Leh, the capital of Ladakh and the mystic land of India, is set among gorgeous Himalayas with sky-scrapping peaks. Mountains dominate the landscape around the Leh as it is at an altitude of 3500m. This area is the highest inhabited region of India and the River Indus with its tributaries flows through the ranges. Ladakh is a separate province of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and distinct in its culture and topography. It is a region which was opened to tourists only a few years ago. Since then, foreign tourists, particularly a large number of young visitors are traveling to Ladakh to see its unspoiled beauty. Leh and Ladakh are rather young as tourist destination in global map with its undiscovered destinations, its scenic splendor of the soaring mountains and pristine valleys coupled with the vibrancy of its cultural life.
Leh was an important stopover in historical “Silk Route”. In fact, several traditional and ancient trade routes used to converge in here.
Best season to visit Leh is between May and November. The flight into Leh, is an exciting experience as you fly over the dramatic regions of the Himalayas, the Great Himalayan, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram.
Ladakh is known for adventure tourism and it offers good range of variety such as trekking, jeep safari, biking and cycle trekking. Other attractions of this are its people and culture, cuisine, and handicraft. Ladakh witnesses a surge of tourists incoming during the famous Hemis Festival, typically takes place around June—July.
You know about deserts which are hot; to experience the cold desert of India, you must visit Ladakh.
TIME TO TRAVEL (Indicative)
April--Mid May (YES)
Mid May--July (YES)
August--Mid September (NO)
Mid September--Mid October (YES)
Mid October--Mid November (NO)
Mid November--March (NO)