Shopping in Ladakh

Shopping in Ladakh can be quite a memorable and authentic experience, as there are so many things quite unique and authentic to Ladakh, which are worth buying. Some of the favorite picks of travelers are :

 Pashmina wool garments (shawls, stoles, etc)

 Handmade woolens (socks, gloves, caps, sweaters, etc)

 Prayer wheels

 Buddhist masks

 Thangka paintings

 Tibetan silver jewelry

 Traditional Ladakhi jewelry with turquoise

 Hand-woven rugs and carpets

 Apricots

 Copper Samovars

 Turquoise and Coral Stones

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There are a lot of open markets as well as established stores. Some of the recommended shopping hubs are as below:

Ladag Apricot Store

This store is famous for its local fruit products, especially the apricots.

Ladakh Bookshop

This bookshop publishes locally relevant works and stocks Olizane’s indispensable Ladakh  Trekking Maps.


This cool outlet offers an environmentally friendly laundry service, water refills, juices, and range of local products as well as second hand books.

Handicrafts Industrial Co-operative Shop

This shop sells wooden choktse tables carved with images of mythical beats.These tables are beautiful expressions of Ladakhi art and culture.

Nowshera Bazaar

This street has many tiny shops selling prayer flags and other Buddhist paraphernalia

Gol Market

This market has many shops selling cheap clothes, bags, and limited camping supplies.

Women’s Alliance

This shop sells postcards, calendars, handicrafts and Ladakhi clothing. All the profits are invested in projects for women empowerment.

Venture Ladakh

This shop offers climbing and trekking gear for rent.


This shop sells local and musical instruments.


This is a boutique selling Tibetan fabrics and crafts.


This shop sells locally produced crafts and clothes.

Tibetan Refugee Market

This market has several Tibetan artifacts and souvenir items like Tibetan made the lock, fish-shaped locks, puzzle locks. There are earrings, rings, and pendants made of silver with different stones or China pearls.

A few other shopping gems worth exploring are as below:

Main Bazaar Road

 Ladakh Art Palace

 Tibetan Handicraft Emporium

 Ladakh Environment and Health Organization


 Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom


 Cottage Industries Exposition

 Ecology Center


 Moti Market


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Additional information about Ladakh

Adventure Sports in Ladakh

Best time to visit Ladakh

Demography of Ladakh

Festivals of Ladakh

Flora of Ladakh

Frequently asked questions about Ladakh

Geography of Ladakh

Health and safety precautions for Ladakh

History of Ladakh

Information on Ladakh

About Ladakh

Monuments and Museums in Ladakh

Passes in Ladakh

Shopping in Ladakh

Things to do in Ladakh

Villages around Ladakh

Weather of Ladakh

Wildlife of Ladakh


About Leh

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Authentic food of Leh

Connection of Leh with nearby places

Palaces in Leh

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Monasteries in Leh

How to get to Leh?

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Tso Moriri:

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Tso Moriri Trek Map


Zanskar – Flora and Fauna

Zanskar Range

Zanskar River


Shyok and Siachen

Solang Valley


Sumur and Tegar

Parang La Trekking


Parang-La-Pass Trek Map

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