For adventure enthusiasts, Ladakh is no less than a paradise on earth. The breath-taking vistas of mountain bodies, crystal clear sky, valleys, lakes, monasteries, and mountain passes make this region an incredible tourist destination. Witness the charm of this 'Little Tibet'.
Climate: Pleasant to Extreme Climate.
Best Time to Visit Ladakh: It's April-July & Mid-September to Mid-October.
The pristine beauty of Ladakh is way more evident when one physically observes the region. The beauty of the region lies in its unbelievable landscapes and cultural heritage. Its unmatched charm captivates the attention of a considerable number of global tourists.
Exploring Ladakh feels like someone has made a canvas painting. Glistering lakes such as Pangong Tso, Nyak Tso, Mirpal Tso, Stat Tso, and Land Tso, Kyaun Tso, Tso Kar, Tsomoriri in Leh Ladakh receive a global appraisal for being extremely scenic.
Heading to the beauty of valleys in Ladakh, including Markha Valley, Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley, Dras Valley, DhaHanu Valley, Indus Valley, and Ripchar Valley. Trekking experiences in Rumtse to Tso Moriri, Sham Valley, Nubra Valley, Spituk to Stok, Markha Valley, and Lamayuru to Alchi are worth getting.
As a Buddhist-inclined region, Ladakh engages a large number of amazing monasteries, such as – Hemis Monastery, Phuktal Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Diskit Monastery, Alchi Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Karsha Monastery, Likkir Monastery, Basgo Monastery.
Ladakh means land of passes, deriving from two words - La (passes) and Dakh (numerous). There reside some highest mountain passes in the region, comprising Rohtang Pass, Lungalacha La Pass, Zoji La Pass, Pensi La pass, Fotu La pass, Chang La Pass, Sasser La Pass, Taglang La Pass, Bara-Lacha La Pass, and continue. Today, these mountain passes have become one of the most sought tourist attractions.
Administered by India as a union territory, Ladakh occupies an area of about 59,146 sq. km. Surrounded by Himachal Pradesh to the south, Jammu and Kashmir union territory to the west, Tibet Autonomous Region to the east, and the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pas to the far north, Ladakh includes two districts, called Leh and Kargil.
Being on a journey to Ladakh on a motorbike gives you goosebumps the moment you think about it. It feels like reaching your destination through destinations. So, the region appears to be a dreamland for motorbikers. By air, you can reach the region without hassles. KushokBakulaRimpochee Airport serves as a domestic airport in the region, lying in Leh.
Delhi to Ladakh by air transportation is comfortable. You need to first reach Delhi, and take a flight to Leh. Two highways help reach Leh - One is Manali to Leh and the second one is Srinagar to Leh Highway. Get expert assistance from a tour guide to understand the route. The nearest railway station to Leh Ladakh is Jammu Tawi Rail Station.
The culture and history of the region influence the cuisine. Some of the delicious food choices here can be momos, thupkas, chhutagi, skyu, tingmo, chhurpe, chhang, khambir, apricot jam, butter tea, mokthuk, tapu, paba, holkur, gurgur chai, cholak, etc. Have the best of Ladakh foods.
Popular festivals celebrated in Ladakh include Hemis Festival, Sindhu Darshan, Phyang Tsedup Festival, Dosmoche Festival, Losar Festival, Saka Dawa Festival, Matho Nagrang Festival, Ladakh Festival, Ladakh Harvest Festival, Yuru Kabgyat Festival, Stok Guru Festival, etc. Find out the best tour package for Leh Ladakh trip. Happy tripping.