Challenging Motorbike Tour in India

Join Motorcycle Tours Thailand on this exciting high-altitude motorcycle tour in incredible India. You will experience riding through high-altitude deserts, the highest of passes, snow-capped mountains, and high lush green pastures. You will enjoy picturesque views of the mighty Himalayas and visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples. If you are ready to explore mystical India on a motorbike, then this motorcycle holiday is for you.

Key information

  • Terrain: mix of muddy, offroad, and dirt trail
  • Bike: rental bike (Royal Enfield 500 cc)
  • Mileage: 1,250 kilometers / 777 miles
  • Daily rides: 78 - 210 kilometers / 48 - 130 miles
  • Meals: 3 daily meals and mineral water


  • 1,500-kilometer mileage
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Royal Enfield “Bullet” 500 cc motorbike
  • Travel on the world’s highest motorable road
  • See ancient Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples
  • Enjoy breath-taking views of mighty Himalayas
  • Daily meals and mineral water
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


14 riding days in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport

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Accommodation ranges from a luxury hotel or similar, house boats to camps. All accommodations are on same-sex twin sharing basis with double room for couples. A single room is possible with a supplement.

Ashok Country Resort, Delhi (1 night)

Ashok Country Resort is a family-run eco-friendly boutique hotel whose overall impression can be summed in a few words, " home away from home." It is situated only four kilometers from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), about 16 kilometers from the Delhi commercial center of Connaught Place, and about eight kilometers away from the new business hub "Gurgaon," making the resort very central.

The Ashok country resort has 82 beautifully appointed guest rooms, adorned with thoughtful amenities and special touches are graced with original works of art and furniture. The hotel is truly reminiscent of the grand hotels of India with its stylish sophistication and sweeping elegance throughout. At the Ashok Country Resort, style and tradition go hand-in-hand. All the rooms have a serene green view with abundant natural light.

The Ashok Country Resort ensures that all guests with special needs care properly. The property has been designed with facilities for the physically challenged, including specially equipped guestrooms, as well as wheelchair access to the front door, and other public areas of the hotel. The resort's club rooms have an area of 185 square feet with attached bathrooms, marble Baths, choice of king or two single beds, tea-coffee maker, well stocked private mini bar, Individual climate control, 21 inches flat screen television, hairdryer, and a 24 hour room service.

The luxury premium rooms have an area of 220 square feet with attached bathrooms, granite bath, choice of king or two single beds, tea-coffee maker, well stocked private mini bar, individual climate control, high-speed wireless internet access, 42 inches Panasonic Plasma Television, and a 24 hours room service.

Dorje Camps, Sarchu (1 night)

Dorje Camps at Sarchu provides you the best in camping equipment and state of the art tents to live in. It has been in the business for over a decade now with its client list going from India to abroad. It ensures the timely availability of all facilities and comforts at very affordable and customizable packages. At the camp, you are provided with imported Swiss tents and clean hygienic food.

It has also all the necessary medical and other services always ready for you. The experienced and professional team leaders will ensure your safety and security.

Hilltown Hotel, Leh (3 nights)

The Hilltown Hotel is one among the finest hotels of Madikeri, known for its heartwarming hospitality. it possesses all sorts of rooms with reasonable rates, family deluxe, honeymoon deluxe, double deluxe, and single as well as double rooms with all facilities, which suit all type of customers. The 24-hour customer care and the tours and travels desk are a part of the hotel. Standby power supply and doctor on call are other specialties of the hotel.

The hotel has an attached family restaurant, the Diners Inn, which provides its customers with homely delicious food. The Sangamam Banquet hall is its other specialty restaurant. All types of rooms are available at the hotel family deluxe rooms, honeymoon deluxe rooms, double deluxe rooms, single as well as double rooms. Rooms in the Hilltown are decorated and well furnished with all facilities like television with CATV, telephone, round the clock hot water, and 24 hours customer care.

Hotel Highland, Manali (1 night)

Hotel Highland is situated In The Valley Of God (Manali), the most beautiful hill station of India. The hotel is a 15-minute walking distance from the mall and the area is absolutely green and pollution-free. It is surrounded by the lush green deodar pine forest.

