The most impressive lakes in the world

From boiling lakes to vast alpine bodies of water, these are our favourite lakes from around the world. 

Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

These Himalayan wildernesses offer the most remote and rewarding routes

Best monasteries in Ladakh

From towering Maitreya Buddhas to beautiful medieval frescoes, Ladakh’s abundance of monasteries boast plenty of hidden treasures

Five reasons to visit Ladakh and Zanskar

From trekking through dramatic mountain scenery to tracking the elusive ‘Ghost of the Himalaya’, Ladakh and Zanskar boast plenty of travel highlights.

Our favourite alternative ski bases

Forget the Alps – here are some of our favourite lesser-known ski resorts from around the world. 

The Abbot of Mahe

Nearing the end of his journey along the Indus, author Iain Campbell meets the Abbot of Mahe in Ladakh.

The journey to Amarnath Cave

The yatra to Amarnath Cave in Ladakh is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage routes in the world. 

11 alternative Asian destinations

You marvelled at the Taj Mahal, partied in Phuket and wandered along the Great Wall of China. But there are plenty of other places to discover in Asia.

I did it highway: The world’s greatest roads

Check out these classic coastal routes and steep mountain switchbacks

Buddhism in Ladakh and Zanskar

Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare discuss the history of Buddhism in Ladakh and Zanskar and its legacy today. With thanks to Tanzin Norbu (www.mountaintribalvision.com).