An area, which is known to occupy the western edge of the Tibetan Plateau in Northwest India, the vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture and spectacular landscape has enchanted tourists from across the world. Ladakh is dotted with colourful monasteries, surrounded by magnificent mountains with snow-capped peaks, black-billed magpies and narrow stretches of trees along water channels. Whether you are a cultural connoisseur or an avid adventure enthusiast a trip to Ladakh is sure to leave you spell-bound. This oasis of tranquillity and natural beauty is an ideal retreat for those who live in cosmopolitan cities.
Most of Ladakh is yet only accessible by foot (century old foot paths that were used by villagers and traders) and exploring the region in this manner is known to be extremely fascinating. There are plenty of trails which pass through ancient monasteries, arid canyons, glacier covered mountains and farming villages. Trekking in this area is known to be the main highlight if on a vacation to this region. There are numerous trekking routes which are known for their popularity. It is easy to find out which are the best treks to go for from different travel companies online which offer a variety of Ladakh holiday packages.
There are many family packages which are offered by these companies as well as customised Ladakh tour & travel packages. These trips often include sightseeing destinations, meals and transfers. They may include different destinations to visit in Ladakh. A person can easily read the itineraries that have been prepared by the travel company to see if it aligns with their holiday idea.
Some of the different towns in Ladakh include Leh, Kargil, Choglamsar and Turtuk. Visiting all of these small towns and areas in Ladakh are known to offer you a unique picture of Ladakh.
· Leh: Leh is known to be the largest town in Ladakh. It is an excellent base for exploring the rest of Ladakh. One can find many good guest houses as well as restaurants here.
· Choglamsar: Choglasmar is known to be a very small town in Ladakh, which can easily be accessed by minibuses which run to and from Leh. It is almost a suburb and has a large Tibetan community.
· Kargil: Known to be the key area to access the Zanskar area, Kargil is a necessary stop along the way from Leh to Srinagar and the Vale of Kashmir.
· Turtuk: This remote and literally uninhabited village is located on the line of control between Pakistan-administered Baltistan and Indian-administered-Kashmir.