Why You Should Make Leh Your Next Adventure Destination

India, Leh Guide (B): Why You Should Make Leh Your Next Adventure Destination

Apart from it being really difficult to reach, the air is notoriously low on oxygen. So, just walking around its dusty streets can be a challenge, particularly if you’ve just arrived and need to acclimatise. And those that are unprepared or ignore the potential risks of altitude sickness can find it not only an uncomfortable place to be but one that could actually turn out to be fatal.

That being said, if you want to experience authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture, incredible mountain scenery, multi-day high-altitude trekking and some of the highest and most epic road trips on Earth, then Leh really should be on your bucket list of places to visit.

Leh is the capital of Ladakh, a mountainous region within the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). But unlike Muslim-dominated J&K, the region is predominantly populated by ethnic Tibetans, practising Buddhism.

For roughly six months of the year (between October and March) the town and the two main highway routes connecting it to the rest of India are blanketed with heavy snow and severe sub-zero temperatures. The town is effectively cut off from the rest of the world by road and has to survive on supplies stored during the summer. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Why You Should Make Leh Your Next Adventure Destination
Guide Location: India » Leh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre   Shanti Stupa   Stok Mountain Range   Leh Palace   Tsemo Fort and Monastery   Thiksey Monastery   Padma Guest House & Hotel  
Author: Ian Mackenzie
Read it on author's website: https://www.aboveusonlyskies.com/leh-adventure-holiday-destination/