Panikhar Zanskar

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About Panikhar Ladakh

Believed to be the most beautiful inhabited areas in the Trans-Himalayan region, Panikhar is a not to miss place at the threshold of Zanskar Region. Located in Suru Valley, the gateway to Zanskar, Panikhar makes a mandatory pit stop during your journey. This place to visit is also known as the base for adventurers looking forward to adventure activities like mountaineering, rock climbing, river rafting and trekking.

This popular tourist attraction near Zanskar sits in the close proximity to Parkachik La (high mountain pass) from where the view of Nun Massif is not only clear but is spectacular.

Highlights of Panikhar :

  • Adventure hub for mountaineering, rock climbing, river rafting and trekking
  • Views of Nun Peak from Parkachik La

Best Time to Visit Panikhar

The best time to visit Panikhar is from July to September as the weather remains salubrious and the sky is clear for mountain viewing.

How to Reach Panikhar?

The best way to reach Panikhar is by hiring a cab or renting a bike as it is only 75 kms from Kargil and can be reached in less than 3 hours. The alternate transport means can be the state-run bus that is also available from Kargil.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How far is Panikhar from Padum & what is the best way to reach Panikhar?

Panikhar is at a distance of about 165 km from Padum in Zanskar. The best way to reach here is to hire a cab or rent a bike from Kargil, which is 75 km from here.

Q. What is the main attraction of Panikhar?

Panikhar is the base for several adventure activities like trekking, mountaineering, river rafting etc. The views from Panikhar are also stunning.

Q. What is the best time to visit Panikhar?

The months between July and September are considered the best time to visit Panikhar.

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