Zanskar Trail Premium Motorcycle Tour

Mount Gonbo Ronjon

Zanskar Trail Premium Motorcycle Tour

Valley of Copper

Trail to Death Valley

Leh - Fotoksar - Shingo La - Leh(10 Days)

Why visit Zanskar? Because it`s path less travelled or because the most isolated of all Himalayan valleys are cut off from the rest of the world for over 9 months of the year? The wide views and sceneries, ancient cave monasteries, adventurous ride terrains, the unique social practice of polyandry are more than a reason to ride along one of the largest glaciers. The mountains of Zanskar & land of unique traditions call for a visit.

Camping,Deluxe Hotel,3* & 4*

Accommodation

Extreme

Riding Skill Required

1100Kms

Journey

Royal Enfield 411CC Himalayan

Motorcycles

50% Paved
& 50% Unpaved

Tour Type

6-8 hours with
Drink & Photo stop

Daily ride hours

10 Days total
(7 Riding + 3 Non-riding)
Tour Duration

Leh, India (IXL)

Fly In

Leh, India (IXL)

Fly Out

08 Person

Minimum Group

15 Person

Maximum Group

Tour Highlights

Why ride with Dream Riders

For Zanskar Trail Tour ?

The Machine that Rides you on!

Our fleet consists of comparatively new, Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles not older than 2 years, a powerful machine exclusively made for tough Indian Terrains in Himalayas. All our machines are maintained and serviced by our trained motorcycle mechanic and are well equipped to make your ride comfortable and memorable.

Support Vehicle

A Bolero Camper will always accompany the group that carries your luggage, quick medical equipment, all the Machine spare-parts and support staff, that includes a mechanic and spare rider. There will be enough space inside, in case if anyone needs to rest during the hectic ride or due to the altitude sickness.

Accommodation

Riding in the Himalayas at higher altitudes can be tiresome and at the end of the day, we understand one needs to have a comfortable stay with an authentic atmosphere. We have 3*, 4* and Deluxe accommodations along with portable camping at fotoksar and purnee planned where you will experience the warmth of nature and caring hospitality will comfort you beyond delight.

Medical Assistance

We carry all medical assistance to deal with basic health problems like altitude sickness or minor accidents. That includes Oxygen Cylinders, Oxymeters, first aid medical kit and also our trained and experienced tour managers are at your help throughout.

Support Crew

Group is run by 4 crew members:
Tour Manager cum Road Captain, who will lead the group throughout the journey and look for all your on-ground support with respect to the accommodations or any other assistance you may require during the ride. Machine Mechanic, who will fix your machine at any moment if there is a breakdown during the ride, to make your adventure unstoppable. Camper Driver, to help us with the luggage onboarding and off-loading at every destination. Spare Rider, in case of any mishap or participant’s discomfort during the ride.

Experienced Local Guides

Any tour is meaningful only when you experience all the flavors: Adventure, Tradition, Culture and Local Cuisines. Our guides are at your disposal with their regional expertise and will take you on a historical and cultural trip alongside the road travel. You will also live local and collect memories of a Ladakhi tradition.

5 Star Rating

We have always received a 5-star rating for our services we provide. Our goal is to provide you an unforgettable motorcycle tour. Personal commitment and attention to detail will make your journey a special experience for you.

Small Group

We have a small group size for a ride. This ensures personal freedom, beautiful photo-stops and attention to individual participants. We also have a free day for riders to explore the region by themselves on their own. This allows participants to discover places of their choice like museums, shopping souvenirs at mall roads or wandering around in local cafes.

Unique Ride Experience

When you ride with The Dream Riders Group, you end up becoming a member of the family. Ride starts with an Ice Breaking session where we get to know all the riders and their past riding experiences. After an adventurous ride throughout the day, we unwind the day with music nights and dance parties. Our stays in Fotoksar, Purnee & Nurla are famous for its Bonfire and Barbeque nights. At the end of the ride, you will not only carry the ride memories, but also take away the amazing bonds you’d share with everyone in the group.

