Jeep Safari

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Places to Visit in Ladakh

Jeep safari is the easiest, fastest and most comfortable way to explore Ladakh that can cover the most notable and exciting places in one tour and also presents an opportunity to interact with the Ladakhi people. Though the roads are rough, exploring the remote regions of Ladakh on jeep is one of the most popular adventure activities of Ladakh because of the panoramic surroundings and pretty landscapes that can enchant nature lovers with their picture-perfect beauty. The most preferred and yet the toughest jeep safari destinations in Ladakh are Tsmori-Ri, Nubra and Dah Hanu.
Khardungla pass is the highest motorable pass in the worls and one would certainly not like to miss the experience. The barren landscape, culturally diverse people, desolate mountains and deep ravines only add to the bewitching beauty of the environs of Ladakh.

There are many travel agencies that offer jeep safaris and include the preferred destinations of Ladakh in their itinerary. One can take their services to ensure well-planned tour including the arrangements of meals, accommodation, guides and porters. However, while one should not miss jeep safari in Ladakh, one must pay attention to the availability of dehydrated foods, potable water and juices, camping tents and other gear, spare parts for the jeep, first-aid kit and fuel before starting the trip. If you are driving yourself, then you must be confident enough to handle the rough mountainous roads. Don't forget to account for the Inner Line Permit for Ladakh and the possible effects of acclimatization.

Zanskar Valley

Zanskar valley lies to the south west of leh,surrounded by the Himaliyan and Zanskar ranges,which is the most isolated of all the trans-Himaliyan valleys.. Zanskar comprises of two valley of Stod and Lungnak which coverage below at Padum.The valley has an area of about 5,000 sqr.km.and elevation of 13,154ft.The area remains inaccessible for nearly 7 months in the year.All the high passes are close in the winter and rivers freeze on the surface.Zanskaris walk along the Frozon river to reach the Indus river in Nimoo village,which is know as the Chadar trek.. The geographical isolation has resulted in the preservation of the Buddhist heritage and identity.Islam did not reach beyond Parkachik.There are few Muslim communities in Padum but these merely date back to the time of partition in 1947… Many ancient monastic establishments are still actively involved in religious activities some remote caves are believed to have been used by the succession of Buddhist saints to sustain meditation pursuit to knowledge and englightment…

Leh Palace

Leh Palace is a nine storey dun- coloured Palace overlooking the town of Leh, built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century, but was later abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century. The palace, a ruin, is currently being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Palace Museum has the richest collection of jewellery, ornaments, Thangkas, ceremonial dresses, crowns.

Shanti Stupa

Shanti Stupa, a symbol of Peace and Unity is situated on a steep hill at a distance of 3kms from Leh city. It was built to promote world peace and prosperity and to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism. It provides panoramic views of the whole of Leh, Khardungla, Namgyal Tsemo, Leh Palace in the distance and the surrounding mountains. Sunrise and sunset are considered to be the best time to visit this place.

Hall of Fame:

It is a museum constructed and maintained by Indian army in memory of the brave Indian soldiers who fought and lost their lives in Indo-Pak wars. Biographies of eminent defence personalities, images and weapons used during Kargil and Siachen wars; guns, grenades and equipments seized by the Indian Army are on display. Ladakh' culture, vegetation and animals found in this part of the world are also displayed in this museum.

Hemis Monastery:

One of the wealthiest monasteries, famous for its rich collection of ancient remnants like the copper statue of Buddha, stupas made of gold & silver, sacred Thangkas, murals and various artefacts. The Hemis festival attracts thousands of tourists from across the world. A huge Thangka of the monastery is displayed during the festival every twelfth year which is a sign of good health and spiritual strength.

Stok Palace

The Stok Palace Museum is located about 14 kms away from Leh. This impressive four-storey structure was constructed in 1825 by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal who was the last ruler of independent Ladakh. The current royal family lives in Stok Palace. The museum at this place has a huge collection of ornaments of the royal family, traditional clothing and a huge collection of thankas.

Thiksey monastery

Located approximately 19 kms from Leh City, Thiksey monastery is famous for its 3 storey Maitreya Buddha's statue and the architectural resemblance of the monastery to that of Potala Palace of Lhasa in Tibet. The annual festival held in the monastery is known as the Gustor and is generally held from the 17th to 19th day of the ninth month of the Tibetan calendar (October-November).

Alchi Choskor :

Founded by the great translator, Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo in the 11th century. The monastery has exquisite 11th century Kashmiri Buddhist murals which have suffered badly due to neglect and the harsh mountain weather, and soon you might not be able to see them at all: while some have been restored, some are clearly not going to survive.

Lamayuru Monastery:

One of the largest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh located at a distance of 120 kms from Leh on Leh- Srinagar Highway. The monastery is surrounded by picturesque landscape resembling that to moonland. The monastery belongs to Drigung sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is a residence to 150 permanent monks.

Hunder:

The erstwhile capital of Nubra Kingdom in the 17th century located on the ancient Silk Route. Between Hundar and Diskit lie several kilometres of sand dunes, and the famous double humped Bactrian camels. Non-locals are not allowed below Hundar village into the Balti area, as it is a border area.

Panamik:

Panamik is the last village accessible to travellers and is located just 40kms from the Siachen base camp. It is renowned for its hot sulphur springs which are claimed to have curative powers. And was a major stopover for the caravans of silk route before continuing their journey.

Tsomoriri Lake

Tsomoriri Lake is located in Changthang approx. 240 Kms. from Leh. The Lake is around 28 Kms long and around 8 Kms wide at an altitude of 14,000 ft. above the sea level. It harbours many species of migratory birds including Brahmini Duck, Rudy Shelduck etc. The Korzok village settlement with a monastery close to the lake has its own appeal.

Tsokar Lake :

A twin lake Tsokar and Tarsaphuk tso form the part of a wide picturesque valley with many wildlife including migratory birds, wild asses (Kyangs) and Changpa nomads with thousands of livestock including sheep, goats and yaks live in their tents around the lakes in the vast expanse of pasture.

Pangong Lake:

This beautiful endorheic Lake is located 140 Kms away from Leh, at an altitude of 14,000 feet. The Lake is 134 Kms long and 5kms wide at its broadest point and only one fourth part of it is in India and rest is in China. The vast and serene lake displays a spectacular colour variation from dark blue to turquoise green during the day.



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