Roots Ladakh is a 5 year young Responsible Travel start-up based in Kargil, Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir State, India). At heart we are a for-profit social enterprise, in the business of adventure, rural and educational tourism and are pioneers in promoting the lesser known parts of Ladakh – Kargil and Zanskar. Our philosophy is to create “shared value” between the business and the community it thrives in. We believe that travel based initiatives are the best way to re-introduce Kargil and Zanskar and at the same time provide livelihood opportunities for the locals. We are a small team passionate about exploring the outdoors and are driven to help travellers look beyond the war history of Kargil and bring it on the world travel map.
Vision & Philosophy
Roots is a community driven, socially oriented, for profit social enterprise in Kargil, Ladakh. It is a culmination of initiatives rooted in the social, cultural and ecological heritage of Ladakh. We believe that Ladakh’s ecological, social and cultural wealth, if harnessed in the right way, has the potential to drive the development of Ladakh towards a more holistic and sustainable path and provide for the necessities of even the most remote areas of Ladakh. We also believe that business have the potential to create shared value for self as well as the community it thrives in. Our vision is set a road map for the coming generations to appreciate and embrace our local heritage, ethics and values. Inspire business to be conscious about creating shared value.
What we Offer
We specialise in curating unique and offbeat adventure, rural and educational travel experiences in Ladakh. Our travel products range from immersive heritage village experiences, treks, wildlife and outdoor expeditions, customised journeys, study tours and camps, exploratory travel workshops in arts, culture, design and architecture. We also promote Voluntarism and offer volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups in various parts of Ladakh.
‘Everybody has some story behind their existence and so have we; we are no different than those who travel to feed their souls’