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    Custom Tours to Zanskar Valley

    Zanskar Valley, is one of the most beautiful and less-settled valleys of Leh and Ladakh. Also known as “Hidden Gem of Ladakh”, Zanskar Valley is one of the less-crowded regions of Ladakh where you can witness the natural beauty at its best. Being visited by millions of adventure and nature lovers every year, Zanskar Valley tour never disappoints when it comes to beautiful landscape, majestic snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and rushing rivers. Along with fascinating landscape and amazing viewpoints, Zanskar Valley tour is well-known for its unreal hidden treks, alluring ancient monasteries, traditional Buddhist schools, quaint villages and frozen lakes.

    Zanskar Valley, is decorated with semi-arid regions which remain dry and receives little rain every year which makes this valley different from other valleys of Ladakh. Along with beautiful landscapes and historical places, the valley also attracts adventure lovers as you can indulge yourself in various activities like trekking, water rafting, kayaking, paragliding and mountain cycling. If you are not interested in adventurous activities, then Leh Ladakh tour packages have several age-old monasteries and rural villages in Zanskar Valley where you can witness the daily life of Ladakhi’s and monks performing daily rituals.

    Zanskar Valley is positioned at an altitude of 13,154 feet above the sea level. Situated at a distance of 464 kms from Leh and 250 kms from Kargil towards the southern side of Leh and eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir. Zanskar Valley is well-known for its pleasant weather which provides more comfort to its visitors. The main attractions of Zanskar Valley tour are the mesmerizing alpine lakes and rushing rivers which flow side by side to the snow-capped sky-kissing peaks of Himalayas, remote villages and small patches of agricultural fields.

    Best Time to Visit Magical Zanskar Valley

    Zanskar Valley remains closed in the winters as the complete valley receives dense snow due to which all the roads are blocked. The best time to visit Zanskar Valley is from June to September as the temperature stays between 0 degree Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius. Along with captivating landscape and alluring vistas, Zanskar Valley never disappoints you when it comes to culture and traditions. Zanskar Valley also attracts visitors with its rich culture that can be seen through the daily lifestyle of local people, various colorful festivals that are organized annually, ancient monasteries and schools. Along with this, Zanskar has been the house of one of the last surviving cultural settlers of Tibet.

    Custom Tours India, welcomes you to explore this hidden beauty of Ladakh with our fully tailor-made tours of India. Custom Tours India, provides customized group tours of India and Ladakh where you can come close to the natural beauty of captivating landscapes and fascinating Himalayas. Leh and Ladakh Tour packages are one of the best ways to explore this hidden gem of Ladakh which will never disappoint you. Below are the top sightseeing places to explore in Zanskar Valley.

    Top Sightseeing Places to Visit in Zanskar Valley

    Zangla Monastery

    Zangla Monastery is located in Zangla Village which is at a distance of 32 kms from Padum (only town in Zanskar Valley). Zangla was once a ruling village which was ruled by the royal family of Zangla which still resides in the village. The village was once protected by a military station and a royal palace on a nearby hill overlooking the village and Zanskar Valley. In order to reach the citadel and ruined palace, you need to trek up the hill which will take approx 15 minutes. You can explore the small temple inside the palace and enjoy an amazing panoramic view of Zanskar Valley.

    Karsha Monastery

    Karsha Monastery is the largest monastery in the entire Zanskar Valley which is located at a distance of 11 kms from Padum. Karsha Monastery was constructed by Phagspa Sherab in the early 11th century and is one of the most fascinating monasteries of the valley. This monastery is the home for 120 monks which live here and perform daily rituals along with holy prayers. You will need to trek up the hill to explore the main temple and shrine. The monastery has 8 temple complexes’, several courtyards, massive prayer halls and private rooms for monks in 30 buildings. The main attraction of this monastery is the “Gustor Festival” which is held every year which is the perfect way to witness the rich culture of Ladakh. During the festival, you may witness monks wearing colorful dresses and unique masks while performing sacred dances.

    Sani Monastery

    Sani Monastery is another beautiful monastery which is situated inside Sani Village of Zanskar Valley. This monastery is located at a distance of 6 kms from Padum. In order to reach the monastery, you need to trek for 6 kms which takes approx 45 minutes. Sani Monastery is the oldest gompa in Ladakh which belongs to Drukpa Kagyu School. The main attraction of this monastery is the sacred temple and the alluring paintings and art done over the walls and ceilings. Along with the monastery, you may visit Sani Lake which adds more beauty to the surrounding area. Sani-Naro and Great Prayer are the major festivals organized here by the monks every year.

    Dzongkhul Gompa

    Dzongkhul Gompa is another popular gompa of the region which belongs to Drukpa School and is dedicated to the famous Buddhist monk and yogi, Naropa. The monastery is built around the two holy caves sitting on a hill providing a wonderful view of the Zanskar Valley. It is believed that the yogi Naropa meditated here in one of the caves for almost 2 years. This gompa is 300 years old which still holds its charm and beauty which can be seen through the artwork and paintings done over the walls.

    Pensi La Pass

    Pensi La Pass is another high-altitude pass of Ladakh which is known as “Gateway to Zanskar” while coming from Kargil. Pensi-La Pass is situated at an altitude of 14,400 feet above sea level and is one of the easiest passes of Ladakh. This pass is located at a distance of 150 kms from Kargil and 95 kms from Zanskar which separates Zanskar Valley with Suru Valley. The main attraction of this pass is the Drang Drung Glacier which is the second largest glacier of Ladakh after Siachen Glacier and the twin lakes – Ta Tso and Lang Tso which freezes during the winters and can be explored if you visit before June.

    Custom Tours India, would like to have you with us to explore the natural beauty of Ladakh with our tailor-made tours. We have a wide range of private-tours of India where you can add your interested cities along with Ladakh and we will make a perfect custom holiday plan for you.