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Ladakh



About Ladakh
Location : Jammu & Kashmir Altitude Range: 2,500 To 4,500m Main Attractions: Trekking, Mountaineering, Camping, Water Rafting, And Buddhist Monasteries

ABOUT LADAKH :- The beauty of Leh is that it introduces you best to Ladakh’s ways while you head out for short walks or drive around. Leh stands accessible, surrounded by the majesty of the Himalayan enclave. The experience can best be described as a peek into the delights that make up this ancient trade route.

Ladakh known as small Tibet in India or Roof Top of the world. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies in the far north of India. Ladakh is the highest, most remote and least populated region in the whole country. The name is derived from Ladags, which means 'the land of high passes'. Its corrugated, arid landscape is often described as a mountain desert which does not do justice to the inherent beauty of its chaotic ridges, twisted and exposed geological strata, snow-shrouded peaks, dark gorges and wide valleys.

In geological terms, this is a young land, formed only a few million years ago by the buckling and folding of the earth's crust as the Indian sub-continent pushed with irresistible force against the immovable mass of Asia. Its basic contours, uplifted by these unimaginable tectonic movements, have been modified over the millennia by the opposite process of erosion, sculpted into the form one sees today by wind and water

The Ladakh Sarai, situated in a beautiful grove of willow, poplar, apricot and apple trees, is just ten minutes from Leh, with its fascinating labyrinth of winding streets and quaint bazaars. The beautiful and tranquil location of the Ladakh Sarai, with the Indus River flowing below, faces the majestic Stok Kangri Mountain (6150 meters) and offers an incredible panoramic view of the Zanskar range.

Tourist Attractions :- Leh-Ladakh region houses several ancient monuments and Buddhist monasteries. Prominent among these are the 17th century Leh Palace, Shey Palace, Stok Palace, and a large number of buildings at Basgo, and Tingmosgang, which served as royal capitals for the Old Kingdom for a brief period of time.

The monasteries (gompas) of Ladakh are the repositories of Buddhist religion and culture. The most famous Buddhist location in Leh is Alchi monastery, while the oldest monastery is that of Lamayuru, which is believed to have been a sacred site for the pre-Buddhist religion known as Bon. Hemis monastery and Hanle monastery are located near the Tibetan border. The monasteries of Thiksey, Likir, Ri-dzong and Spituk represent the Yellow-Hat sect

Climate :- Ladakh lies at altitudes ranging from about 9,000 feet (2,750m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. Thus summer temperatures rarely exceed about 270 C in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to -200 C even in Leh. Surprisingly, though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes; it is said that only in Ladakh can a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time!

Best Time To Visit : June To End Septembe

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