Ladakh is a region located in the northernmost part of India, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for its rugged and remote terrain, with high-altitude deserts, snow-capped mountains, and vast plateaus. The region is also known for its unique culture and lifestyle, with a mix of Tibetan and Indian influences. The Buddhist monasteries, also known as Gompas, are a major attraction in Ladakh, with the famous ones being Alchi, Hemis, and Thiksey. Ladakh is also known for its trekking routes, such as the Markha Valley trek and the Chadar Trek, which take trekkers through some of the most remote and beautiful landscapes in the region. The region is also known for its rich wildlife, including the snow leopard, the bharal (blue sheep), and the marmot. Ladakh is a popular destination for adventure tourism, trekking, and cultural tourism.