Zanskar is a beautiful valley in Ladakh situated at a height of 13154 ft in the grand Himalayan mountains. It is a destination that very recently has started getting the deserved limelight and appreciation from the travellers. It still blows our minds how this valley with pristine waters and surreal snow capped mountains remained hidden and underrated for so long. Now that it has been added to itineraries of many Ladakh bike trip there is a lot of discussion going around about it and it's getting more and more popular.
We're here to tell you all you need to know about this magnificent Zanskar Valley. This blog is going to cover all the major aspects of it.
What It Has to Offer
MONASTERIES: Like any other Himalayan destination, it has an influence of Tibetan culture and has a lot of monasteries for you to visit. Some of the monasteries that you must visit if you go on a Ladakh trip and Zanskar is in your list are Sani Monastery, Lingshed Monastery, Stongdey Monastery, Phuktal Monastery and more.
Snow-clad mountains and frozen rivers are something you can expect in Zanskar. After all, one of the most popular treks in India- Chadar trek, is done on the frozen waters of Zanskar river. Apart from this, the confluence of Zanskar and Indus river offers a mesmerizing view for one to witness. The mix of two different flowing waters with a deep history behind them is not something you get to experience every day.
Well as we've mentioned it is a destination that has become popular only recently, it is one of the isolated travel locations for now. The villages of Zanskar Valley are isolated from the outside world so much so that in winter, walking over the frozen rivers is the only way for people to access other places.
This brings us to the last point of this blog and that is the serenity and healing time this place gives to you. Cutting off from the hustle bustle of metro life, logging off from social media and living the life like how it used to be in the good old days, is all what Zanskar is about. Yes, it does offer you the adventure of trekking and other sports but it also offers you the time to meditate and absorb all the fresh air here.
With this the blog comes to an end. But if you have already done your research and booked your Leh Ladakh tour package, you'll be curious to know about what you should be packing for your Ladakh group tour. We'll come back with another blog on the same topic, until then we wish you a happy time dreaming about your future Ladakh bike trip.