Ladakh is distinct in its culture and topography. It is a high altitude cold desert and the region is part mountain and part flat terrain. Leh, the capital is located at an altitude of 3,300 mtrs. The landscape is glorious but stark - thesurrounding mountains are painted in colours that only nature can choose. The region is predominantly Buddhist and several important Buddhist Monasteries are where the venturesome go for river rafting and for exhilarating treks.

For the last 20 years Artou Voyages has been operating adventure tours in Ladakh & Zanskar.

From time immemorial, the Himalayas have sheltered many types of cultural traditions. Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul are typical examples of isolated valleys. Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul became part of India in 1833.

Geographical Position 76 to 79 degree longitude east 33 to 35 degree latitude north

Surface 97,872 square KM

Situation Between two of the world's highest mountain ranges - the Himalayas in the south and Karakoram in north.

Regional Areas Leh, the capital, situated in Indus valley. Shyok Valley in North Nubra Valley in Northeast. Rupshu area in Southeast Zanskar in South and Southwest

Average Temperatures
Month
Max.
Min.
Jan
-2
-15
Feb
2
-12
Mar
2
-12
Apr
13
- 6
May
17
3
June
22
7
July
25
10
Aug
25
9
Sep
22
5
Oct
15
5
Nov
9
-6
Dec
2
-11