Leh town and ladakh in region in general are two amazing places to visit especially during the monsoon season. These regions do not experience rains like anywhere else in India, making it a perfect time to travel here. Leh’s Buddhist monasteries and historical monuments are the biggest attractions for visitors. There’s even a 800 year old Kali Mandir located in the heart of the town that houses a fascinating collection of masks. You can even see the 17th Century Leh Palace that is built in traditional Tibetan style offering a captivating view of the town.
Leh has a lot to offer for nature and adventure lovers as well in the form of para gliding and hiking. Here you get the option to choose your trekking trails if you wish to go in for a long trek. White water rafting is also possible during this time along the Indus River in Leh as well as the Shayok River in the Nubra Valley. The Nubra Valley, on Khardung La, here is the world’s highest motorable road that is another unforgettable trip. One can even see the hanging glaciers, green villages, Buddhist monasteries while on the journey along the Zanskar River that makes this journey even more spectacular. There are camel safaris in Nubra Valley as well.
The blue blackish Pangong lake is another must visit with part of it running into China. The journey though long is beautiful starting from Thiksey village which houses the huge monestary to passing the huge mountains and finally the Changla pass. Another reason to visit this place is the Ladakh festival that takes place during the first two weeks of September. The festival opens in Leh with a spectacular procession through the streets with the villagers dressed in traditional costumes, dance and sing folk songs.