Kacho Feroz Ahmad Khan
Chief Executive Councilor, KAHDC
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil
Zanskar, Zahar (locally) or Zangskar, is a tehsil of the Kargil district, which lies in the Indian union territory of Ladakh; which is my constituency. The administrative centre is Padum (former Capital of Zanskar). Zanskar, together with the neighbouring region of Ladakh, was briefly a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet. Zanskar lies 250 km south of Kargil town on NH301.
The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the union territory of Ladakh that separates Zanskar from Ladakh. Geologically, the Zanskar Range is part of the Tethys Himalaya, an approximately 100-km-wide synclinorium formed by strongly folded and imbricated, weakly metamorphosed sedimentary series. The average height of the Zanskar Range is about 6,000 m (19,700 ft). Its eastern part is known as Rupshu. The town had a population of 20,000 in 2020.
Shri Kacho Feroz Ahmad Khan is the Chief Executive Councilor, KAHDC of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil. This is an IISD's Invited Guest Blog, under Distinguished Personality Category.
Group of Zanskari Women and Children
Lake-on-Shingo-La on Zanskar Valley
White Yack at Zanskar
Zankar Mountain Range at the Rangdum Village
Zanskar Indus Confluence