Leh, a beautiful district encompasses within the territory of Ladakh, provides an awesome scope for adventure activities.Leh Ladakh Tour in India is an ideal vacation for adventure buffs.
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 Arid Hillside Himalayas Lad Leh is breathtaking. Towering over the city is the tall nine storeyed palace built by Ladakh’s ruler Sengge Namgyal in the early 17th century. It is said to have served as the model for the Potala palace in Lhasa. Another palace in Lhasa. Another palace built by King Tashi Namgyal in the 16th century stands above it on the Namgyal Tsemo peak. Down below, the town is a maze of little box like buildings bristling with brushwood stored on the roof for winter, set in an oasis of green fields.

Best Time To Visit Leh

The lovely landscapes and the majestic mountains of Leh India attract adventurers and tourists alike. The best time for Leh Ladakh tour in India is in the summer months i.e. between the months of June and August. The road is open thus the transportation to and from Leh is easy in summers. In winters the temperature at Leh goes below zero degrees often.

Tourist Attractions of Leh Travel
Within the town of Leh itself there is plenty to see and do. An easy walk away through the interesting coppersmith’s quarter, past the Moravian Church, the Ladakh Ecological Centre and across the fields, is the Sankar Gompa.

Another interesting walk to the Ladakh Shanti Stupa goes through the picturesque village of Changspa.

In the colourful bazaar are fascinating little shops with everything from semi precious stones - Lapiz, Coral, Turquoise and Pearls to fine curios and artefacts. It is a marvellous shopping experience.

Skara another pretty village and the ramparts of the old Earthern Fort of Zorawar Singh makes another little expedition. Eating out is fun at open air garden and sidewalk restaurants that offer Tibetan, Indian and even Continental cuisine.

Buddhism & Monasteries In Leh
Though Leh has been capital of this region since the 17th century, strewn around it along the Indus valley are earlier capitals of he region. From Leh one can wander off on marvellous day expeditions to get a glimpse of some of the treasures of Ladakh Leh travel.

Not far from Leh, Shey is the oldest capital of Ladakh from where its earliest Tibetan kings ruled. Perched on top of a huge rock are the royal palace and temples adorned with brilliantly coloured murals and a 7.5 metre gold statue of the Buddha. Basgo and Tingmosgang with their forts and palaces were also capitals of Ladakh. Stok Palace across the river from Leh is the home of the erstwhile royal family. The Palace Museum here has collections of beautiful royal costumes and jewellery, exquisite Thangkas, porcelain, jade, weapons and armour.

Within easy reach of Leh is the Spituk Monastery with its commanding view of he indus. It has fine Thangkas and a collection of ancient masks. Thikse Monastery one of the most impressive in the area is spectacularly located and is noted for its beautiful murals. Hemis is of course the biggest gompa in Ladakh and the best known for its magnificent summer festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. The largest thangka in Ladakh is to be found here. It is unfolded only once every 12 years.

The living Buddhist heritage is manifest in the villages where ‘Mani’ walls are engraved with the mantra ‘ Om Mani Padme Hum’ and stones are piled into commemorative mounds known as ‘Chorten’. The Gompas precariously perched on steep hillsides or rock faces seem an integral part of the rugged landscape.

Adventure Activities in Leh
Leh is indeed a trekker's paradise in North India. In case adventure excites you then you must take up any of the many treks offered from Leh Ladakh tourism.

Trekking in Leh
The treks from Spituk to the Markha valley and Lamayuru gompa to Chiling village alongside the Zanskar River are quite popular with the adventure seekers. Another trek path is from Likir to Temisgam. Treks can be completed from the end of June until the middle of October. Proper acclimatization is necessary as many of the passes are as high as 5,000 m in altitude. You may contact the trekking agencies in Leh that offer treks inclusive of guide, packhorses, food and supplies.
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Polo in Leh
Leh also offers grounds for other sports like Polo. Polo is a popular activity you may indulge in at Leh. Tourists and adventurers throng the Polo ground at Leh. The popularity of the sport can be judged from the fact that Polo matches are held regularly in Leh. During the celebration of the Ladakh festival also Polo competitions take place.

Other adventure Activities in Leh
Then there is the sport of archery. The National Archery Stadium of Leh plays the venue for several archery competitions. That's not all. Leh travel has much more to offer to the adventure seekers. You may try river rafting in the Zanskar River at Leh. The period from the month of July to September is ideal for river rafting in Leh.

Looking for more adventure
Trip to Leh offers mountain biking on the second highest motor able road in the world. The adventure in mountain biking from Leh lies in the most hostile terrains. The entire stretch of 485 km between Leh and Manali offers a challenge to mountain bikers who have the opportunity to cut across the majestic Himalayan ranges through four mountains passes. This highway reaches a height of 5,328 m (17,480 ft) at Taglang La pass. The other three passes along the highway are the Lachlung La, the Baralacha La and the Rohtang pass. Adventurers need to push their endurance to the limits to accept the challenge offered by the dangerous high-altitude trail from Leh. To the daring adventurers Leh-Manali highway rewards spectacular and picturesque landscapes.

It is noteworthy that the adventures seekers are required to get acquire entry permits for some special areas in the region.

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