Ladakh is dream home for everyone who wants to enjoy adventures. The fantastic views and majestic landscapes not only excite you but also give you an experience of a lifetime. There is no second thought that Ladakh is a dream destination for all the adventure junkies out there. This scenic and majestic landscape is an adventure in itself, the natural habitat and sights it offers to the travellers add further to the experience of visiting Ladakh. This incandescent beauty of the land not only provides with the scenic view of its landscape but also some of the best adventure and snow sports in Ladakh.
Here are some of the best adventures sports to enjoy while you are in Ladakh:
If you opt for trekking, there are three places which bring out the real adventurer in you. The Chadar trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. The Zanskar river freezes during the winter months transforming itself into a blanket of ice. Trekkers and adventurers travel during the winter months of January- February to experience an enthralling trek. However, this place has harsh climatic conditions. The Markha valley is surrounded with greeneries and streams. It is a 9-day trek and the best place to visit is between May-September. Two more famous treks are Stok Kangri trek and Snow Leopard trek.
If you’re an adventure freak and heights get you high then travelling to these is a must. Both Khardung La and Marsimik La are considered as the highest motorable roads though there are conflicts about which one is the highest. Among other thrill rides are Taglang La, Wari La, Lachalung La etc.
Rafting in Ladakh is like no other – chilly gushing rapids, landscapes with mountains and the sheer adventure of bouncing in the water and is best in Indus and Zanskar river.
Ladakh marathon can certainly provide a sense of accomplishment to the runner as it is the highest and one of the toughest marathons. It is certainly a unique experience as it allows you to run with the locals giving you a taste of their lifestyle and culture.
The Great Himalayas in Ladakh offers various tops that are best for both amateur and expert mountaineers. The welcoming tribes and lovely monasteries on the path add a feather in the hat.
Numerous camping sites in Ladakh offer this as the region there freezes in winter. The cool deserts prepare for winter season sporting activities; skating as well as ice hockey is becoming hugely popular here.
The camel safari and jeep safari are both good options if you want to explore the scenic beauty of mountains and valleys in Ladakh. The challenging altitudes gives your adrenalin the much-needed rush and keeps it alive throughout your safari. The double humped camel safari takes you to places where vehicles cannot enter.
Whatever your choice is incredible India welcomes you to Ladakh!