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Pir Panjal with Zanskar -Motorcycle Tour

Trip Rating

Review

Days/ Duration

12 nights 13 days

Tour Style

Motorcycle Tour

Group Size

16 people

Season

June to October

Location

Himachal

Meeting Point

Chandigarh

Skill Level

Advanced

Accommodation

Hotels / Guesthouse / Camps

Weather

Moderate weather

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Overview

The road to Pir Panjal & Zanskar travels through some of the most difficult terrains in the Himalayas. Be it the climb to Sach pass, crossing the narrow road to killar or travelling through Zanskar where new roads are being made, this is a drive full of adventure passing through some of the remotest places in India.

Its a route meant for 4×4 vehicles or the hardy highlanders who roam around in their Altos with spare people in car to push it when the going gets tough.

Come join us on this himalayan adventure and explore the inner himalayan ranges in you SUV.

Highlights


  • Saach Pass – 4220 meters
  • Shinku la – 5091 meters
  • Sir Sir La – 4808 meters
  • Sing La – 4200 meters
  • Pensi La – 4400 meters
  • Fotu La – 4108 meters
  • Namika La – 3700 meters
  • Distance covered: 1890 km approx
  • Best Season: June to October

Itinerary


Day 1 | Chandigarh to Khajjiar  ( 351 Kms / 8 Hrs )
Assemble at predestinated place in Chandigarh and we start our ride towards the small mountain town of Khajjiar in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Evening free on arrival.
Overnight at Khajjiar.

Day 2 | Khajjiar to Sanch Pass and then to Killar ( 178 Kms )
After morning meal our drive starts for climbing  Saach pass, today we fill up the tanks for the next two days are there are no petrol Pumps till Tandi, in between we cross deep forest ,hard rock mountain or on top of saach pass grand view of valley . After saach pass we stop at check post where  Police make video for visitors and vehicle as entry, then we drive down to the small village of Killar.
Overnight at Killar.

Day 3 | Killar to Tandi ( 121 Kms )
The drive today takes through a remote route that is rarely used and drives along the river Chandra-Bhaga crossing small villages. The road is very narrow at points and there is no place for a upcoming vehicle to pass at some points , or most places you drive on edge of 1000m deep river side road. En-route we will visit the Trilokinath temple in Udaipur from where the road widens. on to Tandi.
Overnight at Tandi.

Day 4 | Tandi to Purne ( 119 Kms )
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 Gombo Rangjon Mountain on our way to Purne.
Overnight at Purne.

Day 5 | Purne to Padum ( 55Kms )
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 6 | In Padum
Complete day for rest and checkup of motorcycles, explore local places of interest.
Overnight at Padum

Day 7 | Padum to Lamayuru ( 210Kms / 8Hrs)
After early breakfast we start our drive towards Lamayuru. En-route we cross Zangla, Singe La, Fotoksar Hanupata to reach Lamayuru.
Overnight at Lamayuru

Day 8 | Lamayuru to Dah Hanu ( 74 Kms / 2 Hrs )
After breakfast we visit the Monastery in Lamayuru which is one of the largest in Ladakh, later drive to Dah Hanu( Aryan Village ), legend has it that the villagers are decedents of Alexander clansmen who came to conquer India in 327 BC and stayed back to rule. Spend time with locals
Overnight at Dah.

Day 9 | Dah to Parachik (153 kms / 5Hrs)
After breakfast we start our ride towards Parachik, en-route we cross Batalis , Kargil and suru valley to reach Parakchik.
Overnight at Parakchik.

Day 10 | Parachik to Padum ( 144kms / 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 11 | Padum to Jispa (145 Kms / 6Hrs) .
Post breakfast we check out of the guest house and proceed towards Jispa, en route we again cross Gumbok Rangan mountain & Shinku la Pass.
Overnight at Jispa.

Day 12 | Jispa to Manali ( 92 Kms / 2 Hrs )
Leisurely drive to Manali, we cross Atal tunnel ( 9 Kms ) to reach Manali. day free for leisure to relax and to spend some time in the local market.
Overnight in Manali.

Day 13 | Manali to Chandigarh ( 308 Kms / 9 Hrs )
Drive to Chandigarh and end of tour.

Thing to do extra


– Authentic food explore
– Cycle ride (bring you own cycle or hire one from us )
– Hiking in the mountains
– Meditation and yoga
– Visit Oldest Buddhist Monetary
– Photography
– Relax and enjoy the views

Weather


If you don’t like the weather in the Himalayas just wait for a few hours and it will change. The Himalayas are so high that they make their own weather, it can be bright and sunny and in a few hours it may get cloudy and cold.

It is very difficult predict the weather so you have to be prepared for it, in day time it can be bright and sunny and as the sun goes down the temperatures plummets in the higher mountains.

So you have to be prepared for days with bright sun shining, sudden guest of strong cold winds and very cold night.

