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Zanskar Bike Expedition

Zanskar

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  • 6 Days  5 Nights 
  • 15 Slots
  • Difficulty - Moderate
  • For 18+ years
  • Best Season - June July

Zanskar is a tehsil of Kargil district, in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. The administrative centre is Padum (former capital of Zanskar). Zanskar, together with the neighboring region of Ladakh, was briefly a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western tibet. Zanskar lies 250 km south of Kargil town on NH301.

The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the union territory of Ladakh that separates the Zanskar valley from indus valley at Leh. Geologically, the Zanskar Range is part of the Tethys Himalaya, an approximately 100-km-wide synclinorium formed by strongly folded and imbricated, weakly metamorphosed sedimentary series. The average height of the Zanskar Range is about 6,000 m (19,700 ft). Its eastern part is known as Rupshu. Zanskar had a population of approximately 20,000 in 2020. There have been demands to convert Zanskar into a district

Highlights

Bike trip
Gonbo Rangjon
Monasteries
Unique Indian Buddhist art
Experience Tibetan culture.

Who should attend?

Traveller
mountain biker
Expeditioner
Explorer
Wanderers

Bike lover

overnight journey

Bus

volvo

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Applicable

The designated boarding point for our journey to Manali will be MAJNU KA TILA,
located near ISBT KASHMIRI GATE. Our courteous crew members will be present to
assist passengers in boarding the bus. The distance to Manali spans approximately 530
kilometers, and the journey is estimated to take between 13 to 15 hours to reach our
destination.

Warm up ride

Bike

Homestay

hotel/ homestay / camps

Breakfast, Dinner

Upon arrival in Manali, we will convene at a designated location to commence the
registration process, complete necessary documentation, conduct scrutiny of bikes and
riding gear, and hold a briefing session. Following this, a brunch will be served.
This marks the inaugural day of our exhilarating adventure bike trip to Zanskar. After
breakfast, we will depart from Manali town towards Jispa. Along the way, we will
traverse the picturesque Solang Valley road and pass through Dundhi village, which
serves as the starting point of the renowned "Atal Tunnel." Spanning a length of
approximately 9 kilometers, this tunnel holds the distinction of being the world's longest
high-altitude road tunnel, situated at an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level. Our
route will also take us through the captivating Keylong Valley before arriving at Jispa,
located on the other side of the tunnel along the Manali-Leh highway.

Shinku la Pass & Gumbo Ranjan

Bike

Homestay

Breakfast, Dinner

Following breakfast, our journey continues towards the formidable Shinku La Pass,
serving as the gateway to Zanskar from the Manali side. Situated at an elevation of
16,580 feet above sea level, this pass stands as one of the most challenging mountain
passes in the Himalayas. Upon crossing Shinku La Pass, the paved roads will give way
to a dirt track as we embark on our adventure towards Padum.
En route to Padum, we will be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of Gumbo Ranjan,
often referred to as "God's Mountain." This sacred site holds significant spiritual
importance in the Zanskar Valley. By evening, we anticipate arriving at Padum, marking
the culmination of our day's journey.

 

Bike

Homestay

Breakfast, Dinner

In Padum, also known as Padam, we will immerse ourselves in the enchanting beauty
of the local attractions. These include:
1. Drang Drung Glacier: This majestic glacier, serving as the source of the Stod
River, a tributary of the Zanskar River, showcases a breathtaking expanse of ice
and snow. It is a mesmerizing sight to behold.
2. Pibiting Gompa: A serene monastery nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of
Padum, offering a glimpse into the spiritual heritage of the region.
3. Zanskar Palace: A historic landmark, Zanskar Palace reflects the rich cultural
and architectural heritage of the region. It was once the second capital of the
Zanskar Valley during ancient times.
4. Gyalwa Ringna: This sacred site is adorned with representations of the Five
Dhyani Buddhas, embodying profound spiritual significance in Buddhist tradition.
5. Karsha Monastery: Regarded as the largest and most significant monastery in
Zanskar, Karsha Monastery holds deep cultural and religious significance. It is
believed to be attributed to the revered Padmasambhava.
6. Sani Gompa and Lake: Offering a tranquil retreat, Sani Gompa is a monastery
surrounded by natural beauty. Adjacent to it lies Sani Lake, adding to the serene
ambiance of the surroundings.
Exploring these remarkable sights will provide us with a deeper appreciation of the
cultural, spiritual, and natural heritage of Padum and the Zanskar Valley.

