Trekking in Ladakh

Ladakh is also known as Land of High Passes, the Land of Gompa, the Land of Nomad, one of the most sought after destination, when it comes to reaping pleasure out of adventure activities and sports. Sited in the northernmost part of India, Ladakh is at a distance of some seven kilometers from the Indus River and its extensive valley. India is rich with places in the north that are copious with scenic beauty and ample scope for adventure and fun.

Proudly possessing high mountainous terrains that have altitudes ranging from 9,000 feet (2,750 m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672 m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram, Ladakh has India's most fun-filled trekking routes. Additionally, the temperature in summers seldom exceed about 27°C in the shade, while in winter they may plunge to minus 20°C in Leh.

Apart from bone chilling temperatures and high mountainous terrains, Ladakh is also reckoned as a major Buddhist center since 3rd century AD. The eastern region of Ladakh has been under major influence of Buddhism while Islam has slowly developed in Ladakh's western regions owing to the infamous invasion of Ladakh by Tibet in the 8th century. In addition to this historical actuality, the troupes of gompas inhabiting here such as Shey, Alchi, Hemis and Lamayuru, have fascinated holy Buddhists and interested voyagers from all over the globe.

Ladakh is considered as an ecstasy for trekkers and many more adventure lovers owing to the presence of one of the world's most high mountainous terrains and steep routes. Some of the most fascinating and most dreamt of mountain ranges are Greater Himalaya and the Karakoram, and two others, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Luring adventure junkies from all across the world, Ladakh has a plethora of popular trek routes like Spituk to Markha Valley, Lamayuru Gompa to Chilling and Likir to Temisgam, Stok Kangri trek, Nubra Valley Trek, Trans Zanskar trek, Rupshu Valley trek and much more. The popular Zanskar River proffers the most demanding and testing rafting experience as a part of the river remains frozen during the winters. Such challenging conditions demand for a real caliber to put your limits at stake.

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