Ladakh and Zanskar Jeep Tour

Ladakh needs no introduction. The de-facto synonym for adventure in India, Ladakh has been at the top of everyone’s go-to list. Rated as a top-class adventure and travel destination, Ladakh has something for everyone. From the highest motorable roads to the deepest lakes in the country. The Srinagar-Leh road and the Manali-Leh roads are one of the most challenging routes in the world that offer breathtaking views at each turn. You might run out of space on your memory card, but the majesty of the vistas of Ladakh is endless. Jeeps are the de-facto mode of travel. Our powerful and comfortable 4×4 jeeps ensure that your ride is comfortable and safe.

Relatively unknown to most people until 2005, Zanskar is a gem hidden far from the maddening crowds elsewhere. The people of the Zanskar valley are a happy and helpful bunch. Unspoiled by the crowds that throng Leh and other better known areas in Ladakh, Zanskar is a world in its own. With its distinct topography, sparse population and nearly no roads anywhere, Zanskar is a slice of heaven for any thrill seeker.

A 4×4 jeep tour through the Zanskar valley gives you an experience to remember. See the majestic Drang-Durang glacier from the top of the Pensi-la pass. Get a birds-eye view of the world from the top of the Citadel at Zangla! Zanskar will change the way you look at off-road tours. With a challenging, remote, stark and bleakly populated terrain, Zanskar has loads to offer to even the pickiest adventure junkie.

Take this exhilarating trip best experienced with friends and family in a comfortable and powerful 4×4 jeep!

 

Highlights


See the vast expanse of the Zanskar valley.
See the majest Drang Drong glacier
See the source of the river and numerous waterfalls on the way.
Unparalalled vistas.

Details


Group Size: 5 to 10 per group, first come first served.
Total Distance Covered: 1000 km.
Average altitude: 12,500 ft
Maximum altitude attained: 18500 ft
Terrain: Challenging, cold and stark, but safe.
Thrill level: Extreme

Itinerary


Day 1:Leh Arrival and relax
Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Post lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace and Shanti Stupas. O/N Leh.

Day 2: Leh To Kargil (200 Kms)
After Breakfast leave for Kargil, enroute visit Rizong, Moon landscape, Lamayuru (Oldest Monastery in Ladakh) and Giant Maitreya at Mulbekh. Arrive at Kargil by evening.
Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Kargil to Rangdum, 130 Kms.
We drive for a Rangdum Through the beautiful, wild Suru valley – We’ll be leaving paved roads behind today, continuing on a dusty track at average speeds of around 20-40 kmph. Ascending to the herdsman’s village of Parkachik,and reached Rangdum

Day 4: Rangdum to Padum, 90Km.
Start to Rangdom in morning Today, we’ll ascend the adventurous track further until we reach Penzi La pass (4,401 m) and visit the tiny Rangdum mountain monastery before descending along a huge glacier at the entrance to Zanskar Valley and reached Padum valley.

Day 5: Explore Zanskar valley (Padum)
Today we visit surrounding the Padum the only small town in Zanskar. Only around 1,000 people live here in the summer. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Karsha monastery, a medieval oasis of peace and an important center of the Buddhist faith. We’ll be spending the night in the best guest house in Zanskar, at an altitude of approx. 3,500

Day 6: – Padum (Zanskar Valley) to Parkachik, 170 km
Our return trip starts with a longer drive. We’ll be crossing Penzi La pass (4,401 m) and spending another night on a meadow near Parkachik Glacier.

Day 7: Parkachik To Lamayuru, 190km
Descending through Suru Valley to Kargil, we’ll come across our first filling station in 550 km! Crossing the Fatu La pass, we’ll reach the Lamayuru monastery, setting up our there at an altitude of around 3,800 meters.

Day 8: Lamayuru to Leh, 140km
We’ll have the opportunity to witness the morning meditation in the monastery – an unforgettable experience. Next, a steep descent to the Indus Valley. Our next track starts at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers. The 40 km along the wild Zanskar river to Chilling, a village of coppersmiths, is one of the most breathtaking motorcycle routes anywhere in the Himalayas! We’ll be reaching Leh – the end of our motorcycle tour – in the late afternoon.

Day 9: Leh relax and explore

Day 10: Leh- Khardungla Pass – Nubra Valley
50 kms on the road and 2,000 meters ascent to Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world. After a brief stop in the thin mountain air for a photo, we’ll descend quickly into the arid Nubra Valley, which until recently was a restricted military zone due to the nearby Pakistani and Chinese borders. It’s now a new high point of our Ladakh tours, with breathtaking views, remote oasis villages and rugged river landscapes.

Day 11: Explore Nubra Valley
We have a half-day drive through the broad valley to the hot springs of Panamik, followed by afternoon riding on camels through the sand dunes of Hunder. Dinner is once again in the peaceful garden of the guest house.

Day 12: Hunder to Leh (160 kms)
The summit! It’s time for the world’s highest motorable road, the Khardung La Pass (18,380 ft!!). Later, we’ll return to our headquarters in Leh. The afternoon is free to relax or shop, or visit the Shanti Stupa at sunset. Dinner at the best Tibetan place.

Day 13: Leh to Tso Morari lake 210 km
Post Breakfast we drive along with Indus river till Mahe bridge then Tsomoriri Lake . The Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. On the way we cross Polokangla and Namchick La passes before we reach Korzok Village. Upon arrival we check in at our camp.

Day 14-Tso Moriri to Tso Kar lake and Leh 200km ;-
Post breakfast we check out and drive to Tso-Kar Lake. Cross The biggest and highest Plateau on Earth on, a Stretch of 42 Kms then we reach at Skyangchu Thang (biggest and highest plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass (17,585 ft) and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh, check in at Hotel.
Day 15: Fly back Home

Package

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Inclusions

All our packages come with:

  • All Nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis in standard rooms & tents (Patnitop to Manali).
  • Meals: (Breakfast & Dinner), but Dinner NOT in major towns (Patanitop/Srinagar/Padum/Leh/Manali ) where you may prefer to have food of your liking.
  • Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  • Monument & Museum entrance fees
  • Medical & Mechanical backup vehicle with O2 & AMS pack.

Exclusions

Our packages do not include::

  • JEEP booking cost/Rent/Fuel/Security Deposit.
  • Extra luggage care vehicle cost shall be shared by group, as per requirement.
  • Pay for lunch as per need.
  • Any Kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters.
  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
  • Any kind of drinks (Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, soft drinks).
  • Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee, Boat and rope trolley fee.

Pricing

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