Holidaying in Ladakh: The land of high passes

Lakes and PassesLadakh is a land like no other. It is bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, The Great Himalaya and Karakoram. Lies at altitudes ranging from 9000ft to 26000ft, it is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in India and in the world. The temperature ranges from 25 degree Celsius in summers to minus 35 degree Celsius in winters. It has a mixed population of Buddhists and Muslims.

During your summer breaks if you are looking for a peaceful holiday with little adventure at a picturesque place, then Ladakh is the ideal destination. Ladakh is called the land of high passes. . Huge mountain ranges, beautiful lakes, snow peaked mountains, glaciers, numerous passes, army camps, clear skies, flora and fauna are the major tourist attractions and attract tourists from all over the world. It is a high altitude desert.

There many ways of getting there like flight, bus, car, and motorcycle. If you want to travel by motorcycle, may- June is the best time to travel as the routes are clear and open. However, there are many precautions to be taken before starting your journey with your own vehicle as you don’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Ladakh is a perfect location for trekkers. For a traveler with a number of months in hand it is possible to travel from one end of Ladakh to the other. However there are various precautions to be taken into consideration while going on such a trip as people sometimes get lost and die.

Ladakh is not only home to the most beautiful and serene monasteries you’ll ever see, it is also a land of rich beauty and in fact it’s the natural beauty that hits you hard because it is a barren beauty. You will be perplexed, amazed, mesmerized or maybe hypnotized for that matter when you witness the land that is so heavenly and serene. Some travelers often are at a loss to understand how something so barren could be so beautiful. It is said that Ladakh is the only place where a man sitting in sun with his feet in the shade can suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time..!!

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