Overview

Ladakh Explorations & Expeditions are our favorite series of events of the year! It gets exciting every year as we keep adding on some extra adventure! This time we witness the culturally and visually vibrant Gustor Festival. We will be riding our Royal Enfields on those long serene roads and completely off roads with views you will never see anywhere else; camping in the wilderness and dancing around the campfire; and creating everlasting memories! It is definitely an adventure of a lifetime! ____________________________________________________________________________________

Riding difficulty – Moderate (Depending on the season & water level on the road)
Riding days – 6 days (Day 2 – Day 7)

Average riding duration – 6 to 7 hours every day
Average riding distance – 120 to 150 km every day

Main Attractions   Kargil, Srinagar​, Rangdum,Padum, Sheila
Passes & Altitude – Pensi La(14000 ft) , Zoji La(11,578 ft)

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The costing is as follows:

SUV - Rs. 35000 per person

Royal Enfield Double sharing (500cc) - Rs. 39000 per person

Royal Enfield Solo riding (350cc) - Rs. 45000 per person

Royal Enfield Solo riding(500cc) - Rs. 46000 per person

Himalayan Double sharing - Rs. 40400 per person

Himalayan Solo riding - Rs. 48000 per person

 

7 Nights 8 Days 5th - 12th July 2020
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Bike, helmet and fuel for riders 
  • Stay in the guest house and Swiss tents
  • Dinner and Breakfast
  • Mechanic and support vehicle during riding days
  • Oxygen cylinder and first aid kit
  • Environmental fees and Inner Line Permits
  • Pick up from Srinagar Airport and Drop to Leh Airport

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST- 5% extra
  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Entry ticket of Monasteries & Monuments
  • Lunch and Snacks/Beverages
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions
Highlights

 

  • Witness the colourful 'Cham masked' dance performed by the head Lamas during the Ladakhi Festival.
  • Test your riding skills on the off roads of Ladakh and enjoy the adrenaline rush!
  • Explore the sheer scenic beauty of Snow covered mountains throughout the journey
  • Mesmerize the bird's eye view of Leh city from the Shanti Stupa
  • Capture the mountainscapes, desertscapes and riverscapes altogether into your lens
Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival Srinagar.Proceed to Kargil (By SUV)
Day 2 – Kargil to Rangdum 
Day 3 – Rangdum to Padum/Sheila
Day 4 – Stongdey Monastery Festival - Zangla
Day 5 – Sheila to Rangdum
Day 6 – Rangdum to Kargil
Day 7 – Kargil to Leh
Day 8 – Depart from Leh

Note: Upon the request of the clients, we customize the itinerary to include/exclude travel to Srinagar or Manali side journey. The cost will vary accordingly.


DETAILED ITINERARY 

Day 1 - Arrive at Srinagar
Arrive at Srinagar airport and get picked up by our representative. Start your Zanskar Valley journey on beautiful NH1 and enjoy the Srinagar Highway in SUV / Tempo Traveller. First day of your journey will be around 200 km. Once you reach the Zojila pass, you are going to have an amazing view of the mighty Himalayan Mountains, which makes the drive worthwhile. You will visit the famous Kargil War Memorial which was built in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army. Reach Kargil by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Kargil.

Day 2 - Kargil to Rangdum 
After morning breakfast leaves Kargil towards Rangdum. At a distance of 130kms from Kargil on Padum road is an isolated place in the Himalayan wilderness of the Suru valley. From Kargil onwards, the road condition starts to deteriorate, from the asphalt road to dirt trial and from Rangdum onwards it continues all the way upto Padum. You will visit 18th-century monastery perched picturesquely on a top of a hillock in Rangdum. Stay at Guesthouse in Rangdum.

Day 3 - Rangdum to Padum/Sheila
Without any delays in the morning, you roll down towards Sheila village in Padum region for about 110 km. The road starts ascending towards Pensi La (14000 ft) - the highest point between Kargil to Zanskar. After crossing the Pensi La pass you start descending and reach the place where you can see the Drang Drung Glacier in full glory. There is no other sight in India where you can watch such a huge glacier in touching distance, so close that you can even go down a bit and lay your hands at it. Reach Sheila village by evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Padum/Sheila.

Day 4 - Padum to Stongdey Gustor festival​ and Zangla to Padum
Zanskar offers stunning landscapes, Gompas, forts and tall multi-hued mountains.Today is the one of the most exciting days as you get to witness a Gustor Festival which is celebrated remembering the victory of good over evil, at this largest Geluk-pa (Yellow Hat) monastery that is located on the slopes of Zanskar Mountains, right high above the Padum plain. During the festival, a Black Hat Dance is performed. Later proceed to Zang La Fort which offers some scenic wide views of Zanskar Valley. You can spend some time at the waterfall at Sheila village while coming back from Stongdey. Stay at Guesthouse in Padum/Sheila.

Day 5 - Padum/Sheila to Rangdum
Today you get back on the road towards Rangdum.The farthest and most isolated part of the Suru valley, Rangdum (3657 m) is surrounded by colourful hills on the one side and glacier-encrusted Rocky Mountains on the other. Stay at guest house in Rangdum.

Day 6 - Rangdum to Kargil
Post breakfast, leave Rangdum towards Kargil. Enroute, along with the towering glaciers, you can see the deep blue coloured twin lakes – Stat Tso and Lang Tso. You will find yourself surrounded by beautiful glaciers, small lakes & cute marmots. The road travels along the side of Suru River with Nun Kun glaciers at its backdrop. The twin peaks of Nun and Kun, around 23,000 feet high (Around 6000 feet short of Mt. Everest) are the highest in the Zanskar range in Ladakh. Stay at Guesthouse in Kargil

Day 7 - Kargil to Leh
Post early breakfast, start your journey to Leh (11480 ft) which is at the distance of 210 km. We stop at Moonland of Ladakh - Lamayuru for lunch and visit Lamayuru Monastery. Post lunch, visit Confluence point of Indus and Zanskar River, Magnetic hill and Hall of Fame enroute to Leh. Reach Leh by evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh.

Day 8 - Depart from Leh airport

Transfer to Airport in the morning.

Thus your Ladakh Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.

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