Day 5: Padum-Stongde(18KM)-ZangLa(32KM)-Karsha Gompa(62KMS)-Bardan Gompa - Padum
We will start our day after an early breakfast and visit Stongde. An old foundation associated with the Tibetan Yogi, Marpa, Stongdey is now the second largest monastic establishment of Zanskar, inhabited by the resident community of about 60 Gelukpa monks. Later on we will visit Zangla located on a hill top right side to village. Lying deep in the northern arm of Zanskar at the end of the 35 km. Long rough road from Padum, Zangla was being ruled by a titular king till his death a few years back. After that Karsha Gompa - Karsha is the largest and most important monastery in Zanskar. It is attributed to Padmasambhava. Before reaching our Hotel we will go approximately 12kilometers south of Padum to visit Bardan Gompa. Bardan Monastery of Ladakh, standing atop a rocky crag, belongs to the Dugpa-Kargyud monastic order and was one of the first monasteries of this sect to be established in Zanskar. The monastery also ran several smaller hermitages in the area. Overnight Stay at the hotel.