Best Places to Visit Ladakh in December 2022

Written by Eric · 2 min read >

There is a different vibe when you visit some places in specific seasons. The best season to visit Leh Ladakh is in the winter season. The glow that Ladakh gets in the cold and shivering weather is gorgeous. 

The snow-capped mountains, the cool breeze blowing bringing shivers on the skin, the hot coffee, it all feels different. The beauty of Ladakh enhances in the cold months. One might even get to experience snowfall in Ladakh in these peak times. 

Ladakh becomes more adventurous and beautiful in the winter months. It is in these months the colors in the landscapes and the sky are glorified. 

Places to visit in Leh Ladakh in December

If you want to experience Ladakh at its best, then try scheduling the Leh Ladakh tour in December and January. Make sure to pack extra warm clothes for the tour as it gets super chilly in these months! Also, don’t forget to pack all the essential items like medicines because no one wants to get sick on the amazing trip to Ladakh. 

Pangong Lake  

Its beauty gets mystified and everything gets beautiful around the lake at this time of year. The brackish water lake gets frozen at this time of year as the temperature around here drops significantly. The water gets frozen into a thick sheet of the blanket.

You could run and walk on the surface of the frozen water. Since it is situated at a terrific elevation of 4225m and it is the winter season, it is better to prepare for an extreme winter situation. You should visit this beautiful place on the Leh Ladakh tour.

Nubra Valley

The gates to Nubra valley are open and accessible in the whole winter season except if there is no heavy snowfall. During heavy snowfall, the routes that lead to Nubra Valley are shut down. Nevertheless, Nubra valley is the best place to visit on the Leh Ladakh tour.

Nubra Valley is known for its different varieties of flowers and orchards, its amazing scenic beauty, and the historical monasteries built over there. Not to forget the Bactrian Camels in the Nubra Valley. You can also visit the Siachen Glacier from the Nubra valley. 

Royal Leh Palace

The most prominent royal place surrounded by gigantic mountains is the Royal Leh Palace in the capital town of Ladakh. The Royal Leh Palace is also known by the name Lachen Palkar Palace built in the Himalayan Region.

This palace museum is in the restoration process conducted by the Archeological Survey of India. The palace museum has a grand and impeccable collection of jewelry, ornaments, ceremonial dresses, and majestic crowns. It is a great place to visit if you are on the Leh Ladakh tour. This place holds a great place in the history of Leh and Ladakh. Some of the paintings here are more than 450 years old made with powdered gems and bright stones. 

Magnetic Hill 

This place is scientifically amazing and mind-blowing. If you are a fan of science and are on the Leh Ladakh tour, then you must visit this place. It is more of a patch of road where science rules work a little differently than everywhere else.

It is all a work of optical illusion created by the surrounding hills. They are also known as cyclops hills. It is located roughly 26.5 km west of Leh on Srinagar – Ladakh road. You should not miss this place of wonder on your visit to Leh. 

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist Monastery of the well-known Drukpa lineage situated in the Hemis region of Leh, Ladakh. It was established in the year 1672 by the great Ladakhian ruler, Sengge Namgyal. It is roughly at a distance of 45km from the capital city of Ladakh.

The great Hemis Festival is held annually in the honor of Lord Padmasambhava. It is celebrated in early June but the gates of the Hemis Monastery are always open for people. You can walk in the huge and peaceful corridors of the monastery and experience calm and quietness.

The positive vibes around here will eliminate and evaporate all the stress and negative vibes that you have been dealing with for a long period. Mark this place for you to visit on the Leh Ladakh tour.

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