Landscape

A sparsely populated cold desert landscape, Ladakh is one of the world’s highest inhabited terrain. Set amidst broad, arid valleys of the Indus and Zanskar and soaring hills dwarfed by snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan and Karakoram Mountain ranges. With the scorching sun and the cold piercing winds, Ladakh is a land of extremes, with unpredictable weather conditions. Apart from its breath-taking natural vistas, rooted within is a strong cultural vista that provides a break from the vastness of the desert. The landscape of Ladakh has been carved by wind, water and ice for more than a few million years. It is rugged and mountainous with soil cover which is thin, sandy and porous. Thus, there is little or no vegetation found in this barren landscape.