An abode of ancient civilization that dates back to the Bronze Age, Zanskar in the Ladakh region is a natural gallery of rock arts that forms images of human figures, animals and wars. The average height of the Zanskar range is about 6000 meters that separates the Kinnaur district from Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Further, Zanskar holds some of the ancient monasteries of Ladakh region, namely the Phugtal Monastery that is tucked at a cliff like a honeycomb, which was built in the 12th century. Some other monasteries in Zanskar that dilates the ancient and medieval frescoes are the Sani Monastery, Shargole Monastery, Rangdum Monastery, Zongkhul Monastery, Karsha Monastery, Stongday Monastery and Mulbekh Monastery. Zanskar is also popular for its impressive meadows dotted with thousands of edelweiss, blue poppies and other wild flowers in the midst of barley, lentils, and potatoes plantation. Also having an undulated terrain, which is cut across by two main branches of the Zanskar River, Zanskar is also popular for several mountain activities like river rafting, peak climbing, trekking, camping and mountaineering. The route from Kargil to Padum via Penzi La is the only motorable road to reach Zanskar valley, which remains open from June to September. Some of the popular treks in Zanskar are the Trans Zanskar Expedition, Remote Zanskar Trekking and Ladakh Zanskar Trek.