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Land of the Lamas: Leh Ladakh

Ladakh

Breathtaking landscapes, crystal clear skies, the highest mountain passes, thrilling adventure activities, Buddhist Monasteries and what not, you name it and Ladakh has it all.

Located in the northern most part of India, recently turned into a Union Territory, the humble land of Ladakh is truly an abode of monasteries and adventure! Surrounded by lush meadows, clear blue skies and ice capped mountains, Ladakh attracts number of tourists to explore its beauty.

Climate

As it is located in high altitude and has extreme temperatures, one might find it difficult t0 breathe for a day or due. This is why you should give yourself time and keep the first day off to acclimatise with the weather there. Overall the climate is cold and dry with temperature ranging from -15oC to 25oC.

Best time to visit Ladakh

The best time to visit Ladakh is during the monsoon from June to October as it does not rain here being a dry desert. During winters, the roads are blocked and most places are shut to visit. In summer, the snow starts melting and makes the roads commutable by monsoon.

Places to visit in Ladakh

  • Pangong Lake
  • Leh Palace
  • Shanti Stupa
  • Leh Market
  • Tso Moriri
  • Kargil War Memorial
  • Nubra Valley
  • Chitkul : The last village of India
  • Thiksey Monestary
  • Diskit Monestary
  • Khardung La – One of the highest motor able passes in the world
  • Indus-Zanskar Sangam