Whenever adventure and travel enthusiasts around the world think about traveling to India, very often the word Himalayas resonates in their minds. Traversing through mighty, majestic Himalayas, one can appreciate the geographic diversity - the lush green valleys, tropical jungles full of amazing wildlife , the flowering meadows and the rugged rocky terrain of the Greater Himalaya Ranges of the this huge country.
Situated across the Suru Valley and over the Pensi La in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, 235 km from Kargil, are the off beaten landscapes of Zanskar Valley, heaven for various domestic and international explorers to delve into the wonders of natural and man made resources.
The high altitudes of the Zanskar valley make it inaccessible in winters due to the extremely harsh weather conditions and the water of the River Zanskar freezes to become the Chador road. Therefore summer is the best time to visit this area.
You can not only dot on the picturesque views of Drang-Drung glacier but can also witness the architectural grandeur of ancient Buddhist monasteries. Often times, a glacier is the ending point of the route but the Drang - Drung glacier is the starting point of the road as well as the Zanskar valley.
Shikhar is best platform which will help in exploring this remote world, beyond your imagination.
Panikhar situated at the border of the Suru Valley is a must-visit spot with the fort of Zorawar Singh as its major attraction. The Penzella Pass dividing the Zanskar valley from the Suru Valley is another excellent camping site offering breath taking views of the majestic mountains.