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Leh

(9000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Jammu and Kashmir | India
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Leh is categorised as Pilgrimage / Adventure / Remote Himalayas


Shanti Stupa Leh (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Leh Market (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Hemis Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Thiksey Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Shey Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Eurasian Magpie - Commonly found bird in Leh (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
View from Spituk - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Sindhu Ghat - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
View from Phyang - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
View from Thiksey - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Hall of Fame Museum - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Jama Masjid - - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
View of Leh from Shanti Stupa - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Enroute to Basgo - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar
Phyang Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Baldiri)
Spituk Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Redtigerxyz)
Namgyal Tsemo Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Kondephy)
Leh Palace (Photo Courtesy: Beefy SAFC)
Stok Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Baldiri)
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
Khardungla Pass
Khardungla Top
View from Khardungla

Reasons to Visit
  • Leh is the capital city of the region of Ladakh.
  • Leh lies at altitude of 10500 ft and the region which is a high altitude desert, home to ancient monasteries, and offers some extreme weather and exceptional views.
  • Attraction of Leh and region around is because of the old world charm it offers with some amazing views and adventure possibilities.
  • Leh is access point to visit High altitude lakes (Tsomoriri, Tsokar and Pangong Lake) and High Altitude desert (Nubra Valley)
  • Manali - Leh route is highly adventurous and legendary as it passes through some of the highest mountain passes in the world
  • Srinagar - Leh route passes through Sonamarg (Close range snow peak views), Kargil (LoC with Pakistan), Lamayuru Monastery (oldest monastery in Ladakh), high mountain pases and amazing Zanskar river views and considered an attraction alternative to Manali - Leh route.
Know It
  • Leh is base point to access the region and only airport. The road access from Srinagar to Leh and Manali to Leh is open from May/June-September. Only access rest of the year is by a flight Inner line Permits: For visiting Khardungla, Nubra Valley, Pangong and Tsomo-riri Lakes and the Dah-Hanu area of Leh District, it is mandatory to obtain Protected Area permits from the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Leh. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, issues this permission.
Recommendations
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Leh
  • Leh is connected by Air with New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow

Leh has 51 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Mid-segment35
Premium8
Luxury1
Experiential7
Type of HotelsCount
Hotel41
Resort4
Adventure / Camp4
Farm1
Homestay1

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15 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Leh

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Short Break (4-6 nights)5
Holiday (7 or more)10

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List of Holidays for Leh

Short Break

  • Amazing Ladakh (6 Nights)
  • Journey of Ladakh via Kargil (7 Nights)
  • Journey of Ladakh via Manali (6 Nights)
  • Journey to Ladakh Air Package (Ex-Delhi) (6 Nights)
  • Ladakh Winter Break (4 Nights)

Holiday

  • Best of Ladakh Air Package (Ex-Delhi) (7 Nights)
  • Best of Ladakh with Turtuk (7 Nights)
  • Calls of Mountains (7 Nights)
  • Complete Ladakh with Tsomoriri (8 Nights)
  • Highlights of Ladakh (9 Nights)
  • Journey of Ladakh via Kargil with Uley (7 Nights)
  • Journey to Ladakh Air Package (Ex-Mumbai) (7 Nights)
  • Ladakh and Kashmir with Zanskar Valley (16 Nights)
  • Memorable Journey to Ladakh (9 Nights)
  • Return trip to Srinagar (8 Nights)

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Leh has 61 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Leh Airport and Hotel in AlchiRs. 2354
Pickup/Drop between Leh Airport and Hotel in LehRs. 588

