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

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

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 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Grand Dragon or take a look at our itineraries to Himalaya


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 meters 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 colors 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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  • 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.

Location & directions

Leh, Himalaya, India

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

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