Ladakh: “Little Tibet” of Kashmir
Ladakh is snuggled between the Great Himalayas and the Kunlun mountain ranges, and is a personification of Tibetan philosophy, hermitages, and spectacular landscape. It is the highest plateau of Kashmir, and mainly known for antique rock carving, mountain peaks full of snow and ironic culture heritage and the high and deep passes that surround the place.
Beautiful place with a mesmerizing weather:
Here is a list of some famous places which you can explore during your travel to Ladakh:
It is the former capital of this Himalayan kingdom. This place is the major walkout of dealers wayfaring between China and India. Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Fort, neighboring villages are worth watching.
Thiksey monastery is the wonderful thing in this place and you have to visit at least once in order to complete your trip. Try to visit in the early morning time because after that day trippers start visiting there.
4. Zanskar valley
This valley is heavily populated and highly irrigated and fertile. You can enjoy river rafting and trekking here, and this is one of the major attractive places in Ladakh.
It is situated on the top of a mall hill and it has some small trekking routes. There is a huge, rare Jupiter tree in the middle of Likir monastery, which catches the eye of every tourist.
6. Zoji La Pass
Since Ladakh is the land of passes, not visiting even a single pass would be a waste. Out of many passes that cover the region, Zoji La is one of the most famous. It is at a height of 11,575 ft from the sea level and is one of the most visited passes in Ladakh.
This is the highest motorable pass in Ladakh. The pass is situated at a height of 17,582 ft and is mostly covered with snow. If you’re lucky, you might get a chance to visit the pass and view the picturesque scenes of Ladakh.
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There are many other attractive and wonderful places which contain some enigma inside them and they are a must visit while your tour to Ladakh. You can prefer trekking, camping, river rafting, visit to monasteries, and many more. There is a place Lamayuru, which has an old nostalgic accent. The nights at this place are brilliant, as you can enjoy a folk night, vibrant musical night, and special prayers.
When to visit?
The best time to visit Ladakh is during April to September as before and after that there are high chances of snowfall and road blocks due to snow. So, make the most of the summer months and plan a tour to Ladakh.
Accommodation is a plenty:
The best thing in Ladakh is that you can stay in a monastery and it is a comfort zone for tourists. There are some hotels also, which provide luxury and non-luxury rooms. The best choice would be to stay in a warm and cozy room because of the cold climate and you can get the best hotel deals on online portals. The availability of guesthouses, hostels and dormitories also provide cheap but comfortable places to stay in Ladakh.
How to reach?
There are various travel options to get to Ladakh. For your Ladakh travel, you can either go by air from Delhi or Srinagar to Leh.
Also, you can reach Manali and go there in a bus or a shared taxi.
Last but not the least, you can travel in your own car or take a private taxi and reach Ladakh via Manali or Jammu – Srinagar.