One of the loved places of Indian region is Leh Ladakh, widely known for its monasteries, lakes and natural beauty. It is considered as a heavenly abode for those who look for places that have high altitude trekking facilities and provides thrill of adventure. Being located near Himalayas, it draws many tourists from all over the world to explore its beauty. This paradise has 45 million years old mountain ranges, having Tibet in the east, Jammu & Kashmir in the west, the Lahaul and Spiti to its south and the trans–Kunlun territory of Xinjiang to its north. The important cities of Ladakh lie in the banks of Indus River (though the river flows in the territory of Pakistan, a part of it flows in India) which includes Shey, Leh, Basgo and Tingmosgang.
The eastern Karakoram Range houses the Siachin Glacier in the Himalaya Mountains and forms an eminent watershed that separates the Indian subcontinent from China. The highest peak of Ladakh is Kangri, located at an altitude of 25,171 ft.
Ladakh is an excellent place for the visitors to experience natural beauty, snow crowned peaks, cold deserts, rugged mountainous terrain, tranquil lakes and powerful rivers. Ladakh also allows its visitors to enjoy trekking and adventurous activities. Those who prefer to spend time in peaceful places can visit beautiful Buddhist heritage. These spiritual monasteries provide meditational practice.
Ladakh is called the “Roof Top of the World” as it has the highest ecosystem of the world and gives dramatic views of the highest mountains. It is also known as the most isolated place on earth.
The people of Ladakh are innocent and look similar to the people of Tibet and Central Asia. They differ from rest of the Indians ethnically and culturally. The main religion followed by the people of Ladakh is Buddhism. They lead a nomadic rural life and depend on agriculture and sheep rearing for their livelihood. They embrace their visitors with warm welcome.
Ladakh tours offers various option of Safari to the tourists for photography, sightseeing and wildlife spotting. Yak Safari, Camel Safari, Jeep Safari, Motor Bike Safari are the safaris provided to the tourists according to the requirements and needs.
Between the Himalayan and Karakorum ranges is the area having world’s highest altitude and forming a deep valley called Moon Valley or Ladakh. Leh is the capital city of this Moon Valley that houses numerous Buddhist Monasteries like Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery, and Shey Monastery. The other popular places to visit include Stok Palace Museum, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Leh Market. Alchi Monastery and Lamayuru Monastery are worth visiting place in Leh.
Besides monasteries, tourists get attracted towards Ladakh for its difficult routes of trekking that challenges their trekking skills. The captivating views, serenity and solitude of this region make excellent tourist attractions.
You can get various tour packages that can help you experience this beautiful place. Do plan a trip to Ladakh – heavenly paradise on earth!
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