Saturday, 4 May 2013


One of the least known Buddhist kingdoms of the western Himalayan with a main elevation of 12000 feet, Zanskar valley is bounded by Zanskar mountain complex on north to the west and south west by the greater Himalayan range and to the east by the Rupshu Plateau.

        Owing to its geographically inaccessibility this land locked valley has nurtured one of the last surviving cultural entity of Tibetan Lamaism. The ancient yet active monastic establishments are the centers of the spiritual and social activities. These monasteries are treasure of priceless icons, frescos, scrolls and painting.

Attractions of Zanskar
Some of the major monasteries in Zanskar are now accessible by motor able roads and other need trekking for a couple of days.
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The Trans Himalayan District of Kargil comprises of the south-western parts of vast Ladakh plateau. It derives its name from the second major town of Ladakh viz “Kargil”, which is the District Headquarter. The District comprises of a complex of valleys, chief among them are the Suru, Zanskar, Drass, Shakar Chiktan, Wakha and lower Indus.
The great Himalayan Range form its south western  boundary crowned by a series of majestic snow capped peaks abandoned by awesome glaciers and lush alpine slopes. This complex of valleys are drained by tributaries of the Indus river, prominent among them being the Suru, Zanskar, Drass, river Nallah Kanji and Nallah Wakha.
Much of the present day Kargil District was once known as “Purig”. The population of present day Kargil is a amalgament  of different ethnic groups like the Indo-Aryan Dards’ Tibetan and Mons of northern India.
Kargil by virtue of its location, topography  and contiguity with the alpine region of Kashmir, Kishtwar and outlying areas of Himachal Pradesh, is an ideal ground for trans Himalayan trekking along the ancient trade routes. Diverse ethnic and cultural entities are inhabiting in the sparsely spread villages and hamlets doted along the valleys. Besides trekking, the Suru and Zanskar valleys   offer easily accessible Hamalayan peaks of 7000 mtrs, Skiing,Ice skating,River Rafting, hang gliding, angling rock climbing are some of the other attractions offered by the region.

Mystics, sofis and hermits have been lured by the solitude and harmony of nature from time unknown. The magnificent saracenic and Tibetan architecture manifested in Imambaras, Mosques, Khangahs, Monasteries and hermitages, witness the Spiritual devotion persistent among the population of these valleys.

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