The extreme roads for the selected few

Zanskar Adventure Himalayan Expedition

Buddhist kingdoms of the western Himalayas

Zanzkar Valley Tour

Ride to the remotest valley of Ladakh

Leh – Padum – Batalik – Leh (10 Days)

Why visit Zanskar? Because it's a 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.

1050 Km

Total Journey

10 Days

Duration

Extreme

Terrain

10

Maximum Bikes

08
Riding Days
Leh
Start Point
14,436 ft
Altitude
Premium
Tour Category
Indian Non-Indian
Type Just Me on One Bike Me and My Friend on One Bike Passenger

Inclusion

• 09 Nights’ Accommodation at Deluxe Hotel & Tents except (Twin Sharing Basis)
• Royal Enfield Himalayan on Rental
• Daily Breakfast & Dinner at Hotel/ Tents
• Service vehicle for Luggage
• Experienced Mechanic Back Up
• Experienced Road Captain
• Bonfire Activity once during the trip
• Oxygen cylinder & basic medical amenities
• Leh Airport pick up & drop in coach
• All required Permit and Tolls for Ladakh and Zanskar
• Entire travel from Leh to Leh by Sharing SUV (For Seat in SUV Option)

Exclusion

• Applicable 5 % GST
• Any Airfare/ Rail fare
• Lunches on the tour
• Force Majeure expenses
• Safari and Entry Charges
• Fuel for the bike & Riding Gears Rental
• Security Deposit (Refundable) of Rs.10,000/- per motorbike.
• Single Accommodation with extra charge
• Anything not mentioned in inclusions

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Upcoming Fixed Departures

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Motorcycle Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Leh

Arrive at Leh Airport (IXL). We will wait for everyone to arrive & depart in a group to the hotel. Check-in and freshen up at the comfy hotel at Leh. You are advised to take a dosage of Diamox & take the complete day off to acclimatize with the altitude and the temperature. Walking outside on this day is not advisable. We will have an orientation session in the evening to learn all about the road trip in orientation - the roadmap, riding etiquette, pitfalls, & rules followed by bike allocation. Inform the team of any issues on the bike. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Leh Hotel.

Day 2 - Leh - Nurla (85 Km)

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 Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Magnetic hill and the Indus - Zanskar river confluence. Check-in at the hotel at Nurla and go out for a walk to Buddha Maitreya Temple. Dinner and overnight hotel stay at Nurla.

Day 3 - Nurla - Lamayuru - Kargil - Sankoo (Suru Valley) (190 Km)

We walk past the historic city to cruise on. Just like the day before, we glide through NH 1D via Namika La and Fotu La till Kargil. Feel the magnificence and the grace of the best road in the region. We will make a small pit stop before Lamayuru to catch a glimpse of the moon land of Ladakh. The roads will turn in terrain as head out of Kargil. In the beginning, the route becomes narrow, later full of earthen dust and bumps. As the dust settles, you will get the beautiful view of Suru Valley. Stay surprised with the green cover of the Overnight stay at Suru valley village.

Day 4 - Suru - Nun Kun - Rangdum (90 Km)

Ride through the most treacherous road journey in the Zanskar valley. On the ride, you will come across Suru valley which is irrigated by Himalayan waters of Suru River. Ride along the Suru River, a tributary of Indus River, which originates from Durung Drung Glacier. Witness Nun Kun glacier en route destination. The number of human inhabitants will keep falling to Zero only to be seen again at Rangdum. After checking in, feel free go around the city but get back to the hotel to safeguard yourself against freezing wind of the valley. Enjoy the Leisure stay at Rangdum.

Day 5 - Rangdum - Pensi La - Padum (110 Km)

Today when we ride to carry the stomach pleasers - water, snacks etc with you. The stretch this day is completely barren with negligible mankind or amenities. As you start riding this day, you reach to the origin of rivers and closer to the Ladakhi culture. We will stop the top whenwe ride across the Pensi La pass. We will let you take photos of Statso - Langtso Lake & mother of Suru valley - Durung Drung glacier. Later, we will continue to 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. Enjoy the night at a Padum hotel.

Day 6 - Zangla excursion & Padum Local (90 Km)

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 at Padum near Tsarap (Zanskar River).

Day 7 - Padum - Durung Drung - Rangdum (110 Km)

On this day, we will catch up with the Kargil highway. As before, everyone is advised to carry a few basics on the bike as we shall be riding on the most treacherous terrain for the second time which has an almost negligible human presence. We advise not to take short cuts with water bodies & follow your captain. These water streams sometimes are deep enough to sink an SUV. As BRO says - 'Better safe than sorry'. overnight at Rangdum hotel.

Day 8 - Rangdum - Suru - Kargil (130 Km)

The tough paths shall bring you towards the more populated areas. The roads will be most treacherous as you previously encountered. Take your time to capture the best memories before you leave Zanskar. We will continue on the same route along the smoothly flowing Suru river to Kargil. As you inch closer to Kargil, the roads will heal itself. Overnight hospitality at Kargil hotel.

Day 9 - Kargil - Batalik - Leh (240 Km)

Today, we will be heading to Leh with a small change in the route. We shall be riding to Leh via the last Aryan Villages in India - Dah & Hanu in the Batalik region. Study all about these unique people (Dard community & Brokpa Tribe) and their tradition, learn more when you met them. Soon after, the road will merge with NH 1D which means smooth ride till Leh. You better reach Leh before its dark; the constant falling temperatures will test your endurance. Celebration of tour completion at Dinner at Leh. Overnight at Leh Hotel.

Day 10 - Leh airport drop & Depart

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.

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