Do you love trekking and would like to carry it out when on a holiday? You should visit Ladakh that is situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh and Kargil portions of Ladakh belong to India. Ladakh means ‘land of high passes’. When in Leh, visit the Leh Palace, the Royal family of Ladakh still owns it. Chamba temple lies a little ahead of the palace and is a single roomed shrine with a mighty icon of Maitreya or the future Buddha. Next on your visit chart here, you should visit the Sankar Gompa, a very old monastery. You can help yourself to Yak butter tea offered by the extremely hospitable monks, at this monastery. Thikse Monastery is the other famous monastery here that has a statue of Maitreya that is 49 ft high and is portrayed in a lotus seated position, unusually different from the other representations. Ladakh is called a trekkers paradise. The snow clad peaks, barren terrain and the translucent lakes, attract tourists to this place. Treks are open only from June to October. For your shopping needs, you should visit the Tibetan Refugee Market on the Old Leh Road. You can carry back cymbals that have religious themes, which are referred to in meditation, and also sonorous bowls, made of nine metals like cymbals. You can shop for decorative brass, copper trumpets, unpolished silver, turquoise jewellery, Ladaki bangles, Thangka paintings, music bowls and many more artistic pieces.Visit Sham Valley if you would like to trek at a lower altitude. This is the reason why this valley is called the ‘Baby trek’. Enroute you will come across a lot of monasteries and also get to see some typical local villages.
Ladakh Tour Packages. Destination : Leh-, Sham Valley & Pangong Lake.