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Best Things to do in Leh Ladakh

Leh Ladakh bike trip

Leh Ladakh, I guess the dialogue, Naam hi Kaafi hai, was written keeping this place in mind. In recent years, the craze and the trend for this place have gone up. Be it a couple, a cousin’s group, a friend’s group, family or just being solo, this place caters to everyone. This is one special thing about it, that the beauty of the place captures you within, that you don’t feel the need to explore it with someone else, but being alone brings you solace here. The place is magical, indeed. Located by the Great Himalayas and Khardung La pass, a trip to Leh Ladakh is a lifetime experience. 

 

Top Things to do in Leh Ladakh

There are several amazing things to do here, this article is all that you need to know about it.

 

Bike Ride:

Been to Leh Ladakh, and haven’t explored it with a bike, with flags fluttering, is like eating Nutella, sugar-free. Leh Ladakh bike trip is one of the best ways to explore the beauty of this magic land. Open fields, covered with snow, fresh and chilly air, just open your arms and let the winds hug your soul. The bikers can not stop themselves from feeling at the top of the world while growling at their engines and feeling like the lead of the Dhoom cast.

 

Skiing:

Blessed with an abundance of snow, the place is stupendous for skiing. Just like the places you always thought of to try your skiing skills, the place matches that imagination. Heliskiing can be done at Zanskar, which is famous for it

 

Camping

It won’t be the best idea to enjoy the luxuries that you are already familiar with, at your homes, here at Leh Ladakh. Instead, go Camping near the lakesides. The serene beauty that the lakesides have to offer, will make you fall in love with the place. There are a variety of camping options to choose from, like the Pangong retreat camping, Tsomoriri Camp, etc. The aesthetic beauty in front of your eyes and you with your thoughts will take you to another dimension.

 

Trekking

How can one not consider this option while being at Leh Ladakh? The scenic beauty at high altitude increases multiple folds than that of at the ground level. But it is important to know that trekking at this place is no cakewalk, the rough terrains, changing climatic weather, the high altitude of the place all asks for people who are experienced and physically very fit and fine. Spituk Gompa Trek, Chadar trek, Darcha Padum trek are some of the trekking options.

 

Hemis Festival

The locality of a place is what makes it special and different from the rest of the world. The Hemis Festival has the Llamas performing the colorful Chhams. The vibrant and bright clothing and masks will make your spirits very high and optimistic.

 

Khardungla Pass

What is more soothing than slurping Maggi at the Highest Cafeteria in the world, with Himalayan ranges right in front of your eyes. How Appealing! The khardungla pass is one of the highest motorable passes in the world and visiting it while being in Ladakh would be totally worth it.

 

Hemis Monastery

Not just exciting and adventurous activities but Ladakh caters to your mental peace as well. Visit the Hemis Monastery, which will awaken the peaceful and calm side of you. The morning prayers will provide you ample time to spend some with your soul and introspect yourself.

 

Magnetic Hill

Leh and Ladakh don’t stand a step back even when it comes to being magical. The magnetic hill is famously known as the Anti Gravity hill, as the vehicles here move against the gravity, in opposite directions. Can’t believe it? Try it for yourself.

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Spiritual visit

Pay religious visits to Shanti Stupa and Gurudwara Patthar Sahib and open the spiritual side of yours.

 

Cycling

Give your engines a break, and kick start your legs to do some work. and definitely go on a cycling session and breathe the fresh air in its more pure form. Uneven terrains will help you improve your cycling skills as well.

 

The place is filled with the most arresting and breathtaking scenes and views. Don’t hold yourself and let this place bless your soul and mind and make this a memorable trip for the rest of your life.

 

Arnav Gupta
written by: Arnav Gupta
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