Ladakh, also known as the land of high passes, is a tourist region located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is major tourist destination in India which also has attracted the attention of many filmmakers in India as they prefer to suit many sequences of the films in the exotic location full of natural beauty. The region of Ladakh lies between the Kunlun Mountain Range in the North and the Great Himalayas to the south. It is mostly inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. As it is located in between and close to the mountains, the area is very sparsely populated. The culture of the people living in Ladakh is rather closely related to Tibet. Though a major tourist destination, Ladakh has always been restless because of the border dispute between India and neighboring Pakistan.
Geographically, Ladakh borders Tibet in the East, Lahaul and Spiti in the South, Kashmir and Jammu in the West, and Xinjiang to the far North. As stated earlier, the place is more renowned for its natural beauty of the mountains and the old culture of the region. Many tourists who visit India for travelling make sure that they make a point to visit Ladakh as they don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to get close with the pristine nature and its hypnotizing ambience. Ladakh can be reached via two routes once the tourists are in India to explore the beauty of the region. The major two routes are through Srinagar and Manali.
Previously, Ladakh had a special importance as a strategic location for trade routes but after the Chinese government closed the borders with Tibet and Central Asia in the 1960s, trade has gone down in the region except for tourism. Indian government has been encouraging and promoting tourism in Ladakh and has been successful in its endeavors too as it happens to be one of the major destinations for both domestic and international tourists.
The largest town of Ladakh is known as Leh. Close to half of Ladakhis are Buddhists of Tibetan origin and the rest of them are mostly Shia Muslims. Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. As we all know Kargil is infamous for several wars concerning border dispute between India and Pakistan. Of late, some Ladakhi activists have also called for Ladakh to be made a separate union territory because of unfair treatment by Kashmir.
The ancient Tibetan cultures, their costumes, observation of natural beauty of the mountains and the surroundings, the old Monasteries and temples are some of the highlights of Ladakh for the visiting tourists.
TOP TREKKING PACKS OF NEPAL
1. EVEREST REGION
2. AANAPURNA REGION
3. LANGTANG REGION
|Starting From :||Manali|
|End Point :||Leh|
|No. of Pax :||Above 5|
Day 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : DELHI-CHANDIGARH-MANALI
Drive VIA Chandigarh to Manali. Overnight at hotel.
Daz 03 : MANALI
Sightseeing in Manali
Day 04 : MANALI-DARCHA(3360 m)
Drive to Darcha via Rohtang Pass. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05 : DARCHA-PALAMO (3580 m)
Trek to Palamo by covering approx. Arrive Palamo & camp.
Day 06 : PALAMO-ZANSKAR SUMDO (3750 m)
Trek to Zanskar Sumdo campsite.
Day 07 : ZANSKAR SUMDO – CHUMI NAPO (4060m)
Trek to Chumi Napo
Day 08 : CHUMI NAPO – SHINGO LA – LAKHAM (4100 m)
Trek to Lakham by crossing Shingo La pass (5100m).
Day 09 : LAKHAM-KURGIAK (4060m)
Trek to Kurgiak
Day 10 : KURGIAK – BEPUL 3950m
Trek to Bepul
Day 11 : BEPUL-PURNI 3700m
Trek to reach Purni
Day 12 : PURNI-PHUTKAL COMPA-PURNI
Day 13 : PURNI-MUNE 3650m
Trek to reach Mune
Day 14 : MUNE-PADUM
Trek to Padum
Day 15 : PADUM-RINGDOM GOMPA 4100m
Drive to reach Ringdom Gompa
Day 16 : RINGDOM GOMPA-KARGIL 3700m
Drive to Kargil
Day 17 : KARGIL-LEH 3500m
Drive to Leh .Overnight hotel.
Day 18 : LEH 3500m
Day 19 : LEH-DELHI
Fly to Delhi. Overnight at Hotel
Day 20 : Departure