Leh tourism has developed, evolved and flourished since the year 1975. The year is significant because it was the first time Ladakh opened its doors to tourists from across the globe. Today the land of monasteries, craggy mountains and barren fields is one of the most spectacular places to visit in the world - which has positively impacted Leh tourism. A part of almost every traveller’s bucketlist, this region in Jammu and Kashmir has slowly become a favourite with adventure enthusiasts, bikers, nature lovers and those looking for some spiritual freedom.
Travellers plan months in advance, preparing Ladakh itineraries, learning trekking routes researching on Leh Ladakh travel guides and arranging biking gear. With a vast area to cover and innumerable monasteries to admire, a trip to Ladakh truly spoils you for choice. Located in northern India, Ladakh is an important region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir with Leh tourism as its main source of livelihood. Apart from flying to Leh, the city can be reached via two important highways of Srinagar and Manali – visitors can decide the route which suits them best. Nestled between the Himalayan and the Karakoram mountain ranges, the land is divided into two major districts – Leh and Kargil. A trip to Ladakh entails hours of being on the road with miles and miles of indescribable beauty.
Should it be the Moonland of Lamayuru that you explore first on your Ladakh trip or should it be the crystal clear waters of Tso Moriri? Should one visit the land of the double-humped camels in Nubra or spend an extra day in Pangong? We say, let Ladakh guide you. Apart from the research you do, the information from Leh tourism board and locals will be your best resource. From routes, acclimatisation, best places to eat and the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh – locals will show you their land with pride. Welcoming, charming and firm believers of their faith, the locals in Ladakh belong to different sects. It’s amazing to see how customs, traditions, language and way of life in Ladakh change from village to village. A traveller’s dream, Ladakh offers one the perfect opportunity to admire and learn from the diversity of its beauty, culture and people. It is a beautiful example of co-existence between tradition and modernity, between different people and the most important – between man and nature.