You will see a complete polarize picture of Ladakh in winter, there is no sign of greeneries all you can see is naked land and snowcapped mountain surrounds you with frozen lake beneath. Ladakh is located in high altitude desert of Himalaya ranking its temperature in minus during winter. It is cold but some of the hotels remain open like for say Grand Dragon, The Zen Hotel, Singay Palace and Raku guest house. These are the hotels provides you with all the required needs for winter. The place has so much to offer even during winter, local people go out of Leh to escape the cold but outsiders came with s0 much zeal to do the unique trek in Leh. The famous Zanskar valley lies to the south west of Leh, surrounded by the Himalayan and Zanskar ranges, which is the most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys. Zanskar comprises of two main valleys of Stod (Doda chu) and Lungnak (Tsarab Chu), which coverage below Padum. Since the passes will remain close in winter, the only alternative route to Zanskar is frozen Zanskar River, which has become a popular destination for tourist, famously known as Chadar trek. It nearly takes a week by walk on frozen river to reach Leh. You can also do snow leopard trek in winter. Not only that you can also see a glimpse of Ladakhi tradition through various monastic festivals held in winter. When it’s getting colder in Ladakh, people here gear up for winter sports namely skating and ice hockey which has gained huge popularities now a day. With the good conditions and the availability of frozen streams and lakes in the region, the enthusiasm for the sport is growing more and more each year.