PLACES OF ATTRACTIONS IN LADAKH

  • Monestries : Hemis, Shey and Thiksay are some of the most popular monasteries of Ladakh which tourists.
  • Monuments: Leh palace, Shey palace, Hanley palace, Hall of fame at Leh.
  • Festivals: Ladakh festival in September October, Himis Festival, Leh dosmoche, Spituk Gustor, Stok Guru Tse-chu, Matho Nagrang, Losar in winter.
  • Sindhu Darshan : The Sindhu Darshan Festival is held in the month of June at Sindhu Glat at shey Ladakh.
  • Zip line adventure : located 25Km east of Leh at Stakna village and it is world’s highest zipline.
  • Horse polo : it can also be seen during horse polo festivals in summer.

Nubra valley

Nubra is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of orchard/flowers. It is situated in the North of Ladakh, between Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of Himalayas & lies at average altitude about 10,000 feet above sea level.

Major attractions of this valley are

  • Khardongla (18350 fts) world’s highest memorable road.
  • Sand dune hunder and sun bath on it.  
  • Siachen glacier.
  • Diskit and Samstan ling monastery
  • Panamik hot spring.
  • Double humped camel safari.
  • Turtuk village

Sham/Aryan valley

Sham valley is known for its apricots, walnuts, apples, buckwheat and Aryan people who live in Bema, Dha, Darchiks, Garcon, Hanu & Batalik villages, the have a distinct culture. Main attraction in sham valley are listed below:

  • Monasteries : Likir, Alchi, Mangue, Rizdong, Lamayuru.
  • Aryan culture: Distinct culture of Aryan people can be seen
  • Magnetic hill: It is located on Leh Srinagar highway at a distance of 27 km west from Leh.
  • Sangam : Confluence of Indus River and Zanskar River located at a distance of 10km from magnetic hill at Nimo village.
  • Rock art : Ancient rock art is mostly found in western Ladakh.
  • River rafting : River rafting facility is available on Indus and Zanskar River at Nimo village.

Changthang valley

This valley is possibly the most attractive areas in the District as far as scenic beauty, brackish lakes and wild life. The vast pastures with their gently flowing streams and the lakes amidst the spectacularly colored mountains are quite unlike anything a tourist see anywhere in India. The main attractions of Changthang are:

  • Pangong Lake : Located 150km east of Leh at an altitude of 14,100 ft. at a distance of 150 km from Leh across This lake is one of the largest and most beautiful natural brackish lakes in the country.
  • Changla pass : (altitude 17,590ft.).
  • ⦁ Tsomoriri Lake: Locate 240km east of Leh: At an altitude of 15,000 ft. above the sea level, at a distance of 240 km.  
  • Chumathang hot spring : located at a distance of 140km east of Leh.
  • Mahe monestry : located near to Chumathang village.

Zanskar valley

Zanskar Valley is located on the southern part of Ladakh it is separated from other parts of Ladakh by the Zanskar mountain range and it has beautiful lush green pastaures and many age old monestries; Places of attractions in zanskar valley are:

  • Rangdum monestry
  • Phuktal monestry.
  • Lush green pastaures.
  • Yaks.