Welcome to Zanskar

Majestically rugged, the greatest attraction of this mountain-hemmed Ladakhi Buddhist valley is simply getting there, preferably on a trek. As in Ladakh, the main sights are timeless monasteries, notably at Karsha, Stongdey, Sani and Phuktal, the latter only accessible on foot. The area's tiny capital, Padum, is not much more than a village with a few shops. It is not a major attraction in itself but is a key... Read More

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Day 1-  Arrive in Srinagar- Fly in to Srinagar in early morning flight. Drive to Srinagar City and  check in to Houseboat in Nigeen Lake. Enjoy the evening around the lake. O/N SRINAGAR.Day 2- Srinagar to Nurlu-Early morning drive to Kargil via Sonamarg and Dzozi La (high pass). Enroute you can get spectacular views of Tiger and Tololing peaks, famous due to the Kargil War. Reach Kargil by evening. After tea, drive up towards Lamayuru via Mulbek., enjoy the amazing moon land, Reach Nurlu by late evening O/N NURLUDay 3- Nurlu- Post-breakfast, drive up towards old Monasteries and palaces in Nurlu O/N NURLU.Day 4- Nurlu to Leh-Post-breakfast, drive along the River Indus to enjoy the amazing landscape. Visit Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Pathar Saheb Gurudwara and the confluence of Rivers Indus and Zansker. Reach Leh by evening. O/N LEH.Day 5- In an around Leh-Leave after Breakfast. Visit Shey Palace - the ancient capital of Ladakh, and the famed monasteries of Thiksey and Hemis. Evening free in Leh. O/N LEH.Day 6- Leh to Pangong (Lake)-An early start to visit Pangong Lake, at a distance of approx. 155 kms. This beautiful turquoise colored lake has its 1/3 portion in the Indian territory and rest in Tibet (China). Reaching Pangong Tso, involves crossing of Chang-La pass (3rd Hightest Motorable Road in the World at 17,350 feet). O/N PANGONG TSO.Day-7 Pangong Tso to Leh-Start after Breakfast. Return to Leh by late evening. O/N LEH.Day-8 Leh to Nubra Valley-Drive to Nubra Valley, the northern tip of Ladakh, crossing Khardhung La at 18,380 feet (Considered World’s Highest Motorable Road). Enjoy the panoramic view of Zanskar and Ladakh ranges and the Karakoram further north. Drive down towards Shyok River. O/N NUBRA VALLEY.Day 9- Nubra Valley to Leh-Post breakfast, visit Diskit monastery (optional Camel Safari) and drive back to Leh. Enroute Visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa. O/N LEH.Day 10- Airport Drop in Leh-Early morning transfer to Leh airport. For onward flight to your destination.Accommodation at:-Srinagar- Mascot HouseboatNurlu:- The Apricot Tree HotelLeh:- DragonPangong-MarTseMik Campsite Nubra- campsite / Guest HouseBreakfast and Dinner Include