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Leh Ladakh surely takes you to a completely different experience on the face of this earth. Apart from capturing the scenic beauty of the snow-clad mountains, you will also get to experience a completely distinct landscape of the cold desert of the Himalayas. Leh Ladakh Tour not only allows you to admire the beauty of the Himalayas but also brings you closer to the ancient Buddhist culture and takes you to some of the highest lakes in the world. The popular attractions of Ladakh like the Raisi Fort, Shanti Stupa, and Hemis Monastery allow the visitors to get to know about the rich history of Ladakh in the best way possible and also allow you to experience peace and solidarity.
Pangong Tso Lake:
One of the most popular attractions of Ladakh, Pangong Tso Lake came into the limelight with its features in the Bollywood movies “3-Idiots”. It is surrounded by scenic mountains on all the sides and its mesmerizing hues of crystal-clear blue waters are surely soothing the eyes. You can take a stroll along the picturesque banks of the lake and spend some time in the mystical peace of this high-altitude lake. You can even plan to visit the lake at night to experience its mystical beauty under the blanket of twinkling stars. This destination is a must-have in every Leh Ladakh tour.
Shanti Stupa is one of the most prominent symbols of peace throughout the world and was built to celebrate the completion of 2500 years of Buddhism. This white-domed stupa with a huge Golden Buddha statue is situated atop a steep hill, faces the snow-clad Himalayas, and is surrounded by dry mountains all around. Apart from experiencing the feeling of solitude, this Stupa is also one of the best places to admire the scenic beauty of the valley below apart from capturing one of the most scenic sunrises in Ladakh.
Khardung La Pass:
Situated at a height of 18,380 feet from sea level, Khardung La Pass features the highest motorable road in the world and is known for its mystical landscapes. Khardung La Pass is covered with a thick blanket of snow almost throughout the year and will allow you to experience a completely different face of Ladakh. If possible, you must try planning a bike ride all the way to this beautiful place, whilst admiring the beauty of the landscape on your road trip. However, due to the high altitude and low levels of oxygen, you shall not be able to spend much time at this beautiful place.
The ruins of Raisi fort are one of the prominent attractions of Ladakh. Perched over the famous Leh Palace and the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, this beautiful fort is one of the must-visit places for the ones who wish to explore the rich history of Leh and Ladak. Inside the fort complex, there is also a mosque as well as a Hindu temple. The most stunning attraction of the fort complex is the natural spring of cool water at such a stunning altitude. Taking a tour of this ancient fort complex will surely make you witness some of the most exciting and unheard stories about Ladakh.
Popular for hosting the Hemis festival every June, it is the biggest and the most magnificent monastery of Ladakh. The walls of the monastery are covered with beautiful Buddha paintings and the monastery complex features one of the richest collections of Buddhist scriptures, Thangka paintings, murals, and stupas. If you are interested in learning about Buddhism, there surely could not be a better place than this for travelers. If you plan to visit Ladakh during the Hemis festival the scrumptious local cuisines, traditional dance performances, and musical events will surely provide you with a completely distinct experience.
Hunder Sand Dunes:
Could you really imagine a desert amidst the snow-clad Himalayas in freezing temperatures? Situated amidst the scenic Nubra Valley, these sand dunes really allow you to experience the cold desert of Ladakh in the best way possible. These unique sand Dunes, nestled amidst the golden-brown Himalayas are surely a unique site to admire and behold. Do not forget to enjoy a humpback ride on the Bactrian camel, which is a double-humped species and cannot be found anywhere else in the world, except for this region of Ladakh.