Zanskar is a tehsil of the Kargil district of Ladakh, which lies in the union territory of Ladakh. The administrative Centre is Padum (former Capital of Zanskar).
The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the union territory of Ladakh that separates Zanskar from Ladakh itself. Geologically, the Zanskar Range is part of the Tethys Himalaya. The average height of the Zanskar Range is about 6,000 m (19,700 ft).