Things to do and places to visit in Ladakh

Ladakh is considered as one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. With gorgeous lakes, snowcapped mountains, majestic views, sheer cliffs, long roads, magnetic landscapes, and atmosphere of peace and harmony, this place fills your heart with purity and happiness. There are many places to marvel at in this lovely heaven – Pangong Tso, the Zanskar Valley, Khardung La, Marsmik La, Hemis National Park and other grand landscapes that enrich this place.

Your trip to Ladakh is surely going to be blissful and happy with so many places to visit and admire. You have everything in your lap that you are looking for to enjoy the endless thrills and worldly charm. This beautiful place in India attracts major adventure seekers from across the world who come and visit at least once in a year. It’s a dream come true for bikers across the country to drive on the amazingly well-maintained long roads and captivating mountains offering depth and variety enriching the biking experience to make beautiful memories. 

Here's some of the most interesting places that you cannot miss out on while you are on your journey to travel your dream destination

The famous lake in Ladakh - Pangong Tso Lake

One of the most popular places to visit in Leh is the Pangong lake. Located just 160 kms away from Ladakh, it is one of the largest brackish lake in entire Asia. At a height of 14,270 feet, it is also known as the Hollow lake. The drive to reach this lake is equally exciting offering a majestic view all around. With beautiful crystal-clear water reflecting the blue sky, you can enjoy the solitude and peace sitting by the lake for hours. Blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year, this lake provides a great camping experience to tourists wanting to spend the night stargazing under the open sky by the lake. You can just sit and marvel at the picturesque views and capture these beautiful and scenic memories in your camera.

Highest peak of Himachal – The Zanskar Valley & Zanskar River

Tourists from all over the world are attracted to this beautiful snowcapped glacier mountain peaks. With crystal clear water gushing down the valley, this place is very popular among the travelers across the world. Located in the eastern corner of Jammu and Kashmir, this valley is separated from Ladakh by the Zanskar range. Zanskar range includes some of the highest peaks of Himalayas such as Reo Purgyil, Gya, Leo Pargial, Ninjeri etc. This valley is situated at 105kms from Leh with an area of about 5000 sq. kms. The valley attracts major travelers for trekking during the winter season when the valley is frozen and offers trekking trails and river rafting experiences. 

The Zanskar valley is known as a major hotspot for trekking, paragliding and river rafting. Located in the remote corner of Ladakh, Zanskar offers pleasant climate and is famous for its beautiful high range and snowcapped mountains and landscapes. The sparkling rivers at Zanskar make for a perfect holiday destination for tourist all over the world.

Largest lake in India – Tso Moriri Lake

Tso Moriri Lake is a breathtakingly beautiful and stunning lake nestled in Rupshu Valley. This picturesque landscape is located less than 250 kms in the southeast of Leh. Approximately 19 kilometers long and up to 3 kilometers wide at an altitude of 14,836 feet, this beautiful pallet lake is the largest among the high-altitude lakes within Ladakh and India. The multiple shades of blue give this lake a picturesque and enchanting view making this place extremely romantic and extraordinarily beautiful. Also known as a mountain lake, this spectacular lake should be on the must visit list of all the travel lovers.

Tso Moriri lake is located in Changthang region of Ladakh and is known as one of the most calm, serene and beautiful high-altitude lakes in India. Counted as a part of the wetland reserve under Ramsar site, this place is also referred as Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve and you are not allowed to pitch any tents or construct anything near the banks of the lake. It is known as the highest Ramsar site in the world. You cannot help but marvel at the large number of flora and fauna found in this region. Also being very near to the Line of Control, you need to get inner line permit to visit Tso Moriri.

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