Overview

Ladakh Biking Expedition is our favorite event of the year! It gets exciting every year as we keep adding on some extra adventure!

We will be riding our Royal Enfields on those long serene roads and completely off roads with views you will never see anywhere else; camping in the wilderness and dancing around the campfire; and creating everlasting memories! It is definitely an adventure of a lifetime! 

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Riding difficulty – Moderate (Depending on the season & water level on the road)
Riding days – 7 days (Day 3 – Day 10)

Average riding duration – 6 to 7 hours every day
Average riding distance – 120 to 150 km every day

Main Attractions  Leh-Manali Highway, Sarchu Border, Moore Plains, Gata Loops, Zing – Zing Bar, Diskit Monastery, Pangong Tso, Tsomoriri, Hanle, Tsokar

Passes & Altitude – Rohtang Pass(13051 ft), Baralacha La(16400 ft),  Lachulung La(16,600 ft), Tanglang La(17,480 ft), Khardung La(18,379ft)

Note: Manali to Leh by SUV / Tempo Traveller

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The costing is as follows:

SUV - Rs. 37000 per person
Royal Enfield Double sharing (500cc) - Rs. 41000 per person
Royal Enfield Solo riding (350cc) - Rs. 43000 per person
Himalayan Double sharing (411cc) - Rs. 43000 per person
Himalayan Solo riding (411cc) - Rs. 49000 per person
 

10 Nights 11 Days 2nd - 12th July 2019
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Bike, helmet and fuel for riders (Day 3 to Day 10)
  • Stay in the guest house and Swiss tents
  • Dinner and Breakfast
  • Mechanic and support vehicle with an oxygen cylinder and first aid kit
  • Environmental fees and Inner Line Permits

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST- 5% extra
  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Lunch and Snacks/Beverages
  • Entry ticket of Monasteries & Monuments
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions
Highlights
  • Ride on one of the highest motorable road in the world and conquer the highest motorable passes in the Himalayas
  • Test your riding skills on the off roads of Ladakh and enjoy the adrenaline rush!
  • Explore the sheer scenic beauty of Snow covered mountains throughout the journey
  • Mesmerize the bird's eye view of Leh city from the Shanti Stupa
  • Devour the best Momos at Khardungla canteen (Highest motorable pass)
  • Sip hot and refreshing lemon tea at Changla canteen (Third highest motorable pass)
  • Behold the sight of stunning Pangong Lake which is famous for changing colors 
  • Capture the mountainscapes, desertscapes and riverscapes altogether into your lens
  • Ride the Bactrian Double Humped Camel through the white sand dunes in Nubra Valley
Itinerary

Day 1 – Manali to Sarchu (By SUV)
Day 2 – Sarchu to Leh (By SUV)
Day 3 – Acclimatization in Leh
Day 4 – Leh to Nubra valley via Khardungla
Day 5 – Nubra to Pangong Tso via Shayok
Day 6 – Pangong Tso to Hanle
Day 7 – Hanle to Karzok (Tsomoriri) via Chushul
Day 8 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Sarchu via Tsokar
Day 9 – Sarchu to Keylong via Zing Zing Bar & Jispa
Day 10 – Keylong to Manali via Rohtang pass
Day 11 – Departure from Manali


DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 – Manali to Sarchu
First day of driving by SUV will be around 230 km of long and bumpy ride. We will depart early in the morning and reach Sarchu by evening. Stay at Camp in Sarchu.

Day 2 – Sarchu to Leh
Today we cross the Himachal Border to enter Ladakh. Our journey into Ladakh starts with good roads and we depart early today as it will be the longest stretch of the tour. We will be covering a distance of 220km to Leh city. Our travel goes along the Indus River; en-route enjoy the appealing villages, famous hot springs and beautiful monasteries! Stay at Guesthouse in Leh.

Day 3 Acclimatization in Leh
This day take a rest in guest house for acclimatization. Later in the afternoon, post Lunch go around the town to Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace and Local market for some shopping. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh.

Day 4 Leh to Nubra valley via Khardung La
Our ride starts with us conquering the mighty Khardung La (the World's Highest Motorable Road at a height of 18,380 ft). Riding further downhill, we enter the heart of Nubra valley. It is an amazing experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. The ride along the Shayok River to enter Hunder sand dunes is a treat for the eyes. We will visit the oldest and largest monastery, Diskit monastery enroute Hunder in Nubra valley. It is located at an altitude of 3142 meters. Once we arrive at our campsite, we get refreshed and head out to explore the sand dunes. Stay at Guesthouse/Camp in Hunder.

Day 5 Nubra to Pangong Tso via Shayok
Today’s route is actually a shortcut road to reach the famous Pangong Tso via Shayok through rough and rocky terrain and in between water streams. The first glance of the alluring Pangong Lake and its blue waters is enough to leave a lasting impression on your mind. Our campsite for the night, which is our personal favourite, is by the lake itself at Spangmik – 20 km away from the shooting point. Stay at Camp/Guesthouse in Spangmik

Day 6 – Pangong Lake to Hanle via Merak and Chushul
This will be the most scenic ride of the entire trip although the entire stretch is off road. From Spangmik, we will head towards Mann and Merak. We grab our lunch at a small village Chushul and then reach our next destination – Hanle. This is where the Indian Astronomical Observatory is located. Stay at Camp/Guesthouse in Hanle

Day 7 – Hanle to Karzok (Tsomoriri) via Chumathang
We depart from Hanle post breakfast and reach one of the highest lakes in the world. Although much smaller than Pangong Tso, it looks more majestic. With less tourists visiting this place, it makes the places all the more beautiful. We reach campsite by later afternoon. Stay at Camp in Karzok Village

Day 8 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Sarchu via Tsokar & Moore Plains
This long day of riding we will cross Tsokar and Moore Plains. Tso Kar known for its size and depth, is a fluctuating salt lake situated in the Rupshu Plateau and valley in the southern part of Ladakh. As you ride ahead towards Moore Plains, the mountain slopes turn into a palette of colours.

We will witness the exquisite views of this stretch which is going to prove, this is the most tranquil part of the trip. Our next destination is Sarchu - Ladakh & Himachal Border and we reach there by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Sarchu

Day 9 – Sarchu to Keylong via Gata Loops & Zing Zing Bar
We will depart early in the morning and cross the Ladakh border to enter Himachal. The tough roads of Manali and yet beautiful valleys and scenic view is going to spellbound you! We ride through Sarchu (Border of Himachal & J&K states), the well-known Gata loops (Loops of the haunted), Lachulung La, Baralacha La, Zing Zing Bar. Enthralled Gata Loops start at 15,302 feet and 21 loops take you down to altitude of 13,780 feet. This road have been created out of nowhere to get human access via road to most improbable of places. We will reach Keylong by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Keylong.

Day 10 – Keylong to Manali via Rohtang Pass
Our last ride of the expedition will reach us to Manali via Valley of Lahaul & Rohtang Pass. The tough roads of Manali and yet beautiful valleys and scenic view is definitely a breathtaking experience. Stay at Guesthouse in Manali.

Day 11 – Departure from Manali
Thus your Ladakh Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.

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