Leh at an atitude of 3,524 metres(11,562 ft) is the joint capital and largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh in India and is connected via National Highway 1 to Srinagar in the southwest and to Manali in the South via the Leh-Manali Highway.
Leh was an important stopover on trade routes along the Indus Valley between Tibet to the east,Kashmir to the West and also between India and China for centuries . Leh has a cold desert climate with long and cold winters with minimum temperatures below freezing for most of the winter.
Set amidst the epic Himalays, Ladakh is a rustic and heavenly beautiful travel destination.The rugged valleys and mountains, winding roads coupled with the vibrant cultural life maintain the exuberance and charm of this region. The iconic Magnetic Hill, the turquise coloured Pangong Lake, the confluence of two mystical rivers, ancient and awe inspiring monasteries and the highest passes are a few of the marvelous attractions of Leh and Ladakh in general.
Ladakh is an adventure playground for climbing, jeeps tours, rafting and high-altitude trekking. Leh Ladakh is inaccessible by road outside the summer months. The road passes close altogether from around October to May and the only way to reach left is by air.