Ladakh is a place known for its awe-inspiring beauty and charming valleys. Ladakh looks surreal and just heaven with its massive peaks, glaciers, and defined topography making it extremely beautiful.
There are so many breath-taking lakes in Ladakh that you will want to visit all of them. When in Ladakh planning what to do can be so much confusion.
It is a place with beauty beyond words which is a must-visit at least once in a lifetime. Some of the unique things to do in Ladakh are listed as under:
1. Trying Bactrian camel safari
A ride on the double-humped Bactrian camels in Ladakh is like a dream come true for so many people. These rides are pleasurable while going through the amazing Shyok and Nubra River.
This is the place where caravans used to go in ancient times. It is the best from June to September. The journey from Turtuk to Hunder is filled with adventures.
2. Try Delicious yak cheese momo
The yaks provide the nomads with milk, cream, cheese, and also the meat for the tables, and taste like yak cheese is not found anywhere in India. This cheese is creamier and so frothy that you will instantly fall in love with the cheese.
Also called Chhurpi, try out the delicious yak cheese momos available throughout the year in small vendor stalls in Ladakh.
3. Interacting with the locals and spending the night with them
Hotel stays are so mainstream but if you want to take the offbeat road, then you can stay with the locals in Ladakh and get to know about their lives. Learn about the Ladakhi family and all about their traditions.
Have dinner with them where they will be preparing a feast on your arrival. If you stay with the locals, it will feel like a home away from home.
4. Visit the highest cafeteria
One of the unique things to try out in Ladakh is having Maggi at Khardungla Pass which is the highest pass in the world.
Savouring the 2 minutes noodles at this pass is so thrilling and fascinating and it is also the highest motorable road, so you can’t miss this out.
5. Visiting the old school mills
Get to see how Pashmina is crafted in the old school mills and the experience is so fulfilling. You can see the magic of making the Pashmina here.
If you wish, you can also pet a Pashmina goat here and take it home. Pashmina gives an artistic view of Ladakh and how the people are living here.
6. Have hot butter tea
You have Chai everywhere you go but when in Ladakh, you have to try out their famous hot butter tea, and if you have enough time, you can try out Chang as well.
Chang is a brew made by the locals in a cylindrical porcelain pot by fermentation. This chai is available all through the year.
These are some of the offbeat things to try in Ladakh. Plan for your next trip to Ladakh and you will not feel like coming back from there.