Upper Karzu, Yourtong Road, Sanker, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
Near By Place
Situated at height of around 4,350 meters above sea level, and extends from India to Tibet. Pangong Lake is at a distance of approximately 150 kms from the town of Leh, however travelling that distance is totally worth the effort as you’ll be mesmerised by the jaw dropping site for sure. The drive from Leh is rough and dramatic; you will find many other attractions on your way about which I will explain later in this post. As 60% of the lake lies in Tibet, tourists have to obtain special permit
It is a Buddhist white domed stupa in Leh district, Shanti Stupa was built by a Japanese Buddhist monk Gyomyo Nakamura and was enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself. The stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, and provides a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape which is the best during dawn and dusk. The stupa is considered to be a major tourist attraction in Leh; it is located at an altitude of 4,267 meters above sea level and is at a short distance of 5 kilometres by road.
Situated 45 kilometres from the town of Leh, Hemis Monastery has existed before the 11th century but was re-established in 1672. It is a Tibetan monastery which is the wealthiest and biggest in laddakh, it also has the largest of all thangka paintings in laddakh which is unfurled in every 12 years and the next unfurling will take place in 2016.