Extreme Zanskar and Lakes of Ladakh

Our Ladakh Tour is founded on our 15 years of experience with motorcycle expeditions in Ladakh. You can expect new tracks, passes and highlights never before offered on an organized motorcycle tour. This is the first tour to take on Zanskar & extremely high Himalayan passes, This is a challenging tour. Solid riding skills, a sense of adventure and flexibility are a must when taking part in our Himalayan expeditions, which cover around 2000 km and considerable altitude differences. Road conditions vary from freshly paved to rough tracks.
This tour is a mystical “river journey” to wild Zanskar Valley, hidden in the remotest reaches of the Himalayas.


After crossing rocky valleys and passes to the mouth of the Suru River near Kargil, the gateway to Zanskar Valley. Our route takes us up the wild, rugged valley on a steady climb to Penzi La pass (4,400 m) the only road into Zanskar. We’ll be passing enormous glaciers on our way into the valley. We’ll slowly work our way up the rough tracks to our destination in Padum.


After exploring Zanskar, get to know the highlights of the Indus Valley. And last but not least, the ultimate high point – one that can also be measured in terms of altitude – the Khardung La, the highest pass in the world, at 5,605 meters!. This is the first tour to take on 14 extremely high Himalayan passes – we’ll be hitting altitudes of over 5,000 meters five times and tackling the two highest passes in the world! The route covers all of the highlights of the ancient Buddhist Kingdom of Ladakh, as well as the three most beautiful Himalayan lakes in the border region to Tibet – all at altitudes of more than 4,500 meters. We’ll spend 15 days on the road in Ladakh.

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 no ride 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 ride. 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 ride 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 Moriri lake 210 km
Post Breakfast we ride along with Indus rider 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

Inclusions
All our packages come with:
All 14 Nights accommodation on 2 sharing basis at good ROOMS & tents.
All meal 14 days .
Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
Backup Jeep full way
Experienced Guide full way
Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
Experienced mechanic with Spare Parts.
Experienced Doctor Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet more.
All trip photos.
Things to carry list with Map.
Suzuki Gypsy 4×4 for trip. (Fuel Extra)
Pick and Drop from Airport IXL (But in Group )

Exclusions:
Stay of extra days ( but we manage or book for you)
Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue) .
Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
Fuel of Bike/Jeep.
Domestic Air flight ticket ( But we manage or Book for You )
Any damage/fine/ cost.
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone

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