General Information about Ladakh and Zanskar


Air India, Jet airways and kingfisher Airways operate their daily flight service to Leh.They cater to the need with world class air service for the tourists. Leh, the principal town of ladakh has now become gateway to the world by many connecting flights. From Delhi one can fly in to leh from abroad in a connecting flight. There is air service to leh from Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar throughout the year. “The 473 kms Leh-Manali road is the second alternative land approach to Ladakh.It is open to vehicular traffic from June to early October. This high road traverses the upland desert platues of Rupsho whose altitude ranges from 3660mts to 4570mts. A number of high passes fall enroute among which the highest one known as Taglangla is the world’s second highest motor able road at an altitude of 17460 feet or 5280 meters.


ECO – Tourism

We provide safe and eco friendly adventures in the Himalayas”. This is not just a slogan for us but a principle that guides our work. We are doing our best to leave nothing but our footprints in the fragile environment that is the Himalayas. We educate our staff and inform our clients about their responsibilities before going trekking. This is to preserve the natural environment and to make sure that the local community and future visitors are able to enjoy a clean and healthy Ladakh. Zanskar Valley Adventure is particularly aware of preserving Ladakh’s fragile environment and cultural heritage and put great effort into minimizing the impact of tourism on ladakhi’s culture and sensitive environment.

Minimizing the environmental impact.

As much as possible we avoid taking unnecessary packaging and waste on the trail. Litter is always brought back to Leh, and tourists are requested to bring back their private non-biodegradable litter also. Picking up other people’s litter along the way is encouraged and sets a good example to others! To minimize pollution of the precious water resources our staff wash dishes away from streams and rivers in a bucket. We also discourage clients from using shampoos and soaps if washing in rivers. Toilet facilities are also carefully placed outside the campsites by Wild East staff and located to minimize the effect on the area. However if nature calls while walking through the day it is important that trekkers find a site far enough away from any water source and dispose of paper by burning as it will not decompose in the high, dry environment. We provide boiled drinking water on the trek to minimize the waste created by packaged waters. While in Leh, we encourage tourists to refill their water bottles at water refill shop or treat it themselves with water purification.

Preserving Ladakhi culture

Respecting our cultural heritage and social environment is of great importance to us. Tourism has brought great changes to the traditional Ladakhi lifestyle. We acknowledge the importance of preserving the cultural integrity of people and places visited on our treks. Our clients are made aware that they are guests passing through other people’s country and they should always act accordingly. Our clients are asked to approach the locals in a humble and respectful way, not to take photographs without permission and not to wear clothing that appears provocative.


Zanskar valley is considered as one of the most adventurous and a fascinating one. Zanskar can be reached by Zanskar Valleyroad and by trek in summer. If you go by road, it takes two days to reach to Padum.Leh-kargil (235kms) and kargil-zanskar (230kms) Approximately 465 Kms. Zanskar valley is situated south west of Leh and south East of Kargil. The road from Leh to kargil is well built with mettle road and from half way between Kargil and Zanskar, the terrain is quite rough and full of magnificent flora & fauna sights. Zanskar TrekThe landscapes are wonderful with different shapes and colors of the mountains, rocks and boulders. One can also have the opportunity to see the large glacier on the way. You can also rest and enjoy the cool breeze of this exotic region. Its unique high passes and the valleys, crystal clear streams and green meadows are very attractive, especially to nature lovers. There are many trekking routes within zanskar itself.
Most of the trekkers love taking these routes because its very natural and they get a chance to explore theZanskar Valley unique tradition, rich culture and heritage values of the valley. They also get a good opportunity to mingle with the smiling, good natured and peace loving people of Zanskar. In the end, they have an unforgettable memory of the visit.


A magnificent valley filled with natural beauty in the lands of Jammu and Kashmir is the Nubra Valley. The name of the valley is derived from the Nubra River that flows through this splendid valley. Nubra Valley is fondly called the “Valley of Flowers” because of the numerous varieties of colorful flowers in the valley. The beautiful valley of Nubra is the confluence point of two crystal-clear brooks named Nubra River and Shoyok River. Situated in a close propinquity to the famous Siachen Glacier, the fascinating Nubra Valley has around its fringes, a military force. The Nubra Valley is one of the most famous tourist spots in Ladakh. The Nubra Valley in Ladakh is very fertile and as a result, one will come across many gardens of colorful flower and rich fruits. The mass scale tree plantation that took place in the past few years has rendered the Nubra Valley in Jammu and Kashmir, a new and a greener look. The engrossing valley of Nubra is a wonderful spot for sight seeing in the land of Ladakh. Everyone visiting to the pleasant land of Ladakh must take some time out and make a visit to the mesmeric Nubra Valley.
While coming from Leh to the enchanting Nubra Valley, one will get to see many tourist spots like:





The above-mentioned sight seeing places in the beautiful valley of Nubra are worth paying visits to and a nature lover should not miss the lifetime chance to be amidst the beauty of the Nature Goddess.


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