Ladakh Zanskar Tour
Ladakh and zanskar provide a beautiful and vast panorama for the avid adventure travelers, during this trip a person can see the differentiated landscapes of brown mountains, green water rivers, emerald lakes, wild pastures, distant glaciers and the twin peaks of nun khun raising high above the valley of suru; The remote land of zanaskar lies hidden in huge mountains. the distance from kargil to padum is 254 kms long journey through some of the most beautiful valleys and villages which come under the suru valley and pensila pass. Right now from kargil is the only way to reach zanskar valley .govt is building a new road which will connect Leh and Padum via Zangla,and other new road in construction will connect padum to darcha in himachal Pradesh. padum is the largest town and centre of zanskar. There are many ancient monasteries in the Zanskar including Zangla, Stongde and Karsha, in padum region monasteries like bardan and kursha monastery are popular.Padum is largely inhabited by Tibet descent who follow tibetian buddhism, but there is also a small Muslim minority of ethnic group of Tibetan descent with some Dardic mixture, who live in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Zangla is a tiny village at the northeast end of Zanskar region. It has an old nunnery (monastery run by female monks) and a dilapidated palace both perched atop small hillocks overlooking the village.
For the detailed itinerary of Ladakh zanskar tour you can check the itinerary below;
Day01:Arrival at leh airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. rest for the day, and drink tea, warm water, so your body gets acclimatized to high altitude of ladakh. evening take a little walk to leh market, dinner and night stay in hotel.
Day02:Today after breakfast drive to Nubra valley via khardungla pass, stop for photography and tea at the pass continue the drive to nubra. visit deskit monastery, check in guest house in hunder nubra, At evening enjoy camel safari, cultural show and ladakhi dance in sand dunes. dinner & night stay in nubra.
Day03:Today Drive to pangong lake via shyok valley, photography and lunch on the way, Pangong;this blue brackish lake is divided between India and china. walk around this beautiful lake to capture the scenic views. you can also indulge in photography and birdwatching. stay in camp near by the lake for night stay.
Day04:Today you will drive back to Leh on the way do sightseeing of leh visit Ranchoo’s school, thiksey & shey monastery, sindhu ghat etc. drive to hotel in leh for dinner & night stay.
Day05:After breakfast drive to kargil, on the way you will visit magnetic hill, gurduwara pathar sahib, lamayuru, moon landscape. later afternoon arrive kargil, check in hotel for dinner & night stay.
Day06: Today drive to the beautiful suru valley, via the poplars and green orchards of apricot grooves, accompanied by the flowing suru river. breakdown your journey in a beautiful isolated village of rangdum. visit the rangdum monastery, rest and dinner in a guest house in rangdum.
Day07: Today proceed to padum, the main town of zanskar, go around the padum and visit some famous monasteries. dinner and night stay in hotel.
Day08:Today we will spend our day exploring the local villages and visit the nunnery, later in evening a photo tour of nearby places. dinner & night stay in hotel.
Day09:Early morning breakfast drive back to kargil, via ranngdum,panikhar, you will get good opportunities of photography to capture clear snow capped mountains and the twin peaks of NunKun. By late evening you will reach kargil. rest in hotel;
Day10:Today early morning drive to kashmir, via drass, zojilla pass, sonmarg, stop at sonmarg for photography and other activites, you can also hike up or take a pony ride to thajwas glacier, later drive to srinagar. by evening you will reach the city of lakes, srinagar. check in one of a beautiful houseboat in the lake. dinner & night stay in houseboat;
Day11:Early morning enjoy a sunrise in the lake go for a soothing boat ride in the lake, where you will witness the daily local life of people living in this lake. after breakfast you will be transferred to Srinagar Airport;
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