Zanskar -2012

Zanskar valley lies to the south west of Leh, surrounded by the Himalayan and Zanskar ranges. It is the most isolated of all the trans- Himalayan valleys. Zanskar Valley is one of the least visited spots in ladakh and this is mainly due to the distance and fact that roads here are dirt tracks for the most part. The Darang Durung Glacier view is one the most epic view en-route zanskar. The wilderness and nomadic state of land will leave you speechless. One can say Zanskar is majestically rugged.

There are two ways to enter the Suru valley which leads to Zanskar valley. One is from Umba La from Drass to Pannikhar and other from Kargil to Pannikhar. The latter is the most commonly used because of its better connectivity. We, Falcon Riders tried our hands on Umba La Route which is so less used that even many locals don’t know much about it. Crossing the Umba La in the month of June was so treacherous that it played with our minds many time to turn back. But with great planning, discussion and foreseeing the weather and time we together took some crucial decisions to cross it in the end. Our decision was treated with some of most beautiful vistas of Himalayas and some great team bonding.

Best time to visit Suru and Zanskar valley would be same time as when it opens for Leh i.e. May end to September.

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