Ladakh- The dhak dhak of all Trips!!
– by Saurabh Rk..
Want to plan your trip to Ladakh? You will experience some amazing time and exciting adventures. In any case before we get into the how’s and what’s and why’s, there are some vital notes need to be adhered to and it is a must for anyone who has his or her eyes set on this breathtaking landscape. You may have so many inquiries, concerns and issues that are related to the approach, the climate, the permits and the agendas.
For every one of those courageous thrilling spirits and nature lovers, Ladakh has so much to offer. It’s nearly placed in the Trans-Himalayan region. Travelers from everywhere throughout the world choose this scene with the aim of exploring not simply the unlimited scope the spot brings to the table however to reclaim their inner soul. There are abundant regions that are thriving in natural treasures. Furthermore the Ladakh is likewise broadly named as Little Tibet for the boundary it shares with Tibet and playing host to truly an overwhelming populace of Tibetan Buddhists.
(Scene from movie 3 idiots:Ladakh)
(Source: Google images)
For the entertainment part, ladakh has always been the favorite location for of bollywood films. Remember?That illuminating climax after finding Rancho resulting to the 400 patents scientist Phunsukh Wangdu from the classic ‘3 idiots’ lies in ladakh itself;). So you can even relive that climax on ladakh sand path. ” Jahaapanaah tussi great ho, Toufu kabool karo”.Ha Ha!!
(scene from JTHJ film)
Once again to ladakh.With the last film direction by late: Yash Chopra, one among his classic love stories. Yes, You got it right! Jab Tak Hai Jaan starred by The Baadshah,Mr.Shahrukh khan.The location of the beginning and ending of the film has been filmed in the midst of ladakh for its major scenes. Akira,the flawless reporter meets the fearless Indian army bomb squad speciallist Major Samar Anand is in one of ladakh’s fortunate location of bollywood. Kudos! to ladakh and bollywood.;)
Regardless of what gets talked or written about Ladakh, you are bound to return back with lots of wonderful memories than what you discover on the web. The experiences are wonderful and striking. You will most likely need to take some safety measures since you will be generally exploring an infertile land that has low atmospheric pressures.
Best Time to Visit:
Leh is a delightful city which stays out of reach for most part of the year. Because of the unusual nature of the climate, travelers are assured to carry their woolens. The passes to reach Leh remain open only from the months of June till September.
The majority of the trekking routes are closed down after November because of substantial snowfall at high passes except the Liker to Kahltsey (Sham) trek. The best period for Chadar trek is from January to Mid-March. Temperature in summer (June to September) can touch 30c and -20c in late December and January. Yearly rainfall is 6″.
*Road Trip to Ladakh*:
There are two roads that bikers and drivers take to achieve Leh town. One is Srinagar-Leh Highway and the more prominent one is Leh-Manali Highway.
*Manali – Leh Highway: Ladakh by Road*:
Leh-Manali Highway is mostly favored among bikers as it includes crossing a few amazing high rise mountain passes, riding along grand mountain trains with Himalaya on one side and rivers following the course on the other or more all the sheer excite of riding some of the hardest motorable terrain.
Modes of travel on this Highway
The movement of non-HP vehicles on Manali- Rohtang Pass is banned by Himachal Pradesh Govt. from 27th June 2011 onwards. To go to Leh-Ladakh or Keylong, non-HP enrolled vehicles will need to take permit licenses from the SDM Office in Manali. Notwithstanding, there is no restrictions on motorbikes.
*Attractions and Places to Visit*:
Traveling to Ladakh by Road is maybe a standout amongst the most exciting road adventures in India. Traveling Ladakh by road includes crossing some of the highest motorable mountain passes in the world, driving through endless semi-arid planes and sights of pristine lifestyle of migrants who live in little settlements up and down the way.
Pangong Tso Lake
Tso kar Lake
Ladakh by road offers fantastic sights of barren mountains in Greater Himalaya and Zanskar reach, sweeping valleys and dazzling panoramas. Colorful Tibetan prayer flags, prayer chimes, monasteries and Tibetan Buddhist people that one meets along the way are some interesting part of traveling to Ladakh region by road.
Making a visit to Leh Ladakh is essentially incomplete without visiting its acclaimed lakes. We can discover the most popular Pangong Tso Lake, Tsomoriri Lake and Tsokar Lake to spend some leisure moments.
Additionally, the most dwindling valleys of Ladakh make this area just a heaven. Catch few of the famous valleys in Ladakh including Markha Valley, Zanskar Valley, Nubra Valley, Rupshu Valley, Suru Valley, Indus Valley, Salt Lake Valley, Shyok Valley & Sham Valley.
Ladakh is a place with natural untouched magnificence and it comes to life during its festive season. Festivals in Ladakh are actually the most ideal approach to get a sight of the Ladakhi culture. There are various festivals that are celebrated in Leh Ladakh all round the year.
*Some of the main festivals of Ladakh are*:
Hemis Festival: June
Ladakh Festival: SEPTEMBER 1-15
Losar festival: 11th month of the Buddhist schedule – normally in winters (Dec-Jan).
*Activities in Ladakh*:
Ladakh is such a huge destination where one can get plenty of chances to enjoy diverse activities. Right from a family expediter to the enthusiastic sport traveler, Leh Ladakh visit brings a justified meaning to all.
Some of the most demanding activities enjoyed at at Leh Ladakh are:
#1 Zanskar River Rafting
#2 Mountain Biking Tour on World’s Highest Motorable Road
#3 Jeep Safari from Manali to Leh and at Nubra Valley
#4 Camel Safari in Nubra Valley from Hundar to Diskit
#5 Camping & Trekking in Ladakh Valleys
#6 Spiritual Tour at distinctive Monasteries
#7 His Holiness Dalai Lama Tour
#8 Wildlife Tour at Hemis National Park
# An engaging option to outdoors while trekking around Ladakh is to stay in people’s homes in remote villages, which you reach along the way. This will provide for you an intriguing understanding into the life of Ladakhi farmers. You’ll even be nourished conventional home cooked suppers, arranged by the farmer families.
*A few Dos and Don’ts to remember*:
#1 Make an adventure booking for the motorbike to discover the best one you can have the minimum bike break down. Enfield bullets can be the preferable choice.
#2 Don’t prefer to visit Sarchu at the starting of your trip since it is at the highest elevation and doing so will expose your body to Mountain Sickness.
#3 Ladakh is a frosty location so carrying riding boots, raincoat, and gloves will be safer for you.
#4 Carry Jerry cans for additional petrol as there are no filling stations in a span of 360 km after Tandi (100 km from Manali)
#5 If you are on a biking tour, constantly check your bikes before starting in the morning and at the end of the day for minor faults.
#6 Carry all the first-aid ailments all along with you and some spare parts of your motor bike.
[A special Note: Be Aware!!Be Responsible]
Trips may become ugly experience sometimes…
Well I hope this blog excites you all to pick a place and pack your bags to have a wonderful journey(especially Ladakh;)..
If you certainly plan for ladakh,Do carry a Reliance Jio! Sim too(For its revolutional unlimited service;) Giggles;P
Have a blast..
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