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, Jammu and Kashmir

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State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Kargil
Famous for/as: Scenic, Trekking
Languages: Ladakhi, Hindi
Best Season: Jun - Sep
Weather: Summer 5 to 40°C, Winter -14 to 24°C
Altitude: 4950m
Pincode: 19410x
STD code: 01985
Nestled in between the majestic Himalayan ranges, Zanskar stands as a lost land with its perfidious countryside and a rigid life style. A devour of pretty landscape and cultural diversity, Zanskar is rich in pungent, therapeutic foliage and aromatic plants. Having divided in to three sub-regions of Sham, Stod and Lungnak, Zanskar is a haven of thriving Buddhist monasteries, which displays elegant architecture and traditional richness tourists can explore on Kashmir holiday packages.

Spread over a vast expansion of 5000 square kilometers, Zanskar is bounded by lofty mountains and deep valleys. This region is not accessible for most part of the year owing to the intense snowstorms. The peak stockades of this lost valley hold a number of very old but lively monasteries. Some of these establishments have revolved around secluded caverns that are used by celebrated Buddhist saints for protracted ruminations in search of enlightenment and knowledge.

Widely acclaimed for its adventurous trekking paths, Zanskar offers wonderful opportunities in challenging activities, which could not be equated with anything else. The most spectacular trekking events in the entire world, The Chadar trek in Zanskar is to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. The mesmerizing journey through the frozen Zanskar River is in fact a voyage to the heart of this isolated place. This impressive ramble pursues the conventional trading course through the Zanskar Ravine. This gorge, which is impenetrable throughout the summer, is sustenance to the outer world in the pits of winter.

The dash of escapades can be added by Jeep Safaris through the rough roads of this craggy yet eye-catching valley. Jeep safari through the remotest interiors of this great land would provide one with the exhilarating opportunity to intermingle with the locales. The natural beauty of an unspoiled landscape with breath taking scenery of marvelous glaciers makes a spectacular panorama.

With its magnificent glaciers, deep woods, enchanting valleys and tedious trekking paths, Zanskar valley presents an enjoyable outlook of nature.
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Ladakh Festival - A Cultural Extravaganza

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Aug 20, 2011
The region of Ladakh is famed for its mountain ranges, trekking and biking trails and snow leopards. Ladakh mainly attracts tourists during the month of September due to the annual Ladakh festival that is held here. Take a peek...

Monsoon Magic III - Get your adrenaline racing!

  by Shwetha  on Aug 05, 2010
The season of plentiful rainfall swells rivers and lakes, this is the best time to get swept away by the force of the rapids! So come along on this adrenaline rush...

Zanskar – The Zenith Of Adventure

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 27, 2010
There are only two colors in Zanskar; The white snowy peaks and the blue sky. Zanskar is the ultimate tourist & adventure spot if you want that 'kick' in life!
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