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Tour Cost

Indian Nationals

Own Motorcycle Rented Royal Enfield 500 CC Motorcycle Passenger in SUV
Per Person Solo Rider Rider & Pillion Per Person
58000 70000 63000 60000

Foriegn Nationals

Rented Royal Enfield 500 CC Motorcycle Passenger in SUV
Solo Rider Rider & Pillion Per Person
1750 1560 1400

Inclusion

• Royal Enfield 411 CC Himalayan motorcycle for the tour
• Quality twin-share accommodation (Swiss Tent, Deluxe Hotel & 3* / 4*)
• Portable Camping at Fotoksar
• Portable Camping at Purnee
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner
• Experienced Road Captain
• Experienced Mechanic
• One Spare Rider for emergency
• Bonfire Activity Once during tour
• Oxygen Cylinder and Basic Medical amenities
• Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
• Camping Equipment’s & Kitchen Vehicle from Leh to Fotoksar and purnee with Kitchen staff and Helper
• Private pickup and drop from Leh Airport
• All Inner Line Permits for Restricted Area and all Tolls
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax
• Your two-way travel to and from Leh Airport (IXL)
• Lunches on all days
• Fuel for the ride
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc)
• Any spares consume during the ride
• Monument Entry Charges and Camel / Horse Ride
• INR 10,000 refundable security deposit for the motorcycle
• Single Occupancy add-on: INR 35,000
• Optional rental for the helmet, knee guards and jacket
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
• Any Hotel, Subsistence or other cost incurred prior to the official start date of the tour and after the official end date of the tour

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Upcoming Fixed Departures

06 September to 15 September 2021 - Available

Group of 6 or more & Dates don't suites you?

Custom Zanskar Trail Tour

Trail to Death Valley

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Motorcycle Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Leh

Leh Alt. - 11500Ft

Arrive at Leh Airport (IXL). We will wait for everyone to arrive & depart in group to the hotel. You are advised to take a dosage of Diamox & take rest for whole day. It is strictly advised not to go out to mitigate altercation of altitude. If you feel any symptom – a headache, nausea or vomiting, inform the team immediately. In the evening, we will gather for orientation and group meet up. Learn all about the road trip in orientation – the roadmap, riding etiquette, pitfalls, & rules followed by motorcycle allocation. Inform the team of any issues on the motorbike.

  • Transfers – Group pick up from Airport to Hotel
  • Stay – 3 Star hotel
  • Included meals – Dinner

Day 2 - Leh – Nurla ( 85 Kms )

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Nurla Altitude – 9970 Ft
Key Attractions - Indus - Zanskar Confluence, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib

Buddham Saranam Gacchami. Time to visit Gompas and expose ourselves to Ladakhi culture. We will ride to a small village in Indus Valley, famous for its serene beauty with minimal human footfalls. En route Nurla, we will make few stops to visit Gurdwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic Hill and the Indus – Zasnkar river confluence. Check-in at the hotel at Nurla and go out for a walk to Buddha Maitreya Temple.

  • Stay – 4 Star hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Nurla – Fotoskar (80 Km)

Nurla Altitude – 9970 Ft Fotoksar Altitude – 11348 Ft
Key Attractions – Sirsir La, Fotoksar Village

We walk past the historic city to cruise on. Just like the day before, we glide through NH 1D just before Lamayuru. We will make a small pit stop before Lamayuru to catch a glimpse of the moon land of Ladakh and the Monastery. From this point, you will take a different path to Fotoksar. The route will become narrower, later full of earthen dust and bumps. As the dust settles, you will get the beautiful view of a Valley which houses the small hamlet of Fotoksar. Fotoksar is more popular as pit stop for Zanskar Chadar trekkers. Overnight stay at village in portable camping.

