About Ladakh

About Ladakh

In general, Ladakh is considered to be a high altitude and most advanced mountainous region which is surrounded by Karakoram and Great Himalayas. The Great Himalayas ranges from the south and Karakoram Range from the north. By visiting here, you are having more possibility in exploring a lot of interesting places in a most advanced manner. This place is preferred by most nature lovers which are having awesome physical features that are set in a most spectacular and vast environment.

Ladakh is mainly described as the ‘Moonland’ due to its unique and most advanced lunar landscape. This place is very close to the millennium since it is considered to be the best and most independent mountain kingdom. Every year, most of the tourist people are visiting this place along with their family to have fun most extraordinarily. Leh is the royal capital and this was the most important crossroads of Asia.

The stopping point of this place on the ancient migration routes of the trans-Himalayas is connecting central Asia along with the sub-continent of India. The old caravan routes will lead you westward via Kashmir to the Silk roads from here. Then it will take eastward across the Chang-thang highlands to China and Tibet,northward across the Karakorum Pass to Central Asia. Then you can travel southward via the present-day Himachal Pradesh to the Indian plains.

At present, most of the travellers have travelled through this area and most of the people are settling here for their own needs and requirement. This gives a most advanced characteristic to its population from east, rulers, Tibetan settlers and invaders, from the north, Yarkand to traders, from the west, later day invaders and early dard settlers from Baltistan. Then here, Dogra conquerors are traveling from Jammu on the southern side.

Those who settled in Ladakh has established this place as cultural heritage and following all kind of tradition most effectively. This is best for Buddhist people since for the past 5 centuries, most of the people follow the Buddhism tradition. Therefore this place is especially suitable for Buddhist people. It is also to be noted that, 19th-century Moravian missionaries have brought the Christianity community here and in the 16th century, the Islam community has stepped into this region.

For more number of centuries, devoted pilgrims and Silk Road caravans have passed through these crossroads. This has endowed the region with the meeting of artistic and religious traditions. This fined certain expression in its monasteries, monuments, the lifestyle of the people, and various cultural traditions. After that, it is has been protected by huge mountain ramparts, Ladakh that stays as a pure enclave of Tibetan Buddhism to date.

Reaching Leh:

Through one hour flight travel, you can reach Leh which is closely connected to New Delhi. Based on your comfort and requirement, you can book a flight from any airline and then reach here without any issues. From June to September, Indian airlines operate flights regularly without any delay. During the rest of the months, they will operate flights 4 times a week regularly. During the summer season, jet airways are operating flights two times a day and one time the rest of the season to Leh. You can also consider booking flights from Air Vistara since it operates flights one time a day. Here, flights are in demand, hence you need to book your flight perfectly based on your need and requirement. You can book the flight along with your family or friends. The price is reasonable and hence you can do it now.

Road Journeys:

Road journeys are interesting to visit Ladakh. The travel through road can be possible from Kashmir and Manali. Proceed further to find out more about the road journey in a most enhanced manner.

Road Journey from Kashmir:

Here, Srinagar to Leh national highway is mainly considered to be an overland process into Ladakh from Kashmir city. It is a 434-km long highway. This highway follows the most popular trade between Tibet or Central Asia and India broadly. This spot mainly runs across Zoji-La which is away from 3505m or 11500ft. The high pass can be found near Zanskar from the range of the Great Himalayas. This has been generally opened for vehicular traffic during May month in a most advanced manner. This kind of most comfortable road journey from Kashmir mainly offers you to possible introduction to the people and land of Ladakh areas.

At a particular stage, when you are going to cross the Zoji-la watershed, suddenly you will leave the Kashmir lushness, and then it will enter into the trans-Himalayan landscape’s barren contours. Drass is the initial time over the pass which is mainly inhabited by the major population of Dard origin. This is having the continuous reputation of being the 2nd coldest place around the world. The clumps of willow and standing crops provide a pleasant and gentle look in summer when such has been opened. The valley will narrow down to almost a gorge after drass, which will open up here and there to let small patches as the terraced cultivation. Here you have to know the fact that, Kargil town is considered to be the second major town of Ladakh. It is also a Headquarters of the Kargil district.

During this time, your journey will be held on for some hours for the overnight stay. Now you can take a rest in this hotel and relax more to stay fit for next day trip. The next day you are going to leave Kargil. Here the road gets divided into valleys and ridges of the Zanskar range. This will pass through the valleys of Mulek and Pashkyum very effectively. When you are at mulbek, you can admire and have a look at the gigantic rock statue of Maitreya Buddha. This is an age old statue, which is constructed between the seventh to eighth centuries. Without skipping, you have to take a look at this statue and find how great this statue was.

Fotu-la and Namika-la are the two more passes, which follow the exit of the mulbek valley very effectively. The road slides down in turns and sweeps from Fotu-la. This will pass the enormously sited monastery of the wind-eroded towers and Lamayuru, down to the Indus at Khalatse and pinnacles of the "Moonland" feature. To road perfectly follows the river from here which passes villages with their whitewashed housed and terraced fields. Finally, this Leh will be visible from the ridge, which will be dominated by the most impressive Leh Palace. This Leh Palace was constructed during the 17th century.

Road Journeys:

Here, the Manali to Leh road is 473km away, which is open for you from the early month of June through the end of September. This road has been passed through various barren areas for much of its perfect length. This has been completely devoid of settled occupancy.The road that passes through the Lahoul district is considered to be a trans-Himalayan landscape. Therefore you have to take note of it. The initial major pass in this kind of road is the Rohtang pass. This has been perfect cuts via the Pir Panjal Range of the Great Himalayas in a most advanced manner. Here in Ladakh, you can find houses in different and most unique styles.

Most of the houses are built in the form of Ladakh pattern which is completely out of sun-dried bricks. This is the highlight of this place. The flat-roofed and white washed has been stand within the irrigated fields of the villages. This has been clinging to the slopes of your mountain. The road of Manali has been followed the Bhaga River which is available through the source and passes through few more villages until when the Ladakh territory is entered. At present, it raises the Baralacha-la which follows from Spiti. This has been getting joined into it from the southeast areas. It is mainly known for the tir-junction areas. It is considered to be the major crossing of the great Himalayan range. You can explore the watershed between the Chenab Rivers and Indus.

After that, the Zanskar range lies next to this city’s road which is cross via two passes. Those two passes are Taglang-la and Lachulung- la. There will be sand and rock, broad plains, and rolling hills sourced by dust devils that you can find between those passes in a most advanced manner.Various seasonal camps have been set up at Pang and Serchuin this region at various points through a road that depends on the requirements of travelers very effectively. Over the Taglang-la, you can quickly pass through the village where the Indus starts very effectively. Then this roadfollows the Gya River next to the Indus at Upshi. Here you can smoothly drive and reach Leh, this will be passed through the Indus valley villages of Karu, Thikse,Stakna,Choglamsar and Shey before getting into the town.

Climate Condition of Ladakh:

The climatic condition in this city will be mainly dry with no rainfall. Sometimes you can find some little amount of rainfall. Around 27 C, the temperature during summer will rarely increase in the shade. During the winter season, they may get reduced to 15 C. Mostly; snow will be surrounded all over the region during the winter season. Therefore this place can be best to reach along with your family. You can check out the mountains are filled with snow and if you prefer to spend time out there in cool places, then you can visit here during the winter season without any hesitation now.