Ladakh can be defined as a beautiful and mesmerising art of nature. A mountainous region and the coldest desert in the world, Ladakh boasts of magical landscapes. Every year streams of travellers visit Leh Ladakh to experience the most vivid facades of nature that one needs to see to believe. Beaming with magnificent attractions, including high passes, Budhhist monasteries, and tiny hamlets, Leh Ladakh is an experience that everyone must embark. Do not forget the delightful festivities of Tibetan Buddhists which add multihued colours to the canvas of Leh & Ladakh.

People & Culture of Leh Ladakh
The locals of Leh Ladakh are simple people living simple life. Women can be seen wearing Goncha (a loose thick woollen robe tied on waist), and men wear loose pyjamas with a hat. The local culture of Leh Ladakh is mostly influenced by Buddhism, which can be seen in various festivities rejoiced by the locals.

Nature in Leh Ladakh
Visit the mountain ranges of Zanskar to observe steep terrains blanketed with pearly white snow. The foaming rivers rushing down these mountains make the landscape look jaw dropping. Pangong Tso Lake is another gem that attracts travellers looking for a perfect location for camping. Many travellers also consider the trip to this charismatic land incomplete without visiting Kargil, the second largest town in Ladakh.

Adventure in Leh Ladakh
Calling Leh Ladakh a daredevil’s destination won’t be totally wrong. The rugged landscape of the land makes for a perfect trekking destination that can be cherished by both beginners and experienced. Trekking along the Zanskar River from Lamayuru Gompa to Chilling via Konze La and Dung Dung La is the most preferred journey among trekkers.
Mountaineering is another popular adventure activity that lures travellers planning holidays to Leh Ladakh. Offering some of the most challenging peaks, including Stok Kangri Peak (6121 m) and Kangyaze Peak (6400 m), the region promises to offer a goose bump experience. Apart from this, travellers can also partake in White Water Rafting in the swift-flowing Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

Wildlife in Leh Ladakh
Leh Ladakh is home to a range of wild animals and birds residing amidst unique flora. Travellers visiting the region get to see Yaks, ibex, Tibetan hare, Blue sheep, wild ass, Bharal, Marmot, the Tibetan antelope, etc. The region also houses around 310 species of avifauna, including Golden Eagle, Lamagier, Wall creeper, Rock Bunting, Black necked crane and Himalayan Snowcock to name a few.

The Hemis National Park remains a popular wildlife attraction among travellers, and it offers shelter to various conserved and endangered species. The park is known for housing a considerable population of snow leopards.

Religious Destinations in Leh Ladakh
Ruled by numerous dynasties in the past, Buddhism is the most practiced religion in Leh Ladakh. Therefore, one can find numerous monasteries here. Diskit Gompa is a popular monastery located above the flood plains of the Shyok River in Diskit village. Another imposing monastery is the Lamayuru Monastery situated on the main Kargil Leh highway between Bodhkharbu and Kha-la-che. Those who wish to explore the stunning Ladakhi architecture, Thiksey Monastery is a masterpiece.

Food & Cuisine 
Ladakhi food is known for being nourishing and mildly flavoured. Thukpa, a thick soup with vegetables, remains popular among locals. There are also a number of bakeries here selling freshly baked bread and Apricot Jam.

Weather Conditions in Leh Ladakh 
The weather of Leh Ladakh is such that it can be visited any time fo the year. But, the months from May to August are highly popular among travellers. The weather becomes pleasant during these months, which helps to partake in various adventure activities while enjoying beautiful vistas. The months from September to February are the coldest months of the region when weather remains chilling with temperatures hovering around -20°C.

How to Reach
By AirLeh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the main airport of the region. Direct flights are available from Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu.
By TrainPathankot and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations to Leh. 
By Road – Travellers can also take bus services from Jammu and Kashmir or from Manali to visit Leh.


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