One of the places which I wish to visit is Phuktal Monastery, which is in the Leh-Ladakh region. I have been to Leh before but unfortunately did not get the opportunity to visit the monastery. The monastery is quite a distance from Leh and if I wanted to visit it would have been a touch and go trip which was not valid. This time, I wish to visit the Phuktal Monastery with peace and explore the Zanskar area where the monastery is. I need some advice from fellow members and from those who know about the Phuktal Monastery and its surrounding area. 1. How far is Leh from Phuktal Monastery and how long will it take to get there? 2. Where can we stay when we reach Phuktal Monastery or the Zanskar region? 3. Would you recommend a small itinerary for the Zanskar region? 4. There is some annual festival in Zanskar, when is this? 5. I believe you need to trek to the Phuktal Monastery, how long is this trek? 6. What are the timings for the monastery?