Ladakh is known for surreal scenic beauty. The breath-taking landscapes, snow-clad mountains, serene lakes and huge glaciers will never leave a traveller disappointed. Plus, the vibrant monasteries, culture and traditions and thrilling bike trips have placed Ladakh in every traveller’s bucket list. Ladakh offers so many things to do apart from generic sightseeing. Why don’t we have a look and know more.
Thrilling and Fun Things to Do in Ladakh
Spotting Snow Leopard
There is nothing as enthralling as spotting at a Snow Leopard, viewed in only a scarce place in the entire world. Spot the beautiful animal on the snow leopard hike in one of the famous Ladakh attractions – the Hemis National Park, habitat to over 200 snow leopards which can be seen only in the chilly winter season.
Chhams Performance by Llamas
One of the most amazing things to do in Ladakh is viewing the Llams perform the lively Chhams. You haven’t felt the essence and true charm of Ladakh if you haven’t experienced the dance drama boasting vibrant clothes and sturdy masks. Be a part of the Hemis Festival or Ladakh Festival to be fascinated by the animated dances.
Early Morning Prayer at a Monastery
Don’t just explore the beautiful Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh, instead stay there at night! A stay in Hemis monastery overnight lets you to be a part of the early morning prayers, a pulsating and invigorating experience and a must experience for all.
Try Local Food
When in Ladakh, east as the Ladakhis eat. The wish-granting yak offers the nomads milk, butter and meat for the platter and in absolutely no other area of India, re you going to get the scope to check out this yummy cheese made from the milk of Yak. Locally called Chhurpi, try it in its native form or as the sumptuous Yak cheese momos. Do not miss to have maggi at the highest cafeteria of the World at Khardung La Pass- the highest motorable passes in the world.
Bactrian Camel Safari
A safari on the double humped Bactrian Camels at the sand dunes of Hunder is a special name on the list of things to do in Ladakh. Such camels are seen in the terrain, along the breathtakingly charming Shyok and Nubra River. This is the essential part of the caravans that used to explore on the prehistoric trade trail
See the Frozen Pangong Tso Lake
The azure beauty of the lake resembles an artist’s dream. Perched at 14,270 feet, the lake sprawls from Ladakh to Tibet in the north and is open from April for tourists. Photographers see undying charm here capturing, surreal beauties like mountains, lakes, meadows and waterfalls. Pangong Tso Lake is partially frozen in April and allures every nature enthusiast and photography buffs.