Map of Moutain Biking into Zanskar

Moutain Biking into Zanskar

Zanskar
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The ancient Buddhist kingdom of Zanskar is hidden deep in the western reaches of the great Himalayas. For most of the year the high passes are inaccessible because of snow, thus giving a very short window of the time during the summer months to explore the remote valley with its villages nestling high up on […]

The ancient Buddhist kingdom of Zanskar is hidden deep in the western reaches of the great Himalayas. For most of the year the high passes are inaccessible because of snow, thus giving a very short window of the time during the summer months to explore the remote valley with its villages nestling high up on cliffs, ancient monasteries, deep gorges, high passes and lush greaan fields where peas and buckwheat are grown.

After two days of acclimatization in Leh we drive to Kargil, visiting the famous monasteries of Likir and Lamayuru en route. Our biking begins in the green Suru Valley, beneath the majestic Himalayan peaks of Nun and Kun (both over 7000m) and alongside the snouts of giant glaciers, before ascending gradually towards Pensi La AT 4400m. Here we are awarded with a bird’s-eye view of the massive river of Darung Drung Glacier curving down to the valley floor.
Beyond Pensi La lies the Zanskar Valley with ITS vast stretches of wild valleys adorned by traditional Zanskari villages and surrounded by green fields of barley.

Itinerary at a glance :

Day 1: arrive Delhi, Day 2: Delhi – Leh, Day 3: acclimatization, Day 4: Leh-Kargil – Sanku, Day 5: Sanku – Parkachik, Day 6: Parkachik – Rangdum, Day 7: Rangdum – Chumkurmo, Day 8: Chumkurmo – Padum, Day 9: Padum – Hanumil, Day 10: Hanamur – Nyetse, Day 11: Nyetse – Lingshed, Day 12: Lingshed – Kyukpa La – Photoksar, Day 13: Photoksar – Wanla,
Day 14: Leh – Delhi

Tour Information
Seasons: Jun-Sep
Duration: 14 Days
Grade: Moderate-Strenuous
Max Alt.: 5020 m