Some refer it to the Indian Shangri-La. The Jagged land of high passes, whole aura, the towering Himalayan ranges makes Ladakh a surreal place to be in. The flutter of the prayer flags on the Buddhist monasteries with their spiritual message, winding rivers and little human activity is a stark contrast to the barren cold desert around. It’s the highest plateau of the state and has high motor-able roads running across it. The mighty Indus River, the Siachen glacier, barren mountains-capes, ancient monasteries, clear blue salty lakes attract tourists from around the world. Ladakhis are ethnically diverse with Tibetan/Aryan influence and are self-sufficient in their survival and have high ecological awareness setting a good example for others to follow. The place is tailor-made for the adventure seekers, people seeking solitude or are on a spiritual journey.