Overview

Ladakh Biking Expedition is our favourite event of the year! It gets exciting every year as we keep adding on some extra adventure or some new off beat route and destination. In this batch, we explore some new lakes and test your riding skills on off roads of Mighty Ladakh 

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 – Difficult (Depending on the season & water level on the road. Lot of off roads)
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  Yaye Tso, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Tsokar, Nubra Valley, Indian astronomical observatory at Hanle, Diskit & Lamayuru Monastery,  

Passes & Altitude – Khardung La (18,379ft), Chang La (17,586 ft), Taglang La, (17,480 ft), Wari La (17,427 ft)

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The costing is as follows:

SUV - Rs. 37000 per person

Royal Enfield Double sharing (500cc) - Rs. 38000 per person

Royal Enfield Solo riding (350cc) - Rs. 45000 per person

Royal Enfield Solo riding (500cc) - Rs. 46000 per person

Himalayan Double sharing - Rs. 39000 per person

Himalayan Solo riding - Rs. 47000 per person

9 Nights 10 Days 17th - 26th July 2020
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Bike, helmet and fuel for riders (Day 1 to Day 8)
  • Stay in the Homestays, 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 
  • Leh Airport Pick up and Drop

What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST- 5% extra
  • 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 Sakti via Wari La 
Day 5 – Sakti to Mann near Pangong Tso via Changla 
Day 6 – Pangong Tso to Nyoma via Chushul and Yaye Tso Lake 
Day 7 – Nyoma to Hanle to Karzok 
Day 8 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Leh via Tsokar and Taglang La 
Day 9 – Leh to Nimmoo for River Rafting + Hall of Fame + Leisure
Day 10 - Depart from Leh

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 by 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 in Hunder

Day 3 – Nubra to Turtuk to Thang 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. Post lunch, we head further north towards the Indo Pak Border - Thang. A quick briefing by the Indian Army officer at the border and we return to Hunder same day. Stay at Camp in Hunder

Day 4 – Nubra to Sakti via Wari La 
From Hunder, we trace back the route up to Khalsar and take deviation towards Pangong Lake road. But at Agyam village, we take another deviation towards Wari La - fourth highest motorable pass. From there we roll down on the off road towards a small and scenic Sakti village. Post lunch, we head to Sakti monastery, if time and energy permits. Overnight in homestay in Sakti 

Day 5 – Sakti to Mann near Pangong Tso via Changla 
Early departure from the homestay after delicious homely food. We start the ride by climbing the 2nd highest motorable pass - Chang la! Lunch at Durbuk and head straight towards Pangong Tso. We will pass by all the touristy cliche' locations and stay at the most scenic Mann village after Spangmik. Stay in guesthouse in Mann

Day 6 – Pangong Tso to Nyoma via Chushul and Yaye Tso Lake 
Today's ride will be the most difficult, scenic and off beat ride of the entire trip with loads of off roads and unexplored lakes. From Chushul we deviate towards the unconventional route and reach Mirpal Tso and Yaye Tso lakes. You will be mesmirised by the sheer beauty and isolation of the place. After spending a gala time at the lake, reach our guest house stay at Nyoma by evening  

Day 7 – Nyoma to Hanle to Karzok 
After all the backbreaking ride on the kachha roads previous day, you will ride on the smoothest road to Hanle. A quick visit to Indian Astronomical Observatory and Hanle Monastery, and lunch at a guest house. Post lunch, trace the road back towards Nyoma and head straight to another beautiful lake - Tsomoriri near Karzok Village. Although much smaller than Pangong Tso, it looks more majestic. With less tourists visiting this place, it makes the places all the more beautiful. Stay at Camp near the Lake

Day 8 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Leh via Tsokar and Taglang La 
After exploring around Tsomoriri Lake in the morning, we start our journey back to Leh via Tsokar. Tso Kar is not really known for its size and depth but it is a fluctuating salt lake situated in the Rupshu Plateau and valley in the southern part of Ladakh. Post lunch at Tsokar, we hit the Manali highway and climb the third highest motorable pass - Taglangla. Visit Thiksey monastery if time and energy permits and head straight to Leh guesthouse. 

Day 9 – Leh to Nimmoo for River Rafting + Hall of Fame + Leisure
After all the hardcore riding on tough and dusty 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. Then head back to Leh. Stop at Hall of Fame and Leh Market for souvenir shopping and relax for the day. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh

Day 10 - Depart from Leh​
Drop to Leh Airport or continue your journey towards Manali / Srinagar by road. Thus your Ladakh Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.

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