A gravity hill about 32 kms from Leh, believed to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars and force aircrafts to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference.
This is the where the two mighty rivers, the Zanskar and Indus rivers meet and flow on as Indus, a popular spot for rafting. Amazingly the waters of the Indus are brown in the winters and blue in the summer, while Zanskar is blue-green in the winters and muddy brown ripples in the summer.
Cross the world’s highest motorable road at Khardongla at 18,380 feet into the Nubra, literally meaning the valley of flowers. Famously known as Treaty Road, this is the ancient caravan route to Central Asia where you can still see double humped Bactrian camels ride the sand dunes, and with their cute unruly mop of hair.
At an altitude of 4530 m, with a width of 5/6 kms and a length of 130 kms, the ethereal beauty of Pangong is breathtaking. It’s waters glistening in shades of deep blue, turquoise and azure form part of the border between India and China.
A peaceful ghat on the banks of one the seven most sacred rivers in India, the Sindhu (Indus) that originates near the Mansarovar Lake and Mt Kailash in Tibet, and enters India through the Leh Valley, before it flows through to Pakistan.
The largest high altitude lake within India, Tsomoriri is a 24 km long expanse of salty water, fed by springs and snow-melt, and has only recently been opened to foreign trekkers.
Liberated from Pakistan in 1971 war, this is the northern-most part of the Indian Territory, opened for tourism as recently as 2010. Explore its isolated landscape, the virgin culture of Baltistan and set your eyes on the famous K2 peak. Also get a delicious taste of natural apricots, Silajit, and shop for local art craft items such as Ibex horn stick, stone carved utensils, etc.