Friday, 26 May 2017

Popular Destinations To Visit Leh Ladakh During Summer

Consider traveling to Leh and Ladakh. Then, the best time to visit is from June to mid-September. Yes, it is a small window to visit this area, but the difficult terrain and the harsh weather make it difficult to visit all year round. The area is straight out of a fairy tale. A place of purple mountains where there is something new to see every turn the road takes. The landscape is dotted with white chortens (small stupas built by the inhabitants) of the blue lakes of Azur, deserts flanked by steep mountains. Add to that smiling and friendly premises and you're in for an overwhelming experience. So read that article for all details regarding best places to visit in Leh Ladakh.

      Top 15 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh During June To Mid September

Zanskar and Ladakh Mountain Ranges

1.) Zanskar and Ladakh Mountain Ranges: - The great mountain ranges of Zanskar and Ladakh will be your companions through most of your trip to Ladakh. They can even be intimidating sometimes. These huge mountains can make anyone feel small. However, the key is to enjoy the beauty that these mountains have to offer. The steep slopes covered with snow reflect the sky. The noisy rivers rush through these mountains making for an absolutely beautiful combination of sight and sounds.
Pangong Tso Lake

2.) Pangong Tso Lake: - Remember the breathtaking lake of 3 idiots where Chatur lost everything? It is the Pangong-TSO Lake which crosses the international frontier border to stretch from India to Bhutan. The lake offers an impressive site for camping and is the current hotspot for all people traveling to Ladakh. The rules do not allow canoeing on Pangong-TSO Lake, but when the lake freezes in the winters, if you feel too brave, you might want to skate at the lake shore.
Tso Moriri Lake

3.) Tso Moriri Lake: - The place is a colorful canvas with blue-white sky, blue-green mountains with high whites, calm blue water of the lake and lush green pastures. Who needs a better place than that? Lake Tso Moriri is probably not as famous as Pangong Lake, but it is still a must place to visit in Leh Ladakh for anyone taking a trip to this area.
Khardungla Pass

4.) Khardungla Pass: - Managed by the Border Roads Organization, Kardung-la Pass is the gateway to the North and can be considered by many as a tourist spot in itself. However, being at such a height, one must take extreme care of health while traveling through the pass. On the fun side, the many Tibetan flags that are said to ward off evil spirits and keep you safe set up a beautiful contrast with white snow.
Nubra Valley

5.) Nubra Valley: - A desert is probably the last thing you would expect while planning a trip to Ladakh, but it is there. The sand dunes of the Nubra Valley offer tourists a very Arabic night like experience. The famous two-hill camels are also found in the area and are often the highlight of the trip for those interested in animals. The origin of the desert is believed to be from the Tethis Sea from the depths of which it is said that the Himalayas has increased.
Magnetic Hill

6.) Magnetic Hill: - The science behind the phenomenon is unknown, but it has been observed that if you leave your vehicle at the base of the hill with the brakes unlocked, it will start to move uphill slowly on its own. It is simply the superpowers you get when you get to this place.
Spituk Gompa

7.) Spituk Gompa: - Ladakh is known as the land of monks and monasteries and rightly so. Spituk is one of the many monasteries in the area. It is famous for its magnificently carved location on top of a hill. With the neighboring mountains being much larger, the location is not exactly a view, but the view of the monastery is still pretty amazing. The winds of the night however can cool you to the bones.
Namgyal Monastery

8.) Namgyal Monastery: - Namgyal Tsemo Gompa or the Patrice Monastery is particularly famous for the Buddha statue that it hosts. It has already been visited by the Dalai Lama himself. Monks and Buddhist enthusiasts flock from all over the country to spend a few days here. Like most Ladakh monasteries, it allows volunteers to stay and help with daily chores at the Gompa while enjoying a few peaceful days here.

                    Top 15 Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh During Summer

Hemis Monastery

9.) Hemis Monastery: - Hemis Gompa is the largest monastery in Ladakh. The annual Hemis festival, which takes place in July, is visited by a large number of people. The masked parade is the culmination of the Festival and is said to be one of the most sacred rituals here. Each year on the 10th day of the Tibetan lunar month called as TSE Chu, the monastery holds this two-day celebration to commemorate the birthday of Guru Padmasambhava which is often said to be a reincarnation of Buddha.
Lamayuru Monastery

10.) Lamayuru Monastery: - Ever wondered why the sky is so beautiful when seen in movies but not your home? This place shows you how to be in the fold of nature and away from all the hustle and bustle of the city can allow you to have one of the best Star-gazing nights in your life. If you want to get the most out of the Lamayuru Monastery, plan your trip to Ladakh in sync with the time of the shooting stars in the area.
Likir Monastery

11.) Likir Monastery: - The beautiful wood work is probably the best non-Buddhist thing about this Monastery. The museum that caters to the history of the Ladakh region comes a close second. The picturesque surroundings come third and the list is unending.
Suru Valley

12.) Suru Valley: - Ladakh is an ideal area for all mountain adventure sports. The trek across the SURU valley to the Drang Drung Glacier is one of the best in this aspect offering a mix of all possible things that one can do on the mountains. The trek is amongst one of the most challenging in the area and is only picked up by experienced hikers.
Shanti Stupa

13.) Shanti Stupa: - One of the many reasons why people take a trip to Leh-Ladakh is to find a little time to take a break from the daily schedule and re-evaluate their lives. Shanti Stupa offers the ideal location for the same. The night view is even better and a little bit of meditation in addition to the stupa could help you get what you came here for.
Leh Palace

14.) Leh Palace: - The ancient palace of Leh could have lost its grandeur, but the ruins of wood and stone are still a must visit for all those interested in the historical architecture of the region. The palace was built by King Namgyal in the 17th century and is 9 storeys high. The building is under the control of the India Archaeological Survey (ASI) and offers a panoramic view of the Attis Kangri and Zanskar ranges across the Indus Valley.
Zanskar River

15.) Zanskar River: - The chadr trek as it is popularly known as is essentially trekking on the frozen rivers. The Trek on the Zanskar River is the most popular and is often undertaken in large groups by adventure enthusiasts. The chadr trek is usually taken in November when the river is frozen and safe for trek on while the rest of the environment is still friendly enough to let you survive.