Leh (लेह) is a district in the Jammu and Kashmir. It is at the height of 3500 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by high mountains, which are covered with snow almost throughout the year. Leh is connected with national highway NH-1D, which comes from Srinagar via Kargil. The another highway is Leh-Manali Highway. The nearest airport called Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is also means to approach to this place.
The best attractions of this place are Shanti Stupa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Hemis gompa, The Victory Tower, Zorawar Fort, Leh Palace, Cho Khang Gompa, Chamba Temple, Jama Masjid, Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, War Museum and Sankar village. Places nearby to visit are Khardung La Pass, Hunder Valley, Stok Palace, Spituk Monastery, Stok Monastery, Shey Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Thikse Monastery, Basgo, Magnetic hill, Indus River - Zanskar River sangam, Pangong Tso Lake and Siachen Glacier.
The climate of Leh is very cold. There are very long winters from the month of October to March. The temperature in winters goes below freezing point. Therefore, Leh is popular as Cold Desert Mountains.