Leh is set in the Ladakh region of the Upper Himalayas. A desolate lunar landscape with arid mountains and snow-brushed peaks, hidden monasteries perched on stony cliffs, thousands of colourful prayer flags fluttering against the stark expanse, and an impossible blue sky. It is breathtaking, barren, and beautiful. Ladakh is the quintessential adventure destination and Leh is its lush heart where an expanse of verdant trees stands surrounded by rocky hillocks. A quiet city spread over undulating land, Leh offers a glimpse of this archaic region's culture and landscape while still allowing you to enjoy the luxuries of the contemporary world.
Ladakhi, Hindi and English
When to visit:
Leh has a cold desert climate with long, harsh winters from October to early March. May to end of September is when Ladakh is accessible by road and enjoys pleasant weather with warm days and cool evenings. However flights from Delhi to Leh operate throughout the year, so you can visit Leh anytime you like.
Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee, Airport, Leh, J & K - 194101.