9 Days Motorcycle Tour to Pangi Valley, India

  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Motorcycle Tours in India

Ride Pangi Valley's road, dubbed as the world’s most dangerous road. At times, you will be riding on the edge of a narrow and unpaved road with a straight drop of thousands of feet in the valley below. This adventurous ride also covers the challenging and mythical Sach Pass and camping experiences on some of the most beautiful and unusual locations. If you are an adventure motorcyclist and looking for a dose of adrenaline, this ride will be a religious experience for you!

Highlights

  • 100 kilometers on average per day
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan dual-sport 411cc motorcycle rental
  • Travel from Manali to Dharamsala across the beautiful Pangi Valley
  • Ride on the most dangerous roads in the world
  • Experienced road captain and mechanic
  • Daily delicious dinner and breakfast
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 7 riding days
  • English
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During this motorcycle tour, you will stay on a twin-­sharing basis in hotels. Single rooms are also available for an additional fee. A personal tent, sleeping bag, and mattress will be provided when camping. Near Chandra Valley, you will stay in bamboo cottages.

Day 1: Monday - Arrive in Manali

You need to arrive in Manali either by Volvo bus or by flight to Kullu-Manali Airport (KUU) from New Delhi. Once in Manali, you will need to head to the designated hotel by 12 p.m., where you will meet the Ride of My Life team and your co-riders. After lunch, the road captain will brief everyone on the route and the day-wise plan.

Day 2: Tuesday - Motorcycle orientation and off road practice

On this day, you will get the hang of riding a Royal Enfield on the varied terrain of the Himalayas that you will be encountering later in the tour. Any adjustments to the motorcycle according to your preference and riding posture will be done by the mechanic.

Day 3: Wednesday - Manali to Tandi

You will wake up early in the morning to ride on the world's highest road, the Manali-Leh Highway. As soon as you leave Manali, the climb for the 13,051 feet high Rohtang Pass will start. After Rohtang, the road descends into the Chandra Valley and becomes rough and muddy, giving you the sense of adventure that lies ahead. Your stay will be in bamboo cottages with an incredible view of the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers.

Day 4: Thursday - Tandi to Sach Khas

The real treat starts today; narrow roads, water crossings, and remote villages await you. You will leave early and divert from the Manali-Leh Highway towards Udaipur. After Udaipur, the road becomes blissfully dusty and rough. You will ride on a road hundreds of meters high and along the narrow gorges of the Chenab Valley amidst pristine landscapes and waterfalls. You will take a detour towards Sach Village, 8700 feet, and stay the night in camps put up by the camping team.

Day 5: Friday - Sach Khas to Sural

Today, you will be riding through some of the most challenging roads of your life, leading to the world’s most dangerous road. This experience is not for the faint-hearted, glancing down the valley is bound to give you goosebumps. After taking in the beauty, you will head back towards the beautiful village of Sural, at 10,500 feet, where you will camp in the middle of lush green grasslands, surrounded by some mighty mountain peaks, including the majestic Shiv Shankar Peak.

Day 6: Saturday - Sural to Bairagarh via Sach Pass

On this day, you will cross over to the other side of the River Chenab towards Chamba, via Sach Pass. The initial ride will be through raw yet beautiful forest roads, which eventually lead to extremely steep and twisty roads towards Sach Pass at 14,500 feet high. Descent from the pass offers you majestic views of Chamba Valley. Your stay today is in a hotel in a small village with basic amenities.

Day 7: Sunday - Bairagarh to Dalhousie

From this day, the roads will get better as you ride towards the busy Chamba Town. After taking a diversion towards Dalhousie, you will halt for the day at a nice hotel. After the adventure, you are free to indulge in shopping or sightseeing or just rest.

Day 8: Monday - Dalhousie to McLeod Ganj

After a short but eventful ride through Jot Pass, at 7,500 feet high, you will reach McLeod Ganj or Little Lhasa, where the Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered. This is also the home of the Dalai Lama. Once you check into the hotel, you can choose to visit the Dalai Lama temple or the local market before the party in the evening.

