Places To Visit In Zanskar

3 out of 6 Areas To Visit In Leh Ladakh

Here are the top 4 places to visit in Zanskar

1. Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Valley
4.0 /5

119 km
from city center
1 out of 4
places to visit in Zanskar

Located in the Kargil district to the east of Ladakh (around 105 km) lies the bewitching Zanskar Valley. Pronounced as Zahar or Zangskar locally, it is separated from Ladakh by Zanskar mountain range which is a part of The Tethys Himalayas. Zanskar is known for raw landscape and is mostly travelled to for trekking and river rafting.

2. Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek
4.0 /5

74 km
from city center
2 out of 4
places to visit in Zanskar

The Chadar Trek or The Frozen River Expedition is one of the most unique and challenging treks in India. The 6-day chadar trek across the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh takes place during the latter part of January till the end of February or sometimes even in the first week of March, depending on the weather.

3. Phugtal Monastery

Phugtal Monastery
4.2 /5

111 km
from city center
3 out of 4
places to visit in Zanskar

The Phugtal (Phuktal) Monastery is a Buddhist monastery situated in the south-east part of Zanskar region in Ladakh. Situated at the mouth of natural cave on a cliff, it is one of the most isolated monasteries in the region, built around 2500 years ago. The Phugtal Monastery looks like a honeycomb from a distance.

4. Darcha Padum Trek

Darcha Padum Trek
3.5 /5

120 km
from city center
4 out of 4
places to visit in Zanskar

Located on river Bhaga, Darcha is a small Lahaul region in the Himachal district of Spiti. Whereas Padum is among the two primary capital cities of the Zanskar society. There are plenty of camping sites en route, spread across a variety of nomadic sites travellers would pass by. 

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