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5 Most Popular Places to Visit Leh Ladakh

Here is a list of 5 places to visit in Leh Ladakh in 2023 for an amazing experience of the hill deserts, Nubra and Zanskar valleys, and many other places.

By TravelMyPassionPublished 9 months ago 3 min read

Leh-Ladakh pulls a lot of tourists every year. The pristine heavenly beauty of the region is simply outstanding. Read on to learn what all places can you visit during your trip to Leh Ladakh.

This remote tourist spot nestled in the lap of the Indus Valley, ‘Leh’ will leave you spellbound. Tourists are now drawn to Leh-Ladakh which was once restricted from tourist visits because of its remoteness. Ever since foreigners were permitted to enter the region, the region gained popularity as a tourist spot. That was far back in 1974. Today tourists from every corner of the nation plus the world visit Leh Ladakh to drink its heavenly natural beauty to lees.

When you visit Leh-Ladakh, set in the furthest point of North India, you’ll indeed feel it’s a real soul-enriching experience. The green pristine vales and soaring mounts cuddled amid Himalayan splendor will give a boost to your senses. You will come to feel that you have arrived in a sublime enchanted world that has a destiny of its own, set apart from that of the chaos in the greater world around!

Well, as a tourist, you might be curious to know about the must-visit places of Leh-Ladakh. Here it is:

Top 5 Tourist Destinations in Ladakh

Nubra Valley

This is a deep valley made out of the Shyok River and Nubra River. It is often called the ‘Valley of Flowers’ by the locals. The valley has a hamlet of villages centering around the green oasis and picturesque beauty is made out of the boulder fields, rugged arid mountains, and scree slopes that surround the valley. You can take a chartered jeep drive to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Pangong Lake

When you are in Ladakh, you must visit the Pangong Lake. Your journey to this beautiful lake starts from the village named ‘Thiksey’ which is dotted with many famous monasteries. Pangong Lake is 160 Kms away from Leh. The topography around this lake is worth observing. The range of mountains surrounding this lake creates a very interesting mirage-like effect and a journey that seems a 10 minutes journey would take hours. The beauty of ‘Pangong Lake’ beckons you but the lake moves afar and afar!

Tso Moriri Lake

Visit the Tso Moriri Lake which lies in Ladhak’s Changthang region. This lake is situated at the highest point of the Indian subcontinent and there is no second-highest-altitude lake like Tso Moriri in our country. It is the largest one and has earned the title of ‘Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve’. The ambiance around this lake of pure blue pristine waters is so holy that it will readily uplift your spirits.


Hemis is one must-visit monastery in Ladakh. It is the most monastery in Ladakh situated 45 km away from Leh. You can easily drive to Hemis because there is motor-able road accessibility. This monastery is well-famed for certain rich artifacts and ancient remnants that it has preserved to date. When you get to see the collections like the copper statue of Lord Buddha, gold as well as silver stupas, beautiful murals, sacred Thangkas etc. are all which would indeed make your journey to Hemis, a lifetime experience.

Sham Valley

The Sham Valley too will reflect a rugged topography, with huge mountainous ranges touching the majestic blue sky. If you wish to get drenched in the traditional Ladakhi flavor visiting Sham Valley and holding a picnic at the foothills is a good idea indeed. However, don’t forget to involve the local villagers in it. Plus, make it a point to visit the nearby monasteries such as Alchi, Spituk, Phyang, Lamayuru, etc.

So next time when you have plans to visit Leh-Ladakh, you would know well which all places are best for a tourist visit. Don’t lose a minute. Just pack your bag and step out!


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