Leh Ladakh is a magnificent and unexplored location in the outskirts of the Himalayas. It is that one spot which can be considered as a heaven by everyone looking out to explore their indomitable love for adventure and nature admiration. The flawless spot is indeed blessed with incredible topography consisting of hilly terrains, high altitude peaks and the lush green grasslands . It is also popularly known as the Land of Passes. The most popular tourist attraction in Ladakh is the Pangong Lake. This lake does not remain blue throughout the year; rather it changes its colours from azure to light blue to green and grey as per time. This unique feature makes it a popular tourist spot. Ladakh Lake is also the same spot where the superhit Bollywood movie “3 Idiots” was shot.
Rafting spots in Ladakh
River rafting is considered as one of the top adventure sports in Ladakh. Beside only offering an unique rafting experience, the Indus waters in Ladakh also traverse through spectacular sceneries, monasteries and villages. While the rafting expeditions on the Zanskar River are also majestic. Known as the Grand Canyon of India. Zanskar river region holds high cliff-like gorges at certain places that serve the beauty. With varied rafting choices and options depending on the season, personal physical fitness, cost and experience, Ladakh also offers grade one to grade four range of rapids.
The beautiful location has some of the amazing spots to explore and admire. One can also trek along the side of the river as there are some of the most challenging treks of India present over here. The Chadar Trek also known as the Frozen River Expedition is one of the most unique and challenging treks present in India. The Chadar trek is ideally located in Zanskar.
Leh Ladakh bike trips are quite famous. One can enjoy the ride on various motorable roads present on this terrain. It is at an elevation of 5602 metres and provides charismatic scenery. The road also serves as the gateway to Shyok and Nubra Valley. Thus one can travel with the help of an inner permit card and explore Ladak. While the other one is Tanglang La. It is a high mountain covered road which is located on the Leh-Manali highway and is about a few kilometres away from Leh. The Tanglang La is situated at a height of 5,358 metres, and is the second-highest mountain pass after Khardung-La Pass.
Places to visit
Leh Ladakh also has some religious and spiritual spots. The famous Shanti Stupa is present over here and there are many monasteries also present. The Shanti Stupa is a white-domed Buddhist monument which is popular among all Indians. It is a religious place for Buddhists and is known to hold the relics of Buddha. Shanti Stupa is a perfect getaway for both looking to obtain peace from offering prayers to God and those waiting to get mesmerised by nature’s fascinating beauty.
The main highlight of the Shey monastery present over here is the 39ft tall Shakyamuni Buddha statue. One needs to take special permission to visit the monastery. You can also visit the Shey Palace and admire the heritage and facts of the location. Lamayuru Monastery which is the oldest and largest monastery in Ladakh. The location is an ideal breakpoint between the Kargil-Leh route.
The beautiful place also has a wildlife sanctuary which can be explored and cherished. Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at an altitude of about 4000-9000 feet in the Ladakhi Changthang Plateau. There are a vast range of exotic flora and fauna that attribute the sanctuary to be the second-largest nature reserve. One can enjoy the natural charisma and admire the traits of nature at peace.
Ladakh is a location where one can enjoy many activities at peace. There are a wide range of spots to roam and explore. You can also enjoy Bactrian camel rides while roaming around the Nubra Valley.