Day 9: Tuesday - Depart from Dharamsala

It is time to say goodbye after an adventure of a lifetime and endless stories to share. Your hotel is paid for till 12 p.m. on this day. You can choose to take a luxury bus to Delhi or Chandigarh or a flight from Dharamsala Airport (DHM) for your journey back home.

Advanced riders

  • Can ride for five to six hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions
  • Explore Pangi, Chenab, Chandra valleys
  • Ride on challenging high passes and water crossings
  • Ride on the most dangerous road in the world
  • Visit Mcleodganj, home to the Dalai Lama
  • Visit remote villages in India

Pangi Valley, in the upper part of Chamba District, is a remote region placed between the Middle and the Greater Himalaya. The valley remains landlocked for about six to eight months due to heavy snowfall. During late summer and fall, it can be accessed through several passes, which provide a challenge to serious trekkers and travelers.

The people of Pangi are often called the Pangwals and practically all the people live in small and fairly isolated villages. Almost everyone in Pangi is directly or indirectly connected to agriculture and livestock. Life is still dictated by the cycle of seasons and the acts of sowing and reaping. Due to the geographical isolation and the weather, the communities are expectedly inward looking. People here are mainly Hindu with a small population of Buddhists.

The elevation in the region varies from 7,000 feet to 11,000 feet above sea level. Roads are poor, with few of them surfaced and covered with dust, boulders, mud, sand, and water streams. The valley is believed to be rich in minerals like iron ore, limestone, and mica.

On this tour, you will be served hygienic vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Daily breakfast and dinner are included.

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All tolls and entry fees
  • Camping equipment: Tent, sleeping bag, and mattresses
  • Cooking team to prepare meals
  • Daily dinner and breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking road captain
  • Mechanic throughout the tour
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan dual-sport 411cc motorcycle rental
  • Separate backup truck for cooking and support teams
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage and other essentials
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Fuel for the ride
  • Lunch on all days
  • Optional rental for helmet, knee guards, and magnetic tank bag
  • Personal expenses
  • Refundable security deposit for the motorcycle of 10,000 INR
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to Manali and from Dharamsala

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kullu-Manali Airport (KUU).

Arrival by bus

You can get to Kullu by taking a Volvo bus.

Testimonials

  • Review by Danijela Milutinovic
    10 out of 10

    "It has been two months since my friend and I done the Ladakh tour with Ride of My Life team and I am still filled with amazing memories. Riding over the Himalayas is really a ride of your life. It was an experience one can hardly put into words. The Ride of My Life's team was incredible too. They helped us in any situation. They were very professional and friendly too. In fact, I feel like I have a new family over there. Thank you, Gaurav, Kanika, Sachin, Vikas, Manish, and all the support crew, I hope we meet again next year!"

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  • Review by William Ruehl
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing experience! Love these people! Everyone involved, from the top to the bottom, is first class. Can't wait to go again."

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  • Review by David O'Connor
    10 out of 10

    "Just completed a 10 day tour with Ride of My Life with a private group of 13 riders. The group had varied levels of riding skill and came from Turkey, South Africa, Ireland, Germany Belgium and the UK. I can not sing the praises of the ROML team loud enough, they were very professional and extremely flexible. The whole organisation of the tour was excellent from hotel bookings and route planning, as well as the pace of the trip and the camping organisation. Food was excellent and not a Delhi Belly in sight. All equipment was provided and was top notch for camping although if you like your comfort I would recommend an inflatable mattress, the ones provided are adequate but basic. As for the bikes, you just have to love the Royal Enfield, not only for the unique experience of riding one, but for its ability to take on this rough environment. There were no major issues and the ROML team checked and tweaked the bikes every evening, making sure they ran perfectly every day. All in all we had a wonderful, memorable experience and would highly recommend these guys to anyone who wants to have The Ride Of Your Life!!! We will be back next year to explore more of this incredible country with them."

