Along the Indus River: Ladakh

The Sengge Tsangpo or the Indus as it is known in Ladakh, originates near lake Manasarovar at the base of Mt. Kailash in Tibet at 5000 m along with three other major rivers - the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej and the Ganga. Generally the four rivers rising here emerge from the mouth of certain animals and are ascribed their qualities. The mighty Indus is ascribed the quality of a lion therefore giving it its local name `Sengge Tsangpo? or the Lion River. Gushing down from its origin, it enters India near Demchok in Ladakh and as it flows through the mountains terrain, it gathers waters from melting glaciers and tributaries winding its way across the central Ladakh before entering Pakistan. The area along the Indus formed the focus for cultural, political and religious activities throughout the history.

Explore some of the nicest monasteries like Hemis , Thiksey, Shey, Spituk, Phayang, Alchi , Lamayuru all along the Indus ..