top 10 Places to Visit in Ladakh
Ladakh, ‘the Land of High Passes,’ is a attractive region in Jammu and Kashmir. Snow capped peaks, clear blue skies, barren mountains with meandering rivers, Ladakh is picturesque! It’s not only known for its scenic beauty but also for some of the most hard treks. Bike lovers enjoy this trail of rugged mountains. Nature lovers can’t have enough of Ladakh. Here, we give you 10 Places to Visit in Ladakh which encapsulate lovely places that you can visit there, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
1:- Tsomoriri Lake 2:- Lingshed Monastery (Gonpa) 3:- Zanskar 4:- Sumda Chun 5:- Khardung la 6:- Thiksey Monastery 7:- Markha Valley 8:- Chang la This road is usually open all year, but it can closed anytime when the entrance is not cleared of snow. The Changla Pass is main gateway for the Changthang Plateau situated in Himalayas. The pass based on the 134 km-long (83 mi) road between the Pangong Lake and Leh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area. It claimed that pass named after supposed sadhu Changla Baba. A myth propagated by zeal of a temple at the pass to the supposed Changla Baba. 9:- Nubra Valley 10:- Hemis Monastery
Tsomoriri Lake known for its scenic splendor. The high altitude lake is set middle of Ladakh in the north, Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west. It is the highest brackish water lake in India, situated at an elevation of 15,075 ft . I found this Lake to be superior to Pangong for 2 reasons. One, the water is an incredible deep blue color and surroundings are fabulous. Two, it’s an even more remote location – few choose to come here because of the distance. There is a pristine beauty here which we relished. There are a few rare species of migratory.
Lingshed Monastery (Gonpa) is a Gelugpa Buddhist Monastery in the Zanskar region. This is the one of the oldest among other monasteries in Ladakh. Lingshed Gonpa discovered in the 12th century by the disciple of Indian famous scholar Lama Lotchawa Rinchen Zangpo. Than, Lama Changsem Sherab Zangpo extended in growth of monastery has branches of temples in surrounded villages. It houses about 60 monks. It consists of six main shrines, kitchens, store rooms and an apartment for Ngari Rinpoche or other visiting high lamas.
Zanskar is a sky high altitude semi desert lying in the Northern part of the Great Himalayan Range. Rugged, the greatest charm of this mountain hemmed Ladakhi Buddhist valley is getting there on a tour. As in Ladakh, main sights are timeless monasteries, , Stongdey, Sani and Phuktal. The latter only reachable on foot. The area’s tiny capital, Padum, is not much more than a village with a few shops. It is not a major attraction in itself, but is a key transit point. If you want to drive in or out on what remains, for now, the only access route . While days can be scorching hot, come prepared for cold nights, even in summer.
Sumda Chun is a village based at an elevation of 12,000 ft, known for a temple built by Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo. The village of Sumda Chun is accessible only by a 3 to 4 hours hike up a steep and winding river valley trail.
At an elevation of 18,379 ft . Khardung La is the world’s highest motorable road and it serves as a gateway to Shyok and Nubra valleys in Ladakh. It is no doubt one of the marvels of Leh, but you have to be careful and safe all the same. If you’ve studied science then you’ll acknowledge risks involved at such great heights.
Thiksey Monastery is the largest gompa in central Ladakh. The monastery based at an altitude of 3,600 meters. Leh is full of beautiful Monasteries and if you plan to visit all then you’ll have to plan for an extra day. But, this is a must visit the place. Most made and a reminder of the actual cultural heritage of the Ladakhis.
Markha Valley considered one of the most favoured, and scenic Ladakh treks. It is popular for its panoramic views, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and remote villages. Markha Valley is the most diverse treks in Himalayas scenery of Leh Ladakh. Its unique Buddhist culture makes it even more special. It ventures into the two high Himalayas Mountain Passes over 15000 feet. The Markha Valley Trek goes inside Hemis National park and gives an opportunity to meet nomadic families as they herd their yaks.
The Chang La (o Changla) Pass is a high mountain pass located in Ladakh, India. At an elevation of 5,360 m (17,590 ft) above the sea level, it’s said to be the third highest motorable road in the world. The pass, guarded and maintained by Indian Army , it’s covered with snow throughout the year.
Nubra Valley is a tri-armed valley located to the North-East of Ladakh valley. Nubra valley is one of the finest valleys. Greenery, sand, and water streams all at the same place. Double-humped camels found there. Roads are bumpy but the experience the cold desert on heights. Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with scanty vegetation.
Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Drukpa lineage. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava held here in early June.
1:- Tsomoriri Lake
2:- Lingshed Monastery (Gonpa)
4:- Sumda Chun
5:- Khardung la
6:- Thiksey Monastery
7:- Markha Valley
8:- Chang la
This road is usually open all year, but it can closed anytime when the entrance is not cleared of snow. The Changla Pass is main gateway for the Changthang Plateau situated in Himalayas. The pass based on the 134 km-long (83 mi) road between the Pangong Lake and Leh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area. It claimed that pass named after supposed sadhu Changla Baba. A myth propagated by zeal of a temple at the pass to the supposed Changla Baba.
9:- Nubra Valley
10:- Hemis Monastery