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Women's Motorcycle Tour in India

This 4 Lakes and 12 Passes of Ladakh Tour is founded on Planet Way Round's 20 years of experience with motorcycle expeditions in Ladakh. You can expect new tracks, passes and highlights never before offered on an organized motorcycle tour. This is the first tour to take on 12 extremely high Himalayan passes – you’ll be hitting altitudes of over 5,000 meters five times and tackling the three highest passes in the world! The route covers all of the highlights of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh, as well as the four most beautiful Himalayan lakes in the border region to Tibet – all at altitudes of more than 4,500 meters.

Key information

  • Terrain: 50% asphalt and 50% off-road
  • Bike: rental bike (Royal Enfield 500 cc standard / Himalayan 410 cc bike)
  • Mileage: 1,214 kilometers / 754 miles
  • Daily rides: 90 - 180 kilometers / 56 - 112 miles
  • Riding gear: not included, bring your own gear
  • Meals: breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Stay: Best Stay at beautiful location with women's friendly setup.

Meet the guides

Rahul & Sheetal
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Leh City
  • Conquer 10 mountain passes
  • Visit hot spring and high-altitude lakes
  • Ride through the world's highest motorable road, the Khardung La pass
  • Admire beautiful mountain views from your motorbike
  • 10 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


10 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: 6-20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (US$297 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

Your accommodations for this motorcycle tour have good rooms on two sharing basis in three-star hotels, guesthouses, and Swiss deluxe tents (toilet bath attached).

  • Leh: Mahey Resort or similar
  • Lamayuru / Alchi: Moon Land Hotel, Alchi Resort or similar
  • Dha: Aryan Home stay or guesthouse
  • Karzok; Tso morri Camp and resort
  • Tso Kar Lake: Lotus Swiss Camps
  • Spanmik ; Pangong Heritage Camp and resort
  • Nubra Valley; Royal Riders Camp and Resort

Program

Day 1: Leh - Arrival

Relax and acclimatization with evening walking trip at Leh Monastery or market and before sun set, you will hike until Shanti stupa at highest point of city.

Day 2: Local Sightseeing

Get acquainted with the Royal Enfields. Acclimatization and warm up ride around 80 kilometers / 49.71 miles to visit monuments and sightseeing.

Enjoy the route via a picturesque road situated above the canyon of the Indus River back toward Leh. This time you will not enter the town, but you will go further through the beautiful valley of the Indus.

Along the way, you will see the palace - the seat of the first rulers of Ladakh, Shey, and the most impressive Buddhist monastery in the entire region, Thiksey. In 2016, it hosted the Dalai Lama himself. In the afternoon, you bid farewell to the main trail and turn into the valley.

Day 3: Leh - Lamayuru

This will be the first day on your Royal Enfield on a long ride. You will drive to the famous Aryan Valley Dah and Hannu. The people in this valley look quite different than the other inhabitants of Ladakh. They are of more Indo-European than Tibetan type. The area is also warmer and greener Abbey. Ahead of us a beautiful route, full of views, mostly onto new asphalt along with Indus river. Spend the night at a guesthouse at Dah Hannu.

Day 4: Dha to Lamayaru via Hamboting La Pass

Today you will have the opportunity to cross the rarely visited Ladakh area: Baltis Valley. Riide on the Hamboting pass and Batalik & Kargil Area. After taking Leh - Srinagar highway from Kargil and ride on Namk La and Fotula pass, like you moved to another world. Rest for the night at a Lamayaru guesthouse.

Day 5: Lamayaru - Alchi - Leh

Today, you will return to the Buddhist world in its classic edition. You’ll find that the route is already partially familiar to you, but it looks different from the other side! Accommodation will be in Leh Hotel.

Day 6: Leh - Tso Morri

A picturesque highway leads you along with Indus river towards China border. You will pass and visit some hot springs at Chumathang Plato and after crossing small pass you are admire the grand view of Thatsangkaru Lake (4,500 meters / 14,763.78 feet). Off-road trail take you to Karzok village along with Tso Moriri lake. Overnight stay at lake view camps.

Day 7: Tso Morriri - Tso Kar Lake

The Tso Moriri lake is a strict nature reserve. The emerald waters usually surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks look stunning. En route, you will be able to relax at a hot geyser and see the last Himalayan nomads. The road is 60% gravel. Accommodation will be in specially prepared Swiss Camps on Tso Kar lake side.

Day 8: Tso Kar - Pangong Tso

Today, you cope with the second highest pass in the world, Taglanga La (5,359 meters / 17,582.02 feet). After that, you go down on the picturesque valley along the river. Afterwards, you will ride to third highest, approved for traffic pass in the world, Chang La (5,360 meters / 17585.3 feet), is awaiting you. From the pass, you go down the winding mountain road above one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Pangong Tso. It is a lake bordering China and 60% of its surface belongs to China. Today you will partly drive on gravels. Accommodation is in a camp, in specially prepared tents.

