About The Zanskar

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Zanskar is a sub district of Kargil located interior of Ladakh region with Padum as its administrative centre. The region of Zanskar needs no introduction. With an encompassing rugged terrain and the pristine valleys, Zanskar is known throughout the world for its ethereal beauty. Ideal for a challenging trek, reaching Zanskar is an arduous task. From torrid days to gelid nights, temperatures range wildly in this magical land. Zanskar attracts visitors from far and wide to its wondrous sites engulfed in the depths of the Himalayan Mountains. 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.
Some of the famous tourist attractions in Zanskar district are the monasteries, Zongla, Zongkhul, and 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 an excellent camping places, offering breath taking views. Zanaskar is an accessible through Gogan. It also remain closed for 08 months due to heavy snowfall.

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