Ladakh has been thrown open to the tourist traffic and the number of tourist, trekkers, travellers and antiquarians to this Moonland on earth has been increasing steadily every year. Some like to see its rich culture, some visit this roof of the world for meditation but many more come to meet the cheerful and charming people of Ladakh. It has fascinated many a traveller and visitors form far-off lands. Some are fascinated by its unique geographical position, as the highest elevated land in the world. Some want to trek on its barren mountains, which had been under the sea during ancient periods of the earth's history.
Some of the experts want to study its geology, ethnology and anthropological antiquity. Some of them are of the opinion that this roof of the world was the earliest habitation during pre-historic times. Many come to study Buddhism here, a few to learn Tantric rituals and many more for meditation, away from the busy life. But numerous visitors, only come to Ladakh to receive the hospitality of the people.