Leh City Guide
Leh is a pristine town situated in the heart of Ladakh and adorned with a gorgeous landscape. After being opened for travelers in 1974, the city has been welcoming copious explorers and tourists visiting Leh to take in the beautiful vibes of this city. For those yearning for a striking break from the modern cities, Leh is a town worth discovering and where you can spend hours pondering over the scenic hues of Ladakh and appreciating its splendor. Thus, here are all the details you need to know about Leh and to have a great time in this exquisite city!
Best time to Visit
Summer is the ideal season to take a trip to Leh. Since the roads of Ladakh are opened from mid-May and you’re planning to visit Leh before May, then you have to arrive here by taking a flight. Further, you can go for traveling by road from May till November and after that, the winters begin which are chilly and cold. So, summer and spring seasons are the best time to head to Leh and immerse in its stunning charm.
How to Reach
The road routes to Leh are either from Manali or Srinagar. So if you are traveling to Leh via road, you can take the route from Manali which covers 473 km or you can go for the Srinagar route which is 434 km long. Moreover, the closest railway station to Leh is Pathankot or Udhampur. There are also many bus services available from Delhi to Leh. You can also take a stop at Manali or Srinagar and take a bus to Leh from there. Leh also has its own airport linking flights to Delhi and other major cities of India.
Places to Visit
Leh is filled with tranquil monasteries and many historical attractions owing to its rich history. The Old Town is a historical hotspot. The Palace of the King of Ladakh and War Museum in Leh are also is must ones to visit. Further, Namgyal Demo Gompa, Soma Gompa, and Karma Dupgyud Choeling are the most popular monasteries to visit here. To discover the charming aura and landscape of Leh, make sure you visit Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley, Donkey Sanctuary, Magnetic Hill, Pangong Tso, and Two Moriri Lake.
Activities to Do
Leh promises a vacation replete with fun, spirituality, and adventure. So you can go for sporty activities like river rafting, camping, and cycling. Further, you can try home stays with the endearing locals of Leh or indulge in nature photography at the various scenic sites of Ladakh. Moreover, you can spend some time at the monasteries and do some soul-searching in the peaceful Buddhist atmosphere of Leh.
Camp at Leh
Bikamp Adventures has permanent campsites at
1) Leh, Ladakh