Mahindra Adventure Authentic Zanskar Escape This brand-new all women expedition from the Mahindra Adventure stable is already a trend setter. Zanskar valley is inhospitable with temperatures dipping below -3o in peak winter. Even during the prime season, Zanskar is in the agenda of only the determined traveler/trekker who is willing to take hardship as the path to being in stunning corner high in the mountains. Because it is tough to reach there are a smaller number of tourists in this region. The expedition will get flagged off from Chandigarh and halt at Manali two nights before going ahead to Jispa – the idea is to get acclimatized before you climb higher. Zanskar Valley is arid since it is at a height of 13154 ft but makes up with gushing rivers and snow-capped peaks shielding it from the rest of the world. The expedition will camp at Purne before reaching Padum. Padum has more creature comforts and even an ATM and fuel station. The region is a haven for monastery enthusiasts as there are many strewn around. After another halt at Alchi known for its temples next to the river, the expedition will take you to the 11000 ft comfort of Leh which has its own charm. You get a free day to just laze in the sun or shop for curios and treat yourself to a German bakery treat while at it. Ah, the cinnamon cake is worth driving all the way up! And yes, motorcycle enthusiasts can hire bikes and have a blast too. The last day of the event will be a marathon run to Srinagar where luxurious house boats will be ready to lull you to sleep. Unless you want to let your hair down!