The most liked extremely adventurous sports is mountaineering. There are several mountain ranges through out the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Among them Pir Panjal, Great Himalayas, Zanskar, Ladakh, Karakoram are well known for mountaineering. Climbing in these rigorous mountain ranges of Himalayas can be very exciting and typically an expedition can take a month. The state is rich in flora and fauna, the apex of most peaks are an thrilling experience and from the peak tops, one can easily look beyond the neighbouring countries like - Pakistan and Tibet. Not too high peaks in the region are off Sonamarg like - Kolahoi(5,425 m) and Harmukh (5,148 m). One can quickly make an alpine ascent on these peaks. The peaks in the Kishtwar region are also not too high but offer technically difficult climbing with many challenging faces and ridges.
Padum is named after Padmasambhava. It is the only town and administrative centre in Zanskar.
Henaskut to Wanla
The trek starts at the village of Henaskut around 160 kms from Leh and there are many passes during this trek to climb.
Tso-moriri to Kibber Trek
Tso-moriri to Kibber trek is a challenging trek which starts from Tso-moriri Lake towards Korzok and ends at Kibber.
Markha Valley Trek
Markha valley Trek provides amazing attractions of Markha Stream, mustard areas, small towns with Stokhe safari.
Hemis to Zangla
Hemis to Zangla route leads through some of the most isolated mountain regions with no villages for six days.