Hotel Niranjana, Lamayuru (1 night)

The Niranjana Hotel is located at the center of the spiritual home of Buddhists, known as Bodhgaya City. It is owned by Mr. Jai Singh who started the Niranjana Hotel and the Sujata Restaurant in Bodhgaya City in 1995.

The hotel offers the kind of personal, attentive service and desirable amenities that make it the ideal choice for tourists and pilgrims and leisure guests alike. It offers a peaceful and relaxing environment away from the stress of modern life. The central location of the hotel provides an ideal base to the visitors and the pilgrims

It has a total of 30 rooms, all of which are air-conditioned, and has Wi-Fi, hot and cold water, dental kit and hygiene essentials, and 24 hours room service.

Hotel Shivalikview, Chandigarh (1 night)

Hotel Shivalikview has well-appointed rooms including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and family rooms. It provides all necessary facilities like round-the-clock room service, free dialing telephone, airport pick up and drop, internet cafes, business center, attach baths with quick hot and cold water facilities, color TV with cable connection, and much more. It has a team of highly experienced staff members to serve you.

Hotel Zojila Residency, Kargil (1 night)

The beautifully designed development, set in a verdant paradise, promises to be an important addition to the hotel and restaurant scene in this area. It is the must visit place for vacationers in Kargil (Ladakh).

Its proximity to the main city and yet silent from the buzz makes it one of the idlest places in Kargil (Ladakh) for your vacation. Zojila Residency is an upgrade A class hotel in Kargil and has all the modern facilities.

There are three categories of rooms that are, deluxe room, presidential suite, and family suite. The rooms are well-designed with pleasant interiors. A warm welcome awaits you the moment you arrive. Suites are spacious enough to accommodate an extra bed. The rooms have all the facilities available in a modern hotel.

Padma Lodge and Cottages, Jispa (1 night)

Hotel Padma Lodge Jispa offers the best hospitality, well-appointed rooms, unmatched service, and widest range of cuisine at its multi-cuisine restaurant, and traveling local guide for sightseeing facilities.

The exquisite ambiance and sumptuously done interiors of Padma lodge accentuate your pleasure after a heat traveling, sight-seeing, or work. It is well-known for excellence in hospitality and customer service.

Hotel Padma Lodge is located 140 kilometers from Manali on NH-21, village Jispa, Distt Lahoul, and Spiti (H.P). Jispa valley is wide and one of the most majestic places in Lahoul Valley, surrounded by the mesmerizing Himalayan Mountains.

Shera Palace House Boat Hotel, Srinagar (2 nights)

The house boat hotel has comfortable accommodations with friendly and hospitable staff to assist you during your stay.

Tsokar Eco Resort and Camp, Tsokar (1 night)

Tsokar Eco Resort and Camp is an eco-friendly resort committed to provide you with the best service that makes your stay relaxing and comfortable.

Tso Moriri Hotel Lake View, Tsomoriri (1 night)

The hotel has 26 well-furnished and clean double rooms with attached bathrooms with toilet and hot or cold shower. A magnificent view of the lake can be seen from the windows. Amenities of the hotel include an overnight laundry service and a restaurant with Ladakhi, Indian, Chinese, and continental food.

Motorcycle Tours Thailand Himalayan Itinerary

Ladakh region motorcycle tour grade

Riding the Himalayas is often regarded as the toughest adventure ride in the world with some of the planet's most extreme roads. Reaching altitudes of 5,600 meters including two of the highest motorable roads in the world, it is certainly tough in parts. It is full of uphill and downhill hairpins, sometimes on tarmac but often on gravel roads.

The climate is unpredictable and can be extremely harsh with all four seasons experienced in one day. You will experience riding in mud while it is misty and raining with minimal visibility in 50 degrees Celsius temperatures while dodging oncoming traffic. The riders on the Himalayan Heroes 2013 tour experienced these very conditions twice and they all said it was the best two days of the tour!

While it is usually suggested that riders have a minimum of two years off-road riding experience, there were a number of riders on the Himalayan Heroes ride of 2013 that had no off-road riding experience. The riders that handled it well were the confident and competent road riders.

If you are a new or not a confident rider, then this expedition will prove too much of a challenge for you and possibly put not only yourself but the other riders at risk. If you are not sure of your abilities, please talk to Motorcycle Tours Thailand first before you book this tour.

