WHERE Do We Work?
Climate Z is based in Zangskar, a subdistrict of Ladakh Union Territory (UT), that lies within the upper Indus Valley basin of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (KHK) region. Straddling the Indian Himalaya, Zangskar is a high-altitude desert region with year-round aridity and annual precipitation less than 110 mm––often as snowfall.
With most of the landscape consisting of rock faces, scree slopes, snowfields, and glaciers, less than 1% of the region’s 7000 square kilometers are cultivated and inhabited. Most villages lie far up alluvial fans and are irrigated by small tributary streams.
Zangskar comprises three valleys––Stod, Lungnag, and Sham that converge to form the central Gzhung Skor valley. Click on the valley names to learn more!
Where do we work?
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