Pure Motorcycling: Off Road Zanskar

Leh – Padum – Pukhtal – Shinku La – Jispa – Umling La – Leh

Zanskar Expedition (11 Days)

It is a path less taken. Limited facilities, the roads are bumpy, the climate is rough, & Network is not reliable. So, why would someone visit Zanskar? One reason - It is offroading heaven. Long uninhabited stretches and nature's unsuspecting tantrums make the ride adventurous. The views and sceneries, ancient cave monasteries, adventurous ride terrains, and unique social practices clubbed with the highest motorable road in the world. The ride to this place simply means a test of your physical and mental endurance. Let's ride to the top of the world through the mysterious Zanskar valley.

Extreme

Riding Skill Required

1300 Kms

Journey

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Motorcycles

Leh, India (IXL)

Fly In

Tour Highlights

Tour Cost

Indian Nationals

Own Motorcycle Rented Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle Passenger in SUV
Per Person Solo Rider Rider & Pillion Per Person
49980 65980 58980 59980

Foriegn Nationals

Rented Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle Passenger in SUV
Solo Rider Rider & Pillion Per Person
1600 1400 1400

Inclusion

• Royal Enfield 411 CC Himalayan motorcycle for the tour
• Quality twin-sharing accommodation (Semi Deluxe/ Deluxe Hotel and tent)
• Homestay at Purne and Hanle on multiple sharing
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner
• Experienced Road Captain
• Experienced Mechanic
• One Spare Rider for emergency
• Helmets for Rider and Pillion
• Bonfire Activity Once during the tour
• Oxygen Cylinder and Basic Medical amenities
• Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
• Group pickup from and drop to Leh Airport (IXL)
• All Inner Line Permits for Restricted Areas and all Tolls
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable
*Note: The helmets provided are of standard size so there can be some discrepancies regarding the sizes. For comfort and safety reasons, we recommend you carry your own helmet for the ride.

Exclusion

• Applicable GST
• Your two-way travel to Leh
• 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 Ride / Horse Ride.
• INR 10,000 refundable security deposit for the motorcycle
• Single Occupancy add-on: INR 29,000
• Optional rental for the riding gears
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
• Any Hotel, subsistence or other cost incurred before the tour's official start date and after the tour's official end date.
• Cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Motorcycle Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Leh

Leh Alt. - 11500Ft
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Say hello to the best adventure with a flight to Leh. Our representative /driver will pick you up from the Airport (in groups) and later take you to the hotel. After checking in at the hotel, take the day to acclimatise - minimum movement, 3.5 ltr water, and complete rest are the principles to avoid AMS. We will meet in the evening for an orientation followed by Bike allocation. Take a spin on the Bike and notify the issue that needs a fix. Overnight stay at the Leh city.

  • Transfers – Group pick up from Airport to Hotel
  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Dinner

Day 2 - Leh – Lamayuru

Leh Altitude - 11500 Ft Lamayuru Alt. - 11520 Ft

You will start the day with a sumptuous breakfast. Verify if your luggage has been placed well in the backup vehicle. We will leave the lush green valley riding on the beautiful NH1. We will visit Magnetic Hill, the Zanskar-Indus River confluence and Gurudawara Patthar Sahib. Don't miss the scenic Moonland of Ladakh. You can see the monastery after you have reached Lamayuru. Overnight at Lamayuru.

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

Day 3 - Lamayuru - Shinge La - Padum

Lamayuru Alt. - 11520 Ft Padum Alt. - 12037 Ft

This riding day is super exciting and adventurous. After a short ride on the paved roads to Wanla, it will change to earthen roads. Enjoy the dust. While you ride to Sirsir La (15700 Ft), enjoy cruising on the Kankar and gravel roads. Take a snap at the top and move on to Photoksar for Lunch. You will be delighted to see the dirt road to Singe La (16590 Ft) with continuous downhill (Use your brakes wisely). After you cross Murgum La (15490 ft), the ride will get to the next level of adventure riding on the extreme edge of the mountain along the Zanskar river. The route is full of surprises and river crossings (not water-crossing). The offroading is close to God's level. After you cross the checkpoint at Zangla, you will enjoy the smooth road to Padum.

