Ladakh Zanskar is located in the Indian Himalayas on the western edge of the Tibetan plateau and is a famous spot for trekking. It is the highest and driest inhabited place on Earth. For centuries it was home to a rich and self-sustaining culture. Ladakh’s earliest inhabitants were nomadic yak herders until Buddhist pilgrims, who travelled from India to Mt Kailash in Tibet, established settlements along the Indus. Some of the famous valley’s for trekking in Himalaya are Padum, Zanskar, Chang Thang, Nubra, Kang Yatse, Parang La and Markha Valley. Ladakh and Zanskar Valley is also becoming very popular for high altitude trekking. Ladakh is also famous for Snow Leopard spotting. The language of Ladakh is Ladakhi, a Tibetan dialect with written Ladakhi being the same as Tibetan and the locals are very friendly and humble. Padum, which is the capital and headquarter of Zanskar, is one of the famous trekking destinations with an altitude of 3505 meters. Zanskar Valley is one of the remotest regions of Ladakh and is only accessible via high altitude passes.