an unscripted journey!
Embark on an exhilarating motorcycling expedition to Zanskar Valley, where every biker's spirit will be ignited. Nestled in the captivating high altitude semi-desert, lying on the northern flank of the Himalayan Range. Zanskar Valley will enthral you with enchanting natural splendour, captivating riders at every step across its awe-inspiring rugged landscapes. This gateway to the majestic Himalayan high passes beckons the adventurous, offering a truly unforgettable ride.
Get ready to traverse the roads less taken!
12th August - 23rd August 2023
11 Nights - 12 Days
Mountain roads, water crossings & extreme off-roads
35°C to -3°C*
709 ft to 19024 ft MSL
Arrival at Chandigarh
The team checks in to their hotels post 2 PM and the day begins with the document verification along with TVS technicians examining the group’s performance machines. This is followed by ‘Greet & Meet’ & a short briefing session about the ride, the terrains and the weather. We end the day with dining & an overnight stay at Chandigarh.
Chandigarh to Narkanda
The journey begins with an early breakfast as the group rides to Narkanda, a treasure trove located about 60 km away from Shimla. Enjoying the evening in this beautiful hill town, the riders relish their dinner & then settle for an overnight stay at the hotel.
6-7 HRS 186KM NARKANDA
Narkanda to Kalpa
Embark on a captivating journey from Narkanda to Kalpa, as you traverse through breath-taking landscapes and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of snow-capped peaks, winding roads, and lush valleys, as the route takes you on a soul-stirring adventure. Experience the thrill of discovering hidden gems along the way, as you soak in the tranquillity and serenity of this remarkable passage.
9-10 HRS 236KM Kalpa
Kalpa to Kaza
The riders begin their journey to the most scintillating valley - The Spiti Valley. A fascinating ride begins through the cliff-hugging route surrounded by tall overarching pinewoods & apple orchards from Kalpa to Sumdo Border, where they enter Spiti Valley. Visiting Nako & Tabo Villages, en route to Kaza, the riders settle for a calm and peaceful evening at a campsite.
7-8 HRS Kaza 190KM
Kaza to Jispa
Marvel at the majestic snow-capped peaks, meandering rivers, and quaint Himalayan villages along the way to Jispa. Experience the thrill of navigating treacherous mountain passes while being rewarded with breath-taking vistas at every turn. This unforgettable expedition offers a glimpse into the raw beauty and serenity of the Himalayas, leaving you with cherished memories of an epic adventure.
9-10 HRS 240KM Jispa
Jispa to Padum
You now traverse through rugged mountain roads, crossing high passes and deep river valleys, as you witness the untouched grandeur of the Himalayas. Discover ancient monasteries, picturesque villages, and surreal landscapes that seem straight out of a dream. This expedition is a true pilgrimage for adventurers, offering an authentic taste of the mystical and untamed terrain of Zanskar. Prepare to be enchanted by its raw wilderness and find solace in its serene tranquillity.
9-10 HRS 210KM Padum
Padum to Kargil
Get ready to witness the striking contrast of barren landscapes and towering mountains as you navigate through narrow mountain roads and winding river valleys. Encounter the rich cultural heritage of the region, exploring ancient monasteries and traditional villages along the way. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals and savour the flavours of the local cuisine. This expedition is a gateway to discovering the hidden gems of Zanskar while immersing yourself in its captivating landscapes and vibrant cultural tapestry.
9-10 HRS 230KM Kargil
Kargil to Leh
Embark on an exhilarating journey from Kargil to Leh, traversing the dramatic landscapes and cultural immersion of Ladakh. Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of towering mountains, deep valleys, and vast open spaces as you drive through the rugged terrain. Encounter historic landmarks, such as the famous Lamayuru Monastery and the magnetic hill, that reveal the region's rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Experience the thrill of crossing high-altitude mountain passes, including the renowned Fotu La, and be rewarded with panoramic vistas that take your breath away.
9-10 HRS 220KM Leh
Rest day at Leh
A rest day in Leh is a rejuvenating experience, where one can surrender to the serene surroundings and recharge their weary souls. Surrounded by majestic mountains and clear blue skies, Leh offers an ideal opportunity to unwind and soak in the ethereal beauty of nature. Whether strolling through the vibrant market lanes, exploring ancient monasteries, or simply savoring local delicacies, a rest day in Leh provides a blissful escape from the chaotic world, allowing visitors to find solace in the serenity of this enchanting destination.
Leh to Sarchu
Embarking on the journey from Leh to Sarchu is an adventure of a lifetime. As the road winds through the mesmerizing landscapes of Ladakh, one is greeted by breath-taking vistas at every turn. From Leh's charming valleys to the barren beauty of Sarchu, the journey is a rollercoaster of emotions. The rugged terrain, high mountain passes, and the ever-changing colours of the landscape create a surreal experience. Amidst the vast expanse, one can witness the indomitable spirit of nature and the raw beauty of the Himalayas. The Leh to Sarchu journey is not just a physical passage but a transformative odyssey, leaving travellers in awe of the awe-inspiring wonders that Ladakh has to offer.
9-10 HRS 260KM Sarchu
Sarchu to Manali
The journey from Sarchu to Manali is a thrilling expedition through the majestic Himalayas. As the road descends from the high-altitude desert of Sarchu, one is greeted by lush green valleys and cascading rivers. The landscape transforms from barren stretches to picturesque meadows and dense forests. Along the way, one can witness the beauty of Rohtang Pass, where snow-capped peaks and glistening glaciers create a breath-taking panorama.
7-8 HRS 190KM Manali
Manali to Chandigarh
As one leaves the serene hills of Manali, the road meanders through lush valleys and charming towns which offers glimpses of the mighty Beas River, which flows alongside, enhancing the beauty of the surroundings. The journey gradually transitions from the mountainous terrain to the plains of Chandigarh, where wide, well-maintained highways await. The drive is a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern convenience, allowing travellers to enjoy the best of both worlds. Whether it's the panoramic views, the refreshing air, or the anticipation of reaching the vibrant city of Chandigarh, the journey from Manali to Chandigarh is a delightful experience.
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"Riding to Leh every time adds different experiences. I always wanted to see a different trail in the mountains every time something different that would interest my visualisations, so as AOG always keeps on adding new route plans. Last year AOG ride to Leh was added with Offroad trails and Offroad training session with Aishwarya Pissay and I must say the experience was totally worth it! Every point in the itinerary was covered with ample time to relax and enjoy with fellow AOG riders."
"The last AOG ride to leh ladakh was absolutely a lifetime experience. To witness the beauty with such support from AOG and riding along with Aishwarya Pissay. Couldn't have done it any better way than this. I want to thank the whole team for making this happen and I'll surely be back for more AOG madness!!"
"The AOG Ride to Leh was the best ride of AOG. From the first day to the last day the ride's terrain gets tougher but team TVS made it easier day by day. "
"Our AOG Leh ride was a life-changing experience. I’ve been riding bikes for 20 years and was still not aware of many riding techniques. I learned a lot of them during the AOG Leh Ladakh Ride. It gave me a lot of memories and I’m extremely happy to be part of AOG! "