Zanskar and Nubra Valley

Please note that all our trips are ex-Chandigarh. If you wish to begin from Delhi, please add a day or 250 km to your plan.

Trip Plan 1: Major stoppage points:

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Inclusions:  Zanskar, Nubra, Pangong tso

Duration: 15 days

Daywise Plan:

Day 1: Chandigarh to Ramban via Ropar, Pathankot, Lakhanpur, Udhampur, Patni top, Ramban-450KM  – 10-12 hours

//Things to see: Not much till Patni Top, views, Patni Top is a hill station akin Shimla/Manali. Ramban has the world famous Khajuria da Dhaba serving mouth watering Rajmah Chawal from Jammu. Must visit.

Day 2:  Ramban – Banihal-Anantnag fork- Srinagar – Sonmarg – 220km – 6-8 hours 

Views, the Titanic view point after Jawahar Tunnel, Sightseeing in Srinagar includes Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shankaracharya Hill, Hazratbal Mosque. Things to eat: Wazwaan at Ahdoos(Residency road), food at Shamiyana(Wazwaan, at the Dal)–try Rista, Goshtaba, Yakhni, food around the Hazratbal Shrine.

Day 3:  Sonmarg-Drass-Kargil-Panikhar-Tangole – 195KM 8-10 hours

Views, the Zoji-La pass is breathtakingly beautiful, views around Drass and Kargil are impeccable. Food is basic almost everywhere. Please get extra fuel from Kargil(2-10L depending on your bike)

Day 4: Tangole-Parkachik-Rangdum-Pensi La-Drang Durang view-Padum – 165KM  10-12 Hours

Views: Amazing. especially at the glacier view point 200m from the Pensi-La pass. Food will be basic.

Day 5:  Padum Rest day + Sightseeing – Padum – Zangla – Karsha – Stongday – Padum 80KM

Lots to see around Padum including the Zangla fort 40km from the city to the Karsha, Stongday and other small monasteries around the city. Food in Padum is basic. There is a petrol pump in Padum. If its open, please do tank up.

Day 6: Relaxed drive Padum to Tangole, 165km 10-12 hours

Views, basic food

Day 7: Tangole – Kargil- Mulbekh – Fotu-la – Lamayuru – 175KM 6-7 hours

Mulbekh has the towering 35ft high Maitreya Buddha statue. Must see, half an hour out from Kargil. Lamayuru is an ancient monastery close to Fotu-La pass. breathtaking views, amazing monastery. must visit.

Day 8: Lamayuru-Leh 110km 6 Hours

The Abandoned Alchi Monastery is worth a visit here. Amazing. Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara are attractions enroute except the breath taking views one encounters here. The citadel at Bagso and the confluence of the Indus at Nimmu are also amazing.

Day 9:  Leh-Khardung La-Diskit-Hundar 125km, 6hours

The city of Leh has many attractions. The city Palace. the Fort, the Castle at Tsemo, the Zorawar fort, the War museum, Likir Monastery, Spituk Monastery, Old Leh road, the Leh historical tour, the Shanti Stupa, Khardung La is the worlds highest motorable road. You’ll see sand dunes and Bactarian camelsbetween Diskit and Hundar.  Multicuisine food is available at Leh

Day 10: Diskit-Khardung La-Leh-Choglamsar-Stakna-Karu-Chemrey-Chang La-Tangtse 250km, 10 hours

Shey Palace/Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Monastery at Karu, Views from the Chang la pass, Pangong Tso lake. basic food.

Alternative day 10: Diskit – Agham- Wari La- Tangtse 130km, 6-8 hours

Basic food, amazing views all through

Day 11: Tangtse – Pangong Tso – Tangtse 4-5 Hours 

Pangong tso lake and the marmots enroute are amazing.

Day 12: Tangtse – Chang La – Karu – Rumtse – Taglang La- Mori Plains – Pang 225 KM, 8-10 Hours

Views to die for! Basic food

Day 13: Pang – Zing Zing Bar- Sarchu- Baralacha La- Darcha -Jispa 160km, 6-8 hours

Amazing views and an ever-changing landscape.

Day 14: Jispa-Keylong-khoksar – Rohtang – Manali 140km, 6-8 Hours

Jispa is exceptionally pretty, green and alpine. Wonderful food at places. Manali is a busy town. stick to the old manali area. Places to see in Manali: Hadimba Temple, Manu temple, Vashisht, Solang, trout fishing in various places.Good food at Manali

Day 15: Manali – Kullu – Mandi – Swarghat- Kiratpur – Ropar – Chandigarh 310km, 8-10 hours

The weather gets hotter post mandi. Places to see: Naggar fort close to kullu, Roerich art gallery, temples in Kullu.