Home About us Ask A Quote Sitemap Pay Online
Ladakh Environment
About Ladakh
General Information
How To Reach Us
Ladakh Map
Ladakh Environment
The Ladakh Environment: Ladakh has a fragile eco-system which sustains, besides the sparse population, some rare fauna and flora which are especially adapted to the peculiar environment. This is aptly described in the document brought out by the WWF (India) under the title "Saving a prized gift" which reads as under:

"For long years, the region had remained relatively isolated and untouched by developments in the world beyond. A unique genetic pool has evolved in the region, specially adapted to the harsh environment. The Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 recognizes most of the species found in the region as endangered."

Among Ladakh's most important fauna are the: Bactrian Camel, Brown Bear, Ladakhi Urial, Lynx, Red Fox, Siberian Ibex, Snow Leopard, Tibetan Antelope, Tibetan Argali, Tibetan Gazelle, Tibetan Wild Ass, Tibetan Wolf, Wild Dog, and the Wild Yak.

And among its indigenous and visiting wetlands birds are the endangered Black-necked Crane and Bar-headed Goose, and the Ruddy Shelduck, Gargeny, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveller, Eurasian Pigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, and Red-Crested Pochard. Other birds found in the area are: the Golden Eagle, Himalayan Snowcock, Lammergeler, Osprey, Snow Partridge, Sparrow Hawk, Steppe Eagle and the Tibetan Sand Grouse.

And far too many to mention by name are the more than 500 wild medicinal plants - many rare species - used by traditional Ladakhi and Tibetan medical practitioners (Amchi) and in demand by today's pharmaceutical companies.

The Ladakh environment deservers your special care and consideration so that this fragile eco-system is not disturbed to the disadvantage of its unique and endangered wild-life. The following steps are especially recommended to be followed in this regard:

  • Do not permit your car drivers to drive off in wildlife areas, particularly on the Chang-thang plateau;
  • Do not walk off the main trekking routes ;
  • Do not throw any rubbish including clothes, metals pieces, paper and plastics in any safari/trekking area, nor permitting your safari/trekking staff to do so;
  • Do not throw any waste in animal burrows (e.g. marmot), or in any waterways.
  • Do not camp along lake-sides and marshlands as the tourist season coincides with the breeding season of migratory birds;
  • Do not approach, or photograph nesting birds from close distance. Use only long-focal length (telephoto) lenses for photography of such birds, and your camera flash must be turned off!
Make A Quick Enquiry

Register for email updates
Sign up to receive updates on offers and other news from Visit Ladakh

Search The Site
Search our website for a destination, place, hotel or even a type of holiday.

Request A Quick Callback

Please fill the form below to request a Callback.
Email Address 
Phone Number (Primary) Country Code +Tel Number  
Phone Number (Additional) Country Code +Tel Number
Prefered Time 
We promise to get in touch with you as soon as possible, however if you would like to talk to someone immediately, please call 0091 194 2481260, We look forward to talking with you.
Feedback on our website

Please send us your comments and suggestions about our website.
If you wish to make an enquiry about a Contact Us, please visit our Ask A Qoute page.
Feedback Message: 
Your Name: 
Your Email: 
Cancel Or
Sign Up For Newsletters

Please fill out your little information below
If you wish to make an enquiry about a website, please visit our Ask A Qoute page.
Your Name: 
Your Email: 
Home About Us Appraisals Privacy Policy Booking Conditions Contact Us
Visit Ladakh is an online business division of Distant Holidays
© Copyright Visit Ladakh.Com 2010-2011, All rights reserved Developed By Netshell