Leh-Ladakh, heaven on earth
Leh-Ladakh is the land of high passes which leaves you spellbound and captures your heart with it’s rugged beauty and simplicity. There is something so serene about arid, jagged mountains framing picturesque Gumbas that anyone is left speechless. The coloured prayer flags fluttering in the wind contrast with the whitewashed stupas. This heaven on earth welcomes you with smiling faces and heart-warming food and ensures that one leaves with memories that last a lifetime. A Leh-Ladakh bike trip is easily one of those things you must do before you die.
Leh-Ladakh is an adventure incarnate! Adventurous sports lure travellers from around the globe.
The challenging landscape in the lap of Himalayas has a number of adventure sports activities on offer, sure to satisfy any enthusiast. Friends can enjoy various activities ranging from scaling the peaks of Himalayas with trekking and mountaineering to white water rafting on the swift rivers. One can also have fun bike riding through the high altitude passes and camping.
The best of routes for a trek are: The Chadar trek on frozen Zanskar river, Hemis Gompa via Kongmaru La and Liker to Khaltse trek. For mountaineering, the sites are, Nun and Kun Peak (7135 m), Konglacha peak (6700 m) and Kantaka (5275 m). The best time for trek and mountaineering being June to October. You along with your pals can also go white water rafting on the following routes, Nimmu – Phey, Upshi – Kharu or Kharu – Spituk, the best time for it being July to September.
Nubra Valley is the home to a good number of snow and spotted leopards, lynx, grey wolf, Himalayan Musk Deer and Blue sheep and the one factor that makes the Pangong Lake so popular is the fact that it keeps changing colours.
Every year when the roads open up around August, riders from all over the world come to explore this mesmerising land on motorbike road trip. The impulse of riding through the highest passes of world, breath taking views, stops at ancient villages, monasteries and away from the civilization is amazing. The best destinations being Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. These destination are pretty famous for their roads and scenes. Nubra Valley is the home to a good number of snow and spotted leopards, lynx, grey wolf, Himalayan Musk Deer and Blue sheep and the one factor that makes the Pangong Lake so popular is the fact that it keeps changing colours. The first glance of this alluring lake and its blue waters is enough to leave a lasting impression on your mind. One can also camp and enjoy bonfire along the lake. Talking about roads, the Khardungla pass, also known as the highest motorable pass is not to be missed. The army maintains it throughout the year and its one of the most daring roads to be driving along, adventure seekers can be seen on their heavy vehicles cruising through and enjoying the scenic beauty.
The best time to visit Leh-Ladakh is between April and June. However, winter in Leh-Ladakh has an exceptional charm of its own. For the adventurous-at-heart, winter is the perfect opportunity to experience Leh-Ladakh in its authentic self; all covered up with inches deep snow. Every season in the beautiful stretches of Leh-Ladakh is a treat to the wanderer’s soul unless of course there is too much snowfall or a scary blizzard. One can also, camp, enjoy quad biking and mountain biking, take Camel safaris and play polo or try archery while in Leh-Ladakh.
Hotels and restaurants
While you visit, the best hotels to stay in are: The Grand Dragon Ladakh, Hotel Singge Palace and Sia La Guesthouse. In order to munch good food, the restaurants to not miss are: For local cuisine visit The Tibetan Kitchen and Chopstick Noodle Bar, for Indian cuisine visit Bon Appetit, Lamayuru restaurant and Summer Harvest.
The memoir of this heaven on earth gets embedded for lifetime. Leh Ladakh won’t leave any page unturned to amaze you with its diverse beauty and thrilling adventurous sports. Come and feel mesmerised till the bone.
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