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9 Days of Riding through the rough and unexplored terrians of himalayas.

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captures the thrill and adventure of exploring the wilderness on two wheels, and the sense of freedom that comes with it.

Experience the beauty of Zanskar Valley in India with Brm Expeditions’ Guided Motorcycle Tour, TOUR DE ZANSKAR. Explore traditional villages, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas. Ride on powerful motorcycles through high mountain passes and deep river valleys. Safety and enjoyment are a top priority with Brm Expditions, providing high-quality motorcycles, safety gear, and expert guides who know the region intimately.

At a Glance

Quick Look

Tour Duration

9 Days

Pillion Friendly


Max Altitude

5539 m




1150 $ onwards


900 kms

Group Size

14 Riders Max


Fixed / Custom


1200 $

Tour Highlights

  • Camp near Gonbo Rangjon peak believed to be the abode of several deities.
  • Ride through the remotest and amoung the toughest regions of Himalayas.
  • Visit ancient Buddhist Monasteries and observe the daily routines of monks.
  • Experience the impressive & enchanting culture of Himalayas.
  • Viist Phutkal Monastery situated at the mouth of a cave on a cliff accessible only by trek in remote valley.
  • Ride Through Atal Tunnel , the Longest highway Tunnel in the World !
  • Ride to Khardung La Pass,  the highest motorable pass in the world.
  • Ride through newly opened Shinku- La Pass to Zanskar.
  • See Lamayuru Moon Land, famous for its unique landscape that resembles the surface of the moon.
  • Visit Kargil War Memorial, which pays tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives during the 1999 Kargil War.
  • Experience the unique Magnetic Hill known for its unique gravity defying phenomenon.

Gonbo Rangjon

Often Referred to as Gods peak by the local Buddhist population, Gonbo Rongjon is a standalone rocky precipice near Kargyak Village. It’s a great camping site and offers a perfect backdrop for night photography.

Phutkal Monastry

One of the oldest monasteries of the Ladakh – Zanskar region, accessible only via a trek. Monastery is above the Tsarap River, surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful landscape.


Famous for the Monastery and landscape that resemble the surface of moon, Lamayuru is probably what you would have seen in photographs of Ladakh.

Khardungla with Brm Expeditions

Khardungla Pass

Visit the Highest Motorable Pass in the world, at an altitude of 5,359 meters (17,582 feet), and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys,


Explore the town of Padum and see the largest monastery in Padum, Karsha Monastery.

Atal Tunnel

The longest ( 9.2kms ) highway tunnel in the world at over 3000 mts and a marvel of Indian engineering and technological capability.

Tour Overview

Deep within the rugged terrain of the Indian Himalayas lies Zanskar Valley, a remote and mystical land that beckons adventure seekers and wanderlust enthusiasts. Zanskar is a destination that promises unparalleled natural beauty, cultural richness, and the thrill of exploration. It is through this region that we intend to take you a 9 day motorcycle tour .

BRM Expedition’s Tour de Zanskar is not just a ride, it’s a journey through this land of mystique, beauty, and spirituality. It’s a trip that will challenge your limits, broaden your horizons and leave you richer for experience. This Tour is not just about the scenic beauty and cultural immersion; it’s also a test of your riding skills and endurance. The roads here are challenging, good long stretches of off road riding and some river crossings as well.

Through this tour, you’ll have the chance to set up camp under the starry Himalayan skies, feeling a profound connection with nature and the universe. The clear, unpolluted skies of Zanskar offer some of the best stargazing opportunities in the world. You’ll also get an opportunity to hike along Tserap river to Phutkal Monastery, and observe the life of monks first hand. The activities that you participate in on this tour compliment the ride making it a more rounded off and holistic experience. 

Tour De Zanskar is also a journey through time. Starting from a small tourist town like Manali to Zanskar, a region where electricity is still finding its way and on to Leh which is on fast track to becoming a tier I city, you get to live through all the variations in nine days time.

So Join us on this fascinating ride and explore a side of Himalayas that still embodies the past as it embraces the future.

