The season for Ladakh summer is about to begin. Starting from April the travellers will get to explore the land of everyone's dream, Ladakh, in its best season as well. Although everyone is well aware of Ladakh and its places on its itineraries, there is one destination that has been added to the itineraries of Ladakh bike trip that has been the hot topic of discussion for everyone. And if you've been doing your research well, you will be aware of this location-Turtuk.
Turtuk is a village said to be the last village of India as where Turtuk ends starts the border of China and no one can travel beyond this point, except for the military people or people with permits. Located over the Khardung-La and on the corners of Shyok Valley, Turtuk is the northernmost village of India. Turtuk still remains an undiscovered location as it still is a remote location travelled by very few. Due to the rise in its popularity in recent years, a larger number of people have started visiting. This blog is for those you, have not visited Turtuk and to make you not miss out on booking the Leh Ladakh package with Turtuk on it. So let's go!
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A Village Less Travelled
Like any other underrated location, Turtuk still holds the power of giving you the feels of simpler old times. With no Wifi, cafes and a limited supply of electricity you get time to cut off from the continuous hustle bustle of your metro life and submerge yourself in the beauty and serenity of this place. You will find the people, culture and language of Turtuk very unique and different from what you've witnessed. The people here speak ‘Balti' which is a mix of Persian and Old Tibetan. This language is kept alive in India by the people of Turtuk and Balti is very different from the modern known Tibetan language. So, it's a great opportunity to learn about a new culture and language.
Another reason that you can't miss out on Turtuk is because even due to its location on the border, it is a place where you can travel to without any government restrictions. And the reason behind this is the unique geography of Turtuk. It is surrounded from the Karakoram mountains which Turtuk a gem remained aside from all the political restrictions and permits.
You might not be aware of this upcoming fact, but Turtuk is the largest apricot producing village in Ladakh. That makes apricot the must-buy product in Turtuk that you can bring back for your friends and family.
The list does not end here but only goes on and on. We'll mention all other reasons in our another blog, so stay tuned for it. Till then go read in detail about all the Ladakh tour packages and plan your Ladakh group trip with friends.
We'll see you with another Turtuk blog.