Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir, India is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world map. located in the ancient route between china, tibet and kashmir India, situated in trans himalaya, its a High land with altitude ranging from 9000ft to 25170ft, therefore also called the land of passes. The majority of population is Buddhist and Muslims.
Ladakh is known for its unparalleled natural beauty which is pristine and ethereal. the vivid ambers, blues and whites and browns of ladakh are magical and timeless. where the nature mesmerizes you with its calmness and peace, the magnificent himalaya makes it as one of the most sought after adventure destinations with numerous trekking opportunity. the buddhist culture and lovely people make another reason why every traveler wishes to visit ladakh atleast once in his/her lifetime.
Articles on Ladakh
A series of Window shots from different regions of ladakh
portraying culture, heritage, and nature of the highland of India.
Article on Leh Disaster, August 2010
A few dozens of trekking routes, for adventurers in all season, but there are only 4-6 roads in entire ladakh. when I went to ladakh in June 2010, I divided my trip in to 4 segments. (No touching Kashmir, and Himachal in this trip though). making Leh my base camp, I travelled in 4 directions.. (road based). I had earlier decided to return via manali route, but I took a flight back home. hence dint cover that route. however I have been to tsomiriri, Changthang which can be reached via roads that go to north-east i.e. pangong tso, or east i.e. chushul, or south-east i.e. mahe-tsomiriri respectively.
Below the details and links to the places one should visit, based on my experience. I am keeping monasteries, which are very near to leh, aside for a while. I'll cover Leh in my next section later.
|Towards North - Nubra Valley |
|Towards East - Changthang plateau |
Durbuk - Thangste
|Towards West -Kargil - Zanskar|
|Towards South - Lahaul-Spiti-Manali |
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