Ladakh or the ‘Land of High Passes’ is a barren yet beautiful region located in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sharing its east border with Tibet, Ladakh has Lahaul and spiti to its south and the Kashmir valley to the west. Strategically placed on ancient trade routes, Ladakh lies between the Kunlun Mountains in the north and the Himalayas in the south. The region originally comprised the Baltistan valley, the Indus Valley, zanskar Lahaul, Spiti, Aksai Chin and Ngari.
. The journey starts at the mountain town of Leh. The only way to reach Leh is by flight and is surrounded by snow giving it a completely white look. One can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped mountains from the flight as it descends toward Leh which is located at 11,123 ft above sea level. The trek is over the Zanskar River which lies frozen during the winter. One will be crossing this frozen space in 5 days after acclimatizing for 3 days prior and pass through frozen waterfalls, high mountain walls, old caves and white trail never seen before.
The most rewarding sight of the trek is the spectacle of a frozen cascading waterfall called Naerak from a height. The formations of frozen water will give your eyesight a new perspective to visualize a waterfall. Most of the people get overwhelmed to see nature’s finest creations on the trek. The landscapes and overall experience will leave their imprints on your hearts forever.