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4X4 Pir Panjal with Zanskar

Trip Rating


Days/ Duration

12 nights 13 days

Tour Style

Jeep Tours

Group Size

12 to 14 people


June to October



Meeting Point


Skill Level



Hotels / Guesthouse / Camps


Moderate weather

Starting From Heart



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.


  • 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:     km approx
  • Best Season: June to October


Day 1 | Chandigarh to Khajjiar  ( 351 Kms / 8 Hrs )
Assemble at predestinated place in Chandigarh and we start our drive 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 jeeps, 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 drive 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


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

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 driving 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. 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. 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


With own SUV Contact for details
Seat Share in SUV Contact for details
Single room supplement Contact for details


     Checklist 4×4 tour

                      Use this checklist to help you pack for your 4×4 trip!

Backpacking / Clothing 

  1. 1 / 2 Jeans
  2. 1 / 2 Cargo pant
  3. 2 / 4 Full sleeve shirt
  4. 3 / 4 T- Shirts
  5. 1 / 2  Sweatshirt / Sweater / Fleece
  6. 1 Warm Jacket
  7. Slippers / Sandals
  8. Night suit.( if u use )
  9. Raincoat / Poncho
  10. Cap / Hat / Warm Cap
  11. Warm Gloves
  12. Warm Muffler
  13. 2 / 3 Cotton Socks and Warm Socks
  14. Towel  ( lightweight )


Other items

  1. Sunscreen Lotion
  2. Lip Guard / Care
  3. Body Lotion
  4. Paper Soap
  5. Face Wash / Soap / Shampoo / Oil / Deo / Comb etc.
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Toothpaste / Toothbrush


For Your 4X4 / SUV / MUV

Before riding check your 4X4/suv/muv            ( Very Important )

(engine oil, all cables, all nut and bolts,  tire-tube, Coolant, Brake, Belts,Headlights, complete services  if you need etc.)


  1. Extra Engine Oil  ( 2 Litre )
  2. Extra  Tire’s Tube
  3. Extra Bulb
  4. Jerry Cans 20 ltr  For Fuel
  5. Complete Tool Kit
  6. Fevi quick / M-Seal
  7. Air Pump
  8. Jack
  9. Tow Strap / Tow Rope
  10. Fuel Siphon / Pipe
  11. Battery Jumper Cables
  12. Tire Patch Kit
  13. Duct tape
  14. Trapal ( Use to make various shelters as needed to protect your camp from sun or rain )
  15. Vehicle Papers ( Registration /  Insurance  / Pollution )


Camping Gear – Only if you want to camp some where on the trip not recommended for snow drive

  1. Tent  2 Man Ultralight   (Quechua )
  2. Sleeping Bag Ultralight  (Quechua )temp limit 5 ° C, 0 ° C
  3. Sleeping mat / Carry Mat (wildcraft )
  4. Pillow  (Quechua )If required
  5. Torch / Headlamp
  6. Knife / Camp Axe / Saw   ( Wood Cutting )
  7. Small Shovel ‐ This will be great for helping to manage your campfire
  8. Camp Chairs & Folding Table
  9. Canteen / Reusable Water Bottle

——————————————————————————————————————————————Please note: This list does not include everything, and you should check your own needs to make sure you pack everything for your personal health and well being while camping.




12 Nights / 13 Days



Tour's Location



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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