Things to Do in Leh

Leh, the king of mountains offers many interesting things that you can get involved in during your trip. When you plan a visit to Leh then you visit the tourist destinations. Off course it is one of the important things that you can do in Leh. You really cannot miss the beautiful tourists’ spots once you visit Leh. But what if all the tourist spots you plan to visit gets visited within 2-3 days? You can surely add more tourist spots in your itinerary  but other than sightseeing there are other options that Leh offers you.

Things to do in Leh
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You can involve in multiple other things when you visit Leh.

Involve in Adventure Sports in Leh

Leh is a home for different adventure sports. Once you visit Leh, you just cannot miss the opportunity of getting involved in different types of adventure sports. There are loads of adventure sports that you can take part during your stay in Leh.

Enjoying Archery in Leh

This is one of the famous sports in Leh district. Villages in Leh organise this event throughout the year at regular intervals. There are contests of singing, dancing, betting and many more. If your time of visit matches with this contest then it is highly advisable that you take part in this contest and enjoy.

Trekking in Leh

Leh offers many roads that encourage trekkers. Trekkers from all over the world come to Ladakh to enjoy trekking. Trekking is possible in the absence of snow and hence is suitable in the months of June to October. Spituk to Marka Valley is one of the famous routes for trekking. Both experienced and new comer trekkers can trek in this route.

Trekking in Leh


All you need is a support and guidance from a local guide.

Playing Football in Leh

Football is slowly becoming famous in Leh. What you can do here is that you can watch a football match from 11,000 feet above sea level. You can also join the teams as a player. Watching a football match from such a high altitude is something really exciting.

Mountaineering in Leh

The most famous and important adventure sport in the land of mountains Leh is mountaineering. Leh is the abode of many mountains. There are many peaks in Leh that can be a hot spot for mountaineering. Stok Kangri Peak in Ladakh which is nearly 6000 ft above sea level is one such peak which is famous for mountaineering.

Mountaineering in Leh


This peak can be reached from Leh-Kargil road. Before climbing to this peak a necessary formality for all climbers is that they must ensure a written permission from Indian Mountaineering Federation, Delhi. Climbers who love to climb mountains will definitely enjoy this peak.

Rafting in Leh

The presence of Indus River and Zanskar River in Leh offers an option for river water rafting. Rafting expeditions are arranged during the month of June where people can participate. There are different types of rafting both for beginners and proficient people. It is advisable that you take help from your local guide during rafting sessions.

Visit a Monastery

Leh, is the home for monasteries. There are many monasteries and Buddhists temples situated in Leh. You can visit any one these during your stay. The best way to spend time inside a monastery is to get involved in any of the ceremonies of the monastery. Having lunch inside the monastery or talking to a monk can be other options. Spending some quality time inside a famous monastery is something you just cannot miss when you are in Leh.

Watching the Nature Silently

Surrounded by snow capped mountains Leh is a beautiful place. The most common thing among travelers is to observe the scenic beauty of Leh. There are many famous places in Leh that offers a beautiful scenic spot for tourists. Visiting the famous Lakes like Pangong Tso or Tso Moriri Lake can be a great option.

Watching the nature


These spots are really famous among tourists. Pangong Tso Lake is also a famous shooting spot. You can take a drive along Indus River and enjoy the beauty of the rugged path leading to Indus River. You can also involve yourself in sky watching in Nubra Valley Region. You can get to see the beautiful clear sky from here.

Take a Tour of a Good Restaurant in Leh

Whenever you visit any place you look for a good food outlet. Leh offers many good restaurants where you can enjoy your lunch or dinner.

Dreamland Restaurant

You get all types of food in this restaurant starting from north Indian food to Chinese cuisine. You get amazing lip smacking momos and thukpas. These are the famous dishes of this restaurant. The ambiance of this restaurant is worth mentioning. There is roof top dinner area where you can enjoy the view of the city along with the food.

Visit a Restaurant

Tibetan Kitchen

This restaurant is famous for Tibetan and Chinese food. They serve different types of Tibetan food.

Indulge in Shopping in Leh

Another exciting option for many travelers is shopping. When you pay a visit to Leh it is obvious that you will enjoy the famous shopping culture of this city. The best place to shop for local products is road side shops. In this road side shops you will get all types of handmade local items that you can buy at a cheaper rate as this local shops lets you bargain accordingly. Ladakhs Apricot Store is a place where you can find all organic products. You can get organic products related to your skin and other beauty products are available in this store. 

Shopping in Leh


There is a pearl market in the Tibetan border where you can get exclusive pearl products. All pearl jewellery and other items made up of pearl. Click here to know more or shopping in Leh.

Watching the Wildlife in Leh

Whenever you visit Leh you expect mountains and the spectacular beauty of the snow capped mountains. What you rarely expect in Leh is the presence of wildlife. But Leh is rich in flora and fauna. You can get to see huge number of different wildlife species in Leh. The most common among them are mentioned in this section. The Brown Headed Gull bird is a common scenario in the months of summer. This bird is generally seen in river Indus. The Black Necked Crane which a rare species is also found in the Ladakh region in the months of summer. A visit to the Hemis National Park would clear all your doubts about the presence of wildlife in Leh.

Knowing a Ladakhi Family

Have you ever stayed with a Ladakh Family? If it is a no then you must try it this time you visit Leh. Home stays can be a great option for your accommodation. You can get to know a Ladakh family from a close proximity once you stay with them. The families are so humble in welcoming their guests that you will feel at home. You can get these home stay options almost everywhere in Leh. You will get amazing homemade food in these homes. So once in a while during your stay in Leh, visit a family for a home stay.

These are some of the options that you can avail during your trip to Leh district. Feel free to share any other options about Leh.

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