Zanskar Jeep Safari
Duration : 13
Night /14 Days
comprises a tri-armed valley system lying between the Great Himalayan Range
and the Zanskar mountain; The three arms radiate star-like towards the west,
north and south from a wide central expanse where the region's two principal
drainage's meet to form the main Zanskar River. It is mainly along the
course of this valley system that the region's 10,000 strong, mainly
Buddhists population lives. Spread over an estimated geographical area of
5000 sq. kms. High rise, mountains and deep gorges surround Zanskar. The
area remains inaccessible for nearly 8 months a year due to heavy snowfall
resulting in closure of all the access passes, including the Penzi-la.
To-day, Zanskar has the distinction of being the least interfered with
microcosms of Ladakh, and one of the last few surviving cultural satellites
of Tibet. Within the mountain ramparts of this lost Shangrila stand a number
of ancient yet active monastic establishments. Some of these religious
foundations have evolved around remote meditation caves believed to have
been used by a succession of famous Buddhist saints for prolonged meditation
in pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment.
Early morning flight Delhi to Leh, transfer to hotel and rest.
Day 2: Morning sightseeing
Shanti Stupa, and Sangkar Gompa; lunch at hotel, afternoon rest.
Day 3: Full day of sightseeing
Famous Ladakh monasteries - Shey, Thikse, Hemis; picnic lunch, return to
Day 4: Full day of sightseeing
Likir Gompa and Alchi Gompa; picnic lunch, overnight at Uletokpo Camp.
Day 5: Full day of sightseeing
Lamayuru Gompa; picnic lunch; return to Uletokpo Camp.
Day 6: Drive to Rangdum, overnight in our camp.
Morning visit Rangdum Gompa, then drive to Karsha via Pensi La
(4400m); visit Karsha Gompa; overnight in our camp.
Visit Zangla Castle and Stongde Gompa, drive back to Karsha;
overnight at our camp.
Day 9: Visit Bardan Gompa and drive back to Sani, overnight camp at Sani;
overnight at our camp.
Day 10: Drive to Parkhachik; Overnight at our camp.
Drive to Mulbekh
Overnight at our camp
Day 12: Drive back to Leh; stay in hotel.
Day 13: Full day at your leisure, shopping, cultural program show in the
Day 14: Fly back to Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Places of Interest (Visit
Leh is nested in a side valley just to the north of the Indus Valley.
Until 1947 it had close trading relations with Central Asia yak trains would
set off from the Leh Bazaar to complete the stages over the Kaakoam Pass to
Yarkand and Kashgar.
Administering the Valleys of Suru , Drass, Wakha and Bodkarbu, Kargil
lies midway between the alpine valleys of Kashmir and the fertile reaches of
the Indus Valley and ladakh
Thak Thok gompa
shelters a cave in which the apostle Padmasambhava is said to have meditated
during his epic eight-century journey to Tibet.
Dhahanu is situated to the south west of Leh,
around 163 Kms. passing through the beautiful villages of Kaltsey, Domkhar,
Padum is 240 km to the south of Kargil, comes as a bit of an anticlimax
Rangdum is an elliptical expanded plateau surrounded by colourful hills on
the one side and glacier encrusted rocky mountains on the other.
Walled in by the Great Himalayan Divide, Zanskar, literally " Land of
White Copper" has for decades exrted the allure of Shangri La on visitours
Zangla is the nodal point on the popular Padum Strongdey Zangla Karsha
Padum round trip, which covers most of the cultural sites of Zanskar.
The Suru Valley
Diving two of the world's most formidable mountain ranges, the Suru
Valley winds south from Kargil to the desolate Pensi La the main entry point
the Nubra valley - nubra means green used to be on the trading route
connection Tibet with Turkistan, Also Now as the Valley of Flowers
Drass (3230 m), 60 km west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar, is a small township lying in the centre of the valley of the same name
The Shyok River receives the waters of the Nubra and Changchenmo rivers. It rises from the Khumdang glacier, which can be approached from
Pangong Tso, 15km to the southeast of Leh, is one of the largest
saltwater lakes in Asia, a long narrow strip of water stretching from Ladakh
east into Tibet.
Tso Moriri or "Mountain Lake" is Famous for the large herds of
king, or wild ass, which graze on its shores, the lake of Tso Moriri.