Overview

Ladakh Biking Expedition is our favourite event of the year! It gets exciting every year as we keep adding on some extra adventure. In this batch, we explore the Mighty Ladakh only on "RE Himalayan", a machine which is built for ‘No roads’ on the craziest route to visit all the major destination without repeating a road. Himalayan, on tough and versatile terrain, will be a perfect ride for hardcore and passionate bikers.

Let's ride our Himalayan 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; Rafting in the mighty Zanskar River; and creating everlasting memories. 

It is definitely going to be an adventure of a lifetime! ____________________________________________________________________________________

Riding difficulty – Moderate (Depending on the season & water level on the road)
Riding days – 8 days (Day 1 – Day 8)

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

Main Attractions  Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Tsokar, Nubra Valley, Indian astronomical observatory at Hanle, Diskit & Lamayuru Monastery, Sonamarg, Kargil 

Passes & Altitude – Khardung La (18,379ft), Chang La (17,586 ft), Taglang La, (17,480 ft), Zoji La (11,578 ft)

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The costing is as follows:

SUV - Rs. 32,000 per person 
Himalayan Double sharing - Rs. 39,000 per person
Himalayan Solo riding - Rs. 44,000 per person
 

9 Nights 10 Days 6th - 15th June 2019
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Bike, helmet and fuel for riders (Day 1 to Day 8)
  • 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 
  • Pick up from Leh Airport

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Entry ticket of Monasteries & Monuments
  • River Rafting expenses
  • Lunch and Snacks / Beverages
  • 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
  • Experience a unique and diverse white water river rafting expedition in the Zanskar River
  • 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 – Acclimatization in Leh
Day 2 – Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla
Day 3 – Nubra to Turtuk to Nubra
Day 4 – Nubra to Pangong Tso via Shayok
Day 5 – Pangong Tso to Hanle via Chushul
Day 6 – Hanle to Karzok (Tsomoriri) via Mahe Bridge 
Day 7 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Gya / Lato via Tsokar
Day 8 – Gya / Lato to Leh
Day 9 – Leh to Kargil via Lamayuru + River rafting (By SUV)
Day 10 – Kargil to Srinagar via Zojila Pass (By SUV)

Note: Upon the request of the clients, we customise the itinerary to include/exclude travel to Srinagar or Manali side journey. The cost will vary accordingly.


DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 - Acclimatization in Leh
Once we are done with orientation and briefing, we go on an acclimatization walk across the town to Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. The rest of the day is for relaxation and some shopping. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh

Day 2 - Leh to Nubra valley
Today’s 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. Then 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 Camp/Guesthouse in Hunder

Day 3 – Nubra to Turtuk to Nubra
Around 80km further north from Hunder (Nubra), we reach a beautiful village which was part of former Baltistan. Turtuk is one of the last unexplored places in Leh - Ladakh and village still retains the pristine with very hospitable local people. We return to Hunder same day. Stay at Camp/Guesthouse in Hunder

Day 4 - Nubra to Pangong Tso via Shayok
Our ride today is the short cut to the famous Pangong Tso via Shayok where we maneuver our bikes on rocky terrain and in between water streams. It will definitely not seem like a short cut though! Our campsite for the night, which is our personal favourite, is by the lake itself at Spangmik. Stay at Camp/Guesthouse in Spangmik

Day 5 – Pangong Tso to Hanle via 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 6 – Hanle to Karzok (Tsomoriri) via Mahe Bridge 
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 near the Lake

Day 7 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Gya / Lato via Tsokar
After exploring around Tsomoriri Lake in the morning, we depart to our next destination at Tso Kar which is fairly nearby. 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. Then head to Gya village which is located in the gorge created by the River Gya. Stay at Guesthouse in Gya

Day 8 – Gya / Lato to Leh
Today’s ride comprises good roads of Manali-Leh Highway. Before reaching Leh, we will cross the third highest motorable road - Tanglang La. Reach Leh by evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh

Day 9 – Leh to Lamayuru to Kargil + River Rafting
After all the hardcore riding on tough roads, we sit back and enjoy the Srinagar Highway in SUV / Tempo Traveller. We wash off all the dust from our crazy journey by plunging into the waters of Zanskar River! We will go on a crazy rafting expedition which you will surely cherish. We then head to the Moonland of Ladakh – Lamayuru Monastery. Then reach Kargil by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Kargil.

Day 10 – Kargil - Srinagar via Zojila Pass & Sonamarg
The last leg of our journey leads to Srinagar! We will visit the famous Kargil War Memorial which was built in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army. Once you reach the Zojila pass, you are going to have an amazing view of the mighty Himalayan Mountains, which makes the ride worth. We will reach Srinagar by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Srinagar. Thus your Ladakh Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.

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