Accommodation in Leh
Leh is absolutely glutted with
accommodation, most of it refreshingly neat, clean and excellent value.
Unless stated otherwise, the hotels and guesthouses listed here close down
during winter. The exact time of closure depends on demand, but
generally they start shutting shop any time from 15 September, reopening
from March onwards.
Although very few places have heating most rooms are designed with large
windows, which allows them to be heated from the daytime sun. Their biggest
bonus, when it's warm enough, comes w3ith leaving the curtains open at
night to enjoy the luxury of sunrise over the mountains from the comfort of
Places to Stay - Budget
The Old Ladakh guest House
which has remained open every single day from 1974, is a wonderful place and
full of character, north of the Polo ground .
Tak Guest House
Jigmet Guest House
Ti - Sei Guest House
Dehlex Guest House
Changspa : -
Oriental Guest House
Goba Guest House
Shanti Guest House
Asia Guest House
Eagle Guest House
Stumpa Guest House
Indus Guest House
Padma Hotel & Guest House
Yasmin Guest House
Hotel Silver Cloud Guest House
Hotel Yak Tail
Hotel Ga - Idan Continental
Hotel La Sermo
Gypsy's Panorama Hotel
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Places of Interest (Visit
Leh is nested in a side valley just to the north of the Indus Valley.
Until 1947 it had close trading relations with Central Asia yak trains would
set off from the Leh Bazaar to complete the stages over the Kaakoam Pass to
Yarkand and Kashgar.
Administering the Valleys of Suru , Drass, Wakha and Bodkarbu, Kargil
lies midway between the alpine valleys of Kashmir and the fertile reaches of
the Indus Valley and ladakh
Thak Thok gompa
shelters a cave in which the apostle Padmasambhava is said to have meditated
during his epic eight-century journey to Tibet.
Dhahanu is situated to the south west of Leh,
around 163 Kms. passing through the beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar,
Padum is 240 km to the south of Kargil, comes as a bit of an anticlimax
Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on
the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other.
Walled in by the Great Himalayan Divide, Zanskar, literally " Land of
White Copper" has for decades exrted the allure of Shangri La on visitours
Zangla is the nodal point on the popular Padum Strongdey Zangla Karsha
Padum round trip, which covers most of the cultural sites of Zanskar.
The Suru Valley
Diving two of the world's most formidable mountain ranges, the Suru
Valley winds south from Kargil to the desolate Pensi La the main entry point
the Nubra valley - nubra means green used to be on the trading route
connection Tibet with Turkistan, Also Now as the Valley of Flowers
Drass (3230 m), 60 km west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar, is a small township lying in the centre of the valley of the same name
The Shyok River receives the waters of the Nubra and Changchenmo rivers. It rises from the Khumdang glacier, which can be approached from
Pangong Tso, 15km to the southeast of Leh, is one of the largest
saltwater lakes in Asia, a long narrow strip of water stretching from Ladakh
east into Tibet.
Tso Moriri or "Mountain Lake" is Famous for the large herds of
king, or wild ass, which graze on its shores, the lake of Tso Moriri.