Ladakh, in Tibetan means, ‘Land of high passes’. Leh is more than 11000 feet high and the World’s highest motorable road, Khardungla (18000 feet) Pass is also in Ladakh. The major religion practised here is Buddhism, so Ladakh also appears to be like a land of Gomphas. Ladakh was previously a part of Jammu and Kashmir. However, by the recent Parliamentary Act passed in the month of August, 2019, Ladakh will become a Union Territory of India on the 31st of October, 2019, with Leh as its capital city. A trip to Ladakhrequires meticulous planning and cannot be based on whims. Specific months are meant forLakadh trips. Roads to Ladakh remain open from Mid-May to October-end. They remain closed during the remaining months due to heavy snow fall. Weather conditions are extremely harsh in Ladakh because, contrary to the picture of a desert in our mind, it is a desert- A Cold Desert! Ladakh ranges from the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram Range to the main Great Himalayas and is bordered by Tibet and Pakistan. Tourism is developing at a rapid pace across Ladakh in spite of the fragile and harsh climatic conditions and tough terrains because of the hypnotic scenic beauty of the land woven with the hospitality and simplicity of the humble people and the adventurous spirit of the place.
Cold Desert – Ladakh
Why To Go
Things To Do
What to Eat & Where
The local food has Tibetan, Nepalese and Kashmiri influence. Leh has numerous eateries, cafeterias and restaurants. Do try the roof top cafes for some amazing views. In the remote and isolated places outside Leh just the basic local dishes are available. Do not forget to try Butter Tea, momos, Tigmoand Thukpa. Cholak, Khambirand Ladakhi Pulao are some mouth-watering Ladakhi delicacies.