Nature in Leh
Soak in the views, enjoy the sky change colours, watch yaks grazing by the roadside, get into conversations with locals and learn their language. Scream Juley! (welcome and goodbye in Ladakhi language) to everyone you pass by, or stick your head out of the car window to hear the wind gushing on your ears.
These are just some of the things you can do to keep yourself entertained in Leh. When you’re not on the move, ask the hotel staff to arrange a cultural show for you in the premises.
Leh is a mecca for trekkers. You can embark on an uncountable number of treks from here that can last from five days to a whole month. Some of the famous trekking trails include the routes from Darcha to Lamayuru, Ladakh to Zanskar, and Leh to Pangong Lake.
You can try out jeep safaris that start from Manali and pass through places like Darcha, Sarchu, Barlacha La to finally end in Leh. These may last anywhere from two to four days depending upon the number of stops you take en route. Rest assured, the journey is a once in a lifetime experience!
There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful environs of Leh-Ladakh area than this. You can camp in the wilderness in wide open valleys, or beside serene lakes such as Pangong and Tso Moriri.
Provided you have a few good layers of sunscreen on, there are many places in Leh just perfect for picnics with family and friends. These include Sham Valley, Sangam (the confluence of River Indus and River Zanskar), the banks of Nubra River, and many more.
While white-water rafting in River Zanskar is slowly becoming a popular high-altitude water-sport, it remains a dangerous one to indulge in. It includes tackling not just the Zanskar but Indus River as well. We recommend experiencing this sport only under professional supervision.