Extreme Zanskar and Ladakh lakes via new Route (“Shinku La)”
TRIP DATE :
JUNE TO OCT
TYPE OF ROAD :
FRESHLY PAVED TO ROUGH TRACKS 50-50
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY :
CLEAR 90% TIME TEMP BETWEEN 25 AND 5 DEGREES CELSIUS
STAY TYPE :
HOTEL / SWISS TENT – GUEST HOUSE
MAX ALTITUDE :
Day 1 – Pickup from Kullu Airpot
Day 2 – Manali – Jispa via Rohtang Pass
Day 3 – Jispa – Purne via Shinkula Pass
Day 4 – Purne – Padum after 16km Monastery hike
Day 5 – Padum – Lamayaru via Sir Sir la & Singi la
Day 6 – Lamayaru – Leh
Day 7 – Leh – relax and highest mountain site seen.
Day 8 – Leh – Dha hanu
Day 9 – Dha hanu – Rangdum
Day 10 – Rangdum – Padum via Panzi la
Day 11 – Padum – Kelong via Shingo la
Day 12 – kelong – Manali via Atual tunnal
Day 13 – Manali – Kullu Airport drop
Highlights – Our Ladakh Tour was founded after our 15 years of experience with motorcycle expeditions to Ladakh. The route is full of unexpected surprises, undiscovered routes and unmapped territories. This route is the “Holy Grail” of all the ways leading to Ladakh because of its anonymity. This is very challenging tour which requires experienced riding skills, a sense of adventure and flexibility due to the extreme weather and road conditions.
This Route covers around 2000 kms and massive altitude variations. The roads range from meandering smooth tarmac roads to gravel, sand and mere dust.
We will take you toa mystical “river journey” to wild Zanskar Valley, hidden in the remotest reaches of the Himalayas. After Crossing Jispa , we enter into, beautiful scenery and hard rocky roads to Purne ,while crossing Shanku-La (5100m). Purne is rightly called as the “Gateway to Himalayas” and the eventual destination is Padum. From Padum the journey transcends to Rangden which is a rugged valley with towering mountain view. Post that there is a steady climb to Penzi La pass (4,400 m). We’ll be passing enormous glaciers on our way into the valley.
After exploring Zanskar, get to know the highlights of the Indus Valley. Finally we touch the mighty Khardung-La, the highest pass in the world, at 5,605 meters!. This is the first tour to take you on 15 extremely high Himalayan passes – we’ll be hitting altitudes of over 5,000 meters five times and crossing through 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 situated on the border region of Tibet , with all the lakes at an altitude of 4500 meters. We’ll spend 15 days on the road in Ladakh.
- Accommodation for 13 days on twin sharing basis at clean comfortable rooms& tents.
- All meals for 13 days
- Detailed idea of the local cuisine and the culture
- 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 and medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
- LWR Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet more.
- All trip photos.
- Things to carry list and a map
- Royal Enfield 500 cc / Himalayan 410cc Bike /Suzuki Gypsy 4×4 for trip. (Fuel Extra)
- Pick up and drop from the airport IXL (But in Group )
- Stay for extra days ( but we will manage to book it for you)
- Extra food consumed outside the place of stay
- Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
- Fuel of Bike/Jeep.
- Domestic Air flight ticket ( But we will manage to book it for you)
- Any damage/fine/ cost.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (alcoholic, mineral, soft drinks, aerated drinks) etc.
Extra guide fee, camera & video fee ,tips, insurance, laundry and phone calls.
LET’S HAVE FUN.
DAY 1 = FLY TO MANALI (KULLU) 1 hours flying
From Delhi international airport DEL, you took domestic flight for KUU from Kullu Airport our team will pick you and after 30km drive, Hotel Meet and greet with Planet Way Round representative. Overnight at hotel in Manali with acclimatization
DAY 2= MANALI – JISPA VIA ROTHANG PASS
After intro and pickup we have some kind warm-up ride to Jispa, its just 140 km river over the pass and heading to Lahual valley, its our 1st Swiss luxury kind camp night stay. At river side.
DAY 3= JISPA – PURNI VIA SHANGO LA PASS
After Breakfast we start our tour towards Zanskar on just new open Road, its bit hard but with best landscape. this day is not much for riding as km , only 90km ,, but its takes time to cross Shingo la pass and pictures with grand mountain Gumbo Ranjan ( Mahakal ) and river crossing etc , tonight we stay at very 30 people Village, at Home stay and local tents.
DAY 4 = PURANI – PADUM
Ealy morning quick Hike or track till Phuktal Gompa just 6km one side hike for hidden Monastery, after meal from our camp site we ride to Padum which is just around 50km , tonight we stay at nice Guest house with hot meal and running water.
DAY 5 = PADUM – LAMAYURU VIA SIRSIR LA PASS AND SINGI LA PASS
This is bit hard day,, because this rout just open Aug 2020 , and its fun road made for 4×4 vehicles which connect us to Leh – srinagar highway with off road short cut, around 200km ride will cover in day light, night stay at Lamayaru Hotels.
DAY 6 = LAMAYURU – LEH VIA ALCHI
After Attend Morning Monastery Pray section, we head towards Leh 150km on good mountain rout, with lunch stop at Alchi Gompa, and night stay at Leh city near market Hotel.
DAY 7 = LEH DAY OFF OR OPTIONAL TRIP TO THE TOP OF KHARDUNG LA PASS
No ride today , our service team check our bikes , you can took cab or local bike/Motorcycle take quick 40km ride till top of world or visit nearby city all historic monasteries. at night you are free for market visit to buy souvenirs and tastes the local food
DAY 8 = LEH – DAH- Hanu Aryan Village
Its easy day after breakfast we ride back long with indus river and from khalsar heading towards old Indus Aryan civilization at Dha Hanu ,, we sleep at one of these villages with local Aryan peoples.
DAY 9 = DAH – RANGDUM / 200km
Today is long day , After quick meal riding towards Kargil town , on the way cross Batalik Battle field and Pass, at kargil we stop for refill fuel and heading towards Suru valley and Nun-Kun mountain range, on this day we stay at Randum Swiss camps under with Randum Gompa.
DAY 10 = RANGDUM – PADUM VIA PANZI LA PASS
This day is very exiting 120km ride we heading Padum along with Drang Drung Glisaer and cross Panzi lass pass, Night stay at Padum Guest house.
DAY 11 = PADUM – KEYLONG
Start early morning heading towards keylong 160km drive, Its long day of off road trail with repeat view from another side of valley. Warm stay at Town hotel.
DAY 12 = KEYLONG – MANALI VIA ROHTANG ATTAL TUNEL
This is last day easy ride under the tunnel to Manali , today is party day.
DAY 13 = FLY OUT FROM MANALI
Drop at Airport
DUE TO THE PLANNED OPENING OF NEW ROADS IN LADAKH, CONNECTING THE ZANSKAR VALLEY WITH LEH – MANALI HIGHWAY, THE ROUTE MAY CHANGE FAVORABLY.-Day 1- Leh