Zanskar Premium Motorcycle Tour

Buddhist kingdoms of the western Himalayas

Zanskar Premium Motorcycle Tour

Transverse through the remotest

Secrets of Himalayan Expedition

Leh – SuruValley – Padum - Purnee – Photoskar - Leh (12 Days)

Why visit Zanskar? Because it`s path less travelled or because the most isolated of all Himalayan valleys are cut off from the rest of the world for over 9 months of the year? The wide views and sceneries, ancient cave monasteries, adventurous ride terrains, the unique social practice of polyandry are more than a reason to ride along one of the largest glaciers. The mountains of Zanskar & land of unique traditions call for a visit.

Tent & Star Hotels.

Accommodation

Moderate+

Riding Skill Required

2700Kms

Journey

Royal Enfield 411CC Himalayan

Motorcycles

60% Paved
& 40% Unpaved

Tour Type

5 to 7 hrs with
Drink & Photo stops

Daily ride hours

12 Days total
Tour Duration

Leh, India (IXL)

Fly In

Leh, India (IXL)

Fly Out

10 Person

Minimum Group

25 Person

Maximum Group

Tour Highlights

Why ride with Dream Riders

For Zanskar Tour ?

The best-rated tour operator

History repeats itself. The proverb is true even in adventure services too. Since 2009, We have been constantly rated excellent across various platforms - 5-star on TripAdvisor, 5-Star on Facebook and 4.9-star on Google with over 600 reviews. Why and how? Do check all the reviews and learn it yourself. We have a legacy to maintain.

Trail Ready Nurturing

By setting the right expectation, we lay the foundation of the tour. On step 1, This is not an ordinary tour. It's a trail expedition - rerouting, skipping and tiresome days as common. As the second step, We evaluate an adventure lover and nurture him/her for the terrain. We assist you through phone and email in shopping, packing and getting ready. Lastly, we create an ice-breaking platform for the group before the tour itself. With these, steps you are not just ready to face the trail but blend well with everyone on the tour.

The X Factor

In the tours we conduct, nearly 30% of clients are either repeat clients coming for the second or third tour or are the clients who were referred by a friend/family who had travelled with Dream Riders. Why? this X factor is hard to mould in words. It can be warm hospitality, a friendly team or an extra mile effort to keep you safe etc. It is different for each individual. It is different for each individual. Travel with us once & uncover it yourself.

The No False Hopes Approach

The terrain and locations we serve are harsh and remote. Every amenity is a luxury there. Roads and weather change momentarily, blocking our path. In such places, ethics make the core of our company culture. We believe in a transparent sales approach, with no false commitments. We say 'no' to any service we are unable to serve on the terrain.

Unmatched Hospitality at Hotels/ Camps

Riding on the Himalayas is tough. What's tougher is finding caring and warm hospitality on such altitudes. Except for Purnee, the accommodation we offer in these places is deluxe and semi-deluxe with fantastic service history (You may call them equivalent to 3* and 4* properties on the mountains). So, after a tough day of the ride, let your body relax and rejuvenate at these cosy stays. At Purnee, facilities like a private room, attached washroom, Geyser or any bathing facility is not available. You can pay 100 rupees for half a bucket of warm water for brushing and other things.

Expert Assistance and on Terrain service

We don't like the concept of outsourcing. The Road Captain cum Tour manager with you on this trip has been part of Dream riders on multiple expeditions. He/ she will suggest the best ways to tackle different kinds of terrain. A mechanic will accompany to maintain the bike regularly and look after the required fixes on the mountains. You will also receive the services of a spare rider in an emergency situation. And no need to worry about the luggage. The luggage will be carried in the backup Vehicle (Bolero Camper) along with the quick Medical kit, Oxygen cylinder and spare parts of the bikes.

Exclusive destinations

We alter our travel itinerary to add a new destination or new experience. With us, you travel to hidden gems which are beyond regular tourists due to lack of limelight or infrastructure or any such reason. We are sure that a repeat rider will find newness when he rides on the same tour.