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 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


Hotels / Camps / Homestays

Day 1 : Khajjiar – Hotel
Day 2 : Killar – Guesthouse
Day 3 : Tandi – Cottage / Camp
Day 4 : Purne – Guesthouse
Day 5 : Padum – Guesthouse
Day 6 : Padum – Guesthouse
Day 7 : Lamayuru – Hotel
Day 8 : Dah – Guesthouse
Day 9 : Parkachik – Guesthouse
Day 10 : Padum – Guesthouse
Day 11 : Jispa – Camp
Day 12 : Manali – Hotel

Getting there


STARTS AND END POINT OF TOUR
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


Advanced – Good riding skills
-can ride for five to six hours
-extensive riding experience
-assistance on demand (if required)
-experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
-comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Including the package cost

  1. 12 Nights accommodation on Twin / Double sharing basis at Good ROOMS & tents.
  2. All meals Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner for duration of trip . [ NO dinner in Manali ]
  3. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  4. Backup vehicle with mechanical Support throughout the trip.
  5. Accompanying Professional & Experienced Bike Captain throughout the tour.
  6. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  7. Walkie-Talkie sets for communication.
  8. Mid way Tea / Snacks during the tour.
  9. First Air with Medical backup with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
  10. PWR Stickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet more.
  11. P.W.R goody Bag & car stickers
  12. Things to carry list with Map.
  13. Vehicle assistance / towing where ever required.

 

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

Price


PAX COST
With own Motorcycle On request – As per your demand
With hired Motorcycle On request – As per your demand
Single room supplement On request

GST EXTRA ON BILLING

Things to carry (Motorcycle)

Do not carry too much – ride lighter. Max 2 bag/total weight 20-30kg.

For  Riding;

1  Riding pant/jeans/cargo pants any of one. ( like ) (for bikers )
2  Riding Jacket / warmer (warm shirt or sweat shirt) / inner warmer. & any good water – wind proof jacket / riding Jacket.( one pant and jacket will be used all the journey ,when you are riding ) ( for Bikers)
3   Good riding shoes any one (If anklet /high top then better)  ( like ) ( for Bikers)
4   Good 2/3 warm and cotton pair of socks.
5   Riding gloves or any warm leather / woolen gloves for riding. ( like)
6  Good helmet. ( like ) ( for Bikers )
7  Good sun glasses.
8  Two-piece rain coat.(Its needs some time for light rain )

For normal day (City Use); –
9  Good pants / jeans 1-2 set only
10  Sweatshirt / warmer shirt 1-2 only.
11  Night suit.( if u use )
12  Inner wear 2- 4 pairs
13  Woolen cap, muffler

Other items:
14  Sleeping bag/blanket (optional as we provide bedding at all destinations) ( like)
15  Torch. ( like )
16   Water bottle/Camelbak – (very important for high altitude sickness)
17   Basic first aid kit with essential medicines, or your prescribed medication if you are on medication.
18  Sun screen lotion.( good for prevent sun burn)
19  Body lotion/lip guard (good in cold and dryness)
20  Paper soap.
21  Travel kit (soap/shampoo/oil/deo/shaving kit etc)
22  Camera/phone and spare power supply, chargers, memory storage devices films, tapes etc.
23  Lighter – matchbox
24  Small Knife.
25  A light high-energy snack
26  Floaters or sandals.

Between Manali –  Leh /Kalpa – Sissu ,you would not have to chance take a good bath./phone call /charge mobile and camera , Because Temps between 5 to 25 *C & and you would be staying in tents and guesthouses.

For your bike : ( Own Bike/Jeep)

Before riding your bike /jeep check engine oil, all cables, all nut and bolts, chain, tire-tube, complete services etc.

Things to avoid on the bike / Jeep( for personal bike/Jeep )

28  Extra lights  ( for Bike only)
29  Extra  Heavy horns ( for bike only)
30  Heavy after market horns
31  Any other non necessary add ons
32  Non standard high rise handle bars ( bikes only)
33  Some number plates fitted on the front mudguard are likely to break the headlamp at full travel (bike only)
34  Extended front forks ( bike only)
36  Modified swing arms  ( bike only)

Need to carry for bike :-

37   Luggage carrier or saddle bags ( like ) ( Solo bike ridrs only)
38   All Imp Tools of your bike.
39   Tyre tube –1/2
40   Spark plugs.
41  Clutch cable-1/2
42  Front/Rear brake Pad
43  Accelerator cable –1
44  Head light bulb-1
46  Electric fuse-2
47  Chain lock-2 ( bike only)
48  Brake lever, clutch lever,york ( bike only)
50  Any 2T oil or engine oil for top up in your bike/jeep.(500ML/2ltr )
51  Spare bike/Jeep key (you could also keep this with us or a friend)
52 Rain cover / Polythene for bags covering in rain and dust .
53  Jerry canes for extra fuel (if  going without service car / Zanskar or all lake rout )
54  Bungee and net cords for your luggage.( luggage will be light as u can because 30% luggage carry by self on ur bike)

The things you might need on a trip like this is unlimited. However, the things you will end up using is limited. While packing for the trip use the weight Vs utility ratio to decide whether or not to carry a certain item.

Durations

12 Nights / 13 Days

Month

Aug
July
June
October
September

Tour's Location

Himachal

FAQs

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
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.
How do we communicate with other team mates when where is no mobile signal en-route
We provide walki-talki sets for communication to all travelling vehicles, so there we can have uninterrupted communication.
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.
Is basis first aid available with the team
The accompanying team carries with it basis first aid, Oxygen for emergency use

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