Ladakh spans across 54,146 kilometers that include both Kargil and Leh districts, making it one of the largest states/Union Territories with the least populated districts in the country. The uniqueness of its landscapes attracts an influx of tourists.
With a local population of about 274,000 people, the number doubles as around 300,000 tourists visit the region every year during summer. Ladakh witnessed an exponential rise in tourist footfall – from 16,449 tourists in 1994 to about 279,000 in 2019. The number should be even higher in 2023.
The number of resources tourists consume and the amount of waste they generate is unimaginable and the impact is havoc for this ecologically fragile region.
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