Ladakh- affectionately called the roof of the world is a fascinating destination known for Himalayan landscapes, age-old monasteries, colorful gompas and well-known Buddhist culture. Along with this the adventure sports facilities also fascinate tourists during their visit to this land of high passes.
Ladakh: The Land of Himalayan landscapes and Colorful Monasteries Ladakh the Land of Passes and the Roof of the World is a region of Jammu and Kashmir located between altitudes of 2,750 meters to 7,672 meters above sea level. It is the panoramic region of India which is bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram Ranges. Ancient monasteries, picturesque mountain lanes, colorful markets, stunning views of the Himalayas and beauty of colorful gompas are the known Ladakh attractions which summon scores of tourists from several parts of the globe. The rough terrain and rocky cliffs of Himalayan region are the premier drawcard for adventure buffs during their Ladakh Trip. Some of the known attractions in Ladakh are: Monasteries: Ladakh is the land of many historical monasteries which are also known as Gompas. These monasteries belong to the Mahayana or the Hinayana sects of Buddhism where Buddhist monks and nuns live, study and practice their religion and faith. It is among the famous attractions of this place where scores of tourists flock in large number to see the rich collection of Buddhist artifacts. The Ladakh monasteries own rich collection of Buddhist relics like Thangka paintings, murals, sculptures, scriptures and Buddha idols which gives deep insight into the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. The entire valley is dotted with monasteries of all kinds which belong to various orders or schools of Buddhism. Some of the world famous monasteries of Ladakh are Thiksey, Hemis, Lekir, Rizong, Lamayuru and Alchi. Trekking: Ladakh is a heaven for trekkers offering many trekking tours ranging from short, daylong, trans-mountain treks which involves weeks of walking and camping in the wilderness. Some of the preferred trekking routes are Stok Kangri trek, Nubra Valley Trek, Likir to Temisgam, Trans Zanskar trek and more. Generally the trekking season begins in early June and lasts till mid October. The Chadar trek over the frozen Zanskar River in winter is one of the most exciting treks, which can be taken from mid January to the end of February. River Rafting: The fun, thrill and excitement of rafting in the high-rise foaming river summons scores of rafters and adventure lovers from several parts of the globe. The Indus River, Zaskar and their major tributaries are major rafting destinations of this place. River rafting is the best way to explore the picturesque Himalayan landscapes which consist of deep canyons, snow-covered peaks, hilltop monasteries, hillside villages, and unique wildlife. The best time for river rafting tourism in Ladakh is from June to October. The scenic views of mighty Himalayas, the well-known Buddhist customs, age-old culture, colorful Monasteries and availability of adventure activities always attracted number of tourists to Ladakh from across the globe. The rough terrain, rocky cliffs, snowcapped peaks, panoramic beauty of Himalayas, colorful monasteries and age-old Buddhist culture are the known Ladakh attractions which summon tourists from across the world. Ladakh Adventure Tour is the best way to explore the diverse natural as well as cultural beauty of this region.
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