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
Car hire - Leh Drop from Manali via 2 night stays at Keylong / Jispa / SarchuRs. 25227
Car hire - Leh Drop from Manali via Overnight at Keylong / Jispa / SarchuRs. 21708
Leh to Dha-Beema Kargil via Batalik back to Leh via Lamayuru route in 3 daysRs. 18060
Nubra Valley Excursion from Leh to Visit Diskit -Hunder-Sumur-Panamik (2 days)Rs. 11155
Nubra Valley Excursion from Leh to visit Diskit -Hunder-Sumur-Panamik via Warila in 2 daysRs. 13762
Nubra Valley Excursion from Leh to Visit Diskit-Hunder-Sumur (2 days)Rs. 9986
Nubra Valley Excursion from Leh to visit Diskit-Hunder-Sumur-Panamik-Intsa in 2 daysRs. 11798
Nubra Valley Excursion from Leh to visit Diskit-Hunder-Turtuk in 2 daysRs. 13848
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 2 days)Rs. 27435
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 3 days) or Vice VersaRs. 30092
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Jispa via Tsomoriri-Tsokar in 2 or 3 days or Vice VersaRs. 26876
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Keylong via Tsomoriri-Tsokar in 2 or 3 days or Vice VersaRs. 28750
Pickup from Leh and drop to Manali in 2 days or Vice VersaRs. 22787
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Manali via Tsomoriri-Tsokar in 3 days or Vice VersaRs. 33737
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - 2 days or Vice VersaRs. 19423
Visit from Leh to Basgo-Likir-Alchi-Rezong-Uletokpo-Lamayuru monasteries in 2 daysRs. 8938
Visit from Leh to Pangong Lake / Spangmik and return on Day 2Rs. 10875
Visit from Leh to Phyang-Basgo-Likir-Alchi-Rezdong-Lamayuru-Dah Monasteries in 2 daysRs. 12795

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day Sightseeing in LehRs. 1148
Day visit from Leh to Alchi - Likir - LamayuruRs. 6644
Day visit from Leh to Lamayuru MonasteryRs. 5905
Day visit from Leh to Nubra ValleyRs. 9365
Day Visit from Leh to Sham Valley MonasteriesRs. 4499
Day visit from Leh to Zangdok Spalgiri-3 Idiot School Sindhu Ghat-Shey-Thiksey-Hemis monasteriesRs. 2900
Day visit from Leh Zangdok Palri-Stok-Shey-Thiksey monasteriesRs. 1886
Day visit Monasteries in and around LehRs. 3169
Day visit Monasteries in and around Leh Shey-3 Idiot School-Sindhu Ghat-Thiksey-HemisRs. 2800
Day visit Monasteries in and around Leh Shey-ThikseyRs. 1148
Day visit Monasteries in and around Leh Shey-Thiksey-HemisRs. 2640
Day visit Monasteries in and around Leh Shey-Thiksey-StokRs. 3169
Day visit to Tsomoriri-Tsokar via Mahi bridge back to Leh from TaglanglaRs. 15078
Evening Excursion to Shanti Stupa from LehRs. 329
Leh to Alchi - Likir - Rezong Day visit and backRs. 4656
Leh to Alchi and Lamayuru Day visit and backRs. 6290
Leh to Alchi, Likir, Basgo Monastery Day visit and backRs. 3718
Leh to Alchi-Likir Day visit and backRs. 3415
Leh to Hall of Fame - Magnetic Hill - Pathar Sahib - Sangam - Spituk Day VisitRs. 2296
Leh to Pangong Lake Day visit and backRs. 9135
Leh to Tsomoriri Via Mahe bridge Day visit and backRs. 12455
Leh to Ulley Day visit and backRs. 3437
Sightseeing Around LehRs. 1148
Sightseeing to Khardungla TopRs. 2704
Visit to Leh Palace - Sankar Monastery - Shanti Stupa from LehRs. 1148
Visit to Sankar - Spituk - Phyang Monasteries from LehRs. 1658
Visit to Sankar Monastery - Shanti Stupa from LehRs. 488
Visit to Shey-Thiksey-Hemis-Stakna Monasteries from LehRs. 2696
Visit to Shey-Thiksey-Hemis-Stok Monasteries from LehRs. 3169
Visit to Spituk-Phyang Monasteries from LehRs. 1394
Visit to Stakna-Matho-Chemday-Takthok Monasteries from LehRs. 4395
Visit to Stakna-Matho-Shey-Thiksey-Hemis-Stok Monasteries from LehRs. 3539
Visit to Stok-Stakna Monasteries from LehRs. 1933
Visit to Stok-Stakna-Matho Monasteries from LehRs. 2215
Visit to Tsemo Monastery - Leh Palace - Shanti Stupa from LehRs. 1148

