Ladakh is highly influenced by Tibet in terms of religion, culture, houses, monasteries, weather, landscapes etc. We can call it cold desert due to low temperature and lack of vegetation in the highlands. Although farming is done in the valleys of Indus and other rivers it is limited.
Ladakh can be accessed by road from Srinagar and Manali. During winter these roads remain closed and flight to Leh is the only way to access. Important tourist places are Leh 11500 feet, Pangong 14000 feet, Nubra 10000 feet, Tsomoriri 14836 feet, Zanskar 20000 feet, Kargil 8000 feet.
Mountains of Ladakh stand as high as 20000 feet and some of the passes of Ladakh are at the height of 16000 feet. Indus is an important river of Ladakh and Leh is situated on its banks. Zanskar is another important river in Ladakh especially tourists. Many tourists and trekkers visit Zanskar valley in winters when the river gets frozen and water flows beneath the ice called ‘chaddar’.