Ladakh Eco Tour
Perched on a cold desert land at a very high altitude, Ladakh is one of the favourite tourist destinations in India. Having a low level of atmospheric oxygen, Ladakh occupies an area of some 90,000 sq. km at an altitude of 2,750 to 6,670 m. Situated in the North India, Ladakh in situated between Western Himalayas and Tibet and holds the enchanting Hemis National Park. Mind-blowing beauty and a number of activities including trekking, white-water rafting, camel and wildlife safaris and sightseeing fascinate myriad tourists from rest of the country and beyond. Along with the scenic mountain landscape, Ladakh also homes a number of cultural resources including local homes and ancient monasteries. It also preserves a very high-altitude ecosystem of uncommon and endangered flora and fauna.
The Ladakh Region
Nubra Valley is also known as a flowering den in Ladakh region. The area gets covered in endless bushes of yellow and pink wild roses. But a layer of wild lavender spreads gently on it as the valley is through with the season of roses around August. This is comparatively a warmer valley in Ladakh which makes it perfect for crops and fruits to grow. Another location - Diskit Village - is located near Khalsar. As the apricot plantations are spread all over, the valley is a larger village of Nubra valley. The road between Diskit and a little hamlet Hunder Village winds through a gorgeous stretch of sand dunes. You can spend a tranquil and pleasant evening amidst nature with snowcapped peaks in the background..
Eco Tourism in Ladakh
Ladakh's ecosystem is possibly the most unique and mind-boggling in the world. It is located at the union of three zoo-geographic realms named as Palearctic, Oriental and Malayan. Ladakh boasts to have a distinct alpine, floral and faunal variety with its barren plateaus and uplands. It houses many flowering plants, including a dozen of most rare mammals and around a hundred species of birds. Almost all the species here are classified as endangered or rare.
The region is known for housing some of the most rarefied wildlife species. The wild yak, for example, is to be found only here. Ladakh's most rare animal is the snow leopard. Another one which is unique is the Kyang or the wild horse, while the musk deer too is a rare sight at lower altitudes, which is precious by virtue of its expensive musk. You are also going to spot many marmots, mouse hares, stone martens, red foxes, wolves, ibex, bharal and shapu during your trip. But you need to be very-very lucky if you want to spot the nyan (big horned sheep), chim (Tibetan antelope famed for its fleece-Shahtoosh), goa (Tibetan gazelle), lynx, pallas cat, kyamg (wild horse) or brong dong (wild yak) as their habitat is still outside the tourists' sphere.
Ladakh is nothing less than a paradise for bird watchers as you get to spend fruitful hours by observing Bactrian magpies, kite, kestrel, Turkoman rock pigeon, grey tits, chough, raven, sparrow, chukor, finches, buntings, larks and desert wheat-eaters etc. Ladakh has declared some reserved areas for it ecological sphere to protect & conserve its ecosystem. Hemis National Park is one of them.
Hemis National Park
Hemis National Park This National Park is a high altitude protected area which was created in 1981. Located in the eastern part of the cold desert of Ladakh, it was established for the conservation and protection of its unique flora and fauna. It's spread in an area of 600 sq km in Markha and Rumbak valleys.