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; 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 – 5 days (Day 1 – Day 5)

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

Main Attractions  Pangong Tso, Diskit Monastery, Nubra, Turtuk & Shyok Valley, Turtuk, Leh-Manali Highway, Tsomoriri , Kargil, Srinagar​
Passes & Altitude – Khardung La(18,379ft) , Chang La(17,586 ft), Tanglang La(17,480 ft),Zoji La(11,578 ft)

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The costing is as follows:

SUV - Rs. 34000 per person
Royal Enfield Double sharing (500cc) - Rs. 35000 per person
Royal Enfield Solo riding (350cc) - Rs. 36000 per person
Himalayan Double sharing - Rs. 36000 per person
Himalayan Solo riding - Rs. 39000 per person
 

9 Nights 10 Days 6th - 15th July 2019 Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Bike, helmet and fuel for riders (Day 1 evening to Day 6 noon)
  • 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
  • Pick up from Leh Airport

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Entry ticket of Monasteries & Monuments
  • Lunch and Snacks/Beverages
  • 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
  • Witness the colourful 'Cham masked' dance performed by the head Lamas during the Ladakhi Festival.
  • 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 Valley to Turtuk to Nubra Valley
Day 4 – Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso via Shayok
Day 5 – Pangong Tso to Sakti via Changla
Day 6 – Sakti to Hemis to Karzok (Tsomoriri) + Hemis Tsechu Festival (By SUV)
Day 7 – Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Leh via Tsokar (By SUV)
Day 8 – Leh to Kargil + River Rafting (By SUV)
Day 9 – Kargil to Srinagar via Zojila (By SUV)
Day 10 – Depart from Srinagar (By SUV)

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 
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 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. 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/Guesthouse in Hunder

Day 3 –Nubra to Turtuk 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. We return to Hunder same day. Stay at Camp/Guesthouse 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 Sakti 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 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 6 - Sakti to Hemis (Hemis Tsechu Festival) to Karzok (Tsomoriri)
Today we begin the drive with the most auspicious ceremony at Hemis Monastery for Hemis Tsechu Festival. During the festival, a great wooden mast decorated with streamers and religious emblems are erected and Chamm Dance (Mask Dance) will be performed by Lamas of the Monastery. After witnessing the vibrant Ladakhi festival, , we sit back and enjoy the Leh - Manali Highway in SUV / Tempo Traveller 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. We reach campsite by evening. Stay at Camp near the Lake

Day 7 - Karzok (Tsomoriri) to Leh via Tsokar
After exploring around Tsomoriri Lake in the morning, we depart to our next destination at Tso Kar which is fairly nearby. 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. Today’s ride comprises good roads of Manali Leh Highway after we connect at Debring. Before reaching Leh, we will cross the third highest motorable road - Tanglang La. Stay at Guesthouse in Leh

Day 8 - Leh to Kargil via Lamayuru + River Rafting
Today’s ride will take us towards the Srinagar Highway. 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. We then head to the Moonland of Ladakh – Lamayuru Monastery. Then reach Kargil by late evening. Stay at Guesthouse in Kargil.

Day 9 - 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.

Day 10 – 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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