Ladakh: mountains and lakes, monasteries and festivals!

Accompany us in Ladakh: Admire the high mountain lakes, experience the silence of secluded monasteries - and their roaring mask festivals.



Leh - the capital

Leh, the capital of Ladakh, lies at an altitude of 3,505 m above sea level - around 500 meters above the Zugspitze. The cityscape is dominated by the half-destroyed royal palace, built by Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. From this palace you have an impressive view over the whole of Leh, parts of the Indus valley and the Stok Kangri, with its 6,150 m the highest mountain in the surrounding area.

Leh became the capital of Ladakh due to its economic importance, since all important trade routes converged here from the earliest times. The city was the largest stopover on the way through the long, grueling caravan routes of the mountains and peaks of the Himalayas to the famous commercial centers of Yarkand and Kashgar in Central Asia.

Today Leh is the center for tourists from all over the world: Whatever the tourist's heart desires, whether sightseeing tours, trekking or other popular adventure tours such as camel rides or a trip on the highest passable pass in the world, the Khardung La - everything is possible in Leh. There are numerous famous Buddhist monasteries in the area, and the beauty of the Indus Valley, the sight of the turquoise blue lakes of Pangong, Tsomoriri and Tsokar and the Aryan Valley should leave nothing to be desired.