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Zanskar  Trails

10-Days Guided Motorcycle Expedition
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Dates: July - Sep, 2022

Rider Cost: USD 1450 / INR 89,000

Overview

Least traveled, extreme weather, hundreds of years old monasteries, snow capped mountain peaks, freezing cold water crossing - Zanskar valley, has it all. This tour is not for the faint-hearted as every day of the ride presents you with different challenges but also with breath-taking landscapes such as Drang-drung glacier, Lingshed, Photoksar etc.

SKILL

Advanced

DURATION

10 Days / 9 Nights

START & END

Leh

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels / Guest houses or Camps 

SUPPORT VEHICLE

Included

DISTANCE

1600 Kms

GROUP SIZE

15 Max / 10 Min

DAILY RIDES

100 - 200 Kms

TERRAIN

60% Tarmac

40% Off-road

MECHANIC

Included

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the recently opened roads/trails in Zanskar

  • Visit Rangdum, Lingshed & Lamayuru monasteries

  • Trek the Phutgal monastery in Darcha

  • Pose for a selfie with Drang-Drung glacier in the backdrop

  • Take a dip in the icy-cold water by the Sheela waterfalls

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers to/from Leh

  • Overnights stay on a two sharing basis in 3-star hotel rooms or guest houses or Swiss tents

  • Breakfast and Dinners on tour days

  • Coffee/Tea/Soft drinks and Bottled-water

  • Experienced English-speaking Ride Captain & Tour Leader

  • 4X4 Pickup truck as backup vehicle to carry the luggage & spares

  • Mechanic for the entire tour

  • All permits & Entry-fees for planned sightseeing places

  • Complimentary T-Shirts

  • First-Aid kit & Oxygen cylinders

Exclusions

  • Airfare & Visa

  • Cost of Lunch is not included

  • Damages to the motorcycle

  • Any expense incurred due to unforeseen circumstances like landslides, earthquakes, accidents etc

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature such as snacks, alcohol, table drinks, laundry, tips to drivers or local guides or to any hotel staff.

  • Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend you arrange an appropriate insurance in your home country

Things to Carry

  • Passport & Visa (For Foreigners)

  • Original Driving License / International Driving Permit

  • DOT/ECE/ISI Full face helmet

  • Riding Gear (Jacket, Riding Pants or Jeans with protective knee guards, Gloves & Boots)

  • Rain gear

  • Thermals (Base/Mid layer for cold protection)

  • Polarized Sunglasses

  • Hydration pack (Optional)

  • Sun screen lotion

  • Prescription medicines if any

  • Spare power glasses if applicable

Packages 

Rental Bike (Royal Enfield Himalayan + Petrol)

Rider Cost - USD 1450 / INR 89000

 

Seat in Backup Vehicle (with Diesel)

​Per person - USD 1150

Photography Package (Optional)

Portrait/Action Photoshoot by a professional Photographer in most scenic backgrounds during the tour with minimum of 20 printable HD pictures.

Per person - USD 150 / INR 10,000/-

 

Note:

A refundable security deposit of USD 150 / INR 10000 is payable for each motorcycle for any minor damages during the tour.

Safety & Precautions

This tour is termed as an Adventure motorcycle tour because of the various challenges it presents. Apart from the mind-blowing landscapes and various vistas you get to see, there is also the excitement of riding a motorcycle in such inhospitable terrains and treacherous roads.

 

Out of the many things that you need to be prepared for a trip to Himalayas, the most important thing is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Since we will be climbing very high altitudes in a short span of time on multiple occasions and riding in border roads with politically sensitive regions, it is mandatory to follow the safety precautions set by the organizers for your own safety. Also, you are advised to get a health check-up done not more than 15 days before the start of the trip and provide a copy to the organizers. Other safety precautions will be shared during the briefing on Day 1 before the start of the tour.