Day 9: Pangong Tso - Nubra Valley (Hunder) through Shyok River

Today is not an easy route, but an unforgettable one. Enjoy a ride entirely along the Shyok River. The program does not involve any passes, but it will sometimes be "curvy" and on gravel.

Certainly, you are going to take a rest a break from altitudes, but it will be much warmer - it may even be boiling hot. If due to weather conditions (e.g. landslides) the road should be closed, you will go through the Wari La Pass. Accommodation is in a hotel.

Day 10: Nubra Valley - Leh

Today, you will already be enough accustomed to high altitudes. This is the perfect moment to take on the highest pass approved for traffic in the world, Khardung La (5,602 meters / 18,379.27 feet). Before you get to it, you will visit the world’s highest altitude desert. Volunteers can try their hand at sand dunes. The route includes partly gravel road. Accommodation is in a hotel.

Day 11 : Departure

This is the end of the holiday.

Skill level(s) required for this tour:

Intermediate:

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Included excursions

Arrival

Upon arrival, you will receive Planet Way Round made route map with detailed program.

Optional

  • Planet Way Round can provide you domestic flight booking at an additional cost.
  • Agra Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi to Agra
  • River rafting and camel ride

Guides

Rahul Chauhan (MAT)

Sheetal Baranth (CHERRY)

Location

Admire the nature of the Himalayas, ride on challenging mountain passes, and visit various places such as Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar Lakes, Buddhist abbeys in the Valley of Indus, and Lamayuru Abbey. Apart from those fascinating locations, this tour will take place on 10 extremely high Himalayan passes and four lakes in India:

Passes

  • 5615 meters Kardungh La Pass, the highest pass on earth!
  • 5390 meters Tanglang La Pass, the second-highest
  • 5360 meters Chang La Pass, the third-highest
  • 5300 meters Wari La Pass
  • 5050 meters Namshang La Pass
  • 5000 meters Polokangla Pass
  • 4670 meters Kaigar la Pass
  • 4108 meters Fotu La Pass
  • 4021 meters Hamboting la Pass
  • 3700 meters Namkila Pass

Lakes

  • Pangong Tso Lake (4,350 meters)
  • Tsomorragi Lake (4,595 meters)
  • Tso Kar Lake (4,620 meters)
  • Kyagar Lake (4,600 meters)

Food

All meals and beverages like water and tea

during this tour, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner at either the hotel or while on the road.

Everyday you get the best food with local Indian taste and flavor for all hotels and resorts and camps. Buffy best healthy breakfast with Indian and western touch. Lunch serves on the way at running Ladakhi and local food joint with local Ladakhi and Tibetan taste. Dinner will be at hotel and resort or camp where you stay. On some places, we can plan to visit the best city restaurant to taste local food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

Things to do (optional)

River Rafting Day Trip at Indus river - 40 USD

Mountain Bike Day tour (Highest Motor-able Pass to Leh city 40km down hill ) - 70 USD

ATV ride at Sand dunes - 30 USD

Day Hike - 50 USD

Camel Safari at Sand Dunes - 50-150 USD

Spa treatments

You Can get SPA treatment at Leh City.

What's included

  • Care of a guide and good company
  • Royal Enfield 500 cc or Himalayan 410cc
  • Support car in which tools, additional fuel, and your luggage will be carried
  • Border permits, ILP permit with all entry fee
  • Access tickets to all sights en route
  • Oxygen bottles and basic medication backup for AMS
  • Motorbike insurance
  • Leh Airport pick up and drop off
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • All meals and beverages like water and tea, except lunches at Leh

What's not included

  • Domestic flight to and from Leh (Planet Way Round suggests a connection via Delhi)
  • Bike fuel cost
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs of bike repairs in case a drive is to be blamed
  • Extra day stay before and after the trip
  • Extra meal or starters if any outside the venue
  • Personal insurances
  • Visa fee
  • International flight
  • Taj Mahal visit (Agra)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by Airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Leh Airport ( IXL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Planet Way Round will pick you up from the airport.

Planet way round arrange or book your domestic flight also (cost around 150-250 USD) both way if you like.

Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport Airport transfer available: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (US$297 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
11 days / 10 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Availability

Start: Saturday August 14, 2021
End: Tuesday August 24, 2021

Tour information

Planet Way Round offers Agra Taj Mahal Tour at an additional cost of 175 USD/ person for day tour and 250 EUR/ person for 2 days and 1 night tour. Please send them an inquiry for more details.

Pricing information

There is an SUV tour package option with the price below:

  • SUV sharing (with driver): 2,250 EUR per person
  • Single room supplement: 450 EUR

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