The first thing which comes to your mind is Fluttering prayer flags, barren yellow golden landscape, and huge blue lakes.This region is referred as the land of high mountain passes. There is an old saying in Ladakhi “who comes to Ladakh is either the best of friends or the worst of enemies”.
Ladakh is located in the eastern part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is mostly barren, because it falls in the rain shadow area. This makes it a popular travel destination, because you have longer climbing and trekking seasons. The barren mountains have different colours varying from tingy purple to golden yellow.
The well maintained roads across high passes and though broad valleys makes it a ideal destination for leisure road journies as well. The vibes and the exorbitant charm this place has cannot be explained in words, you simply have to be there to feel it.
The elevation of the region varies from 2760 metres in Kargil to 7672 metres on the summit of Saser Kangri. The average elevation of most destinations on the road is 3500 to 4500 metres. The passes are much higher with the highest being at Khardungla at 5359 metres being the highest.
It’s huge blue water lakes, enchanting landscapes, long tranquil treks, and high challenging mountain summits makes Ladakh a great paradise for travellers around the world. The clean dry air, magnificent scenery and the warm hospitality of the people makes Ladakh a truly special place.
Ladakh is assessable by air route from Delhi only. There are daily 3 flights of Go, Jet and Air India. There are two routes by road to reach Ladakh. . Manali to Leh via keylong and Sarchu, which is 475 kms. .Srinagar to Leh via Drass and Kargil, which is 434 kms.
Status of the roads as on for now, Nov, 2019, Srinagar Leh is closed via Jozilla pass, and Rohtang pass is also closed if you want to take the Manali- leh highway. All flights to Leh are operating.