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Tour Cost

Indian Nationals

Own Motorcycle Rented Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle Passenger in SUV
Per Person Solo Rider Rider & Pillion Per Person
49000 75000 64000 64000

Foriegn Nationals

Rented Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorcycle Passenger in SUV
Solo Rider Rider & Pillion Per Person
1600 1400 1400

Inclusion

• Royal Enfield 411 CC Himalayan motorcycle for the tour
• Quality twin-share accommodation (Tent, Deluxe Hotel & 3 Star )
• Portable Camping at Photoskar
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner
• Experienced Road Captain
• Experienced Mechanic
• One Spare Rider for emergency
• Bonfire Activity Once during tour
• Oxygen Cylinder and Basic Medical amenities
• Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
• Group pickup and Drop to Leh Airport (IXL)
• All Inner Line Permits for Restricted Area and all Tolls
• Activities and Visits to make the experience truly Memorable

Exclusion

• Applicable Government GST Tax
• Your two-way travel to Leh Airport (IXL)
• Lunches on all days
• Fuel for the ride
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal Expenses (Snacks, bottled water, Juice, Porter Etc)
• Any spares consume during the ride
• Monument Entry Charges and Camel Ride / Horse Ride.
• INR 10,000 refundable security deposit for the motorcycle
• Single Occupancy add-on: INR 29,000
• Optional rental for the helmet, knee guards and jacket
• Anything not mentioned in Tour Inclusions
• Any Hotel, Subsistence or other cost incurred prior to the official start date of the tour and after the official end date of the tour.

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Upcoming Fixed Departures

06 August to 17 August 2022 - Available
20 August to 31 August 2022 - Available
03 September to 14 September 2022 - Available

Group of 6 or more & Dates don't suites you?

Custom Zanskar Tour

Secrets of Himalayan Expedition

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Motorcycle Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Leh

Leh Alt. - 11500Ft
Julley Traveller!

The adventure journey to the land of Lion (Shingo La) will start from Leh city. You fly directly to Leh Airport. Take a single dose of Diamox after breakfast to help you acclimatise to sudden altitude changes and adapt to the thin air. Our team will assist you in Airport pickup and check-in at the hotel. Stay hydrated and don't run around the hotel. We will meet in the evening for a brief introduction and orientation of the tour. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Transfers – Group pick up from Airport to Hotel
  • Stay – 3 Star hotel
  • Included meals – Dinner

Day 2 - Leh – Dah Hanu

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Dah hanu Alt. – 14800 ft

After breakfast, we will ride on the smoothest highway of the trip. On the way, you will come across Magnetic Hill and the river confluence. Later, you will ride on the narrow cliff roads to the last Aryan village –The Brokpa Community; you just have to follow the Indus River. Out of the five villages, just Dah and Hanu are open to visitors. They are believed to be the decedents of Alexander the Great. You would be surprised to see the greenery and the vegetation in the Batalik region in contrast with the Leh. Explore the unique cultural practices including polyandry, Groom paying bride price among others. Overnight stay and dinner at the Aryan villages.

  • Stay – 4 Star hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Dah Hanu – Kargil / Suru Valley

Dah hanu Alt. – 14800 ft Suru Valley Alt. – 9850 ft

We will utilize the morning to interact with Aryans. You may buy farm fresh Apricot as well as Apricot Jam. Later, you will hop on your vehicles to continue your journey to another Ladakhi Town known for the Indo Pak war of 1999. We ask the Indus to lead us to Batallik. We will make another stop gaze into the beauty there. Later, we will descend gradually to Kargil city. After having tea at Kargil, we will continue to the grain bowl of Ladakh and Zanskar. On the ride, you will come across Suru valley which is irrigated by the Himalayan waters of Suru River. The Suru river makes the soil of the valley mineral-rich and fertile. Night stay and dinner at Suru valley camp.

