Slice of Ladakh: Lakes, Monasteries & Landscape
Begins at: Leh Ends at: Leh
- Explore the stark landscape of Ladakh
- Visit Ladakh's three major lakes- Pangong Tso, Tso-Moriri, Tso-Kar
- Visit the ancient monasteries - Thiksey, Alchi, Lamayuru & others
- Take a dip in the hot springs of Chumathang
Camp in the luxuriant Nubra Valley
- Get an insight into the lives of the nomadic Changpas
This trip to Ladakh covered the gorgeousness of the region in great details. Stark mountains, monasteries perched precariously on cliffs, luxuriant valleys, lakes that change color with the time of the day- Ladakh is magical!
The cold desert of Ladakh runs from the Kuen Lun Mountain Range to the Greater Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir. Bordered by Baltistan and Aksai Chin, the ecologically fragile region bears strong semblance to Tibet. The plateau is characterised by a maze of barren, wind-swept ridges and luxuriant valleys fed by rivers. Most of the flora and fauna is endemic to the region. The elusive Snow Leopard can be spotted in the Hemis National Park. Over centuries, the Ladakhis have safeguarded their own tradition and culture. The Amchi school of medicine is still practised in the rural areas. While modernization and increasingly tourism has lead to numerous changes, people like the nomadic Changpa still live in make-shift tents in the surroundings of Tso-Moriri and Tso-Kar lakes with their animals.