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Tour De Zanskar - Motorcycle Tour MAP by BRM EXPEDITIONS

Where we ride

We welcome you to Manali and assist with hotel checkin. The meeting with the group Captain and Bikes allocation is scheduled for early afternoon. After the bikes are allotted you are taken for a ride around town which you test the bikes. While doing so, we also cover some popular spots in Manali like the Hadimba temple, Naggar castle etc. Evening is free for you to explore the mall road and shop for anything you may require but might not have brought along.

Distance : Kms

Our Tour De Zanskar starts in earnest. We have 150 kms to travel and some great landscape to capture. We start off early in the morning, as we ride through the Atal Tunnel, to Sissu, our first halt. A noticeable change in Landscape welcomes you to Lahaul And Spiti Valley . We ride through the wonderful roads of Keylong and Jispa and onto Darcha, where we leave the Manali -Leh highway and take the newly constructed Darcha- Padum Highway. 

Riding through some breath taking landscape, our next halt is Shinku-la Pass, at an altitude of 16,700 feet. The road leading upto shinkula pass is mostly tarmac and the ride is comfortable. As we begin to descend the pass, tarmac gives way to gravel and the next 30 kms to our destination, Gonbo Ronjon is on gravel roads. we camp for the night in a beautiful little pasture at the feet of the Mighty Gonbo Ronjon mountain.

Zanskar Valley Motorcycle tour is all about creating memories. Beautiful landscape and rugged roads. In a nutshell this day will symbolise what Tour de Zanskar by BRM Expeditions is. You wake up from a comfortable nights sleep in a camp by a small stream of water flowing by and look out to see the sun rays measuring the might of Gonbo Ronjon and we promise it would be one of the best morning of your life. Take some time for photography around the peak as our team prepares fresh breakfast for you. 

After breakfast we begin the ride to Purney, a short one compared to the previous day but Purney is an important halt as we get set to explore the Zanskar valley. The ride is mostly through gravel road and takes 2-3 hrs. we reach Purney around Lunch, set up camps and prepare the lunch while you can go skinny dipping in some of the bluest waters in Himalayas. Evening at campsite,  share some drinks, music and stories.

Another Early morning awaits but this time we don’t saddle up for bike ride. A hike is on the agenda as we trek to the Phutkal Gompa, one of the oldest in Indian Himalayas and the only one still accessible only by foot. The hike through barren mountain and along a clear blue stream makes the experience all the more unique.  Hot meal welcomes our famished bodies as we return to campsite. After resting for a bit, its time to get back on the bikes and ride on to Padum, the main town of Zanskar Valley. We reach Padum in evening and check in to a nice cosy hotel.


This day is scheduled to give you a break from daily riding and allowing you some time to familiarize yourself with the local way of life. You can explore the gompa, chat with Monks, shop for souvenirs and explore the local market. There are some trails around Padum that you can ride to as well, in case you want to explore on wheels.


we resume the riding with Kargil being our destination for Day 6. The 240 km ride is mostly on good roads and takes us through some natural wonders along the Zanskar- Kargil road. We witness Drang Drung Glacier, the biggest in Asia and also get to ride past the NUN Kun mountains, the highest peaks in Ladakh region. Another intersting halt on the road is for thr Random Monastery, a fine example of preservation of Buddhist culture. As we reach Panikhar, you can sense coming back to civilisation as small villages, schools and shops begin to cross by regularly. Evening in Kargil in a comfortable hotel.

The best riding conditions welcome us as we set out for a 230 km ride from Kargil to Leh. The wide, metalled roads and lovely landscape is our constant companion on this stretch of the journey. Our first halt is Lamayuru, also known as the moorland because of its otherworldly landscape. The Monastery at Lamayuru is a must visit place and offers  calm and a spiritual experience. 

The other places of interest on the road from Kargil to Leh include Sangam, the confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers, Magnetic Hill, where vehicles defy gravity and Gurudwara Sri Pathar Sahib, a holy shrine for Sikhs. We take our time, enjoy the sights and sites and reach our nice hotel by evening. 

