Ladakh or ‘land of high passes’ is the last Sangri-La. It is the most northern region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated at an altitude between 2750m. in Kargil and 7672m. at Saser Kangri in Eastern Karakoram. Ladakh borders Tibet (east), Himachal pradesh (south), Pakistan (north-west) and Trans Kunlun territory of Xinjiang to the north (north). Ladakh is divided in two districts: Leh and Kargil.
Ladakh is home of snow carved peaks, barren terrain, beautiful high altitude lakes, mystic culture and warm people. One word you have to know in Ladakhi is “julley”. It means hello as well as thank you and goodbye.
Buddhist monks strolling through the streets of Leh, the warm julley with according smile on the locals faces and age old buddhist monasteries is the reason why it is known as little Tibet.
Capital Leh is situated at an altitude of 3524 meters.
The trekking and mountaineering season is from June until September. Except for the challenging Chadar or Frozen River trek. That is only possible in Januari when the ice on the Zanskar river is thick enough to walk on.
The Nearest Airport is KBR Airport, Leh. By road from Delhi, you first have to drive to Manali. From there you can take a shared jeep and drive on the most scenic and spectacular road to Leh through the beautiful Lahaul and Spiti valley.