Ladakh Attractions

Ladakh Attractions

Ladakh’s climate may be clod and inhospitable, but the hostility ends there. Starting from the word ‘Jhulley’, an all-encompassing word of greeting and warmth, Ladakh greets the visitor with open arms. With the land and culture so diverse from the rest of India, the charms and attractions of Ladakh are, a class apart.


The beautiful landscapes, wide valleys and barren rocky mountains, add charm to the traditional Ladakhi villages perched high on the mountains. The nature of Ladakh’s terrain makes it a much sought after destination for adventure sports such as trekking, mountaineering, mountain-biking, camping and river-rafting.


Steeped in rich, cultural heritage, the very lifestyle of the Ladakhis is greatly influenced by religion. The monastic festivals themselves are among the attractions of Ladakh. Festivals are centered round the Tibetan calendar and each Monastery celebrates its own festival, complete with the Chhams (sacred mask dance). The monasteries themselves are marvelous constructions, mostly atop rocky cliffs. The style of execution is amazing, and access to most of them involves a tough arduous trek up.


The lakes at such high altitudes are breathtaking, the wildlife around them adding to the attraction. Explore the lakes and the life of the Changpa people that move around with their herds in and around Korzok. 


Art and handicraft revolve around the basic, woolen boots, woolen jackets, goncha (ladakhi dress), chogtse (low wooden table), shawls and carpets; though not very refined.


The list of attractions beckoning you to visit Ladakh is exhaustive, with each new day bringing on a new proposition.

Monasteries

Ladakh is dotted with many historical monasteries that are known as Gompas. These monasteries are located in beautiful hills, high mountains and in other scenic locations. Buddhist monks and..

Monasteries
Lakes

Ladakh is home to some most beautiful lakes. In the winter when temperatures hover near 50 degrees, everything in Ladakh freezes. The beatuiful lakes Pangong and Tsomoriri also freeze..

Trekking

Ladakh is a trekker's paradise, with numerous trails to choose from – for the beginner as well as for the professional. One condition necessary for all though, is acclimatization.

Trekking
Festivals

The festive season is the best time to travel to Ladakh. People form far and wide visit the place to join and celebrate the festivals of Ladakh. The monasteries are decorated in the traditional..

Camping
Rafting

Ladakh offers a host of adventure sports, river-rafting being one of them. White-water rafting on the Indus and Zanskar Rivers are possible from early July to September.

Mountaineering

Ladakh with all the towering mountains and rugged terrain of the Karakoram, Zanskar and the Ladakh ranges, not surprisingly, is a mountaineers' paradise. The climbing season..

Biking

Ladakh, a land of scenic beauty and rugged landscape, offers opportunities for a number of adventure sports, biking being one of them. The most popular route is the Manali-Leh one.

Camping

Set amidst towering mountains, cascading rivers and magnificent gorges of the majestic Karakoram and Himalayas, Ladakh is indeed a land of stunning beauty. A perfect way to..

Num and Kum Expedition

The Nun Kun is a pair of Himalayan Peaks; Nun, 7,135 m and Kun, 7,077m. Nun is the highest peak in the Himalayan range lying on the Indian side of the Line of Control.

Magnetic Hills
Overland Jeep Safari

Set amidst towering mountains, cascading rivers and magnificent gorges of the majestic Karakoram and Himalayas, Ladakh is indeed a land of stunning beauty. A jeep safari is the perfect ..

Wildlife

In the high altitudes of Ladakh, where temperature is normally at freezing point, vegetation is sparse and therefore wildlife that inhabit these regions have to survive harsh conditions..

Magnetic Hills

The magnetic hill on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik highway, about 30 kms form Leh, at an altitude of 14,000 ft above sea level, is a phenomenon that has bewildered many.

Double Humped Camel Ride

It is difficult to imagine camels in Ladakh as one generally associates them with sandy deserts and not snow deserts. It is possible, however, to trek 8 kms across sand dunes at Hunder on one of these camels.

Camel Ride