Entertainment in Leh

Leh has enough entertainment opportunities for all. You will never get bored in Leh no matter whether you are staying there for a week or about a month. The charming beauty of this place is enough to keep you engaged for days. Apart from having scintillating landscapes, Leh also has many types of entertainment options for its visitors.

Entertainment in Leh


You can enjoy visiting interesting tourist spots in Leh, do water rafting, enjoy Yak riding or drive to the nearby valley on a motorbike. In this article, you will get to know endless opportunities that you can have in Leh for complete entertainment.

Adventure Activities in Leh

Leh offers exciting ways for adventure activities.

Yak Safari

To explore the captivating landscapes of Leh, you will have Yak Safari which is an experience in itself. Life in high mountains and deep valleys of Leh cannot be imagined without Yaks. If you are looking for some one-of-its-kind adventure activity then Yak Safari is what you can go for. You can book your Yak Safari through the local companies. It is possible to hire the trainers as well.

White Water Rafting

If water is your first love and you love adventure then Leh is the perfect place to go for white water rafting. You will definitely enjoy rafting in the Zanskar Gorge of Leh. You will definitely have enthralling experience that will remain with you for rest of your life. The challenging rapids of clear, icy water of River Indus have rafting option for the beginners (7 KM rafting) and also for the veterans (14 KM).

Adventure activities in Leh


For the starters, rafting from Hemis to Choglamasar Bridge is the best and is 3 hours rafting. For the experienced ones, the route from Nimmo to Alchi is suggested which is rafting for half-a-day.

Camps at Pangong Tso

You can enjoy camping at the banks of Pangong Tso, the largest salt water lake. Enjoy staying in tents near Pangong Tso and have some of the best moments of your life doing bonfire, barbeques and enjoying the cool and soothing breeze. Camping on the banks of Pangong Tso is definitely one of the most sought after camping options for the adventure seekers.

Bike Ride at Khardung La

For the bike lovers, bike tour to Khardunga La Pass in Leh is a unique experience. It is the most preferred venue for many automobile and mountain biking competitions. You will feel enthralled driving the bike along the rocks.

Trekking

Trekking is one of the most sought after entertainment options for the adventure seekers in Leh. Chhadar Trek or Markha Valley trekking are common routes where you could having exciting journey along the Markha River passing through thick bushes of wild roses and with a backdrop of clear blue sky. Another adventurous trekking option is the Chhadar Trek where trekkers have to cross Zanskar River. The 9-day trekking schedule of Chhadar Trek will gift you with some of the best moments of your life.

Healthcare Activities in Leh

If you are in search of peace while you are on your Leh tour then you can try out meditation sessions at Mahabodhi Centre in Leh. If you are interested in getting solace for your body and mind then what you need to do is to donate some money for yoga classes which are held daily except the Sundays. The meditation classes are there at 7.30 AM and 8.30 AM. The yoga classes are at 9 AM in the morning, 3 PM and 4.30 PM in the evening. If you are planning to stay in Leh for a longer period then, you can join the residential course of Vipassana Meditation by paying Rs. 3000. This is a 3-day course.

Chilling out in Leh

Leh houses a number of interesting and popular restaurants, bars and cafes. You can choose any one out of the lot to chill out. Find some options below:

Chilling out in Leh
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Chen Restaurant & Bar

Chen Restaurant & Bar in Leh is the perfect place to chill out with like-minded people. After the whole day’s sightseeing or shopping schedule, you will be able to throw away your fatigue when you get delicious food, fresh drink and good music under one roof. Visit this wonderful cozy restaurant and bar of Leh and chill out with your friends and near ones.

Open Hand Café

Want to spend some cozy moments with your near ones? Visit Open Hand Café, the organic eatery located in the center of lush green vegetable garden. Recall your wonderful experience in Leh throughout the day or plan out your next expedition while you eat fresh cakes or wraps along with a cup of coffee. You can also look at wonderful collection of wall paintings, bags, jewelry items, candles and other small items. 

Bars & Lounges in LEH

Some of the very popular lounges and bars those are renowned among the tourists and locales of Leh are:

Whistering Bar
Address:

C/O Hotel Thongsal,
Near Shanti Stupa,
Yurthung Road,
Leh HO,
Leh Ladakh - 194101
Phone no.: 9712 799 777 / 9419 219 786 / 1982 252 227 / 1982 202 444
Opening Hours:
All days in a week 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Namra Bar & Restaurant
Address:

Opposite Itbf Gate,
Leh HO,
Leh Ladakh - 194101

Ibex Bar & Restaurant
Address:

C/O Hotel Ibex,
Opposite Taxi Stand,
Leh HO,
Leh Ladakh - 194101

Enjoy Cultural Performances in Leh

To look and feel the culture of the land, you can join dance and song performances that are organized near Soma Gompa. You can enjoy your summer evenings the best way by looking at these performances by the local artists especially organized for the tourists.

Shopping in Leh

Leaving Leh without shopping is just unimaginable for anyone. Leh has many market areas, emporiums and shops to do marketing at your heart’s desire. You will get wide range of handlooms, woolen items, handicraft items, jewelry items, souvenirs and others at various shops and markets of Leh. You get fresh fruits and fresh fruit items at these markets as well.

Shopping in Leh


Shopping enthusiasts have market places like Leh Main Market, Moti Market, the Tibetan Market and many shops like the Tibetan Art Palace, Apricot Centre, Handloom House, and Dalai Lama Charitable Trust etc. to shop for exquisite Tibetan artifacts and souvenirs. Visit the pearl house in Leh to look at and buy some of the attractive jewelry pieces made from different types of pearls.

Sightseeing in Leh

The most common entertainment for all tourists visiting Leh is sightseeing. Leh has many ancient remnants and monuments that are popular tourist attractions. You can plan out visiting these attractions of Leh. The royal residence of pat, Leh Palace, is the prime attraction of this city. Depicting the influence of Buddhism, Leh houses many Buddhist Monasteries which are visited by thousands of tourist from all over the world. You can visit Tsemo Fort and Tsemo Gompa. Tsemo Gompa houses a Buddha Statue that is about 3-stories high. Shanti Stupa located on the top of the hill is a perfect place to sooth your soul. You will also get breathtaking views of Leh from this stupa.

So, pick any of these entertainment choices available in Leh and enjoy!!!!!

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