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Leh and Drop to Srinagar - Same Day or Vice VersaRs. 16519
Pickup from Leh and drop to Temisgam or Vice VersaRs. 3334
Pickup from Leh to Baltal/Sonamarg or Vice VersaRs. 15119
Pickup/Drop between Leh and TsomoririRs. 8893
Pickup/Drop between Leh and UleyRs. 2644

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Leh Railway Station and Hotel in AlchiRs. 2354

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Leh has 1 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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Cycling1

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Cycling

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18 Travel Ideas listed for Leh. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • High Altitude Monasteries around Leh
  • Ladakh Experience
  • Manali - Leh - High Altitude Himalayan Cycling
  • Manali to Leh - Biking and Himalayan Adventure drive experience
  • Padum - Hemis Trek - Trekking in Ladakh
  • Photography in Ladakh
  • Rafting in Ladakh in Zanskar River
  • Srinagar to Leh - Biking and Himalayan Adventure drive experience
  • Stok - Kangri Trek - Trekking in Ladakh
  • Wildlife in Ladakh

Festivals linked to Leh (Jammu And Kashmir)

  • Hemis Festival
  • Ladakh Festival
  • Losar Festival
  • Matho Narang Festival
  • Phyang Tsedup Festival
  • Spitok Gustor Zanskar
  • Stok Guru Tsechu
  • Thiksay Gustor

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Jama Masjid Ladakh is one of the ancient mosques of Leh and is a popular spot for visit for its architectural and heritage significance.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Mosque
    2
    Leh Palace overlooks Leh and was modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century and was later abandoned. The palace, a ruin, is currently being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. The palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas.
    View Point, Heritage Site
    Himalayan Views, Royal Heritage
    3
    Hall of Fame Leh is a museum constructed and maintained by the Indian army in memory of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the Indo-Pak wars
    Museum
    Military Museum
    4
    Kali Mata temple is a locally popular temple near Leh Airport dedicated to Goddess Kali.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    5
    Namgyal Tsemo Monastery is a Buddhist monastery at 5 kms from Leh Founded in 1430. It has a three-story high gold idol of Maitreya Buddha and ancient manuscripts and frescoes.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    5
    Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist stupa on a hilltop near Leh built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself. The stupa has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery
    5
    Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery at 8 kms from Leh in 11th century and part of the the Yellow Hat sect in the 15th century. The monastery contains 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali (unveiled during the annual Spitok festival).
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    8
    Sindhu Ghat is situated at 10 km up stream the Indus River from Leh near the Shey monastery. It is a peaceful river bank offering excellent views of the area around.
    Lake or Riverside
    Riverside
    10
    Stok Palace is a Buddhist monastery at 15 kms from Leh. It was founded in the 14th Century and has a notable library. A ritual dance-mask festival is held annually. It is referred as a palace as well as it was used for some time as a residence by the roya family of Ladakh.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    15
    Phyang Monastery is a Buddhist monastery 16 kms west of Leh. Phyang contains numerous sacred shrines inside the monastery, frescoes dating from the royal period, and a 900 year old museum which has an extensive collection of idols including a number of fine Kashmiri bronzes probably dating to the 14th century, thangkas, Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian firearms and weapons
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    16
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Thikse Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat sect at 19 kms and is noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh. The monastery is located at an altitude of 11,800 ft asl and is a 12-storey complex and houses many items of Buddhist art such as stupas, statues, thangkas, wall paintings and swords.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    19
    Basgo Monastery, also known as Basgo or Bazgo Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery on Leh - Alchi route. The monastery is situated on top of the hill and is noted for its Buddha statue and murals.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    33
    Khardung La (17582 ft asl) is one of the worlds highest motorable passes at 39 kms from Leh. Khardung La offers spectacular views and is kind of must visit for any traveller to Leh.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    39
    Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, located at 45 kms from Ladakh. The monastery existed before 11th century and was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi king. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is held here in early June.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    45
    At 70 kms from Leh, Alchi Choskor(10000 - 11000 ft) is situated on the banks of Indus River. It is the Jewel among Ladakhs monasteries. The main attraction here is the Alchi Gompa, a Buddhist worshipping place and study center, with an estimated 1000 years old
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    70
    Pangong Lake is an high altitude lake visited ex-Leh (128 kms). The lake is 134 kms long and max 5 km wide. Pangong drive from Leh is most spectacular via Changla pass and staying overnight at Pangong Lake is nothing short of an experience. Pangong area is also renowned for bird watching as its a nesting grounds for migratory birds like Bar headed Geese and being considered for a Ramsar site.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake, Bird Watching
    128
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    White Water Rafting starts in July-August season from Phey at 12 kms from Leh and ends at Nimo which is 36 kms from Leh. This is mostly of Grade II or III easy rapids and one can experience amazing natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, villages and monasteries.
    Activity
    White Water Rafting
    12
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Shey Monastery and the Shey Palace complex are located 15 kilometres south of Leh on the Leh-Manali road. Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh in the past
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    15
    Gurdwara Pathar Sahib was constructed in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev in the region. Gurdwara is located at about 25 kms from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level.
    Gurdwara
    Major Gurdwara
    25
    Likir Monastery or Likir Gompa is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh located approximately 52 kilometres from Leh off Kargil highway. It is a scenic place and is significant as it is the seat of the Ngari Rinpoche.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    52
    Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh and visited enroute on the Leh - Srinagar route. It has a population of around 150 permanent monks resident.
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    109

