Trekking in Ladakh is an adventurous activity which essentially is the most sought after and an inevitable part of Ladakh tourism which attracts hundreds of people during the season. Ladakh, currently is one of the most important tourist destinations in the entire world. Ladakh is also known as the Land of High Passes, the Land of Gompa, and the Land of Nomad locally.
Blessed with wondrous natural splendor and far stretched snow covered lofty Himalayan Range, Ladakh is a calm isolated place. Situated in the northern most part of India, Ladakh lies from around at a distance of seven kilometers from the Indus River and the valley. The high reaching mountain edges adorning Ladakh go up as high as, 9,000 feet (2,750 m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672 m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. The trekking trail is extremely intricate and has been modified into the perfect routes to serve the tourists.
Apart from being an exclusive sight seeing spot, Ladakh is also popular for its intricate monasteries. Since the third century AD, Ladakh has carried the legacy of being one of the major Buddhist centre till date. The Easter part of Ladakh serves the holy and spiritual centres for Buddhism worshiper. The western part however, is more inclined to Islam, lately due to its surroundings and several religious discrepancies have led to disputes between religions in this area. Politically unstable, Ladakh is also a place which falls victim to several ruckuses over the years.
Ladakh is a place which is endowed with divinely beauty and the Greater Himalaya and the Karakoram Ranges surrounds the place. While trekking one would come across scenarios like, Spituk-Markha Valley, Laayury gompa, Chilling, Likir, Temisgam and so on. The entire experience is nothing less than exquisite and one would dream of coming back to this place time and again.