Leh, was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh district, with an area of 45,110 km², is the second largest district in the country, after Kutch, Gujarat.
Topographically, the whole of the district is mountainous with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram. Between these ranges, the Shayok, Indus and Zanskar rivers flow and most of the population lives in valleys of these rivers.
Leh is a backpacker's haven with numerous trekking trails, valleys, and picturesque lakes. Renowned as the land of monks and monasteries there is lots to see in this amazing piece of land. There are three sub divisions of Leh with 7 different tour circuits identified for international tourists in Leh with breathtaking Himalayan panorama.
- Khaltse Sub-Division
- Nyoma Division
- Nubra Division
Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Drukpa Lineage, located in Hemis, Ladakh.
Alchi is a village and monastery in the Leh district of Ladakh situated on the bank of Indus River 70 km downstream from the capital in Leh.
General Zorawar Fort
General Zorawar Fort is an ancient fort which lies above the Leh Palace and the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa.
Jama Masjid is one of the historical mosques in Ladakh, which is situated in the heart of Leh, the capital of the state.
Ladakh Ecological Development Group(LEDeG)
The LEDeG is an environmental NGO based in Karzoo, Leh.
Matho monastery or Matho gompa is a Buddhist monastery which was founded in the 16th century by the Lama Dugpa Dorje.
Leh is a preferred destination for mountain biking offering daring mountain bikers the second highest motorable road in the world.
The Shanti Stupa is an impressive white-domed structure in Changspa that is beautifully illuminated at night.
9 Km from Leh, the monastery standing on a conical hill with 3 chapels was founded in the 11th century.
Stok Palace is the residential palace of the royal family and descendants of King Sengge Namgyal.
The monastery is referred as 'Mini Potala' of India as it resembles Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
The most natural way of exploring the wonders of Himalayan Mountains is trekking and Safari.