TREKKING IN LADAKH ZANSKAR, INDIAN HIMALAYA
Ladakh Zanskar is located in the Indian Himalayas on the western edge of the Tibetan plateau and it is a famous spot for Trekking in Himalaya, Ladakh Zanskar is one of the highest and driest inhabited places on earth. Yet for centuries it was home to a rich and self-sustaining culture. Ladakh’s earliest inhabitants were nomadic yak herders, but permanent settlements were established along the Indus by Buddhist pilgrims travelling from India to Mt Kailash in Tibet. It has some of famous valley’s for Trekking in Himalaya such as Padum, Zanskar, Chang thang, Nubra, Kang Yatse, Parang La and Kang Yatse Markha Valley. Ladakh and Zanskar valley is also becoming very popular for high altitude trekking. Ladakh is also a home for the Snow Leopard, is justifiably famous. It once ranged throughout the Himalaya, Tibet, and as far as the Sayan mountains on the Mongolian, Russian border.The language of Ladakh is Ladakhi, a Tibetan dialect with written Ladakhi being the same as Tibetan. Ladakh is one of the safest parts of India, and the most basic precautions are enough to keep you and your possessions safe. The locals are very friendly and humble. Most of the western Himalaya region is dotted with military cantonments, but mainly because of its strategic position on international border between India and China. Padum is located at an altitude of 3505 m from the sea level. It is the capital of the Zanskar and headquarter of the Zanskar region. Podium has a population of around 1500-1800. Padum is one of the famous trekking destinations for trekking lovers, Zanskar. Zanskar valley is one of the remotest regions of the Ladakh. which is only accessible through high passes. This valley is higher than any other valley in Ladakh region and located in the inner Himalaya. Here the rainfall is very less and the climates are very harsh. Parang La Trek is one of the most challenging and adventures trekking trail. This trek is located on an isolated route far into the mountains where many rivers has to be crossed. Kang Yatse trek is located in the south east part in the Markha valley. This valley is a dream for every trekker and everyone wish to trek the Markha Valley for at least once.