Shopping in Leh Ladakh

Shopping is an integral part of travel and every destinations has its own designable apparels, foot wears, fashionable items, souvenirs, and lifestyles amenities to take back home. Shopping in Leh will get grand exotic vibes of Pashmina Shawls, ethnic jewelries, artistic handicrafts, woolen clothes, Buddhist relics, and exuding heritage of royal past amid rare antiques
Leh markets

Special Permits visit to Leh Ladakh : -

Visit to Leh – Ladakh travel is not restricted and do not require permits to explore its myriad attractions. However all travelers are required to take special permits for entering some protected areas or while traveling by road. For tourist traveling by air get themselves registered at airport itself.

To travel by road into the areas of Drass, Rumtse and Sarchu needs to be registered. Essential tips for Ladakh tour are travelers also need protected area permits from Deputy Commissioner’s Office at Leh while traveling to Tsomoriri, Tsokar, Pangong Lakes, Dhahanu and Nubra Valley.
The other important information of importance includes six photocopies of the permits to be carried while traveling to submit in the check points.

Popular Shopping items of Main Markets in Leh – Ladakh
  • The shopping in Ladakh India is almost incomplete without the hand-woven rugs, carpets and shawls available at varied range of prices in the markets.

  • The variety of things to buy in Ladakh also includes Tibetan trumpets, brass and copper 'Chang' kettle, prayer beads and wheels.

  • The shopping venues in Ladakh are also decked with emporium including diverse arts, crafts, handicrafts, and ethnic jewelries.
Popular Shopping items of Main Markets in Leh – Ladakh
  • The shopping in Leh India is almost incomplete without the hand-woven rugs, carpets and shawls available at varied range of prices in the markets.
    things to buy in Leh


  • The variety of things to buy in Ladakh also includes Tibetan trumpets, brass and copper 'Chang' kettle, prayer beads and wheels.

  • The shopping venues in Ladakh are also decked with emporium including diverse arts, crafts, handicrafts, and ethnic jewelries.
Points to Remember as Statutory Warnings :-
  • Make sure to don’t get cheated by duplicate Buddhist relics or fake antiques. Choose government or certified antique shops or emporium for purchase of antiques or relics.

  • Ladakh shopping markets are open markets where bargaining is must to get the best deal with maximum discounts.

  • However the government operated antique shops or emporiums as well as big shopping centers in Ladakh don’t give the chance to bargain as the prices are fixed and follow no bargain policy.
List of main Ladadkh Shopping Markets:-
  • Ladakh Art Palace on the Main Bazaar Road.
  • Tibetan Handicraft Emporium on the Main Bazaar Road.
  • Ladakh Environment and Health Organization on the Main Bazaar Road.
  • Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom in Choglamsar.
  • Cottage Industries Exposition in Changspa.
  • Ecology Centre in Changspa.
  • Women's Alliance in Changspa.
List of Markets for Shopping in Leh – Ladakh India :-
  • Tibetan Market off Old Leh Road for clothes
  • Moti Market near the Leh bus stand
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