Ladakh Bike Trip from Manali - 9N 10D
Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom.Ladakh has something for everyone and it never breaks anyone’s expectations. Picture-perfect gompas, serenity, exceptionally maintained culture. It's a little corner of Tibet marooned in the furthest reaches of India.
- Duration10 days
- Group Size5 to 15
Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom.Ladakh has something for everyone and it never breaks anyone’s expectations. Picture-perfect gompas, serenity, exceptionally maintained culture. It's a little corner of Tibet marooned in the furthest reaches of India. Ladakh, a union territory of India. People here are very sincere and honest, show respect to locals when you will be here. It is also known as 'The Land of the Mystic Lamas', 'The Broken Moon land', or 'The Last Shangri-La'. Every nook and corner of this territory has beauty which can only be withnessed by being there. And we can all agree that there is something about the mountains that makes them irresistible for everyone. And the crown jewel in the Indian Himalayas, Ladakh is a name you will find on almost every traveller's list; whether it’s “to go” or “been there, done that”. The walls of dramatic mountains that hem in Ladakh make for an unforgettable landscape. MEETUP POINT - ISBT Kashmiri Gate
• Accommodation for 9 Night on Triple Sharing basis mentioned as per the itinerary (Double Sharing basis for couples). • Royal Enfield bikes. • Back up vehicle 4*4 with mechanic. • An Oxygen Cylinder 24X7 in the car in case of emergency. • Inner Line permits. • Fuel Included • 9 Breakfast and 9 Dinners/person. • Charges as mentioned in the itinerary. • Dedicated tour guide and Tour captain, First aid medical kits.
• Meals which are not mentioned in the inclusions. • Any Travel expense from Delhi and Back. • Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone bills, tips etc. • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc to be borne by the client directly on the spot. • Any other items which are not specified under cost inclusions. • Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments. • Travel Insurance. • Taxes: 5% GST
Day 1: Stay in ManaliClick here to expand
This adventurous trip starts with your arrival in Manali, check-in to the hotel, make yourself comfortable to relax till afternoon. Taste the flavours of the delicious Indian cuisine at the buffet organized at the hotel. After Lunch, we have organised a tour briefing session about the details of the activities, route, challenges SOPs, Do's and Dont's and other useful information related to our journey. Then comes the most important part, introduction to your main partner on this tour, your motorbike.
Day 2: Manali to JISPA (140 km)Click here to expand
You Wake up early, fully recharged and begin your adventure. We start our ride to Rohtang Pass (3978 meters) via Manali. The beautiful Rohtang pass is the gateway to our bike tour. Rohtang actually means a “pile of corpses” and the name derived from a lot of people dying in bad weather, trying to cross the pass in old times. But do not let that scare you. The 112 km to Rohtang is a feast for eyes because of the beautiful vistas all around you. Road to Rohtang is a mix of super smooth and super rough patches. Kokhsar is the first village in Lahaul Valley and road bifurcates towards Spiti at Gramphoo, little before Kokhsar. We proceed towards Jispa as it is the last destination for the day via Kokhsar - Sisu - Tandi - Keylong. Enjoy your stay at Jispa after dinner and recharge yourself for the next day.
Day 3: JISPA SARCHU (80 km)Click here to expand
Today you will be riding to Sarchu and will be passing through Darcha – Sumdo – Patsio – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur. Roads here are somewhat better than so far on this route. You will come across beautiful Deepak taal after Darcha. Right after Deepak Taal, the ascent towards Baralacha La starts. Baralacha La ( Alt 5000m ) is where you will encounter snow again. Chances are that you will experience Acute Mountain Sickness for the first time in this region. Road conditions will keep changing from bad to good to bad again in this area. You will be guided to the camps for the overnight stay at Sarchu.
Day 4: SARCHU (250 km)Click here to expand
Today will be the most challenging day until we reach Leh, we will be passing through Gata Loops – Nakeela – Lachulung La – Pang – Moore Plains – Tanglang La – Upshi – Karu. Gata Loops is a series of 21 hairpin bends that take you to the top of Nakeela La, your 3rd high mountain pass on this route. Right after Nakeela, after descending down for a few kilometers, you will again start climbing up the 4th high mountain pass of this route, Lachulung La, one of the easier passes. You will be passing through Pang then Moore Plains a 30-35 km of plane stretch. After the more plains start the tough climb towards. After crossing this pass, you will ride through well-maintained roads all the way to Leh via Gya – Upshi - Karu. En-route, get to see the monasteries of Thiksey and Shey. Check-in to your hotel and spend your time exploring the local places. Rest for the night.
Day 5: LEH Local SightseeingClick here to expand
After breakfast we leave to visit the famous Magnetic Point, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and The Hall of fame. We also visit the Sangam which is the confluence of the Zanskar and the Indus river. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel. We will visit Shanti Stupa and nearby Monasteries. The architecture and beauty of Shanti Stup is unexplainable. The altitude of Shanti Stupa allows us to picturize the entire view of Leh Ladakh. Evening you can explore the shiny markets of Leh city.
Day 6: Leh to Nubra ValleyClick here to expand
Today we start our local tour of Leh after breakfast. We will ride to Nubra. We will stop at south Pullu for munching break before conquering Khardungla top. Another break at north Pullu then to the deskit monastery followed by hunder sand dunes where you can ride a double hump camel. Reach your camp get fresh and enjoy your meal at the camp and overnight stay.
Day 7: Nubra Valley to Pangong TsoClick here to expand
Today After breakfast we start for Pangong. You will be riding alongside the river Shyok. The total distance on this road between Nubra and Pangong Tso is approximately 200 km and the total travel time is about 7 hours. We will be passing through Khalsar - Agam -Shyok - Durbok - Tangste before reaching Pangong. We will have our lunch at Durbok. Check-in to your camps, take some rest and get fresh. Enjoy the mesmerizing views or take a walk along the Pangong Lake. Overnight in camp.
Day 8: Pangong LehClick here to expand
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to head towards Leh. Explore Leh the whole day. Shop at the local markets and visit the Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist white-dome huge structure which overlooks Changspa. Enjoy a great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range. Enjoy the comfort of your hotel.
Day 9: Leh SarchuClick here to expand
This is the day when you start your journey back to Manali. Bid adieu to Leh and begin your ride. We will be taking the same route we followed while reaching Leh - Ladhak and this time you will be having the second and the final chance to record your videos, take pictures, visit or take small halts at the places you missed before. Jispa lies in the middle of the two beautiful destinations, Manali and Leh. Have a comfortable stay in the camp/hotels.
Day 10: SARCHU ManaliClick here to expand
In the morning, begin your drive through the Jispa plain. Enjoy the beauty crossing through Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass will challenge you with mini-rivers of mud. Ride through the obstacles to reach Manali. Reach Manali by 5 in the evening.
As per the itinerary
• Jacket • Gloves • Extra pair of clothes • Socks • Mufflers • Trekking Shoes • innerwear • Cell phone • Power Bank • Torch • Snacks • Medicine • Towels
Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation, and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the program. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below, Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash. Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash. Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund. Cancellations will be accepted only by email. Note: We reserve the right to cancel a program before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.