Zanskar Valley Jeep Safari 11 Night / 12 Days
Trip Highlights: Leh Town - Alchi Lamayuru Valley - Mulbekh - Kargil - Rangdum - Padum - Zanskar Valley - Karsha Monastery and other monasteries
Zanskar: Down south of Leh can be approachable by Road and paradise for trekking lovers. 10 days trek from Lamayuru to Padum. Mush lush green and flat grounds in Zanskar offers and incredible beauty. Padum, the district headquarters of Zanskar, located on the southern part of a wide fertile plain in which the Tsarap Lingti Chu and the Stod rivers join to form the Zanskar river. The small township clings to a hillock, the site of an ancient palace and fort.
Arrive Leh (3450m)
Early morning transfer to Domestic airport to board one of the most spectacular Trans Himalayan fliht to Leh.Well come on leh airport and transfer to hotel. Half day rest at hotel for hig altitude aclimatisation. in the afternoon proceed to visit Sankar monastery, Shanti Stupa and a short of the Le market.
In Leh (City Tour)
After breakfast drive towards East of Leh town to explore Shey palace and most picturesque monastery called Thiksey, drive further and cross the Indus river to reach at Hemis monastery. One of the biggest monastery in the region. Drive back to Leh explore Shanti Stupa for an excellent view of Leh town and valley , Shankar Gompa, Leh Palace and colorfull market of Leh twon. Overnight at hotel in Leh.
Leh – Kargil
Morning after breakfast proceeds towards Alchi (68 km) from Leh. On way visit Spituk and Basgo .further drive will take to you to 1000 yeas old Alchi gompa. Drive to Lamayuru valley is much interesting and dramatically formation of the valley called Moon Land. Cross Fatu La pass and arrive at Mulbekh. You will find a stone carved image of Maitraye Buddha. Arrive Kargil in late afternoon and overnight stay
Kargil - Rangdum (3800m)
Morning after breakfast proceeds towards Rangdum. After a short drive from Argil we enter in to the Suru valley. Suru valley is one of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh, and is the heartland of Kargil. You will enjoy the view of massive Nun and Kun peak and the Parkachik glacier. There are many other unnamed Glaciered peaks on the way. On arrival at Rangdum, check in at Camp.
Rangdum - Padum(3550m)
After morning breakfast proceed to visit the Rangdum monastery. After that, proceed to zanskar. An hour drive from Rangdum is the Penzila pass(4200m) only pass to Zanskar. Around Penzila there are also many unnamed glaciered peaks and the famous Darang Durung Glacier. This area is very scenic and you will find many shepherd huts here. Upon arrival, check in hotel at Padum.
Sight seeing of Karsha monastery, Chuchik jal Nunnery, Kalachakra temple
After morning breakfast drive 10 km to Karsha which has the largest Geluk pa monastery of Zanskar. Close to the monastery there is a nunnery to visit which eleven headed big statue of Avaloketeshvra has believed to be 800 years old. A minute's walk up from the Nunnery you will find an old Stupa built by the great Rinchen Zangpo of Tibet. Drive back to Hotel and enjoy hot meal. In the afternoon visit the kalachakra temple a temple devoted to His Holiness The Dalai Lama who has given the teaching of Kalachakra in 1988. Overnight stay at hotel.
Sight seeing of lower part of Zanskar
After morning breakfast drive 35 km along the Zanskar River to Zangla. We will visit the old and new palace of Zangla king. We will also visit the Zangla nunnery. After wards drive back to Tongdey. Tongdey monastery is the second largest Geluk pa monastery in Zanskar. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
Sight seeing of Bardan monastry, Gyalwa Rignga and Stakrimo monastery
After morning breakfast drive 20 km to visit Bardan monastery beautifully built on gigantic rock. Bardan belongs to the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The wall paintings at Bardan monastery are really beautiful. On way back to hotel near Padum visit Gyalwa rignga, a big rock on which the five Dayani Buddha are curved beautifully from unknown time. Hot meal at hotel. In the afternoon visit close by Stakri mo monastery also belong to the Drukpa sect and Pipiting Guru temple, which has a beautiful Statue of Padma Sambhava and the sacred Stupa. Overnigt stay at hotel.
Sight seeing of Zungkhul and Sani
Today we will visit one of the most sacred monastery Zanskar. Zunghul is 35km drive from Padum.Zongkhul was blessed by the great Indian yogi the great Naropa in around 11th century. There are two attractive meditation caves.The old one has beautiful paintings. On way back hotel visit Sani palace, famous for the sacred Kaniska Stupa,and Naropa temple. There is a sacred Lake also. You will enjoy your meal here. Ovenight stay at hotel.
Padum - Kargil (234km)
Early morning departure to Kargil. Overnight stay at hotel.
Kargil – Srinagar (230km)
After breakfast drive further to Drass and D Zozila pass and descend to Sonamarg. Continue drive and arrive Srinagar in late afternoon. Check in at your hotel Deluxe house boat or hotel and overnight stay.
After breakfast you will get transferred to airport to board flight for onward destination