To paint a picture of Ladakh in a single stroke is difficult. Its vast and varied natural splendour, with the snow capped peaks, rugged mountainous terrain, beautiful lakes, cold deserts, mighty rivers and deep heritage make it a mosaic of natural beauty.
Known as ‘the broken moon’, the ancient land of Ladakh is set in a spectacular environment. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest ranges, the Karakoram to the North and the Great Himalayas to the south, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.
Enjoy an adventurous trek through the mountains or relax near the beautiful blue waters of Pangong and Tsomoriri Lakes.
Ladakh was once a main trade and travel centre on the fabled Silk Route. The glorious past of the ancient mountain kingdom can still be explored today in the old palaces and forts that dot the landscape.
Ladakh is a prominent centre of Buddhism, with monasteries that have spanned the ages.
The Great Tibetan Buddhist Centres at Hemis and Lamayuru date back to as early as the 11th century. In fact, the Hemis Monastery existed even before those dates, and was re-established in 1672.