Ladakh is one of the places where nobody can refuse to go atleast once in lifetime for its sheer purity and tranquility. Bounded by the highest mountain ranges of the world-the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram ranges, it also lies parallel to the Zanskar and Ladakh ranges, it is the best place to undertake adventurous sports and activities. Therefore the Ladakh Trekking tours enable one to enjoy the breathtaking adventurous activities and scenic beauty of the peaceful place. It is also known as the Land of High Passes and The Land of Nomad as it’s an important passage for people to move between valleys and mountains providing an enthralling experience to fill the senses with natural joys and wonder. It consists of mountainous terrains of altitudes measuring 2750 m of Kargil and 7672 m of Saser Kangri denoting the best heights for fun filled trekking experiences. Being at the heart of gigantic Himalayan ranges, Ladakh has bone chilling temperatures in the winters and summers are quite pleasant at 27 degree Celsius. For adventurous souls, Ladakh offers a plethora of trek routes like Spituk to Markha valley, Lekir to Tamisgam, Nubra valley trek, Rupshu valley trek etc. Ladakh trek tours are also not an easy cake to walk as the harsh weather conditions and rocky terrains test the patience, physical strength and courage of the trekker. Most of it is covered with solid ice which is an altogether experience to trek on the glaciers and snow clad peaks. trekking in india
Basically Ladakh is divided into three regions-around Kargil, Indus valley and Zanskar.
Kargil is in the center and the area behind Zoji La pass is the one meant for trekking. It is surrounded by apricot groves and can be reached from Sanko to Drass via Umba at 4930m. Indus valley is situated at a whopping 3500m altitude and is sandwiched between Zanskar range on its south and Ladakh range in the north. This is the geographical backbone and the historical heartland of Ladakh. Here reside the majority of population and the structures like monasteries, villages, shops etc. Zanskar is the remotest area of this region which is cut by a 300 km valley surrounded by mountains and accessible only by passes. The climate is extremely harsh over there and the terrain is mostly rugged. Apart from life threatening yet the thrilling experiences of trekking in this region, the Buddhism culture and way of living is another remarkable feature of this region which sets the spirits high as it lends a very tranquil and touching environment to live. It is partly due to Tibetan influence and the troupes of gompas inhabiting here such as Shey, Alchi, Hemis etc. In a nature abundant place, how can wildlife be ignored?
Hemis national park is situated in the eastern part of Ladakh which supports poor vegetation but a rich fauna. Species of snow leopard, ibex, Tibetan antelope, Tibetan hare etc can be spotted along the trekking route. Birds such as snow partridge, snow cock, golden eagle, horned lark etc are also found.
The favorable time to go for trekking is June to September with well sorted out back pack.The traveler must ensure that he/she carries the right amount and necessary equipments before going on trek such as sunglasses, flash light, first aid etc.