· Shingo La photo-feature
Approaching Zanskar from the Suru Valley
· Penzella Pass
· Shagma Karphu
· Khurana River
· Rangdom Gompa
· Phuktal Gompa photo-feature
The entire catchment area of the Zanskar River has been formed by the action of glaciers. Its valley is U-shaped and a number of hanging valleys open into it. Important tributaries of the Zanskar are:
The Zanskar River has cut a deep gorge across the Zanskar range in its middle course. It flows into the Indus about 40 km downstream of Leh.
The vegetative cover in the Zanskar catchment is confined to occasional tufts of grass on the moraines and small clumps of vegetation along channels formed by snow-melt waters. Human habitation is sparse. The main settlements along the Zanskar River are Abring and Padam.
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