Ladakh is a land of barren beauty. If you are willing to endure the long and treacherous journey, Ladakh and Leh is the best option. The beauty of Ladakh and Leh is beyond the imagination. The mesmerizing landscape makes you speechless.
Leh is one of the coldest deserts in the world located at a distance of 434 Kms from Srinagar and 474 Kms from Manal. It is the capital of Ladakh lies on the crossroads of the historic ‘Silk Route’. There are a number of interesting places and monasteries to visit in and around Leh, such as – The Leh Palace, the monasteries of Shey, Alchi, Hemis, Thikse and Lamayuru. The landscape of Leh is perfect for number of adventure activities such as White Water Rafting, Mountaineering and Trekking.
Leh is the erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Ladakh is now a dream destination of many and the Mecca of adventure enthusiasts! Known as a backpacker’s haven, Leh features numerous verdant valleys, trekking trails and picturesque lakes. Renowned as the land of monks and monasteries there is lots to see in this amazing piece of land.
Trekking in Ladakh is a rewarding experience.
It is the preference of Trekkers and adventure lovers. Some of the most popular trekking routes are Padam-Lamayuru, Darcha, Zanskar Trek, Tsomoiri & Spiti Trek and Ladakh peaks. There are number of Trekking Routes in Leh in which the Markha Valley Trekover Gongmaru La and Gandha La being the most adventurous.
Leh has three sub divisions with 7 different tour circuits identified for international tourists with Himalayan panorama. However, Ladakh is open for tourist throughout the year, the best period for visiting and trek is from June to October. The trekking routes are mostly closed after November due to heavy snowfall at high passes except the Liker to Kahltsey trek. The best period for Chadar trek is from January to Mid-March.
By Air: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is an airport in Leh, India. It’s one of the highest airports in the world at 3,256 m above mean sea level. Direct flights from Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar are available for Leh.
By Road: The two popular routes to Leh are from Srinagar via Kargil on the Srinagar-Leh Highway and from Manali via Sarchu and Dharchu on the Manali-Leh Highway. These routes are only open from June to October.