Places to visit in Ladakh in June

Ladakh is enumerating prominently as a holiday destination for all kinds of travellers- be it nature lovers, adventure seekers or religious believers. Its mesmerizing views of the green valleys, nearby peaks, verdant forests and sparkling rivers are enough to keep you excited and enthralled on your holiday trip to Ladakh in June.

The sightseeing places to visit in Ladakh in June are many as it is officially the beginning of tourist season. With its historical splendour and cultural exuberance, the small town is a haven for global tourists. The land of Buddhists, this where your anticipation of finding answers to the long lost questions ends. You can get to know your inner self with which you have lost all contact. Time seems to stand still here and to experience the land’s unique aspects, we at Eladakh Tourism have collated a list of the best places to see on your trip to Ladakh in June.

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Top places that you must visit in Ladakh in June:

1. Turtuk village

One of India’s last rural utopias, the Turtuk village is tucked away in the north-western region of Ladakh. This unknown little hamlet was once a part of Pakistan until it was annexed to India after the 1971 war. Its uniquely imposing geography lures thousands every year for exploration. It features scenic views of Karakoram Mountains, un-shaded trekking trails and rock-strewn roadways.

(Green village of Turtuk surrounded by mountains – Turtuk is one of the northernmost muslim villages in India and is situated in the Leh district of Ladakh in the Nubra Tehsil.)


Quick Travel Tip: Spend time with the locals, play dress up in their attires and enjoy their warm hospitality.

2. Tso Moriri
(Buddhist prayer flags lungta at Himalayan lake Tso Moriri in the morning. Korzok, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India)


Tso Moriri is one of the most unusual places to explore in Ladakh in June. As it is a part of the Ramsar site, it falls under the Wetland Conservation Reserve. This provides the lake with a flourished fauna and flora. The lake is dressed in various shades of blue in the month of June and will have you wonder about the magic of nature which is endless.

(Landscape of Karzok village around Tso Moriri Lake in Ladakh, India)


Quick Travel Tip: If you are an ardent birdwatcher, this place will have you the witness the rare black-necked cranes and other migratory birds that often flock here.

(Camps around Tso Moriri Lake in Changtang plateau, Ladakh, India)


3. Leh Market
(Main bazar street in Leh city, Ladakh. This is the local market and famous place for tourist to visit in Leh, Ladakh India.)


It is no news that Ladakh is popular for its charming beauty and architectural heritage. However, what most of us do not know is that it also has a vibrant shopping scene. The Leh market offers to its visitors some unique handicrafts, statues, fabrics, books and other authentic ancient items that are perfect to bring back home as a souvenir.

(Front view of Tibetan shop clothes and souvenirs outside the tourist town of Leh, India)


Quick Travel Tip: Must buy items include handicrafts and hand-woven textiles, local paintings or thangkas, Buddhist sculptures, postal stamps and wooden products.

4. Alchi Monastery

What happens to be the oldest Buddhist learning centre, the Alchi monastery is set on the banks of the Indus River. It is also the largest gompa in town. Unlike most other monasteries, the Alchi gompa is structured on a flat piece of land rather than being perched on a hilltop. It is adorned with bright colours and intricately designed statues of Lord Buddha.

(Alchi Monastery (Alchi Gompa) in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Monastery was originally built in 10-11th century.)


Quick Travel Tip: The Alchi monastery is massive and will require at least 2-3 hours for you to explore. Make sure you have enough time on hand to do so.

5. Indian Astronomical Observatory
(God connection.. The Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO), located in Hanle (Ladakh, India), is currently the second highest optical telescope in the world, situated at an elevation of 4,500 meters)


This amazing sightseeing place in Ladakh happens to be the world’s highest observatory. It is set an altitude of 4500 meters above the sea level in the cold desert of Changthang. This particular site provides the largest number of highly transparent skies in India. The observatory is empowered by solar power. In 21 years they have not switched to diesel generators and it is truly an eco-friendly venture.

Quick Travel Tip: Read the mannuals and detailed study on the brighter stars, heaviest elements in the universe and galaxies.

