Spread across a large area, Ladakh is paradise for nature and adventure lovers. Most part of Ladakh is absolutely barren as there is scanty rainfall leading to no natural vegetation ( No trees , no grass, no flowers that grow on their own ) . People of Ladakh have learnt to cultivate land and you will see patches of green where people live
People of Ladakh follow Buddhism and for those who have a desire to learn about Buddhism will find plenty of opportunities here by interacting with locals & Monks and visiting various Monasteries.
There is considerable Indian Army presence at regular intervals owing to close proximity to China and Pakistan. There are certain areas which are restricted for visitors and prior permission must be taken from the Leh, DC Office before planning a trip to these place.
Exploring the Area
One of the best ways to explore the region is by Road and if you are keen on visiting the remote regions then a hike through the villages is what you must plan.
The rough and rugged outdoors, the rolling hills, adorned with beauty. Take scenic drives from Manali to Leh or towards Srinagar. The Drives towards Pangong Tso or Tso Moriri are simply breathtaking. You can visit the marvel of nature, the Nubra valley through the mighty Khardung La. The trees, with mixed beauty, explode into reds and oranges when autumn arrives ( generally towards September end / October )