6 Best things to do in Leh

6 Best things to do in Leh

Set amid the epic Himalayas, Ladakh is picturesque and truly a heaven on earth. The sturdy valleys and the Rocky Mountains, meandering roads, and its vibrant cultural life maintain the excitement and charm of this region. The exemplary fascinating Hill, the Pangong Lake, the convergence of two spiritual rivers, ancient and stunning monasteries, and the highest motorable passes are a few couples of the marvelous attractions of Leh and Ladakh combined. The wide range of trekking routes will overfill your soul and boost up your senses. 

The moon-like desert mountains in Leh remain an uncommon reason for travel for adventure seekers and admirers of Buddhism also seek a part of interest to travel Leh. So, pack your travel essentials with you and get to explore the most alluring destination of India and come back with souvenirs of endless memories with you. To experience these amazing and beautiful things to do, book your Leh Tour packages

Follow this below list of the best things to do in Leh for a picture-perfect holiday:

Drive at the highest motorable road – Khardung La Pass: 

Constructed in 1976, Khardung La pass is also known as Khardzong La is the highest mountain pass in the Ladakh district of Jammu & Kashmir. The best time to visit this pass is between April – June & September – October, as during this period you will find roads tend to be dry because the sun shines bright at a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. Khardung La pass is located at an elevation of 5359 meters. Khardung La pass is a perfect escape for adventure lovers, peace seekers, and mountain biking enthusiasts. However, tourists must require an inner line permit to enter this pass and get through it. From the top, you get to experience picturesque views of the Karakoram Range and The Greater Himalayas.

Take a visit to charming Zanskar Valley: 

Zanskar Valley is located in the Kargil district around 105 km to the east of Ladakh. Locally, Zanskar Valley is pronounced as Zahar. Zanskar valley is accessible by road till October month & the best time to visit this place is from June to September. This place is famous for its raw landscape and is generally visited by tourists for trekking and river rafting. The simplest way to reach Zanskar valley is from Kargil district via Suru Valley. During the winter months from December to February, the only way to reach Zanskar is by undertaking the most distinctive and challenging Chadar Trek.

Visit beautiful Pangong Tso Lake:

Pangong Tso is a popular lake known for its changing color ability. The color changes from shades of turquoise to green to red. Pangong Lake is referred to as one of the highest altitude lakes in the entire world that are filled up with saline water. This breathtakingly beautiful lake has got popular from 3 Idiots movie where Chatur lost it all? Pangong-Tso Lake crosses the international boundary that stretches from India to Bhutan. This place has been a hot favorite camping spot for people traveling to Ladakh. If you visit this beautiful lake during winter, you can get a chance to ice-skate the frozen river. 

Experience the fascinating Chadar Trek:

Get a chance to experience this unique frozen river trek which is called Chadar Trek. Just imagine walking across frozen sheets of ice, with mountains covered by snow on one side and a stream, slowly freezing or melting on the other side, as you walk along the path. The Chadar Trek is The Frozen River Expedition is the most unique and challenging trek across India. Depending on the weather conditions, this unique 6-day Chadar trek is held from the last week of January till the end of February. Chadar Trek is quite challenging but not at all difficult as it includes a flat walk on the frozen river with a minimum amount of climbing.

Discover the marvelous architecture of the Shanti Stupa:

Constructed in 1914, Shanti Stupa in Leh is the most magnificent and unique white-domed Buddhist monument situated at a vertical hilltop at a height of 11841 feet above ground level. Shanti Stupa is a holy place for Buddhist culture and is devoted by the 14th Dalai Lama. The best time to visit the Shanti stupa is during sunrise or sunset as it displays the most picturesque location around. One needs to climb 500 steps from the ground level to reach the top. The structure of Stupa is constructed at 2 levels. The first level displays the golden studded statue of Buddha and Dharamachakra (Chakra of life), where worshippers move the wheels while they pray to God. At the second level, the stupa illustrates the life, Insight, and death of Lord Buddha. While visiting the iconic Shanti stupa, take a round of the stupa and discover the startling beauty of Ladakh.

Sprawl in the beauty of Nubra Valley:

Nubra Valley is truly a heaven on Earth located in the union territory of beautiful Jammu & Kashmir, at a distance of 140 km from Leh. One can witness clear skies and a pleasant climate during the months of April-June and September-October. While visiting Nubra valley, one can enjoy the surrounding Panamik hot springs, Bactrian camel safari, Diksit Monastery, Samstanling Monastery, and Maitreya Buddha. Surrounded by charming Buddhist monasteries and scenic views, aside from being home to one of the best desserts in the whole world, Nubra Valley is a place everyone should visit, especially when touring the Leh Ladakh region.


Hence, Leh-Ladakh is a blend of breathtaking mountains, beautiful climate, and adventure activities. Visit these amazing places in Leh with your friends and family. 

Author Bio

Mrs Meeta Shah: 

Leading female entrepreneur in the Travel Industry, “Mrs. Meeta Shah”, graduated in commerce from Bombay University. She has been awarded as the “Best Female Entrepreneur of India” in Tourism awards Gujarat. She is actively involved in key decisions and itinerary staff management in the travel industry. Progress of Flamingo Transworld Pvt. Ltd. is honored by her efforts and passion. Her contribution to India travel Guide is worth watching for travel lovers.