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  • Review by Jermaine Middleton
    10 out of 10

    "Ride of My Life truly lives up to their name! They are an organization comprised of GREAT people. Every aspect of the trip was perfect, from my initial contact with the company, to the final day on the bike. I've visited India before, and I can say that there customer service is top notch. I can't give a higher recommendation for a company to ride with."

    "Ride Of My Life team, thanks for the ride of Mt life. I'm looking forward to my next ride with you!"

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  • Review by Jay Bhavsar
    10 out of 10

    "I recently completed my dream ride from Manali to Leh. It is everyman's dream to be a rider of such a challenging terrain like Leh. If you're in a search of biking adventure, Ride of My Life will be the best option among all, especially when you have riding captains like Manish and Vikas. The accommodation and food were truly up to the mark. It was a memory for a lifetime. Thanks a ton, team Ride of My Life. I hope I will join you guys very soon for the next trip."

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  • Review by Malcolm Thomas
    10 out of 10

    "Just back in NZ from my tour with Ride of My Life team and completed the SM2 tour. What an amazing tour with a wonderful bunch of fellow "bikers"."

    "The entire ROML crew were fantastic and made our trip a very enjoyable, memorable couple of weeks."

    "I'm so glad I chose to ride with these guys. They are motorcyclists and adventurers first and foremost and really understand what makes bikers tick and have created a fantastic package. "

    "The bikes and backup is brilliant. The team asked regularly if everything was OK and always sorted any issues out straight away."

    "I'm already looking at more tours with ROML and I'm sure I will be back for another ride with ROML in the future."

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  • Review by Colin Halliday
    10 out of 10

    "Just got back home after doing the 13 day Ladakh ride. Had an absolutely amazing time. The Ride of my Life crew are very professional yet at the same time fun loving and truly seem to enjoy their 'job'. The Enfields are simple yet sturdy machines and surprisingly ideal for the type of terrain you ride. Though the ride is guided you have a lot of freedom to start and stop, ride at a pace that suits you and even use the bike once the days riding is officially over to do extra sight seeing."

    "It's a real adventure, challenging at times but always a lot of fun with this team."

    "Thank you to the whole team :-)"

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  • Review by Rashmi Dungdung from Gangtok, India
    10 out of 10

    "Memories last for a lifetime...and this Team is doing a great job cz they bring amazing people together with whom you create memories...and ofcourse the Adventure ..the bonding...the experience ..It's for you all to witness...You will surely cherish it forever."

    "Accommodation,Breafast,Dinner everything is sorted so all you have to do is have fun..."

    "Cheers to the team...All the Best for future ventures...Ride of my life.... Truly"

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  • Review by Ajith Krishnan from Bangalore, India
    10 out of 10

    "I had the pleasure of leveraging the Ride Of My Life team to complete my bucket list Motorcycle trip to Ladakh. Having just completed the Aug 2016 SM2 with my wife as pillion, the ride was everything that was promised. Adventure, fun and camaraderie! We had a great experience with Manish and team. Made many unforgettable memories and great friends."

    "The motorcycles were in very good condition with a very good support team. Accomodations were very good especially despite the infrastructure limitations in the region."

    "Despite being in a group, we had plenty of freedom to stop to take photographs or just soak in the scenery, when we chose, where we chose."

    "To those who are on the fence trying to decide if you want to do this on your own and probably reduce your expenses, by all means consider your options. Do note that going with this experienced team implies that all worries of accomodation, route planning, dealing with emergencies, handling tolls and paperwork etc (which are incidentally very very common) are all taken care of. Just show up and ride! What could be simpler."

    "Would definitely consider the ROML team when i plan my next motorcycle trip"

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  • Review by Sameer Surnis from Hyderabad, India
    10 out of 10

    "My friend and I did a ride in July 2016 from Leh to Manali. The ride was indeed a once in a lifetime event for us. The itinerary was very professionally designed. The food and accommodation were excellent. The captains, Vikas and Sachin, were awesome. Guru and Gaurav Jani, you are supreme! Jai Nonu!"

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