Overview

Ladakh Explorations & Expeditions are our favorite series of events 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! ____________________________________________________________________________________

Riding difficulty – Moderate (Depending on the season & water level on the road)
Riding days 7 days (Day 1 - Day 7)

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

Main Attractions  Lamayuru Monastery, Sonamarg, Drass, Diskit Monastery, Pangong Tso, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace

Passes & Altitude – Zoji La(11,578 ft), Khardung La(18,379ft), Chang La(17,586 ft)
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The costing is as follows:

SUV - Rs. 28000 per person
Royal Enfield Double sharing (500cc) - Rs. 30000 per person
Royal Enfield Solo riding (350cc) - Rs. 34000 per person
Himalayan Double sharing - Rs. 34000 per person
Himalayan Solo riding - Rs. 39000 per person
 

7 Nights 8 Days 24th - 31st Aug 2019
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Bike, helmet and fuel for riders (Day 1 to Day 7 )
  • SUV / TT from Leh to Srinagar for the entire route
  • Stay from Day 1 (Leh) to Day 7 (Srinagar) in comfortable Swiss Tents, Guesthouses & Homestays
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Utility Support vehicle & Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour
  • Environmental Fees and Inner line permits
  • Oxygen Cylinder & First-aid Kit

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Lunch and Snacks/Beverages
  • Entry Tickets of Monuments and  Monasteries
  • 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 – Acclimatization in Leh
Day 2 – Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardungla
Day 3 – Nubra to Turtuk to Hunder
Day 4 – Nubra to Pangong Tso via Shayok
Day 5 – Pangong Tso to Leh via Changla
Day 6 – Leh to Kargil via Lamayuru
Day 7 – Kargil to Srinagar via Zojila pass
Day 8 – Depart from Srinagar Airport

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


DETAILED ITINERARY 

Day 1 – 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 2 Leh to Nubra valley via Khardungla
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. Once we arrive at our campsite, we get refreshed and head out to explore the sand dunes.

Like an oasis amidst the cold desert, Hunder Sand Dunes are beautiful beyond imagination. Located at an altitude of 4,000 meters, the desert is cut across by a gentle stream and the beautiful countryside. With such stunning landscapes against the backdrop of the snow-clad mountains, the Hunder Sand Dune looks nothing less than a fairy world. At the Sand Dunes, you can go on a safari on the Bactrian camel. Stay at Guesthouse/ Campsite in Hunder.

Day 3 Nubra to Turtuk to Hunder
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 Guesthouse/ Campsite in Hunder.

Day 4 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 5 – Pangong Tso to Leh via Changla
On our journey to Leh today, we conquer the Third Highest Motorable Road - Chang La (17590 ft). Do not miss hot lemon tea and delicious local Thukpa at the Chang La canteen. After crossing gruelling descent from the pass, we reach Sakti - a beautiful valley village with fresh water streams and lush green fields. Then reach Leh by evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh.

Day 6 – Leh to Kargil via Lamayuru 
Post early breakfast, we start our journey to Kargil. Enroute we visit the Moonland of Ladakh – Lamayuru Monastery.  Then reach Kargil by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Kargil.
 

Day 7 – Kargil to Srinagar via Zojila pass
Last day of our journey will be around 200 km. 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 drive worth. We will reach Srinagar by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Srinagar.

Day 8 – Depart from Srinagar Airport
Thus your Ladakh Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back

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