Leh Ladakh which is also known as India’s moonland is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations that have stunning locations that can catch your attention. From beautiful monasteries to the pristine Tibetan culture, you can soak the beauty of the cool climate of these places situated in the Northernmost part of the country. Being the union territory of Kashmir, Ladakh is placed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that starts from the Siachen Glacier and continues to extend to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas.
This eclectic tourist destination is divided into two locations, Leh and Kargil districts that have beautiful monasteries, picturesque locations, and interesting markets to capture your sights. The most beautiful thing about this place is that it is an entirely eco-friendly destination that is free from plastic usage. Not only this, if you visit this spot you can come across climbing, jeep trips, rafting, and high-altitude trekking are all popular activities in Ladakh.
Outside the summer months, Leh Ladakh is unreachable by road. From October to May, the road passes close together, and the only way to travel to the left is by air. If you buy any of the tour packages to Leh Ladakh, then you can experience a different taste of destination getaway. In the blog below, you will understand the significance of Leh Ladakh and also the tourist spots and events that you can attend while you visit the place for your next vacation.
Which is the best time to visit Leh Ladakh?
If you are willing to spread your wings and go out to nature’s lap in the northernmost part of the country for a vacation with your family or partner, then the most favorable time to visit Leh Ladakh is during the summer months, from April through July, when temperatures range from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. Ladakh stays cold almost throughout the year because of its extremely cold temperature, so it is advisable that you carry all winter clothes from woolen sweaters, leather jackets, scarves. While the summers are lovely, the winters are quite harsh and brutal. In that scenario, the ideal time to visit Ladakh is undoubtedly during the summer months to escape the scorching heat in other parts of the country while enjoying calming winds gushing your face.
What are the events that you can attend in Leh Ladakh?
Mountain biking is one of the most difficult adventures sports available, and it is not for the faint of heart. Ladakh’s topography and landscape are ideal for adventure sports enthusiasts. Enjoy your time in this wonderful place by going on long or small trips.
Ladakh, which is located between 2750 and 7672 meters above sea level, provides great topography for trekking. Travelers can participate in a variety of trekking tours, which is one of the reasons why so many adventurers flock to this location. The months of June to September are ideal for visiting this location because it is not influenced by the monsoon.
Lamayuru Monastery is one of Ladakh’s most ancient and largest monasteries. It has an indescribable appeal and beauty, dating back to the 11th century. In the second and fifth months of the Tibetan lunar calendar, two mask dance festivals are conducted here, during which monks surround the gompa and conduct prayers.
This celebration, held in the Karsha Monastery, commemorates the triumph of good over evil. A Black Hat Dance is done throughout the festival. In addition, the monks do a masked dance similar to ‘Chaam.’ The Spitok Gutor Zanskar Festival is another name for it.
The Zanskar river, which flows through the Ladakh valley, freezes over in January and February, making it the sole way to reach the main valley. Trekkers from all over the world flock to this ice river. Due to the creation of a heavy covering of snow, it is known as the Chadar Trek and is regarded as one of the most perilous and demanding treks in the world.
Dosmoche Festival is one of the most well-known festivities in the Leh-Ladakh region. The festival takes place in the spectacular Leh Palace, exactly before the start of the Tibetan New Year. Monks from several monasteries congregate in the palace courtyards to conduct Chams”. It symbolizes the triumph of the forces of good over the forces of evil.
In the first month of the Tibetan new year, the Oracle Matho Nagrang Festival is held at the Matho Monastery or Matho Gompa in Ladakh. Two oracles, or Ronstang, are said to occupy the bodies of two carefully chosen monks in order to foretell the village’s and individual villagers’ futures. Outsiders may find such customs incredible, but for the people who live here, they are a way of life. It is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism’s Sakya School, and it is celebrated with tremendous pomp and show, as are all Tibetan holidays.
The Hemis Festival is a two-day event that is organized by the Hemis Gompa monastery, commemorates Padmasambhava’s birth as the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The assembly of the lamas around the central flagpole, where they perform mystic mask dances (Chams) and sacred performances, is the festival’s main attraction.
Thus, the next time you visit Leh Ladakh you will love to explore the amazing festivals and events that will bring smiles to your face and your close ones. Wake up to one of the best holiday packages for 4N/5D Leh Ladakh that will include a sightseeing tour, food tour, shopping tour, and adventures.
Pick the most amazing season out of monsoon, summer, and winter depending on your tolerability of the extreme winters from the month of November to February. It is advisable for all the tourists or travel enthusiasts to choose the summer months from April to July so that there is no restriction in the way of sightseeing, activities or adventures, and all other inclusions of the tour to Leh Ladakh. Make sure you connect with one of the most expert travel agencies that can offer you a remarkable tour package for Leh Ladakh.