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Overland Himalayas 4×4 Zanskar & Shinkula

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

8 nights 9 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

16 Max people


May to October



Meeting Point

Chandigarh / Manali

Skill Level



Hotel / Swiss Tent – Guest House


Moderate weather

Starting From Heart



Overland 4×4 Zanskar & Shinkula tour is founded on Overland Himalaya’s 20 years of experience with motorcycle / Jeep expeditions in the Himalayas. You can expect new tracks, passes and highlights never before offered on an organized tour.

This tour takes us through the new route to Zanskar via Padum / Purne to Zanskar and from there to Lamayuru. The route covers 6 Mountain passes, two lakes, with views of Dragdrung Glacier and trekking to Phukthal monastery.

Highlight Location and place we cover

  • 08 N / 09 D
  • Shinku la Pass
  • Gombo Rangjon Mountain
  • Half Day Trek
  • 6 Mountain Passes
  • Two Lakes
  • 4×4 Drive
  • Backup vehicle
  • All meals
  • No internet / No disturbance




-4808 meters Sir Sir La Pass
-4200 meters Sing La Pass
-4400 meters Pensi la Pass
-5091 meters Shingo La Pass
-4108 meters Fotu La
-3700 Meters Namika La


-Stat Tso
-Lang Tso


Day 1 | Chandigarh to  Sissu  ( 341Kms / 9Hrs )
We start our journey from Chandigarh to Sissu. We start early morning on the Chandigarh / Manali Highway and will corss Atal Tunnel to reach Sissu(3100meters) in Lahaul valley for overnight stay.
Overnight at Sissu

Day 2 | Sissu to Purne ( 197Kms / 7Hrs )
Post breakfast we check out and drive to Purne, en-route we cross Keylong , Jispa, Darcha, Deepak Tal from where we go up towards Shinkula Pass (     Meters )  and then cross GomboRangjon Mountain on our way to Purne.
Overnight at Purne

Day 3 | Purne to Padum ( 55Kms / 3 Hrs )
After breakfast we proceed for a half day trek to Phutkal Monastery (It is one of the only Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh that can still be reached only by foot ) Later we drive to Padum.
Overnight at Padum

Day 04 | In Padum
Complete day for rest and checkup of jeeps, explore local places of interest.
Overnight at Padum

Day 5 | Padum to Lamayuru ( 210Kms / 8Hrs)
After early breakfast we start our drive towards Lamayuru. En-route we cross Zangla, Singe La, FotoksarHanupata to reach Lamayuru.
Overnight at Lamayuru

Day 6 |  Lamayuru to Parachik (211 kms / 6.5 Hrs)
After breakfast we start our drive towards Parachik, en-route we cross FotuLa  ,Namika La , Kargil, to reach Parakchik.
Overnight at Parakchik

Day 7 | Parachik to Padum ( 144 kms / 7Hrs)
After breakfast we start our drive towards Padum, en-route we cross Rangdum, Pensi La, Stat Tso, Lang Tso to reach Padum
Overnight at Padum

Day 8 | Padum to Jispa (145 Kms / 6Hrs) .
Post breakfast we check out of the guest house and proceed towards Jispa, en route we again cross Gombo Rangjon mountain & Shinkula Pass.
Overnight at Jispa

Day 9 | Jispa to Home
It’s just relax days after Meal we start journey towards Manali under Atual tunnel..and reach Manali. After manali everyone is free to stay or drive back home.

Thing to do extra

ATV drive (on choice)
Authentic food explore
Meditation and yoga
Visit Buddhist Monetary visit

Food and Meal

Meals Included in the Tour – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast – Our daily breakfast will be at the hotels where we stay.

Lunch – Daily lunch will be at small midway joints or it will be an picnic Lunch at some places where our team will cook food for you and serve it hot.

Dinner – Our daily dinner will be at the hotels / Camps / Guesthouse where we stay. Dinner in Manali & Leh is not included in the package as there are lots of good local restaurants in both cities where you can go out and enjoy a meal.

Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer is method delicious, unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the bottled standard water that we will carry for you.

Type of stay

  • Sissu : Camp / Hotel
  • Purne : Guesthouse
  • Padum : Guesthouse
  • Lamayuru : Hotel
  • Parkachik : Guesthouse
  • Jispa : Camps

Getting there

Decathlon Chandigarh is starting point of the tour, the team will meat you at the predefined time at the chosen venue.
For those coming from far away cities, we can make additional arrangements for accommodation / flight for you. ( charges applicable )

Skill level


  • can drive for five to six hours
  • extensive driving experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with driving on a variety of surfaces
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Including the package cost

  1. 8 Nights accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis at Good ROOMS & tents.
  2. Meals Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner for duration of trip .
  3. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  4. Lead vehicle and backup vehicle with mechanical Support throughout the trip.
  5. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Guide throughout the tour.
  6. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  7. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication between cars
  8. Mid way Tea / Snacks during the tour.
  9. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  10. P.W.R goody Bag & car stickers
  11. Things to carry list with Map.
  12. Vehicle assistance / towing where ever required.
  13. Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas

Not including the cost

  1. Stay for extra days if any ( we can make bookings for you )
  2. Flights to the destination.
  3. Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat ( if Any outside the venue) .
  4. Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
  5. Fuel of Bike/Jeep.
  6. Any damage/fine/ cost.
  7. Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
  8. Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
  9. Any activity apart from mentioned ones.
  10. Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like damage accruing from land blocks, bad weather etc.
  11. Any medical expenses incurred during the trip or travel insurance
  12. Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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08 Nights / 09 Days



Tour's Location



Can you send us the final itinerary before we book the tour?
Yes we always send the tour program before you book.
Note - as we travel in the Himalayas at time if necessary we have to make changes in the itinerary due to snow fall / road closure or any other natural calamity that is beyond our control.
Can you book a hotel for me?
Yes, sure we can book hotel stay for you for your pre and post tour days.
What is your cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reasons we must be informed in written. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive mail in written and cancellation charges would be as follows:
• Once the booking is confirmed – 25% of the tour/service cost.
• 15 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
• 07 days prior to arrival – 75% of the tour/service cost.
• Less than 72 hours or no show – NO REFUNDS
Is basis first aid available with the team
The accompanying team carries with it basis first aid, Oxygen for emergency use
Why are your tours so expensive?
Travelling in the Himalayas requires as lot of preparation and a lot of specialty equipment, this along with the cost of the highly experienced travelling crew and their vehicles increases the cost of the Expedition in the Himalayas.

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