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Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Valley

A high altitude semi-desert lying on the Northern flank of the Great Himalayan Range.

Zanskar is one of the known Buddhist kingdoms of the western Himalayas within elevation of 12000 feet.

Zanskar is a sub district of Kargil located interior of Ladakh region with Padum as its administrative centre. Zanskar is the most isolated part of Trans Himalaya region. Once it was the part of the Guge kingdom in Tibet, Zanskar is now integral part of India. Zanskar is famous for its high beautiful mountains and landscape. Zanskar is one of the most unexplored places in Jammu and Kashmir. Pleasant climate, landscape, snow-capped Himalayan Mountains and sparking rivers makes Zanskar a perfect holiday destination for worldwide tourists.

Zanskar is located 105 kms from Leh and is popular with its adventures junkies. Zanskar is a hotspot for trekking, paragliding and water rafting. Some famous treks are Lamayuru to Darcha, Lamayuru – Padum trek. Majority of the people in Zanskar are Tibetan Buddhist. People in Zanskar speak Zanskar, and they also speak Hindi, Ladakhi and Urdu. The temperature in Zanskar is cold around minus 300C during winter. While it remains pleasant during day in summer. The best time to visit zanaskar is between June and September.

Some of the famous tourist attractions in Zanskar district are the monasteries, Zongla, Zongkhul, Stongdey. One can visit these places at least 2 – 3 days trip in Zanskar. The monasteries are several centuries old and carry many tales of legendry scholars like Narop. The main town in zanaskar are padum and Kharsha. The zanaskar valley is separated from the suru valley by the Penzila pass which serves as a excellent camping places, offering breath taking views. Zanaskar is a accessible through Gogan. It also remain closed for 08 months due to heavy snowfall.

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Places of Interest:

Penzi La Pass
Penzi La Pass

The gateway to Zanskar at an elevation of 14,436 ft (i.e. 4,400 mts)

Rangdum
Rangdum

A beautiful valley situated 11,998 ft (i.e. 3,657 mts) above the sea level.

Padum
Padum

Named after Padmasambhava is at the centre of Zanskar Valley, at elevation of 12,037 ft (i.e. 3,669 mts)

Stingdey Monastery
Stongdey Monastery

A flourishing second largest monastic institution in Ladakh.

Sani Monastery
Sani Monastery

Founded in 2nd Century CE, the only monastery in Ladakh which has Nuns.