How to Reach Zanskar

Zanskar is an isolated region on the Northern edges of the Great Himalayan mountain range. Apart from taking an SUV from Kargil, there's no other way to reach Zanskar. The road journey to Zanskar will be long and arduous but the views make it worth all the effort.

By Roadways:

Zanskar valley is 250 kilometers from Kargil. So as to reach here, one needs to first reach Kargil, which is 213 kilometers from the Leh. From Kargil, hire a SUV to reach Zanskar, which takes good 8 hours. Also, there’s a weekly services that run from Leh till Padum in Zanskar. It halts for the night at Kargil. If tourists are opting for the Manali route to reach Leh, then the Zanskar would one of the regions they will come across.

By Rail:

Nearest railway station to Zanskar is Jammu Tawi. From Jammu, first take a bus or taxi to reach Srinagar. Thereafter tourists can again take a bus or taxi to reach Zanskar.

By Airways:

The closest airport to Zanskar Valley is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh. Thereupon, take a taxi to reach the Zanskar region.


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