A land of high passes on the borderlands of Tibet, Ladakh is an integral part of
the Jammu & Kashmir State although it is administered by the local Hill Council.
This trans-Himalayan region is accessed by trails linking tiny monasteries set on
sugarloaf mountains. Explore a landscape devoid of vegetation except in the
deep gorges, where whitewashed settlements thrive amid barley fields linked
by trails over high, windswept passes. A land where the turn of the prayer
wheel reflects the deep-seated Buddhist culture closely akin to Tibet.