Amir Khusrao, the famous poet once said: “Agar Firdaus bar ru-ye zamin ast, Hamin ast o hamin ast o hamin ast.”, which means that If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this. The Kashmir valley is prettier than his description of it. Srinagar, the twin Dal and Nagin Lakes and the various gardens in and around Srinagar are a must visit for everyone. A gateway to the higher himalayas, the Kashmir valley is outstandingly beautiful.
Our Zanskar Bike Tour is founded on our years of experience with motorcycle expeditions in Ladakh. You will experience new tracks, passes and highlights. Zanskar is very rarely covered in most motorcycle tours and we are delighted to offer you an opportunity to see the fabulous Zanskar valley. Ladakh, India’s coldest desert is a once-in-a-life time experience. Staying in tents, eating packed food and enjoying the surrounding environment can only be done in the region like Ladakh. This challenging tour demands solid riding skills, a sense of adventure and flexibility, which is very important when taking part in Himalayan expeditions that cover around 2800 km and considerable altitude differences.
See the amazing Zanskar Valley
Take a camel ride in the Nubra valley
Drive on the highest passes in the world
See Kashmir, often called “heaven on earth”
See the mesmerizing monasteries in the Ladakh region.
Group Size: 5 to 10 per group, first come first served.
Total Distance Covered: 3000 km.
Average altitude: 8,000 ft
Maximum altitude attained: 13000 ft
Terrain: Challenging, but safe.
Thrill level: Extreme
Day 1: – Chandigarh to Patnitop, 450 Km
The first day will take you from the beautiful planned city of Chandigarh to Patnitop, one of the crown jewels of the Jammu region.
Day 2:- Patnitop to Srinagar, 170Km
Srinagar is an amazing mountain town with two lakes dominating the city. The Dal and the Nagin lake. With the Sankaracharya hill in the background on one side and Hazratbal on the other, Kashmir is a confluence of cultures, tradition and values. Spend the day looking at sights around the city.
Day 3:- Srinagar to Kargil, 200km
The small village of Sonmarg and the intense climb to the mighty Zoji-la pass are best seen, not read about. check it out for yourself!
Day 4:-Kargil to Rangdum, 130 Km.
The city of Kargil was a stopping place for caravan during ancient times. Rangdum was their second stop enroute the Zanskar valley. Stark, with just basic facilities and vistas that look like they are a part of a movie set, the little village of Rangdum is amazing!
Day 5:- Rangdum to Padum, 90Km
The drive from Rangdum to Padum is short in distance, but it takes you through breathtaking views enroute the ascent to the Pensi-la pass and offers spectacular views of the Drang-drung glacier. The sea of ice can enthrall just about anyone.
Day 6:- Sightseeing in Padum
Monasteries dot the area around Padum. Karsha, Gurung, Sotngday and Phugtal are some. The Zangla fort, about 40km from Padum is a sight to behold. Perched atop a high spur, this fort offers a view unparalleled by any other.
Day 7: – Padum (ZanskarValley) to Parkachik, 180 km
The village of Parkachik boasts of alpine meadows and a glacier whose mouth is what you see when you wake up. Fantastic views.
Day 8:- Parkachik to Lamayuru, 190km
The Lamayuru monastery clings onto the mountain side. It seems as if a giant hand had placed these structures where they exist today, as building them in such extreme environments seems virtually impossible. The views from the monastery are spellbinding.
Note: here you can include an option to see the Dardic villages of Dah-Hanu- highly recommended.
Day 9:- Lamayuru to Leh, 140km
The drive from Lamayuru to Leh take you through the the best views mountain gorges can offer. Fantastic vistas unparalleled by any other.
Day 10:-Rest and Local Sightseeing day in Leh
The city of Leh is an oasis in the middle of the cold desert of Ladakh. Bustling with people, the bazaar of Leh is a fantastic place to look around and shop for souvenirs. The Leh palace and the castle at Tsemo stand like sentinels, watching over the city.
Day 11:- Leh to Hunder (Nubra Valley) 150km
The Khardung-la pass is often known as the highest motor-able road in the world. The Nubra valley looks like a different world altogether. Sand dunes and Bactarian camels dot the region.
Day 12:- Hunder to Pangong Tso via Warila Pass 230km
Head for the relatively less traveled Wari-la pass towards Pangong tso, a lake known for its vibrant hues.
Day 13:-PangongTso to Tso Kar (210 km)
This drive is considered the best and goes through the least travelled regions in the Himalayas. From the brilliant blues of the Tso-moriri to the brackish waters of the Tso-kar.
Day 14:- Tso Kar to Sarchu (200 km)
This ride will take you from Tso Kar or white lake to the beautiful campsite of Sarchu, the gateway to the mighty Baralacha pass.
Day 15:- Sarchu to Manali, (250Km)
The famous Manali-Leh road. Unparalled in beauty, vistas and the number of passes that dot this road.
Please note that if we have issues with the Inner Line Permits due to problems at the Indo-China border, then we have to take Leh – Tso Moriri direct route)
All our packages come with:
Accommodation on twin sharing basis at good places & tents.
Visas and Permits
Two meals (Breakfast and Dinner) for all days .
Guidance to best places for Meals at pay and eat (if required).
Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
Experienced mechanic with spare parts.
Medical backup: An experienced doctor accompanies you on the trip. Oxygen (O2) & AMS pack available.
Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet & more.
All trip photos.
Things to carry list with Map.
Royal Enfield 500 cc / Himalayan 410cc Bike / SUV for trip. (Fuel Extra)
Pick and Drop from Airport (for the entire group in one go)
Our packages do not include::
Extra days (we will manage or book your stay for you)
Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat (if outside the venue) .
Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any).
Fuel of Bike/self drive SUV.
Domestic Air flight ticket (We can assist you in booking).
Any damage/fine will be chargeable.
Any expenses of personal nature or optional tours, extra meals, starters (alcohol, mineral water, soft drinks etc.).
Extra guide fee, camera & video fee ,tips, insurance, laundry and phone
Cost for Indian nationals:
Rider: INR 71500
Pillion: INR 51500
Cost for foreign nationals
Rider: USD 2650
Pillion: USD 2450