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Exciting Ways to Have an Ideal Travel Experience in Leh Ladakh

Posted last August 18, 2012, 2:09 am in Travel Guide report article


India yet captivates many attentions from all over the world and the reason behind it is the variety of activities it offers; mainly the adventurous one in the deep valleys of the great Himalayas. Right from spiritual tour for the adventurous one, Leh Ladakh brings every fascinated chill-axing moment for you for a tremendously lovely traveling experience.Let us explore some of them:Wildlife explorationLadakh is a unique wildlife destination, with many rare and exotic animals and birds seen in this high Himalayan plateau. The alpine climate and rugged mountains are home to many different species of flora and fauna, which you can find during your tours to Ladakh. The Ladakh region is a very perfect habitat for many wild species including wide species of birds and animals including yaks, Nyan, Urial, Bharat, Ibex, Chiru and Snow Leopard the most attractive species in Ladakh. The variety of birds found in this zone is Tibetan snow cocks, griffon vultures, and lammergeyers or bearded vultures, which have a 3 m-long wingspan. Many migratory birds are seen in Ladakh including the graceful Black-necked Crane, which can be seen flying in distinctive V-shaped formation across the clear Himalayan sky.Trekking in Leh LadakhLadakh is set amidst the two glorious mountains the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram that brings great trekking opportunities in the ladakh region and the Zanskar region. Ladakh is really an ecstasy for the trekkers and the adventure lovers and by offering the moderate to tough trekking at various ranges of regions the trekking experience is just amazing. Some of the most popular trek routes in Ladakh are Spituk to Markha Valley, Lamayuru Gompa to Chilling and Likir to Temisgam, Stok Kangri trek, Nubra Valley Trek, Trans Zanskar trek, Rupshu Valley trek and much more.Mountain biking expeditionsLadakh offers many unspoiled areas for a real exploration in the form of mountain biking. The journey from Manali to Leh, 475 km is one of the ultimate challenges for the mountain bikers. The route crosses four high passes with an accumulated altitude of 29,000 feet-the equivalent of cycling to the summit of Mt. Everest from sea level. From June to the first week of October is the ideal time for mountain biking. The most popular mountain biking routes are Leh, Thiksey, Hemis, Hyamnya, Chumathang, Karzok, Tsokar and Debring.Zanskar River RaftingLadakh has three major rivers, where you can undertake river rafting sports. The Indus in Leh region, Shayok in Nubra and Zanskar River in Zanskar are the range of rafting options available on these rivers. Zanskar River Expeditions trip begins with a flight over the Himalayas into the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh. The most difficult but exciting option for river rafting is on the Zanskar along its spectacular course through the gorge in the Zanskar Mountains, between Padum and Nimo. This is suitable only for well organized white-water expedition, prepared for several days of river running and camping in absolute wilderness.

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