Often called as the ‘the Last Shangrila', Moonscape or Little Tibet, Leh Ladakh are located at a height of 3505 meters. Towards the eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Leh is the capital of Ladakh. Watered by the Zanskar River, which flows into the Indus River, Ladakh tour presents tourists with mesmerising beauty and refreshing setting. Also called as the “Cold Desert”, it is India’s one of the remotest parts and has nature still untouched and unexplored.
Sparsely populated the region of Leh Ladakh presents tourists with enough seclusion and space to spend their time away from chaos of cities and rush of tourist destinations. Nothing less than a paradise, Leh Ladakh tour offers everyone not just with breathtaking natural settings but also with wide range of adventurous activities. Be it relaxed walk amidst the best of natural settings or biking or exciting trekking options, Ladakh promises a thrilling and entertaining vacation to all. Sports like trekking, mountaineering, jeep safaris, camel safaris, yak safaris, cycling, camping and water rafting presents exciting holidaying options.
Some of the popular tourist spots in Ladakh are Buddhist monasteries such as small monastery of Sankar, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, the Leh Palace, etc. Tso Moriri Lake which is surrounded by mountains and the Pangong lake which is the largest brackish lake in Asia are also places worth visiting. There are various interesting sightseeing options around Leh as well. Nubra Valley which is situated in the northern side of Leh is quite popular for Bactarian Camels. Khardung-La Pass situated at an altitude of 18380 feet is the world's highest motorable pass. Kargil, Zanskar and Chang Thang are few other areas around.
Monasteries of Leh are the major attractions in the area. They are said to cover all the four important schools of Buddhism - Nyingmapa, Drukpa, Saskyapa and Gelugspa. Divided into first and second circuits, the first circuit of manstries in Leh include Shey, Thiksey, Stakna, Matto, Chembray,Tak-Tok and Hemis while the second circuit includes Spituk, Phyang, Likir, Alchi, Ridzong and Lamayuru.
Tibetan antiques and handicrafts along with clothings like Pashmina shawls are few of the souvenirs worth buying and taking back home.
The best time to plan your Leh Ladakh tour is during the months of June to October. For reaching Ladakh one can either take road or travel via air. There are regular flights between Leh and cities like New Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh and Srinagar. If travelling by road, one can choose between two routes- Srinagar-Leh road or Manali-Leh road, both presenting captivating views.