Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom.Ladakh has something for everyone and it never breaks anyone’s expectations. Picture-perfect gompas, serenity, exceptionally maintained culture. It's a little corner of Tibet marooned in the furthest reaches of India.
Ladakh, a union territory of India. People here are very sincere and honest, show respect to locals when you will be here. It is also known as 'The Land of the Mystic Lamas', 'The Broken Moon land', or 'The Last Shangri-La'. Every nook and corner of this territory has beauty which can only be withnessed by being there.
And we can all agree that there is something about the mountains that makes them irresistible for everyone. And the crown jewel in the Indian Himalayas, Ladakh is a name you will find on almost every traveller's list; whether it’s “to go” or “been there, done that”. The walls of dramatic mountains that hem in Ladakh make for an unforgettable landscape.
Accommodation: On Triple Sharing basis in Hotel/Camp mentioned as per the itinerary (Double Sharing basis for couples).
Food: 10 Breakfast 9 Dinner.
Bike: Royal Enfield bike.
Fuel: For the entire journey (As per itinerary).
Backup Support: Backup vehicle with mechanic.
Guide: Dedicated Tour Guide & Tour Captain(s).
Medical: First-Aid medical kits. An Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the car in case of emergency.
This adventurous trip starts with your arrival in Manali, check-in to the hotel, make yourself comfortable to relax till afternoon. Taste the flavours of the delicious Indian cuisine at the buffet organized at the hotel. After Lunch, we have organised a tour briefing session about the details of the activities, route, challenges SOPs, Do's and Dont's and other useful information related to our journey. Then comes the most important part, introduction to your main partner on this tour, your motorbike.
You Wake up early, fully recharged and begin your adventure. We start our ride to Rohtang Pass (3978 meters) via Manali. The beautiful Rohtang pass is the gateway to our bike tour. Rohtang actually means a “pile of corpses” and the name derived from a lot of people dying in bad weather, trying to cross the pass in old times. But do not let that scare you. The 112 km to Rohtang is a feast for eyes because of the beautiful vistas all around you. Road to Rohtang is a mix of super smooth and super rough patches. Kokhsar is the first village in Lahaul Valley and road bifurcates towards Spiti at Gramphoo, little before Kokhsar. We proceed towards Jispa as it is the last destination for the day via Kokhsar - Sisu - Tandi - Keylong. Enjoy your stay at Jispa after dinner and recharge yourself for the next day.
Today you will be riding to Sarchu and will be passing through Darcha – Sumdo – Patsio – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur. Roads here are somewhat better than so far on this route. You will come across beautiful Deepak taal after Darcha. Right after Deepak Taal, the ascent towards Baralacha La starts. Baralacha La ( Alt 5000m ) is where you will
encounter snow again. Chances are that you will experience Acute Mountain Sickness for the first time in this region. Road conditions will keep changing from bad to good to bad again in this area. You will be guided to the camps for the overnight stay at Sarchu.
Today will be the most challenging day until we reach Leh, we will be passing through Gata Loops – Nakeela – Lachulung La – Pang – Moore Plains – Tanglang La – Upshi – Karu. Gata Loops is a series of 21 hairpin bends that take you to the top of Nakeela La, your 3rd high mountain pass on this route. Right after Nakeela, after descending down for a few kilometers, you will again start climbing up the 4th high mountain pass of this route, Lachulung La, one of the easier passes.
You will be passing through Pang then Moore Plains a 30-35 km of plane stretch. After the more plains start the tough climb towards.
After crossing this pass, you will ride through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh via Gya – Upshi - Karu. En-route, get to see the monasteries of Thiksey and Shey. Check-in to your hotel and spend your time exploring the local places. Rest for the night.
After breakfast we leave to visit the famous Magnetic Point, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and The Hall of fame. We also visit the Sangam which is the confluence of the Zanskar and the Indus river. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel. We will visit Shanti Stupa and nearby Monasteries. The architecture and beauty of Shanti Stup is unexplainable. The altitude of Shanti Stupa allows us to picturize the entire view of Leh Ladakh. Evening you can explore the shiny markets of Leh city.
Today we start our local tour of Leh after breakfast. We will ride to Nubra. We will stop at south Pullu for munching break before conquering Khardungla top. Another break at north Pullu then to the deskit monastery followed by hunder sand dunes where you can ride a double hump camel. Reach your camp get fresh and enjoy your meal at the camp and overnight stay.
Today After breakfast we start for Pangong. You will be riding alongside the river Shyok. The total distance on this road between Nubra and Pangong Tso is approximately 200 km and the total travel time is about 7 hours. We will be passing through Khalsar - Agam -Shyok - Durbok - Tangste before reaching Pangong. We will have our lunch at Durbok. Check-in to your camps, take some rest and get fresh. Enjoy the mesmerizing views or take a walk along the Pangong Lake. Overnight in camp.
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to head towards Leh. Explore Leh the whole day. Shop at the local markets and visit the Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist white-dome huge structure which overlooks Changspa. Enjoy a great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range. Enjoy the comfort of your hotel.
This is the day when you start your journey back to Manali. Bid adieu to Leh and begin your ride. We will be taking the same route we followed while reaching Leh - Ladhak and this time you will be having the second and the final chance to record your videos, take pictures, visit or take small halts at the places you missed before. Jispa lies in the middle of the two beautiful destinations, Manali and Leh. Have a comfortable stay in the camp/hotels.
In the morning, begin your drive through the Jispa plain. Enjoy the beauty crossing through Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass will challenge you with mini-rivers of mud. Ride through the obstacles to reach Manali. Reach Manali by 5 in the evening.
Fuel For BYOB.
Fee: On actuals (wildlife tax, Environment Tax, Forest Permits etc.) Personal Expenses (Snacks / Water Bottles / Energy Drinks).
Not Mentioned: Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusions.
Taxes: As Applicable.
Security Deposit: INR5000 per bike (refundable).
- Unscheduled stay due to landslide/natural calamity.
- Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure” and evacuation charges.