High Himalayan Motorcycle Tour
Ladakh is a beautiful region & located at a height of 10,000 feet. It is a largely Buddhist dominated area and it is also called Little Tibet. Ladakh is popularly known as Land of High Passes & attract people for its rich Buddhist culture and lovely landscape. It was the crossroads of the ancient trade routes from South Asia and until the end of the 19th century, mule trains carrying shawls and spices made the journey from Amritsar through Ladakh to Yarkand in China. Ladakh’s people are a mix of Tibetan and Indo Aryan – it became part of independent India in 1948. Ladakh is a land of extremes, you can see snow-capped mountains & clear blue skies at the same time as, arid sand dunes; azure blue lakes flow alongside some of the highest mountain peaks and road mix of rough & smooth, which makes undoubtedly the most popular destination for motorcycle tours in India. The thought of a motorcycle ride to Ladakh is not for the faint-hearted but with a bit of resilient nature and determination, one can easily conquer the ride through the mighty Himalayas where the terrain is quite uneven, one must be prepared to face umpteen obstacles and challenges. This Adventurous Mighty High Himalayan Motorcycle tour is also known as a high altitude motorcycle expedition Tour as you will be staying for overnight on height of 3000 mtr to 4600 mtr & offcourse you will ride Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle to conquer World’s Highest Motorable road Khardung-la Pass (18,380FT), Tanglangla Pass (17,582FT), Changla Pass (17,586FT) & beautiful lakes like Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake, Tsokar Lake & enjoy Double Hump Camel Ride in Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley. Riding on World’s Highest Motorable Road & other high passes in Himalaya is the life time moment for every motorcyclist. We invite all thrill seeker motorcycle enthusiast to join in our High Himalayan Motorcycle Adventure Tour on Legendary Royal Enfield 500cc Motorbike to test your guts.
Country / Region & Location: Ladakh (Upper Himalayas)
Best Time: May to September
Number of Days: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Number of Riding Days: 8 Days
Duration of Ride: Between 5 & 7 hours a day on Average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 1400 Kilometres
Grade: Rough Terrain & full of Adventures
Temperature: 8º C to 25º C
LMR Rating: **** / 5
Day 1: Arrive Dehli.
Arrive at Delhi’s airport; our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name & you will be transferred to your hotel with assistance & he will brief you about day by day tour schedule. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Dehli to Leh by Air.
Early morning board flight for Leh (3505 metres / 11,567 feet above sea level), which is probably the most mesmerising flight over Himalayas. Upon arrival in Leh airport, received by our representative & transfer to hotel. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am. Half Day at rest for acclimatization. Late afternoon drive to visit Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace. Later in the evening walk around local market. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3: Leh to Lamayuru to Ulertokpo.
After breakfast ride to Lamayuru (110 Kms / about 4 hrs) to visit the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery enroute visiting the mesmerizing MOON LANDSCAPES (you will believe why the name of this area is Moonland. Exactly the same formations of Land are visible as on the moon), Lamayuru is spectacularly located along the valley plain and surrounded by mountains on all sides. Later we ride towards to Uletokpo (55 km/ 2 hrs). On arrival, check in a fine camp above Indus River & relax.
Day 4: Uletokpo to Alchi to Likir to Leh (72 Kilometres = 3 hours riding).
After breakfast, drive back to Leh en-route visit Alchi village, situated on the bank of Indus River. The village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage) Alchi Monastery, mainly known for its magnificent and well-preserved 11th or 12th century wall paintings. Later proceed toward Likir, it contains the huge Buddha statue, museum & various old manuscripts. It also houses an interesting collection of thankas, old religious and domestic costumes and implements etc. While riding back to Leh enroute enjoy the confluence of two rivers Indus & Zanskar, also called Sangam Point, after that visit the Pathar Sahib Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of theSikh faith & in last visit Hall of Fame (a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars. It is also termed as a memorial for the war heros). Further continue ride to Leh. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
Day 5: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La Pass ( The World’s Highest Road).
After breakfast, ride (125km/ 5 hrs) to Nubra Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers). There is only one road to Nubra valley, journey to Nubra valley leads through the world’s Highest Motorable Road, Khardungla Pass which is at a height of 5602m. / 18380 ft. above sea level and about 39 kms from Leh & also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. The place offers amazing picturesque and attractive views of valleys. Bikers from all over the world visit this mountain pass on their motorcycles and do mountain biking which is a refreshing and remarkable experience for lifetime. After crossing the pass, you see the main villages of Nubra Valley like Khardung village, Khalsar and Deskit. On arrival in Deskit Village, check into the camp & relax. Overnight in Deskit.
Day 6: Nubra Valley – Sightseeing.
After breakfast start excursion of the valley & first we visit Deskit Monastery – a 14th century monastery, which is believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley. The monastery can be reached from the Diskit village through a rugged and dusty road that crosses a stream in the middle of the village & later ride to Hundar, here you can see all the elements of nature – desert, snow, greenery and water. Get refreshed by a refreshing experience of Hunder Sand Dunes passing through the white Sand Dunes, where you see double humped Bactrian camel once used by the local traders on the famous silk route. Evening back to Camp & relax or you can do leisure walks around the campsite. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 7: Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake (160 kilometres = 7 hours riding).
