Do you want to travel to a place where you are surrounded by clear blue skies, lofty snow-capped mountains, and raw beautiful nature everywhere you go? Nestled cosily between the Karakoram and the Himalayas mountain ranges, Ladakh is known for its exquisite beauty, small hamlets, and friendly people. Everyone should go on a Ladakh bike trip or a Ladakh trekking tour at least once in their lives just for the experience.
If you aren’t convinced yet, here are 10 reasons to visit Leh Ladakh this year:
Ladakh is just as culturally amusing as it is adventurously thrilling. Different monasteries in the region including Hemis, Thicksey, and Spituk host festivals throughout the year. The Hemis Tse Chu is one of the popular Leh Ladakh tourist attractions that bring thousands of people to the Hemis Monastery every year. It is celebrated on the day 10 of the Tse-Chu of the Lunar Tibetan calendar.
Ladakh is a photographer’s delight. The cascading rivers and panoramic landscapes will leave you spellbound. You can spend your day trekking through the alpine forests to spot a snow leopard in the Hemis National Park and enjoy the evening eating delicious momos around a campfire with your trekking buddies.
Ladakh sits on the banks of Indus Valley, which is said to have cradled one of the first civilisations in the world. In Leh Ladakh, you will get to try a variety of cuisines from Tibetan and North Indian to Irani and English.
How does the idea of riding a motorcycle on the world’s highest motorable road sound to you? Ladakh’s Umingla Pass located at an altitude of 19,600 feet is the world’s highest motorable road.
Located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Leh, Magnetic Hill is an adventurer’s delight. The surroundings create an illusion to make a downhill slope appear uphill.
The white and cold Nubra Valley is known for its phenomenal beauty but also for the double-humped Bactrian camel rides. Travel to Hunder Gompa, the oldest monastery in Ladakh, and on your way back to Leh indulge in some sunset camel ride.
Ladakh is the perfect getaway if you want a break from your fast and hectic digital life. Once you reach Leh, switch off your phone and interact with the locals. They are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and will invite you for a hearty meal.
Ladakh is not only the home to the world’s highest motorable road, but also the highest village in the world. Kibber is located at an elevation of 15,912 feet and is home to only 187 men and 179 women. Even though it is a cold desert village, animal husbandry and agriculture are its major occupations.
Camp at Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso overnight for a first-hand view of the Milky Way. the enter sky is filled with millions of twinkling stars, something you won’t ever get to see from your city home.
You have to be lost to find yourself again and what better place to do it than somewhere as gorgeous as Ladakh. Take a solo Ladakh tour and discover a new you.
What are you waiting for? Book your tickets right now and start packing.
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