Zanskar Cycle Tour Manali – Padum – Manali

11 Days

Overview

 10 days cycling tour package, to have bold experience in the cool habitat of Mystical Kingdom the Zanskar Valley.

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

Riding Style: Pro Rider

Total Distance Cycled: 250 km averaging 40km per day.

Total Road Trip Distance: 250 km .

Tour Starts: Manali

Tour Ends: Manali | Leh 

Group Size: Min. 6, Max. 10

– Unmatchable topography of contrasting barren desert fields by crossing the newly constructed motorable mountain pass Shinkula.

– Have an intimate tryst with Zanskari life in local homes, village-side shops and in conversations with a passing shepherd

– Push the boundaries with sweat and sinew behind one of the toughest but best cycling trails in India

– This one will be a wholesome fill of cycling in one of the most spectacular trails of India, with an infusion of local food, culture and the pleasant simplicity that you will encounter with locals

Support: A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to.

Altitude Variance:

Manali (altitude 1,950 m (6,400 ft)) to Marhi at 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
Marhi to Rohtang Pass at 3,980 m (13,060 ft)
Rohtang to Gramphu at 3,200 m (10,500 ft)
Kokhsar to Sissu at 3,130 m (10,270 ft)
Sissu to Tandi at 2,570 m (8,430 ft)
Tandi to Keylong at 3,080 m (10,100 ft)
Keylong to Jispa at 3,310 m (10,860 ft)
Jispa to Darcha at 3,360 m (11,020 ft)

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Before entering into this unexplored destination we as an travelers it should be our obligation to follow the “CODE” of
-LEAVING NO TRACE.
-DONOT DISTURB WILDLIFE.
-RESPECTING THE LOCAL CULTURE.

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Manali

On Arrival Pick and Hotel Transfers, followed by checking your gears, allocations of bikes and meet the team session. Enjoys the day and gear up for upcoming exciting adventure cycling tours to leh ladakh.

Inclusions : Accomodation at Hotel Night Stay , Dinner and Hotel transfers.

The journey starts from the smooth roads of Manali. We take a series of hairpin bends to leave the Pine and Deodar forests surrounding Manali, cycle through the villages of Palchan, Kothi and Gulaba to reach the alpine meadows at Marhi - the base of the Rohtang Pass.

Distance : 50 Kms | 5- 7 Hours

Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

After breakfast we will peddle uphill to reach Rohtang la 3978 m up and pass by first among the other passes of Leh, we go down to the road surface witnessing splendid scenery. After reaching the valley floor, we head towards Gondla along the River Chenab .

Distance : 62 Kms | 8- 10 Hours
Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

Today we cycle through Keylong - the biggest city in Lahaul and Tandi - the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers to form Chandrabhaga river which later becomes the Chenab. The gradient is low most of the day today. Camp at Jispa on the banks of the river.

Distance: 50km | 6-7 hours
Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

We cycle today on mostly flat terrain until we reach Darcha. We leave the main Manali Leh Highway to make our way to Zanskar Sumdo on a gradually ascending trail.

Distance: 42 km | 7-8 hours
Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

Pass day today. We start early today and make our way on unmetalled roads with sparse vegetation. The ascent is steep but the view from the pass is spectacular. Make our way down to reach Lakhang by the evening.

Distance: 30km | 5-6 hours
Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

Make our way today to the first Zanskari villages we see enroute. We pass Gumburonjon (5900m), a huge rock face revered by the locals. Pass Kargiakh, Kuru and Testa village to camp at Purne at the riverside.

Distance: 40 km | 4-5 hours
Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

We take a side trip today to the picturesque Phuktal Gompa (3850m), one of the most spectacular sights in Zanskar. This monastery dates back to the early 12th century and is built in a cave. Return to camp at Purne.
Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

We leave behind the isolation and make our way to the bigger Zanskari villages of Ichar and Mune to reach the capital of the erstwhile Zanskar kingdom - Padum. Padum is a small town now with shops and cafes and most modern amenities.

Distance: 50km | 5-6 hours
Inclusions : Fully Guided Backed up Journey, Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Medical Assistance.

Day 10 :
Padum

Rest day Explore Padum locally.

Inclusions : Accomodation at Tent Night Stay , Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner and Local guide Assistance.

Our tour concludes with our winding up of luggage’s and lots of memories to cherish while we transfer you to the Manali via SUV/ Tempo Traveler long journey.

Inclusions : Breakfast, Lunch and Transit.

Tour Ends at Manali Common Point with Loads of Memories.

Inclusions

  • All accommodations - guests houses/overland camping setup, sleeping bags & sleeping mats.
  • All breakfasts, Packed lunches, tea and dinners.
  • Nutritious, high calorie food will be served.
  • Expert Trip Leaders who look after your every need.
  • Back up vehicle support that follows throughout the trip and carries all belongings.
  • Fully equipped Medical Vehicle follows throughout the trip with a certified CPR personel.
  • Transportation from Leh to Manali via Tempo Traveller.
  • First level medical assistance.
  • Mountain Bike (Non Rentals).
  • Forest Permits, wild life fees and camping charges.
  • Fireballs Adventures Jersey.
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Exclusions

  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation.
  • Any damage in cycle or change of parts required will be charged extra.
  • For BYOB please Carry Extra tubes, Extra spares for cycles, Mechanic for the same will be from our side.

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Zanskar Cycle Tour Manali – Padum – Manali
From ₹30,500
/ Adult