Ladakh, situated at a height of 3,521 to 11,552 feet, is the most sparsely populated region in Northern India. Having retained its scenic beauty, snow capped mountains and steep valleys and mountains; it is one of the most attractive tourist locations in India. People of Ladakh follow Buddhism or Islam. With a large number of Buddhist monasteries spread across the area, Ladakh is also rightly known as ‘Little Tibet’.
It is a land of ‘High Passes’ and is famous for numerous trekking camps that are located at Leh, in Ladakh. One can reach here from Delhi by air or by road from Manali, which is a 2-day journey. There are a number of valleys in Ladakh, which include Suru, Indus (bordering Ladakh) Zanskar, Padua, Shyok, Zangla, Rangdhum Phugthal, Stongdey, Sankoo and Drass. It is a land loved by trekkers and one comes across rare species of birds and animals inhabiting the place. Special care is required to trek along Ladakh including proper planning of night stay at camps and arrangements of food and clothing.