Ladakh Information

Ladakh, known as the land of high passes, is part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and often referred to as "Little Lhasa" due to the similarity in its culture and landscape with early Tibet. Ladakh is one of the least explored region of India and did not open up to tourists until the mid 70s. This land is renowned for its friendly people, diverse, mystical and untouched culture, snow covered peaks and magnificent lakes.

Framed by two of the world's most imposing mountain ranges, the Karakorams to the North, the Himalayas to the south and lies crossways to two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. East Ladakh is mainly Buddhist and is culturally similar to Tibet while west Ladakh is predominantly Muslim. Ladakh has approximately 13 Gompas, the most important being Hemis.

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