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! This time we witness the culturally and visually vibrant Hemis Tsechu Festival. 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! 

The costing is as follows:
Double sharing - Rs. 35000 per person
Solo riding - Rs. 39000 per person
Riding own bike - Rs. 24400 per person
SUV - Rs. 31000 per person 

6 Nights 7 Days Available on request Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Stay – Guesthouse and Camping
  • River Rafting expenses
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Utility Support vehicle & Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour
  • Bikes from Day 1 evening to Day 6 evening.
  • Inner line permits and Entry to Monasteries

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Lunch & Snacks / Beverages
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Anything other than above mention inclusions
Highlights
  • Ride on one of the highest motorable road in the world and conquer the highest motorable passes in the Himalayas
  • Picturesque snow covered mountains
  • Natural splendour of Nubra is exceptional 
  • At Hunder sight or ride the Bactrian Double Humped Camel through the white sand dunes
  • Feel as a part of nature while camping in the wilderness
  • A unique and diverse rafting experience in the Zanskar River
  • Experience the thrill of the climax scene of ‘3 idiots’ around the Pangong lake
  • Devour the best Momos at Khardungla canteen (Highest motorable pass) 
  • Sip hot and refreshing lemon tea at Changla canteen (Third highest motorable pass)
  • Chuckle at the witty signboards by BRO to break the monotony of the road
  • Hemis Shukpachan is a laid-back village with bubbling streams and bright yellow mustard flowers; a perfect backdrop to relax at the end of the odyssey
Itinerary

Day 1 – Acclimatization in Leh
Day 2 – Leh - Hemis - Saboo Village – Leh (4 hrs)
Day 3 – Leh - Nubra Valley via Khardungla (6/7 hrs)
Day 4 – Nubra - Pangong Tso via Shayok (6/8 hrs)
Day 5 – Pangong lake - Leh via Changla (7/8 hrs)
Day 6 – Leh - Hemis Shukpachan - Lamayuru (6 hrs + 2 hrs River Rafting)
Day 7 – Lamayuru - Srinagar via Kargil & Zojila Pass (8-9 hrs)


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.

Day 2 –  Leh - Saboo Village
We begin the first day of ride with the most auspicious ceremony at Hemis Monastery for Hemis Tsecu Festival. After witnessing the vibrant ladakhi festival, we visit an astonishingly beautiful neighbouring village – Saboo. We head back to Leh guesthouse after beautiful view of the sunset.

Day 3 –  Leh - Nubra Valley via Khardungla (5/6 hrs)
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. Once we arrive at our campsite, we get refreshed and head out to explore the sand dunes.

Day 4 –  Nubra - Pangong Tso via Shayok (6/8 hrs)
Today is the toughest leg of the tour towards the famous Pangong Tso via Shayok where we maneuver our bikes on rocky terrain and in between water streams. Our campsite for the night, which is our personal favourite, is by the lake itself at Mann – 40 km away from the shooting point.

Day 5 –  Pangong lake - Leh via Changla (7/8 hrs)
After a whole day of back-breaking rough roads, today’s ride back to Leh via Chang la (17590 ft third highest motorable road) will be a smooth sail. We finally reach Leh to lay our backs on soft cushioning bed and get that much required hot water shower! Overnight stay at Leh.

Day 6 – Leh - Hemis Shukpachan - Lamayuru (6/7hrs)
Our last stretch of riding is towards the Srinagar Highway. We first head to the Zanskar River for the exciting River Rafting session. It will be a crazy rafting experience which you will surely cherish. Our next destination is Hemis Shukpachan - a beautiful valley village with fresh water streams and lush green fields. After spending a quality time at the laid-back village, we head to the Moonland of Ladakh – Lamayuru and its monastery. We stay here for the night.

Day 7 – Lamayuru - Srinagar via Kargil & Zojila Pass (8/9 hrs)
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. We will reach Srinagar by late evening. Thus your Ladakh Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.

 

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