Extremely high mountains from all sides surround the sub division of Kargil district, Zanskar. The place is best accessible through the Shingola pass while in winters the Zanskar River proves to be the best route to reach the place. The river when gets totally frozen in winters is treated as a highway called Chador Road
. Located to the south of Ladakh, the small isolated region of Zanskar is popular for its Scenic Beauty
Zanskar is also home to Nine Monasteries
, which are regularly visited by the religious people of the nearby by villages. The Biggest Monastery
in the region is Karsha
. Evidence of Zanskar best mural art is found here along adding more beauty to the most isolated region of the trans-Himalayan regions. Tours and travel to the Zanskar region give the tourist an opportunity to glimpse the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir. Zanskar has a rich cultural heritage, the best specimens of Zanskar's mural art are found in the Karsha. These monasteries are landholders. The villagers work on the limited arable land. Most of these people are followers of Buddhism.
Interestingly butter and dairy products are of special importance in this region. Butter is used for several purposes, it is used for food and nutrition, it is used liberally with tea, as the tea here is more like a thick soup, butter is also used as fuel for lamps. The best quality butter here is made from Yak's milk.
A junction of two river valleys, the Doda stream joins the Lugnak to form the Zanskar River in the region. The River is an important source of copper and is used by the people of the region in making utensils and other domestic purposes.
Shahnama Tours provides valuable and useful information for you on adventure travel to Zanskar, especially jeep safaris. Zanskar is one of the most isolated of all trans-Himalayan regions. Zanskar is a Three-Armed Valley
. Himalayan jeep safari tours require the tourist to pass through the Suru Valley and the Pensi La, that is a vast area of concentrated mountains.