This ride takes you on one of the highest Motorable road in the world, to explore the magnificent mountain beauty, and the vast and arid terrain, which are only accessible by high mountain passes. The ride takes you from Lush green valley of Manali- Kullu to cold desert mountain of Lahaul & Ladakh region. This includes the famous Nubra Valley where you get the sight of Bactrian camels or Two Humps camels on cold desert of Hundar followed by the most famous Pangong lake, of which 45% part lies in India & rest in Tibet.
Before routing back on the same way you get to explore the Magical town of Ladakh, "Leh Town" amidst the barren land. Indulge in the colours that if offers before we take the same road back to Manali where the Journey Ends with lifelong memory and a tick on your bucket-list.
Day 01: Arrive Manali & Ride around Manali – checking your ride. Test Ride-1
Day 02: Manali to Sarchu 135kms 6-7 hrs. via Atal Tunnel. Ride-2
Day 03: Sarchu to Leh 180 kms, 7-8hrs over High Passes Ride-3
Day 04: Leh – Nubra, 120km/ 3-4 hrs Ride- 4
Day 05: Nubra- Pangong, 240kms/ 7-8 Ride- 5
Day 06: Pangong- Leh, 222kms/ 6/7hrs, Ride- 6
Day 07: Leh sightseeing: Magnetic hill, Indus confluence, Ride- 7
Day 08: Leh- Jispa, 340km/ 9-10hrs, Ride- 8
Day 09: Jispa-
Manali over Rohtang-la (3900m),120km/ 4-5hrs, Ride- 9
Day 10: Free day & Departure
Day 1: Arrive Manali & Ride around Manali – checking your ride. Test Ride-1
Arrive Manali, Transfer to Hotel, breakfast and a short briefing on the Motorcycle Tour. After a quick rundown of road safety precautions and check of personal equipment, we will start out on the narrow adjacent road of villages into the mountains. This is your chance to get acquainted with your bike and get to know the roads. In evening we get back to hotel to have dinner and rest and relax. night in hotel
Day 2: Manali to Sarchu, 135kms 6-7 hrs. over Rohtang pass 3980 meters: Ride-2
We start early after an early breakfast taking newly opened ATAL Tunnel bypassing Rohtang to lahaul Valley. We ride passing Sissu, Lahaul & Jispa. After short ride quick stop at the police check post & and then we follow windings road until Baralachla. We cross one of the toughest passes of the journey: the Baralachala, lies at 4,890 meters and catch stunning views” Then we descend to “Bharatpur” and little further till Sarchu.
Day 3: Sarchu to Leh 180 kms, 7-8hrs over (Baralachala 4890m, Namkila 4950m, Lachungla 5090m & Tanglang la 5332m. Ride-3
After a short ride we stop at the police check post. The road goes through Sarchu plain, following Tserap river for a while and then take hair pin road to the top of Namkila (4850m) and to the Lachungla (5050 m), gradual descend toward gorge of Ganglajal. Keeping an eye out for Tibetan Nomads, we will ascend quickly again and emerge into an amazing high altitude valley.
After check-post at pang, take a little ascend to join the Edge of immense plateau of Changthang plateau “locally called More Plain”. Riding continuously 40km on More plain and climb up to the second highest pass “Tanglangla Pass”. Descend to next check post at Upshi and good tar road leading you to Leh.
Night in Hotel.
Day 4: Leh – Nubra, 120km/ 3-4hrs, Ride- 4
Today we ride to nubra valley across Khardung pass. Kharadung-la is said to be the world’s highest motor-able road – the Khardung pass at a thrilling 5560 meters 39 km from Leh. Spending and clicking pictures at the top we descend to the other side of the pass to the shyok valley to enter Nubra. Nubra is known for its cold desert and double humps camels. Explore the valley and its charm after check-in. we stay the night at nubra (hundar).
Day 5: Nubra- Pangong, 240km/ 6-7hrs Ride- 5
Another charm of the ride is to ride to very famous Pangong lake. We ride along shyok river and take the road leading you to Pangong Lake. In between we cross Chang-la (5360m) pass and ride further until you’re at Pangong.
