PURE MOTORCYCLING, EXPLORING ENTIRE ZANSKAR VALLEY!
Tour Highlights: Suru Valley, Rangdum, Drand Drung Glacier, Shinku La, Lingshet, Photoksar
What it offers: Beautiful Landscape for photography in both day & night, awesome riding experience, scenic mountains, a chance to explore local culture & cuisine
Zanskar Valley: Motorcycle ride to Zanskar valley is a biker’s dream. Zanskar valley really does not need any introduction. It is wildly popular amongst trekkers, hikers for the Chadar trek. But in recent times it has been gaining popularity in the motorcycling community as well. The whole region is still very less explored and has some of the toughest roads to ride on. That being said, the beauty of this place is unmatched. It’s green on one side at the same time it’s brown on the other. There are many different shades of mountains one can observe. Drang drung glacier is one the highest in the region and one can just sit and get lost in the magnanimity of it. The moon’s reflection in the Suru River is something that you can’t stop staring at. Serene is the word we like to describe this place as.
While extreme climatic conditions make life very difficult, people here are really generous. They have minimal resources for their daily life but would always welcome guests and are happy to help the travellers, if stuck. You understand what warmth truly means when you meet people here.
Zanskar remains one of the very few places on Earth that, for several months every year, becomes almost entirely isolated from the rest of the world. It can only be reached, or left, via the frozen river Zanskar. Geographically, the Zanskar mountain range separates this region from the rest of Ladakh. It is fed by two rivers: the Doda, which has its origin near the Pensi La (4.400m), and the Kargyak, with its source near the Shingo La (5.100m), which then merges with the Tsarap River and is hereinafter referred to as Lungnak. In the Central Valley of Zanskar, the Doda and the Lungnak combine to give birth to the great Zanskar River.
Suru Valley: Suru Valley is most fertile part of Ladakh. Suru Valley serves as Ladakh’s granary. Lower Suru Valley is extensively cultivated with barley, wheat, millet and bean fields interspersed with willows. This valley encompasses the catchment basin of the Suru River, which emerges from the Panzela glacier. Lofty pinnacles of Kun and Nun mountains crown the breathtaking landscape of this scenic region. Parachik Glacier is a beautiful location situated at the slopes of Nun – Kun Mountains.
Riding Experience : Get ready for one of a lifetime riding experience! A motorcycle ride to Zanskar Valley will change the way you think, FOREVER! The terrain of Ladakh is famous amongst all the adventure lovers. Riding along the Indus, Suru, Stod & Zanskar River with a view of horses running along the river beds, view of thousands of sheep’s & goats grazing on wetlands! Seems like a dreamland, right? Well, we will be riding in this dreamland and clicking a lot of pictures (both physical and mental) as it is too scenic to miss on any of the things.
Also, not to miss when it comes to riding through dried-up river streams, bone chilling deep water crossings, sand patches and to the highest of the high passes will quench your thirst for adventure for a long time. The off-road patches continue for miles and miles. Sometimes we will have to follow the direction and keep riding even without the trails marks. Sometimes the terrain gets so tough that you may not feel riding anymore, but the moment you stop enjoying, the fun turns in to fear. We want you to keep your spirits high.
In this tour we will be riding to some of the non-tourist places & explore routes to see Ladakh like in the olden days.
During this ride we will be riding through challenging off roads of Suru & Zanskar Valley, through dried up river streams and beyond tourist places to experience wildlife. This ride is tiring but the scenery will definitely soothe you. It is a great opportunity for motorcyclists to explore the rugged terrain, scenic landscapes and magnificent mountains.
Photograpgy Experience: Love photography? Motorcycle ride to Zanskar Valley is the perfect place to be. The entire ride goes through the most scenic places. It is indeed a photographer’s paradise to click in these amazing valleys.
Not a photographer? Does not matter, the places are full of serene landscapes and anything you click is a good picture.
You can view pictures from some of our previous rides ——–> View Gallery