Discover Zanskar: An Adventure Seeker's Paradise in Leh-Ladakh
Nestled within the captivating landscapes of Leh-Ladakh, Zanskar stands as a mesmerizing sub-district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This region, known for its semi-arid high-altitude desert, has become a prime attraction for both international and domestic adventure enthusiasts.
Location and Administration:
Zanskar's administrative center resides in Padum, acting as the hub for this remarkable region. Historically, Zanskar was briefly part of the Guge Kingdom in Tibet, adding to its rich cultural heritage. The area's gateway, Pensi La, stands at an altitude of 4,400 meters, offering a spectacular entry point.
The Enchantment of Zanskar Valley:
Zanskar Valley emerges as one of the crown jewels of Leh-Ladakh, captivating visitors with its unique allure. While Ladakh draws crowds in the summer, Zanskar maintains its charm even in the winter months, attracting an equal number of travelers. Notably, the Chadar Trek stands as a highlight, providing adventurous souls the chance to traverse the frozen river, creating memories to last a lifetime.
Adventure and Beyond:
Zanskar's tourism has soared due to its array of adventure activities and natural wonders. The legendary Chadar Trek, renowned worldwide, unfolds in the winter months, while thrilling white-water rafting engages visitors during the summer season. Zanskar presents an all-encompassing experience, catering to every traveler's preferences.
Your Zanskar Travel Guide:
For those enticed by Zanskar's allure, our comprehensive travel guide offers essential information. Learn about the best time to visit, adventure opportunities, and the region's captivating elements. Whether you're planning a winter trek or a summer rafting escapade, this guide equips you with the insights needed for an unforgettable Zanskar journey.
Zanskar's captivating landscapes and thrilling adventures make it a must-visit destination in Leh-Ladakh. With its rich history, cultural heritage, and diverse activities, Zanskar welcomes travelers to embark on a journey like no other. Explore the allure of this high-altitude desert, create lasting memories, and immerse yourself in the magic of Zanskar.
- Assisted arrival / departure transfers in Leh.
- Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis at all destinations.
- Daily buffet breakfast and dinner at above listed hotels.
- Driver Allowances, & All Parking Charge.
- All Taxes Includes and parking and all.
Day 1 - Arrive Leh
Arrival Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the Most Sensational Flights in The World. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.) Upon arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize followed by Welcome tea or Coffee at the Hotel. Evening Visit to Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa & Leh Market. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 - Leh – Excursion to Monasteries (50 Kms / 02 Hrs – One Way)
Post Breakfast we proceed for Indus Valley Monastery Starting with Hemis Gompa, the largest monastic foundation of Drukpa Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, Thiksey Monastery an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village, Shey Palace, The ancient capital of Ladakh, 3 Idiots Rancho School & Sindhu Ghat. After visiting above places we drive back to Leh. Evening at Leisure to explore the city on your own. Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel
Day 3 - Leh to Sham Valley (92 Kms / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast you drive downstream along the River Indus on Leh – Kargil Highway. Enroute visiting Gurudwara Patthar Sahib Nestled deep in the Himalayas, A drive of another 4 km took us to Magnetic Hill which defies the law of gravity & further Driving through a picturesque landscape we reached the Confluence Of The Indus And Zanskar River, Just before Saspul a road to the right takes you for your visit to the Likir Monastery, Likir is one of the most active monasteries in the region. As you drive up to the monastery a recently installed colossal gilded image of the Maitreya out in the open is one of the most impressive sights in Ladakh. After visiting the Monastery you continue your drive along the River Indus to or Uletokpo or Tingmosgang enroute visiting Ridzong Monastery, there is the option to walk up to the Monastery for those that wish to do so. Hidden at the end of a steep valley, the first view of the Monastery is dramatic. After visiting above places we drive further and check in at our camp / hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5 - Tingmosgang to Kargil (via Lamayuru) 143 Kms / 5 Hrs
