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Join Planet Way Round in this extreme tour exploring Zanskar and Ladakh lakes. This tour is founded on Planet Way Round’s 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 and extremely high Himalayan passes. Feel the thrilling experiences as you ride along with your bike!
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Your accommodations for this motorcycle tour is good rooms on two sharing basis in 3-star Hotels, Guesthouses, and Swiss Deluxe Tents (toilet bath attached ).
Leh - Mahey Resort or Similar
Kargil - BaruLa Hotel or Similar
Rangdum - 14000Ft GuestHouse or Nun Kune Swiss camp
Padum - Omasila Guest House or Similar
Parkachik - Tourist Bungalow or Home stay
Dha - Home stay or Guest House
Lamayuru / Alchi - Moon Land Hotel - Alchi Resort or similar
Pangong lake - Deluxe Lake side swiss Tents Pangong Heritage or Similar
Nubra valley - Royal Riders Swiss Camp or Similar
This is a challenging tour. Solid riding skills, a sense of adventure, and flexibility are a must when taking part in the Himalayan expeditions, which cover around 2,000 kilometers 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, there is the gateway to Zanskar valley. The route takes you up the wild, rugged valley on a steady climb to Pansi La pass (4,400 meters), the only road into Zanskar. You’ll be passing enormous glaciers on your way into the valley. You’ll slowly work your way up the rough tracks to your destination in Padum.
After exploring Zanskar, get to know the highlights of the Indus Valley. Last but not least, enjoy 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.
You’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. You’ll spend 13 days on the road in Ladakh.
Meet and greet with Planet Way Round representative. Overnight at hotel in Leh with acclimatization.
Arrive in Leh and stay in a hotel with acclimatization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After Breakfast our team drop you at Airport for fly back home.
Upon arrival, you will receive Planet Way Round made route map with detailed program.
With an interesting story behind his peculiar nickname that he loves to narrate when asked, Rahul Chauhan a.k.a MAT is very well-known and respected among the Indian biking fraternity. A doctor by education and a traveler at heart, he lives life as simple village boy. MAT has been riding through the length and breadth of India since the late 90s. His knowledge and experience of traveling in India and Asia is unparalleled. He is also a bit of a grease monkey and loves getting his hands dirty, modifying, and restoring old bikes and cars occasionally.
Sheetal is a Civil & Structural Engineer who occasionally feels that she might get stuck in an office in the buildings. Sheetal Baranth a.k.a CHERRY makes and turns into an audacious backpacker and an energetic traveler as soon as she can. She loves traversing non-traded paths and loves interacting with people. She is the scribe and the motivator of the team. Cherry also takes yoga classes in a tour. Cherry has traveled extensively pan India and has led many camping and photography tours in North and Central India.
This tour will take you from Srinagar to Leh. Along the way, you will visit Kargil, Rangdum, Padum, Parkachik, Lamayuru, Nubra Valley, Tsunder, and Pangong tso Lake . This tour will also take you to some amazing passes and lakes.
During this tour, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner at either the hotel or while on the road. Everyday you get the best food with local Indian taste and flavor for all hotels and resorts and camps Buffy best healthy breakfast with Indian and western touch. Lunch serves on the way at running Ladakhi and local food joint with local Ladakhi and Tibetan taste. Dinner will be at hotel and resort or camp where you stay. On some places, we can plan to visit the best city restaurant to taste local food.
At Delhi and Leh city its available
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Planet Way Round will pick you up from the airport.
Planet way round arrange or book you domestic flight also ( Cost around 150-250 USD) both way. If you Like.
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