This Cicerone guide gives detailed descriptions of eight separate treks across a wild environment of high mountain passes and remote Buddhist monasteries. Each trek is broken down into multiple stages, and has information on difficulty, available accommodation and access, as well as the many combinations and alternative routes open to exploration. Known as Little Tibet for both its landscape and culture, Ladakh lies at the northern tip of India. The region is bisected by the great River Indus and neighbours Tibet and Kashmir. This quiet corner of the Himalayas has developed a strong trekking culture over recent years for adventurous trekkers. Trekking in this remote, high-altitude region is extremely challenging, as paths are not signed and there are only a limited number of villages. However, its magnificent landscape (a huge area full of limitless trekking possibilites), hospitable people, rich heritage and limited number of tourists make Ladakh an amazing destination. The guide includes background information on local culture, history and religion, as well as all the planning detail you need on crucial aspects such as environmental responsibility, health and safety in the mountains, trekking practicalities and preparation for altitude.This Cicerone guide gives detailed descriptions of eight separate treks across a wild environment of high mountain passes and remote Buddhist monasteries.
|Title||:||Trekking in Ladakh|
|Publisher||:||Cicerone Press Limited - 2012-10|