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280 Kms from Chushul
Best time to visit - March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October
A kingdom that has risen above disasters like the 2010 cloudburst and is still able to magnetise a plethora of tourists and travellers every month to it, even when the mercury dips below sub-zero levels. This former capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh is chiefly dominated by the ruined Royal Palace of Leh and the eternally serene Pangong Tso, Tibetan for 'high grassland lake', which is spread for 134 km from India to China. If you're someone who loves travelling unconventionally and is interested in the lifestyle that thrives in this high altitude desert, you can stay with locals who have turned their homes into 'homestays' and are open to interacting with non-natives. For a more spiritual and mystical experience, one can also spend the night at monasteries such as Thiksey, Lamauru or the Hemis Monastery, where you will get a chance to interact with Lamas (Buddhist teachers) and learn all about their lives and what they preach. For more visual and audio insights and treats, one can attend the 6 day Ladakh festival, a multihued explosion of Ladakhi culture and tradition, celebrated annually in the month of September in Leh's villages. Leh can always keep you entertained, for instance, with trekking (frozen river trek to Chadar, Padam to Darcha trek), mountain biking, skiing, camel safari, paragliding and even having your car pulled uphill by the magnetic force at the Magnetic Hill. Foodies will get no better thrill than eating at the highest cafeteria in the world, Rinchen Cafeteria. Other popular cafes such as Gesmo, Nirvana Garden, Cafe Jeevan and Norlakh are a must to go to for their lip smacking Italian, Himalayan and local dishes.
Ladakh has been becoming a popular destination for riders over the past few years. While most people ride up till Pangong Tso Lake till either Lukung or Spangmik, very very few ride further alongside the Pangong Tso. Doing this route requires permits from Leh, but it is a route that you don't want to miss the next time you are in Ladakh!45 kms ahead of Spangmik is Chushul, a very small village with great ITBP presence, due to the village's proximity to China. Among all the mountains you will see from here, there will be a mix of Indian & Chinese mountains!How far? 15 kmsNeighbouring Country: ChinaCan you cross the border? No. This is as far as one can get to China from here!2. TURTUK, JAMMU & KASHMIR