Destinations within reach from Leh

  • Nimu ( 30 Km )

    Nimu lies mid-way between Leh and Alchi and is renowned for being one of the end point of the more

  • Alchi ( 70 Km )

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

  • Uley ( 70 Km )

    Uley (or Uleytopko) lies on the Leh - Srinagar highway at about 70 kms from Leh near Alchi more

  • Temisgam ( 82 Km )

    Themisgam is a rural hamlet in remote Himalayas off Srinagar - Leh route between Lamayuru and more

  • Mulbekh ( 190 Km )

    Mulbekh is a small village located in Kargil District. It is about 45 km east of Kargil, enroute more

  • Tsokar ( 195 Km )

    Tsokar Lake is approximately 45 km northwest of the Tsomoriri Lake at a height of 4,485 more

  • Keylong ( 350 Km )

    Keylong (10000 ft asl) lies about 117 kms from Manali beyond Rohtang pass on the legendary Manali more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Leh,Jammu and Kashmir,India

January
-14°C / -32°C
February
-12°C / -27°C
March
-7°C / -23°C
April
-5°C / -20°C
May
-2°C / -14°C
June
5°C / -4°C
July
8°C / 2°C
August
9°C / 4°C
September
4°C / -4°C
October
-5°C / -20°C
November
-10°C / -25°C
December
-12°C / -29°C

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
AyuSituated on the outskirts of Leh, a green area where farming is done.Experiential1
Town Centre and aroundMost hotels are situated in 3 kms radius in town centre and surrounding areas of Changspa and Skara.Transit/Business/Holiday43
AglingVillage near Spituk monastery offering guests experiential staysGetaway/Experiential1
ThikseyThiksey is set around Thiksey monastery at 17 kms from Leh on the Manali highway. This is where some experiential and adventure oriented camps are setupExperiential4
SabooSaboo is a riverside countryside area located at a few kms on outskirts of Leh enroute the road that leads to Thiskey and onwards to Pangong Lake and Manali. Getaway/Experiential1
Gyamtsa valleyGyamtsa valley (7 kms north of Leh) is located amidst whispering willows in a private farm surrounded by majestic mountains, lush green meadows, fresh water streams and spring. Getaway/Experiential1
Airport in Leh
  • Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport ( IXL ) , Leh
Recommended travel connections to Leh from Major Cities.
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