  • Stay – Portable Camping
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Suru Valley – Rangdum

Suru Valley Alt. – 9850 ft Rangdum Alt. - 11998 ft

After breakfast, ride through the most treacherous road journey in the Zanskar valley. Ride along the Suru River, a tributary of the Indus River, to the source of the river - Drang Drung Glacier. Witness Nun Kun glacier en route destination. The number of human inhabitants will keep falling to Zero only to be seen again at Rangdum. After checking in, feel free to go around the city but get back to the hotel to safeguard yourself against the freezing wind of the valley. Enjoy the Leisure stay at Rangdum.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Rangdum – Padum

Rangdum Alt. - 11998 ft Padum Alt. - 12037 ft

Today when we ride to carry the stomach pleasers - water, snacks etc with us. Stretch today is completely barren with negligible mankind or any other. As you start riding this day, you reach the origin of rivers and Zanskari culture. We will stop at the top when we ride across the Pensi La pass. We will let you take photos of Statso - Langtso Lake & at the distant view of Durung Drung glacier. Later, we will continue to explore a different side to Tibetan culture in the Zanskar valley with unique traditions like polyandrous marriage. Soak in with the locals, meet them, greet them and understand the valley of food and copper. Enjoy the night at a Padum hotel.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Padum – Shingo La – Purnee

Padum Alt. - 12037 ft Purne 12,150 ft

Today the ride day is a relatively short and yet rough ride. The view is beautiful, we agree. Almost zero human presence is a sign of how hostile the weather can be there during winters. The route is highly unexplored. On the way, we will stop at the Gumbok Rangan viewpoint for a few photos. The mountain is considered Holy. Later, you will face water crossing and absolute dirt trails. The mountain pass trail is difficult even for experienced riders. Pose with pride at 16580 Ft mountain pass. Later, we will trace back our route to Purne. Overnight stay at a homestay / Tent at Purne. A private room is a luxury that is not available at the Purnee Homestay.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Purnee – Phuktal – Purnee

Purne 12,150 ft

Bathing facilities are not available at Purne homestay. You can avail half a bucket of hot water for 100 Rupees. After breakfast, we will leave for Phugtal Gompa, the largest Gompa in Zanskar. If you are not a trekker-level fit, you should stay back at the homestay. It is believed to be visited by just over two thousand visitors by now. Now, it is your turn. Trek on the narrow ledge of the mountain to visit the monastery. Read scriptures and meditate with the monks. We will ride back to Purnee after the visit. Overnight stay at the homestay.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Purnee – Padum

Purne 12,150 ft Padum Alt. - 12037 ft

After breakfast, we will travel back to Padum. While riding today, notice the small things on the road you missed earlier. Upon reaching Padum, feel free to explore the small town. Padum is populated with around 700 inhabitants. Overnight stay at Padum.

  • Stay – Deluxe Hotel / Swiss Tent with attached washroom
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Padum Rest Day / Local

Padum Alt. - 12037 ft

Zangla is the start point for several extreme treks including the chadar trek. Today, you have the option to take complete rest or to explore the ruins of Zangla palace. After exploring the Zangla, we will travel back to Padum. Upon reaching back to Padum, you can go out to explore Pibiting Gompa, Thongde & Karsha Monastery. Overnight stay at Padum.

  • Stay – 3 Star Hotel
  • Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Padum – Ulley / photoskar

Padum Alt. - 12037 ft Photoskar Alt. - 13779 ft

Did you find the route on the Google Map? I bet you did not. The route is the most difficult patch on this entire journey. This new route is maintained by BRO. You will encounter unfamiliar challenges on this new route. We will trade through the slippery slopes of the roads along the popular Chadar Trek route. On the route, you get some relief and other mankind at Lingshed. Take a sip of hot tea there. Later, we will travel further towards Ladakh. We will stay close to Leh city at Photoskar/ Ulley.

  • Transfer: Group transfer to Leh Airport
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Photoskar/ Ulley – Leh

Photoskar Alt. - 13779 ft Leh Altitude - 11500Ft

After Breakfast, We will head towards NH 1D to Leh. With the short ride to Leh, relax at Leh hotel. You can go out to explore the city and shop around in the market. Overnight stay at Leh.

  • Transfer: Group transfer to Leh Airport
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Depart

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft

After breakfast, we meet again to say bid farewell to each other & cheer the moments of togetherness. Our team will bid adieu to you. We will drop in the group at the airport at a fixed time. Julley!

  • Transfer: Group transfer to Leh Airport
  • Included Meals: Breakfast

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