The most essential part of India yet quite different from all; Leh Ladakh is the most striking place amidst the laps of the Great Himalayas and Karakoram hills. Being an essential city of Jammu & Kashmir, Leh is the capital kingdom of Ladakh. This far-flung eastern corner of Jammu & Kashmir is India’s most remote and sparsely populated region and is the second largest district in the country.In 19th century, Ladakh first got the promotion for adventure tourism where trekking and motor biking gave the best experiences for adventure lovers. Leh Ladakh tour is also enriched with natural beauty, sightseeing destination and outstanding weather. Nature’s amazements always welcome most of the tourists to this place and in spite of being the rugged trails and impeccable mountain heights; Leh Ladakh tourism attracts most of the vacationers to this impeccable location.
Leh Ladakh tourism is best popularized in the form of cultural and adventurous tours. It is the perfect location where one can find the great mingling of cultural and natural beauties and can learn the ecstasies of great civilization and traditional beliefs.
The culture of Ladakh is very similar to Tibetan culture and so Ladkah is also defined as “The Little Tibet” of India. Most of the people residing in Ladakh follow Tibetan Buddhism. Travelers keep tripping from one place to another in search of real essence of life and to visit its various cultural and heritage sites. Apart from the old civilization, culture and traditional beliefs of this place the credit goes to several traders, monks and rulers who keep on visiting this sacred place. Every year many festivals are being celebrated and huge amount of crowd including local and foreign visitors present here to celebrate Ladakh festival, Hemis festival and Sindhu Darshan. The festivals in Ladakh are full of colors, music, and dance performances with the essence of Ladakh Culture.
The lists of the monasteries that purify the whole atmosphere of the Himalayan and Karakoram valleys are :
1. Alchi Monastery
2. Shey Gompa
3. Stok Gompa
4. Likir Monastery
5. Diskit Monastery
6. Thiksey Gompa
7. Hemis Monastery
8. Lamayuru Monastery
9. Spituk Monastery
10. Matho Monastery
Now if you are planning for a Ladakh tour, it is incomplete without adventurous activities. The vast and eloquent mountain ranges invite many tourists including the tough trekkers to have some victorious moments. Some of the thrilling activities you can perform while planning for Leh Ladakh tourism are trekking, camping, river rafting, jeep safari, motor biking, yak safari and so on.
Some of the most famed treks where the enthusiast tourists can explore their energy and strength are Sham and Indus valley trek, Zanskar trek, Ladakh Zanskar trek, Frozen River Trek, Markha Valley Trek and many more. These treks have been categorized for beginners, moderate and professional trekkers.
Apart from that one can also enjoy camping at this “moon land” to explore the nature. The camping at Ladakh can attract you with good accommodation, food catering and other adventurous activities like hiking, fishing etc during the months of May to October. Sham Valley, Leh – Karzok – Nubra, Leh – Wanla via Lamayuru, Leh – Hemis via Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley and Srinagar Ladakh area are best for camping.
Thus with Lah Ladakh tourism you can surely kill two birds with one stone by taking the magnanimous experiences of both cultural and adventurous tourism.