Biodiversity of Cold Desert at Ladakh

Explore Culture and Biodiversity of beautiful desert land, Ladakh in western Himalayas.

Ladakh also known as little Tibet is a desert land with few natural resources and an extreme climate. This region experiences a minimum temperature of – 30 degrees in winters and 35 degrees in summer. Snowfall extends the winters for longer duration destroying crops, closing roads to Ladakh for 6 months in an year making access to the area very difficult. Areas with high snowfall causes floods wherein areas with low snowfall faces water and food shortages.

Leh is one of the highest cities in the world. The climate change has impacted Ladakh as snowfall and weather conditions have become erratic and unpredictable. The narrow Hindukush corridor and narrow Indus river cleaves the territory of Ladakh. The region of Ladakh acted as the nexus point between South Asia and Central Asia when silk route was being utilized.

Key Learning





Trip Snapshot

Visit Shanti Stupa, a symbol of peace built by Japanese monks. Explore local market of Leh. Understand Tibetan Budhism, Ladakhi culture, food and well preserved heritage. A heritage trip across Ladakh brings learning about history and multicultural roots.

Monasteries have preserved the culture and faith in Ladakh, explore the prominent monastery of Thiksey. Attending the morning prayer is a soul searching experience. The extensive museum at monastery retains precious religious treasures, skull vessels, swords and tiger skins. Also explore Hemis Monastery, interact with students, monks and villagers.

Explore Sham valley along with Indo Aryan villages. Enrich knowledge of Ladakhi culture, tradition, influence of Tibetan culture and lifestyle. Visit the iconic Monastery of Lamayuru in moon land, Saspol Buddhist Caves with frescos and Alchi monastery. The Aryan villages of Dah and Hanu are famous for their inhabitants belonging to original Aryan race.

Experience the pull of magnetic hills, visit Pathar Sahab Gurdwara and mesmerising confluence of mighty Indus and Zanaskar river with white sand beaches. Spend time studying the rich biodiversity around Indus.

Understand high altitude wetlands with most diverse biology at endorheic basin of Pangong Tso lake. Feel the exhilaration of crossing second highest Motorable road in the world passes at an elevation of 17590 ft. Interact with Nomadic tribes.

Hemis National Park Wild life Sanctuary is an excellent place to explore the varied and interesting vegetation of Ladakh. Trek for about 8 km on gentle slopes to experience the varied landscape of Hemis National part and complete the high altitude vegetation project with a wildlife and expert Scientist. The park is a home to about 11 species of fauna and 30+ species of Avi- Fauna.

Trip Essentials
Duration: 9 Days
Grade: 7th STD to 12th STD
Starting point: Leh
End point: Leh
Free Teacher: on every 15 paying participants
Minimum group size: 15
Maximum group size: 60
Price for 15+ Students: 20800 INR
Price for30+ Students : 18500 INR
Transport from home destination to home destination will be provided on request.

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