10 places to visit in Ladakh

10 places to visit in Ladakh

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Top 10 places to visit in Ladakh | Best Leh Ladakh places to visit

No one can describe the beauty and serenity of Ladakh in words even after watching it by own eyes. pictures and videos cannot show heaven. So that is why all the people should visit Ladakh at least once in his life. that is why we have listed Top 10 places to visit in Ladakh below.

Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake (landlocked) that is partly in India’s Ladakh region and partly in Tibet. and one of the Top 10 places to visit in Ladakh. The name reflects the mixed heritage of the lake: Pangong in Ladakhi means extensive concavity, the word Tso is Tibetan for lake. The Pangong Lake falls on the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control and to visit this beautiful lake you are required to get Inner Line permission. Also because the Pangong Lake is situated very close to the border, you will be allowed to visit only up to a certain area. You can explore the lake till the Spangmik village.

As far as getting to the Pangong Lake from Leh is considered, the main location of Spangmik near the lake is located at about 160 km one way. Connected via road, the ride takes one over the Chang La Pass (5,360 m) and the Pagal Naala (The Crazy Stream), before one lands up in Pangong (4,250 m).

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Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery is the largest monastery in central Ladakh district in Jammu and Kashmir. and one of the Top 10 places to visit in Ladakh. It is situated 18 km from Leh in the Indus valley. The Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism is located at the top of hill. The monastery is famous for its architecture and its location.

As a result, in 1433, Zangpo founded a small village monastery called Lhakhang Serpo “Yellow Temple” in Stagmo, north of the Indus. Thiksey monastery was built by Palden Zangpo and some of his disciples after receiving a divine indication. it is believed that palden Zangpo and his disciples were guided by two crows who carried the holy torma to Thiksey which indicated them to construct the monastery at this spot.

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Khardung-la Pass

Khardung La (Khardung Pass, la means pass in Tibetan) is a mountain pass in the Leh district of the Indian union territory of Ladakh. You can take a train to Jammu Tawi Railway station from where you need to travel by road to Leh via the Manali-Leh highway. Alternatively, you can take a train to Srinagar railway station and reach Leh via the Srinagar-Leh highway. From Leh, it is the same route to Khardung La as mentioned above

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Markha Valley

The Markha River located in Ladakh, India. and one of the Top 10 places to visit in Ladakh. It is a tributary of the Zanskar River and starts from the Langtang Chu and Nimaling Chu.

Markha Valley welcomes you with its snowy peaks, rock formations, and several adorable villages. However, mainly tourists visit this place for treaking. 

This fabulous valley takes its name from the Markha River which is a tributary of the Zanskar River.

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Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley is a three-armed valley located to the northeast of the Ladakh Valley. It is formed at the confluence of the rivers Shyok and Nubra. The Shyok River flows northwest and the Nubra River forms an acute angle, joining it from the north-northwest. The Shyok River goes further and joins the Indus River. The central settlement of Nubra is 150 km away from Leh.

The average elevation of this valley is 3,038 m॰ or 10,000 feet. According to the locals here, its ancient name was Dumra (Valley of Flowers). To reach here, it is taken from Leh via Khardung La Pass.

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Tso Moriri lake

This beauty of Ladakh is also called a mountain lake because it is surrounded by beautiful mountains and beautiful scenery from all four sides. Tso Moriri Lake with a miraculous view is located at an altitude of about 4500 meters, which is another reason for its unique charm. Featuring various shades of blue, this lake seems no less than a miraculous lake.

Due to the absence of water from the lake. it is a saltwater lake and its main source of water is melting ice on the mountains. Some people also consider it as a residual lake and call its saltwater a remnant of the old sea of ​​Teethij. Due to excess cold, it is best to go here during summer. During the summer, the snow that is frozen on the mountain ridges surrounding the lake slowly melts, creating crystal clear water and an amazing and miraculous view of the lake.

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Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park is one of Asia’s most well-known natural habitats of the Snow Leopard. Named after the 400-year-old monastery, Hemis Gompa. the altitude of Hemis National Park ranges between 3000-6000 meters, the highest in the country.

Hemis is the only refuge in India containing the Shapu. The Tibetan wolf, the Eurasian brown bear (endangered in India), and the red fox are also present in Hemis. Small mammals include the Himalayan marmot, mountain weasel, and the Himalayan mouse hare.

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Diskit Monastery

Diskit Monastery also known as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa. This is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery located in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India. The Diskit monastery was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo in the 14th century.

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Shanti Stupa

The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest structures made from stone in India. And an important monument of Indian Architecture. It was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BCE.

Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in north India. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura, and part of the Peace Pagoda mission.

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Royal Leh Palace

This is s palace of the kings of Ladakh in Leh, Jammu, and Kashmir, India. It was at this time that King Senge Namgyal built Leh Palace, also known as Lachen Palkar Palace. The massive nine-story stone structure lies at the base of the Tsemo ridge and towers over the old town. It was designed in the Tibetan style that was later made famous by Potala Palace in Lhasa.

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