Top 14 Tourist Destination To Explore In Leh, Ladak!

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Since it takes weeks to explore Leh and Kargil, this guide is for travelers with limited time who want to know the best sites to visit in Leh.

Nubra Valley is mostly an extension of the Tibetan Plateau (Qing-Zang Plateau), which starts in China and goes all the way up to Ladakh. It is a cold, high-altitude desert.

Nubra Valley

An untouched location in Ladakh with subtle to high hills, crystal blue lakes, and massive growth seems like magic.

Pangong Lake

The Nubra and Shyok valleys can be reached from the Khardungla Pass, which is one of the best places to visit in Ladakh.

Khardungla Pass

If you leave your car at the base of a hill with the brakes unlocked, it will start driving uphill on its own.

Magnetic Hill

The Royal Leh Palace shows how beautiful things used to be. The building looks even better because it is in a beautiful place.

Royal Leh Palace

It is the most popular place to visit in Leh and is known as the "Gateway to Ladakh." You can't take a bad picture there.

Drass Valley

The oldest and most famous Buddhist temple is Alchi. The monastery has 3 temples: Dukhang, Sumstek, and Manjushri.

Alchi Monastery

Tso Moriri Lake, a twin to Pangong Tso, located in Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary. This lake's location is lovely.

Tso Moriri Lake

Kargil is an unstable location near the LC. Kargil's natural beauty and adventure complement its rich history.


Sangam is where the Indus River and the Zanskar River meet in Ladakh. It is 35 km from Leh in Nimmu, which is on the road between Leh and Srinagar.

Sangam Point

The Lamayuru monastery, also known as Tharpa Ling, is not only the oldest but also one of the most important monasteries in Leh.

Lamayuru Monastery

The Shanti Stupa in Leh is a beautiful Buddhist building with a white dome that sits on top of a steep hill at a height of 11,841 feet.

Shanti Stupa

The Shey Monastery is an important part of the Palace Complex. It is well-known as a holy place to visit in Leh Ladakh.

Shey Monastery

IDiskit Monastery is the oldest and most important monastery in Nubra valley. It has a strong link to the Tibetan story.

Diskit Gompa