For all the adventure seekers, Leh Ladakh tourism is the best option. It offers ample opportunities to try out the rarest of adventure sports. Mountaineering is one of such activities. Mountaineering in Leh Ladakh, however being risky, is the most popular among tourists. Leh Ladakh tour packages are specially designed while keeping your safety in mind on a priority basis. Ladakh, India, is simply the paradise of mountaineers with its countless peaks and huge mountain ranges.
Do you think you had enough of mountaineering expeditions? Think again. The land of snow desert – Ladakh offers some most thrilling mountaineering expeditions in the months of mid-May to mid-October. Ladakh remains unaffected of the monsoon in June-September. Mountaineering is the most adventurous sport worldwide because of its tough challenges. If you are the real daredevil, the lofty peaks of Ladakh welcome you. Special permit from Indian mountaineering Federation, is required to climb peaks above 6000ft.
Most Popular Mountaineering Destinations
Ladakh, the paradise for adventure seekers, is full of steep hills and huge ranges. A few of the popular ones are:
Nun Kun Massif (cluster of 6 peaks; easily accessible from the Kargil-Padum road)
- Nun (7,135 m)
- Kun (7,087 m)
Stok-Khangri Massif (in the Zanskar Mountains; nearest to Leh)
- Stok Khangri (6,150 m)
- Gulap Khangri (5,900 m)
- Matho West (5,950 m)
- Kantaka (5,275 m)
Karakoram Range (across the Ladakh Range and the Nubra Valley)
- Saser-I (7,415 m)
- Saser-II (7,513 m)
- Saser-III (7,495 m)
Konglacha Peak- southwest of Leh (6,700 m)
Things To remember
While on a mountaineering expedition to Ladakh, you must carry a map, compass, extra clothing for changing, fire starter, knife or multi purpose camp tool, first aid kit, headlamp and sunglasses with you. Extra food is always suggested, because the weather is unpredictable and you may stop at a point for several days. The trainers also suggest that you should also carry a whistle with you as a crucial security item to ask for help while exploring the unpredictable terrain.