Nature walks are a beautiful way of enjoying the spell bounding views of this world. Relaxing our mind while admiring nature is an excellent experience. The most popular spots in Leh Ladakh to go for a nature walk are Pangong Tso Lake, Nubra valley, Shanti Stupa, Indus and Zanskar rivers confluence, Thiksey Monastery, Leh Palace, Hemis National Park.
Pangong Tso Lake is at 224 KMs from Leh and is located on Changtang plateau in eastern Ladakh. The lake is at five hours drive from Leh. The lake can be reached via Chang La, Wari La or Shyok. Among the three routes, Chang La is used by most of the people as the other two are time-consuming and difficult to travel.
Nubra valley is 159 KMs from Leh. It can be reached via Khardung La road, Wari La or Agham Shyok road. Again Khardung La road is mostly preferred by tourists when compared to the other two due to the unmotorable conditions of the last two routes.
Shanti Stupa is just 5 KMs away from Leh which can be reached in just 20 minutes. Take either Sankar road or Changspa road or Skara road to reach Shanti Stupa.
The awesome location of the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers can be reached little after the Magnetic Hill and just before the small village of Nimmu.
To view the magnificent 49 feet high Maitreya Buddha statue in Thiksey Monastery, travel 17 kms to the east of Leh town. Drive via Keylong to Leh road on Leh Manali highway to reach this monastery in just 20 minutes.
The majestic Leh palace is just 2.6 KMs from Leh. It can be reached via Old Fort road or Old Leh road in just 7 minutes.
The terrific Hemis National Park is at 51 KMs from Leh which can be reached from Srinagar via Kargil on the Srinagar-Leh highway or from Manali via Sarchu and Dharchu on the Manali-Leh highway.