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; Rafting in the mighty Zanskar River; 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 – Leh-Manali Highway, Sarchu Border, Moore Plains, Gata Loops, Zing – Zing Bar, Diskit Monastery, Pangong Tso, Lamayuru Monastery, Sonamarg, Drass.
Passes & Altitude – Rohtang Pass(13051 ft), Baralacha La(16400 ft), Lachulung La(16,600 ft), Tanglang La(17,480 ft), Khardung La(18,379ft), Chang La(17,586 ft), Zoji La(11,578 ft)
Note: Leh to Srinagar by SUV / Tempo Traveller
The costing is as follows:
Royal Enfield Double sharing (500cc) - Rs. 35000 per person
Royal Enfield Solo riding (350cc) - Rs. 38000 per person
Himalayan Double sharing - Rs. 38000 per person
Himalayan Solo riding - Rs. 43000 per person
SUV - Rs. 34000 per person
What is included in the tour
- Bike, helmet and fuel for riders (Day 1 to Day 7)
- 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
- 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
- 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
Day 1 – Manali to Keylong via Rohtang pass
Day 2 – Keylong to Pang/Debring via Sarchu, Gata Loops & Zing Zing Bar
Day 3 – Pang/Debring to Leh via Tanglang La
Day 4 – Acclimatization in Leh
Day 5 – Leh to Nubra valley via Khardungla
Day 6 – Nubra to Pangong Tso via Shayok
Day 7 – Pangong Tso to Leh via Changla
Day 8 – Leh to Lamayuru to Kargil + River Rafting (By SUV)
Day 9 – Kargil to Srinagar via Zojila (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.
Day 1 – Manali to Keylong via Rohtang Pass
The first day of riding will be around 115 km and bumpy ride. We will start journey by 10:00 hours and reach Keylong by evening via Valley of Lahaul & Rohtang Pass. The tough roads of Manali and yet beautiful valleys and scenic view is going to spell bound you! Stay at Guesthouse in Keylong
Day 2 – Keylong to Pang/Debring via Sarchu, Gata Loops & Zing Zing Bar
Today we will cross the border Himachal today and enter Ladakh. 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 13,780 feet and 21 loops take you to altitude of 15,302 feet. This road have been created out of nowhere to get human access via road to most improbable of places. We will reach Pang/Debring by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Pang/Debring.
Day 3 – Pang to Leh via Tanglang La
Enroute our next destination Leh, we will cross the third highest motorable road – Tanglang La and Moore Plains. Once you cross over to the other side of the pass, you will be greeted with spectacular views of the Rupshu valley. 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. A single river acts as a guide to the pretty village of Rumtse. Our next destination is Leh and we reach there by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh.
Day 4 - 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 5 - Leh to Nubra valley
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.
Day 6 - 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 7 - Pangong Tso to Leh via Changla
On our journey to Sakti 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 another gruelling descent from the pass, we get connected to the Manali - Leh highway after crossing beautiful village, Sakti. From then the road till Leh will be a smooth sail. Reach Leh by evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh.
Day 8 – Leh to Kargil via Lamayuru + 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. After spending a quality time there, we head to the Moonland of Ladakh – Lamayuru Monastery. Then reach Kargil by the evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Kargil.
Day 8 – Kargil to Srinagar via Zojila & 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.