Are you looking to travel to India during the monsoon season? Unsure where to go? You won’t be disappointed by the enchanting destination of Ladakh – this is a land like no other.
When to visit
Ladakh is an ideal destination to visit during the Indian monsoon, between May and September.
Ladakh is known for its remote mountain beauty and culture, tucked within two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Himalayas and the Karakoram. The capital, Leh, is situated at an altitude of 3,500 m (10,500 ft).
The forces of nature seem to have conspired to render a magical realist landscape where extremes co-exist – desert and blue waters, a burning sun and freezing winds and also
Ladakh’s many soul-enriching monasteries are awe-inspiring.
Often referred to as “Little Tibet”, Ladakh has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture. The austerity and inaccessibility of the land has led to a unique Buddhist culture where generations of monks have developed concepts revolving around silence and emptiness.
The land brims with unique and mystifying “gompas” (monasteries) perched on soaring hilltops and often dwarfed by snowcapped mountains. Ancient palaces clinging to sheer rock walls provide an in-depth memoir for any guest.
Ladakh’s people are delightful, with their Tibetan warmth and colorful clothing. This is most clearly seen during the many festivals that usually occur from June through to August. During these occasions, religious mask dances typically depict the battle between good and evil and locals enjoy chang, the local barley beer, popular during such social gatherings.
Trekking, camel rides, more…
For the adventurous spirit, the great outdoors is like manna for the soul.
This high-altitude desert has a landscape that is akin to the lunar one and is perfect for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts with its lure of part reality and part fantasy. glaciers and sand dunes.
Jeep safaris, white water rafting, cycling and even short camel rides through the snow desert on a double-humped Bactrian camel are possible here.
Or, simply encounter the ethereal by sitting under the starry night sky with a small bonfire close by and the great expanse of the Himalayas surrounding you.