Leh-Ladakh is bound by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram. This place is magical and frankly, you will be speechless when you set foot in Leh. With the best time to visit this place is after April till November, here is a list of what all we think you can see and do here.
Zanskar and Ladakh Mountain Ranges
The huge mountain ranges of Zanskar and Ladakh will be the site which will soothe your eyes. Yes, these are the ranges that be your companions through most of your trip. Just imagine the steep terrains covered with snow reflecting the heavenly skies, the loud rivers rushing through these mountains. You will forget the hustle bustle of your city here is what we can guarantee.
Pangong Tso Lake: The Lake From '3 Idiots'
Do you recall the beautiful lake from 3 Idiots where Chatur lost it all? It is what you will see here, the breathtaking Pangong-Tso lake which stretches from India to Bhutan. Since its a camping site, you will have a lot of genuine travellers around you with whom you converse and exchange notes on the information they might have about the nearby places if you are interested in mingling with the likeminded. The only catch is, boating is not allowed here.
Tso Moriri Lake
Remember the paintings we used to make as innocent kids in school? The blue sky, mountains, calm blue water and lush green grass? That is exactly what you will witness here! The serene landscape of the Tso Moriri lake is something you have to treat your eyes and senses too.
Managed by the Border Roads Organization, Kardung-la Pass is the gateway to the north but mind you, it is not exactly a road per se. However, being at such a height, one has to take extreme care of health. What looks beautiful here are the numerous Tibetan flags which they ward off bad spirits and keep you safe.
Now this place looks like a miracle as it is a desert in the snowy region. The sand dunes of the Nubra Valley give you a very Arabian Nights like experience. Heard of the famous two-humped camels? Those too are found in the region. How did the desert come here? Well, it is said that The origin of the desert is supposed to be the Tethis Sea from the depths of which the Himalayas are said to have risen.
Scientifically, we still don't know why this happens here but if you leave your vehicle at the base of the hill with the brakes unlocked, it will start moving uphill slowly on its own. Probably this is the way this place beckons you to go on this trip!
A monastery perched on the hills, Spituk is famous for its beautifully carved location at the top of a hill. Although the surrounding mountains are much taller, the view from the monastery is still pretty amazing.
Seen those movies with the spectacular night sky, stars sparkling? This is the place which will make you live that moment. Time your trip with the shooting star time, who knows your wishes might just come true?