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The Grand Dragon

Leh, Himalaya, India

At a Glance

  • The most luxurious and comfortable property in Leh

  • Beautiful interiors portraying the rich cultural heritage of Ladakh

  • Fantastic location and within walking distance to the Leh Palace and Leh Market

  • Eco friendly property fitted with solar panels and energy conserving features

  • Family owned providing warm and authentic hospilaity

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Best time to Visit

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Ladakh is open for tourists only during the summer months of May to September as it is the only season when the passes open.

The weather of Ladakh remains cold and chilly for most part of the year. Winter usually lasts from October to May and its usually very cold. Frost bites are a common occurrence, making it a very inhospitable climate for visiting. During these months the whole area is covered with snow. Monsoon season experiences rainfall but due to the land slides, the area is closed. The temperature is cool and can go up to 33°C.

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Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to The Grand Dragon or take a look at our itineraries to Himalaya

Description

The Grand Dragon Ladakh, is located in the ancient city of Leh with views to the surrounding mountains and Cold Desert. The Grand Dragon offers the most comfortable option in Leh and provides the perfect gateway to this beautiful and region.

The Grand Dragon Hotel Ladakh at an altitude of 3,500 metres and is the ideal base from which to explore the stunning ancient city of Leh and surrounding area. Sympathetically designed, reflecting the area's ancient culture the boutique hotel offers just 48 rooms with very comfortable amenities. Based in the heart of Leh and owned by a local family, The Grand Dragon is the perfect property to enjoy this spectacular area and get a true feeling of the local warmth and hospitality.

The Grand Dragon offers a range of dining options including Indian, Chinese and European fare in two beautiful settings. Alongside this, adding to the comfort there is also a fully equipped gym, sauna and steam room. The property is stylishly decorated throughout with colorful traditional Ladakhi woodwork and plush vibrant textiles reflecting the vivid colours of the ever changing sky over the Himalayan peaks. Also throughout the hotel guests will be greeted with stunning handmade paintings by Gulam Mustafa, the first modern artist of Ladakh.

When staying in Grand Dragon, most guests will spend their time exploring the area; visiting centuries-old monastereis, notably Hemis, Thiksey or Alchi and taking in the beautiful landscapes found in the cradle of the Himalayas.  

We feel that the Grand Dragon is the perfect base in Leh and providing a very comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area. It is ideal for adventureists who also enjoy a more international and luxury property.

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Experiences

  • Exploring the Surrounds of Leh

    Spend the day exploring the spectacular landscapes to the east of Leh, where even for Ladakhi's standards the landscapes are extraordinary.

  • Introduction to Leh

    Spend the day exploring the fascinating labyrinth of Leh, with its unique character as a Central Asian trading town.

  • Thiksey & Hemis Monasteries

    Explore both Thiksey & Hemis Monasteries with your private guide.

Holiday Ideas

  • Epic India: Spotting Snow Leopards

    Delhi, Leh, Ulley Valley & Delhi

    from £6600 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • Dates for the expeditions are 26 November - 10 December 2019 / 5-16 January 2020 /  2 -13 February 2020 / 16 February - 27 February 2020 /22 March - 2 April 2020 
    • The snow leopard itinerary in Ladakh is based on set departure dates and is a small, group tour. As these departure dates are on a join-in basis you will be joined by additional participants other than Scott Dunn guests on the expedition.  
    • The majority of time in Ladakh is spent at elevations of 11,800 feet or higher, with the highest sleeping altitude at 13,000. Anyone with a history of medical. problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before considering this trip.
  • Epic India: Spotting Snow Leopards

    Delhi, Leh, Ulley Valley & Delhi

    from £6600 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • Dates for the expeditions are 26 November - 10 December 2019 / 5-16 January 2020 /  2 -13 February 2020 / 16 February - 27 February 2020 /22 March - 2 April 2020 
    • The snow leopard itinerary in Ladakh is based on set departure dates and is a small, group tour. As these departure dates are on a join-in basis you will be joined by additional participants other than Scott Dunn guests on the expedition.  
    • The majority of time in Ladakh is spent at elevations of 11,800 feet or higher, with the highest sleeping altitude at 13,000. Anyone with a history of medical. problems, particularly cardiac or respiratory, should consult a doctor before considering this trip.

Location & directions

Leh, Himalaya, India

The Grand Dragon is situated in the heart of Leh and overlooks the Cold Desert and surrounding mountains.

How to get there

International flight to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Leh Airport.

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