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Ladakh, ‘the Land of High Passes’, is a beautiful region in India. Snowcapped peaks, clear blue skies, barren mountains with meandering rivers, Ladakh is picturesque! It’s not only known for its scenic beauty but also for some of the most difficult treks. Bike lovers enjoy this trail of rugged mountains. Nature lovers can’t have enough of Ladakh. Here, we give you 10 amazing pictures of Ladakh which encapsulate the lovely places that you can visit there, and make memories that will last for a lifetime
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1. Tsomoriri Lake
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Tsomoriri Lake is known for its scenic splendor. The high altitude lake is set between Ladakh in the north, Tibet in the east and Zanskar in the west. It is the highest brackish water lake in India, situated at an elevation of 15,075 ft.
2. Lingshed Monastery
Lingshed Monastery is a Gelugpa Buddhist Monastery in the Zanskar region. It houses about 60 monks. It consists of six principal shrines, kitchens, storerooms and on its uppermost floor, an apartment for Ngari Rinpoche or other visiting high lamas.
Zanskar is a high altitude semi-desert lying in the Northern part of the Great Himalayan Range. Pleasant climate, barren landscapes, snow-capped Himalayan Mountains and sparkling rivers make Zanskar a perfect holiday destination.
4. Sumda Chun
Sumda Chun is a village located at an elevation of 12,000 ft, known for a temple built by Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo. This village can be reached only after a 5-hour steep river valley trek.
5. Khardung La
At an elevation of 18,379 ft, Khardung La is the world’s highest motorable road and it serves as a gateway to Shyok and Nubra valleys in Ladakh.
6. Thiksey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery is the largest gompa in central Ladakh. The monastery is located at an altitude of 3,600 metres.
7. Markha Valley
Markha Valley is considered one of the most popular and scenic Ladakh treks. It is popular for its panoramic views, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and remote villages.
8. Chang La
Chang La is at an elevation of 17,586 ft. It is the third-highest motorable road in the world. The name literally means “Pass towards the South” or “Pass in the South”.
9. Nubra Valley
Nubra Valley is a tri-armed valley located to the North-East of Ladakh valley. Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with scanty vegetation.
10. Hemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Drukpa lineage. The annual Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is held here in early June.