The light of the Himalayas.
Being the capital of Ladakh, Leh is one of the most beautiful and fascinating tourist destinations The region is blessed with beautiful landscapes, sky-kissing monuments, tranquil lakes and evergreen forests which cast a magical scenic beauty. Apart from that, Leh tour offers the tourists plenty of recreational and adventurous activities like hiking, trekking, river rafting, polo and archery to get engrossed with.
History and Culture
Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east, Kashmir to the west and also between India and China for centuries.
The region is surrounded by the alpine desert and beautiful landscapes. The dry barren landscape of Leh is full of historic Buddhist monasteries, which gives it an incredible sight to behold. Enjoy the mesmerizing view from the top of the Khardungla Pass, defy the gravity at the magnetic hill, feel the peace at Shanti Stupa, try to breathe out at the Drass Valley, pray for the war heroes at Kargil, and do many more such amazing things wandering at the hypnotizing sites in Leh, Ladakh.
- The Bactrian camel (two-humped) is a large, even-toed ungulate native. The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the single-humped dromedary camel; they are rare compared to single hump camels. These camels are one of the main attractions of the Nubra valley in Ladakh.
- The mystical Magnetic Hill which is also known as the “gravity hill”, is located near Leh. The alignment of the road with the slope of the background can give the illusion that cars can drift upwards.
- Ladakh is a desert, but it is still over 225 species of birds such as finches, robins, redstarts and Hoopoe are found here in abundance.
- The Khardung La or Khardung Pass in Ladakh until very recently was the world’s highest motorable road at nearly 17,600 ft., was usurped by an 86 kilometer road constructed in the same region, going via Umlingta Top, by the Border Roads Organization (BRO). This trail is at the height of over 19,300 feet.
The best time to visit Leh is in Summer (April - June). This is when the climate here is most pleasant, with the snow from winter all thawed and balmy weather.
- April - June