The Zanskar valley is a group of mountain-locked valleys with a mean elevation of about 3,950 m, and covers an area of 7,000 sq kms. It is bounded on the north by the Zanskar range and on the south, by the Himalayas.
Ladakh is home to some most beautiful lakes. In the winter when temperatures hover near 50 degrees, everything in Ladakh freezes. The beautiful lakes Pangong and Tsomoriri also freeze to a depth of several meters.
Tso Kar or 'white lake' is a brackish salt-water lake and is located about 70 kms west of Tso Moriri in the Rupsu valley. This is a much smaller lake compared to the Tso Moriri but like most mountain scenery in Ladakh, it is beautiful and pristine.
Built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal, it was abandoned in the mid-19th century when the Kashmiri forces laid siege. The royal then family moved south to the current home in Stok Palace on the southern banks of the Indus.
This climb offers you an opportunity to reach a height of 6200m without technical skills, and 6400 m with basic technical skills. The climb on Kangyatse is challenging and interesting, ideal for someone in quest of his/her first Himalayan summit.
The Markha Valley Trek is certainly one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the world. It ventures high into the Himalayas crossing two passes over 15,000 ft. as it circles from the edges of the Indus Valley, down into parts of Zanskar, and passes through terrain that changes from incredibly narrow valleys to wide open vast expanses.
Located west of the Zanskar valley, and fed by the Suru river, Suru Valley is one of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh. It stretches from Kargil town southwards for about 75 kms, then eastward for nearly 65kms to the foot of the Penzi La watershed, from where the Suru river rises.
Known as the 'mountain lake', Tso Moriri is located in Changthang region, about 240 kms southeast of Leh. Surrounded by the Trans-Himalayan range and the Greater Himalayas, it is one of the highest lakes in the world situated at an approximate altitude of 4,500m. It is about 30 kms long and 8 kms wide.