Phuktal Monastery

Bike

Homestay

Breakfast, Dinner

As the morning sun casts its golden glow over the breathtaking vistas of Zanskar in
Padum, we will continue our expedition towards Purne. Along the route, we will have the
privilege of experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty and serenity of Pukhtal Monastery,
renowned for its panoramic views of the Zanskar Valley. The path to the monastery,
spanning 6 kilometers, promises a mesmerizing journey amidst the natural splendor of
the region.
By the evening, we will reach Purne, situated at an elevation of 3950 meters above sea
level. Here, beneath the vast expanse of the night sky, we will be treated to a spectacle
of stars, their brilliance accentuated by the pristine mountain air. It will be a moment of
pure enchantment as we immerse ourselves in the tranquility of the surroundings,
forging memories that will last a lifetime.

Bike

Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

On the sixth day of our adventure, we will bid farewell to Purne and begin our return
journey to Manali, marking the culmination of our remarkable expedition. Departing from
Purne in the morning, we will traverse the scenic landscapes and winding roads,
reminiscing about the countless memories we've created along the way. As we make
our way back to Manali, we'll cherish the experiences shared and the bonds formed
during our time together.
Arriving in Manali by evening, we will embark on our final day of the trip, a time to relish
the company of both old and new friends. We'll gather together to celebrate our journey,
recounting our adventures and reflecting on the moments that have enriched our lives.
As the night unfolds, we'll toast to our camaraderie and make promises to reunite for
future adventures, fueling the anticipation of the journeys yet to come. It will be a night
filled with laughter, stories, and heartfelt promises, a fitting conclusion to our
unforgettable expedition.

Bus

volvo

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Applicable

We recommend starting your day early with a delicious breakfast before checking out
from the hotel. Today's itinerary offers you the freedom to explore the delightful
attractions of Manali at your leisure. You can wander along the bustling Mall Road, pay
a visit to the tranquil Hadimba Temple, and unwind in the cozy ambiance of cafes
nestled in Old Manali by your own.
As the evening approaches, we will regroup at the Volvo stand to commence our return
journey from Manali to Delhi. While bidding adieu to the captivating landscapes of
Manali, we carry with us cherished memories of our unforgettable experiences in this
enchanting town.

 

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Reviews
Sonam yadav
Sonam yadav

I went to Jaisalmer with my 4 friends all girls . The trip was well organised . The camp was so good, the food was amazing. We were being so much cooperated during the entier journey. Special thanks to trip leader Raghav. Very patient, supportive and calm he was during the entire journey. Loved all fellow passengers . Thank you Jb for this wonderful and amazing experience.

Moksha
Moksha

My first trip with Jb was very nice and interesting. It was my first solo trip but i never felt lonely anywhere because of good friendly people around there and majorily i want to thanks Ayush bhai who is more than brother to me from now who helped me everywhere in the trio . So thank you Jb for organising this trip and thanks to Harsh bhaai .See you soon in our next trip

Ananya Hande
Ananya Hande

I have recently been to apiti and jaisalmer trips with Journey basket and had amazing experiences. From Initial contact to booking, travel, stay ..everything was well organised and budget friendly. The coordinatera are very supportive . Looking forward to more such tripa

Sonam yadav
Sonam yadav

I went to Jaisalmer with my 4 friends all girls . The trip was well organised . The camp was so good, the food was amazing. We were being so much cooperated during the entier journey. Special thanks to trip leader Raghav. Very patient, supportive and calm he was during the entire journey. Loved all fellow passengers . Thank you Jb for this wonderful and amazing experience.

