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.
Food Specialties and Festivals
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.