About the walk

The Old Town of Leh is near the 17th century Leh Palace, an exclusive heritage site in the rapidly urbanising Leh city. The walk begins from the top of Chutay Ranthak, where the traditional water mills were located. This site supplied flour to the residents of Leh town including the bakeries. Bakers’ Street holds the west entrance gate of the Old Town of Leh, called Sta-go. As you walk under the stupa that adorns the gate and enter the Old Town, you will step back into the past. The scene changes vividly as you walk through labyrinthine narrow pathways, passing old houses with intricate woodwork, places of worship and forgotten ruins. Each space has an interesting narrative from the past as well as an account of its contemporary usage. 

Myths, folklore and music once reverberated in the Old Town, sharing stories of which will make the walk more interesting and alive. There are also stories about important and colourful personalities who lived in the Old Town, and their contributions to Ladakh. 

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
08:45 am
A Tryst with the Past Glory of the Old Town of Leh
In Association with
Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO)
Sunday
31 Mar

Walk Leader

Tashi Morup
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Duration

09:00 am - 11:00 am

Meeting Time08:45 am

Meeting Point

In front of State Bank of India, Leh Bazaar

MediumEnglish, Hindi, Ladakhi, Urdu

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About the Walk

The Old Town of Leh is near the 17th century Leh Palace, an exclusive heritage site in the rapidly urbanising Leh city. The walk begins from the top of Chutay Ranthak, where the traditional water mills were located. This site supplied flour to the residents of Leh town including the bakeries. Bakers’ Street holds the west entrance gate of the Old Town of Leh, called Sta-go. As you walk under the stupa that adorns the gate and enter the Old Town, you will step back into the past. The scene changes vividly as you walk through labyrinthine narrow pathways, passing old houses with intricate woodwork, places of worship and forgotten ruins. Each space has an interesting narrative from the past as well as an account of its contemporary usage. 

Myths, folklore and music once reverberated in the Old Town, sharing stories of which will make the walk more interesting and alive. There are also stories about important and colourful personalities who lived in the Old Town, and their contributions to Ladakh. 

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

● We recommend availing public transport due to limited parking space.

● Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry water. 

● Photography allowed. 

● No entry fee to the monuments.

 

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

New Bus Stand Leh

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