Ladakh is a cold desert situated in mountainous region of the north India. Ladakh lies between the two highest mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas and the Karakorum. Literally meaning of Ladakh is ‘land of high passes’ and it has always had a strategic location at the crossroads of ancient trade routes & it is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. Leh, the royal capital city of Ladakh, was a major crossroads of Asia and a stopping point on the ancient migration routes of the trans-Himalayas, connecting Central Asia with the Indian sub-continent. From here, the old caravan routes led westward through Kashmir to the Silk roads, northward across the Karakorum Pass to Central Asia, eastward across the Chang-thang highlands to Tibet and China, and southward through present-day Himachal Pradesh to the plains of India.
A motorcycle trip through this stunning kingdom should be on every motorbike rider’s list to experience its spectacular natural beauty; the place is a visual treat for both your eyes and your digital cameras. The remote location and high altitude of Ladakh make is unsuitable for those looking for a quick holiday. You will need time to get acclimatized to Ladakh’s weather conditions. However, its natural and rustic splendour has been preserved due to the lack of modernity. Ladakh is blessed with snow-capped peaks, the clear blue skies, high mountain passes and striking moonscapes dotted with prayer flags and Buddhist monasteries await you in this remote and majestic Himalayan region.
This 14 days adventurous Himalayan motorcycle tour is also known as a high altitude Ladakh motorcycle expedition Tour as you will be staying for overnight on height of 3000 mtr to 4600 mtr & of course you will ride Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle on challenging terrain 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, Tsokar Lake and enjoy Double Hump Camel Ride in Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley.
Riding motorcycle through the Himalayan Mountains provides breathtaking views around every corner, unique cultural experiences with the amazingly friendly locals and many more. We invite all adventure seeker motorcycle enthusiasts to join in our Great Himalayan Motorcycle Adventure fixed departure tour on Legendary Royal Enfield 500cc Motorbike to test your guts. Book now Royal Enfield Motorcycle Tour to Ladakh with us for a life time moment for every motorcyclist & live your dream because nobody can let you explore, indulge and experience Himalayas on Motorbike then we do.
Day 1: Arrive New Delhi
Arrive at Delhi’s airport; our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name to welcome you with garland & a bottle of mineral water. They will escort you to your hotel to make your hotel check-in smooth & fast. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi – Manali by Flight
Morning transfer to Delhi airport to board flight to Manali (ETD: 06:45 Hrs – ETA: 08:05 Hrs). On arrival at Manali, you will be received by our representative & transfer to Hotel & relax. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. Later enjoy walk in ‘Old Manali’ & on mall road to see the colourful market of Indian Hill Station. Overnight in Manali.
Day 3: Manali – Jispa (Approx. 145km / 5 Hour Ride)
After breakfast, you will be introduced to your Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle and the road captain shares all the rules of driving in India with all the gearing system of Royal Enfield bike & how to handle Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle on mountainous road of Indian Himalayas. Later we start our first day ride of Himalayan Motorcycle Tour toward Jispa (3200 metre or 10,500 feet) over Rohtang La Pass (3980 meter). Crossing Rohatang Pass is a very challenging & exciting with a mix road of paved & unpaved. Adventure rider gets lots of fun on this route toward Jispa. Jispa is a very beautiful village situated on the bank of Bhaga River & the surrounding peaks covered with mist and clouds creating an awesome view. On arrival in Jispa, check into the hotel and relax. Later explore the area by walk. On arrival check in Hotel & relax.
Day 4: Jispa-Tsokar Lake (Approx. 210km / 7 Hour Ride)
Morning after breakfast enjoy leisurely ride on Royal Enfield over the scenic Bara Lacha La Pass at a height of 4890 Metres from MSL that is called Switzerland of India. Later ride continue toward Tsokar and enjoy by riding up ‘Gata Loops’ – 21 hairpin turns that snake up the mountainside. On arrival, check in camp and relax.
