About Us

Venture Ladakh is a trekking holidaycompany offering a wide choice of experiences for all abilities. With us youcan choose to climb a 6000m peak or follow the Markhariver through 'tuckedaway' villages. We are a small, personal company bringing together Ladakhi and Englishskills and experience of cultural expeditions into the mountainous regions ofLadakh Himalaya. Your guide will be experienced and knowledgeable in all keyaspects of your chosen trek, whether it be climbing a mountain, or visiting Buddhistmonasteries. We intend to make your chosen expedition a very special andmemorable time in a country which will leave you wanting to come back for more!Whether you are solo traveller, a family or group of friends, we can customizethe itinerary and duration to your special interests and budget. But let usknow if your needs are different and we can organize these too. We provide notjust impeccable travel services but an opportunity for you to visit the placeof your dreams. The regular inflow of tourists provides employment to thelocal; people of these areas.

We offer a high quality service taking youto the heart of Ladakhi culture and landscape. We have strong links with thelocal communities visited on our treks and bring you close to the people, providingan opportunity to understand traditional Ladakhi living.

BUDDHISMIN LADAKH

The Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh are famous fortheir rich cultural heritage seen through the religious wall murals and theirmasked cham festivals which mainly take place in the winter. Buddhism reachedTibet form India via Ladakh, leaving a large impression within the artistheritage of the country. Within Ladakh both the Muslim and Buddhist religionsare practiced and visually represented through the architecture of either themosque or gompa. Buddhist villages are marked by mani walls at their entrance.These chest high structures faced with engraved stones bearing the mantra ommane padme hum. Chortons are also a familiar sight as is the gompa or monasterywhich is a key landmark within each community.Within Ladakh there are fourdifferent Buddhist sects which are; the Ge – lugs – pa, Kar – gut – pa, Nig –mas – pa and the Sas – kya – pa.

 

 LADAKHDEMOGRAPHICS

The Ladakhi population is 300,000 strong, made upof differing regional communities resulting in the blending of many differentraces ranging from the nomadic people of the Chang Tang to the Aerian people ofthe Hanu. The Ladakhi people have their own script and language which sharesmany similarities with Tibetan.