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Padum is oneof the precious places to visit in the cold desert of Ladakh. This was once upon a time the capital of Zanskar and was one of the highly inhabited places in the kingdom. Today the very opposite can be said about Padum though it still is the headquareters of this region. Zanskar is a place that truly takes your breath away, not only by the stark beauty of the cold desert but also by the culture and the differences that make it absolutely unique. Padum is the very testimony of the Zanskari life and show us how different they are from the rest of the country. Today it is one of the most popular trekking places in Ladakh. The nearest monument in Padum is a set of ancient rock carving on a huge boulder near the riverbank, just below the old township. These carvings date from the 8th century and show the influence of Buddhism in this area. Karsha monastery is the largest in the Zanskar region. It is on a hillside with commanding views of the entire valley and the main Himalayas to the south. The monastery attracts monks from many of the surrounding villages. Though Buddhism is the prevalent religion, the surprising part of Padunis that half of the population here is Sunnite Muslim. This is the influence of the many invasions in this land and today it is a place of mixed culture that is co existing wonderfully. This is a place of extremely hospitable yet shy people who truly make your trek through Padum a joy. One of the places that you should visit in Ladakh, not only for the sights but for the very people, Padum will truly delight you.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs -6.0°C /21.2°F 20 mm 11730feet 1000.0 /km2 Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Rock carvings


    Rock carvings

  • Starrimo Monastery


    Starrimo Monastery

  • Karsha monastery


    Karsha monastery


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