The old saying theres beauty everywhere, all you have to do is just look around is true to the core when it comes to the mesmerizing Leh Ladakh travel. Bestowed with natural formations and heaven like ambience the regions of Ladakh and Leh are beautified with immense natural diversities. Every biker, irrespective of the gender, dreams of going on a Leh Ladakh bike trip once in their lifetime. This incredible journey to Ladakh gives you an ultimate opportunity to explore two naturally furnished regions of Ladakh Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley. This bike expedition is all about the feel of snow-clad mountains, rugged landscape, soaring peaks, dangerous routes, and roaring bike engines.
Day 01 | Arrive at Manali
Today Morning you will arrive at Manali, and meet our representative who will check you into your hotel and provide you delicious breakfast. Get your body acclimatized to the weather and rest for a while. The rest of the day is available for leisure and you can explore the local market and nearby places on your own. Dinner will be provided at the hotel and you retire for the night.
Wake up early in the morning and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Before you start your bike expedition there will be an introduction session among other team members and briefing about the trip. As you gain elevation and reach the bewitching Rohtang Pass, the trees will disappear, and vast and lush grasslands will be seen and you will get breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains. After passing Gulaba, Marhi, Khoksar, you will cross into the untouched Lahaul Valley. Keep riding to your next stopover at Jispa. Upon arrival to Jispa check-in to pre-booked guest house and relax overnight.
Wake up early morning as you wont want to miss the beautiful sunrise. From Jispa to Sarchu the excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motorable roads not only in India but on earth as well. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly. Overnight stay in Sarchu.
Start your day early in the morning and have your breakfast, and begin your journey from Sarchu to Leh, as you enter the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The adventurous ride today will take you on high passes like Nakee La, Lachung La, and Tanglang La. En route, you will also cross the villages of Upshi and Rumtse, and drive along the pristine Indus river. Upon arrival complete the check-in formality and rest for half an hour after which get ready to explore the place. You will first be visiting Leh Jokhang, the famous Buddhist temple. Later we will visit the historic Munshi House, erstwhile home of the kings secretary which has been restored and is now the Ladakh Arts and Media Organization centre and we will also make a visit to Shanti Stupa in Changspa which is a relatively new addition to Leh, inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. In the evening explore the main bazaar of the Leh which offers the beautiful pearl, turquoise, coral, lapis, lazuli and silver jewellery. Have delicious dinner and retire for the night at the hotel.
Today get ready to see the high altitude glacial desert that houses real sand dunes in sub zero temperatures. Post breakfast hop onto your bike and head towards Nubra valley. En-route you can visit the Samstanling monastery and Ensa Gompa. As you arrive at Nubra, you will be greeted by a cold mountain desert and be mesmerized by the brash slopes and the gorgeous dunes; the image will be imprinted in your mind forever. Nubra itself is a valley of tremendous beauty with its yellowish textured mountains and clean blue streams. Nubra and Shyok rivers meet and create this valley that is separated from the rest of the Ladakh range. Tonight have dinner under a blanket of stars and stay in tents in the Nubra Valley.
Post breakfast we will drive back to Leh via Khardung La Pass which is the highest motorable road in the world at 18490 feet. All the expertise of your biking experience will be called upon as you ride on roads made of gravel and dirt making it an exceptional biking adventure. Upon arrival in Leh, rest yourself. Overnight stay at hotel.
Remember the climax scene in 3 Idiots or the opening scene in Jab Tak Hai Jaan? The big, blue and beautiful lake surrounded by brown mountains overlooked by the clearest blue sky? That is the phenomenal Pangong Lake, the holy grail of serenity. Today get ready for a long journey to Pangong, where the beauty will take your breath away and also all the fatigue you had while riding till here. You will stay overnight at the lakeside in camps. This will be the perfect setting for stargazing and the ambience that the lake creates at night is totally astonishing.
Today morning you can get ready and take incredible photos by the Pangong lake which is one of the most scenic destinations in India. Post breakfast, start your journey to Leh. An optional tour of the Hemis Monastery which is 5 kms away from Leh near Kharu is also on the cards. Drive back to Leh by afternoon. In the evening, go for a shopping tour in the local markets of Leh or explore the place on your own. Come back and retire for the night at the hotel.
Today we will have to start the journey to Jispa very early in the morning as we have a long journey planned ahead of us. The Leh to Jispa excursion will take you through Taglang-la located at a staggering height of 17480 ft and Baralacha La, which is around 16,040 feet above sea level, and are among the highest motorable roads in India. Reach Jispa and have some dinner and retire for the night in Jispa.
Treat your taste buds with some delicious and freshly cooked breakfast and get ready for the final day of your trip. Its time to bid goodbye to the mountains and and drive back to Manali from the same route. Upon arrival to Manali , check-in to the Hotel and relax.
Day 11 | Check-out from hotel for onward journey
Check out from the hotel and post breakfast we will bid you goodbye and hope you join us for another expedition soon.
Royal Enfield 350cc bike for Manali to Leh and Leh to Manali
Royal Enfield 350cc bike in Leh (as Leh local bike is mandatory for Leh sight seeing)
Accommodation on Double/Triple sharing basis as per itinerary in hotels/camps mentioned or similar (Double sharing for couples)
Back up vehicle and mechanic throughout the trip
Experienced team leader
Basic first aid kit and oxygen cylinder
Safety gear (Helmet, Knee guard, riding gloves and ankle guard)
Breakfast and Dinner throughout your tour
Once in a lifetime experience with us
Things to Carry:
Riding shoes/ Trekking shoes and a pair of slippers
Backpack/ Saddle bags(Maximum 60 liters) and a Daypack
2 passport size photographs
Original driving license
Windcheater/Jacket and pullover
Glares and cap
Sunscreen and toiletries
Torch with extra batteries
Personal medications if any
Thermals and Light weight quick dry clothes
Water bottles (Minimum 2)
Plastic bags for wet clothes
Snacks you wish to carry
Fuel required during your tour
Lunch and High tea throughout your journey (As you will be mostly riding during this time and you can taste different local food as we halt at some café)
All transportation to and fro Manali
Any personal expenses
All Inner line permits
Entry fees to any amusement parks, monastery or boating
Anything other than things included
Cost incurred due to any emergency
Refundable Bike security deposit 12000 per bike
It is mandatory to pay the refundable bike security deposit
Make sure you carry the balance amount and the bike security deposit in cash as ATMs in Manali are not reliable.
Littering is strictly prohibited. We request you to support us in preserving the environment.