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Set between the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram Range, the Ladakh region spells untouched scenery with blue lakes, snow laden mountains and a clear blue sky. Leh, the hub of the region is among a few destinations that are like no other. Its magnificent towering snow-clad mountains reach up to a clear azure sky. The rhythmic chant of the monks in an ancient monastery takes you on a different plane. The icy cold waters surging down from the glacial heights look stunning as the Sun shines brightly. Their remains no sense of date and time in Ladakh.

The Land of Passes and the Roof of the World as Ladakh is called; a journey through its rugged landscape is simply incredible. Ladakh lies at altitudes that range from about 2750 meters at Kargil to 7,672 meters at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. Its altitude and hostile terrain make it compulsory for travellers to spend a day or two in Leh acclimatizing. Altitude sickness...headache, vomiting, insufficient air to breathe, restlessness, and fatigue are some of the harsh ways in which the mighty mountains welcome you.

The easiest but probably the worst and not as exciting way to reach Leh is to fly from Delhi. Delhi-Manali-Leh or Jammu – Srinagar-Kargil –Leh are other options to reach Leh. + more about Leh

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Bob Symn on 11 Apr 2011

Here is a brief note on how one can travel by road from Delhi to Manali; Manali to Leh; Leh to Kargil; Kargil to Sringar; Srinagar to Patnitop and back to Delhi

Delhi-Manali (585 km), Manali- Rohtang Pass - Jespa (138 km), Jespa - Sarchu (77 km), Sarchu-Leh (283 km), Leh - Kargil (164 km); Kargil-Drass- Srinagar-Patnitop (378 km), and Patnitop - Delhi (698 km).

One can stop at (depending upon the time one has) Manali, Jespa, Sarchu, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar and Patnitop



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