Yes. You are right. All you gonna read now is what you have been missing all this time. Leh Ladakh – remote but not isolated, one of the most enthusiastic places in the entire country. Truly called the land of monks and monasteries is worth visiting due its rustic landscapes and enthralling adventures.
The idea of Leave Early and Reach Early seems meaningful here as the weather of Leh Ladakh is unpredictable on the Metrological Radar. But that’s the real reason behind the unparalleled adventure one gets in here. Even a flat tyre would seem energetic as you can camp overnight and then repair it the next morning. All you need is to be prepared mentally for everything uncalled for.
Geographically, Entire Leh district is mountainous with three parallel ranges of the Himalayas – the Zanskar, the Ladakh and the Karakoram. The best way to reach here is a road trip as you have to cross the heavenly Northern states of India.
The best trekking places to visit here include Pangong Tso situated at a height of 14,500 feet and considered to be one of the largest salt water lakes in Asia. 1/3 of this beautiful water body is with India and the remaining with Tibet.
The beautiful lakes, rugged terrain, snow clad mountains are just a few things that attract tourists to this wonderful destination but just to name the ones of interest – Pangong lake, Nubra Valley, Alchi, Wahka, Likir and Khardungla are must see places. Others include Phyang Monastery Ladakh which also houses a 900 year old museum containing an exquisite collection of idols, Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian weapons. Stok Palace Museum Ladakh, Thiksey Monastery Ladakh – the home of the Champa Buddha, Matho Gompa – houses the oldest Thangkas in town, Sankar Gompa, Tso Moriri Lake – This salty lake is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the trans – Himalayan region, Ladakhi Hall of Fame, a museum built by the Indian Army, Lala’s Art Cafe in Leh and amany more.
There goes a lot of preparation before you plan your visit to Leh Ladakh as you should find a good driver only when you aren’t biking yourself. To experience this place in its real taste, spend some quality time with the locals and learn what we all are missing whilst living in our concrete jungles. If possible, communicate with the Indian Army Jawans posted there and thank them for devoting their lives to this country – This keeps them going on.
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