Best Place to Visit in Ladakh

Khardung La

Popularly known as the Pass of Lower Castle, Khardung La is one of the highest mountain passes in the world located at an elevation of about 5359 meters above the sea level. It is situated at a distance of 39.7 km from Leh and the construction of road was started in the year 1976 and it took almost 12 years to be opened to the public. The pass acts as a point of entry to the Nubra and Shyok valleys in Ladakh. The pass was mainly used by traders in the past and it was crossed by the help of horses and camels. At the present time, travellers and adventure seekers love to take on the challenging roads on their ladakh bike trip.

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic hill happens to be a road that stretches on the Leh – Kargil National Highways. Located at an elevation of about 14000 km, this place is known for its panoramic viewpoints of the mighty Himalayan Mountain Ranges. The hills are also known as the gravity hills as it provides an illusion of the downhill slope appearing to be an uphill slope. Heading over to this place, if you keep your vehicle in neutral, it will start rolling uphill against gravity at a speed of 20 KMPH. This phenomenon is mainly caused by the magnetic force.

Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake which is known as the high grassland lake happens to be a spectacular natural beauty that is located at a height of about 4350 meters above the sea level. The peculiar fact about the lake is that it changes its color from blue to green and to unusual red. The change of color that occurs in this lake is due to the retention of the minerals and salts in the water as its flow is terminated before it reaches the ocean. If you wish to make the most of your visit, then you can come over to this place in the winter season to witness the completely frozen lake.

Nubra Valley

Also known as Ldumra which means a valley of flowers, is located in the north east of the famous Ladakh Valley. Nubra is best known as a cold desert that is located at a high altitude featuring minimal vegetarians. The best part of this place is the scenic Shyok and Nubra River. Heading over to this place, you will get to witness extensive landscapes, serene lagoons, vibrant monasteries, incredible nature trails and native village scenes, and much more. Taking the trip, you will also be able to collect a number of souvenirs such as almonds, apples, woolen socks, Tibetan and Kashmiri artefacts, and much more.

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  1. The Chadar Trek or Zanskar frozen river trek is a winter trek in Zanskar Valley, Ladakh. The trek starts from Leh going through Shingra Koma, Tibb Cave, Naerak Camp concluding back in Leh. The 105 Km trek provides trekkers and hikers an amazing opportunity to trek on a frozen sheet of ice in subzero temperatures. The trek is operational during the months of January and February when the Zanskar river freezes into a solid sheet of ice.

    Ladakh has various treks and beautiful camping locations. What sets Ladakh apart for travelers is the Chadar Trek which is quite challenging yet mesmerizing owing to its scenic beauty. That one glimpse of the topmost sections of the Himalayas would certainly awe an individual because of its breathtaking view.

    The temperature during the trek varies from around -5 to -20 degrees celsius and the trekkers would occasionally face steep rocks along with facing treacherous sections of the Zanskar River. While this trek would offer a lot of difficult challenges, to the maximum point of questioning oneself, one would find all the answers once you observe and become a part of the Mighty Himalayas. And trust us, it would certainly be a life-changing experience.

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