Ladakh in India, often referred to as Little Tibet, is a land of snow-capped mountains, vast barren plateaus and deep turquoise lakes. It is one of India’s most remote and sparsely populated areas, perfect for those looking to escape the city – and, as it sits at an altitude of 3,500m, this high-altitude desert offers extraordinary views. Explore soaring peaks and sweeping plains, or hike and cycle along epic mountain passes. Ladakh is an incredibly spiritual place and is one of the last enclaves of Mahayana Buddhism, boasting ancient, beautiful temples. India is renowned for fantastic food, and Ladakh’s cuisine offers a fascinating insight into local life. Jacada organises cooking classes with a private chef where you can try your hand at making several local dishes, a fun way to round off a day immersing in nature.
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Best time to visit: September-October is prime to visit here with almost guaranteed sunshine during your entire trip and before the winter snow arrives in November making this picturesque place almost inaccessible.