Highlights of Ladakh - 8 days/7 nights
Iconic cultures, religions, and ancient history make India one of the most diverse, intense, and fascinating countries in the world.
A mountainous region in the disputed northwest Jammu and Kashmir area in north India, Ladakh was an independent kingdom for nine centuries as a strategic location at the crossroads of trans-Himalaya trade routes. Traders from the neighboring Muslim lands (both Kashmir and East Turkistan, now the Xinjiang province of China) were a common sight in Leh’s bazaar until the 20th century. Strongly influenced by Tibet, Ladakh is not only home to some of the most beautiful and serene monasteries you’ll ever see, but is also a land of rich natural beauty – and it’s this natural beauty that hits you so hard, because it’s a barren beauty. Many travelers find themselves at a loss to understand how something so barren can yet be so beautiful.