We begin our multi–day trip from Stod River and go down to the river Zanskar all the way enjoying the Trans- Himalayan region. Other places of attraction are the western part of Ladakh, monasteries, and palaces. Exploring the villages, hiking around the region and traveling in one of the most fascinating places on the planet. After this, we will stay for a couple of days in Leh and then drive past the towns of Kargil to the valley of Zanskar, one of the coldest places on earth. Starting the trip on the Stod River, we begin our self contained multi-day river adventure down the spectacular and scenic Zanskar river gorge. Our "special" yearly feature drives through most of western Ladakh, monasteries, palaces, villages, hikes and travel to one of the most surreal places on the planet. The trip begins with a flight over the Himalayas into the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We spend a couple of days in Leh town acclimatizing at 11,000 feet above sea level and visiting the ancient monasteries, palaces and villages around Leh. We then drive west of Leh past the town of Kargil and travel south into the valley of Zanskar, one of the coldest inhabited places on earth.