Morning after breakfast, ride to famous blue brackish Pangong Lake. This route is specially recommended for those people who love to face challenges and travel around the world for adventurous vacationing experience. A motorcycle rider will surely like to ride motorbike on this off-road with lot of water streams & it is very hard to find any local people or vehicle. On arrival at Pangong Lake, check into the camp & relax. Later explore the Pangong Lake, where you feel close to nature and its beauty. Overnight at camp near to Pangong Lake.
Day 8: Pangong Lake to Leh (150 kilometres = 6 hours riding).
Morning after breakfast, ride back to Leh from Pangong Lake by crossing the worlds 3rd highest motorable road Changla Pass at height of 5320 Mtr. Enroute you see the many eye catching views of villages below the pass. On arrival at Leh city, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 9: Leh to Tso Moriri Lake (220 kilometres = 6 hours riding).
After early breakfast, ride to Tso Moriri Lake. Tsomoriri Lake is a high altitude Lake in Ladakh. It is situated at a height of 4595 m above sea level. Enroute will stop at Chumtang, which is a hot spring in the village & our break for Tea/Coffee. We will stop to the lake before Tso Moriri Lake. It is also called “White Lake” because of the salt deposited around it- this is because there is no outlet from the lake, which makes the water brackish. On arrival in Tso Moriri, check into the camp & relax. Overnight in camp at Tso Moriri.
Day 10: Tso Moriri Lake to Leh via Tso Kar Lake (230 kilometres = 6 to 7 hours riding).
After breakfast, ride towards Tso Kar Lake. Tso Kar Lake is a high altitude salt Lake in Ladakh. It is situated at a height of 4530 m above sea level. Later ride continue towards World’s Second highest pass on Tanglang la pass at 17 582 Feet. We have photography at the pass. Later we ride towards Leh by passing some of the breathtaking villages & road in the mighty Himalayas in Leh and Ladakh region. On arrival at Leh, check into the hotel and relax.
Day 11: Leh to Delhi by Air.
Morning assistance transfer to Leh airport to board once again most fascinating flight to Delhi over the heights of the great Himalayas. On arrival in Delhi, check in hotel and relax. Later enjoy the local sightseeing of Delhi. O/n in Delhi.
Day 12: Drop at Dehli Airport.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Delhi International Airport according to your flight timing. We hope you have great memories & lots of stories as well from the World’s Highest Rides in the Himalayas.
20 to 31 August 2018
01 to 12 June 2019
24 August to 04 September 2019
05 to 16 September 2019
Prices: US$ 2390 Per Rider Twin Share
US$ 4000 Price for Rider and Pillion
US$ 1800 Price for Car Passenger
US$ 390 Single Room Supplement
Package Cost Includes:
- 11 Nights Hotel / Camp accommodations on Twin / Double Sharing basis.
- Breakfast & Dinner throughout the tour, except in Delhi where accommodation with breakfast basis only.
- All Ground Transfers from your arrival at Airport in India to till departure from India, sightseeing & overland journey by Air Conditioned Vehicle on non-riding days.
- Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle on all riding days.
- Fuel (Gasoline) for Motorcycle.
- Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain for whole trip on his own Royal Enfield Motorcycle including his accommodation & food.
- Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with all necessary spare parts for bikes including his accommodation and food.
- Spares parts change in Motorcycle during tour. –Front tube / Rear tube / Spark plug / Clutch and Brake Cables / Clutch and Disc brake pads / Engine oil / Clutch Plate.
- First-Aid Medical kit.
- Refreshment during rides like Packed Juice, Fresh Fruits, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee Etc.
- Back-up Vehicle (Support Car/Van) for your Luggage & Pillion Rider.
- One Time Monument / Monastery / Temple Entrances.
- The services of an English speaking guide on sightseeing days.
- Inner Line Permits (Restricted Area & Wild Life Area Permits).
- All required Video / Camera fees.
- Farewell Dinner with Unlimited Beer.
- Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives from the moment you arrive in India until the time you leave.
- All Currently Applicable Taxes.
International Flights, Domestic Flight (Delhi-Leh-Delhi), Lunch, personal medical insurance (compulsory), Bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees and items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc & anything which is not mentioned in included section.
What to bring on ride:
Find below the detailed list of items that are required in the Tour for the safety & comfort level. We do not provide any of these, so we highly suggest to our all Riders to bring all of the required items mentioned below:
Clothing & Other Kit:
- Sun Hat / Cap
- Your regular medicine (if any)
- Warm cloths
- Strong pair of Jens pant
- Fleece/under jacket
- Shoes or boots leather & scarf
- Money Belt
- Insect repellent
- Sunscreen/sun block UV 30/40
- Lip balm
- Thermos for Hot & Cold
- Bike gloves
- Snood/Dust mask
- Kidney belt
- Water resistant backpack
- Bungee/Cargo net
Created 12 July 2018. Details and prices correct as at 12 July 2018.
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