Ladakh has its own strategic importance in respect to its location with respect to surrounding countries and their culture. This profile throws a light upon all these aspects which will prove useful to the readers. Ladakh has been a place of interest from times immemorial for scholars, traders, travellers, saints and historians who have visited the place at different times and added to its rich and old heritage. The virgin mountain ranges in Ladakh and world famous Buddhist monasteries of Ladakh spread all over the Himalayas right from the Kailash Range, Garo and Khasi in the North-East, Zanskar and Gilgit in the west, Kinnore and Dharamsala in the south of Ladakh are the main attractions in addition to the rarely known snow clad peaks like Nun-Kun of Kargil range shall always remain an inspiration for all types of tourists including the scientists and researchers in different fields. This profile shall prove helpful for their guidance.
Organised in fifteen chapters, this book provides Encyclopaedic information on the land and people of Ladakh Himalayas.