Ladakh, once languishing in obscurity, is now one of the hottest destinations in the world. Nestled loftily high amongst the mountains of trans-Himalayan zone, Ladakh is being hailed as the ‘adventure capital’ of India since the place affords a number of adrenaline-pumping sports including trekking and river rafting. Ladakh packages are demanded with equal zest by both Indians & foreigners since the place is picture-perfect in terms of landscape, spiritually rich for its monks & monasteries and a haven for all adventure/sports addicts. Ladakh tour transports you high above amongst the glacial mountains, snow-capped peaks, chilly climate, tall monasteries and friendly locals with a vibrant culture. Waterfalls, gushing streams, fast-flowing rivers- Ladakh is a land that promises a dream holiday.

Ladakh sightseeing: Ladakh is a picturesque hill station where your cameras will be hungry to click all the panoramic scenic points.

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But apart from the snows & the glaciers, Ladakh tour has many interesting monasteries, mosques and temples to keep the tourist on the move.  The 17th century Hemis monastery is one of the biggest Ladakh attractions. It is magnificent in architecture and observes several traditional rites & rituals. Some other monasteries that you must check out are Thikse, Spituk, Shey Gompa, Likir Gompa, Alchi Gompa, Sani and Karcha. The Royal Palace or Leh Palace is historically rich and another must-visit place for the tourists.

Leh is the chief town of Ladakh and extremely popular amongst the tourists. Under the Ladakh packages, you can also enjoy a trip to Leh which has many beautiful monasteries, shimmering lakes, mosques and a beautiful culture.

It is also the centre of all trading activities and boasts of traditional markets from where you can buy mementos.

Outdoor activities: Some interesting outdoor activities include:

• River rafting
• Trekking
• Rock climbing
• Mountain biking
• Paragliding
• Angling or fishing
• Jeep safari
• Shopping at local bazaars for relics, artifacts or souvenirs

Where to eat: Ladakh boasts of a number of restaurants, food joints, eateries, bakeries and cafes. You can also eat in villages or at your Ladakh hotels.

Where to stay: There are plenty of Ladakh hotels of all range to choose from. PGs, inns, guest houses and lodges are other options. Also, in order to avoid last minute hassles or anxieties, you can buy Ladakh packages for convenience and comfort.

Major Ladakh attractions: During your Ladakh tour, you must visit:

• Thikse Monastery
• Spituk Monastery
• Shey Gompa
• Likir Gompa
• Alchi Gompa
• Sani
• Karcha
• Stok Palace Museum
• Jama Masjid
• Royal Palace
• Prayer Wheel

When to visit: Ladakh can get really frigid during the winter. Hence, the idyllic time to plan your Ladakh tour is between May-September.

Local festivals: Ladakh festival, Hemis Festival, Monastery festival, Metukba festival, Nagrang festival.

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