Khaltse is situated on Leh to Srinagar main highway along the Indus river.
Entering Khaltse by the road from Srinagar, it is clear one is entering the heartland of Buddhism with its chortens or small stupas, mani stones and prayer flags. Khalatse is also famous for its apricots.
Khalatse is about 400 metres lower than Leh, hence two crops can be grown each year rather than only one. By the time crops are being sown at Leh in late May, they are already half-grown at Khalatse. The first crop – usually of grim (naked barley – Hordeum vulgare L. which is an ancient form of domesticated barley with an easier to remove hull) – from which tsampa, the staple food in Ladakh, is made) is usually harvested by mid-July and then other crops such as buckwheat, turnips and other vegetables are planted.
Saspol is a Tehsil in Leh Ladakh District of Jammu & Kashmir State, India. It is located 40 KM towards west from District head quarters Leh.
Saspol Tehsil is bounded by Khalsi Tehsil towards west , Leh Ladakh Tehsil towards East , Nubra Tehsil towards North.
Alchi , Lamayuru (Moonland) (Yuru) , Hemis (Hemis Monastery) are the nearby Important tourist destinations to see.