Top 10 things to do in the paradise of Leh Ladakh!
Leh LadakhLadakh is the epitome of natural beauty and the literal meaning of Ladakh is the Land of High Passes. Being located on the altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, it is sandwiched between Kunlun mountains in the north and the Himalayas in the south. Ladakh is a place for adventurous souls. Just close your eyes and imagine a place where you can do camping in the mountains. Having a visual treat of bird watching in their natural habitat, gazing at the stars under the starlit sky, mountain biking on the highest motorable road, spotting a snow leopard and the breath-taking river rafting in Indus river. Shopping-lovers can find handicraft items and highest-selling Pashmina shawls too. The unbeatable experience of yak and camel safari and the feeling of inner peace and salvation at Buddhist monasteries. If you desire to have the perfect balance of adventure and beauty, then just head towards Leh Ladakh.Read more:Delhi to Leh in 20 hours: Train to Leh
Best time to VisitThe best time to visit Leh Ladakh is from April to May. As the temperature in Leh is moderate and Srinagar is easy to commute. The travelers can explore so many places and enjoy the pristine natural view of Ladakh.Other than river rafting and sightseeing there are some activities which one should not miss while visiting Ladakh. So here I am going to help you with the list of top 10 things to do in Ladakh.
1. Chhams Dance
image source:www.lehladakhindia.comWhen you are in Ladakh, ignite your soul with the colorful and vibrant Chhams dance. In this dance, the people are wearing colorful costumes with masks on their faces depicting the stories related to the local culture and customs. The Chhams Dance is a vibrant masked and costumed ritual with roots in Buddhism. Associated with the Tibetan Buddhism that prospered in the Great Himalayan Mountain Range, it is a religious tradition performed by monks. The ritual is performed for the greater good of humanity, the destruction of bad spirits and moral instruction to viewers. It is considered as the act of cleansing evil forces.
2. Spot a Snow Leopard
image source: https://www.365hops.comThe locals of Ladakh believe that if you spot a snow leopard in Ladakh, then you are the luckiest person alive. They refer to snow Leopard as the Grey Ghost. Snow Leopard sightings are best during winters. During winters when the mountain goats come down the valley in search of food, that brings snow leopard in their trail. So, the only window to see the grey ghost was the harsh winter of Ladakhfrom December to March.
3.Bactrian Camel Safari at Hunder
image source:www.tripadvisor.comCamel Safari on the unique double-humped camels can be a lifetime experience in Ladakh. Camel traveling is predominantly evident in Nubra Area from Hundar up to the Diskit. The charge for half an hour of camel ride is approximately INR 500 and the charges for an hour is INR 900. The terrain along the breathtakingly beautiful Shyok and Nubra River is just amazing.
4. Highest Cafeteria in the World
image source:adventurenation.comThe most unique things to do in Ladakh is to visit the Maggie point at the highest cafeteria in the world. Noodles are common everywhere, but eating at this place will give you a lifetime experience. The two-minute noodle overlooking the Himalayan ranges at Khardung La Pass, one of the highest motorable passes in the world.Read more:At a height of 14000 ft India got its first ice cafe
5. Try Yak Cheese And The Yak Cheese Momos
image source:freeimages.comThe wish-granting yak gives the nomads milk, butter and meat for the table and in absolutely no other part of the country are you going to get the chance to try out cheese made from the milk of a Yak. So try the Yak cheese and momos too when you are in Ladakh.
6. Morning Prayers
image source:hiveminer.comThe chanting of Buddhist monks early morning in Ladakh will give you a spiritual and peaceful environment. Enjoy a stay at Hemis monastery overnight which enables you to attend early morning prayers, moving rejuvenating experience and we strongly recommend it. The sutras chanting attracts so many devotees and gives the lifetime experience.
7. Adventure Ride
image source:shoesonloose.comWhen want to raise your adrenalin, enjoy an adventure fulfilled ride on the highest motorable road in India. Your trip is incomplete until you have driven the lonely but beautiful roads on a motorbike with nothing but the clouds above and the formidable mountains around. But dont let your spirit down, until and unless you drive to the Khardung-La-pass. This is located at an altitude of 5,602 meters, and one of the highest motorable roads in the world.
8. Old school mills visitWhen you are on a trip to Ladakh, the handicraft lovers must be searching for the best-selling Pashmina shawls over there. During your trip, you can visit school mills to see how these shawls are made and experience the making of most expensive handlooms in the world. The magical work will give an ultimate shopping experience too.
9. Try local tea and stay with Locals
image source:drinks.seriouseats.comYou might have had chai on every other place in the country, but when in Ladakh you have to try out the local Butter tea and if you are in for a good time then try out Chang, the local brew made in a cylindrical porcelain pot by fermenting miller. For the tea lovers, this is a must thing to taste while in Ladakh. If you want to enjoy the local culture and the cliff of the mountain, try tohang out with a Ladakhi family.Read more:Dishes that you cannot ignore when in Kashmir10. Spituk Gompa: Trek To The Hilltop Monastery
image source:thetravelhack.comSpituk Gompa is a magnificent and unique ancient monastery. It is located on the hilltop. It is quite a great place to explore by adventurous souls. This location looks quite a vantage point along with the uneven mountains surrounding the place. Standing there, one can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire landscape while enjoying the silence in the air. Feel connected with the god and mother nature too.Read more:Do You Plan To Trip To Srinagar, Kashmir? Check out the tips for travelersSo this time dont think for a while, listen to your heart. Let the adrenaline rush. Let your eyes experience the natural beauty they have never seen before. Make sure to indulge in the top 10 listed things to do in Ladakh and have a lifetime experience to share with your generations and of course, add a new adventure page to your travel diaries.