Friday, April 27, 2012

The Exotic Wildlife of Ladakh

The biting cold breezes from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas and the scenic mountains with sparse vegetation is what we think first when we imagine Ladakh. With sparse vegetation and the mercury dipping below the freezing point, wildlife there might have to survive the most challenging climatic conditions, but nevertheless does it mean there isn’t much wildlife in Ladakh.  The exotic wildlife of Ladakh comprises the Lynx, Chim, Tahr, Urial, Ibex, wild Yak, Nyan, Bucks and Chiru. The wild horse or Kyang, the musk deer and the snow leopard make up the family of rare animals of Ladakh. However, tourists are not permitted to the areas where some of the animals like the wild yak, nyan, kyang, lynx and chim reside. Those are restricted zones.

Ladakh is known for its placid blue water bodies. The blue lakes of Ladakh are home to several exotic species of birds like Turkoman rock pigeons, chukor, Bactrian magpies, desert wheat eaters, finches, black necked cranes and bar headed geese. One of the best places to experience the rich and diverse wildlife of Ladakh is the Hemis High Altitude National Park. Located at an altitude of 3,500 to 6,900 metres, the Park sprawls 600 sq km on the banks of the Indus River. It also encloses the catchment areas of Rumbak, Markha and Sumdah streams. The forest is dominated by alpine scrublands and grasslands and offers a great scope to view the snow leopard, ibex, snow partridge, kiang, serow and golden oriole. May to October stands to be the ideal time for Ladakh travel if is the wildlife you want to experience.
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