Snow-capped Himalayan peaks, entrancing valleys, serene glacial rivers, high mountain passes and an unmatched spiritual bliss, Leh, the colourful capital of the Leh-Ladakh District of North Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, has always been on the radars of intrepid travellers. The quaint little town is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and cultural enthusiasts alike, inviting them to spend few rejuvenating days in the lap of Mother Nature, away from deafening noises of the crowded metropolitan lives.
Leh-Ladakh is often referred to as the ‘Land of Buddhism’; uncountable monasteries, stupas and chortens peppered through the region offer an unmatched religious experience to all the spirituality-seekers. The little town also has in its store, a number of tourist attractions for history lovers; scores of ancient forts and palace scatter throughout and provide for a magnificent sneak-peek into region’s rich past. Nestled in the lap of Indus River Valley and perched at an elevation of around 3500 metres above sea level in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Leh is a thriving holiday destination in North India which is best known for its enchanting scenery dotted with majestic snow-laden Himalayan peaks, mystical valleys, torrential rivers and deep gorges.
This little place is not only a heaven for nature enthusiasts but, also an empyrean for passionate adventure lovers and thrill seekers who specially travel here from different corners of the globe to satiate their adrenaline-filled desires for an unprecedented adventure of trekking, mountain biking, river rafting and high-altitude camping; Leh’s neighbouring valleys of ‘Nubra’ and ‘Markha’ count amongst the most popular trekking destinations and offer an exciting potpourri of blissful scenic charm amalgamated with challenging heights that are just enough to leave even most experienced of the trekkers with some hair-raising memories for their lifetime.
For adventure lovers interested in tasting the fun of high altitude camping, the ever-enchanting ‘Pangong Lake’ makes for a bewitching spot and provides with an experience simply beyond words. Just in case, one is intrigued with an idea of river-rafting, ‘Indus River’ flowing across the city serves as an excellent host and leaves all the thrill seekers with the ‘never-before adrenaline-charged’ experience, filled with exhilaration of torrential rapids and icy cold waters sending a chill down their spines.Leh is a city soaked in pristine aura of Buddhism; chortens, stupas, fluttering prayer flags and Mani stones mark their presence in every nook and corner, and are seen as pious symbols of the almighty protecting the Himalayan land from mayhems of nature.
Scores of ancient Buddhist monasteries also scatter through the town and count amongst top places to visit, perfect for the travellers heading here seeking an unmatched spiritual bliss. While ‘Namgyal Tsemo Gompa’, ‘Thiksey Monastery’, ‘Shey Monastery’ and ‘Spituk Gompa’ are the most popular in Leh, the ‘Hemis Monastery’ located just 45 km. off the main city is the most revered and leaves one with a devout experience simply unprecedented. Festivals are an integral part of the culture of Leh-Ladakh and needless to say, this is perhaps what makes the people here keep going in most inhospitable of the weather and climatic conditions.
For those who are up for an unsurpassed cultural extravaganza in this Buddhist city, must plan their holidays during the ‘Hemis Festival’ which is celebrated in the months of June/July with great pomp and show. Ladakhi men and women decked up in their colourful and traditional attires, heart-captivating ‘Cham Masked Dance’ performances by lamas, unusual religious rituals and delectable regional cuisine, are few of the major highlights of this festival and which are sure to get engraved in memories of travellers forever.
Just in case you are fascinated by Leh’s unmatched offerings and are looking for a holiday package for this quaint little hill town of Jammu & Kashmir, we are here with a lucrative deal offering our customers, Leh-Ladakh packages at most discounted prices. Ones interested in these packages, are most welcome to contact our travel helplines either through phone or by posting an email; and our representatives would get back with all the required details in the shortest possible time. Not to explicitly mention, having an experience in the travel industry for more than a decade, we can guarantee best of the services, be it accommodation arrangements, hotel pick and drops, organizing sightseeing tours or arranging treks and wildlife excursions. With our tour packages, tourists also need not worry on arranging tour permits and permissions; our staff well takes care of such needs and does their best in making our guests’ holiday experience most extraordinary.
Located in the remote corner of Ladakh region, finding an accommodation in Zanskar is not an easy affair. The enchanting little valley is dotted with a handful of Jammu & Kashmir government run tourist lodges, bungalows and rest houses, an advance booking and prior permission from District Commissioner office is a must.