Ladakh Travel Guide

What to see? About the region

  • Prayer flags in Leh, Ladakh

    Leh

    The narrow streets and alley ways of Leh are the perfect place to start your exploration of Ladakh. Chat with the local people, pickup a few words of the language and take a walk up to Leh Palace for incredible views over the town and the Indus Valley. If you have arrived in Leh by air, it is best to spend a few days in town to adjust to the altitude.
  • Tikse Monastery Ladakh

    Thiksey Monastery

    Thiksey is the most visited of the many beautiful monasteries in Ladakh due to its proximity to Leh. Although it may feel more touristy, this is none the less a incredible place to explore and meet the monks who live on site. Look out for the enormous and intricate statue of Maitreya Buddha.
  • Stok Kangri seen from Leh

    Stok Kangri

    A beautiful 6000m peak clearly visible from Leh and part of the Stok Range. Rated as one of the easiest 6000m peaks in the world to climb, the summit was popular with trekkers but is currently closed.
  • Khardung La

    At 5600m high, the Khardung La is the second highest navigable road in the world and the gateway to the beautiful Nubra Valley below. Each summer many people will drive to the top of the pass with mountain bikes and enjoy the long the descent on two wheels back to Leh. The highest road in the world is also found in Ladakh, the Umling La reaches nearly 5800m
  • Ganda La Pass

    Nimmoo

    At the village of Nimmoo, on the Srinagar to Leh highway, the Zanskar river emerges from the mountains and joins the mighty Indus river on its 3180km journey to the Arabian Sea. A truly beautiful sight and well worth a stop if you are passing by.

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