Moksha
Moksha

My first trip with Jb was very nice and interesting. It was my first solo trip but i never felt lonely anywhere because of good friendly people around there and majorily i want to thanks Ayush bhai who is more than brother to me from now who helped me everywhere in the trio . So thank you Jb for organising this trip and thanks to Harsh bhaai .See you soon in our next trip

Ananya Hande
Ananya Hande

I have recently been to apiti and jaisalmer trips with Journey basket and had amazing experiences. From Initial contact to booking, travel, stay ..everything was well organised and budget friendly. The coordinatera are very supportive . Looking forward to more such tripa


Inclusions

1.Fuel for the following as per itinerary for rented bike
2. "5 Night" Accommodation in Standard hotel / Camps  / homestay on Triple sharing basis
3."5 Breakfast during the time of stay" 
4. "5 Dinner during the time of stay" 
5. Backup Vehicle(Min. 15 bikes Required)
6. Mechanical Support(Min. 15 rider's Required)
7.Bikes will be strictly given as per the itinerary only and not for local and free day rides
8.Group Leader
9.General First Aid Kit
10. The spare parts, engine oil used or any damages of the bike during the tour are
chargeable.
11. Zanskar season is a short & heavy season so accommodation can be divided in nearby
hotels/homestay too.
12.Meals on MAP plan, 2 meals (Breakfast & Dinner) at eating joints on the way & may no
be in major towns where people prefer to have platters according to their personal tastes
13. Tour Manager to manage the group by taking all safety measures to make the tour
success.

14. Delhi to manali and return volvo tickets

15. Helmets for Rider & Pillion, Riding gloves for Rider, Knee & elbow guard
for both Rider & Pillion (All the gears are used ones, we recommend
each rider to carry their own riding gear). 

Exclusions

1.Expenses of personal nature such as Table drinks, Water bottle, snacks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff…etc. 2.Lunch on all day
3.Any Entry fees at all forts and heritage building
4.Any kind of Biking gears (such as Elbow Guard, Knee Guard, Riders Jacket...etc
5.Cost escalation due to change in itinerary because of any natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, social or political unrest, sudden shutdown of any govt. authority/office to be borne by the client directly on the spo
6.REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT OF INR 10000/- PER BIKE (If any, damages in bike. Damage cost will be deducted from refundable security deposit of INR 10,000/-
7.Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusion
8.Travel Insurance
9.Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
10.Autonomous hill development council (LAHDC) Leh environment fees & Red Cros
11.Any extra vehicle rental if addon in plan
12. Self bike fuel
13. All Inner Line permit



Policy and Terms

  10% cancellation charges if cancelled 30 days before the tour.

  25% cancellation charges if cancelled between 30 – 20 Days before the tour.

  50% cancellation charges if cancelled between 19 – 10 Days before the tour.

  No refund will be made if cancelled 10 days before the tour.

  No Refund or Compensation on any changes on ongoing trip.

  Booking Amount is non refundable.

Terms and Conditions

JOURNEY BASKET and its organizers strictly prohibit the utilization of any narcotics and banned  substances during the tours and would not be responsible for any adversities due to the  same.

Weapons, fireworks and toxic substances are not allowed at this tour and management would not be responsible for any person who has been found guilty under the Indian law.

The organizers reserve the right to evict any camper anytime without any refund if his/her actions violate any journey basket rules.

JOURNEY BASKET is not responsible for your whereabouts or safety if you are outside the  camping premises.

Any loss to the camping materials such as tents, pillows, mattress or any property belonging to the campsite will be subject to full payment of product MRP.

JOURNEY BASKET won’t be responsible for any loss or damage of goods belonging to the travelers.

JOURNEY BASKET won’t be responsible if you get ill while traveling.

All guests must carry a valid govt. Issued valid ID card.

Only campers staying with JOURNEY BASKET will be allowed in the campsite and if you intend to bring guests from outside, you’ll have to pre notify us.

Slots at the campsite will be confirmed only after receipt of full payment.

Management accepts no responsibility for injuries or the loss/theft of any personal property during the tour.

In case of any breakdown of the transport in the way, you would have to wait until the transport gets repaired. No backup transport would be provided.

Please cooperate with us in keeping the environment clean and safe.

Registrations/tickets once booked cannot be exchanged, canceled or refunded.

 Enjoy the trip, respect others and have a memorable experience.

In case of any breakdown of the transport in the way, you would have to wait until the  transport gets repaired. No backup transport would be provided.

The company will not be held responsible for any delay due to Traffic, natural calamities, breakdown of transport.

There may be change in plan due to snowfall or any other natural calamities.

Bonfire and Musical nights depend on the rules of the local authority or camp / hotel rules.

Seats on Bus / Traveler depend on a first come first serve basis.

Trekking & Adventure activities are depending on weather.

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