Ladakh- The Land of High Passes

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Ladakh

The richness of Ladakh lies in its rough mountains, terrains and landscapes. It’s no less a foreign city for Indians as it is for tourists. The uniqueness of this place is in its culture, which is different from the rest of the country.  Ladakh is at an average height of more than 3,000 metres above sea level. Image source: www.waytoindia.com

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Ladakh
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Leh

Leh is the capital of Ladakh and is one of the largest towns there. It’s connected with Srinagar and Manali by road. Leh has many historical sites and monasteries to visit due to which it’s one of the most popular tourist hubs. Image source: www.naina.co

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Leh
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Kargil

Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh. Valleys and mountains surround Kargil from all sides. There are many places to explore around Kargil because it’s one of the oldest charms of the city. Image source: www.jaastravels.com

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Kargil
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Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake is a favourite destination for tourists visiting Ladakh. It’s one of the most beautiful high-altitude lakes in the world. You can reach the lake after a 6-hour drive from Leh. The place got popular after the blockbuster movie 3 Idiots. Image source: upload.wikimedia.org

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Pangong Lake
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Lamayuru Village and Monastery

The Lamayuru Monastery is the most famous monastery in this region. It’s the centre of Buddhism and is one of the most respected Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh. Image source: speakzeasy.files.wordpress.com

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Lamayuru Village and Monastery
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Tsomoriri Lake

This is another high-altitude Lake in Ladakh after Pangong Lake. For bird lovers, it’s a much sought-after place to visit, as it’s a breeding ground for many migratory birds. Image source: www.kvtholidays.com

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Tsomoriri Lake
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Zanskar

Zanskar is one of the remotest places of Ladakh. In winter, Zanskar is accessible by foot through a frozen river. Sounds exciting! The place isn’t visited by many, so the calmness in the atmosphere is  evident. People found in Zanskar are sweet and lovely. You wouldn’t find such love anywhere else in Ladakh. Image source: www.mghworld.net

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Zanskar
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Stupas and Gompas

Stupas and Gompas are plenty in Ladakh. The religious monuments are  old and play an important role in enhancing the beauty of the place. Shanti Stupa is one of the magnificent monuments found in Ladakh. This stupa was built to commemorate 2,500 years of Buddhism. Image source: kashmirbox.files.wordpress.com

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Stupas and Gompas
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Khardungla Pass

The speciality of Khardungla Pass is that it’s one of the highest motorable roads around the world. Located at an altitude of 5,360 metres, Khardungla Pass is a biker’s delight. The pass also offers an amazing view of Ladakh. Image source: itisemriarticles.files.wordpress.com

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Khardungla Pass
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Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley is well known for its greenery. Also, the Hunder village in the valley is known for its beauty and dunes. Many stories are associated with the village, as you’ll hear while on the trip. Camping facilities are also available here. Image source: upload.wikimedia.org

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Nubra Valley
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Mountains

A good mountain stretch in Ladakh is why bikers love biking in this area. The mountains have the least habitation, making it a peaceful journey for bikers. These mountains make sure that your journey is equally remarkable and memorable as your destination. Image source: himalyanrange.in

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Mountains
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