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Enjoy the classic Manali to Leh motorbike tour and explore the high altitude beauty of the Himalayas, in far north of India, on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. You will enjoy riding, camping, and exploring with a tour guide. The trip will be full of adventure and will take you into the wild and incomparable beauty of the world's highest mountains and highest motorable roads.
The maximum participants in the group is 12.
The first night of the tour will be spent in Manali. The hotel provides budget accommodation and restaurant meals, providing room service, car parking, comfort, and privacy.
The second night of the tour will be spent in a campsite or in a guest house in Keylong.
The third night will be spent in Sarchu, in a campsite.
You will spend the last four nights at Namgyal Guest House, which is situated in Sumur village, 120 kilometers from Leh. It is the warmest and greenest village of Ladakh. Medicinal hot springs and inspiring monasteries are located just 25 kilometers from here.
Arrival is followed by pickup from the local bus station and check-in at the hotel. This day will be reserved for you to rest and acclimatize to the high altitude. In the afternoon, the road captain will brief you about the route and day wise plan. Afterward, you will drive your motorbikes towards Naggar, to understand the torque characteristics of the motorbikes.
You will start your ride to the world’s highest motorable road in the early morning. You'll cross the Rohtang pass and ride through many small villages of Lahaul and Spiti district, such as Gramphu, Khoksar, Sissu, Gondla, and Tandi. Overnight stay will be at a guest house or a camp in Keylong.
After breakfast, you will drive towards Sarchu and cross the Baralacha pass (4830 meters / 15846 feet). Overnight stay will be in a camp in Sarchu.
After breakfast, you will drive to Leh. En route, you'll pass through the 21 Gata Loops, Nakee La (4800 meters / 15748 feet), Lachu Lang La (5065 meters / 16617 feet), and Tanglang La Pass (5300 meters / 17388 feet), which is the world's second highest motorable pass. You'll reach Leh in the evening. Overnight stay will be in a hotel in Leh.
Altitude in Leh is 3500 meters / 11482 feet. Here, you will rest, do some local sightseeing or shop.
After breakfast, you will ascend towards the world’s highest motorable road, Khardung La (5540 meters / 18175 feet). Once you reach Khardung La, the spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges will mesmerize your senses. After spending some time in Khardung La, you will descend towards Leh, where you will have lunch. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Leh.
There will be a full-day excursion to Pangong Lake, located on the India - China border. En route, you will ride through the Chang La pass, which is 5294 meters / 17370 feet high. After sightseeing around the lake, you will drive back, reaching Leh in the late afternoon or evening. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Leh.
After you check-out from the hotel, you will be dropped off at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) for your flight back home.
The rider should possess an international driving license for motorcycle driving.
During the tour, you will stop and visit the Shanti Stupa in Ladakh, as well as the monasteries and landmarks in Leh. There will also be a full-day excursion to Pangong Lake.
The Trans-Himalaya tour in India will start in Manali and include Keylong, Sarhcu, Leh, Khardung La, Pangong Lake, Tsokhar Lake, and Delhi as locations. Manali, surrounded by snow peaks, is a year-round destination for tourists, adventure seekers, and nature lovers. Backpackers come to hang out in the hippie villages around the main town, adventurers come for sport activities, while Indian families and honeymooners come for the cool mountain air and a taste of snow during a day trip to Rohtang La.
During this tour, you will be offered daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner. Food will be typically Tibetan.
Manali has many attractions, but the main centre of interest is undoubtedly the Hadimba Temple. It was dedicated to goddess Hadimba or Hadimba Devi. Dating back to 1553, it is built around a natural cave, which enshrines the footprints of the goddess. Hadimba was the wife of Bhima, one of the five great Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata. She later became the patron goddess of the Kullu royal family. This four-story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest, called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.
Kothi is situated at the foothill of the Rohtang pass, at an altitude of 2500 meters. It is just 12 kilometers away from Manali. It offers a magnificent view of the snow capped mountains and glaciers and the Beas River flow through a very deep and narrow gorge. Kothi used to be a camping site when the Rohtang pass had to be climbed on foot.
This is dedicated to the sage Manu. Near the Hadimba temple, flows the Manalsu River into the main Beas river. Across the Manalsu River, there is the original village of Manali, that houses the ancient temple of the sage Manu. Manali itself is named after Manu, who is said to have dwelt here.
Manali houses three Tibetan monasteries, all recently built. The Tibetans living around these monasteries offer a wide range of Tibetan handicrafts and carpets for the visitors to buy. Two of these monasteries are located in the main downtown of Manali and one in Aleo. Aleo is located on the left bank of the River Beas in Manali.
Naggar, a lovely village surrounded by forests, was the capital of Kullu in the 16th century. The monuments in the region witness its glorious past. The Naggar Castle, a stone and wood structure built by Raja Sidh over 500 years ago, has been converted into a heritage hotel. The gracefully built castle has a temple in the courtyard and houses a small museum.
The Rohtang pass is 51 kilometers from Manali, at a 3980-meter altitude. The pass offers a spectacular panorama of the mountains. It once served as a crucial trade route, and still remains the gateway to the districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The pass is open from mid April to November each year, and provides wonderful views of the entire surroundings. Just beyond the pass, there is the Sonapani glacier and the twin peak of Gaypan.
Vashist, a small village located on the left bank of the River Beas, three kilometers from Manali, is worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot water springs and temple. The village is also the site of some old temples, dedicated to the great sage Vashisht and to Lord Rama. The sulphur baths are just beyond these shrines.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Evergreen Adventure & Consultancies representatives will arrange your transfer to Manali.