Leh and Kargil are the joint Capitals of Ladakh. The Union territory of Ladakh is sub-divided into two districts, namely Leh district and Kargil district. Leh town is the headquarter of the Leh District, and Kargil town is the district headquarter of Kargil.

Leh the capital of Ladakh

Historical facts

  • Before 1947, the summer capital of Ladakh was Leh, while the winter capital of Ladakh was Skardu.
  • After 15 August 1947, Leh was the capital of Ladakh till 2019.
  • After gaining the Union territory status in August 2019, both Leh and Kargil were declared as the joint capitals of Ladakh.

Tehsils under the district headquarter of Capital Leh

  • Tehsil Leh
  • Durbuk
  • Sumoor
  • Khaltsi
  • Nyoma
  • Saspol
  • Kharu
  • Diskit Nubra

Subdivision, block and villages under the district headquarter of the Capital Leh

Sub-DivisionBlockVillage
Leh HqChuchotChuchot Yokma
Leh HqChuchotChuchot Gongma
Leh HqChuchotChuchot Shama
Leh HqChuchotMathoo
Leh HqChuchotStakna
Leh HqChuchotStok
NubraDiskitDiger
NubraDiskitDisket
NubraDiskitHundar
NubraDiskitHundar Dok
NubraDiskitHundri
NubraDiskitKhalsar
NubraDiskitKhardong
NubraDiskitKhema Khungru
NubraDiskitLakjung
NubraDiskitLargiab
NubraDiskitPartapur
NubraDiskitSkanpuk
NubraDiskitSkuru
NubraDiskitTangyar
NubraDiskitTerchey
NubraDiskitUdmaru
NubraDiskitWarisfistan
DurbukDurbukChushul
DurbukDurbukDurbuk
DurbukDurbukKargyam
DurbukDurbukMan Pangong
DurbukDurbukShachukul
DurbukDurbukTangste
KhaltsiKhaltsiKanji
KhaltsiKhaltsiKhaltsi
KhaltsiKhaltsiLamayuru
KhaltsiKhaltsiLeh Dho
KhaltsiKhaltsiNurla
KhaltsiKhaltsiSkindiang
KhaltsiKhaltsiTakmachik
KhaltsiKhaltsiTemisgam
KhaltsiKhaltsiTia
KharuKharuChanga
KharuKharuChemday
KharuKharuGia
KharuKharuHemis 
KharuKharuIgoo
KharuKharuKhargu
KharuKharuLangokor
KharuKharuMatselang
KharuKharuMiru
KharuKharuPhuktse
KharuKharuSerthi
KharuKharuShang
KharuKharuShara
KharuKharuSharnose
KharuKharuUpshi
Leh HqLehPhey
Leh HqLehSaboo
Leh HqLehPhyang
Leh HqLehSpituk
Leh HqLehCholglamsar
LikirNimooBazgoo
LikirNimooChiling Sumda
LikirNimooLikir
LikirNimooNey
LikirNimooNimo
LikirNimooRumbak
LikirNimooSkiumarkha
LikirNimooTaroo
LikirNimooUmla
NyomaNyomaAnlay
NyomaNyomaDemjok
NyomaNyomaKoyul
NyomaNyomaMood
NyomaNyomaNyoma
NubraPanamikChamshan Charasa
NubraPanamikKhemi
NubraPanamikKubed
NubraPanamikPanamic
NubraPanamikSumoor
NubraPanamikTiggar
NyomaRong-ChumathangChumathang
NyomaRong-ChumathangHimya
NyomaRong-ChumathangKerey
NyomaRong-ChumathangKumgyam
NyomaRong-ChumathangLiktse
NyomaRong-ChumathangSkitmang
NyomaRong-ChumathangTarchit
NyomaRong-ChumathangTeri
NyomaRong-ChumathangTukla
NyomaRupsho-PugaKarzok
NyomaRupsho-PugaKharnak
NyomaRupsho-PugaSamad Rakchan
LikirSaspolAlchi
LikirSaspolGiramangu
LikirSaspolSaspochey
LikirSaspolSuspol
LikirSaspolTarhipti
LikirSaspolHemishok Pachan
KhaltsiSingaylalokFotoksar
KhaltsiSingaylalokLingshet
KhaltsiSingaylalokWanla
KhaltsiSingaylalokYoul Chung
KhaltsiSkurbuchanDah
KhaltsiSkurbuchanDamkhar
KhaltsiSkurbuchanHanoo
KhaltsiSkurbuchanSkur Buchan
Leh HqtrThiksayNang
Leh HqtrThiksayRambir Por
Leh HqtrThiksayShey
Leh HqtrThiksayThiksey
NubraTurtukBogdang
NubraTurtukChulungkha
NubraTurtukTaksi
NubraTurtukThanga Chathang
NubraTurtukTurtok
Source

The table above clearly shows all the subdivisions of the district Leh which comes under the district headquarter of the capital city Leh in Ladakh. These subdivisions are further subdivided into blocks. And the blocks are subdivided into villages.