Spend the evening exploring the lake and surrounding. Night at camp
Day 6: Pangong- Leh, 222kms/ 6/7hrs, Ride- 6
After breakfast we ride back to Leh, arrive in the noon. Spend the evening exploring the town at leisure. Night at hotel followed with dinner
7: Leh sightseeing: Magnetic hill, confluence, Ride- 7
Today we do a little sightseeing. We ride and visit: magnetic hills, Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river at Nimo. We can ride further more on kargil road towards Lamayuru or return back to Leh to spend time shopping/ at leisure/ rest.
Day 8: Leh- Jispa, 340km/ 9-10hrs, Ride- 8
Today’s gonna be the longest ride of the tour. We’ll ride back.
After an early breakfast we ride back through all the high passes and plateau all the way till Jispa. Overnight at hotel in Jispa.
Day 9: Jispa- Manali 120km/ 4-5hrs via Rohtang-la (3900m), Ride- 9
Today is the last day of the ride and we’ll ride back to manali over Rohtang Pass. Arrive manali and deposite bikes back and spend the evening sharing your memories of the ride. Evening at leisure and night at hotel in manali.
Day 10: Free day & Departure
Today you have nothing to do, you can rest or visit the town till the departure time. A car will drop you at the bus stand in the evening.
Accommodation (Twin/ Triple sharing) neat & clean.
All Meals, breakfast and dinner in Hotel, Lunch in Local restaurant/ Dhaba
Motorcycle 500cc model and fuel.
Road Captain on motorcycle throughout the Ride.
Mechanic with all necessary spare parts.
Backup van to carry luggage and spare parts.
Pickup & Drop at Manali Bus stand
Special Inner line permits for restricted area.
Medical kit with Oxygen Cylinder.
Breakfast on day 1
Lunch & Dinner on last day
Any damage to the motorcycle must be covered by the rider in full
Cost occurred due to change in program due to unforeseen circumstance like: road blocks, restriction
All your regular/ daily medication/ supplements (consult with your physician) Prescription glasses / spectacles Travel towel / Quick drying towel Alarm watch / wrist watch Money belt Adaptor Camera / lenses Memory stick(s), SD cards and SD card reader Battery pack / power bank to recharge devices, Torch light / Head torch Basic first aid kit including Band-Aids, although we do carry a big first aid kit in the backup van All your regular toiletries – soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc.
Rs. 10,000 Deposit Must be made to on arrival in Manali. You are responsible for any damage to your bike during the trip, the repair charges will be deducted from this deposit and the balance will be reimbursed once the trip is over.
Accommodation is based on Twin / Double/ Triple sharing in neat and clean hotels, Fixed camps or guest houses will be provided where choices are limited. Single room will be with a supplement charges. Indian and partly Tibetan (Ladakhi) vegetarian meals is served.
You will be accompanying by a backup vehicle to assist you throughout the tour, mechanic is there with necessary spare parts. If you have special requirement for the pillion who wish to take comfortable journey time, in that case extra vehicle can be arranged in advance sub extra Expenses.
You will be crossing several high passes, different type of road condition will be encountered vary from wet and humid in lower altitude to dry and garble road in higher altitude of Lahoul and Ladakh. You will not have any options except crossing the icy rivulets. You can face land slide not only cause of rainfall but also by higher melting rate of Snow and Ice (glacier) due to perpetual summer heat. You can be blocked for hours, day or more, you may miss the places expected to visit or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment.
During the trip it’s possible that back up vehicle and bike can get break down or road block can cause the delay, in that case guide on the spot will do the best possible to monitor the situation. In such circumstances patience and co-operation is required.
Region: Himachal — Ladakh
Activity: Motorcycle Tour
Season: July to September
Duration: 10 Days (9 days of Ride)
Riding over one of the world’s highest motorable road
Crossing high altitude passes including Khardungla being the highest one
Visiting Cold Desert at Hundar (Nubra), and famous Pangong Lake.
Binding up and down through curvy road from one pass to another
Fascinating narrow deep valleys and high mountains elevating above 6000m
Stunning beauty of diverse landscapes from lush green to rugged and arid valleys
Vast plateau and huge salt water lakes of Changthang
Explore Indus valley which once was an important halt for caravans of old silk route
Visiting Tibetan monasteries containing precious Thangkas, Wall painting and stucco images of different Buddhist deities
Diversities of culture & interaction with locals