The snow desert Ladakh (ranging from about 9,000 feet at Kargil to 25,170 feet at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram) can be seen in full energetic mood during festivals. If you wish to enjoy a number of cultural shows, exhibitions and Buddhist rituals, travel to Leh Ladakh between March to October. Geographically, the best part about Leh Ladakh is that it is bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges – the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram. Apart from that, the Zanskar range also adds some more beauty to the place.
The charm of Lakes
People believe that Ladakh was once covered by an extensive lake system. The vestiges of those lakes can still be observed on the south – east plateau of Rupshu and Chushul. On your Ladakh tour, you can visit the Tso-Moriri, Tsokar and Pangong Tso Lakes, which are the most picturesque elements of the region. Winter snowfall is the main source of water for these lakes.
These high mountains are renowned for the oldest of Buddhist Monasteries/Gompas in the world. Presently, several Buddhist monks and nuns live, study and practice their faith here. These are the best places to visit & admire the Buddhist art and architecture. Hemis, Namgyal Tsemo, Sankar, Shanti Stupa, Thiksey, Likir, Spituk, Lamayuru and Shey are a few most frequented monasteries in Ladakh.
Art and Craft
Shopaholics can buy good quality silver, brass and copper items in Ladakh. But these are not made by local artisans rather are imported from Kashmir and other areas. Tea and chang pots, hookkah-bases, bowls pashmina shawls and carpets are several other items that are available at a reasonable rate in Leh-Ladakh. The local artisans are expert in making Thangka paintings.
Leh Ladakh tourism is specially meant for adventure. The thrilling and exciting sports here are simply incomparable. People can go for trekking, river rafting, mountain climbing, cycling, camel safaris, polo and archery under the guidance of the experts.
Ladakh travel guide also takes you to some of the high passes are known for trekking in Ladakh. The place has been known as ‘Land of Passes’ for centuries (literally, ‘La’ means Pass and ‘Dakh’ means Land). Places like Drass, Zanskar and the Suru Valley on the Himalaya’s northern flank receive heavy snowfall in winters, but the skies are clear and the sun shines for over 300 days in the year.
Travel to Ladakh if you are looking for the extreme adventure. Ladakh travel guide takes you to splendid frozen rivers, snow clad peaks and high passes, which offer the best opportunities for trekking in Ladakh. Be it your routine vacation, a honeymoon holiday or a family trip, choose your desired Leh Ladakh tour package and rejuvenate your senses.