Popuraly known as 'Hermit Kingdom',Ladakh is a land of snow carved peaks,translucent Lakes,barren terrain and mystic culture. It is also known as little Tibet and has a great Buddhist tradition. Visit the various mosteries out of which Shey,Thikse,Hemise,Lamayuri,and Likir are the most important ones. Every year in the month of June Hemis Festival is held which is a unique experience.
This is the highest inhabited region in India and the River Indus with its tributaries,slice their way through the ranges. The hill resort of Ladakh is surrounded by the Karakoram Range in the north. The Himalayas border Ladakh in the south. The Indus River flows through Ladakh and divides it into Leh,Nubra,Zanskar,lower Ladakh and Rupshu. Geographically speaking the landscape of Ladakh comprises of uplands,craggy,barren cliffs and plateaus.
Hemis monastery : Hemis in Ladakh,is situated at a distance of 40 km southeast of Leh. Famous for spectacular scenic beauty,exotic wildlife,varied cultural influences and the historic Hemis Monastery.