Ladakh is without a doubt one of the most amazing trips you can take in India because it has the two most powerful mountain ranges in the world—the Himalayas and the Karakoram—the three highest motorable roads—Chang La, Khardung La, and Tanglang La—desert mountains, breathtaking night skies, rainbows, Tibetan monasteries, blossoms, lakes, rainbow hills, and the most beautiful landscapes.

Things to do in ladakh

Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake, sometimes referred to as Pangong Tso, is a high-altitude lake renowned for its exquisite blue water, which is said to change color three or four times a day from dawn to dusk as a result of golden mountains and sunlight.

One may reach the Pangong lake, which is around 150 kilometers from Leh, after traveling for five hours via the Changla pass, which is 17,590 feet (5,360 meters) high. At about 4,350 meters (14,250 ft) above sea level, Pangong Lake is located. Pangong Lake’s water is salted. The lake totally freezes over and becomes walkable in the winter due to a heavy layer of frost covering the waters.

Khardungla Pass

About 38 kilometers to the north of Leh, the Khardungla Pass may be accessed by a difficult path that features multiple hairpin turns and a steep elevation. The elevation of the Khardungla Pass is 18,380 feet above mean sea level. The Leh-Khardungla pass-Nubra route is the highest road in India and among the highest highways in the world. Thousands of visitors visit Khardungla Pass because it is so tall and scary.

Many riders flock to Khardungla Pass from all over the world in an attempt to beat personal records for riding beyond 18,000 feet. The Indian Army keeps a fortress atop Khardung-la, which offers a stunning view of the Himalayan peaks.

Nubra Valley

The Khardungla Pass, also called Khardongla, is the highest motorable road in India and one of the world’s highest motorable roadways, connecting Leh to the Nubra Valley at an elevation of 18,380 feet. Nubra’s previous name was Ladorma, which means “valley of flowers.”

In Nubra Valley, there are three primary settlements: Hunder, Sumur, and Diskit. Diskit is almost 130 kilometers away from Leh. Nubra Valley is warmer than Leh. Due to its large, level valleys, Hunder sand dunes, double-humped camels, and several pockets of flora that resemble desert oasis, Nubra is a destination that travelers simply must see. Travelers choose to spend their time at Nubra Valley camping. However, Nubra Valley has a large number of excellent inns, guesthouses, and

Diskit Monastery

The administrative center of the Nubra Valley is Diskit (Disket), which is situated in the Ladakh region of Leh, around 120 kilometers from Leh. The focal point of Diskit is the Diskit Monastery, which is the biggest and oldest gompa in the Nubra Valley. It is situated on the banks of the Shyok River. Diskit and Hunder are separated by seven kilometers. The Diskit monastery was constructed in the fourteenth century by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a student of Tsong Khapa, the founder of the religion. Perched on a precipitous mountain slope, Diskit monastery is situated just above Diskit hamlet.

Shanti Stupa

Situated in the upper elevations of Leh at Changspa (Chanspa), the Shanti Stupa (Peace Temple) is one of the city’s newest tourist attractions.

In 1991, Ladakhi and Japanese Buddhists constructed the stupa. The 14th Dalai Lama placed Buddha treasures at the base of the Shanti Stupa. The stupa is a hilltop structure that holds religious importance for Buddhists.

Two years after work on the project began in 1983, the road leading to the stupa was completed. Trekking aficionados can ascend the steep stairs to get there. It also has very good road access. Because of Leh’s high height, one can get a comprehensive view of the entire city as well as the neighboring mountains.

Leh Palace

The nine-story Leh Palace, which has a view of Leh town, was constructed in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal. Its style is reminiscent of Tibet’s Potala Palace in Lhasa.

Tsewang Namgyal, the founder of the Namgyal dynasty in Ladakh, began construction on Leh Palace in 1553, and his nephew Sengge Namgyal finished it. Stables and storage rooms were situated below the top levels of the palace, which was inhabited by the royal family. Relics from the royal family can be shown in the museum that was created out of Leh Palace. The top floor of the palace offers views across the entire city of Leh.

You can see Leh Palace from practically anywhere in the city. Its proximity to the major market makes it desirable.