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5 Undiscovered Places in Ladakh


Correct me if I’m wrong, the best feelings as a backpacker is lacing your sneakers out to explore to a destination you’ve been dreaming about visiting for years. Isn’t that true? Such a place is Ladakh. There is something about Ladakh that makes it the best backpacker’s destination in India. Ladakh is known as the Land of High Passes with the snow blanketed mountain peaks and Tibetan monasteries under its belt. It also has the best trekking places, camping points, sweeping villages, and pristine valley that left every tourist speechless with its perfect beauty.

As when it comes about the best places to visit in Ladakh, you would have expected the Pangong Tso Lake, Nubra Valley, Khardung La Pass. Undoubtedly, all of these places of attractions in Ladakh are enthralling to visit for specific reasons. But in this section, we’re going to tell you about the glimpse of some of the lesser known or undiscovered attractions in Ladakh. Not to mention, these places are equally compelling sights.

1. Turtuk


Land of Balti’s and Apricots - that’s the real thing about Turtuk. Turtuk is the last village of India before the LOC (Line of Control) and is very much similar for it’s a vivid image of people looking entirely different, just like you heard the villagers of Malana village. It is full of pink and white people and gives tourists the hint that as if these people are from Iran. To really understand the culture of Balti’s people, one needs to cover 202 km approx from the Leh to Turtuk Village.

2. Uleytokpo


This is a famous camping place in Ladakh and is positioned approx 59 km from the Leh town. With its prominent setting on the banks of the Indus River, this unexplored place in Ladakh is the place to be to connect with yourself and with the mother nature. Enjoy the sound of the gurgling waters while sitting or camping at the riverside. Plan your perfect picnic in the lush green grasses of Uleytokpo while sipping hot tea with your friends on Ladakh group tour.

  3. Panamik


This is a picturesque village in the Nubra Valley and shares an approx 140 km distance from the Leh. Panamik has a unique appeal in its beauty as it is home to sulfur spring, which drastically contrasts the cold Siachen Glacier, which is a few km distances away. If you wish to connect with nature at the more profound level, then visiting this village in the Nubra Valley is a sight to behold. However, the civilians are restricted to visit this glacier.

Tip: Wash away your sins in the hot sulfur springs by taking a holy bath, locals believe that the hot sulfur is capable of curing skin diseases. Sperate pools are available for male and female. What else do you want more?

4. Changthang


Known for its spectacular beauty, deep-rooted Ladakh culture, Changthang is way cooler than any other destination in Ladakh. Yes, you read that right! This unexplored destination in Ladakh has not only been often compared to the Tibet, but it is actually a part of the Tibet itself. Changthang is located at the height of 15,400 ft and is a region famous for Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary, the sanctuary is surrounded by two pristine lakes - Pangong and Tso Moriri. If you’re looking to plan your Ladakh trip, Changthang should be on your itinerary.

5. Lamayuru


Located 114 km from the Leh city, Lamayuru is a new backpacker capital of India for all the right reasons. This unexplored place in Ladakh has hospitable and heartwarming locals. Homestays provided by the locals are comfortable and affordable to stay. There is a famous Lamayuru monastery for which the region is renowned for. The monstery is founded in the 11th century and is home to near 200 monks. If you're looking for a spiritual break amidst the mountains, visit Lamayuru on your Ladakh itinerary.

So, which undiscovered place in Ladakh excites you the most? Tell us your valuable views and visit our website here - www.go2ladakh.in

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