Places To See(LEH LADAKH)
in the Kargil sub-division of Ladakh is located between the Great
Himalayan Range to the south and the Indus Valley to the North. Zanskar
river, which flows through it, joins the Indus a little below Leh.
The whole Zanskar Valley is situated in the inner Himalaya and is
higher than most other areas of Ladakh. The Climate is very harsh
and the area receives precious little rain. The great attractions
are the Buddhist culture, beautiful monasteries, awe-inspiring barren
montainscape and the twin peaks of Nun(7135m) and Kun (7077m).
the western end of the Himalayas a series of continuous mountain ridges,
comprising scores of 6000 metre (20000 foot) peaks, forms an effective
barrier between the Indian provinces of Lahaul and Ladakh. Linking
these contrasting mountainous regions is a trekking route that provides
one of the great challenges of the Indian Himalaya.
is the Head quarter of Zanskar and can be reached by a rough road
from Kargil. Along this highway are glimpsed unforgettable sights
of Nun- Kun, Barnaj, Doda and other high Peaks, and views of several
glaciers, such as Ringdom, Pensi, Darung, Drung and kange.
the way one can visit the famous Ringdom Gompa. A bus service operates
on the first stage from Kargil through the Suru Valley to Panikhar.
Beyong that jeeps and lorries continue over the Pensi La(4401m) to
Padam. The population is a mixture of Buddhists and Muslims, sometimes
both belonging to the same family. Several small hotels and eating
shope have appeared since the 1980s, while necessary provisions and
kerosene oil can be purchased. The small town has a school, post office
and a tourist office. Phuktal, Karsha, Burdun and Zong-Khul monasteries
are worth a visit, all near Padam. Strong cold winds blow on most
Situated at the confluence of Doda and Tsarap Lingti rivers, the valley
here extends in a broad plain between high mountains.
Important Places in Ladakh