• Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Valley

India , Manali

Max Altitude

5090 m


8 Days

Max Group Size




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Welcome to the mesmerizing world of Zanskar, where rugged landscapes and ancient traditions converge to create an unparalleled adventure for the intrepid traveller. Nestled in the heart of the mighty Himalayas, the Zanskar Valley in the Ladakh region of northern India is a haven for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience. Embarking on a road trip along the Zanskar Road is not just a journey; its an odyssey that unfolds against the backdrop of towering peaks, serene monasteries, and the indomitable Zanskar River. The road to Zanskar takes you through a rugged terrain that challenges both your driving skills and spirit for adventure. The Zanskar Road, also known as NH301, weaves through dramatic landscapes, treating you to breathtaking vistas at every turn. Towering mountains, snow-capped peaks, and deep valleys create a cinematic panorama that will leave you awestruck.

Depart from Manali and traverse the famous Rohtang Pass, a gateway to the high-altitude desert region of Lahaul. En route to Keylong and Jispa, youll witness the transition from lush greenery to arid landscapes. The Bhaga River accompanies you, providing stunning views of the rugged mountains. Arrive in Jispa, a peaceful Himalayan hamlet, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and pristine landscapes.

Embark on an adventurous journey as you cross Shinkun La, a high mountain pass with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Traverse through Gonborangjum and Kurgiakh, remote villages untouched by mainstream tourism. The day culminates in Purney, where the tranquil surroundings and the convergence of rivers create a mesmerizing backdrop.

Dive into the cultural and spiritual heritage of Zanskar Valley by trekking to the ancient Phugtal Monastery, perched dramatically on a cliffside cave. The trek provides not only a physical challenge but also a spiritual journey through the rugged terrains. Continue through Raru to reach Padum, the administrative centre of Zanskar, where ancient monasteries and a serene atmosphere await.

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of the high-altitude landscapes surrounding Padum, passing through Tungri, Phe, Hamiling, Abran, and Aksho. The highlight of the day is conquering the Pensi La pass, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Zanskar Range. Return to Padum, reflecting on the days encounters with remote villages and challenging terrains.

Embark on a cultural journey through Dzonkhul, immersing you in the traditional Ladakhi way of life amidst the arid beauty of the landscape. Visit the historic Sani Monastery and the grand Karsha Monastery, both architectural marvels with rich cultural significance. Return to Padum, enriched with the days exploration of cultural treasures and spiritual insights.

Explore the Stongde Monastery, situated on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Visit the Zangle Palace, a historical gem reflecting the royal history of the region. Continue the journey to Lingshed, a hidden valley in Zanskar, where the pristine beauty and tranquillity of the landscape create an unforgettable experience.

Embark on a challenging trek over the Sengge La pass, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows. Pass through the picturesque villages of Photoksar, Sirsir La, and Wanla, each offering its unique charm and landscapes. Arrive in Lamayuru, known for its ancient monastery and surreal moon-like landscapes, concluding your day with a blend of adventure and cultural exploration.

Visit the ancient Alchi Monastery, renowned for its exquisite murals and artistic treasures, providing a glimpse into the regions rich cultural heritage. Continue to Likir, where the Likir Monastery stands against a backdrop of stunning mountains. Finally, make your way to Leh, the capital of Ladakh, where the journey concludes, leaving you with memories of diverse landscapes, cultural immersion, and the enduring spirit of the Himalayas.


Manali to Leh , TWIN SHARING

- All accommodation during trips in camps/hotels/homestays on Triple sharing basis

- Meals during the trip (MAP basis)

- Qualified and experienced driver cum guide

- High-altitude SUVs

- Camping Permissions

- Inner line Permit (where applicable)

- Visa & tickets

- Pick up and drop to and from the airport/bus stand

- Permits fees

- Meals during transit (lunch)

- Any type of personal expenses

- Insurance of the trip

- Things not mentioned under Inclusions

- Team or Staff tips are not included in the trip cost

- Personal gear and equipment

- Mule or Porter to carry duffle bags

- Extended stay after the end of the journey: Basic, Standard (3 stars) & Luxury (3 star+/ 4 star)

- Local Sightseeing Packages

- Adventure Activities: Paragliding. River Rafting, Zorbing, ATV Rides, River crossing, Day hikes and much more

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