Kargil the joint capital of Ladakh

Tehsil, Patwar Halqa and Villages under the district headquarter of Capital Kargil

TehsilPatwar HalqaVillages
DrassDrassMatayeen
DrassDrassPandrass
DrassDrassTrongion
DrassDrassYoulboo
DrassDrassHaripora
DrassDrass Drass
DrassGoshanBatokol
DrassGoshanMushkoo
DrassGoshanHoliyal
DrassGoshanMuradbagh
DrassGoshanGoshan
DrassBhimbatGindiyal
DrassBhimbatBhimbat
DrassBhimbatThroungos
DrassBhimbatChowkiyal
DrassThasgamJasgound
DrassThasgamThasgam
DrassThasgamShimsha
DrassThasgamKharboo
KargilKarkitKaksar
KargilKarkitKarkit
KargilKarkitDrelong (Latoo)
KargilKarkitChuliskamboo
KargilHardassHardass
KargilPoyenShilikchey
KargilPoyenPoyen
KargilPoyenBagh Khumani
KargilKhassKargil
KargilBarooBaroo
KargilBarooMinjee
KargilChoskoreChoskore
KargilSafiSafi
KargilSafiBatambis
KargilYourbaltakYourbaltak
KargilYourbaltakAkchamal
KargilApateeApatee
KargilApateeTumail
KargilApatee Barchey
KargilPashkumPashkum
KargilSilmooSilmoo
KargilSilmooLalung
KargilSilmooChulichan
KargilGarkoneGarkone
KargilGarkoneDarchiks
ShargoleLotsumLotsum
ShargoleLotsumDarket
ShargoleLotsumTacha
ShargoleLotsumKarit
ShargoleLotsumNumunchey
ShargoleLotsumKukstay
ShargoleLotsumSkamboo
ShargoleShorgoleShargole
ShargoleShorgoleKhachey
ShargoleShorgoleKaramba
ShargoleShorgolePhoo
ShargoleShorgoleTingdoo
ShargoleWakhaWakha
ShargoleWakhaMulbekh
Shakar-ChiktanStakcheyHaniskote
Shakar-ChiktanStakcheyBodhkharboo
Shakar-ChiktanStakcheyStakchey
Shakar-ChiktanChiktanSamrah
Shakar-ChiktanChiktanChiktan
Shakar-ChiktanChiktanKukshow
Shakar-ChiktanHagnisHagnis
Shakar-ChiktanHagnisSanjak
Shakar-ChiktanShakarShakar
Shakar-ChiktanShakarLamsoo Sandoo
Shakar-ChiktanShakarYoukma – Kharboo
SankooTresponeTrespone
SankooTresponeKanoor
SankooSaliskoteSaliskote
SankooTambisG.M.Pore
SankooTambisTambis
SankooLankarcheyFaroona
SankooLankarcheyLankarchey
SankooLankarcheyStakpa
SankooLankarcheyUmba
SankooThangdumburThangdumbur
SankooThangdumburNagmakusar
SankooSangrahSangrah
SankooSangrahKarpokhar
SankooBarsooBarsoo
SankooBarsooKhandi
SankooBartooBartoo
SankooBartooShargandi
SankooBartooItcho
SankooThasgam ThuinaThasgam Thuina
SankooThasgam ThuinaKarchey Khar
TaisuruPurtikcheyGialing
TaisuruPurtikcheyPurtikchey
TaisuruPurtikcheyYouljok
TaisuruPanikharKargee
TaisuruPanikharPanikhar
TaisuruPanikharPrintee
TaisuruPanikharChoskore
TaisuruPanikharTaisuru
TaisuruNamsuruKhawos
TaisuruNamsuruNamsuru
TaisuruNamsuruThulus Pursa
TaisuruNamsuruKhochik
TaisuruParkachikRangdom
TaisuruParkachikParkachik
TaisuruParkachikTangole
TaisuruParkachikAchambore
ZanskarPhayAksho
ZanskarPhayAbran
ZanskarPhayHemiling
ZanskarPhayRamilskyagam
Zanskar(PhayPhay
ZanskarRuntakshaAting
ZanskarRuntakshaRantaksha
ZanskarRuntakshaTungri
ZanskarRuntakshaTechakhasar
ZanskarRuntakshaLangmi Riging
ZanskarKarshaKarsha
ZanskarPadumPadum
ZanskarPadumThungday Khumi
ZanskarUptipipitingUptipipiting
ZanskarUptipipitingRukruk
ZanskarUptipipitingSalapi Gyapak
ZanskarUptipipitingSani
ZanskarKarshaZangla
ZanskarIcherPipcha
ZanskarIcherRaru Money
ZanskarIcherIcher
ZanskarIcherChah
ZanskarIcherTesta
ZanskarIcherKargyak
ZanskarIcherShunshday
Data source

The table above presents all the Tehsils of the district Kargil, which comes under the command of the district headquarter of the joint capital Kargil in Ladakh. These tehsils are further subdivided into Patwar Halqa and villages.

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