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A former playing field of "The Great Game", explorers have frequented Ladakh long before a certain Bollywood movie made it the must visit destination. Slow on the uptake, Ladakh’s hospitality sector is beginning to catch up with its newfound popularity. Some of the best places to stay in Ladakh are refreshingly novel.
Lying at an altitude just short of 10,000 feet at least one day’s acclimatization should be factored in to any trip, longer if you are planning a trek. With plenty of routes available, from Nubra Valley, to isolated Turtuk and along the Zanskar River there are trails for every ability. Walkopedia is a good source for more information on walking and trekking in the region. To truly experience its rugged beauty, some of the best places to stay in Ladakh are out of its capital town, Leh.
Much of the Ladakh valley is inaccessible during the winter months so it is best visited between April and October. Whilst Indian summers can be unrelenting, Ladakh’s temperature peaks at 30C and its crisp, blue skies against snow-capped mountains are a photographer's dream.
From Buddhist festivals at Hemis to white water rafting on the River Indus; meditation with the monks at Thiksey monastery or horseback riding in the Hunder valley there is an activity to suit every interest. If you enjoy outdoor pursuits or are something of a culture vulture then you will love Ladakh. Some of the best places to stay in Ladakh are traditional heritage properties or on the grounds of ancestral and religious establishments.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Ladakh are all immersed in nature and ideal for exploring the great outdoors.
Still not sure which to book? From tented luxury to riverside isolation browse through our list of the best places to stay in Ladakh to start to plan your trip. Althernatively you can widen your search and explore all our properties in Kashmir, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
In the most outstanding location, overlooking the flowing River Indus, Apricot Tree is a true escape. With intricate woodwork and ornate, colourful Buddhist paintings there is even a traditional Ladakhi kitchen where meals can be enjoyed. Rooms are large and bright and feature private balconies.
Housed in a traditional Ladakhi stately home this property provides a choice between tented accommodation or rooms in the house. All are effortlessly chic combining modern muted palettes and traditional Ladakhi fabrics and textiles. The food is superb, both French and Ladakhi and all included.
Comprised of 15 traditional yet modern Ladakhi cottages, all with stunning mountain views. There is a restaurant serving Indian, Ladakhi and Tibetan dishes. Dining under the stars, next to the bonfire proves very popular. A perfect location for exploring the Ladakh valley.
Nubra Valley,, Ladakh
Chic interiors encapsulated in a traditional Ladakhi abode. With plenty of tailor-made packages from family to romance and wellness, there is something for everyone. Located in the idyllic Nubra valley with views across the river, it is a stunning spot. Local, Indian and European dishes are served.
Charming traditional Ladakhi property, with authentic kitchen and dining experience, located in the beautiful village of Stok. Rooms are a blend of traditional features: bamboo ceilings and wood panelled windows with modern pop colours. Nestled in a leafy private garden it is a relaxing stay.
Built in 1820, Stok Palace is still the abode of the remaining Namgyal dynasty. Now open to the public it houses a fascinating museum filled with family heirlooms. Rooms are decorated with authentic Ladakhi furnishings including hand painted mandala paintings. One of a kind.
Overlooking snow-capped mountains and Thiksey monastery, The Chamba Camp's tents are superlative. With four poster beds, power showers, bespoke writing desks & private verandahs this is 'glamping' to the nth degree. The food is astounding: haute cuisine in high places. Operational June - September.