Ladakh bags ‘best adventure tourism destination’ award

Srinagar:  Ladakh has bagged “best Adventure Tourism Destination” award at the Outlook Traveller Awards 2018 (OLT Awards) function held in New Delhi.

Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah said the trekking activities like Chadar trek on the frozen Zanskar River, hiking to Stok Kangri (6121 m) and Nun and Kun Peaks (7135 m), besides biking to Pangong Lake are popular activities attracting a large number of travellers.

The Director said camping, double hump camel rides and traditional sports of horse polo and archery also attract adventure enthusiast from across the world.

The department organized Kargil road show twice in the last year to highlight the potential of the region among adventure travellers.

The Director said owing to department’s vigorous promotional campaign, Ladakh received record number of over 2.77 lakh tourists last year.

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