Ladakh Map

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Ladakh is another word for heaven on earth. This "Land of High Passes" is Located in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and shares its border with Tibet. Ladakh is a place like no other as it offers great adventure, excitement, and a journey full of thrilling challenges. No one can ever get bored for a second on this journey as Ladakh has a plethora of attractions, pristine mountains, and a great culture.

12 Best Places to Visit in Ladakh:

  • Pangong Lake
  • Khardung-la Pass
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Nubra Valley
  • Zanskar Valley
  • Kargil
  • Spituk Gompa
  • Shanti Stupa Ladakh
  • Hemis National Park
  • Phugtal Monastery
  • Chadar Trek
  • Stok Palace

Best Time To Visit Ladakh:

Summer: April -to June (15°C - 25°C)

Monsoon: July to September (2°C - 25°C)

Winter: Oct-March (0°C - 13°C)

Pangong Lake or Pangong Tso is an extensive 134 Kms long lake that spans through the eastern Ladakh western region of Tibet. The famous movie 3 Idiots had many shots at this place, following which there is a place called 3 Idiot's Point which is indeed a great location for getting your hands on photography. The water at this lake changed its color periodically not literally but as the sky color and surroundings, reflections fall on it. With so many of these points and the amazing views, this ...

Khardung-la Pass is a lofty, majestic pass located in the Leh region of Ladakh forming the entryway to the Shyok and Nubra Valleys. Khardung-La is the highest motorable road in the world, hence the best place for adventure enthusiasts especially the mountain biking part other adventurous sports include the awesome water sports activities. Not only the thrills, this is a place that also offers extreme peace that will sooth your mind like no other thing. You can visit Khardugla-La in the months...

Located at a distance of 30 km from Leh is the Magnetic Hills where travelers get a fun thing to do - park your vehicle in neutral gear and see the car going uphill instead of reverting back, this is a unique experience that surprises everyone. This happens due a phenomenon called optical illusion due to which the downhill seems to be like an uphill. Hence you are actually going downhill but seems like you are uphill hence a confusing but fun thing to do when at Magnetic Hill, Ladakh.


Nubra Valley is the valley of flowers, located at a distance of 160 Km from Leh in Ladakh. Mostly famous for its monasteries, cold deserts, orchards, double humped bactrian camels, and majestic landscapes Nubra valley is a true delight. The best time to visit Nubra valley are the months of June, July, and August.


Zanskar valley is located at a height of 7756 m in the Kargil district of Ladakh. This valley has beautiful snow-covered mountains, astounding landscapes, gratifying climate, fizzing water, and some great adventurous sports activities like paragliding, trekking, river rafting, and more.


Kargil is the second largest town after Leh in the Ladakh region, however, not that large as it just takes bypassing the way to complete its important places. Moreover, this place also offers some sports activities like skiing, trekking, mountaineering, river rafting which most of the travelers seek for. Take some apricots from this place, as Kargil is one of the largest producers of apricot in India.


Spituk Gompa or Spituk Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in the Leh district of Ladakh. Spituk is taken from the word Spitok which means exemplary and it justifies its name as this is a desirable model which is home to 100 monks and has a great collection of antique arms, ancient masks, Buddhist paintings, and some other unique icons. Visit Spituk Gompa for a unique experience.


Located at a distance of 5 km from Leh Shanti Stupa is a white-domed Buddhist Stupa that sits atop a hill in the Chaspa region of Ladakh. This Stupa was built in 1991 to commemorate 2500 years of Buddism and encourage peace & prosperity across the world. Visiting this place will surely give you peace of mind.


Hemis National Park is located at a distance of 50 Km from Leh this is a high altitude national park in Ladakh. Credited and most famous for the Snow Leopards adding the fact that Hemis National Park has the highest number of these Leopards in the world. In addition to these this park also houses the Eurasian brown bear, Tibetan wolf, and the red fox also.


Phugtal Monastery or Phugtal Gompa is a Buddhist monastery nestled atop Lungnak valley of Zanskar, Ladakh. This monastery is built around a cave that is meant for Leisure and Liberty. The Phuktal Monastery houses a kitchen, a temple, prayer rooms, a library with rare sacred texts, and teaching facilities.


Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is beautiful winter steam lying on the Zanskar river in Ladakh. This is a special trek that runs over a frozen river that acts like a blanket or sheet (Chadar) of ice. This is one of the rare experiences that any traveler can have.


Leh Stock palace or the Leh Monastery is a Buddhist Monastery located in the Stok region of Leh district in Ladakh. It was known as the summer palace of the Ladakh's royal family. Founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus, Stok Palace houses a notable library of 108 volumes of the Kangyur, ...

# Best Places to Visit in Ladakh

Pangong Lake

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Khardung-la Pass

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Magnetic Hill

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Nubra Valley

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Zanskar Valley

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Spituk Gompa

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Shanti Stupa Ladakh

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Hemis National Park

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Phugtal Monastery

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Chadar Trek

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Stok Palace

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