Walk to Shanti Stupa

Walk to Shanti Stupa

Beautiful view of Leh

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Rating:Very good
Overcrowding: Large
Difficulty: Gentle
Time: 1:00 h

The ascent to one of the most famous landmarks of the Leh – Shanti stupa is beautiful at any time of day. But really ideal is for evening walk, because it is renowned beautiful place for watching the sunset over the crest of Stok Kangri.

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View of the Namgyal Tsemo gompa

Already during the ascent along a few hundred stairs open nice views of Namgyal Tsemo gompa - one of the mandatory ascents during the visit of Leh. Farther to the east are parched desert mountains through which the old path leading to the village of Sabu, now used only by shepherds and tourists wanting to have a genuine prospect of Leh.

View of the Namgyal Tsemo gompa

Gompa under stupa

Closely to the end of the „endless“ stairs there is a small gompa.

Gompa under stupa

Shanti Stupa

Most people visit beautiful Shanti stupa at the sunset, when the desert landscape turns into orange tones. But even in the morning, when there are minimum people, it's not bad.

Shanti Stupa

Suburbs of Leh, the Indus valley and mou

Views of south in the direction to the wide Indus valley bordered by six thousand mountain of Stok are one of the nicest.

Suburbs of Leh, the Indus valley and mou

Views of the Stok

The highest mountain far and wide – Stok Kangri.

Views of the Stok

View of Nanga Sago (5776 m asl)

Nanga Sago dominates the northern horizon. Only a few people set out to conquer its top and admire the views of the Karakoram.

View of Nanga Sago (5776 m asl)

Shanti Stupa and Stok Range

Definitely worth is a walk few dozen meters to the nearby elevation and enjoy the view as to the Shanti Stupa and Stok the mountains on the horizon.

Shanti Stupa and Stok Range

Sunset over Namgyal Tsemo gompa

The best of the day at Shanti stupa - sunset and coloring of the landscape by the last rays of the sun. On the picture bottom left can be seen an interesting cluster of Chorten, which also worth seeing, such as a trip to the northern oasis of Leh.

Sunset over Namgyal Tsemo gompa

Sunset over Leh

While keeping the eyes in one place you can beautifully see how the shadow gradually moves and veil the landscape.

Sunset over Leh



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