Motorcycle expeditions and logistic

Every tour is conducted by the hugely experienced motorcyclist guides. The staff has years of all-terrain experience allowing you to enjoy the bike, the ride, and the many wonders the Indian Himalayas has to offer. Motorcycle Tours Thailand provides the best Himalayan motorcycling experience by ensuring that your safety is paramount.

The motorcycles, backup vehicles, mechanics, staff, accommodations are second to none. The tour is designed to cater for riders of all abilities looking for that once-in- a-lifetime experience. Motorcycle Tours Thailand know how important your holiday time is to you, so it doesn't skimp on organizational detail. It will take care of all transport and accommodation while you’re there and whisk you safely back to the airport for your trip home.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi

Most of the flights arrive at midnight. A representative of Motorcycle Expeditions will meet you at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay is at Ashok Country Resort.

Day 2: Flight from New Delhi to Srinagar

In the morning after breakfast, you will transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to catch a flight to Srinagar. Your connecting flight will be booked by Motorcycle Expeditions according to your arrival schedule in New Delhi. Upon arrival in Srinagar, you will transfer to your houseboat. If time permits, you will have a day tour of Srinagar. In the evening, you will meet the team and your bikes. Dinner and overnight stay are at Shera Palace House Boat Hotel.

Day 3: Srinagar - checking and riding your bike

After breakfast, you will meet your motorbikes and assistance team. After a short briefing, you will have a short ride in Srinagar. This is your chance to know your motorbike and the roads of Himalaya. Dinner and overnight stay are at Shera Palace House Boat Hotel.

Day 4: Srinagar - Kargil (202 kilometers, 3,528 meters, over Zoji-La Pass)

Take your breakfast and start riding towards Kargil from Srinagar. Visit Drass on the way which is the second coldest inhabited place on earth. Enjoy the views of Tiger hills and other famous peaks visible from Kargil. You will arrive in Kargil in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Zojila Residency.

Day 5: Kargil - Lamayuru (125 kilometers, 4,108 meters, over Fotu-La Pass)

Entering the capital of Ladakh, you will play alongside the Upper Indus River, traveling through ancient Buddhist villages and past a number of glorious monasteries. On good tarmac, you will wind up and over several small passes, across desert plains and past colorful, mind-boggling rockscapes. The 1,000-year-old Lamayuru Monastery is situated high on a valley side at 11,500 feet and houses 150 monks.

Staying nearby, you will have the opportunity to watch the sun go down over the buildings and crop fields in this idyllic setting. The evening can then be spent exploring the monastery, or simply taking in the many ancient Stupas around the settlement and gazing in awe at the huge and colorful rock formations all around. Or you may just kick back with a beer amid the scenery. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Niranjana.

Day 6: Lamayuru - Leh (150 kilometers 3,510 meters)

After breakfast, you’ll ride to Leh but you’ll stop on the way to visit some other impressive Buddhist villages and monasteries. In the afternoon, reach Leh and have some leisure time. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Hilltown.

Day 7: Leh - Khardung-La - Leh (78 kilometers, 5,602 meters)

Today, you will ride to Khardung Pass, the world’s highest motorable road. The Khardung Pass is at an altitude of a thrilling 5,602 meters and 39 kilometers from Leh. You are free to visit the market in the afternoon, or Shanti Stupa, by foot, where you will see a good view of Leh town and relax. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Hilltown.

Day 8: Leh - a day of leisure

This is a free day to explore Leh town. You can visit monasteries and the market of Leh Town, shop, eat, drink, and have lots of fun. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Hilltown.

Day 9: Leh - Tso Moriri via Upshi (210 kilometers, 4,572 meters)

You will ride 210 kilometers today so it is best to start early from Leh. You will take the Leh to Manali highway until the town of Upshi. Near Upshi, you will stop at a check post where you need to submit your permits. For the better part of today’s journey, you will follow the Indus River on a tarmac that is in good condition. For the most part, the ride will bar a few landslide prone stretches.

Chumathang itself has little to offer to a visitor apart from a few local roadside restaurants, a Gompa, and hot water springs. A quick lunch stop would suffice for most. You will make your own track, riding off road and following the numerous tracks left by passing vehicles. The last 30 kilometers are a pain but a boon for those who love off-road riding.

