance to save big.

6 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh for a Fantastic Vacation

There are many places to visit in Leh Ladakh which speak of its natural beauty and truly deserve a salute!

  1. Nubra Valley: When you go on a trip to Ladakh, it is obvious that you are on a trip to the coolest desert of the world where you will witness the mingling of nature forces very rarely. The cold Nubra Valley is located on the elevation of approximately 3000 meters. The land here is barren due to the scarcity of rainfall. It has two villages Hundar and Diskit, and the latter one has government offices with basic facilities for the people. The other village Hundar is home to Chamba which has some of the spectacular murals.
  2. Pangong Tso: A long and narrow lake, Pangong Tso is a clear reflection of the myriad beauty of Ladakh which deserves to be on the top of your visit list. The lake is located at the height of 4350 meters and extends till Tibet with only 40% area lying in India. When the lake freezes in the winters, it offers awe-inspiring views. Home to many migratory birds, gulls, and wildlife, the lake has species of scrub and perennial herbs.
  3. Alchi: Located in Leh, Alchi Monastery is the historical witness of the existence of the ancient kings of Kashmir with the paintings and murals of that time. ‘Green Tara’ and ‘Wheel of Life’ are among the well-preserved paintings. The monastery also houses three major shrines including Dukhang, the oldest temples in the monastery that has a wooden gate.
  4. Leh: The most looming landscape of Ladakh, Leh is laid with majestic mountains and has many trekking trails, architectural wonders and monasteries. Here, you can go on a visit to Royal Stock Palace where you can explore a huge collection of old weapons, coins, seals, and antique pieces. The Leh Palace, Alchi Monastery and Shanti Stupa are some of the sites that are the must-visit. In Alchi Monastery, you can find the finest samples of paintings and murals.
  5. Tso Moriri: Situated 250 kms away from Leh and at an altitude of 4595 meters, Tso Moriri is a brackish water lake. Considered as one of the beautiful lakes in Leh, Tso Moriri has derived its name from Tso Kar which means Salt Lake in the local language, and interestingly, the lake has been a source of salt for the residents for decades. When sun rays fall on the crystal-clear water of the lake, the water ripples increase the glamour of the lake. The beauty of the lake is complemented by the lofty mountains and attracts a range of wildlife including migratory birds and spotted animals. It is easily accessible through private vehicles, or you can reach here on foot.
  6. Lamayuru: Nestled in the Western Ladakh, Lamayuru is a small village at an altitude of 3500 meters. The landscape of the village is of sediment rock formations in various shapes offering it a cratered look, and thus it is called the ‘moon land’. The village has a legend that at the time of Buddha, Lamayuru was a lake where nagas used to live. A Buddhist yogi caused a split in the hillside due to which the lake emptied creating the sedimentary rock structures. However, whatever is the reason behind the formation, the village gives you a feeling of being on a different planet. There is also a Lamayuru monastery where you can witness a rich collection of wall paintings.

 

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