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

Day 4 - Padum Local - Purne

Padum Alt. - 12037 Ft Purne Alt. - 12150 Ft

You will explore the signature places of Padum. Visit the beautiful Sani Lake and the Monastery (Find the hidden monastery in the mountain). We will leave the beautiful town with some paved roads to Reru and later continue with our dirt trail ride. We will ride on a narrow mountain ledge. We will continue on the gravel roads with steep inclines and declines. The best part will meet you just before you reach Purne. Enjoy the knee-deep sand, rubble and stones. Overnight at a homestay with minimal amenities by the Tsarap River.

  • Stay – Home Stay
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Phuktal Monastery Trek

Phuktal Alt. - 12631 Ft

After breakfast, we will leave for Phuktal Gompa, the largest Gompa in Zanskar. It is your turn to visit the most isolated monasteries. The 4 km trek takes a full day to explore (If you are not in a trekker-level fitness, please stay and relax at the homestay). Follow the footprints on the edge of the mountain, cross a river bridge and get captivated by the beauty of the river. After reaching there, read scriptures and meditate with the monks. Don't forget to see the mythological tree. We will make a return journey before sunset. Overnight stay at Purne Homestay.

  • Stay – Home Stay
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Purne - Shinku La - Jispa

Purne Alt. - 12150 Ft Jispa Alt. - 10500 Ft

After a relaxing day, we will move ahead to this tour’s most extreme riding day. The deadliest road has no paved section till you enter Himachal. There are many River crossings, mud, slush and stones. Ride on the gravel road to Khargiak to encounter first among the many river crossings. Get photographed at the holy Gombo Rongjon. Beyond this, keep counting river crossings on the offroad trail ascending to the Shinku La pass (16580 Ft). The lake at the top makes the ride worth the pain. We will ride smoothly to the Jispa in Himachal Pradesh. Overnight stay in the valley.

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

Day 7 - Jispa - Sarchu - Tsokar

Jispa Alt. - 10500 Ft Tso Kar Alt. – 14860 Ft

We will ride to a beautiful destination on the Tibetan plateau. You will ride to the multiple high-altitude passes - Naki La (15,547 Ft) and Lachalung La (16,616 Ft). We will ride over these passes to Pang for a warm meal. We will then take a photo break at Morey plains, the most picturesque road stretch and only part of the Tibetan plateau in India. Shortly afterwards we will reach the Tso Kar. With white sand, the lake is a biodiversity hotspot of Ladakh hosting unique flora and fauna including the Black-necked crane. Our stay is next to this Tso (lake) in the Tibetan Plateau.

  • Stay – Homestay
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Tsokar - Hanle

Tso Kar Alt. – 14860 Ft Hanle Alt. – 14100 Ft

We will leave the multi-coloured Kar Lake and head to the Changthang plateau. We will cross Pologongka La to reach Sumdo on the half-baked roads. We will take a left to Changthang for Lunch. We will ride to Loma. You will cross the Indus river to reach the signature and hypnotising single-lane road to Hanle. Enjoy the evening in one of the remotest villages. Overnight stay in Homestay.

  • Stay – Homestay
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Hanle - Umling La - Hanle

Hanle Alt. – 14100 Ft Umling La Alt. – 19300 Ft

You will ride on the highest motorable road in the world. Among the multiple routes available to reach Umling La, we will take the route in the best condition or the open one. All of these will get you to the Chisumle bridge. Beyond the bridge, ride along the Kingdul river, ascending higher on the Chismule-Demchok road. Unlike other high mountain passes, you will not find a deep valley. Take a proud photo at the top of the world at 19300 ft. Later, have a hot tea at Oxygen Cafe. We will head back to the homestay

  • Stay – Homestay
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Hanle - Leh

Hanle Alt. 14100 Ft Leh Alt. – 11500 Ft

This shall be our last day of riding our machines. We will ride on the seductive road of the barren lands. To see a herd of Kiang along the road is not uncommon in this part of Ladakh. You will certainly enjoy the scenic panorama. Until Loma, the road turns broken when you start riding along the Indus River. We will have lunch at Chumathang. Shortly after, the roads are in fantastic condition. You will reach Leh in no time. Overnight at Leh Hotel.

  • Stay: Deluxe Hotel
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11 - Departure from Leh

Leh Alt. – 11500 Ft

It is time to bid adieu to the amazing gang and the beautiful city. Our team will help you arrange the transfer to the Airport as per your flight timings. See you on your next adventure.

  • Included Transfer: Group drop off Hotel to the Leh Airport

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