Other Adventures :
Ladakh can be a difficult place to travel. The mountains are steep and in the winter snowfall closes many of the mountain passes and makes the few roads treacherous. Some villages become completely inaccessible between November and March. One method of accessing snow-bound villages during the winter is trekking on top of the ice of frozen rivers. The Chadar trek is one such route, connecting villages in the Zanskar valley (deep in the mountains) with Chilling (on the road to Leh) along the frozen Zanskar River. This route has been used for centuries for trade and transportation, and is most reliable in February when the ice is most stable.
In the highest reaches of the Western Himalaya is Ladakh, and area of rugged beauty, much like a moonscape at times. It is a mountainous land of high passes, green-bottomed valleys and vast, barren expanses, with its rarefied atmosphere, lying in the shadows of the Karakoram and Himalayas.
Zanskar River, a remote Himalayan tributary of the Indus harbors one of the most spectacular navigable gorges in the world. Hailed as the ” Grand Canyon of the Himalaya ” a journey down the Zanskar features an excursion through a geologic paradise, submersion into a culture (Zanskari) virtually unknown throughout the contemporary world and a thrilling whitewater adventure.
Destination inde be among the first to explore a new road over Warila pass and bike through the beautiful Sakti and Nubra valleys. This tour ends on the highest note possible, a cycle up (and of course down) one of the highest motorable roads in the world.
The trek starts from Hemis monastery (one of the richest monastery in Ladakh). It enters in famous Markha valley and Zanskar via Junglam, which is open only for a month. In summer this route is closed due to water crossing and in winter heavy snowfall.
The most distinctive feature of the Bactrian camel is its two humps. These humps, contrary to popular belief, are designed to store fat and not water. They are used for nourishment when food isscarde ambient. However, it is true that bactrian camels can go several days without water.
Horse Trekking is one of the best ways to truly explore Ladakh, from Changthang plateaus that stretch as far as the eye can see, to snow-capped Mountains soaring uptp 7000m and enchanting valleys and gorges Markha & Hidden valley. Riding on horseback allows you to get back to nature and enjoy the solitude and harmony of wilderness in Ladakh.