Ladakh an important region administered by India as a union territory and constituting a neighborhood of the larger Kashmir region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which has been the topic of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947. It is bordered by the the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh to the south, Tibet Autonomous Region to the east, both the Indian-administered union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan to the west, and therefore the southwest corner of Xinjiang across the Karakoram Pass within the far north. It extends from the Siachen Glacier within the Karakoram to the north to the most Great Himalayas to the south. The eastern end, consisting of the uninhabited Aksai Chin plains, is proclaimed by the Indian Government as a region of Ladakh, and is under the control of China since 1962. Until 2019, Ladakh was a neighborhood of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pangong Tso lake found fame because of the movie of famous actor Aamir Khan (3 Idiots) so that’s why, this place deserves to get on your itinerary of places to go to in Ladakh. Pack a sweet picnic basket and head with your folks to the lake and maybe even camp next to it as you enjoy every moment of peace and tranquillity.
Rent a Himalayan and go nuts on the road to Khardung-la pass. The pass is a gateway to the Nubra as well as Shyok valley and is one of the most elevated motorable terrains worldwide. Interestingly, the roads were opened in 1988 for vehicles to pass through. Cruisers and Himalayans considered to be the simplest means to travel here, to experience the rugged great thing about the journey.
Famous for its white sand deserts and double-humped camels, Nubra Valley is certainly one among the simplest places to go to in Ladakh. Not just the scenic slopes of Karakoram range but also the confluence of Shyak and Siachen rivers is what makes Nubra valley an exquisite voyage!
Imagine a sparkling blue lake nestled in the midst of rugged surroundings. That, my friends, is Tso Moriri lake. Being 15000 ft above sea level in a rather rough environment is this tiny paradise. The place is usually not considered ideal by many tourists thanks to the high altitude at which it stands proudly. However, with its impeccably undisturbed ambiance, it would be shame to miss this place.
Located at the heart of Nubra valley is this quaint Diskit Monastery. Sightseeing in Ladakh is literally incomplete without a visit to this monastery which was founded back in the 14th century. The calming aura of the gompa will certainly transport you to an entire new world.
The Leh Palace is located on the top of Tsemo Hill and has a rich history. Built of stones, wood, mud and sand, the 9-storied palace has some beautiful artistic ruins in display to let tourists see how the royals lived. The intriguing architecture is a further perk of visiting the palace.
The Namgyal Tsemo Gompa is yet one more lovely monastery set within the coarse background of the snow-capped Himalayas. It has views of the rough terrains and lovely snow-clad mountain tops. Witnessing something so diverse and beautiful is what makes the monastery’s location ideal.