Visiting Ladakh? Don’t Miss These Must-See Places – Check Details Here


Ladakh is the Shangrilla on earth which is nestled between the two mightiest mountain ranges in the world, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram. The place sits at an elevation that ranges from 9,000 to 25,000 feet, while the cold desert happens to be the great summer getaway one can have.

Ladakh is located at the “crossroads of Upper Asia” which sits at the western end of the Tibetan Plateau and serves as an important link in trade with Central Asia, with cultures exposed to its neighboring regions.

Over time, Ladakh has evolved into a unique composite culture, while the blend of its tradition, culture, environment, landscape and adventure tourism makes it an ideal destination for your vacation .

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Ladak is Pangong Tso Lake. Reminiscent of the scene from the movie ‘3 Idiots’, the place has a beautiful eye-catching lake, which stretches 12 km from India to Tibet. Interestingly, the most unique thing about the lake is its changing color which changes from azure to light blue, green and gray.

Located in the Karakoram Range, Nubra Valley is a verdant oasis in the cold desert where mountainous rivers and lush greenery soothe the eyes. During the summers the valley is adorned with pink and yellow roses during the summers and one can enjoy the Bactrian camel ride in the Nubra valley which happens to be the rarest type of two humped camels . These camels were the primary means of transportation during the historic Silk Road. Also worth visiting is Diskit Monastery, known for the 32-meter Maitreya Buddha statue, and also enjoying activities like zip-lining, ATV rides and others.

For bikers, at an elevation of 19,024 feet, Umling La Pass is the highest motorable road in India where one can admire the stunning views of the Himalayas from the summit.

For wildlife enthusiasts, Hemis National Park is a delight, located at an altitude of between 3,300 and 6,000 meters and considered the highest park in the world which is also home to rare snow leopards. Additionally, there is also a 400-year-old Hemis monastery that is located here.

You can also take Ladakh souvenirs home with you by shopping at the famous Main Bazaar, where one can collect stone jewelry, Tibetan handicrafts and art, silver, pashmina shawls, rugs, woolens, apricots and more.


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