Hidden Valleys of Ladakh
Trek ‘Little Tibet'', attend the famous Hemis Festival and complete a journey to the borderlands of Tibet
A visit to this thought-provoking community centre should be compulsory for all visitors to Ladakh! It campaigns to educate locals and...
The 1430 mudbrick Namgyal Tsemo Gompa enshrines a three-storey-high Buddha.
Tourist-oriented performances on summer evenings outside Soma Gompa.
Regionally sourced produce and traditional recipes live up to the Women’s Alliance’s think-local philosophy. Garden seating. Very...
Visible from virtually everywhere in Leh, 16th-century Tsemo (Victory) Fort is a defining landmark that crowns the top of Palace Ridge. Up close, it’s surprisingly small and the shattered walls contain little more than flapping prayer flags, but scrambling around them provides a precarious frisson. Directly beneath, Tsemo Gompa consists of two little 15th-century temple buildings, one enshrining an 8m-tall gold-faced Maitreya. An alternative concreted path descends to a collection of stupas near Hotel Chubi.