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Zanskar Valley

Dates: July - Sep, 2022

Cost: INR 49,000* / USD 749*

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 breathtaking landscapes such as Drang-drung glacier, Shinku la, Padum etc.

Key Information

  • Skill level : Advanced (touring & off-road experience mandatory)

  • Total Distance : 1600 kms

  • Terrain : 60% asphalt & 40% off-road

  • Daily rides : 180 kms approx

  • Duration : 9 days (8 days of riding)

  • Accommodation types : Hotel rooms / Guest houses / Homestays / Camps

  • Ride Start & End : Leh

 

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the recently opened roads/trails in Zanskar

  • Conquer the high mountain passes such as Shinku la (16,703 ft) & Sirsi la

  • 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 Shilla waterfalls

What's Included?

  • Overnights stay on a two sharing basis

  • Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner

  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals 

  • Backup vehicle with driver to carry your luggage

  • Mechanic support

  • Experienced English-speaking Ride captains

  • All permits & parking fees

  • All entry fees  

 

Exclusions

  • To & fro Air or train or bus fare to Leh

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature 

  • Alcoholic beverages 

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

  • Motorcycle and Fuel

 

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 Ladakh, 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-checkup 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.

 

Bikes available for rent:

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan, Hero Xpulse 200 FI. 

  • Rental charges are extra and not included in the package cost. 

  • Price varies depending on the make and model of the bike and its subject to availability.

  • Helmet and Riding jacket available for rent at extra charge and subject to availability.

 

Please note that Ladakh is geographically located at a very sensitive part of the country and geo-political situations can change at any point of time. In case of adverse weather conditions or any travel restrictions are placed by the government due to political situations or Covid-19 restrictions, Twisted Trails Adventures will adhere to the rules and can modify the route or cancel the tour as per the government's guidelines. 

For inquiries or further details, please reach out to us.