Type of tour:Guided
Level:4
Duration:9 Nights
Distance:45 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: Jun 1-Sep 30, 2015 for groups of 2 or more.
Tour price:US$2131
Start city:Delhi, India
End city:Leh, India
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Beautiful Leh and Buddhist Monasteries
Ladakh: The Little Tibet

Tour Description: Guided

Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Himalayas and Karakoram, Ladakh lies at an altitude ranging from about 2,750 meters/9,022 feet at Kargil to 7,672 meters/25,170 feet at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram.

Thus the summer temperatures rarely exceed about 27 Degree C in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to minus 20 Degree C even in Leh. It is said that only in Ladakh can a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time.

The people of Ladakh are predominantly Buddhist and practice Tibetan Buddhism tempered with the old animistic faith and Tantricism. Besides Buddhism, a large area of Ladakh like Drass and the lower Suru valley are inhabited almost exclusively by Muslim population.

It is a truly awe-inspiring ride as we pedal through the cold high altitude desert. A land of extremes with brown mountains and blue waters, burning sun and freezing winds, glaciers and sand dunes, it is hard to distinguish between reality and fantasy in this mystical land. Also known as ‘Little Tibet’, Ladakh has beautiful monasteries, full of priceless art and antiques, scattered across its arid landscape. The unforgiving yet beautiful landscape, the isolated yet elaborate monasteries, and the weathered yet spiritual people are bound to make this your most memorable ride ever.

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