However Ladhaki lacks the tonal element of the Tibetan language. The language has several dialects, which vary from region to region in Ladakh. The capital of Ladakh is Leh where Ladakhi proper is spoken, Sham skat is spoken in the northwest of Leh, Stopta is spoken in the southeast of the Indus valley while Nubra is spoken in the north. The people of Zanskar also speak a variety of Ladhaki language.
The Tibetan script is used to write the Ladhaki language.