Leh, also dubbed Little Tibet, is a mesmerizing land of contrasts, with its stark and scenic beauty. From the moon-surface landscapes to the curving Himalayan mountainous roads, and fertile green river valleys, there is a subtle mysticism to this region. The town is overshadowed by the ruins of Leh Palace, which was abandoned by Ladakh’s royal family in the 19th century. The Drass Valley is considered the world’s coldest inhabited region after Siberia, whilst the Zoji La is one of the world’s highest mountain roads. Kick back and breath in the fresh mountain harmony for an unforgettable Shangri-La experience.

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Landscape

Highlights

  • Tibetan Culture
  • Coloured Markets
  • Jewelry Work

Places to Stay

Nimmu House

Style: Heritage

Nimmu House is a boutique heritage hotel located in the heart of the Himalayan region in the historical district of Leh.

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Omasila

Style: International

Holiday in the arms of natural splendor amid spectacular valleys and snowcapped mountains at the Omasila, offering guests lesser known pleasures of life in a comfortably simplistic ambience.

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Saboo Resorts

Style: Farmhouse / Estancia

Located in Ladakh's breathtaking Zanskar Range just 6 kms from the airport and 7 kms from Leh, Saboo Resort is a family run boutique resort that boasts traditional Ladakhi architecture effortlessly blending with the Saboo village countryside.

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The Chamba Camp, Thiksey

Style: Camp

The Chamba Camp is located in the picturesque Thiksey region of Ladakh, ​tucked within a verdant valley ringed by the towering Himalayas.

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Activities in Leh

Day Trek to Sham Valley from Leh

One of the easiest to adapt to is the Leh-Sabu trek, rarely rising over 4000m. This short trek runs via Sham in lower Ladakh, famously called Apricot Valley. Start early morning from Leh, driving 4.5hrs to the small hamlet of Upper Sabu via the high Digar La pass. Walk downhill from Sabu along a track of vast flood plains and cultivated fields. Observe traditional Ladakhi life and see locals tending fields. Be welcomed into a local family house for lunch. After your meal, you will be driven back to your Leh hotel for the night.

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