Sarchu (Also called Sir Bhum Chun), a tented camp in the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway, on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) in India. It is situated between Baralacha La to the south and Lachulung La to the north, at an altitude of 4,290 m.The journey along the Manali-Leh highway at high altitude and variable road conditions, normally takes two days, so travellers and tourists use this spot as an overnight stop. An Indian army camp is sited nearby on the banks of the Tsarap Chu river. The highway and thus the camp are closed during the winter, when snow blocks the high passes along the road.This spot can also be used as a start point for the difficult trek into the Zanskar region of Ladakh.
Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Leh is the second largest district in the country .The town is still dominated by the now ruined Leh Palace, former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace. National Highway 1D connects it to Srinagar in the northwest.
See towering mountains reach up to a clear blue sky. Hear the rhythmic chant of Buddhist monks in an ancient monastery where time stands still. See the rushing waters of an icy river surge down from a glacial height. Ladakh - the Land of Passes and the Roof of the World awaits you. an exotic region in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. From age-old Buddhist monasteries to exciting adventure tours, Explore a Gompa, go mountaineering in the Himalayas, camp on the Ladakh plateau where the earth seems nearer to the sky, trek on treacherous and breathtaking routes and see rare mountain goats ascend the slopes and cranes fly overhead.a land that will amaze you with its stark beauty and delight you with the warmth of the Ladakhi people.