Ladakh, the ‘Land of High Passes’ possesses a timeless, rugged beauty. The landscape of jagged, arid mountains is different from any other in India, with whitewashed monasteries and stupas decorating rocky outcrops, scores of colourful prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze, and lush green villages nestling photogenically in this mountainous desert.
The adventure starts with one of the most scenic flights in the world, from Delhi over the Himalayas into Leh. On a clear day, a spectacular Himalayan vista unfolds before your eyes.
Visit magnificent monasteries and gompas to discover the rich history and culture of this important stop on the famous Silk Route, learn about its royal Namgyal family, and marvel at one of the last Tantric Buddhist societies on Earth.
The Nubra Valley is reached via Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, where the cold desert of Hundar with its Bacterian Camels, and the Diskit monastery await those who travel to this remote and beautiful spot.
Meet the disarmingly friendly and pragmatic Tibetan people who’ve preserved their traditional lifestyle while adopting new technologies like solar energy.