Ready to step out of your comfort zone and enjoy some great adventures in the cold desert landscape of rugged Ladakh? There is much that you can do in Ladakh – from trekking to hiking to exploring its varied landscape dotted with Buddhist monasteries perched majestically on mountain tops and with prayer flags swaying gently in the breeze. Leh is the base camp to explore the Ladakh region. This beautiful town in a way is a window to Ladakh in that you can get a glimpse of the landscape and the things you can expect to do. If you are looking for an adventure holiday in Ladakh, here are some options you can consider.
- Motorbike rides
Motorbiking through the rugged terrains is truly a rewarding experience. Ladakh has some of the highest roads in the world – definitely, riding a bike at an altitude of 18,000 feet is not easy but surely worth a try!
The unexplored scenic beauty and the rugged terrains of Ladakh offer plenty of trekking options – both for beginners and experienced trekkers. The best time to trek in Ladakh is from June to October when the weather remains favourable. Some of the popular trek routes include the Chadar trek on the frozen Zanskar river, Spituk to Markha valley, Hemis Gompa via KongMaru La and many more!
- White Water Rafting
The Zanskar and the Indus are the two main rivers in Ladakh that offer whitewater rafting opportunity. The best time for rafting is between July and September when the rivers gain momentum. The rapids range from Grade 1 to Grade 4.
Camping in Ladakh is a truly exhilarating experience. Imagine staying in a camp, star gazing at night and getting close to nature – sounds exciting, right? Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Thiksey Monastery are some of the popular camping sites in Ladakh.
- Jeep safari
Ladakh is known for its untouched scenic beauty. A jeep safari is definitely worth a try to explore and witness the natural beauty of the place. Explore some of the oldest monasteries, lakes, passes and remote villages through a jeep safari.
- Buddhist Monasteries
Ladakh has a sizable Buddhist population and monasteries are an integral part of the landscape. The more famous ones include the Diskit monastery, which you will encounter on the way to Nubra Valley while passing through Khardungla Pass, the highest motorable road in the world.
If you are planning an adventure holiday in Ladakh, we at IHVoyager can help you with logistics and tour guides. Get the best of Ladakh holiday experience by travelling with us!