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Ladakh is a region, which has allured a large number of adventure enthusiasts, beauty admirers, and spirituality seekers. Being a part of Jammu and Kashmir, the region also enjoys the partial love of mother nature. Noted for abundant beauty and most adventurous trek routes, Ladakh is a preferred tourists destination for every kind of traveller. A large number of Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh makes the aura spiritual. Attraction like Leh palace has made the region alluring for heritage lovers also. Fairs and festivals of the region are also worth-experiencing. Colourful clothes and traditional performances make Ladakh tour unforgettable.
Ladakh is a land that still has different unexplored routes. Tourists visit this treasure land to explore the new routes and to set the new records. The speciality of these treks is, no matter how many times you have explored the treks, the journey will be fresh and interesting. The treks are opened between the months of June and October, before the snow fall begins in the region. Narrow and rugged treks of Ladakh serve like a box of gems, you can choose the one you like. Kargil, Nubra Valley, Pangong, Tso Moriri, Zanskar and many other treks in the region make the visit a treasure hunt for travellers.
Polo is one of the games, played regularly in summer. Popularity of the game can be judged with the fact that it is played twice a week on Leh polo ground. The game is not less than any religion here. Regular tournaments and matches are played here with great enthusiasm. These tournaments are also organized during Ladakh festival, which is held in September.
Recognized as the 'Lion River'', Indus river originates from the Kailash mountain and the Mansarovar lake in Tibet. The river offers breath-taking views of Himalayas and is one of the best destinations to enjoy river rafting. There are many agents and operators who provide you the equipment for rafting and take extra care about the safety of the adventure enthusiasts. July to September is the best time to experience the river rafting in Indus and Zanskar river. During this time, daily trips are organised.
This is the latest and most dangerous activity amongst the adventures of Ladakh. Adventurers, who want to try something new and risky can try mountain biking. Exploring high and unspoiled regions of Ladakh is difficult and is a challenge for those who wish to set the new mile stones in their adventure records. These unapproachable treks of Ladakh are a treat for bikers. Tourists can hire bikes on rent for this adventure activity. It is advised to get the complete information about the route before starting mountain biking as some routes are harsh and as narrow as only one vehicle can pass at a time. The most popular biker trek is from Manali to Leh.
Camping and Jeep Safari are also treat for the travellers. A stay in camp brings you to the basics of life and enables you to live life in pure form with only basic necessities. If you wish to cover the region in small time, Jeep safari can serve you the best. These both can be tried in Zanskar.