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Overview

  • Altitude:4400M
  • Difficulty:Hard
  • Duration: 14 Days

Zanskar, part of Kargil District, was once accessible only by trek. The region is dotted with old monasteries and the local people are mostly Tibetan Buddhists. New roads have opened up to this marvellous region from Manali and Leh.

The Zanskar overlanding is planned in such a way that one gets to experience the Zanskar Valley at its full length and width. The expedition is in two major sections. The first one will cover Manali to Khalsi via Padum and Lingshed in Zanskar, and the second one is back to Manali from Khalsi via Batalik, Kargil, Rangdum and Padum.

Manali to Lamayuru in Leh via Padum and Lingshed in Zanskar Valley

From Manali, we enter the Lahaul Valley via the famous Atal Tunnel. The first halt will be at Jispa in Lahaul Valley on the banks of River Bhaga. The drive from Jispa to Purne in Zanskar will be done in a day. This would be an eventful day with crossing the Shinku La Pass and then water crossings on the foot of the Pass. Mt. Gumbok Rangan is also in this stretch, which is considered to be holy by the local inhabitants. From Purne the most beautiful Phuktal monastery can be visited while on the way to Padum. From Padum it’s more difficult off-road up to Lingshed and towards Lamayuru via Khalsi.

Lamayuru to Manali via Dah – Hanu, Batalik, Kargil and Rangdum.

From Lamayuru, the drive towards Kargil will be through Batalik and Aryan Valley. The Drive towards Padum from Kargil will be all different terrain. The prominent features will be the beautiful Suru Valley and Majestic Nun Kun mountains. From Rangdum the road is a complete off-road trail towards Padum crossing Penzila Pass. The Rangdum Monastery is situated on a small hill at an altitude of 4031m and is more than 200 years old. From Padum the same offroad trail is retraced towards Kargiak and then to Jispa crossing Shinkula Pass once more. Jispa to Manali ride will be short and the trip ends at Manali.

Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Manali, afternoon briefing and orientation

Day 02Manali to Jispa

Day 03Jispa to Purne via Shinkula Pass

Day 04Purne to Padum + Phuktal Monastery

Day 05Padum - Rest & Sightseeing

Day 06Padum to Lingshed via Zangla

Day 07Lingshed to Leh via Singela Pass and Lamayuru

Day 08Leh - Rest & Sightseeing

Day 09Leh to Kargil via Batalik

Day 10Kargil to Rangdom

Day 11Rangdum to Padum

Day 12Padum to Jispa

Day 13Jispa to Manali

Day 14Departure from Manali, trip ends

Accommodation
Cost Includes
Cost Excludes

Manali: Manuallaya / Urvashi Retreat or similar

Jispa: Padma Lodge / Similar 

Purne: Guest House / Self Camping

Padum: Guest House

Lingshed: Home Stay / Self Camping

Leh: Tsokar Retreat  / Similar

Kargil: Hotel The kargil or Similar

Rangdom: Guest House

  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels or similar on a twin / double sharing basis.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Tea And Dinner. Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 14
  • A goodie bag with limited Stock Of Chocolates, Snacks, Water, Soft Beverages and Car Stickers for every vehicle
  • Hard Top Mahindra Thar SUV and its fuel (for the package with rented SUV)
  • Four-wheel drive backup vehicle with basic repair kit, recovery & tow kit and emergency food supplies.
  • Activities to make the experience truly memorable
  • First Aid and Oxygen cylinders in all the vehicles
  • Experienced Tour captain throughout the trip who is also qualified Wilderness First Responder
  • Route Planning and local guidance from experts
  • Experienced Mechanic throughout the trip
  • Experienced Support Crew
  • Wireless radio Sets for easy communication
  • 5% GST
  • Insurance; We recommend Adventure Travel Insurance which includes hospitalisation and air evacuation.
  • Personal expenses like Telephone, Laundry, Tips Table Drinks etc.
  • The cost of any spare part or repair due to accidental damage or bad driving incurred when the SUV is in the possession
  • The cost incurred to transfer or tow the vehicle in case it is dropped on the way.
  • Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost
  • Security deposit per SUV of Rs. 20,000/-. As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts used.)
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Any cost incurred due to extension, change of itinerary due to natural calamities, roadblocks, vehicle breakdown, union issues and factors beyond our control
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions.