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Zanskar Valley Exploration Tour

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Imagine yourselves in the middle of breathtaking landscapes with serene rivers, lakes, snow-capped mountains and mesmerizing skyline views. Now imagine, all this is just a small distance away from Leh, the capital town of Ladakh. If you love scenic views, then Zanskar Valley is a must-visit place for you. And, with Max Holidays, you can go on a week long trip with a handcrafted travel itinerary that will make your vacation enjoyable, meaningful and fun filed. Zanskar Valley trip offers a perfect blend of age-old Tibetan culture and modernity. If you are a travel enthusiast, the Zanskar Valley Exploration Tour has something special for you all! When in Zanskar, you are never too far from adventure! So, let's start our 6-day itinerary to Ladakh.

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  • Day 01: Arrive Srinagar

    Today to start your Zanskar Valley exploration tour, today you will arrive Srinagar, Kashmir. Srinagar is well connected by flight from Delhi, Mumbai and manay other airports and also by surface through an excellent network of roads. On reaching Srinagar, checkinto your handpicked hotel near the Dal Lake. Later in the afternoon enjoy Shikara ride on Dal Lake and spend leisurely time while exploring Srinagar on your own. Night stay will be in the hotel at Srinagar.    

    Highlights : Shikara Ride on Dal Lake

  • Day 02: Srinagar to Kargil drive

    After breakfast, kick start your Zanskar Valley driving exploration. Drive through Sonmarg, cross the beautiful Zojila and Drass as you continue your drive towards Kargil. Situated in Kargil district, Zojila (or Zoji La) is also known as the Gateway to Ladakh from Kashmir side. Further, we will continue our road trip to Drass which is further 57 kms drive away from here. Considered the second coldest habitat on the earth, Drass is popular for Kargil War Memorial. On arriving at Kargil visit the War Memorial and stay in your hotel for the night.

    Highlights : Zoji La Pass, Kargil War Memorial

    Meals : Breakfast

    Distance Covered : 200 kms / 5 hours

  • Day 03: Kargil to Padum via Suru Valley and Rangdum

    Drive down from Kargil, today your Zanskar Valley exploration will begin with a wholesome breakfast in your hotel and then heading towards the Suru Valley to witness the breathtaking snow-covered mountain peaks and hills of Nun Kun Peaks via road trip. Respectively, these are the two highest mountain peaks of Ladakh which are known for their enchanting views and indulging appeal. Further, we will continue our drive to Rangdum Monastery which will be followed by a quick stop at Penzila Pass (4200mt) On our way, you can witness some beautiful visuals of Darang Durung Glacier and Padum Zanskar. By the evening, after dinner, we will be staying back at the hotel so that we can cover the next day with the same positive energy.

    Highlights : Suru Valley, Nun Kun Peaks, Penzila Pass, Rangdum Monastery, Darang Durung Glacier, Padum Zanskar

    Meals : Breakfast

    Distance Covered : 232 km / 5.5 hours

  • Day 04: Padum Exploration

    The plan for today is to visit Padum for sightseeing. So, after breakfast, we will drive towards Sani Village and Zongkhul Gompa. Later, we will drive back to Padum to proceed travelling to Karsha and Stongdey Monastery. We will be ending the day by staying overnight at the hotel.

    Highlights : Sani Village, Zongkhul Gompa, Karsha Monastery, Stongdey Monastery

    Meals : Breakfast

  • Day 05: Padum to Khangsar Purne

    Post breakfast, we will continue our road journey towards Lungna Valley of Zanskar. On our way, we will have a quick stop at the Barden Monastery and other nearby villages to discover their rich cultural traditions. We will reach Khangsar Purni so that we can spend our evening at the exotic property of Tara Mountain Camp Resort.

    Highlights : Barden Monastery, Village Walk, Camping under star gazing sky

    Meals : Breakfast

    Distance Covered : 57 kms / 3-4 hours

  • Day 06: Hike to Phuktal Monastery

    Have your breakfast and start your day exploration in Khangsar Purne. One of the most thrilling days of you Zanskar Valley Exploration tour package, we will be hiking to Phuktal Monastery, which is considered ancient and exquisite. Located in the remote Lungnak Valley Phukthat Gompa is a Buddhist Monastery. After spending a full day with monks at the monastery, we shall hike back towards our camps to stay there at night.

    Highlights : Hiking to Phuktal Monastery, Camping under star gazing sky

    Meals : Breakfast

    Distance Covered : 2 hours trek one side

  • Day 07: Purne Khangsar to Manali via Shinkula Pass

    Our memorable Zanskar Valley Exploration Tour comes to an end today as we exit from Zanskar vallet while driving from Purne to Manali via Shinkula Pass and Jispa. We will begin with a fulfilling breakfast at the camp. Next, the plan would be to visit the Gonbo Region to encounter some huge mountain peaks and other small villages near Lungna Valley. During the afternoon, we will be reaching the Gonbo Rangjon and after staying there for a bit, we will continue driving towards Manali by Lahoul Valley and Attal Tunnel, Shingkula Pass. By evening, we will be travelling to Manali to cover the distance at our respective locations.

