Zanskar - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Zanskar

Nestled in a remote corner of Ladakh, the Zanskar Valley is one of the most enchanting places to visit. It is located in the eastern corner of Jammu and Kashmir and is separated from Ladakh by the Zanskar Mountain Range. It is a part of The Tethys Himalayas which is formed with weekly transformed sedimentary series. Zanskar Valley is known for its wide views and sceneries, cave monasteries and mostly travelled to for its trekking trails and river rafting experiences and the Suru Valley, the two

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Machail Mata  temple

Machail Mata temple

61.78km from Zanskar

Machail Mata is a Goddess Durga shrine popularly known as Machail Mata being located in the village Machail, from where it derives its name, in Kishtwar District of Jammu region in India. It may be noted that Goddess Durga is also known by the name Kaali or Chandi. Machailmata Sthan as the shrine is popularly known, has a landscape of unblemished beauty with hills, glaciers and tributaries of the Chenab River (Chadrabhaga). Paddar valley, nearby is famous for its world-famous sapphire mines.

Taglang La

Taglang La

72.75km from Zanskar

High mountain pass at an elevation of 5,328 meters. Although claims to be the worlds second highest motorable pass, it is actually 12th or so highest motorable pass.

Shingo La

Shingo La

72.81km from Zanskar

Shingo La is a mountain pass in India, on the border between Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh. There is a shallow lake or pool 20m below the pass. The pass is on a long-distance footpath linking Zanskar and Lahaul. used often by locals and trekkers alike. For trekkers, it is one of the technically easiest 5000m passes in Indian Himalaya, involving no glacier trekking nor steep climbs. There is snow on the pass all year round, although in the summer only a small stretch of snow has to be passed.

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill

75.41km from Zanskar

Objects and cars on this hill road may appear to roll uphill in defiance of gravity.

Lachalung La

Lachalung La

78.43km from Zanskar

A mountain pass 4880 meters above sea level.

The Lamayuru Monastery

The Lamayuru Monastery

82.5km from Zanskar

The Monastery consisted originally of five buildings, some remains of the four corner buildings can still be seen. Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh, with a population of around 150 permanent monks residing. It has, in the past, housed up to 400 monks, many of which are now monasteries in gompas in surrounding villages.

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Famous for its lakes, gardens and mountains. With a long history of nations fighting with each other for their territorial ambitions in the region.

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