Zangla Monastery Zanskar

A small picturesque place in Zanskar region of Ladakh, Zangla is known for being the base or an important point of major treks in Zanskar region. As attractions, the place has an old castle, which is almost in ruins, there is a nunnery and an ancient monastery in a nearby village of Tsa Zar which are worth seeing. The view from the castle is simply spectacular, and thus one must not miss to visit this tourist attraction. On the other hand, the ancient monastery in Tsa Zar should be visited for its beautiful frescoes. Zangla is important point in important treks in Zanskar like Chadar trek and Padum-Strongdey-Zangla-Karsha-Padum trek, Padum-Markha valley and Padum-Lamayuru trek.

Getting There

Zangla is located some 35 kms from Padum and can be reached by hiring a cab or a bullet

Best Time to Visit

Since, Zangle is an important part of the Chadar Trek, the place can be visited in the winter season that begins from October. On the other hand, summer is also a good time to visit Zangla, when the clear sky and pleasant weather makes it a more hospitable destination.

Things to Do and See

Zangla is an ideal destination for trekking enthusiasts, apart from this, the place has attractions like an old castle, monastery and nunnery.

Ladakh Tourism at a Glance