Our Culture & Tradition

There is a rich ancient culture and tradition of Ladakh, which includes epics, poetry, short stories, dance scripts and plays and so on which has expanded languages. Ladakh developed a distinct culture due to its geographic and climatic conditions. the northern Himalayan region's remoteness and inaccessibility have preserved distinct local influences, and stimulated the development of its distinct culture. At an altitude of around 3352 mt (11,000 ft) with the mountains reaching 6096 mt (20,000 ft) and higher.amazingly green terraced fields of barley, wheat and vegetables surround large, elegant houses of adobe and hand-carved wood. Like their beautiful communities, the friendly and the tolerant, generous manner of the Ladakhi people radiate a sense of plenty and satisfaction.Crime and poverty are virtually unknown.

Our People & Places

Land of Aryans

Famed as the " Land of Aryans ", these villages are home to Brokpa or Drokpa community of Ladakh.It is a belief that the residents of these villages were a part of Alexander the Great"s army. They came here more than 2000 years ago

Land of Nomads

The land of Nomads located in the southeastern Ladakh, India, with vast highlands and giant lakes. The average altitude of the area is around 14600m from sea level. The Changtang is home to the Changpas, a nomadic Tibetan people.

Zanskar Kingdom

This cuisine is more common in apricot growing areas, such as Sham. Tapu is a very nutritious dish, particularly after grinding of apricot seed and mixed with local dried wheat flour which is boiled in water before.


Ladakhis culture is rich and colorful, centering around the beliefs and practices of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, the predominant religion. The Buddhist monasteries built thousand years ago. The ancient rock carvings, large status and peace in the monasteries still leave a deep impact on the hearts of travelers. Apart from the sightseeing options, the culture and lifestyle of Ladakh is one of the reasons why tourists love to visit here from all over the world.


Ladakh, which is described as high altitude cold arid desert is one of the northern regions of India. Due to unfavorable and hostile environment prevailing over the region, cultivation is limited to a very small scale. As what our ancestors cultivated are for the superior health to live in such high altitude cold desert Himalayan region. The dishes like Paba, Thukpa, Tapu, Sku, Chu Tagi and Momos are highly nutritious and these dishes ingredients are mostly made of Ladakhi crop flour and vegetables which are grown by natural minerals received from pure manure.

Traditional dress

Men traditionally wear a thick woollen robe called a 'Gonchas'. It is tied and fastened at the waist with a colourful sash called 'Skerag'. In this sash, men carry small essentials of the Ladakhi life. Women wear dark-colored wrap dresses over a blouse, and a colorfully striped, woven wool apron, called 'Gonchas'.. On their backs, they wear a colourful shawl. It used to be worn for warmth Traditionally, there a was a brightly coloured design on the outside with yak or goatskin on the inside to keep the user warm but later that fashion was changed. However, women still wear goatskin in the winter today. In special occasion like wedding and spiritual occasion, women wearing Parak. Its like hat that are worn by women only that have three, five, seven or nine depending on the rank of the owner. Only people in rich families wore nine lines. The shoes they wear are known as 'Papu' made from woven yak hair or wool and are often decorated with yak leather