"VALLEY OF COPPER"
Zanskar Valley, nestled in the remote corner of Ladakh, is one of the most enchanting places to visit in the Himalayas. It is located on the eastern corner of J&K state and is separated from Ladakh by Zanskar mountain range. Also known as one of the least known Buddhist kingdoms of the western Himalayan with a main elevation of 12000 feet, Zanskar valley is bounded by Zanskar mountain complex on north to the west and south west by the greater Himalayan range and to the east by the Rupshu Plateau. 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 regionThe Zanskar Valley is the place to witness enchanting visuals of snow capped peaks and alpine lakes. 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. 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.