Travel in Ladakh
Adventure in Ladakh
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"The land where snow never melts and only corn ripens" by its
discoverer, Fa-hian, a chinese traveler, who traveled across its
inhospitable terrain in 399 A.D. Known for centuries as the 'land of
passes' (La-pass; Dacha-land), Ladakh is a mysterious land shrouded in
myth and legend and much of its ancient history is known only through
the mythology of its people.
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Leh Ladakh India is one
of few wonderful destinations ideal for trekking and mountaineering.
Ladakh with its rough terrain and wonderful scenic locales offer an
adventure lover a mix of both scenic beauty and challenging heights. The
Susu and Zanskar valley has a number of stunning peaks that challenge an
intrepid traveler to scale new heights in Ladakh. Some of the ideal
places for mountaineering include Nun-Kun massif and Zanskar massif.
Jeep Safari in Ladakh
Motorbike Safari in Ladakh
Mountain Biking in Ladakh |
Mountaineering in Ladakh |
River Rafting in Ladakh
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drastic fluctuations in the daily temperature even during the height of
summer. While the days are pretty warm, even hot at times due to the
desertic effect, the evenings can become quite chilly thus requiring
additional clothing. It is advisable to be prepared for this situation
with a pullover and a down jacket. Other essential items include a
sturdy pair of walking shoes, a good sleeping bag, and a pair of woolen
socks or some thick cotton socks.
Fairs & Festivals
philosophy of Buddhism, however, profound and subtle doesn't preclude an
immense joie-de-vivre among its Ladakhi adhe-rents, and even solemn
religious enactments are made the occasion for joyous celebration.
In Ladakh every occasion marriage,
birth, harvesting, commemoration of head Lamas founding of the
monastery, Losar (new year) and flowering is marked by feasting, dancing
and the singing of folksongs that forms a part of its living heritage.
Arts & Crafts
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Here, a community of
metal workers, said to be the descendants of artisans brought from Nepal
inthe mid -17th century to build one of the gigantic Buddha -images at
Shey, cary on their hereditary vocation.
There is little tradition of artistic
craftsmanship in Ladakh, most luxury articles in the past having been
obtained through imports. The exception is the village of Chiling, about
19km up the Zanskar river from Nima.
Working in silver, brass and copper, they
produce exquisite items for domestic and religious use : tea and chang
pots, teacup - stands and lids, hookkah-bases, ladles and bowls and,
occasionally, silver chorten for installa-tion in temples and domestic
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The main overland
approach to Ladakh is from the Kashmir Valley via the 434 km Drinagar-Leh
road which remains open for traffic from early June to November. The
most dramatic part of this road journey is the ascent up the 11,500
feet/3,505 m high Zoji-la, the pass in the Great Himalayan Wall that
serves as the gateway to Ladakh. The J&K State Road Transport
Corporation (J&K SRTC) operates regular Deluxe and Ordinary bus services
between Srinagar and Leh on this route with an overnight halt at Kargil.
Taxis (cars and jeeps )are also available at Srinagar for the journey.
Groups can charter Deluxe and A-class buses for Leh, Kargil or Padum
(Zanskar) for the J&K SRTC at Srinagar.
Today, travelers from
Srinagar drive on this route in the relative comfort of taxis, local
buses or their own vehicles, taking two days and breaking journey at
Kargil. It provides the best possible introduction to the land and its
people. At one step as you cross the Zoji-la, you pass from the lushness
of Kashmir into the bare uncompromising contours of a trans-Himalayan
landscape. Drass, the first major village over the pass, inhabited by a
population of mixed Kashmiri and Dard origins, has the local reputation
of being the second coldest permanent inhabited spot in the world. But
in summer when the pass is open and the tourists are going though, the
standing crops and clumps of willow give it a gently, smiling look.
New Areas Ladakh -
Ladakh which were
formerly closed to foreigners on account of their sensitive strategic
position or proximity to international borders have recently been
partially opened. Movement within them however is limited to a number of
specifically designated circuits, and foreign visitors are allowed to go
only in groups, accompanied by a recognized/ registered tour operator.
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The faces and physique
of the Ladakhis, and the clothes they wear, are more akin to those of
Tibet and Central Asia than of India. The original population may have
been Dards, an Indo-Aryan race from down the Indus. But immigration from
Tibet, perhaps a millennium or so ago, largely overwhelmed the culture
of the Dards and obliterated their racial characteristics. In eastern
and central Ladakh, today's population seems to be mostly of Tibetan
origin. Further west, in and around Kargil, there is much in the
people's appearance that suggests a mixed origin.
Important Travel Tips
Tours To Kashmir/Leh Ladakh
Himalayas India :-
Hotels in Kashmir
in Kashmir Valley
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Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh
in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Trekking in Garhwal, Uttaranchal
Trekking in Kumaon, Uttaranchal
Darjeeling, East India Himalaya
Sikkim, East India Himalaya
Trekking in Arunachal Pradesh
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Tibet