attraction- leh palace- khardungla-la- shey- thiksay- hemis gompa.
on the way sight seeing . the higest[18380.ft] motorable road in the world ; khardungla-la-khardung village - khalsar seenic beauty of shayok river.
attraction;- deskit monestry, rolling sand dunes at hundar, double humped bactrian camels, the nostalgic old silk route. marvellous moonlight camel safari on the rolling sand dunes.
DROK-PA ;ARYAN AREA;-
Domkhar- skurbuchan- achinathang- hanu- biama- dah
attraction;- the lost comminity of indo-aryan-drok-pa and wonder of nature beauty in indus valley.
PANGONG LAKE ;-
karu- chang - la -durbuk- tangse- lukung- spangmik. may be 30kms journey at lake side.
attraction;- view of the largest brackish lake . pangong
TSO-MORIRI LAKE ;-
Karu- upshi- chumathang- korzok; tso-moriri.
attraction;- panoramic view of brackish lake. tso-moriri and varieties birds.
KYANG PARK ;-
Karu- upshi- chumathang- nyoma-
attraction;- kyang the wild ass of the ladakh and tibet plateaux.......
SURU & ZANSKARA VALLEY;-
Kargil - sankoo - panikhar- parkachil - rangdum - padum.
attraction;- magestic view of mt. nun-kun also glacier spillind down .the rangdum monestery , magestic view of drang-drung glacier- along and winding river of ice . zanskar the virgin vale of ladakh.
Bound two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the karakoram in the north and the himalayas in the south, ladakh , a high-altitude desert, has been modified over the ages by wind and water erosion and sculpted in to a land of rugged landscapes. situated at altitudes ranging from about 9,000ft to 25,000ft , the summer temperatures in ladakh rarely exceed about 27'c in the shade and then plummet to a biling minus 20'c in the winter. but regardless of the cold, which the people of ladakh exhibit a natural warmth that is given free rein by its ancient traditions.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS.
A number of fairs and festivals are celebrated in ladakh , among which the annual festivals of major monesteries are well worth watching . these take the form of dance -dramas enacted in the monastic courtyards. lamas, dressed in colourful robes and masks, perform mimes depicting various aspects of the religion , like the triumph of good over evil. the most famous festival is that of the hemis monastery, held in june or early july. every 12th years, a huge thangka of padmasambhava, founder of tibetan buddhism, is ritually exhibited during the festival - the next unvelling is due in 2004, 2016, 2028.
FESTIVALS OF LADAKH