The place is known for its amazing landscapes and unique culture. The snow-clad high peaks, cold deserts, and massive glaciers define the topography of the region.
Other than just exploring the tourist spots here and spending all your time sightseeing, here are 7 things that you must do on your trip to Ladakh.
1. Attend the Hemis Festival
One of the most peculiar things about Ladakh is the Hemis Festival. It is celebrated on 11-12th July every year and marks the victory of good over evil.
The valleys, mountains, and rivers thrive on the beats of trumpets, cymbals, and drums as the vocals enter the frenzied two-day celebration of the Hemis Festival at the Hemis Monastery.
The Chham dance of the festival is quite famous where people wear formidable masks and vibrant clothes.
2. Spot a Snow Leopard
There is nothing as breathtaking for a wildlife buff as spotting a snow leopard in India. These species could only be seen in a handful of places across the world and Hemis National Park is one of them.
The National Park is home to more than 200 Snow Leopards which could only be seen in winters.
The average cost for the ticket to the park is around 500INR.
3. Try Bactrian Camel Safari
A ride on the double-humped Bactrian Camel is one of the best things to experience in this cold desert of India.
During the safari, you will be taken through the terrain along the breathtakingly beautiful Shyok and Nubra River.
The safari can be done during the summer months from June to September, and costs around 200INR only.
4. Visit the highest cafeteria in the world
In the region, you might see dozens of stalls selling Maggi in the hills. But the Maggi point, situated on the Khardungla Pass, is the highest cafeteria in the world.
You might have this snack anywhere in the world, but to enjoy this with a panoramic view of the Himalayan Range is something that you might not experience often.
5. Enjoy the Yak milk products
The Yak is an important animal for the local people living in the region. The nomads depend on Yak for milk, butter, and meat for the table.
You can also find Yak cheese here which is not found anywhere else in the country. you can also try Chhurpi, which is similar to momos but made with Yak cheese.
6. Interact with the monks
Interacting with the locals and other tourists might be the essence of your travel but nothing can beat the magical aura of the Buddhist monks of Ladakh.
These monks could be seen roaming around and meditating at the monasteries.
Visit a monastery while exploring the land and share their divine and wise experiences.
7. Adventurous roads
It comes as no surprise that a trip to Ladakh is a must for everyone who loves to travel by road. To all the adrenaline lovers, this place is no less than heaven.
You will find beautiful roads on the motorbike with nothing but the clouds above and the formidable mountains around.
And if your spirit remains high even then, drive to the Khardung-La pass, which at an altitude of 5,602 m is one of the highest motorable passes in the world.