    Highlights : Gonbo Region, Shinkula Pass, Jispa

    Meals : Breakfast

    Distance Covered : 180 kms / 6-7 hours

  • Day 08: Manali to Delhi drive via Chandigarh

    Today we have a long drive from Manali to Delhi. Therefore, after quick breakfast we will start driving towards Delhi. The 12 hours kms long journey will continue on Delhi-Manali highway which is good and safe for such drives. We will cross Chandigarh and then reach Delhi airport in the evening. From Delhi airport the travellers will board their flight to Next Destination

    Optional : Stay in Manali for 02 nights, Taj Mahal Tour, Delhi Sightseeing trip

    Meals : Breakfast

    Distance Covered : 600 kms / 11 hours

What’s Included

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Twin/Double sharing room in handpicked hotels & camp as per the Itinerary.

Daily Breakfast .

All sightseeing tours and drives by Non-ac Jeep as per the itinerary

01 day local guide while on day hiking to Phuktar Monastery

Local permits, Environmental Permissions, Wild life & Red cross Fee.

5% GST on total amount

Any sightseeing or excursion that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any medical or evacuation expenses.

Any airfares

Any personal expense occur on trip

Trip Reviews


Julia Zimmermann | United States of America

13 Aug 2018

I am an adventure enthusiast and a nature level, thus, I found North India to be a perfect place to fulfil all of my cravings to visit the places of my choice. I travelled to Ladakh and also did biking through its motor-able passes. I was stunned to see the lifestyle of people living here! Thanks Max for this trip.

  • 4.5


Nadia Keller | Germany

23 Sep 2022

I am an adventure enthusiast and a nature level, thus, I found North India to be a perfect place to fulfil all of my cravings to visit the places of my choice. I travelled to Ladakh and also did biking through its motor-able passes. I was stunned to see the lifestyle of people living here! Thanks Max for this trip.

  • 5.0

Mr. Simon Schmid | Switzerland

09 Oct 2022

Hello Sanya, hope you are doing great. It was such a wonderful trip and thanks to you for arranging it so well. Starting from arriving in Cochin till our departure, everything was so well organized. Exploring scenic places such an Munnar and Thekkady, staying on houseboat, spending time on white sand beaches was just few highlight of the trip. Our driver Ramesh is a down to earth person with so much of patience. We will definitely come back to India and in our wish list, next place would be visiting Ladakh on bike which I hope you do organize.

  • 5.0

Sivakrishna Gopalan | Chennai India

08 Apr 2023

We are in contact with Max Holidays for the last 17 years and have done many trips with them. They are one of the most professional set of tour operators, working under a good system in their office. The team is awesome as they are capable of dealing with almost every situation. Not only Rajasthan, Ladakh, Sikkim but we also travelled with them to Mt. Kailash in 2018 where we felt their strength to perform in adverse conditions. Hats off to their efforts and kudos to the team of the Company.

  • 5.0


Nikhil Patel | USA

19 Apr 2024 Awe-Inspiring Ladakh Adventure! The Ladakh tour with its breathtaking landscapes and serene monasteries left me spellbound. Each day brought new marvels, from the mystical Pangong Lake to the ancient Thiksey Monastery. The local guides were knowledgeable, adding cultural depth to the journey. A must-do for any adventure seeker
  • 4.5


Sophie Dubois | France

19 Apr 2024 Enchanting Ladakh Expedition! Ladakh's rugged beauty and Tibetan influence stole my heart. The tour was a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility, with visits to stunning Nubra Valley and the magnetic hill. The accommodations were cozy, and the local cuisine was a delightful surprise.
  • 4.5

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Frequently Asked Questions

Zanskar valley is located in Ladakh, India about 105 kms West of Leh the capital of Ladakh and 450 kms South East of Srinagar. Zanskar is now open for tourists and has become one of the popular spot for adventure seekers. Kargil is the entry point to Zanskar Valley when you are travelling from Srinagar, Kashmir. A good network of flights and road is available to reach Srinagar from most parts of India.

Yes, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh have been receiving record number of tourists in the last few years. These places are completely safe and tourists can travel freely here. However, since while in Zanskar it is advisable to be careful with the drives in dirt tracks to avoid risk..

The road network in India is excellent and is improving fast. Most tourist places here are now connected with paved roads. However while travelling in remote Himalayas in the nature one should be ready to enjoy rough drives on dirt roads also. The drive from Kargil to Manali is rewarding as it passes through numerous beautiful spots and gives you the opportunity to explore the Indian Himalayas at its best, while interacting with the locals.

Yes, both Kashmir and Ladakh provide good internet connectivity. However while travelling in remote lands, the availability of internet may be limited.

June to September is good time for travelling in Zanskar and other parts of Ladakh. The weather in this region is good during these months. Due to higher altitude Zanskar does not receive Monsoon.

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Zanskar Valley Exploration Tour

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08 Days

US $615
per person on twin sharing
6 reviews
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New Delhi


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