Post breakfast you drive to Kargil enroute visiting the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Later Drive to KARGIL over Fatu-la (13,489 ft) which is the highest pass on Srinagar – Leh road. Upon arrival in Kargil we check in at our Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5 - Kargil to Rangdum (130kms/6hrs)
Post breakfast, In the morning we drive towards Rangdum. Rangdum Village is an elliptical expanded plateau that is situated midway between Kargil and Padum. Located 130 km south-east of Kargil, in the beautiful Suru Valley in Leh District, Rangdum is surrounded by steep hills, pastures, streams and rocky mountains. Being the farthest region of the Suru Valley at an altitude of 3657 meters, it has evolved with a wild beauty. This isolated place is known for an old monastery, which is one of the most revered Buddhist places in Leh-Ladakh. Upon arrival at Rangdum we check in at our Camp / Hotel / Guest House for Overnight stay. Rest of the day free for relaxation
Day 6 - Rangdum – Padum Via Suru Valley (131 Kms/5 Hrs)
Drive to Padum, Padum the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, Padum (3505 m) is the present day administrative headquarters of the region. With a population of nearly 1500, Padum can be described as the most populous settlement of Zanskar, otherwise a very scarcely inhabited valley. On way to Padum we visit Sani Monastery, of Ladakh belongs to the southern branch of the Drukpa Kagyupa School. It is situated approximately 6 km to the west of Padum. The entire Sani Monastery of Ladakh has been built in parts, each dating back to a different century. Upon arrival in Padum we check in at our Camp / Hotel / Guest House for Overnight stay.
Day 7 - In Padum (excursion to Karsha & Bardan Gompa) Approx 5 – 6 Hrs
After Breakfast leave for Full Sightseeing of Karsha & Bardhan. The Karsha Monastery of Ladakh is situated in the Karsha village of the Zanskar region (9 km long link road, across an iron bridge over the Stod river). Built picturesquely along the steeply rising mountainside above Karsha village, the monastery can be seen from far. After visiting Karsha we proceed further towards Bardan Gompa is a 17th century Buddhist monastery. approximately 12 kilometres south of Padum, in Zanskar, Ladakh, northern India. Bardan Monastery of Ladakh, standing atop a rocky crag, belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order and was one of the first monasteries of this sect to be established in Zanskar. The monastery also ran several smaller hermitages in the area. After visiting above monasteries we drive back to our Camp. Dinner & Overnight stay at the Camp / Guest House / Hotel.
Day 8 - In Padum (excursion to Stongde & Zangla) Approx 6 – 7 Hrs
After an early breakfast we Drive to The monastery of Stongdey lies 18-km to the north of Padum, on the road leading to Zangla. An old foundation associated with the Tibetan Yogi, Marpa, Stongdey is now the second largest monastic establishment of Zanskar, inhabited by the resident community of about 60 Gelukpa monks. After visiting above monasgtery we drive further towards Zangla, Lying deep in the northern arm of Zanskar at the end of the 35 km. Long rough road from Padum, Zangla was being ruled by a titular king till his death a few years back. After visiting above monasteries we drive back to our Camp. Dinner & Overnight stay at the Camp / Guest House / Hotel.
Day 9 - Padum – Rangdum Via Suruvalley (131 Kms/5 Hrs)
Post breakfast we check out from our Camp & Drive to Rangdum. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.
Day 10 - Rangdum – Kargil (130 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Post breakfast we check out from our Camp & Drive to Kargil. Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 11 - Kargil to Leh (210 Kms / 6 – 7 Hrs)
Post breakfast we check out from the Hotel and Drive back to Leh enroute visiting Mulbek and visit the Alchi Gompa. The complex of temples located within the village is the most celebrated of Ladakh’s monasteries and dates back to the 11th century. After Alchi you proceed to Basgo, which lies astride the road to Leh. The jagged skyline of the ruins of the 15th century capital of Ladakh dominates the village of Basgo. Finally you arrive back at Leh for an overnight stay at your Hotel.
Day 12 - Leh
Complete day at leisure to explore the destination on your own & in the evening you can stroll around the market place for some last minute souvenir shopping. Dinner & overnight at the Hotel.
Day 13 - Depart Leh (fly Out)
Tour concludes. we thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination.
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