Zanskar is a sub district of the Kargil district, lies in the eastern half of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The managerial centre is Padum. Zanskar, together with the adjoining region of Ladakh, was momentarily a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet. The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that separates Zanskar from Ladakh. Geologically, the Zanskar Range is part of the Tethys Himalaya. The average height of the Zanskar Range is 19,700 ft.
Trans Zanskar Trek Expedition
31 nights / 32 Days Trans Zanskar Trek Days Trek Program
Best trek in Leh Ladakh
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 1: Early morning flight to Leh. Day free for rest and acclimatization.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 2: Tour of Leh city, including the 17th century palace and Leh Palace, Soma Gompa, Red Gompa, Shanti Stupa, mani walls and Leh Mosque are some good sightseeing in Leh Where you can enjoy your day.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 3: Touring the monasteries and palaces of the Indus valley. The Indus Valley civilization- a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE) located in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. It is flourishing around the Indus River basin.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 4: Touring the monasteries and palaces of the Indus valley.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 5: Travel by jeep to Lamayuru gompa, a site that abounds in myth and legend. The Lamayuru gompa consisted originally of five buildings, and some remains of the four corner buildings can still be seen. Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest gompas in Ladakh, with a population of around 150 permanent monk’s resident. It has, in the past, housed up to 400 monks, many of which are now based in gompas in surrounding villages. Lamayuru is host to two annual masked dance festivals, in the second and fifth months of the Tibetan lunar calendar, when all the monks from these surrounding gompas gather together to pray. Overnight in the village.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 6: Trek from Lamayuru over Prinkiti La (3725 metres) to the village of Wanlah, with its ancient gompa.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 7: Trek through remarkable gorge country to the village of Honupatta.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 8: Trek to Photoksar.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 9: Trek to the Singge La north base camp.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 10: Trek over the 5100 metre Singge La to south base camp.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 11: Trek to Lingshet.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 12: Trek to Snertse.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 13: Trek to Hanuma.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 14: Trek to Pishu.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 15: Trek to Karsha, the largest monastery in the entire Zanskar valley.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 16: Trek to Padum, crossing the Zanskar river on a remarkable bridge.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 17: Day at leisure in Padum.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 18: Trek past the riverside citadel of Bardan gompa to Mune.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 19: Continue along the banks of the Lungnak (Lingti) river to the hamlet of Ichar.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 20: Trek to Purni, where the Kargyak and Tsarap rivers first merge to form the mighty Lingti Chu (river).
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Trans Zanskar Trek Day21: Trek to Phugtal gompa, one of the world's most spectacular structures. Its location, spilling down a sheer cliff face from the mouth of a massive cave, is a staggering sight.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 22: Trek to the friendly village of Tangtse, at the base of the gorge leading to Phirtse La.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 23: Trek to Shingsaw, the base camp for our pass crossing.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 24: We make an early start to cross Phirtse La (5350 metres) to the vast nomad camp at Chumik Marpo.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 25: Trek to Serchu Serai, on the banks of the Yunan river.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 26: Trek to Kilang Sarai, where we meet the Manali to Leh military road.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 27: Travel by jeep to Keylong, the capitol and administrative center of Lahaul.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 28: Continue by jeep over Rohtang Pass to Manali.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 29: Rest Day in Manali.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 30: Jeep to Pinjore, stay in Palace Hotel there.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 31: Jeep to Chandigarh, then express train to Delhi, on arrival check in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Trans Zanskar Trek Day 32: Depart-Delhi, Transfer to airport for flight to onwards journey.
The trip begins into the Trans-Himalayan region, south into the valley of Zanskar, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth. About 20 Kms - south-east of Rangdum stands the Pazila watershed across which Zanskar lies. We descend sharply to Bardan gompa in central Zanskar. We continue journey to South Zanskar. The most secluded of all the Trans Himalayan valleys. The western core of this complex, tangled knot of mountains was the site for Ibex.
The Trans Zanskar Trek expedition is one such trek of Ladakh that is almost a month long as it takes 32 days to complete. Imagine the places you will explore through. About 20 kms south-east of Rangdum stands the Panzila axis, across which lies Zanskar, the most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys.
Trans Zanskar Trekking tour allows you to explore the unexplored terrains and check out the bounteous beauty of nature. The canyon of the Zanskar river remains un-trek able during the summer when the snowmelt sends the river raging.
Adventure in extremely cold and isolated kingdom of all the trans-Himalayan valleys Zanskar is the most isolated valley. The kingdom lies in the Ladakh region of India. The grandeur and sheer magnitude of the Zanskar in Ladakh lies in Zanskar River Rafting expedition. Zanskar is the most isolated part of the Trans Himalayan region and the least interfered microcosm of Ladakh.
Trans Zanskar Trek expedition – it is spread over 7000 sq km of rugged mountainous terrain. It is contained by very high rising mountains.
It starts at Lamayuru gompa, the most ancient monastic site in all of Ladakh. Zanskar is situated at a distance of approximately 20 km to the south of Rangdum. Shingo La is the trekking gateway to Zanskar.