Situated between the two highest mountain ranges – the Karakoram and the Himalayas – Ladakh is a spectacular summer place for trekkers. Most trekkers visit the place with an organized tour which includes a cook and camping gear.

 Attractions of this charming land include ancient Buddhist monasteries, landscapes, frozen Zanskar River, high altitude safari‘s and much more. Across the Ladakh the mountain ranges offer captivating hikes. Paradise for Adventure Tourism – activities like rock climbing, mountaineering, hill walking, mountain biking, white water rafting can be undertaken with an organized tour. Ladakh is literally breathtaking tourist destination where one can enjoy leisure holidays in most wonderful climate.

Not to forget that trekking is usually a summer activity but to experience thrill tourists can enjoy trekking on the frozen water bodies in the extreme winter. Freezing of the Zanskar River in Ladakh facilitates a unique experience to trek on the frozen water bodies. The trekking over the frozen rivers is famous among the foreign tourists and in Ladakh the practice is quite old as the locals used to trek over the frozen rivers to connect to the outside world. This practice of walking over frozen rivers in famous by the name of Chaddar trek. One sees the amplified beauty of Ladakh in winter with snow everywhere.

Ladakh has the most daunting Karakoram peaks around Siachen glaciers; these are tough ones and include Sia Kangri, Saser Kangri, Mamostang Kangri and other unnamed peaks.

In Ladakh tourists are presently visiting Pangong Lake, Chushul, Saga la, Indus valley, Hanle, Nyoma, Tso moriri. Another route which tourists take is from Khalsi to Drokhpa to Kargil through Batalik.

In terms of sightseeing Ladakh has much to offer with Leh town having many historic monuments like Royal Palace of Shey, temple of Bazgo, Stok Palace, 9 – storey Leh Palace, Jamia Mosque and not to forget to visit Leh bazaar which offers a good bargain for collection of semi precious stones, jewellery, antiques, handicrafts, woollen shawls, thangkas, and dragon paintings.

Further there are Buddhist monasteries (GOMPA) and famous ones are monasteries of Thicksay, Stokna, Hemis, Chemrey, Takthok and Matho – Hemis being the largest monastery of Ladakh. Other monasteries found in Leh are monasteries of Spituk, Phyang, Likir, Alchi Rizong and Lamayuru being the older monastic foundation.

High altitude lakes Pangong Lake 150 kms/4267meters is about 130 kms long and 5-6kms wide. Tso moriri 220kms/4572meters situated in isolated landscape of Rupshu valley is famous as the breeding ground of the rare bar headed geese and home to number of bird species.

Another challenging option for adventure loving tourists is River rafting – River Zanskar which provides the ultimate challenge for White Water Rafting. The Indus River between Karu and Spituk offers picturesque view of beautiful landscape.

GETTING TO LADAKH by air, taking a four wheel drive to Ladakh is a lifetime experience, 434 kms Srinagar – Leh highway opens from May till October drives you through picturesque Sonamarg for overnight stay at Kargil – the main stopover at 205 kms before approaching for Leh.