Ladakh (J & K)
Ladakh, the land of high passes, is a high altitude plateau north of the Himalaya situated geographically in Tibet. Ladakh is barren, an otherworldly place with soaring hilltops, ancient palaces and shattered looking landscapes. All around Ladakh are gompas, the Buddhist monasteries. There are direct flights from important nearest cities. Srinagar, 434 km by road.