Day 1 – Arrive in Manali
The Planet Way Round team will receive you at Kullu Airport and after a 30-kilometer drive, you arrive at the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Manali with acclimatization.
Day 2 – Manali to Jispa via Rothang Pass
After intro and pickup, you have some kind warm-up ride to Jispa. Its 140 kilometers river over the pass heading to Lahual valley. Your first Swiss luxury kind camp night stay is at river side.
Day 3 – Jispa to Purni via Shango La Pass
After breakfast, you start the tour towards Zanskar on the just newly opened road. It’s a bit hard but with the best landscape. This day is not much for riding as you drive only 90 kilometers, but it takes time to cross Shingo la pass and pictures with grand mountain Gumbo Ranjan (Mahakal) and river crossing, etc. Tonight, you stay at a 30-people village, at a homestay and local tents.
Day 4 – Purani – Padum
Early morning, enjoy a quick hike or track until Phuktal Gompa just 6 kilometers one side hike for a hidden monastery. After a meal from the campsite, you ride to Padum which is just around 50 kilometers. Tonight you stay at a nice guest house with hot meal and running water.
Day 5 – Padum – Lamayuru via Sirsir La Pass and Singi La Pass
This is a bit of a hard day. This route was just opened in August 2020 and it’s a fun road made for 4×4 vehicles that connect you to Leh – Srinagar highway with off road short cut. Around 200 kilometers’ ride will be covered in daylight. At night, stay at Lamayaru Hotels.
Day 6 – Lamayuru – Leh via Alchi
Attend a morning monastery pray session. Then, you head towards Leh, 150 kilometers on a good mountain route, with lunch stop at Alchi Gompa, and at night you stay at Leh city near market hotel.
Day 7 – Leh day off or optional trip to the top of Khardung La Pass
No ride today. The service team will check your bikes. You can take a cab or local bike / motorcycle for a quick 40 kilometers’ ride until the top of world or visit the nearby city all historic monasteries. At night you are free to go to a market to buy souvenirs and taste the local food
Day 8 – Leh – Dah Hanu Aryan village
It’s an easy day. After breakfast, you ride back long with the Indus River and from Khalsar heading towards old Indus Aryan civilization at Dha Hanu. You sleep in one of these villages with local Aryan people.
Day 9 – Dah – Rangdum
Today is a long day of driving (200 kilometers), After a quick meal riding towards Kargil town. On the way, cross Batalik Battle filed and Pass. At Kargil, you stop to refill fuel and heading towards Suru valley and Nun-Kun mountain range. On this day, you stay at a Randgum Swiss camp under Rangdum Gompa.
Day 10 – Rangdum – Padum via Panzi La Pass
This day you enjoy a very exciting 120 kilometers’ ride. You will be heading Padum along with Drang Drung Glisaer and cross Panzi lass pass. At night, stay at a Padum guest house.
Day 11 – Padum – Keylong
Start early morning heading towards Keylong (160 kilometers’ drive). It’s a long day of off road trail with repeat view from another side of valley. Enjoy a warm stay at a downtown hotel.
Day 12 – Keylong – Manali via Rohtang Attal Tunnel
This is the last day easy ride under the tunnel to Manali , today is party day.
Day 13 – Departure
Today you fly out from Manali. You will be dropped off at the airport in Kullu.
Please note – that due to the planned opening of new roads in Ladakh, connecting the Zanskar Valley with the Leh-Manali highway, the route may change favorably.