Ladakh, la-dwags, "land of high passes" is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir between the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Mongol-Tibetan descent. Ladakh is an area covered with spectacular mountain and landscape, bordered with China in the east and Pakistan in the west. At an average elevation of 11500fts (3500m). It is the land of barren hills and mountains, a land of Lamas and Gonpa (Buddhist monasteries), oasis of hamlet and villages, turquoise colored lakes and high passes. Ladakh is a beautiful hermit Kingdom in the great Himalayas.
Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture. In the past, Ladakh gained importance from its strategic location at the crossroads of important trade routes to China, Mongol, Kazakistan, Afganistan etc; but since the Chinese authorities closed the borders with Tibet and Central Asia in the 1960s, international trade has closed except for tourism. Since 1974 the local people are successfully encouraging tourism in Ladakh with preserving aged old tradition and custom.
Ladakh is a land of celebration, Various fairs and festivals are celebrated across the year. Some popular festival are Hemis Festival, Phyang Tsechu, the Ladakh festival/Ladakh spal nam duston, Sindhu Darshan, Ladakh Polo Festival, Oracles festival in the winter etc. There are many ancient monasteries and monuments in Ladakh, specific village has a monastery an annual religious festival is celebrated where everyone is welcome.
Ladakh is being considered one of the best adventurous destinations. April till October is the best season to enjoy the combination of awesome lakes, valleys, mountains and peaks. It has a great scope for adventurous trip like trekking, hiking, expeditions, river rafting, jeep safari, camel safari, horse riding, wildlife and cultural study etc. There are also places for isolated retreatments and to learn ancient knowledge from the aged old tradition and custom of Ladakh.
Maitreya Tours is a complete local team that look forwards to be able to take you to this adventurous journey with safe and with much comfort.
Make sure you choose a local travel agent/ tour operator for your trip to Ladakh because local agents/Tour operators will always offer you the best personal service in return of your investment.