Named after the famous monastery Hemis Gompa, the Hemis National Park Sanctuary is an ideal destination for sightseeing in Leh-Ladakh in winter. It is also the first national park in India to be established north of the main Himalayan Range. Mostly frequented by the trekkers, there isn’t much of a proper settlement in the region. So one has to plan a makeshift arrangement in the form of a tent or a hammock, for an overnight stay.
Wearing the darkest shade of blue and holding the imposing mountain ranges in the backdrop, Pangong Tso lake is the world’s highest saltwater lake stationed at an altitude of 4250 meters above sea level. En route to the lake, one has to ride through Khardung La – the highest motorable road in the world.egion. So one has to plan a makeshift arrangement in the form of a tent or a hammock, for an overnight stay.
Chadar, being a special attraction in Leh-Ladakh in December, is known more popularly for the Chadar Trek – counted among the world’s toughest treks. Given that you have to walk on a frozen ice for a distance of 100 plus kilometers under freezing conditions makes it even more thrilling. The crunchy sound of disintegrating snow sheets beneath the feet pumps up the adrenaline while sub-zero condition make is as challenging as it could get.
The trek in Hemis National Park is another crowd puller in the northern frontier of the Himalayas. The Snow Leopard Trek in Leh-Ladakh in winter is popularly known for sighting the wildlife in the park, especially the Himalayan big cat, which is an endangered species and the pride of the Himalayas. The elusive cats are difficult to spot because most of the time they are camouflaged by snow in the background.