Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Leh is a captivatingly beautiful and culturally fascinating enclave nestled between the Himalayan Mountains in Ladakh, India. It is the perfect destination for both adventure junkies and spiritual seekers. Surrounding snow capped mountains and sweeping high desert terrain provide a spectacular setting for trekking, climbing, biking and rafting experiences at the top of the world. For those exploring spirituality, Buddhist monasteries can be found perched on mountainsides and prayer wheels on every street corner in bewitching Leh. The Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is often inscribed on them which can be recited as you spin. Ladakh is often referred to as the last Shangri La, and there is no arguing that it is a very special place indeed.
i can say it is a place you have to visit once in your lifetime it is an amazing experience a lot of activities to go for natural beauty mesmerizing views breath taking moments
Leh is usually easily reached by plane from Delhi, unless it is particularly foggy. The Leh airport itself is simplistic and troubling but there is nothing you can do about that. The town is interesting to explore and is surrounded by numerous small resorts. This is a great home base before setting out on a trek.
Understand: Leh is a tourist ghetto. It's a zone of pizza restaurants, internet cafes, and so many different travel agencies that you wonder how any of them manage enough business, singly, to stay alive. That said, for all the hundreds of tourists, backpackers, and trekkers from all over the world that constantly clog up and inhabit this tiny town (population is only about 20,000), it's still a really nice place. The scenery of the high desert, with its dust-colored mountains and distant snow-capped peaks, is stark and stunning, and the fact that the vast majority of the population are laid-back Ladakhi Buddhists (instead of the minority plains Indians and Kashmiri Muslims who give you vastly more hassle) means that there's surprisingly little bother. Sightseeing-wise, there's gompas, stupas, and more gompas, if that's your bag, and the usual clutch of yoga/meditation classes on offer. Leh is best experienced as the endpoint of a long trek: it's a Disney-style fantasyland, to be sure, but has all the comforts you've missed out amongst the mountains.