Leh: Just next to our Guest House


Reaching Leh from our Ladakh Guest House is no problem. Our Guesthouse stuff nearly drives there every day. Getting a taxi at the main taxi stand in Leh is no problem. Costs: 500 Rs. You can also get to Leh and back by shared taxi. Costs are 30 Rs. In Leh they start at Leh gateway.

Leh, the capital of Ladakh is near our Guest House in Shey village

Leh: Needful Things


Permits

They are needed to get to nearly everywhere in Ladakh: to nubra valley, the lakes, lamayuru and Dha Hanu. They can be get in Leh directly at the government office in Leh at polo ground or at one of the severals travel agencies that charge a service fee.


Internet

There are several internet access centres in main bazaar road.


ATMs

There are a lot of ATMs in Leh and Choglamsar.


Pharmacy

A Pharmacy can be found in Leh or in Choglamsar, 5km from our Guest House in Shey.


Money Changers


The number of money changers in Leh decreased in the past. But they can still be found. The rate is better than at the ATMs and at Delhi Airport. In Leh there is one opposite to the german bakery at the changspa/main bazaar road square.


SIM-Card

SIM Cards from outside won´t work in Ladakh. It has to be purchased in Leh.


Ladakh travel Guides and maps

They can be get them in severals book stores in main bazaar road.


Leh: Shopping & Eating


Cookies & Bread

German bakery at changspa/main bazaar road square is really good. Try the fantastic apricot crumble.


Coffee

They serve a great lavazza coffee at coffeesutra.


Restaurants

Just pop in at Summer Harvest Garden at the Fort/Old Fort square and enjoy the ladakh food.


Tibetan Market

The Tibetan Market can be found in old leh road.


Apricot products

Very tasty Jam and other apricot products can be get in the Ladakh Apricot Store left hand at the beginning of changspa road.


Supermarket

A big one is on main bazaar road and opposite to the main taxi stand.


Alcoholic Beverages

Beer and any alcoholic Beverages can only be bought in liquor shops. There is one opposite to the main taxi stand and one in Choglamsar.


Leh: Places needed to be seen


Namgyal Tsemo

Nearly every tourist climbs up to Namgyal Tsemo Gompa at arrival Day in Leh. But beware of the altitude sickness. The climb up is pretty hard - espacially at the first day. As the view up there is really fantastic, better get a taxi up there at main taxi stand (costs: 150 Rs.) and walk down.


Leh Palace

Is also bee needed to see at the first day in Leh;-)


Gompa at main bazaar road

If you get tired just relax on the steps in front of the gompa.


Shanti Stupa

Also offers a fantastic view. It´s advisable to take a taxi there. On the way there you can enjoy the greenery of upper town of Leh.


Sankar Gompa

On your way to Shanti Stupa have a look at this great gompa. Unfortunately its closed very often:-(