Ladakh is located in between the Kunlun ranges in the north and the Great Himalayan ranges in the south. It is in Kashmir and people of Tibet and of Indo-Aryan origin live in this sparsely populated province. It is highly influenced by the culture of Tibet and so it is called Little Tibet. It is untouched by the outer world due to its topography - deserts, sand dunes, chilly winds, blue waters, glaciers and the scorching sun. The only source of water in Ladakh is the winter snow as it is a desert in the high altitude of the Himalayas. A rain shadow area is created by the Himalayas, which does not allow the south-west monsoon to enter the region. It still believes in its old rituals and customs. The Ladakh holiday packages are a journey through this virgin land.
Ladakh is made up of mountains and is surrounded by mountains. It is in the Indus Valley region and rock walls and ice separate it from Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Tibet. You will find inhabitation of humans in the narrow stretches of greenery that are found in the regions where the rivers flow during summer. Its main source of water is glaciers and snow fall. The Ladakh holiday packages provide you with a glimpse into the lives of the last Tantric Buddhists. There is no connection with Ladakh in the months of November till May. The capital of Ladakh is Leh, which is located on the historic Silk Route- passing through Sinkiang to the Indian plains.
The Leh Palace is included in the Ladakh holiday packages. There are many Buddhist monasteries in Leh. They are the Lamayuru, Hemis, Shey, Thickse and Alchi. The Siachen glacier, which is located in the east of the Karakoram ranges. It is along the India-Pakistan border. It is the longest glacier in the world and is a military base since 1999 after the Kargil war. Saser Kangri in the Saser Mustagh is the highest peak and is at an altitude of 7,672 m above the level of the sea.
There is sparse vegetation in Ladakh and is similar to the vegetation in Central Asia. There are a total of 225 species of birds that migrate to enjoy the summer in Ladakh. Hoopoe, Black Redstart, Black necked crane, Brown headed gull, Ruddy Sheldrake, bar headed goose, chukar, Golden eagle and many more species of birds are found in Ladakh. The wild sheep, blue sheep also known as Bharal, Tibetan antelope or chiru or Ladakhi, Tibetan gazelle, Snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, Bactrian camel or the double-humped camel, etc are some of the animals that can be seen during your Ladakh holiday packages. A visit to the Hemis High Altitude National Park is a must during your visit to Ladakh.
Many adventure sports can be practiced in Ladakh. Trekking is the most famous sport, besides white water rafting and paragliding. The Skara village which is near Leh holds the local archery contest. The festival season is the right time to avail the Ladakh holiday packages.
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