Zanskar Culture

No of Days

10 Days

Higest Point

Pentze La Pass 4,200mts




Zanskar Valley, Rangdum, Zungkul Monastery

Zanskar Culture - Trip Detail
  • 01


    Delhi Leh 3,500mts
    • Today we will fly from Delhi to Leh, on arrival at the Kushuk Bhakula airport our represented will receive you and take you to hotel, on arrival you are advise to take complete rest for acclimatization, evening visit Leh market and Shanti Stupa for the Sun set view of leh town.

  • 02


    Leh - Local monastery tour to Shey Place, Thiksey Monastery and Hemis monastery
    • Today we will leave early after the breakfast, where we will go to explore the rich ethnic monastery of ladakh, where you will visit the Shey Palace, Thiksey monastery build on a hill top resembling the Potala Place in Tibet and later we will visit the Hemis Monastery and Museum, and study and know about the rich culture of Ladakh.

      Later drive back to leh and relax evening in Leh, overnight at hotel in leh.

  • 03


    Leh - Kargil drive on the way visit Lamayuru and Alchi Monastery 220 Kms 6hrs drive
    • Today we will start early from Leh on the way we will visit the Alchi Monastery, which is dated as early as 11th Century and founded by Guru Translator Guru Rinchen Zangpo, later visit the Lamayuru monastery and drive to Mulbek and visit the long statue of Materia Buddha and overnight at hotel in Kargil.

  • 04


    Kargil - Rangdum via suru valley 110 kms 5 hrs
    • Morning after breakfast, proceed towards Zanskar while crossing Suru Valley is located at an elevation of more than 3,600 m over the Zanskar range you could see the magnificent Nun and Kun Peak the twin peak is above 7,000m . It separates Zanskar from the Suru valley and other parts of Zanskar. At the top, an enchanting view of the surrounding, just before arriving the Rangdum the valley gets broader and the green and lush meadow.

  • 05


    Rangdum - Padum via Pentsela 4,200mts pass 120 kms 6hrs
    • Today we will be crossing over the Pentze La Pass 4,200mts At the top of the pass, there are two springs of greenish water credited by legend to be the birth place of the progenitors of the famous Zanskar breed of ponies. Different forms of vegetation come up around the pass soon after the snow melts in summer. These include many species, which have medicinal value. Marmots live in burrows, moving to lower elevations in winter. The brown bear is also found on the slopes of the Penzella Pass. There are glaciers on both sides of the pass, from which streams flow into either the Suru or the Zanskar catchment. The Penzella glacier, where the Suru river arises, is situated on one of the flanks of this pass. On the Zanskar side, an extensive stretch of flat land is present at the foot of the pass).

      You will arrive Padum by evening and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.

  • 06


    Padum - Stakrimo Gonpa and Barden Gonpa
    • Today we will take it more relax and we will go to visit the Stakrimo Gonpa from there you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Zanskar Valley and later after we will go to visit the Drukpa Monastery at Barden which is built on a Hill top later we will drive back to padum and overnight rest in Padum.

  • 07


    Padum - Sightseeing to Karsha, Sani and Zungkul
    • Today we will go to visit the Karsha Monastery and on the way we will aslo see the Sani Village where is a 11 Century Kanishka Stupa later we will go to visit the Magnificent Cave in Zungkul Monastery where the great yogi Naropa have meditate, later we will drive back to Padum.

  • 08


    Padum - Stongday and Zangla fort and Nunnery
    • Today we will go toward eastern part of the zanskar region which is also known as Sham valley and on the way we will visit the Famous Stongday Monastery, where more than 60 monk reside which is built on a hill top and the view from there is Magnificent, later we will drive further to visit the Zangla Fort and the nunnery, although the king still live in Zangla village but the for is under renovation, and the King and queen live in another house in Village where we could visit too.

      Later we will go to see the Nunnery where many young and old nuns live, drive back to padum and relax.

  • 09


    Padum – Kargil via Pentse la pass 12 hrs
    • Morning after an early breakfast we will proceed to reach Kargil while visiting Monastery of Rangdum (The main attraction of Rangdum is the 18th century Buddhist monastery of the Geluk-pa order with about 40 resident monks. Perched picturesquely atop a central hillock, which is surrounded by a wild mountain stream, the monastery has the aura of an ancient fortification guarding a mystical mountain valley. Its central prayer hall houses an array of figures and art objects. Two small hamlets surrounded by rows of chortens, Yuldo and Tashi-Tongze, situated on either side of the monastery, are the only other habitations in the area. The inhabitants of these villages are descendants of the monastery's agricultural self-tenants, who do not own any land in the region. The monastery enjoys perpetual and unalienable ownership of the entire valley, including the fields tilled by the villagers, the pastures, hills and even the streams).

      Afterwards we will proceed to Kargil. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel.

  • 10


    Kargil - Leh via Lamayuru and Rigzong monastery 6 hrs drive 220 kms
    • Today we will drive back from Kargil to leh on the way we will cross through the Namkhila la pass and Fotula pass and then after lunch we will visit the Rigzong monastery and drive back to leh.

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