Zanskar the Virgin Valley in Leh

Zanskar the Virgin Valley Overview

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Zanskar the Virgin Valley is one of the most fascinating destinations in the tourism circuit of Leh and Ladakh. It is situated to the southwest of Leh and southeast of Kargil. Regarded as a place with distinct topography and surprising panorama, this semi-desert area falls in the northern territory of the Himalayas. It is flanked by Doda and Kargyag rivers, which are tributaries of the Zanskar River. High mountain passes, huge rocks, sprawling vales, gurgling streams and verdant meadows dominate the landscape of this pristine valley. The rough and less trodden terrains of this region provide a brilliant opportunity for trekking and mountaineering while its gushing rivers serve as perfect venues for white water rafting. Owing to its harsh climatic conditions, this place stays almost inaccessible for most parts of the year. Visitors coming to Zanskar have to drive a mettle road or trek the scenic route that leads to the region.

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    Zanskar Valley boasts of a variety of landscapes, which range from green pastures and high mountains to deep gorges and dry deserts. The unique topography of this valley makes it a fabulous photography haunt, which attracts many visitors year-round.

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Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir