With the Great Himalayas as its crown and the mighty Indus and Zanskar rivers as its life, Ladakh beckons the wanderlusts. Explore the secrets of the mountains and learn the lesson of peace at the monasteries with Ladakh.
Where the Lord Resides
As you travel through the terrains of Ladakh, you will find numerous Buddhist monasteries scattered as gems throughout the land. The Ladakh Tour takes you to the famous monasteries where you not only get to see some of the old manuscripts and relics of Buddhism, but can also participate in the mask dances and of the religious festivals. Spin the colourful prayer wheels to fulfil your good wishes or chitchat with the happy monks to unfold the secrets of a fulfilled life. The Thiksay Gompa, the Spituk Monastery, the Shanti Stupa, the Tsemo and the Sankar Gompa top the charts of any itinerary of Ladakh. The colourful masks and the statues of Lord Buddha in different postures and with various mythological stories make your trip interesting.
You can also be at the Stok Gompa to check out the famous Guru Tsechu festival and also to get a glimpse of the royal palace of Stok; the Leh Palace is the ancient residence of the royal family.
Where Nature Creates with Passion
Ladakh is sometimes arid, sometimes green; sometimes kind, sometimes harsh; nature rules the valleys of Ladakh in her own mood. Be at the Pangong Tso Lake, located at an altitude of 4350 metres, to get some mesmerizing sights of sunrise and sunset. If you are at Ladakh during the chilly winters, you can even walk over the frozen glacial river. The Tso Moriri Lake is amazement as the calm waters at the hill top is brackish.
Now you can ride on two humped camels on the snow land of Ladakh; this surprising destination is the Nubra Valley. The Valley of flowers is a bouquet presented to you amidst snow and sand, impressive and a treat to the tired eyes. Feel the supernatural gravity at the magnetic hill. This hill can pull up your vehicle even when it is not ignited.
Where life means challenges
Ladakh packages often come with home stays. You can plan 5 Days Ladakh Tour and meet the locals and live their life to know how life is when you can just see stretches of snow on front. Enjoy some fun filled moments, sipping hot butter tea and relishing spicy momos dipped in homemade sauce.
If you are ready for some more challenge, Zanskar Valley and the Suru Valley; some of the toughest trekking spots of the world. You can bike through the passages of the highest civilian road of the world, the Khardungla Pass, as the colourful Tibetan flags throughout the path keep the bad spirits away.
Where wildlife is safeguarded by nature
The Hemis National Park is the high altitude Wildlife Sanctuary of the country. Keep this place as a must visit in your Ladakh tour if you want to get a complete vibe of the place. This park is the natural habitat of several endangered fauna, like the snow leopards, shapu and bharal. The wolves, Pallats’ cat, Tibetan argali, Ladakh urial and Ibex are the other inhabitants of these jungles. Almost 30 species of birds greet you here; the Himalayan snow cock and chukar partridge being the most distinguishing.
Hence a journey to Ladakh is a journey to a different world, almost isolate from the civilization. The simple life, the heart warming hospitality, the spiritual chants, the magical beauty and the challenging hill slopes will be forever in your memory.