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Hillside Getaway | Remote Himalayas

Khardungla Pass
Rangdum Monastery - Photo Courtesy Hanon JP
Lamayuru Monastery - Photo Courtesy Kondephy
Enroute Likir to Phiyang - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
View from Likir Monastery - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Enroute Likir to Phiyang - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Enroute Leh - Alchi Route - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Moon Landscape near Lamayuru - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Confluence of Zanskar and Indus near Nimmu
Photo Courtesy Dimple Shah
Mulbekh Monastery
Tsokar Lake
Nomads around Tsomoriri
Around Tsomoriri
Tsomoriri Lake
Zanskar Indus Confluence

Ladakh as a region (9000 to 17000 ft asl) is an arid region home to some of the most rugged terrains, inhospitable weather in winter and an area that receives very little of rain being a predominantly a high altitude desert. Ladakh is home to a number of high altitude monasteries.

Guests typically arrive for a unique mix of high altitude adventurous drives, rugged landscape and high altitude monasteries. Some of the high altitude passes around the area comprise.

* Changla Pass (enroute Pangong Lake)
* Khardungla Pass (enroute Nubra Valley) – One of the world’s highest motorable passes at over 17000 ft asl

Guests can also experience White water Rafting in Zanskar River offering spectacular landscapes enroute and Nubra valley ( Home to a unique high altitude desert and double humped Bacterian camels). Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, a Sikh pilgrimage center is also located 25 kms from Leh.

Some of the high Altitude monasteries include
* In and around Leh Town (within 15 kms) – Namgyal Tsemo (15 kms), Stok (5 kms), Spituk (8 kms)
* Monastery Excursions - Thikse Monastery (19 kms), Hemis (45 kms)
* Visited Kargil route -  Alchi Monastery (70 kms from Leh ), Likir (52 kms from Leh), Lamayuru (109 kms from Leh), Mulbekh (40 kms from Kargil)
* Part of Zanskar Valley ex-Kargil – Rangdum (100 kms from Kargil), Karsha near Padum (240 kms from Kargil).

Experiential travellers with an interest in trekking head for Temisgam (Between Alchi - Lamayuru) for some trekking along Indus River, exploring remote villages and village walks.

Leh is the only place with decent hotels. Other places have mostly camps or small lodges. Leh can be the most unusual experiences and can be most memorable and once in a life time experience for an experiential traveler.
 

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  • At 70 kms from Leh, Alchi Choskor(10000 - 11000 ft) is situated on the banks of Indus River. It is more

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    Alchi ( 1 Kms ), Likir ( 21 Kms ), Temisgam ( 30 Kms ), Nimu ( 32 Kms ), Uley ( 39 Kms ), Leh ( 70 Kms )
  • Thikse Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat sect at 19 kms and is noted for more

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    Leh ( 19 Kms )
  • Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, located at 45 kms from more

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    Leh ( 45 Kms )
  • Stok Palace is a Buddhist monastery at 15 kms from Leh. It was founded in the 14th Century and has more

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    Leh ( 15 Kms )
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    Jama Masjid Ladakh is one of the ancient mosques of Leh and is a popular spot for visit for its more

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    Leh ( 2 Kms )
  • Gurdwara Pathar Sahib was constructed in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of more

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    Leh ( 25 Kms )
  • Leh Palace

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    Leh Palace overlooks Leh and was modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was more

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    Leh ( 3 Kms )
  • Likir Monastery or Likir Gompa is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh located approximately 52 more

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    Likir, Alchi ( 20 Kms ), Nimu ( 22 Kms ), Uley ( 26 Kms ), Temisgam ( 41 Kms ), Leh ( 52 Kms )
  • Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh and visited enroute on the Leh - more

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    Lamayuru, Temisgam ( 34 Kms ), Alchi ( 57 Kms ), Uley ( 87 Kms ), Leh ( 109 Kms ), Kargil ( 149 Kms )
  • Nubra Valley (120 kms from Leh) is known for being the high altitude desert area and home to more

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    Nubra Valley ( 5 Kms )
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    Leh ( 5 Kms ), Likir ( 55 Kms ), Alchi ( 65 Kms ), Uley ( 73 Kms )
  • Pangong Lake

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    Pangong Lake is an high altitude lake visited ex-Leh (128 kms). The lake is 134 kms long and max 5 more

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    Pangong Lake, Leh ( 128 Kms ), Kargil ( 149 Kms )
  • Tsomoriri lake

    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    Tsomoriri Lake is a high altitude lake located at 215 kms east of Leh. Tsomoriri Lake is declared more

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    Tsomoriri Lake ( 1 Kms ), Tsokar ( 50 Kms )
  • Tsokar Lake

    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    Tsokar is a lake at about 50 kms from Tsomoriri closer to Manali - Leh route and is an inportant more

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    Tsokar ( 1 Kms ), Tsomoriri Lake ( 50 Kms )
  • Khardungla Pass

    View Point
    Khardung La (17582 ft asl) is one of the worlds highest motorable passes at 39 kms from Leh. more

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    Leh ( 39 Kms )
  • The Shey Monastery and the Shey Palace complex are located 15 kilometres south of Leh on the more

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    Leh ( 15 Kms )
  • White Water Rafting starts in July-August season from Phey at 12 kms from Leh and ends at Nimo more

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    Nimu ( 2 Kms ), Leh ( 12 Kms )
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    Rangdum
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    Mulbekh ( 6 Kms ), Kargil ( 34 Kms )
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    Mulbekh ( 2 Kms )
  • Stongday Gompa is built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the oasis-like village below. It lies 20 Km more

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    Padum ( 20 Kms )
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    Padum ( 6 Kms )
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    Sani Monastery is located next to the village of Sani at 6 kms from Padum and approachable by a 2 more

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    Padum ( 6 Kms )
  • Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery at 8 kms from Leh in 11th century and part of the the more

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    Leh ( 8 Kms ), Nimu ( 22 Kms )
  • Shanti Stupa

    Monastery
    Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist stupa on a hilltop near Leh built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu more

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    Leh ( 5 Kms )
  • Hall of Fame Leh is a museum constructed and maintained by the Indian army in memory of the brave more

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    Leh ( 4 Kms )
  • Kali Mata Temple

    Temple or Holy Place
    Kali Mata temple is a locally popular temple near Leh Airport dedicated to Goddess more

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    Leh ( 5 Kms )
  • Diskit Monastery is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley region of more

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    Nubra Valley ( 14 Kms )
  • Phyang Monastery is a Buddhist monastery 16 kms west of Leh. Phyang contains numerous sacred more

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    Leh ( 16 Kms )
  • Sindhu Bank

    Lake or Riverside
    Sindhu Ghat is situated at 10 km up stream the Indus River from Leh near the Shey monastery. It is more

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    Leh ( 10 Kms )
  • Basgo Monastery, also known as Basgo or Bazgo Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery on Leh - Alchi route. more

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    Nimu ( 8 Kms ), Alchi ( 27 Kms ), Leh ( 33 Kms ), Temisgam ( 49 Kms )
  • Kargil War Memorial at Drass is the ultimate tribute to Indian soldiers martyred in Kargil war and more

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    Kargil ( 54 Kms ), Sonamarg ( 69 Kms )