When looking through Ladakh tour packages, you should make sure to visit some of the popular monasteries, palaces, and Leh's old town.
Ladakh, which stretches from the Himalayas to the Kunlun Ranges and includes the fertile upper Indus River basin, is a proposed Union Territory at the time of writing. The plateau of Ladakh became flanked by Tibet to the east, the valley of Jammu and Kashmir to the west, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, and the Karakoram Pass of the Himalayas to the far north after the current borders were established.
It's not surprising that Ladakh became a landscape of barren, jagged peaks with charming gompas—Buddhist monasteries—perched atop them. The all-white dome-shaped stupas stand out even more in contrast to the fluttering prayer flags in primary colors. When the prayer wheel is turned clockwise, it produces chants that blend with the wind and create a soothing and eerie melody.
The interiors of the gompas, which house the red-robed monks, are a cheery contrast to the stark, ochre, and gray landscape. Ladakh is a forgotten part of Tibet, decorated in a riot of colors with intricate murals and bright, golden-colored Buddhas.
Ladakh's economy teaches lessons to the world's more commercial economies, even though it is far from cash-rich. A typical Ladakhi is self-sufficient for the tsampa, or roast barley flour, dairy (yak's milk, cream, and cheese), and chhang, or barley beer, that he locally produces despite living in mud-brick homes in the countryside.
The principal districts of the region are Kargil and Leh, with Kargil having a Muslim majority and Leh having a Buddhist majority. While the first is a crucial stop on the way from Srinagar to Leh and a gateway to the Zanskar region, Leh typically hosts the majority of tourists.
Leh: There are very few places in the world that are as welcoming to tourists and as breathtakingly beautiful as this mountainous region, which is why Leh Ladakh tour packages are so popular with travelers. Leh is a town with mud-brick houses, narrow meandering lanes, and an old bazaar at its center, and it is hemmed in by a spine of ridges that look like daggers. It is located on the Silk Route at an elevation of 11,490 feet.
Numerous hotels, souvenir shops, travel agencies, and trekking companies that cater to the region's growing tourist interest are also fighting for space. You can get to most of the old town's attractions on foot during the long summer months, but not during the harsh winter. When you go on a hike to the higher reaches, taking it easy at Leh is very important to avoid getting altitude sickness later on.
There are a number of guesthouses to choose from in the small agricultural hub of Changspa, which is northwest of the city. If you go further into the suburbs, you'll find a lush landscape of barley fields crossed by small streams and winding footpaths that usually lead you into a charming garden home, many of which also serve as inexpensive guesthouses.