This day in Leh is reserved for you to explore the local market, hunt for souvenirs or take some well deserved rest in your hotel rooms. We also have short ride to Shanti Stupa and the Leh Palace on schedule for you as we make preperations for you to visit the Khardungla pass.

Our last riding day of the tour and we pick up bikes from Local vendor and ride to the erstwhile highest motorable pass in the world, KHARDUNGLA. This is the last spot we cover on this tour and also it’s the most famous Landmark for tourists visiting Ladakh.   The dinner at hotel brings our tour to an official end.

Distance : Kms

Transport to leh airport is arranged for you to fly back to Delhi and onwards.

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Zanskar Mysteries

Tales of Phuktal Gompa: Echoes from the Cliffside Monastery

Nestled within the rugged terrain of Ladakh, India, the ancient Phuktal Gompa emerges as a beacon of spiritual devotion and architectural marvel. Perched dramatically on the face of a sheer cliff, the monastery’s history is woven with tales of devoted monks, sacred teachings, and the relentless flow of the Zanskar River.

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Zanskar Mysteries

Gonbo Rangjon: Guardian of the Zanskar Mountains

High in the rugged Zanskar region, where towering peaks touch the heavens and glaciers guard ancient secrets, the name Gonbo Rangjon resonates as a beacon of hope and protection.​

This is a tale you might have never heard of !

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We are also happy to organize this tour as a Private Tour with your group, your private tour date.

Common questions about the Tour

Answers to some basic questions you might have about this trip .

You should hold a valid motorcycle driving license. An international Driving License though not mandatory is better for you as it would ease any insurance claims that might arise.


You would need a valid passport good for at least 6 months after the last day of the tour you are participating in. You are also advised to carry medical insurance as well as travel insurance that sufficiently covers the bike, you and any third party damages/injuries.


In Event of Sickness or Injury, The BRM Expeditions Support team will try to get the participant to the nearest medical facility. Any Costs or expenditures incurred as a result are to be paid by the participant. Also, depending on the nature of Sickness/ injury and in consultation with the local medical examiner, the BRM Expedition staff reserves the right to cancel the participation of the affected individual. No refund shall be offered in such a case.


No. The tour prices do not cover any Airfare, Be it International or Domestic. The price quoted for a tour can be Inclusive of Taxes, and the confirmation for the same is shared on every tours Included Section.


Yes. The participants must get their riding gear consisting a Hemet, armored Jacket and trousers, Eye Protection Gear, Arm and Knee guards. You can write in to us to discuss the gear and if you want to purchase some in India. Though its better to bring your own gear, BRM Expeditions can offer some gear if one finds getting his gear along difficult.


For Every Tour That We Organize, An Inclusions / Exclusion Section Is Shared. You May Contact Us If There Is Any Question Or If You Want More Clarity Around Any Points.


Yes, Lodging For All Our Tours Are On Double-Occupancy Basis, But You Can Choose To Avail Of Single-Occupancy Lodging For An Additional Charge.


Yes, We Always Have Support Vehicles In Our Tours Which Have More Than 5 Bikes. Our Support Vehicles Normally Include Isuzu Dmax Vcross 4×4 And Mahindra XUV500. On Our Larger Groups We Take A Tempo Traveller. These Vehicles Carry All Your Luggage, Spare Fuel And Spares As Well.


Yes. A Passenger Can Join A Tour As A Pillion Or Can Book A Seat In SUV.  Please Write To Us For More Info Regarding This Option.

Yes, We Can Securely Store Any Item At Our Base Until You Return And We Can Even Courier Your Luggage To Your Forward Location If Hiring One Way. If You Are Picking Up The Luggage From Same Place U Left It, Its Free Of Charge. But If U Need To Get It Sent Somewhere Else, Extra Charges Apply.

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We provide Premium Motorcycle Tours across India, Nepal and Bhutan. Our Moist polular touring destinations includes Leh, Spiti, Pangi, Zanskar Valley , Rajasthan , Kerala and Goa.


BRM Expeditions, Vashisht – Manali – 175103 – Dist. Kullu – Himachal Pradesh – India.


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