The word Ladakh means “the land of many passes” once really feels it when they enter Ladakh by road way either through Srinagar or Manali highway. It is part of the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the northern most tip of India sharing borders with Pakistan, China and the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh.It lies between the two highest Mountain ranges of the world — the Himalayan range in the South and the karakuram range in the North . This area is the highest inhabited region in India and the river Indus with its tributaries flows through the ranges. Ladakh is also described as " LITTLE TIBET" because of its close cultural & trading relations with Tibet .
Ladakh is an exotic destination for all seasons and for all reasons which is opened for tourist in 1974 since then a large number of tourist were travelling to Ladakh to see its unspoiled beauty which is so amazing , so natural which extremely difficult to describe and it is best that each person absorbs it with own eyes. You would better to visit Leh with a better camera because you will love to click every bit of Leh and its surroundings. A land with numerous undulating meadows and valleys, exciting peak and mysterious caves, majestic mountains and glaciers, powerful geysers of hot springs, barren landscapes and beautiful lakes, Innumerable species of birds and rare wildlife, You can also find some of the highest motorable roads in Himalayas. Ladakh is a mysterious storehouse of endless discoveries.
It is a great destination and one should visit it at least once in a life time to taste its different culture, people, food, climate everything, besides it is also a favourite hiking place which is known by a some great hikers around country. There is so much to explore without any guidance. One of our ex-Chief Ministers, Sh. Gulam Nabi Azad has rightly said that those who cannot afford to go to the moon should visit Ladakh for a better experience.
A visit to this moonland will be an experience for a life time that will makes you visit this holistic land again and again .
“ If you are not there you are missing something.”