The once independent kingdom of Zanskar lies on a twisted knot of jagged mountains of the Great Himalayan range. Squeezed in between the main crest of the Indian Himalaya and the Indus Valley, Zanskar is well-protected by snow-covered mountain passes.
This remote place has contributed its best in keeping alive an ancient form of Tibetan Buddhism that grows in chain of remote monasteries. Most of these faraway monasteries are located high on the rocky edges in remote valleys.
Right from high filed camp sites to dry land, snow-covered peaks, old Buddhist monasteries and high passes, this place have much more to serve to the tourist from across the globe. You can see many scenic villages with their irrigated potatoes and barley fields. Also, you can get a chance to interact with the local Zanskari people and learn more about their culture and tradition. All these will leave you with a remarkable life time experience.
You can take pleasure of rafting in chilling and freezing cold water of Zanskar River, which is certainly the most attention grabbing activity in remote Zanskar trek. It is quite challenging rafting route that will give you an overwhelming rafting experience. Apart from this, you can also enjoy a comfortable stay in camps set-up on the rocky bank of Zanskar River. Also, trekking in remote Zanskar will add on to your love for trekking. The place has some of the highest mountain passes across the country. Chadar Trek is one of the famous treks on this route. Some other striking treks on this route includes treks are Padum to Lamayuru and Padum to Leh.
We, at Trekking in India offer amazing Remote Zanskar Trekking Tours that will drive you from great Zanskar monasteries, amazing landscape, beautiful valleys and villages. View the incredible beauty of this spectacular place by availing our Remote Zanskar trekking tour.
|Season||July – Sept|
|Altitude||5150 mts / 16895 ft|
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Day 2: Delhi – Leh (Complete Rest In Leh For Acclimatisation)
Day 3: Leh – Shey – Thiksey - Hemis
Shey Gompa is about 15 kms from Leh. It used to be the summer palace of the kings of Ladakh. There are lots of Stupas and Gompas built around the palace. Shey palace was built by Deldan Namgyal in the beginning of 17’Th century AD. Main attraction in Shey is the 12m Shakyamuni Buddha statue inside the Dresthang Gompa.
Thiksey Gompa, close to Shey is about 17 kms from Leh. The monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Ladakh and belongs to the Gelukspa order.
Hemis, about 45 kms south of Leh it is one of the most famous and largest monastery in Ladakh. It belongs to the Drukpa order and was founded in the early 17’Th century. The setting is perfect with the monastery cradled in a lovely valley, surrounded by streams and fronted by long Mani walls. Overnight stay at the guest house.