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Location: Jammu & Kashmir
Altitude Range: 2,500 To 4,500m
Main Attractions: Trekking, Mountaineering, Camping, Water Rafting, And Buddhist Monasteries
Best Time To Visit: June To End September
Trans Himalayan Regions: Ladakh, Leh, Zanskar, Lahaul & Spiti

About Leh
Leh is breathtaking. Nature has blessed this place with immense beauty, that can not be found anywhere else. The view of the landscapes in Leh is simply mesmerizing and leave the travelers awestruck with its irresistible charm.

Trip To Leh
Leh - Jammu & KashmirPlanning a trip to Leh is not that difficult task, especially when North India Tourism is here to help you. The first thing that comes in the mind of every traveler, is that what to see in Leh, what to do, how to reach, best time to visit. So for all this here is the information that will help you in planning your Leh travel.

Places To See In Leh
Within the town of Leh itself there is plenty to see and do. These travel attractions in Leh are just amazing and force you to come here again and again. From Leh one can wander off on marvelous day expeditions to get a glimpse of some of the treasures of Ladakh.

Leh Palace : This nine storey palace was built by Ladakh's ruler Sengge Namgyal in the early 17th century. It is said to have served as the model for the Potala palace in Lhasa.

Shanti Stupa : Japanese Stupas made for world peace, located on the picturesquely hilltop above Leh.

Hall of Fame : It is a glorious museum constructed by Indian army. Here you can see biographies of eminent defense personalities, images and weapons used during Kargil war.

Leh Monasteries : Leh being the India's most popular Buddhist destination, attract the followers of Buddhism from all around the globe. There are many famous Buddhist monasteries located in here. Even around 90% of the population of this town follow Buddhism. Here is a list of some of the famous monasteries of the town.

Spituk Monastery : Within easy reach of Leh is the Spituk Monastery with its commanding view of the Indus. It has fine Thangkas and a collection of ancient masks. Dating back to 11th century, the monastery owes its inception to Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od.

Thikse Monastery : Thikse Monastery is one of the most impressive monastery in the area and is spectacularly located and is noted for its beautiful murals.

Hemis Gonpa : Hemis is of course the biggest gompa in Ladakh and is best known for its magnificent summer festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. The largest thangka in Ladakh is to be found here. It is unfolded only once every 12 years.

Other magnificent gompas of the Leh tours include the splendid Lamayuru, Likir, Phyang, Rizdong, Stakna, Matho and Chemrey Gompas, all easily accessible from Leh.
Excursions From Leh
Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir Kargil : Nestling in the Suru valley, Kargil is set amidst green, richly cultivated hill sides. The two tributaries of the river Suru the Drass and Wakha meet there. Kargil is also the take off point for excursions into the Suru valley and the remote Zanskar Valley with their exciting opportunities for mountaineering, camping, river rafting and trekking trails.

Suru Valley : The Suru Valley is one of the prettiest areas of Ladakh and runs about 140-km beyond Kargil to the Penzi La pass, the point of entry into the Zanskar valley. The valleys are especially picturesque in spring when they are the Sankoo-Panikhar tract is magnificent. The open valley adorned with undulating alpine meadows strewn with wild flowers, groves of poplars and willows are set against the majestic backdrop of the Himalayan peaks dusted with snow.

Travel Tips To Leh
Altitude: Altitude range from 9,000 ft at Kargil to 25,170 ft at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram

Summer: Upto 270C
Winter : -200C and below in the higher reaches.

Best Season To Visit: Early June to October.

Summer: Light woollens
Winter: Heavy woollens with wind proofing.

How to Reach Leh
Leh is the main airport for this area. Direct flights link it to Delhi, Chandigarh, Srinagar and Jammu.

Srinagar-Leh road is the main route with an over night halt at Kargil. The road is open between mid June and November.

The Manali-Leh Highway - This is a spectacular journey with an over night halt at tented camps at Sarchu or Pang. This journey can be undertaken by the deluxe and ordinary bus services operated by the Himachal Pradesh tourism.
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