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- Mr. Sonu's taxi tour to Pangong Tso Lake in October was a breathtaking experience. The azure waters of the lake mirrored the clear sky, creating a stunning landscape. Sonu's insightful commentary added depth to the journey, sharing local tales and historical anecdotes. The crisp October air heightened the surreal beauty of the surroundings. Navigating the rugged terrain with Sonu's skilled driving made the trip both comfortable and exhilarating. The changing hues of the lake and surrounding mountains painted a mesmerizing picture. This memorable excursion, guided by Mr. Sonu, offered a perfect blend of natural beauty and insightful storytelling, creating an unforgettable travel experience.
Mentioning his number so you can enjoy the same experience - +91 98163 78229Written 21 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolute must for every Indian going to a Leh.
One comes out with mixed feelings.
The museum covers wars fought at tough terrain & high altitude.
The information about the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers makes one feel proud as well as sad.
Very inspiring for all citizens.
Collection of enemy arms during the wars is well displayed.Written 17 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My Ladakh adventure in July led me to the remarkable Thiksey Monastery, a true treasure hidden amidst the Himalayan beauty. This visit was an absolute highlight, made all the more memorable by our journey.
We began our day by renting a scooty for around 1000/- rupees, a convenient way to explore Leh city at our own pace. The freedom of riding through the picturesque landscapes of Ladakh was an experience in itself. After discovering the charms of Leh city, we were directed towards Shey Monastery as a must-visit attraction.
However, what we didn't anticipate was the unexpected gem that awaited us at Thiksey Monastery. Located on a hill, it welcomed us with its grandeur and traditional Tibetan architecture, standing against a backdrop of majestic mountains and clear blue skies.
Stepping onto the monastery grounds, a sense of tranquility and reverence washed over us. The courtyard adorned with fluttering prayer flags beckoned us to pause and soak in the spirituality of the place.
Thiksey Monastery is undeniably one of the best monasteries in Ladakh. Its claim to fame is its colossal 15-meter-high Maitreya Buddha statue, an absolute masterpiece. The sheer scale and intricate artistry of this statue left us in complete awe, evoking a profound sense of spirituality that words can scarcely describe. The prayer hall, alive with the chants of monks and the devotion of pilgrims, added to the atmosphere of sanctity.
As we explored the monastery, we had the delightful opportunity to meet a small child, likely of Tibetan descent. Their innocence and spirituality radiated, leaving a lasting impression on us. It was a reminder of the rich cultural tapestry that Ladakh embraces.
After our visit to Thiksey Monastery, we found a convenient spot nearby to eat and drink, adding to the overall convenience of the experience.
In conclusion, Thiksey Monastery is a true marvel in the heart of Ladakh, and our impromptu visit turned out to be a highlight of our journey. Its blend of spirituality, stunning architecture, and natural beauty make it an absolute must-visit destination. We left Thiksey Monastery with a deep sense of inner peace and gratitude, an experience that will forever be etched in our memories.Written 19 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The colour of both the rivers are so distinct. You can have a view of the river from top and also can go to the confluence. You can try river rafting also.Written 9 July 2023
- Clean.Good toilet facilities and parking.
Fresh drinking water (and chai) available by car park.
Group stopped here for brief visit.This Gurdawara is maintained for the Sikh Members of the armed forces stationed in the region and as such has plaques appertaining to members of Sikh units.
Contains a Holy Boulder.Written 9 October 2023
- A modern bright stupa visible from most parts of the town being built on a hill. Built by donations from Japanese Buddhists with the foundation stone laid by the Dalai Lama in 1985 and opened in 1991. Close up it is a very large colourful structure. Obviously excellent views from here.Written 6 July 2023
- Magnificent Himalayan cold desert which offers breath-taking natural beauty of sand dunes & where we have enjoyed Bactrian (double humped) camel riding (visited in June, 2022)Written 11 July 2023
- The steepish climb was rewarded with good views and there are some exhibits that may well be of interest.
But, the exterior ought to be whitewashed at least to give more of a palace look and feelWritten 24 July 2023
- when you are entering Leh you will see this. It's worth it to get some new kind of experience.
make sure you spin the wheel and try to get involved in local culture.Written 21 March 2023
- The uppermost part of this structure is labelled Tsemo castle, great views but nothing to see. Below that is the single temple room, locked so unavailable. So from a distance it looks really impressive built on top of a hill and tiered up the side of the mountain. Up close not so much.Written 6 July 2023
- Last High Pass before descending towards Leh.
Cute little temple
Good viewsWritten 3 October 2023
- Although there were some yet higher sets of steps and lower and narrower doorways to negotiate everything was worth it because of of the diverse attractiveness of the the various templesWritten 24 July 2023
- On the way there, and hoping for the sunset views, we encountered quite fast changing weather. We got the spectrum from heavy rain to drizzle with a periodic glimpse of blue sky. And, there must have been some sun as we got several fabulous rainbows to accompany the fine views, from snow capped peaks to lush, irrigated plots of farmland.
And, the monastery and its temples were not without interest either.Written 23 July 2023
- Spituk Monastery or Gompa is one of the nearest to Leh town, about 8 km from town
on the Leh-Srinagar Road, just beyond the Hall of Fame attraction. It is worth a visitWritten 2 October 2019
- This valley is full rounded will mountain and very attractive looking we will enjoy our trip mostly and spend more time thereWritten 23 December 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Leh
- The best day trips from Leh according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Touristic Highlights of Leh (Guided Sightseeing Tour by SUV Car)
- Pangong Delights: A Memorable Day Excursion from Leh
- Private Custom Excursion Tour to Likir from Leh with Guide
- Likir and Alchi Monastry Tour from Leh
- Pangong Lake Day tour from Leh
Leh Attractions Information
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