Day 5: Tsokar Lake – Leh (Approx. 150km / 5 Hour Ride)
After breakfast start ride to Leh via Taglang La Pass (5330m) – the world’s second highest motorable road. After crossing the Pass you enjoy the Royal Enfield motorbike ride with the view of panoramic Ladakhi villages alongside of the splendid Indus River to the ancient city of Leh. On arrival in Leh and check-into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
Day 6: Leh Rest Day (Approx. 0km)
Today is free day for leisure activities till afternoon. After lunch in afternoon enjoy visit to Thikse monastery, It is a glorious Buddhist monastery & a marvellous Buddha statue in the seated position is adorning the main prayer hall. In the last visit the Hemis monastery- the richest monastery in Ladakh by Car. Later back to Hotel and relax. Overnight in Leh.
DAY 7: Leh – Lamayuru – Uletokpo (Approx. 165km / 6 Hour Ride)
After breakfast ride to Lamayuru (110 Kilometres / about 4 hours) to visit the 11th century Lamayuru Monastery en-route 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 Kilometres / 2 hours). On arrival, check in a fine camp above Indus River and relax.
DAY 8: Uletokpo – Alchi – Likir – Leh (Approx. 72km / 3 Hour Ride)
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 and various old manuscripts. It also houses an interesting collection of thankas, old religious and domestic costumes and implements etc. While riding back to Leh en-route enjoy the confluence of two rivers Indus and 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 the Sikh 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 heroes). Further continue ride to Leh. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
Day 9: Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung-La Pass – the World’s Highest Road
Hold your breath, as today will be the day that takes you to the top of the world. We will ride over the world’s highest motorable pass (Khardung-La Pass-5,606 metres / 18380 feet), with breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. On reaching at the Top, enjoy the celebration with photography session & a cup of Tea/Coffee from Highest Cafeteria in the World. Later ride continue (86 Kilometres /3 Hours) more to Nubra Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers). On arrival, check into the camp and relax. Later enjoy ride on Double Humped Bactrian Camel in Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley. A unique feature of the sand dunes in Nubra Valley is that they are grey in colour, unlike the brown sand dunes seen in the Thar desert of Rajasthan. Evening enjoy Dinner with Bonfire. Overnight in Nubra Valley.
Day 10: Nubra Valley Sightseeing (Approx. 0km)
After breakfast start excursion of the valley and 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 and 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 and relax or you can do leisure walks around the campsite. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 11: Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake (Approx. 160km / 7 Hour Ride)
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 vacation 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 12: Pangong Lake – Leh (Approx. 150km / 6 Hour Ride)
Morning after breakfast, ride back to Leh from Pangong Lake by crossing the worlds 3rd highest motorable road Changla Pass at height of 5320 Metres. En-route 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 13: Leh – Delhi by Flight
Morning assistance transfer to Leh airport to board most fascinating flight to Delhi over the heights of the great Himalayas. On arrival in Delhi, check in hotel & relax. Later enjoy the local sightseeing of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 14: Depart from Delhi
Your hotel room is yours until 12:00 PM. Later you will be transferred to the Delhi airport, as per your return flight schedule to board your return flight to home.
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14 Days – Ride to the Top of the World Summary
- State: Himachal Pradesh & Ladakh (North Area)
- Best Time: June to September
- Number of Days: 13 Nights / 14 Days
- Number of Riding Days: 09 Days
- Accommodation: 3 Star & 4 Star
- Riding Level Required: Intermediate
- Terrain: 65% Tarmac & 35% Gravel
- Tour Type: On Road but some rough terrain & full of Adventures
- Duration of Ride: Between 5 & 7 Hours a day on Average
- Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 1300 Kilometres / 810 Miles
- Temperature: Nights & early mornings 8ºc to 12ºc / Day 18ºc to 30ºc
14 Days – Ride to the Top of the World Pricing
- 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: From AU$ 5,935 per person
- 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: From AU$ 5,170 per person
- Pillion Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 3,945 per person
- Car Passenger (Twin Share): From AU$ 4,200 per person
- 13 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)
- Personal medical insurance (compulsory)
- Bike damage
- Extra drinks,
- Visa fees
- Items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc.
- Anything which is not mentioned in included section.
What to bring on the ride:
Following is a 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