Exotic Tours to Ladakh
If you’re an active holidaymaker looking to avoid the more conventional European ski trip or UK based adventure holidays then look no further than the beautiful Indian region of Ladakh. With established trekking routes, white water rafting and mountaineering to challenge both the experienced and amateur thrill seekers, the stunning landscape of Ladakh and its surrounding regions really can offer everything.
However, this trans-himalayan region does not only cater for the more daring of traveller. Ladakh is home to some of the most beautiful and serene monasteries you will ever see. There are 5 major monasteries around Ladakh’s capital town of Leh and they can all be covered in one day. The most important of them are Thiksey, Hemis, Spituk, Stok and Shey. All 5 can be visited on one of the many available tours provided in the region.
Leh is an excellent base to stay and soak up all the cultural aspects of Ladakh. With a range of guest houses and restaurants it is not only the capital of Ladakh, but also the main hub for backpackers and holidaymakers alike. If Kashmiri is what you’re looking for, then this is the place to be, with markets full of Kashmiri traders.
The mountainous region of Ladakh is a land of rich natural beauty – vast empty spaces with townships dotted sporadically – it’s this barren beauty that hits you hard. Be respectful because these are holy places with active monks living amongst the lands.
A great benefit of such vast open spaces is the diverse natural wildlife on show. The mountains play host to a number of rare creatures including the Tibetan Wolf, the Lynx, the Brown Bear and perhaps most impressive of all, the Snow Leopard. Although you are incredibly unlikely to see the Snow leopard yourself (there are thought to only be 200 in the entire Lamakh region), visit in winter to get the best chance as this is the time the big cats descend the mountains in search of prey.
There are many established tours ranging from 4-9+ days. Included in these tours are airport transfers to the hotel where you will stay to acclimatise yourself to the altitude, followed by daily excursions to the famed monasteries, lakes, hot springs and mountain ranges. You are fully taken care of with all meals and travel provided. All you need to do book via www.lehladakhtours.com or similar tour providers using your AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD and look forward to a truly unique holiday experience in one of India’s most inspiring locations.