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The tourist town of Leh beacons with its ethereal beauty of snow-capped mountains, translucent lakes, barren landscape and mighty rivers. Leh is the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Ladakh consists of two districts Leh and Kargil. The town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, former home of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace. Leh stands at an altitude of 3,500 meters (11,483 ft). As the conduit of Buddhism from India to Central Asia, Ladakh is studded with monasteries, historical monuments and ancient engravings. Even small villages have fascinating treasure troves of Buddhist art and architecture, chortens, and long stone walls (mani) engraved with mantras.

The district is bounded by Pakistan occupied Kashmir in the west, China in the north and eastern part while Lahul-Spiti of Himachal Pardesh in fall on south-east. In Leh, the summers (March to May) are hot and the mercury level rises up to 40°C. But the winters (November to February) are chilly cold and the mercury level comes down to very well below 0°C and the whole area is covered with snow during the winters. Monsoons offer less rainfall. The best time to visit Leh is June to September.

Leh is a small town, easy to get most places by foot. The old town is a compact area of mud brick houses and narrow lanes directly to the east of Main Bazar. Changspa is the agricultural suburb at the northwest of the centre with many guesthouses. However, there is little in the way of nightlife in Leh. The summer temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C, while in the winter they may drop to -40°C in some high altitude areas. Since the tourists do take time to acclimatise, it is advisable to take it easy on your first few days there to not risk possible altitude sickness.

Country India
State Jammu & Kashmir
Districts Leh District
Language Ladakhi language, [Hindi]
Area 45110 km2 (17417 sq mi)
Elevation 3,500 m (11,483 ft)
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Codes Pincode 194xxx
Tel [ISD] [STD] [+91] [1982]
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Emergency No's Police 100
Ambulance 102
Fire 101
Best Time To Visit June to September

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Discover Ladakh 03 Nights & 04 Days Leh-Hemis-Khardungla pass-Leh
Discover Ladakh

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  • Starting Point:
  • Leh

  • Ending Point:
  • Leh

  • Duration:
  • 03 Nights / 04 Days


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Ladakh Exotica 05 Nights & 06 Days Leh–Alchi–Lamayuru–
Pangong–Leh
Ladakh Exotica

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  • Starting Point:
  • Leh

  • Ending Point:
  • Leh

  • Duration:
  • 05 Nights / 06 Days


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Discover the Silk route 04 Nights & 05 Days Leh - Khardungla-Nubra Valley-Hemis-Leh
Discover the Silk Route

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  • Leh

  • Ending Point:
  • Leh

  • Duration:
  • 04 Nights / 05 Days


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