Leh Holidays

One of the most iconic images of the high Himalaya, the dust-colored Buddhist town of Leh rests at more than 3500 meters in the rain shadow of the world’s highest mountains. With a super-relaxed traveler vibe, it was once the capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh, and is the …

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How to get to Leh

Here's what you need to know about getting to Leh. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Leh takes 14 hours, 30 minutes.

Things to see and do in Leh

alex hanoko | FlickrPangong Lake
Pangong Lake
Ankit Kumar | Trip by SkyscannerNubra Valley
Nubra Valley
Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerLeh Palace
Leh Palace
Sandy N Vyjay | Trip by SkyscannerChang la Pass
Chang la Pass
Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerShanti Stupa
Shanti Stupa
dustin larimer | FlickrThiksey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery
Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerStok Palace
Stok Palace
Fulvio's photos | FlickrLamayuru Moonland
Lamayuru Moonland
Sandy N Vyjay | Trip by SkyscannerHemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery
Dayou_X | FlickrShey Gompa
Shey Gompa

Reviews of Leh

Mantosh Kumaar
Mantosh Kumaar

I loves it the best thing was culture, people, calmness, chant of Lord Buddha in the air. Apart from that most important thing was the helpful nature of local people. Leh is heven.

Shashank Palur
Shashank Palur

The stark beauty of the land is mesmerising. The contrasting colours of snow and water on dry barren land make for breathtakingly beautiful shots.

Manu Jha
Manu Jha

Ladakh is another planet. I have been to quite a places now but Ladakh is stunningly beautiful. Its way beyond comparison and one can't capture the beauty of the most spectacular scenery on earth. If I get a chance, I'd keep going there.

Sue King
Sue KingBrighton and Hove

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.

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