ZANSKAR ROAD TRIP - 08 Nights - 09 Days
The Zanskar Range is in the union territory of Ladakh that separates Zanskar from Ladakh. Geologically, the Zanskar Range is part of the Tethys Himalayas. The average height of the Zanskar Range is about 6,000 m (19,700 ft). Zanskar or Zahar (locally) is sub-district or Tehsil of the Kargil district, its administrative centre is Padum. Zanskar, together with the neighbouring region of Ladakh, was briefly a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet.
They have never lost their cultural and religious heritage since the 8th century. This is also one of the rare regions in the Himalaya where traditional Tibetan culture, society, and buildings survived the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Since last 20 years, the opening of the roada and the massive movements of tourists and researchers have brought several changes to the traditional organisation of Zanskar.
This road runs through some of the beautiful places well known as Srinagar, Kargil, Padum / Karsha, Rangdum, Kargil and Leh. However these words are so small to explain the entire experience.
Explore the native culture, food, and thousand-year-old heritage by interacting with the warm, and gregarious locals.
Today you will arrive at Srinagar airport, you will meet and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure to relax. Afternoon you will enjoy the Shikara ride on Dal Lake and also time to explore floating market. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
SRINAGAR – KARGIL (202 kms / 07-08 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Kargil via Zozi La. You can visit Kargil war memorial. And tiger Hill view from a road side Dhaba while having snacks (on direct payment basis). Overnight stay at hotel.
KARGIL – PANIKHAR – PARKACHIK – RANGDUM – PENZI LA - PADUM (255 Kms / 09 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast at hotel (preferably packed breakfast from hotel). Today is going to be a long day, hence leave for sure by 0700 hrs. After a short drive from Kargil 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. We stop for lunch at Rangdum. There is many other unnamed Glaciered peaks on the way. On arrival at Padum Check-in at hotel.
ZANSKAR – KHARSA MONASTRY – CHUCHIK JAL NUNNERY – KALCHAKRA TEMPLE
After morning breakfast drive 10 km to Kharsha which has the largest Geluk pa monastery of Zanskar. Close to the monastery there is a Nunnery to visit which eleven headed big stat moue of Avaloketeshvra has believed to be 800 years old. 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.
ZANSKAR SIGHTSEEING LOWER PART + ZONGKHUL MONASTARY
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 Tongde. Tongde monastery is the second largest Geluk pa monastery in zanskar. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
PADUM – RANGDUM (117 KMS / 05-06 HRS)
After breakfast, drive to Rangdum on the way see and click some lovely pictures of Drang Drung Glacier. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
RANGDUM – KARGIL (160 KMS / 06-07 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Kargil, we will stop for lunch at Sankoo. On arrival check-in onto the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
KARGIL – LAMAYURU – LEH (160 KMS / 06-07 HRS)
Drive to Leh, en-route visiting rock curved Maitarei statue at Mulbek, Lamayuru monastery, Magnetic Hill and Pathar Shahib gurudwara. Overnight at hotel.
In time transfer to Leh airport to board flight for onward destination.
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Cost on twin sharing basis
|Private Single Room||US$ 270|
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|Check-in Time: 12:00|
|Check-out Time: 12:00|
|During the tour, you will stay in various accommodations|
|Srinagar :||Hotel Justa Chennai|
|Kargil :||MGM Beach Resort|
|Padum/Karsha :||Hotel Wind Flower|
|Rangdum :||Hotel Ideal River View|
|Kargil :||Hotel Fortune Pandiyan|
|Leh :||Fortune South Park|
- 08 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the above mentioned hotel or similar category.
- Accommodation is on half board basis.
- Assistance on arrival / Departure at airport.
- English speaking accompanying guide for entire tour.
- All sightseeing and excursion by Non A/c Toyota Innova / Xylo / Scorpio or similar vehicle.
- Monuments & Monastery entrance fees as per itinerary (one visit only).
- Environment fees.
- Inner line permits.
- All applicable taxes.
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- Medical & Travel insurance
- Monuments / monasteries fees.
- Any local guide / camel ride etc.
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
- Services subject to full advance payments only
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
- For any adventure tour a person should be covered under travel insurance. All our rates do not include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc in case of any eventuality.
- Insurance cover has to be from the guest's country of origin only and cannot be done here in India on arrival
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