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About Ladakh

Geographical Location: Situated in the extreme north of India bordering with China and Pakistan.
Capital: Leh
Language Spoken: Ladakhi, Balti, Shina, Changshat, Tibetan, English and Hindi.

Distances From: Delhi -1087, around three days journey by road and 1.10 minutes by Air.
Manali - 472, Around 2 days by Jeep or Bus.
Srinagar – 434, 2 days by Jeep or Bus.
Kargil – 230, 6-7 hrs from Leh.
Padum – 480, 2 days from Leh

Best Time to visit:
May to October.

Permits are required only for Foreigner non Indian for Tsomoriri, Pangong, Nubra valley and Dhahanu.

Currency Exchange: State Bank of India, J&K Bank forex Branch.

ATM Machine: Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Punjab National Bank and State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, AXIS Bank, IDBI Bank.

Equipment Hiring Shop:
Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Trekking and Mountaineering equipments can be hired from shops in Leh.

Mail, Phone, Fax, Mobile (BSNL & Airtel) and Email are available at Leh. Only post paid mobile works in Ladakh if it is non Jammu and Kashmir Mobile.

Main Tourist Attractions:
Leh: Capital of Ladakh, Leh has been traditional and important junction on the famous Silk Route of the antiquities. It has enjoyed close trade relations with Central Asia.

Leh Palace This 17th century Singee Palace dominates Leh town.

Shanti Stupa:
Japanese Stupas made for world peace, sets picturesquely on the hilltop above Leh.

Hall of Fame is a glorious museum constructed by Indian army. You can see biographies of eminent defence personalities, images and weapons used during Kargil war, Siachen and its heroes and their daily instruments and lifestyle of Ladakhi people.

Around Leh:
Hemis Gonpa One of the oldest and richest monasteries in Ladakh. Hemis is also famous for its festival "Hemis Tsechu".

Shey Palace:
15 Kms. south of Leh, Shey was the seat of power of the first King of Ladakh. And Three-storey statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is only of its kind in the region.

Stok Palace and Museum:
Stok Palace was constructed after the Ladakh lost to Zorawar Singh in 19th century. At present Royal family resides here at Stok. Stok Palace has museum of Royal dresses, Kings Throne and Thankas.

Thiksey Gonpa:
Thiksey Gonpa is famous for its three storey Maitriya Buddha's statue and the photogenic view of the Gonpa, which looks alike Potala Palace of Lhasa.

Pathar Sahib Gurudwara:
A Gurudawara constructed and maintained by Indian Army.

Alchi Gonpa:
Alchi monastery was founded by the great translator Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo in 11th century AD. It is said that the scluptures and painters were brought from Kashmir.

Lamayuru Gonpa:
Lamayuru Gonpa is the oldest monastery in Ladakh, which is around 125 Kms from Leh on Leh- Srinagar highway.

Nubra Valley:
Nubra means "Valley of flowers", situated on Pakistan Border and across Khardongla Pass 18,380 ft., the highest motorable road in the world.

Diskit:Administrative headqarter of Nubra valley, and offers variety of accommodation to travellers. It has a monastery on the hilltop from where you can also enjoy view of the valley.

Sumur is a pretty village across the Shayok River with the monastery of Samstanling.

Famous for Hotspring and it was a major stopover for Caravans of Silk route as there was no villages for five days in the further journey.

Changthang: Tsomoriri Lake: Tsomoriri Lake is located in Changthang approx. 240 Kms. from Leh. The Lake is around 28 Kms. long and around 8 Kms wide at an altitude of 14,000 ft, above the sea level.

Tsokar is popular for its salt water Lake, migratory birds and Nomadic people.

Pangong is approx. 140 Kms. away from Leh, situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft. above the sea level. The Pangong Lake is around 71 Kms. long but only 25% of the Lake is in India rest falls in the share of China. The main attraction of the Lake is the lovely colour of the Lake, which changes throughout the day.

Kargil, the headquarter of Kargil district is populated by Shia Muslim.

Located on Leh Srinagar highway is second coldest inhabited place on earth. A Magnificent view of Tiger Hill can be enjoyed from the main road. It has memorial museum of Kargil Heros and 10th century rock carved statues of Buddhist.

Suru Valley:
Located on the way of Zanskar is famous for magnificent closer view of Nun Kun glacier peaks and giant rock carved statue of Buddha.

Zanskar:Zanskar is most isolated region of Ladakh, situated in the Kargil district of Ladakh region, approx. 430 Kms. away from Leh Town. There are many monasteries like Karsha, Phuktal, Zongkhul, Stongdey, Sani and Bardan monasteries.

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