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15 Best Places To Visit In Leh

The 15 best places to visit in Leh Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Hall of fame, Numbra Valley, Thiksey Monastery, Magnetic hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Indus river, Chang La Pass, Sangam Point, Sarchu, Pangong lake, Moriri lake, and Khardung La Pass.

15 Best Places To Visit In Leh

Shanti Stupa, Leh Ladhak 

Shanti stupa is a white-domed building located at the steep hilltop in Leh district, of Ladhak Union Territory, India.  Shanti stupa is at an elevation of 11841 feet from sea level. It was built by the Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura. It gives a panoramic view of the surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys.  It promotes world peace and prosperity. The timing of the Buddhist stupa is from 5 AM to 9 PM. The distance between Shanti Stupa from Leh is 5 km away.

Leh Palace, Ladhak

Leh Palace is also known as Lachen Palkar Palace. The palace was constructed during the 17th century. It is 9 storied building at the base of Tsemo Ridge. The structure of the Leh Palace is Tibetan style. It is located at Namgyal Hill in Leh. It is at an altitude of 17582 feet from sea level. Leh Palace was constructed by Sengge Namgyal. The height of the Leh Palace is 4267 meters. The timing of the Leh Palace is from 8 AM to 5 PM. The distance of the Leh Palace from Leh is 2.5 km away.

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery is also called Namgyal Tsemo Gompa. It is a Buddhist monastery in the Leh district of North India. The Gompa was built in 1430 by the King of that time Tashi Namgyal. The Namgyal Gompa is famous for the three-storied high solid gold idol of Maitreya Buddha.  Namgyal Gompa is located at a rocky crag behind the ancient Royal Palace. The timing of the Namgyal Gompa is from 1 AM to 8 PM.

Hall Of Fame In Leh Ladhak

Hall of Fame is a museum constructed by the Indian Army in memory of soldiers who lost lives during the war. The museum has weapons, history, exhibits, and a souvenir shop. It is located near Leh Artfield.  Hall of fame organizes the light show for the tourist. The timing of the light show is from 9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 7 PM. The entry fee of Rupees 200 is required which includes Jorawar fort, and light and music at the hall of fame.  The distance of Hall of fame from Leh is 4 km away. The address of the Hall of fame is 4GQR +MCH, Leh.

Numbra Valley, Ladhak

Numbra Valley is also called the Dumbra valley. Numbra valley is famous for its Bacterian Camel, Orchids, and scenic view.  The Double hammed camel in Leh is called the Bacterian camel.  The camel safari to Hunder and Diskit is an attraction among tourists of all ages. Numbra valley is coved by lofty mountains on all its sides. The Numbra River and Shyok River are great attractions in Numbra Valley. The weather in the Numbra valley is very cold, nearly below zero Degree Celsius most of the time. The best month to visit Numbra valley is April to June when the temperature is above 4 Degree Celsius. Numbra Valley lies at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level.  

Thiksey Monastery, Ladhak

Thiksey Monastery is also known as Thiksey Gompa. Thiksey Monastery is the largest monastery in the Ladhak region of India. This monastery is famous for its architecture and location. The architecture of the Gompa is like that of Potala Palace in Lhasa of Tibet in China. Sometimes it is also called “Mini Potala”. Thiksey monastery is located on the top hill in Thiksey on Leh to Manali Road. Thiksey monastery is affiliated with Tibetan Buddhism. Thiksey monastery is a 15th-century structure. The timing of the monastery is 6 AM to 7 PM. The distance of Thiksey monastery from Leh is 15 km away.

Magnetic Hill – Zero Gravity Place

Magnetic Hill is also known as Gravity Hill. The fact is that the hill does not really have the magnetic force to move the object. The surrounding slopes of the area created an optical illusion of the hill.  Actually, the road becomes the downhill road. The vehicle or object on the road moves on the hillside due to gravity. The magnetic hill is located at an elevation of 14,000 feet from sea level. The distance of magnetic hill from Leh is 30 km away.

Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Leh

Gurudwara Pather Sahib is built in the memory of Guru Nanak Ji founder of the Sikh faith. Guru Nanak Ji visited that place in the Leh region. The distance of Gurudwara Pather sahib from Leh is 25 km away. It is located at a height of 12000 feet from sea level. It was built in the year 1517. It is a beautiful place surrounded by a mountain view.

Indus River

The Indus is a river system fed by snow and glacier of the Himalayas. The five rivers Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej are its main tributaries.  Indus River camp is located on the bank of the Indus river. The Indus river camp is a 42-acre natural sanctuary. It has a luxurious cottage for accommodation. The look of the Indus River and Himalayas from the cottage is amazing. The Indus river camp is 8 km from Leh.

Chang La Pass Ladhak

Chang La pass is the highest mountain pass in Asia. It is considered the second-highest most memorable road in the world. It is located at an elevation of 17585 feet in the Ladhak range between Leh and Shyok valley. It lies between the Leh and Pangong lakes. The temperature of the road from November to December ranges from – 15 to 24 Degree Celsius. The temperature between  January and February is between -15 to -4 Degree Celsius and from June to October is 5 to 40 Degree Celsius.

Sarchu, Leh

Sarchu is an important stop between Manali and Leh. Sarchu is also known as Sir Bhum Chun. Sarchu has tented accommodation.  It is located on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Ladhak. The height of Sarchu is 4290 meters. The distance between Sarchu from Manali is 210 km and requires 5 hours 30 minutes to reach. The distance of Sarchu from Leh is 259 km and requires 8 hours to reach. The temperature of Sarchu is very chilled ranging between -35 to 3 Degree Celsius in the winter season. 

Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake

Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake is an endothermic lake in Leh district of India. It is a saltwater lake. Pangong Tso is located at an altitude of 4350 meters from sea level. Pangong Tso extended from India to China. Its 30% area is in India while the remaining 70% is in China. The color of the lake water seems to be blue. The length of the lake is 134 km, the width is 5 km, and the depth is 330 feet. The distance of the Pangong Tso from Leh is 217 km away. The temperature of the Lake in December, January, and February range from -15 Degree Celsius to 3  Degree Celsius. The water of the lake froze in December. The temperature of the Pangong Tso during summer ranges from 5 Degree Celsius to 40 Degree Celsius.

Tso Moriri Lake

Tso Moriri Lake is also known as Mountain Lake. It is in the Changthang plateau in the northern Indian state of Ladhak.  It is located at an altitude of 4522 meters from sea level. The length of the Tso Moriri lake is 19 km, the width is 3 km, and the depth is 105 meters. The distance of the Tso Moriri from Leh is 213 km. The distance of Tso Moriri from Pangong Tso is 365.8 km via Tska La road. The temperature of the Tso Moriri in January, February, and March ranges from -15 Degree Celsius to -1 Degree Celsius and is freezing cold. The temperature of the Tso Moriri in August and September is between 2 Degree Celsius to 18 Degree Celsius and is the highest temperature. Tso Moriri is a Ramsar site in the world declared under Wetland of International Impact in 2003.

Sangam Point Ladhak

Sangam Point is the confluence of the Two Rivers Indus and Zanskar. Zanskar River is the tributary of the Indus river. The Sangam point is the top tourist attraction in Leh. Sangam point is located at Nimmu on Leh – Srinagar highway.  The distance between Sangam Point from Leh is 35 km away.

Khardung La Pass Ladhak

Khardung La pass is a mountain pass located in Ladhak Range, Ladhak of Himalaya. It is the third-highest pass in the world. The distance of the Khardungla pass is  40 km from Leh. It is located at an altitude of 17582 feet from sea level. The Khardungla pass connects the Leh to Numbra valley and Siachen base camp. The temperature of the Khardung La Pass in August and September ranges from 9 Degree Celsius to 25 Degree Celcius. The temperature of Khardungla pass in August drops to 0 Degree Celcius. The temperature in the summer season is 25 Degree Celcius.

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