The Hidden Kingdom of Zanskar

About 20 kms south-east of Rangdum stands the Panzila axis, across which lies Zanskar, the most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys. The Penzila pass (4,401m) is a picturesque tableland surrounded by snow-covered peaks. As the Zanskar road winds down the steep slopes of Penzi-la to the head of the Stod valley, the majestic " Drang-Drung" glacier looms into full view. A long and winding river of ice and snow, "Drang-Drung" is perhaps the largest glacier in Ladakh, outside the Siachen formation.

Places To Visit In Zanskar

Important Communications In Zanskar

Zanskar Valley can be approached through the road for any part of Jammu and Kashmir. Far from the hustle bustle of city, one can reach Zanskar Vallye by private car and bus. There is no railway station at Zanskar, but one can travel via the nearest railway stations easily.

There is no railway station in Zanskar. However, there are a few rail stations near the destination which can be availed.

  • Jammu Tawi

Bus is one of the most popular public transports in Jammu and Kashmir. From Zanskar, you can avail bus services to most parts of the state. Apart from State Govt run buses, there are a number of private bus operators who offer bus transportation in luxury buses.

  • General Bus Terminal

Although Zanskar does not have many restaurants around, you would find a number of food joints, mostly run by friendly locals that offer lip smacking delicacies.

  • Changthang
  • Zan-Khar
  • Alpine Hut

Thanks to the natural beauty of Zanskar, there are a quite a few hotels in the area. You can find luxurious hotels as well as budget ones with excellent hospitality and warmth.

  • Hotel Rigyal
  • Omasila Hotel
  • Theiur Gongma Guest House
  • Zambala Hotel

Hotels and Restaurants

Kishtwar is well connected to other parts of Jammu and Kashmir by road. While the Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transportation (JKSRTC) runs buses that connects this dreamy town to the rest of the state, there are private buses, luxury buses and private transportation available too!