ZANSKAR PARADISE TOUR
TRIP DATE :
MAY TO AUGUST
12 N-13 DAYS
TYPE OF ROAD :
GRAVEL 50%, OFF RAOD 50%
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY :
5 TO 30
STAY TYPE :
Home stay / Guest House
MAX ALTITUDE :
Day 2: Leh To Kargil (200 Kms)
Day 3: Kargil to Rangdum, 130 Kms.
Day 4: Rangdum to Padum, 90Km.
Day 5: Explore Zanskar valley (Padum)
Day 6: Padum (Zanskar Valley) to Parkachik, 170 km
Day 7: Parkachik to Dha (160km)
Day 8: Dah to Lamayuru (100 kilometers / 68 miles)
Day 9: Lamayuru to Leh (140 kilometers / 87 miles)
Day 10: Leh to Pangong tso Lake till Spanmik village ( 156 km / 100 miles)
Day 11: Pangong Tso – Nubra via Wari La pass or Shyok Village route (220 kilometers / 131 miles)
Day 12: Nubra – Khardung La pass – Leh (18,300 feet), (160 kilometers / 99 miles)
Day 13: Leh
About Ladakh Motorcycling
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. 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.
- All 12 Nights’ accommodation on 2 sharing basis in Good ROOMS & tents
- All 3 meal 13days .
Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any at big city).
- 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 or Medical backup assistant with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
- Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet and more.
All trip photos.
- Things to carry list with Map.
Royal Enfield 500 cc STD / Himalayan 410 cc bike/ Suzuki Gypsy 4×4 for trip. (Fuel Extra)
- Pick and Drop from Airport Leh(But in Group )
- Stay of extra days ( but we manage or book for you)
- Domestic Air flight ticket ( But we manage or Book for You)
- Extra food Like Stators/ Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat (if any outside the venue)
- Extra Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
Fuel of Bike / Jeep .
- 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
Cost for foreign nationals
Rider – USD 2350
Pillion – USD 2150
LET’S HAVE FUN.
Detailed Itinerary :
Meet and greet with Planet Way Round representative. Overnight at hotel in Leh with acclimatization.
Day 1- Leh explore with hotel stay
Arrive in Leh and stay in a hotel with acclimatization.
Day 2- Leh to Kargil (200 kilometers / 124 miles)
At the start of the tour, you will enjoy the beautiful green valley and drive with Indus river cross Moon landscape, Lamayuru (Oldest Monastery in Ladakh) and Giant Maitreya at Mulbekh. Then, descend into Baltistan valley to the garrison city of Kargil, the gateway to Zanskar valley. A hotel at the top of town (2,600 meters) will be your home for the night.
Day 3 – Kargil to Rangdum (130 kilometers / 81 miles)
You will drive for Rangdum through the beautiful, wild Suru valley. You’ll be leaving paved roads behind today, continuing on a dusty track at average speeds of around 20 – 40 kilometers per hour, ascending to the herdsman’s village of Parkachik, and reaching Rangdum.
Day 4 – Rangdum to Padum (90 kilometers / 56 miles)
Starting from Rangdum in the morning, today, you’ll ascend the adventurous track further until you reach Pansi La pass (4,401 meters) and visit the tiny Rangdum mountain monastery before descending along a huge glacier at the entrance to Zanskar valley and reaching Padum valley.
Day 5 – Explore Zanskar valley (Padum)
Today will be no ride. You will visit area surrounding the Padum, the only small town in Zanskar. Only around 1,000 people live here in the summer. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Karsha Monastery, a medieval oasis of peace and an important center of the Buddhist faith. You’ll be spending the night in the best guest house in Zanskar, at an altitude of approximately 3,500.
Day 6 – Padum (Zanskar valley) to Parkachik (170 kilometers / 106 miles)
Your return trip will start with a longer ride. You’ll be crossing Pansi La pass (4,401 meters) and spending another night on a meadow near Parkachik Glacier.
Day 7 – Parkachik to Dha (160km)
Descending through Suru valley to Kargil, you will come across your first filling station in 250 kilometers. Crossing the Hambothng La pass 4024m and enters in Batalik area, this part of world famous for pure Aryan tribal villages and wild apricot and walnuts forests, night stay Dha or Hanu small village with feel old Aryan culture.
Day 8 – Dah to Lamayuru (100 kilometers / 68 miles)
Small walk in the village and meet with kids and old Aryan people. Tour starts along the Indus river until Lamyaru via Khalsar. You will reach the Lamayuru monastery and set up there at an altitude of around 3,800 meters.
Day 9 – Lamayuru to Leh (140 kilometers / 87 miles)
You’ll have the opportunity to witness the morning meditation in the mornastery. It’s an unforgettable experience. Next, you will go to a steep descent to the Indus Valley. Your next track starts at the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers. About 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) along the wild Zanskar river to Chilling, a village of coppersmiths, is one of the most breathtaking motorcycle routes anywhere in the Himalayas. You’ll be reaching Leh in the afternoon.
Day 10 – Leh to Pangong tso Lake till Spanmik village ( 156 km / 100 miles)
After breakfast, you leave for Pangong Tso (14,500 feet) through Chang La pass (17,350 feet). It is the third highest motorbike road in the world. Arrive in Pangong Tso which is the highest saltwater lake in the world shared by two countries, India and China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. Overnight in a Swiss camps.
Day 11 – Pangong Tso – Nubra via Wari La pass or Shyok Village route (220 kilometers / 131 miles)
After breakfast, you will ride to Nubra and cross some new routes which few riders or people have covered. On the way, you get an excellent view of great Karakoram range.and visit Diskit Gompa and hunder sand Dunes Lunch en route and overnight at Nubra Valley in green farm camps.
Day 12 – Nubra – Khardung La pass – Leh (18,300 feet), (160 kilometers / 99 miles)
It’s the summit! It’s time for the world’s highest motorable road, the Khardung La pass (18,380 feet). Later, you’ll return to your headquarters in Leh. The afternoon is free to relax, shop, or visit the Shanti Stupa at sunset. Dinner will be at the best Tibetan place.
Day 13 – Leh
After Breakfast our team drop you at Airport for fly back home.