Best Things to do in Ladakh

The landscape of Ladakh, together with its unique Tibetan Buddhist culture, is diverse and full of surprises, and perfectly suited for trying out various activities, from adventure to sightseeing. Honeymoon couples, solo travellers, adventure junkies, tourism in Ladakh offers a wide range of activities for each of them. From adventure based activities like trekking, mountaineering & river rafting to enjoying homestays or exploring the wildlife, there is plenty that this part of India offers for travellers.

About Top Activities & Things to Do for Tourists in Ladakh

Ladakh, in particular, is a haven for adventure junkies, as its rivers, mountain peaks and makes offer exciting opportunities for adventure activities like mountaineering, camping, river rafting, peak climbing & trekking.

Mountaineers can experience the sheer thrill of scaling the unbelievable heights of mountain peaks in Ladakh like Stok Kangri, Nun Kun Massif, Gulap Kangri, Saser-I, II & III, all of which range between 5,000 to 7,000 meters attract mountaineers.

Trekking is another adventure activity which lets you explore the cultural & natural beauty of Ladakh, with famous treks like Stok Kangri Trek, Chadar Trek which is done in winter, Lamayuru to Darcha Trek & Nubra Valley Trek, where you can catch sight of the two-humped Bactrian camels.

Mountain biking is a famous adventure activity in Ladakh which can be enjoyed in places like Pangong Tso, Leh to Zingchen, Skiu to Chilling & Leh to Sankar Gompa. The joy of camping in Ladakh, with such breathtaking scenery to surround you, cannot be overstated, with top camping locations being Thiksey, Hunder Village, Tso Moriri & Zanskar Valley. Ladakh is a popular river rafting destination too, which can be enjoyed on the Indus and Zanskar rivers, with the two most famous stretches being Phey to Saspol & Phey to Nimo.



Explore Ladakh’s landscape & culture with famous treks like Stok Kangri, Chadar & Nubra Valley Treks.


Mountain Biking

The ultimate adrenaline rush awaits you with mountain biking in Ladakh in Pangong Tso, Leh-Zingchen & other places.


Peak Climbing

Ultimate thrill awaits mountaineers in Ladakh with peak climbing in peaks like Saser, Stok Kangri and Nun Kun.


River Rafting

Battle the rapids & unseen challenges by going river rafting in Ladakh in the wonderful stretches of Indus & Zanskar rivers.


Jeep Safari

Cross high passes, valleys, remote villages, dirt trails & other wonderful landscapes with a jeep safari in Ladakh.



Capture Ladakh’s rich wildlife, monasteries, alpine lakes, mountains, meadows, rivers & its overall beauty with photography in Ladakh.


Ladakh Wildlife

Ladakh has a rich wildlife, with high altitude animals like Tibetan Urial Sheep, ibex and snow leopard.


Lakes in Ladakh

Ladakh is home to several beautiful lakes like Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri & Tso Kar.



With its numerous Buddhist monasteries, Ladakh is one of the important Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in India.


Camping in Ladakh

Enjoy leisure & adventure camping in Ladakh among its enchanting landscape at places like Hunder Village, Tso Moriri, Thiksey.


Horse Riding in Ladakh

Get the fun & excitement of horse riding in Ladakh at Changthang, Tso Moriri Lake and Zanskar Valley.


Camel Safari in Ladakh

Take a ride on the famous double humped Bactrian camels in Hunder & Diskit villages, Tiggur, Pinchimik & Yulkam.


Bird Watching in Ladakh

Enjoy bird watching from June-September in Ladakh in Rumbak & Nubra Valleys, Hemis National Park & Tso Moriri Lake.


Mountain Passes in Ladakh

Crossing the famous mountain passes in Ladakh like Zoji La, Khardung La & Baracha La is an adventurous experience.


Ladakh Cuisine

The cuisine of Ladakh is heavily inspired by Tibet, with some famous dishes being momo, thukpa, thentuk & tigmo.


Fairs and Festival

Losar, Hemis Tshechu, Saka Dawa & Ladakh Polo Festival are the famous festivals celebrated in Ladakh.


Shopping in Ladakh

Shopping in Ladakh has its own fun, where you can purchase items like prayer wheels, Buddha statues, apricot items & others.



Experience the homely ambience, tasty Ladakhi cuisine & incredible Ladakhi hospitality in Leh and Zanskar.



Monasteries are a prominent part of Ladakh’s landscape, with famous one being Hemis, Spituk, Lamayuru & Alchi.



A honeymoon in Ladakh, which offers sightseeing, adventure, culture & homestays, will leave you with special memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the best places to go camping in Ladakh?

Some of the places in Ladakh where you can enjoy camping are Pangong Tso, Thiksey, Hunder Village and Zanskar Valley.

Q. Do Indians require any permit for mountain biking in Ladakh?

Indians will have to obtain an Inner Line Permit for going mountain biking in areas in Ladakh like Hanle, Chusul, beyond Loma bend, Chumur and Batalik sectors.

Q. What is the best time to go trekking in Ladakh?

January to September is the best time to go camping in Ladakh. It also depends on what kind of trekking experience you are looking for. To take the Chadar Trek, you will have to plan a trip from mid January to mid February, while the best time for enjoying a Stok Kangri Trek is mid July to mid September.

Q. Do we require a permit for mountain climbing in Ladakh?

Yes, a permit is required for peak climbing in Ladakh, for which an application should be submitted to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) around 6 months in advance for the issuance of the permit.

Q. Where can I enjoy river rafting in Ladakh?

Ladakh is a great destination for river rafting, with the two most popular river rafting stretches being Phey to Saspol and Phey to Nimo, on the Indus and Zanskar rivers.

Q. Which is the best place to watch the wildlife in Ladakh?

Yes, Ladakh is home to animals which are found exclusively in high altitudes, like snow leopard and Tibetan Urial sheep (shapo). Hemis National Park is the best place for enjoying wildlife in Ladakh.

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