Trekking is a popular adventure sport in India and has attracted many enthusiasts across the nation and the globe. India is home to some of the most dangerous and challenging mountainous terrains and valleys which are full of scenic and ethereal beauty.
These mountain ranges are hotspots for trekking expeditions providing the chills and frills of an adventurous journey. Unmatched in their flora and fauna these high altitude terrains are worth visiting at least once in a life time. People who love to experience strenuous ventures and unexplored territories must try out exploring the Ladakh region situated in the North-Easter region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Zanskar is an inviting mountaineering destination that will not only test your physical and mental limits but it is also an opportunity to tread in to the serene uncharted territories, places where very few men have set foot and also a chance to conquer the massive mountains by scaling high altitude peaks. Southern Zanskar with its vivid ecology, cascading waterfalls, silent valleys, clear rivers and snow covered peaks guarantees to be one of your finest trekking experiences.
Zanskar is located in the eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir along the banks of the river Zanskar at an average altitude of 3500m-7000m. Its geography is scattered with passes and valleys like the Shingo la which locals say is one of the most thankless and sordid routes with no natural grandeur.
In the north eastern part of Zanskar lies the Zanskar mountain range where a variety of wildlife like the snow leopard, bear, white yak, ibex etc are in abundance. The region is an amalgamation of wildlife, natural beauty, rich culture and amazing people. Climate in summer is pretty warm and dry with heavy snowfall in winter. It is considered to be one of the harshest inhabited terrains in the world. People here are mostly Tibetan Buddhists or Sunni Muslims and cohabitate quite peacefully.