To enjoy the natural beauty and explore the scenic mountains, the Zanskar Valley attracts a plethora of tourists. Rangdum and Padum are the minimalist civil areas situated near the valley
The Attraction of the valley: The Chadar Trek & the Frozen Zanskar River
This valley is famous for all the adventurous activities like trekking, river rafting, etc. The Chadar trek is the toughest trek and the big Zanskar River flows pretty fast. During the daytime, the temperature can be -10 degrees Celsius and at night it can reach down to -20 to - 25 degrees Celsius.
Best time to visit Zanskar: It is a fact that the Zanskar is the most beautiful place in the world, but the summers are the best time to visit the place; from April to June. In case, weather conditions are good, then July to September can also be considered. Due to heavy snowfall in winters, all the roads are blocked.
Buddhist Monasteries: The Zanskar Valley is also famous for ancient Buddhist monasteries. These religious places are not only known for peaceful atmosphere, but also for their well-designed architecture and traditional values. The mesmerizing collection of different colorful wall paintings known as murals and thangka can also be admired.
Flora and Fauna at Zanskar: The vegetation of the valley is mainly found in the lower level. The Gumburanjon Mountains full of Blue poppies offer an amazing view. The main crops here are barleys, potatoes, and lentils. Domestic fauna includes horses, dogs, sheep, and yak, and if taking about wildlife animals, then bharal, snow leopard, bear, wolf, and many more
The Zanskar Valley is not only famous for Buddhism, but also Sunni Muslims. A journey from plain roads of Leh to roughest roads of the valley is an unforgettable experience of anyone’s life. This place is a paradise on Earth for travelers. If anyone wants to explore the valley, then two points should be kept in mind, including the best time to visit Zanskar is from April to June and choosing the best adventure tour operators; which are familiar with all the aspects of the place like climate, surroundings, camp areas, etc. Make The Zanskar Valley journey more interesting as well as safe.