Ladakh Tour

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Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir

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Ladakh - The Trans Himalayan Region

Location - Jammu & Kashmir

Altitude Range - 2,500 To 4,500m

Main Attractions - Trekking, Mountaineering, Camping, Water Rafting, And Buddhist Monasteries

Best Time To Visit - June To End September

Trans Himalayan Regions - Ladakh, Leh, Zanskar, Lahaul & Spiti

The flight into Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is an unforgettable experience - over the dramatic expanse of the Himalayas - for Ladakh straddles four mainranges - the great Himalayan, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram. This is the highest inhabited region in India and the River Indus with its tributaries,slice their way through the ranges.

Remote though it is, Ladakh has never been totally isolated. Over thecenturies the trade route from India to central Asia passed through this area undeterred by its high passes and desert landscape.

Caravans carrying spices, brocades, pearls, carpets and more mundane merchandise like salt and tea took just two months to cover the distance from Amritsar in the Punjab to the central Asian towns of Varkand and Khotan! Leh and Kargil on this ancient route developed then into centres of trade.
Buddhism & Monasteries in Ladakh
Though Leh has been capital of this region since the 17th century, strewn around it along the Indus valley are earlier capitals of he region. From Leh one can wander off on marvellous day expeditions to get a glimpse of some of the treasures of Ladakh.

Not far from Leh, Shey is the oldest capital of Ladakh from where its earliest Tibetan kings ruled. Perched on top of a huge rock are the royal palace and temples adorned with brilliantly coloured murals and a 7.5 meter gold statue of the Buddha.

Basgo and Tingmosgang with their forts and palaces were also capitals of Ladakh. Stok Palace across the river from Leh is the home of the erstwhile royal family. The Palace Museum here has collections of beautiful royal costumes and jewellery, exquisite Thangkas,porcelain, jade, weapons and armour.
Kargil, Ladakh
The second largest town in Ladakh marks the mid point of the journey from Srinagar to Leh. Kargil is also the take off point for excursions into the Suru valley and the remote Zanskar Valley with their exciting opportunities for mountaineering, camping, river rafting and trekking trails into Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and the Indus valley.

Kargil was once at the cross roads of a network of trade routes that led tokashmir, Baltistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Tibet and an air of romance still lingers around its narrow cobbled streets and bazaars spilling over with locally crafted curios. The town retains its conservative BaltiShia Muslim culture and has two fine mosques built in the Turkish style.
Travel Facts of Ladakh
Altitude - Altitude range from 9,000 ft at Kargil to 25, 170 ft at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram.

Temperature Summer - Upto 270 C

Temperature Winter - 200C and below in the higher reaches.

Best Season - Early June to October.

Clothing Summer - Light Woollens

Clothing Winter - Heavy woollens with wind proofing.
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