The track there is a mix of sand and dirt trails littered with small stones. However, the view you'll get at the end makes the trip worthwhile. Stay overnight in a fixed camp on the bank of the Tso Moriri or Korzok village. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Tsomoriri Lake View and Camp.

Day 10: Tso Moriri (Korzok) - Tsokar (90 kilometers)

From Korzok, you will backtrack to the Junction Sumdo and take the diversion to reach Tso Kar. This road tends to be a bit rough for some but great fun for those who appreciate off-road motorbiking! It is believed that Tso Kar was once connected to Tso Moriri even though Tso Kar has salt water lake while Tso Moriri has fresh water. The area surrounding Tso Kar is protected. Dinner and overnight stay are at Tsokar Eco Resort and Camp.

Day 11: Tso Kar - Sarchu (140 kilometers, 5,059 meters, over Lachulung-La pass)

Today, you will climb up to the Lachlung pass at 5,059 meters. TheLeh to Manali Highway is said to be one of the most scenic highways. You'll cross the famous 22 Gata loops and reach Sarchu by evening. Dinner and overnight stay are at Dorje Camp.

Day 12: Sarchu - Jispa (120 kilometers, 4,940 meters over Baralacha Pass)

You'll cross Baralacha Pass with an altitude of 4,940 meters. On the top of Baralacha, you will have breathtaking views of mighty Himalayas. Don’t forget to capture the moments in your camera. Dinner and overnight stay are at Padma lodge.

Day 13: Jispa - Manali (135 kilometers, 3,978 meters, over Rohtang Pass)

Today is a short but pure bliss ride of bad roads. You will have streams to cross, frozen puddles, and dirt tracks to navigate all the way up to and back over the Rohtang pass. You’ll take your chai and lunch break at Marhi before descending back to the lush green of the Kullu valley and the sparkling Bease River and finally be back in Manali! As it’s the last night of your adventure, you’ll celebrate with all your new friends. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Highland.

Day 14: Manali - Chandigarh, (310 kilometers)

Early morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Chandigarh in a private Toyota taxi and have a tea break and lunch on the way. You will reach Chandigarh in the evening, where you will be transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay are at Hotel Shivalik.

Day 15: Chandigarh - Delhi

You will be transferred to Chandigarh International Airport (IXC) to board your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day will be at leisure. After dinner, you will be transferred to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to board the flight for your next destination.

Kindly note that this itinerary can be changed or modified due to any uncertainty of mother nature such as landslides, heavy rainfall blocks roads. This is beyond Motorcycle Tours Thailand's reach. In this case, the guide will take the appropriate decision according to the situation on the spot, which gives priority to your safety.

Included excursions

  • Drop by Shanti Stupa
  • Explore the town of Drass
  • Visit monasteries and the market of Leh Town


This motorcycle tour will take place in different places in India namely New Delhi, Srinagar, Kargil, Lamayuru, Leh, Khardung La, Leh, Tso Moriri, Tsokar, Sarchu, Jispa, Manali, and Chandigarh.


Daily meals and drinking mineral water are included in the price of this motorcycle tour. Motorcycle Tours Thailand is very conscious about the catering. Basically, it’s very important to have hygienic cuisine during the motorbike tours. While at the homestay, you will always eat organic food with local families. The efficient kitchen crews are always ready to serve you the five-star cuisines at the altitude of 4,500 meters during the expeditions.

Water bottles are always provided by the backup jeep during the road trip. Consumption of high degree alcohol is prohibited during the riding time but the evening is full of chit-chat and rum punch to knock out the fatigue of the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 daily meals and mineral water
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • All ground transfers
  • All road and bridge tolls and
  • monument admission fees for the entire program
  • English speaking guides
  • First aid box including oxygen cylinder
  • Mechanics with all necessary spare parts
  • Permits for restricted areas, India and Tibet border control, Ladakh
  • Round trip ticket from Delhi to Chandigarh and Srinagar
  • Support vehicles to carry your luggage and spare parts
  • The latest 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle and fuel
  • Transfers from and to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

What's not included

  • Alcohol
  • Any damage to the motorcycle must be covered by the rider in full
  • Any visa fee
  • Bike damage
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for tour and non-tour staff
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Motorcycle Tours Thailand will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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