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Suggested Treks
» Chadar Ice Trek
» Outer to Inner Saraj
» Throne of the Gods
» Indus Valley Trek
» The Classic Markha Valley
» Chandra Tal
» Ladakh Monastery Trek
» Journey to South Zanskar
» Trans-Zanskar Expedition
» The Passes of Spiti
» Spiti to Ladakh
» The Rupshu: trek
» The Great Salt Lakes: Changtang
» The Nubra Valley
» Zanskar Through Back Door
» Manali Ladakh Trek
Places of Interest
» Drass
» Kargil
» Suru Valley
» Sankoo
» Rangdum
» Zanskar
» Padum
» Phugthal
» Sani
» Stongdey
» Zangla
» Zongkhul
 
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Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range.

In geological terms, this is a young land, formed only a few million years ago by the buckling and folding of the earth's crust as the Indian sub-continent pushed with irresistible force against the immovable mass of Asia. Its basic contours, uplifted by these unimaginable tectonic movements, have been modified over the millennia by the opposite process of erosion, sculpted into the form we see today by wind and water.

Yes, water! Today, a high -altitude desert, sheltered from the rain-bearing clouds of the Indian monsoon by the barrier of the Great Himalaya, Ladakh was once covered by an extensive lake system, the vestiges of which still exist on its south -east plateaux of Rupshu and Chushul - in drainage basins with evocative names like Tso-moriri, Tsokar, and grandest of all, Pangong-tso. Occasionally, some stray monsoon clouds do find their way over the Himalaya, and lately this seems to be happening with increasing frequency. But the main source of water remains the winter snowfall. Drass, Zanskar and the Suru Valley on the Himalaya's northern flank receive heavy snow in winter; this feeds the glaciers whose meltwater, carried down by streams, irrigates the fields in summer. For the rest of the region, the snow on the peaks is virtually the only source of water. As the crops grow, the villagers pray not for rain, but for sun to melt the glaciers and liberate their water. Usually their prayers are answered, for the skies are clear and the sun shines for over 300 days in the year.

Ladakh lies at altitudes ranging from about 9,000 feet (2750m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. Thus summer temperatures rarely exceed about 27 degree celcius in the shade, while in winter they may plummet to minus 20 degree celcius even in Leh. Surprisingly, though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more intense than at lower altitudes; 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!



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Discover Ladakh
Explore Ladakh:: Adventure Tourism in Ladakh :: Pilgrimage in Ladakh :: Wildlife in Ladakh :: Travel Tips

Suggested Treks
Chadar Ice Trek :: Outer to Inner Saraj :: Throne of the Gods :: Indus Valley Trek
The Classic Markha Valley :: Chandra Tal :: Ladakh Monastery Trek
Journey to South Zanskar :: Trans-Zanskar Expedition :: The Passes of Spiti
Spiti to Ladakh :: The Rupshu: trek :: The Great Salt Lakes: Changtang
The Nubra Valley :: Zanskar Through Back Door :: Manali Ladakh Trek

Places of Interest
Drass :: Kargil :: Suru Valley :: Sankoo :: Rangdum :: Zanskar :: Padum :: Phugthal
Sani :: Stongdey :: Zangla :: Zongkhul



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