Category: Zanskar Valley

Kashmiri words

Kashmiri words to help you travel better

There’s that famous song in pop culture that glorifies words and while travelling you realise how true it is. Knowing a language may not be possible but knowing a few words can be life saviours. Local languages in India are in plenty just as the terrain and regions are. Kashmiri language, popularly known as ‘Koshur’ is spoken primarily in the Kashmir valley of Jammu and Kashmir. India has about five…

10 Things to do in Padum, Zanskar

Padum, the headquarters of Zanskar Valley, arguably one of the most remote places in the world has a lot to offer than what meets the eye. Here are a list of things to do while in Padum. 1. Home stay After doing the back breaking drive from Kargil, there is no better place than an home stay in Padum to stay the night or two. Home stays are in plenty…

TLOW Leh-Ladakh Backpacker Road Trips

Leh-Ladakh the land of Lamas and Yaks, boast of some of the highest passes in the world and most beautiful and rugged terrain. Manali and Srinagar are the two gateways to this heaven on earth. Ladakh is possibly on every person's bucket list and we at TLOW have a host of budget backpacker road trips lined up this season, with trips ranging from 8 to 14 days. There are road…

Top 10 places to backpack across India

Here is a list of 10 places which we at The Land Of Wanderlust feel are a must for anyone who plans to backpack across India. Since we have only listed 10 backpacker destinations; if you feel a place of your choice is missing do drop in a comment with the name of the place and the reason why it should have been there on this list. 1. Parvati Valley…

The Hidden Valley in Ladakh: Zanskar Valley

Zanskar Valley is a sub-district of the Kargil district, which lies in the eastern half of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Zanskar region is separated from Ladakh by the Zanskar mountain range. Zanskar Valley is located at a towering altitude that ranges from 11,500 to 23,000 feet above sea-level and the valley is world famous for its stunning landscape and Tibetan-style monasteries. The Valley of Zanskar is…

Trekkers and Hikers’ Paradise: Padum, Zanskar Valley

A grueling 15 hour drive from Kargil to cover around 240 km through some of the most beautiful and breath-taking terrain and arguably the bumpiest and backbreaking roads in the Trans-Himalayas and one will reach the remote town of Padum which is located at an altitude of about 11,585 feet above sea-level in Zanskar Valley of the Ladakh region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The town of Padum…

Budget backpackers’ off beat road trip to Leh-Ladakh & Zanskar Valley in 14 days

Here is The Land Of Wanderlust's blueprint to a road trip through the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, Lahaul and Zanksar Valley, which is also known for its barren rugged mountains, beautiful monastery and extreme remote villages. Trip Date:  TRIP COST: Rs 28,500 + 5% GST = Rs 29,925/- Only on payment of 50% of the trip cost will a seat be confirmed. Inclusion: Accommodation ( 3 to 6 in a room) Travel…

Essentials to carry while backpacking to the Himalayas

For a minimum of one week to a maximum of three-week stay or more to the highest mountain range in the world—the Himalayas, here are a few must-haves. Travelling gear: A rucksack of a minimum 60L.(mandatory) {No other kind of bag will be allowed on the trip} A day pack to move around with ease.(must have) A camera with a minimum of 8GB, a spare battery s good to carry…

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