Places to visit in winter
Ladakh in winter is synonymous with wonder and awesomeness. Geographically, Ladakh is made of four fantastic beauties in Zanskar Range, Great Himalayan Range, Siachen Glacier and Indus river. All the areas are spectacular in their own way.
Bordered by Tibet and POK, Ladakh consist of Himachal to the south and the paradise Kashmir to its west. As spellbinding as Ladakh seems, Leh-Ladakh can never be predicted. Therefore, don’t plan to stick to predefined itinerary and instead go with winter tour packages. The weather conditions at the time of winter love messing with your schedule and you must be prepared mentally to take just like it comes.
The natural region of the king of snow: Hemis National Park
Named after the monastery Hemis Gompa, the sanctuary is the ideal destination for sightseeing in winter. It is also the first national park located in India to be established on the north of the main Himalayan range. Frequently visited by the trekkers, there isn’t much settlement in the region, Therefore, one must plan for arrangements in the form of hammock or tent for an overnight stay with package tour to LehLadakh.
A second largest town in Ladakh: Kargil
One of the toughest terrains all over the world, Kargil is the largest town situated in Ladakh after Leh spanning across the distance of 1500 km. As they say, ‘If it’s beautiful, it’d be difficult,’ and so is Kargil. Ideally, it is recommended to visit the place during May-August, but winter gives a complete makeover to the region. Explore the place with package tour to LehLadakh.
Where time stops to admire the beauty – Pangong Tso Lake
With the darkest shade of blue and holding the mountain ranges in the background, the lake is world’s highest saltwater lake situated at the altitude of 4250 meters above the sea level. If you want to get to the lake, ride through Khardung La Pass – the highest motorable road all over the world.
Behold the moonland – Nubra Valley
Brownie cake with the topping of icing sugar! This is how the Nubra Valley look like in winter. Located between Tibet and Kashmir, the valley is one of the most exquisite sites to explore in winter tour packages to LehLadakh. The valley is known the best for scenic vistas, lovely orchards, quaint monasteries and Bactrian camels.
Treks must to take in winter
Rustic trials make for the heart and soul of the trip to LehLadakh. The trekking routes become more challenging when they are coated with the slippery layer of snow as thick as 10 inches.
The frozen lake beckons – Chadar Trek
The trek is considered as the toughest trek all over the world. Given that you have to walk on the freezing ice for more than 100 km under freezing conditions makes the trek even more thrilling.
The big cat’s den – Snow Leopard Trek
Thepackage tour to LehLadakh gives you the opportunity to trek in Hemis National Park in the northern frontier of Himalayas. The Snow Leopard Trek in winter is popularly known for sightseeing wildlife in the park especially the big Himalayan cat which is the endangered species and the pride of Himalayas.
Some other popular treks include Sham Valley Trek, Parang La and Kang Yatse.