Zanskar is 20kms South of Rangdum across the Pazila watershed. It is one of the most isolated regions of the Himalayan Valleys. Panzila is at a height of 4401 ms, a picturesque tableland circumscribed with the snow covered peaks and has two alpine lakes. While on your tour to Zanskar you will enjoy the majestic view of the "Drang-Drung" glacier in the Stod valley.
"Drang-Drung" glacier is considered the largest glacier besides the Siachen glacier. It is spectacular to view the long winding river of ice. A cliff like projection of the glacier is the point from where the Stod or Doda River rises.
The Zanskar valley that lies between the Great Himalayan Range and the Zanskar mountains is drained by two principal streams that meet to form the Zanskar River. Around a 10,000 strong Buddhist population resides in the area. It covers a geographical area of 5000 sq kms.
About 8 months in a year, the area remains closed because of heavy snowfall. Plan your tour to Zanskar between the months of July to October. Zanskar today is considered the only surviving cultural satellite of Tibet.
As you trek along the mountains, you will come across a number of ancient but active monasteries. There are many remote caves in Zanskar that had been used by sages for meditation. Around these meditation caves, many religious establishments have evolved. On your tour to Zanskar you can explore these remote caves.
From mid of July to early November you can trek along the 240 km long Kargil-Padum road. Trekking along the mountain paths is wonderful during the summers when the region is again fresh and alive, after months of cold winters.