Land of High Passes – Leh & Ladakh

Overview

Description

Ladakh is the beauty of the Himalayas and extends from Karakoram range to Siachen Glacier. The region is inhabited by the Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. The region sparsely populated and notable for its culture and beauty of mountains. History closely relates to Tibet. Leh followed by Kargil is the largest town of the region. The administrative division is separate from the Kashmir division. There are rotational divisions between Kargil and Leh.
Historically, the regions comprised Baltistan valleys (now mostly in Pakistan), entire upper Indus Valley, Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti, Ngari, Aksai Chin, Nubra Valley, Khardong La. Aksai Chin is the disputed point between the India and China.
Historically, the regions comprised Baltistan valleys (now mostly in Pakistan), entire upper Indus Valley, Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti, Ngari, Aksai Chin, Nubra Valley, Khardong La. Aksai Chin is the disputed point between the India and China.

Transportation

The destination is reachable by road, rail, and flights. The Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport has regular flights to and from Delhi, weekly to Srinagar and twice in a week to Jammu. The Leh-Manali Highway connects Leh with Manali from where the trips mostly begin. The public transportation is provided by Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) between Srinagar and Leh. Both deluxe and ordinary services are available with a night stop at Kargil. There is no rail route but 2 are proposed.

Places to visit

  • Zanskar Valley
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  • Pangong Tso Lake
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  • Kargil
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  • Khardung-la Pass
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  • Nubra Valley
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  • Magnetic Hill
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  • Spituk Gompa
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  • Hemis National Park
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  • Shanti Stupa
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  • Hemis Monastery
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  • Royal Leh Palace
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  • Zojila Pass Pass
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  • Moonland
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  • Tso Moriri Lake
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  • Chadar Trek
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  • Alchi
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  • Thiksey Gompa
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  • Diskit Monastery
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  • Stakna Monastery
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  • Tanglang La Pass
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  • Tso Kar
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  • Phyang Gompa
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  • Likir Monastery
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  • Leh Palace
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  • Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
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  • Zangla Monastery
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  • Cho Khang Gompa
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  • Chamba Temple
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  • Jama Masjid
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  • Gurdwara Pathar Sahib
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  • Sankar Gompa and village
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  • War Museum
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  • The Victory Tower
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  • Zorawar Fort
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  • Ladakh Marathon
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  • Datun Sahib

Activities to do

  • River Rafting
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  • Trekking
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  • Bike Riding
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  • Jeep Safari
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  • Camel Safari

Eateries Nearby

  • The Tibetan Kitchen – Leh
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  • NAMZA Couture & Café – Leh
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  • Bon Appetit – Leh
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  • Chopsticks Noodle Bar – Leh
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  • Yum Yum Food N Café – Leh

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