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    Ladakh is known for its unique culture and awe-inspiring landscapes. The snow-clad high peaks, cold deserts, and massive glaciers define the topography of the region. And then there are some breathtaking lakes & rivers that captivate the visitors and offer ample opportunities for rafting. Other than river rafting and taking a sightseeing tour of the beautiful places to visit in this region, there are so many things to do in Ladakh that you simply cannot miss. These tourist attractions and activities ensure a joyful & exciting trip to Ladakh.

    Don’t tell yourself you’ve been to Ladakh until you’ve:

    1. Seen Chhams performed by Llamas

    Chhams performed by Llamas during the Hemis festival in Ladakh

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    One of the best things to do in Ladakh is seeing the Llams perform the colorful Chhams. You haven’t felt the spirit and true magnetism of Ladakh if you haven’t seen the dance drama flaunting vibrant clothes and formidable masks. Attend the Hemis Festival or Ladakh Festival to be mesmerized by the colourful dances.

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    2. Spotted a Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard seen in the Hemis National Park in Ladakh

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    There is nothing as breathtaking as looking at a Snow Leopard seen in only a few places in the entire world. Spot the beautiful animal on the snow leopard trek in one of the popular Ladakh attractions – the Hemis National Park, home to more than 200 snow leopards which can be seen only in the winters.

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    3. Went for a safari on the Bactrian Camels at Hunder

    Bactrian Camels at Hunder in Ladakh

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    A ride on the double humped Bactrian Camels at the sand dunes of Hunder is number three on our list of things to do in Ladakh for its terrain along the breathtakingly beautiful Shyok and Nubra River. This is the integral part of the caravans that used to travel on the ancient trade route.

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    4. Had Maggi at the Highest Cafeteria in the world

    History of maggi at Khardung La Pass in Ladakh

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    One of the unique Ladakh attractions is the Maggi point at the highest cafeteria in the world. You may have eaten this noodle everywhere possible, but you have not truly enjoyed it till you savor the 2-minute noodle overlooking the Himalayan ranges at Khardung La Pass, one of the highest motorable passes in the world.

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    5. Tried Yak Cheese and the Yak Cheese Momos

    Yak Cheese Preparation in Zanskar in Ladakh

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    The wish-granting yak gives the nomads milk, butter and meat for the table and in absolutely no other part of the country are you going to get the chance to try out cheese made from the milk of Yak. Also called Chhurpi, try it in its local form or as the delicious Yak cheese momos. This definitely has to be on your list of things to do in Ladakh.

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    6. Hung out with the monks

    A tourist chatting with a monk at a monastery in Ladakh

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    While connecting to tourists & locals on your trip is fun, but nothing can beat the magical aura of these Buddhist monks in the valleys of Ladakh. Hung up on a monk strolling at a monastery & stay set to interact with him on his wise, divine experiences.

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    7. Attended an early morning prayer at a Monastery

    A little girl rotating the prayer wheel in Ladakh

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    Don’t just visit the popular Ladakh attractions – the beautiful Buddhist monasteries, instead stay overnight at the one! A stay in Hemis monastery overnight enables you to attend early morning prayers, a moving rejuvenating experience and we strongly recommended it.

    8. Driven along the unending adventurous roads

    Motorbiking the Khardung-La pass in Ladakh

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    To all the adrenaline junkies out there, a bike ride on the narrow & rocky terrains has to be on your list of adventurous things to do in Ladakh. Your trip is incomplete until you have driven the lonely but beautiful roads on a motorbike with nothing but the clouds above and the formidable mountains around. And if you are really in the spirit then drive to the Khardung-La pass, which at an altitude of 5,602 m is one of the highest motorable passes in the world.

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    9. Enjoy the hot butter tea & the local brew Chang with a local!

    Local brew ‘Chang’ in Ladakh

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    You might have had chai on every other place in the country, but when in Ladakh you have to try out the local Butter tea and if you are in for a good time then try out Chang, the local brew made in a cylindrical porcelain pot by fermenting miller.

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    10. Stayed with a local family in Ladakh

    Homestay Kitchen at Rumback in Ladakh

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    Hotel stays are great but it isn’t a trip to Ladakh if you don’t experience life in the mountains. Get a whiff of the local culture first hand as you stay with a native Ladakhi family. Feast on the Ladakhi cuisine prepared right at home for an unparalleled experience.

    11. Seen how the luxurious Pashmina is made in the old school mills

    Hand made Pashmina on the loom by a textile worker

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    See how one the most expensive handlooms in the world – the Pashmina. You can haggle over prices in your city but this is one of the places you can actually see the magic at work. Extra points if you can find a Pashmina goat to pet. You will wish you could take one home.

    So, hurry up, it’s Ladakh calling!

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