Ladakh is known for its rugged terrains, untouched natural beauty and Buddhist monasteries perched on top of the mountains. The best time to visit Ladakh is between April and September when the temperature is between 20 and 30 degrees Celcius. The sky remains clear and the nights are pleasant. The place receives heavy snowfall from November till March and the roads become inaccessible. Ladakh is also popular among trekkers as it has many popular trekking routes. The nearest airport is the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport of Leh which is well connected with Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar by direct flight. One can also reach Ladakh by road either by taking the Srinagar – Leh highway or the Manali – Leh highway. If you are planning a trip to Ladakh, here are some of the major attractions for you to consider.
- Tso Moriri Lake
Situated at an altitude of 4,595m, this is the largest high altitude lake in India. The lake lies between Ladakh and Tibet and is only accessible during summer.
- Pangong Lake
This is the famous lake which was seen in the Bollywood movie ‘3 idiots’. Located at an altitude of 4,350m, Pangong Lake is a five-hour drive from Leh and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
- Zanskar Valley
One of the desolate places in the Himalayan ranges, Zanskar valley is known for its snow-covered steep terrains. The best time to visit Zanskar valley is between June and September when the road is clear. It remains closed during winter due to heavy snowfall.
- Khardung-la pass
This is the highest motorable road in the world! A ride through this difficult pass en route to Nubra Valley is definitely thrilling and a rewarding one considering the dramatic changes in the landscape that you encounter along the way.
- Nubra Valley
Known for its sand dunes and double humped camels, this tri-armed valley is a popular tourist destination in Ladakh and is mostly known for its double humped camels. The best time to visit Nubra valley is between July and September.
- Spituk Gompa
Perched on the top of the mountain, this is one of the popular monasteries in Ladakh.
- Hemis National Park
The largest national park of South Asia, it offers shelter to some of the endangered species including Tibetan wolf, leopards, Asiatic ibex, red fox, and Eurasian brown bear.