6. Zanskar Valley
(Double rainbows and overcast rainy sky and pagodas in Zanskar valley, India)


The Zanskar valley is a delightful place to visit in Ladakh in July if you have a keen interest in natural landscapes, spirituality and history. It features enchanting landscapes and several enthralling sights. Weather at this time is very pleasant and it boasts of distinct flora and fauna.

Quick Travel Tip: This is the best season to indulge in adventure activities. There are several trekking trails and you can also book your slot for a river rafting experience.

7. Pangong Lake
(Ruddy shelducks flying off at Pangong Tso lake in India. Pangong Lake in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir State, India. Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m)


Set at a breath-taking elevation of 14,270 feet, the Pangong Tso is has been of great interest to geologists. That is because it is completely landlocked, does not drain out anywhere and gets replenished by fresh water as the ice melts. The water of this lake is also popular for changing colours through the day, from blue to green and even grey.

(Mountains and Pangong tso (Lake). It is huge lake in Ladakh, altitude 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet. Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India)


Quick Travel Tip: Since the Pangong Lake falls under the sensitive disputed territory, an Inner Line Permit is essential for all tourists to have.

8. Nubra Valley

Bearing an unusual mix of contemporary development with ancient traditions, the Nubra Valley is a unique tourist destination to visit in Ladakh in June. The mountains that surround this valley during this time of the year are cloaked in clouds making the valley look enormously surreal.

Quick Travel Tip: Opt for an open jeepp safari here that will take you across the sand dunes and make for a thrilling experience.

9. Lamayuru Monastery

There are many legends associated with the existence of this monastery. There was a lake here previously and it was predicted that it will dry up and a monastery will be built here. It is set on a steep mountain between Kha-La-Che and Bodh Kharbu. The Lamayuru is famous for its moonlike landscape that is very unique.

Quick Travel Tip: Find some time to admire the rich wall paintings, murals, a collection of thangkas, scriptures and statues of different forms of Buddha.

(Lamayuru Buddhist monastery and scenic mountain view, sunset with full moon, Ladakh, India)


10. Shanti Stupa

What happens to be the face of the Ladakh Tourism, the Shanti Stupa is a gorgeous white dome that dominates the skyline of the city. It is a part of the Peace Pagoda mission. It is open from 5 a.m. where you can catch stunning sunrise views from and closes at 9 p.m. where you can see the beautiful lighting making the stupa look even more mesmerising.

(Budhist monument Shanti Stupa in Leh, Ladakh, India)


Quick Travel Tip: The Shanti Stupa houses a meditation hall in its premises where you can spend time focusing on your inner self.

(Shanti Stupa in night time, Leh, Ladakh, India)


11. Stok Palace
(Beautiful scenic view of Kings palace and twisty road in Stok against the background of distant colorful mountain range, the surrounding Leh city, Ladakh range, Jammu & Kashmir, Northern India)


One of the major attractions in Ladakh to see in June, the Stok Palace reflects the lifestyle and rich history of the royal family. It still remains as the summer home for the royal family. There is also a museum inside the palace that holds interesting royal treasures like swords, ancient crown, ceremonial dress, copper pots, weaponry, jade cups of the royals and others.

Quick Travel Tip: See the 108 volumes of the Kangyur- a compilation of all the teachings of Lord Buddha.

12. Leh Palace

Offering spectacular panoramic views of the entire city of Leh, this palace stands in pride with a lot of ancient paintings, Buddha relics, old utensils and cutlery that was used by the royal family. There are a lot of artefacts as well to see that adorn the walls of the palace.

(The former royal palace of Leh among the Himalayan mountain in late October at sunrise. At the background is the line of the highest motorable road to Khardund pass â?? Leh, Ladakh, India)


Quick Travel Tip: When viewed from the top of the Leh Palace, the sunsets and sunrises are extraordinarily beautiful and captivating.

(Night view of Leh city, Leh palace and Himalayas. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India)


Explore these rich historical monuments and draw your itinerary as per this list of offbeat places to visit in Ladakh in June. The old world charm of all these historical places in India will have you unravel the mysteries that surround these epic landmarks. Pack your bags and set out to gain an insight into the cultural importance of the city.

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