See the best of the region with a level of intimacy unmatched by most other modes of travel. Trails can be matched to everyone's riding ability. The treacherous ride enroute to Ladakh is full of surprises. This adventurous mountain biking journey takes you to the world's greatest motor biking roads. The journey takes you over the highest passes in the world which are Rohtang La, Baralacha La, Lachlung La and Tanglang La and the highest of them all, the Khardung La, standing proud 18,380 ft. This is considered to be the best motorcycling road in the world.
The area most frequented by foreign climbers is the Nun-Kun Massif in the Great Himalayan Range. It is accessible from the Kargil - Padum road. Among its known peaks accessible from the Suru Valley, Nun (7,135 mt) and Kun (7,077 mt) are the highest summits. Foreign climbing expeditions are required to obtain permission from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for climbing all listed peaks. A booking fee, based on the height and popularity of the allotted peak, is charged and a Liaison Officer is assigned to every climbing team. Major peaks in the Karakoram Range, accessible from various points in the Nubra Valley include Saser I (7415 mtr), Saser II (7513 mtr) and Saser III (7495 mtr).
A range of rafting options is available on the Indus and its major tributaries providing an outstanding view of the landscapes of Ladakh and Zanskar ranges which house innumerable Buddhist monasteries on hilltops. The best stretch for professionally guided runs in white water is on the Indus between Spituk and Saspol. Water levels remain high during the months June to late August, which is the best season for exciting rafting expeditions. Beyond Saspol, the river becomes difficult and rafting requires technically skilled participants.
The markets in Leh are famous for Pashmina shawls, stoles and other Pashmina wool garments. Locally handmade woolen socks, gloves and caps. Tibetan handicraft items like Buddhist masks and Thangka paintings can be purchased. Tibetan silver jewelry and traditional Ladakhi jewelry with turquoise stones are beautiful and easily available in Leh and in other villages when you travel to different monasteries. Apricots grown locally are sweet and juicy in season (Aug/Sept) and a great buy.
Trekking in Ladakh will provide you great way to explore the best of mountain beauty, and see remote mountain hamlets and magnificent Buddhist monasteries or Gompas. Ladakh, the land of high passes, has been a great attraction for the past few decades for trekking enthusiasts and adventure sport lovers from all over the world. Indus Valley, Markha Valley, Nubra Valley, Stok Kangri, South Zanskar, Trans-Zanskar, Rupshu Valley, Sham Valley, and many more, are popular regions for trekking tours in Ladakh.
One of the most amazing alpine treks in Ladakh that passes through a remote region and snakes through varied landscapes. It is one of the moderate to difficult treks in the Ladakh region that requires a lot of stamina, technical skills and strength. With steep and craggy cliffs, deep gorges and pinpricks of dust all throughout the trail, the journey takes a beetling shape at a certain elevation when it embarks upon to cross some high altitude mountain passes and deadly moraines. The Markha Valley trek cuts across several remote Ladakhi villages where you can dig into the vivid culture of the Indo - Tibetans. The trek also passes through the Hemis National Park, which is a home to several endangered animals and you may often encounter species like the Baharal, marmot or wolf here. If you are lucky enough then a snow leopard and ibex might just appear in front of you out of nowhere and make your day.
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