Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Sanctuary, Leh: Address, Phone Number, Donkey Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Donkey Sanctuary
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Korean Temple Road Village Khakshal, Leh 194101 India

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wonderingcorse
Haifa, Israel122 contributions
the donkey sanctuary is closed.
Jul 2019
went to look for the place to find hope and inspiration and found it closed.
the tourist information office confirmed its a permanent thing.
sad and im walking around with lots of carrots in my bag.
Written July 26, 2019
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Umang A
Mumbai, India722 contributions
Donkies...
Apr 2018 • Friends
There is actually a sanctuary for donkies in Leh. Small set up for street donkies, run on donations.
Written March 27, 2019
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royjay2018
New Delhi, India198 contributions
Great Effort For A Noble Cause
Jun 2018 • Couples
Opened to the public in July 2008, the Donkey's Sanctuary in Leh is primarily funded by a South African photo-journalist Joanne Lefson while the local affairs are looked after by Stany Wangchuk. The animals here are primarily those who are not capable of any work, due to old age or disabilities, and have been abandoned by their owners. Not only do they get medical care and food here, but are also kept safe from street dogs. There are some baby donkeys here too mostly born here only and some pregnant ones as well. The male species are distinguished with red ribbons, while the female ones with yellow. The Sanctuary is located just off the road leading to Khardungla Pass, the highest motorable road in the world.
Written February 9, 2019
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Lovers_paradise
new delhi176 contributions
Home For The Homeless Donkeys
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Donkey's Sanctuary is located around 3 km from Leh. This sanctuary was opened in July 2008 to accommodate the neglected donkeys in Leh. Around 30 donkeys can be taken in at a time. Preference is given to injured and pregnant donkeys. But once they are healed and have given birth they are released back to the open to look after themselves once again. The sanctuary is run on donations and favours shelled out by concerned travellers and animal lovers.
Written February 6, 2019
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TheBeckhams421
London, UK123 contributions
Well worth a visit if you love animals
Nov 2018 • Couples
Not the easiest to find, especially with the road dug up around it. Best to approach from the outskirts and cross the bridge. There were about 20/25 being cared for on our visit. All looked in good shape. Best NOT to arrive with 2 kilos of carrots in a bag if you don't want a donkey mugging - they can bite. Would be better to give food to the staff so it can be given out in a more orderly fashion. They are sweet little creatures and most like to be petted. We left RS500. Im sure they're grateful for all the help they can get. All they need in Leh now is someone to take care of the dogs .... 😕
Written November 3, 2018
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dzejar
Brno, Czech Republic51 contributions
A garden with a lot of old or ill donkeys
Aug 2018 • Friends
We came to see and feed some donkeys during our stay in Leh, but the place was closed and only way to reach someone was to call some number, what is not easy for tourists without local phone plan. International roaming doesn't work in the area at all. So we tried to give some vegetables to donkeys over the fence and went away as there was no way to get inside. It would be nice to have some better option to contact staff. If you're planning to visit, you might want to contact owner in advance from a place with internet or a telephone.
Written August 26, 2018
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stanzinikki
2 contributions
Angel's from Heaven...
Jul 2018 • Friends
It is very painful to see those beautiful creatures struggling to Live their life without any shelter, food and even water....though Ladakhis are doing prosperous in every field but the humanistic side is diminishing very fast... Agriculture land and turning into big concrete structures leaving the animals to eat plastics and sleeping in the busy streets... Where is Ladakh going?
But there are still some angels looking after those poor creatures..
The story begin.......
Two days back i saw two donkeys trying to reach tree leaves at old road but the donkeys were to small to eat those leaves so i went to help them but when i reach them the smaller fellow was trying to scratch her forelegs repeatedly when i checked it there was a medium wound from bog bite... First i felt helpless for not have anything to calm him down but after some time i google donkey sentury leh and i found one contact no and dialed without wasting any time.... Luckily it got connected on the first dial and a very soft spoken gentleman answered and sent his volunteer within short time...
I really appreciate your spirit of work......
Written July 3, 2018
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Katrin R
Hamburg, Germany10 contributions
Heartwarming donkey sanctuary
May 2018 • Friends
We went on a mountain bike tour around Leh and stopped at the donkey sanctuary. Worthwhile quick stop; good to see they have a lovely shelter. Not over-done but honest and needed. Thanks!
Written June 30, 2018
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julia p
Cork, County Cork, Ireland11 contributions
Love of animals
Dec 2017 • Solo
If you get a moment in beautiful Leh glance past the sanctuary and leave a few rupees. You see the lovely donkeys abandoned in the streets I can't imagine what happens to them in the winter. There is alot of love in the sanctuary it's really superb how someone has sacrificed their time and money to do it.

Written December 2, 2017
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Mohit M
19 contributions
A fun visit if you have extra time in Leh
Sep 2017 • Family
The sanctuary is about 10-15 min drive from Leh market. Totally worth a visit if you're relaxing in Leh and waiting to acclimatize. There's about 15 donkeys that were stranded, hurt, etc. that are now being cared for. You can bring or buy food and feed the donkeys. They're super cute!
Written September 20, 2017
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