Ladakh is located between two mighty mountain ranges - Himalayan and Karakoram. This must visit destination owns some beautiful yet challenging climbing routes. Perhaps it can be called a dream destination for every mountaineer who enjoys being with nature. Over the decades, this place has been like a second home to many mountaineers, climbers, and trekkers. It offers highlanders ample opportunity to set their feet in some less travelled routes. In fact, the government has opened 200 peaks in the Ladakh region for those who seek constant adventure and to explore the less explored places. This has attracted many global climbers and hence, this leads to increase in tourism in Ladakh.
Mountain climbing in Ladakh is not applicable to all; it requires immense fitness and serious adjustments to different altitudes. The climb can be serious with narrow and rocky tracks. This would obviously involve heavy breathing thus, people suffering from such culmination are best requested to stay away. Peak climbing in Ladakh offers a splendid view of the mountains and you can even encounter different wild species. The major attraction during the climb is the panoramic views of the Tibetan highland to the north-east side, Indian Himalaya to the east and Karakoram Range to the west. Stok Kangri summit trek is a popular trek located in Ladakh-Zanskar region that offers experienced trekkers to go for a climbing expedition. Other venturous trek that can be partaken is Kangyatse and Suru valley trek which is known as the King of all climbs in Ladakh.
Climbing expeditions in Ladakh requires a permit and you can get it from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. There are different ranges of price depending on your choice of climb. The best time to visit for mountaineering in Ladakh is from mid-May to mid-October. However, the ideal time for climbing is from the month of June to September.