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Is Leh on your bucket list? It should be.

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When people think of the Himalayas they don’t often think of India. However if mountains are your thing the Ladakh region in the Indian Himalayas is well worth exploring!

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Flying in to the town of Leh at 3500m altitude you’ll need a few days to acclimatize before embarking on any serious adventures. This will give you a good chance to wander around town and explore the wonderful street markets, bars and take in the unbelievable views of snow capped mountains.

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Leh Palace, a host of nearby monasteries (definitely recommend a visit to Shey Monastery) and a short but steep trek up to Shanti Stupa are all well worth checking out..

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In the main street you’ll find loads of tour operators to book a trip into the mountains. An overnight trek out to nearby Rumbak Village where a local family will likely take you in for a milk tea is an awesome experience!

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Or for the more adventurous head higher into the mountains in search of the elusive snow leopards. White water rafting and mountain biking are also very popular and easy to find a tour operator to accommodate.

So if considering a trip to the Himalaya’s don’t leave Leh off your list. It’s a magical part of Northern India.

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About the author: Brent Albuino
I love adventure. Recent trips have taken me to the nomadic Mongolian steppe and the wild coast of South Africa. I have hiked in the mountains of Ladakh and explored Sri-Lanka. I’m a competitive trail runner and part time van-lifer!

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