Zanskar[184 photos]

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Description

Zanskar (066) Karsha
Zanskar (066)Karsha
33° 14′ 24″ N, 77° 8′ 56″ E

Zanskar covers an area of about 7,000 km², at an altitude between 3,500 and 7,000 m. It consists of the country lying along the two main branches of the Zanskar River; the Doda and the Lungnak rivers. The Zanskar River takes a north-eastern course until it joins the Indus in Ladakh. High mountain ridges explain why access to Zanskar is difficult from all sides. Communication is possible across mountain passes or along the Zanskar River when frozen. Buddhism gained its influence over Zanskar in the 8th century. Until the 15th century, Zanskar was an independent Buddhist Kingdom ruled by two to four royal families. After the 15th century, Zanskar has been subordinate to Ladakh.

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Main Sights

  • Darcha
  • Karsha Gompa
  • Lamayuru Gompa
  • Lingshed Gompa
  • Padum
  • Photoksar
  • Phuktal Gompa
  • Zangla

Photos

Collage index

Karsha (1)
Karsha (1)
Ladakh (1)
Ladakh (1)
Lingshed (1)
Lingshed (1)
Mune (1)
Mune (1)
Photoksar (1)
Photoksar (1)
Phuktal (1)
Phuktal (1)
Zanskar (1)
Zanskar (1)
Zanskar (2)
Zanskar (2)
Zanskar (3)
Zanskar (3)
Zanskar (4)
Zanskar (4)

Photo index

Ladakh (002) Lamayuru
Ladakh (002)Lamayuru
Ladakh (004) Lamayuru
Ladakh (004)Lamayuru
Ladakh (005) Lamayuru
Ladakh (005)Lamayuru
Ladakh (006) Lamayuru
Ladakh (006)Lamayuru
Ladakh (007) Lamayuru
Ladakh (007)Lamayuru
Ladakh (008) Lamayuru
Ladakh (008)Lamayuru
Ladakh (009) Tikse
Ladakh (009)Tikse
Ladakh (010) Hemis
Ladakh (010)Hemis
Ladakh (011) Hemis
Ladakh (011)Hemis
Ladakh (012) Leh
Ladakh (012)Leh
Ladakh (013) Leh
Ladakh (013)Leh
Ladakh (014) Leh
Ladakh (014)Leh

Pictures taken with a Rolleiflex 6800 and scanned with a Nikon LS 9000 ED

See also

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India

Humayun’s Tomb (1)
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Ladakh

Leh (1)
Leh (1)

Ladakh stretches between the mountain ranges of the Himalayas (with the Stok Kangri as the most famous mountain) and the Karakorum and the upper valley of the Indus. The valleys are at an altitude of 3,000 m, making them the highest of Kashmir. The… [Read more]