Ladakh is an area of natural beauty unequalled to any other portion of the country, having escaped the ravages of over-commercialisation. Its environment consists of various terrains ranging from breathtaking desert plains to lush valleys.
Diskit Monastery, the Nubra Valley’s oldest and largest Buddhist monastery, is situated at an altitude of 10,300 feet in the freezing desert of Ladakh. It was formed in the 14th century by Changzem Tserab Zangpo, a pupil of Tsong Khapa, and belongs to the Gelugpa (yellow hat) Tibetan Buddhist sect.
Towering over a hill overlooking the valley of Singey Sangpo, popularly known as the Indus River, the 200-year old Stok Palace is a luxury hotel in Ladakh endearing landmark, historically, aesthetically, architecturally and socially.
Are you having trouble deciding where to go on your honeymoon? Are you still unsure about the difference between those high-priced European honeymoon packages and Bali tour operators? Why not choose a beautiful destination within India that would provide you with the same level of adventure as any other international city?
Srinagar Leh highway also called NH-1D, is the best option to reach Leh by road. This 434 km long road is a better alternative for going to Leh as compared to the Manali-Leh road because it provides a gradual ascent, thereby limiting the chances of Altitude Mountain Sickness due to high altitude.
Winter trekking in Leh Ladakh includes snow-capped high peaks, treacherous paths, and frozen lakes. The Chadar Trek and the Snow Leopard Trek are the two most famous and thrilling winter hikes in Ladakh. Both provide opportunities to experience the breathtaking landscapes of Leh-Ladakh, as well as its magnificent lakes and valleys.
In its harshest but truest form, witnessing Ladakh in Winter, wrapped in a white blanket of snow and ice is a different experience. Take a digital detox trip this winter and admire the beauty of frozen Ladakh. This may be the best time to visit Ladakh for adventure lovers.
Ladakh is not just known for its resilient landscape and breathtaking scenic beauty, it’s also known for magnificent monasteries. Tibetans are the dominant population that reside in Ladakh, as a result Ladakh has a rich Buddhist culture. Monasteries are also called Gompas which means “Solitary Places” in Ladakhi language.