Ladakh is an autonomous region of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, with Leh being its largest city. Situated in the lap of the great Himalayas at an altitude ranging from 9,000 ft (2,750 m) at Kargil to 25,170 ft (7,672 m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram, Ladakh is bordered by Pakistan in the northwest, Chinese province of Sinkiang in the north and Tibet in the east.
The capital city of Leh lies at an altitude of 3,500 meters and is famous for its fascinating culture and Buddhist monasteries.
Ladakh is known for its untouched natural beauty, fascinating colorful culture, amazing Buddhist monasteries and thrilling trekking and hiking trails. In fact, Ladakh is a beautiful blend of nature, culture and adventure. Visit, and discover Leh Ladakh trip with us, and get rewarded with a memorable holiday experience.
The most convenient way to reach Leh Ladakh is through a flight. Flying over the dramatic expanse of the Himalayas with breathtaking mountain views promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.
The best time to visit Ladakh is during the summer months (June-August), as winter temperatures may plummet to minus 20 degree Celsius even in Leh. The main trekking season in Ladakh is from the beginning of June to the end of September.
During these months the days become hot in low valleys, warm in higher elevations and the nights are cool. From late September to late October the days stay pleasantly warm but get shorter and nights become progressively colder.
Ladakh is a paradise for nature lovers, culture travelers and adventure seekers. Have a Leh Ladakh tour and get enchanted with its beautiful snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and accept the challenges of its thrilling trekking routes.
Visit the famous palaces, monasteries and gompas of Ladakh including the 17th century Leh Palace, Stok Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Likir Monastery, Hemis Gompa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa and Shanti Stupa.
Tourist can explore the majestic Nubra valley for its scenic beauty and hot water springs. The valley is beautified by Nubra and Shyok rivers.
Another scenic valley is Zanskar which is also popular for its Tibetan styled monasteries of Buddhists. In the valleys of Leh and Ladakh one can enjoy the sport facilities also, of trekking and rafting.
There are various trekking routes in the mountains, where a tourist can take intense pleasure, exploring these lands. Some of the popular ones are, Parang la Trek, and Kang Yatse.
These are highly adventurous and thrilling trekking routes in the valleys and everyone craves fro the trek to Markha valley, which is the best part of trekking routes in Ladakh.
The main tourist information centers in Ladakh are the J&K Tourist Offices at Leh and Kargil. These offices provide all the necessary information for tours, travel and adventure. In case you are traveling to Ladakh without a tour guide, then while going on mountain climbing, trekking, whitewater rafting you should inform the nearest Tourist Office about your travel plan and routes.
For adventure seekers Ladakh offers some of the most exciting trekking and hiking trails in the world. Enjoy an unforgettable mountain biking in Ladakh and explore its natural, cultural and architectural beauty.
Do not miss the iconic high passes of Ladakh. While in Ladakh, you can also enjoy shopping for exquisite semi precious stones, curios, artifacts and silver jewelry. So get ready for a wholesome holiday experience in Ladakh.
Last updated : Nov 23, 2011.