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!

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Riding difficulty – Moderate (Depending on the season & water level on the road)
Riding days 6 days (Day 5 - Day 10)

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

Main Attractions  Lamayuru Monastery, Sonamarg, Drass, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace,Hemis Shukpachan Village,Turtuk, Nubra Valley, Mahe Bridge, Tsokar, Tso Kyogar, Leh-Manali Highway, Diskit Monastery, Sarchu Border, Moore Plains, Gata Loops, Zing – Zing Bar

Passes & Altitude – Zoji La(11,578 ft), Khardung La(18,379ft),  Rohtang Pass(13051 ft), Baralacha La(16400 ft),  Lachulung La(16,600 ft), Wari La(17,0400 ft)

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The costing is as follows:

SUV - Rs. 36000 per person
Royal Enfield Double sharing (500cc) - Rs. 37500 per person
Royal Enfield Solo riding (350cc) - Rs. 41000 per person
Himalayan Double sharing - Rs. 41000 per person
Himalayan Solo riding - Rs. 44000 per person
 

NOTE -

The costing is prepared for a minimum group size of 10 members with at least 4 members in SUV. The costing will vary if the group size is less 

12 Nights 13 Days June - August 2019
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Bike, helmet and fuel for riders (Day 5 evening to Day 10 afternoon)
  • SUV / TT from Srinagar to Manali for the entire route
  • Stay from Day 1 (Srinagar) to Day 12 (Manali) in comfortable guesthouses, Swiss Tents & homestays
  • Meals – Day 1 dinner to Day 12 breakfast
  • Oxygen Cylinder and necessary first aid kit
  • Mechanic and experienced Tour guide
  • Inner line permits and Environmental Fees

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
  • River Rafting expenses
  • 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)
  • 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 – Arrival in Srinagar
Day 2 – Srinagar to Kargil via Zojila pass
Day 3 – Kargil to Lamayuru to Hemis Shukpachan Village
Day 4 – Hemis Shukpachan to Nimmoo for River Rafting to Leh
Day 5 – Acclimatization in Leh and sight seeing
Day 6 – Leh to Nubra valley via Khardungla
Day 7 – Nubra to Turtuk to Hunder
Day 8 – Nubra to Sakti via Wari La
Day 9 – Sakti to Karzok (Tsomoriri) via Chumathang
Day 10 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Pang via Tsokar
Day 11 – Pang to Keylong
Day 12 – Keylong to Manali
Day 13 – Manali to Chandigarh (overnight)


DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival in Srinagar
Arrive at Srinagar and relax yourself. During evening, take the scenic Shikara ride around Dal Lake and explore the busy markets of Srinagar. Stay at Boathouse in Srinagar.

Day 2 – Srinagar to Kargil via Zojila pass
Today we sit back and enjoy the Srinagar Highway in SUV / Tempo Traveller. First day of journey will be around 200 km. 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 visit the famous Kargil War Memorial which was built in the memory of the soldiers and officers of the Indian Army. We will reach Kargil by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Kargil.

Day 3 – Kargil to Lamayuru to Hemis Shukpachan Village + River Rafting
Post early breakfast, start our journey to Leh (11480 ft) which is at the distance of 210 km via the famous Moonland of Ladakh – the Lamayuru Monastery. Then head to our guesthouse at Hemis Shukpachan - a beautiful valley village with fresh water streams and lush green fields.  Stay at Guesthouse in Hemis Shukpachan.

Day 4 – Hemis Shukpachan to Nimmoo for River Rafting to Leh
Post breakfast head to Nimmo village for river rafting expedition. 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 reach Leh by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh.

Day 5 – 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 6 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 7 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 will return to Hunder same day. Stay at Guesthouse/ Campsite in Hunder.

Day 8 Nubra to Sakti via Wari La
On our journey to Sakti today, we conquer the Wari La. It is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 17,400ft above the sea level, located in the Nubra valley. After crossing gruelling descent from the pass, we reach Sakti - a beautiful valley village with fresh water streams and lush green fields. Stay at Guesthouse in Sakti.

Day 9 – Sakti to Karzok (Tsomoriri) via Chumathang
It will be a long ride today of 200 Kms to another beautiful yet less crowded lake – Tsomoriri (15075 feet above mean sea level) 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. Stay at Guesthouse/Campsite near the lake.

Day 10– Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Pang via Tsokar
This day of a journey 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 we will travel 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 Pang and we reach there by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Pang.

Day 11 – Pang to Keylong via Sarchu, 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 will travel 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 12 – Keylong to Manali via Rohtang Pass
Our last day of the expedition we will reach to Manali via Valley of Lahaul & Rohtang Pass. The tough roads of Manali and yet beautiful valleys and scenic view is going to spell bound you. Thus your Ladakh Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.Stay at Guesthouse in Manali.

Day 13 – Manali to Chandigarh
Depart from Manali to Chandigarh.

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