Surrounded by splendid and magnificent mountains Ladakh is blessed with picture-perfect landscapes. This picture-perfect beauty is surely worth your visit. With Ladakh recently been made a Union Territory of India, people have become little skeptical of visiting this paradise, but there is nothing worry about except for its status nothing has changed nor any kind of restrictions have placed on tourists visiting Ladakh, you can freely plan your trip and enjoy the beauty of this wonderland. To enjoy your trip fully and have a little idea about this place read this article till the end so that you can prepare well for the Ladakh trip.
When to Visit Ladakh
Before finalizing your trip to Ladakh it is better to know about the weather condition of that place, as Ladakh is situated on a high altitude, the climate and weather conditions differ from the plains and people coming from plains may find it hard to adjust in the extreme weather conditions of this place. So finding the best time to visit Ladakh is a prerequisite.
Although Ladakh can be visited both in Summers and winters, in winter the temperature is very low and it even snows there making the journey a little difficult and therefore very few tourists come during wintertime. The best time to visit is between May- September as the weather is pleasant and most of the passes are also open during this time making it easier to travel and those who want to undertake the journey to Ladakh via bike, this time of the year is perfect.
Ladakh is a land of high passes and has a low atmospheric pressure so acclimatizing to its environment is important. Your body may take time to get used to the high altitude, therefore it is advisable not to indulge yourself in too much physical activity and take your journey slowly and steadily. And stamina is an important factor, increase your stamina.
Things to do in Ladakh
There are plenty of tourist spots in Ladakh and each spot has its uniqueness whether it be the cold desert of Nubra valley or the enchanting beauty of Pangong lake. The unique culture of Ladakh which is a blend of Buddhist and Tibetan culture is also a good thing to explore. But apart from all these this peaceful place offers a number of adventurous activities which include river rafting, camping, biking, etc. therefore Ladakh is very famous among adventure seekers. Every year many people come to this place to undertake all the thrilling activities this place offers. Biking is one of the most sought after activities.
Places to Visit in Ladakh
Ladakh is full of natural beauty and enchanting places. Some of the important tourist destinations in Ladakh are:
- Nubra Valley
- Zanskar Valley
- Pangong Tso
- Tso Moriri Lake
- Khardund La Pass
- Magnetic Hill
- Spituk Gompa
- Hemis National Park
- Hall of Fame
- Royal Leh Palace
- Shanti Stupa
- Diskit Monastery
- Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
- Lamayuru Tomb
- Chadar trek
- Sangam Point
Ladakh has a lot of influence on Buddhist culture due to its proximity with Tibit and therefore has a lot many Buddhist monasteries where you can experience peace and tranquility.
It lies between the Karakoram range and the Himalayas.
Leh is the capital and largest city of Ladakh. It can be visited either by flight, jeeps, bikes, busses, etc. depending upon what suits you. No matter in which weather you go you should always carry some warm clothes with you as the temperature there is always low compared to the plains and the fluctuations in temperature might require you to wear some woolen clothes.
Ladakh is a gift of nature and we being attracted to this place is also because of its picturesque beauty and colorful culture. So while in Ladakh it becomes our moral obligation that in no way we harm the environment of this place. People of Ladakh practice sustainable development and you won’t see much commercialization there. It is our duty not to pollute the surroundings. We must respect the culture and beauty of that place and follow the rules and regulations necessary to keep that place clean. This magnificent trip will no doubt be your once in a lifetime experience.
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