  • Stay – Portable Camping
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Fotoskar – Lingshed – Padum (120 Km)

Fotoskar Alt. – 11348 ft Padum Alt. - 12037 feet
Key Attractions – Singela, Lingshed, Zangla

Did you find the route on the Google Map? I bet you didn’t. This day, we will encounter unfamiliar challenges on this absolutely new route. This newly made patch is being maintained by BRO as rest of the routes in Ladakh. We will trade through the slippery slopes of the roads along the popular Chadar Trek route. On the route, you get some relief and other mankind at Lingshed. Take a sip of hot tea there because you aren’t getting more till you have reached Padum. Later when we reach there, we explore a different side to Tibetan culture in the Zanskar valley with unique traditions like polyandrous marriage. Soak in with the locals, meet them, greet them and understand the valley of food and copper. Overnight stay at Padum Hotel.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Zangla excursion & Padum Local (90 Km)

Padum Alt. - 12037 feet
Key Attractions – Pibiting Gompa, Thongde, Karsha Monastery

Padum is populated by roughly 700 inhabitants. Today, we will head further to the last motorable point in the Zanskar valley, far from 'civilization’. Zangla is the start point for several extreme treks including chadar treck. You will come across the valleys and the passes which brought us here. After exploring the ruins of Zangla palace, we will head back to Padum for a local excursion which includes - Pibiting Gompa, Thongde, Karsha Monastery among others. Overnight hotel stay at Padum near Tsarap (Zanskar River).

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Padum – Purnee (80 Km)

Padum Alt. - 12037 Ft Purnee – 12959 Ft
Key Attractions – Phugtal Monastery

The Ride on this day is not going to be an easy one although it’s a short ride. The route is highly explored and visitor hostile. The view of Tsarap is beautiful, we agree but almost zero presence of mankind is representation of hostile environment. You will face water crossing and absolute dirt every now and then. We will reach at the confluence town Purne by the early noon. Soon, we will leave for Phugtal Gompa. If you are not trek fit, you should stay back at the homestay. Phugtal Gompa is largest Gompa in Zanskar yet it is believed to visited by just over two thousand visitors by now. Now, it’s your turn. Overnight stay a homestay / Tent at Purne.

  • Stay – Portable Camping
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Purnee - Shingoo La – Keylong (120 Km)

Purnee – 12959 Ft Keylong Altitude – 10,000 Ft
Key Attractions – Gonbo Rangjon, Shingoo La

After spending the night at the mystic himalayan village, we will continue our quest to another milestone. Ride on this day more or less the same as before – bumpy, dusty and full of mountains. Tsarap river will continue to guide till Keylong. After riding odd 50 Kms, you will reach Shingo La / Shinku La (You can spell as you wish), the diving line of Zanskar and Lahaul valleys. After clicking photographs, we will head to the Keylong via Zanskar Sumdo. Overnight stay at Keylong hotel.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Keylong - Atal Tunnel – Keylong (80 Km)

Keylong Altitude – 10,000 Ft

It’s a comfortable after the long riding days. We will head out to refuel our vehicles and then ride to the newly open Atal Tunnel (also known as Rohtang Tunnel). We will head back to Keylong afterwards. Overnight at Keylong Hotel.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Keylong – Sarchu - Leh (350 Km)

Keylong Altitude – 10,000 Ft Leh Alt. - 11500Ft
Key attractions – Baralachla Pass, Suraj Tal, Morey Plains, Tanglang La

It’s a long ride day hence we will start really early. We will head out before the sun rises. The route will take us through famous places of Manali – Leh Highway. To list them – Jispa, Sarchu, Darcha, Ghata loops, Morey plains, Pang, Upshi and finally Leh. Along with these places, few notable mountain passes will make your ride exciting – Baralach La, Tanglang La. The legendary highway does not need any more praise. You will realise when you ride there. Overnight at Leh.

  • Stay – 3 Star Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Leh – Hometown

After breakfast, we meet again to say bid farewell to each other & cheers the moments of togetherness. Our team will bid adieu to you. We will drop in the group to the airport on a fixed time. Here onwards we leave for our lives and cities with lifetime memories and friends.

  • Transfer: Group transfer to Leh Airport
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

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