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Leh District

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Leh is one of the two districts located in Ladakh, the other being the Kargil District to the west, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. With an area of 45,110 km2, it is the second largest district in the country (after Kutch, Gujarat) in terms of area. It is bounded on the north by Ghanche District (Gilgit-Baltistan), a small border with Xinjiang, China, via the Karakoram Pass which is part of the district. Aksai Chin and Tibet are to the east, Kargil district to the west, and Lahul and Spiti to the south. The district headquarters is in Leh. It lies between 32 to 36 degree north latitude and 75 to 80 degree east longitude.The whole of Ladakh was under the administration of Leh until July 1, 1979, when the Kargil and Ladakh administrative districts were created. Religion has been a source of grievances between Buddhists and Muslims since the late 20th century and was a contributor to this division.As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Jammu and Kashmir (out of 22), after Kargil.
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Popular things to do in Leh District

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Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers ©
Landmark
Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers Leh
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Magnetic Hill ©
Geologic Formation
Magnetic Hill Leh
1.8
Duration: 2 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Leh
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Nubra Valley ©
Valley
Nubra Valley
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Leh District

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Thiksey Monastery ©
Religious Site
Thiksey Monastery Leh
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Religious Site
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib Leh
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Alchi Monastery ©
Religious Site
Alchi Monastery Alchi
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Diskit Gompa ©
Religious Site
Diskit Gompa Diskit
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Leh District

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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours Leh
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Likir Gompa ©
Religious Site
Likir Gompa Likir
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Spituk Monastery ©
Religious Site
Spituk Monastery Leh
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Stakna Monastery ©
Architectural Building
Stakna Monastery Leh
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Leh District

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Pangong Tso ©
Water Body
Pangong Tso Leh
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Valley
Zanskar the Virgin Valley Leh
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Markha Valley ©
Valley
Markha Valley Leh
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hemis National Park
National Park
Hemis National Park Leh
5.0
Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in Leh District

Hazara Arts Leh ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hazara Arts Leh
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
De Pashmina Emporium ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
De Pashmina Emporium Leh
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Pashmina House ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pashmina House Leh
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Zanskar Arts ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Zanskar Arts Leh
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Tours in Leh District

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours Leh
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours Leh
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Duration: 4 hours