Leh the erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Ladakh is now a dream destination of many and the Mecca of adventure enthusiasts! Leh, one of the coldest deserts in the world is located at a distance of 434 Kms from Srinagar and 474 Kms from Manali (Himachal Pradesh). At the time of reorganization of districts in 1979, Ladakh was divided into Leh and Kargil and now Leh district is synonymous with Ladakh and vice-versa! Built by the Buddhist kings of Ladakh in 1553 the Leh Palace was once the world’s highest building. The primary attraction within the Leh city this palace is structurally similar to the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Now only the palace prayer room lives up to the sense of former grandeur of Leh Palace. Leh is a backpacker's haven with numerous trekking trails, valleys, and picturesque lakes. Renowned as the land of monks and monasteries there is lots to see in this amazing piece of land. There are three sub divisions of Leh with 7 different tour circuits identified for international tourists in Leh with breathtaking Himalayan panorama.
- Khaltse Sub-Division
- Nyoma Division
- Nubra Division
Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, located in Hemis, Ladakh.
Alchi is a village and monastery in the Leh district of Ladakh situated on the bank of Indus River 70 km downstream from the capital in Leh.
General Zorawar Fort
General Zorawar Fort is an ancient fort which lies above the Leh Palace and the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa.
Jama Masjid is one of the historical mosques in Ladakh, which is situated in the heart of Leh, the capital of the state.
Ladakh Ecological Development Group(LEDeG)
The LEDeG is an environmental NGO based in Karzoo, Leh.
Matho monastery or Matho gompa is a Buddhist monastery which was founded in the 16th century by the Lama Dugpa Dorje.
Leh is a preferred destination for mountain biking offering daring mountain bikers the second highest motorable road in the world.
The Shanti Stupa is an impressive white-domed structure in Changspa that is beautifully illuminated at night.
9 Km from Leh, the monastery standing on a conical hill with 3 chapels was founded in the 11th century.
Stok Palace is the residential palace of the royal family and descendants of King Sengge Namgyal.
The monastery is referred as 'Mini Potala' of India as it resembles Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.