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13 Day Ladakh Himalayan Adventure: Guided Motorcycle Tour on Mountain Roads in India
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Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Motorcycle Tour India

This is a dream ride for every motorcycle enthusiast. This motorcycle tour is a kind of meditation, where one is able to listen to his / her soul, surrounded by rugged mountains and fluttering Buddhist prayer flags. The soul follows the rhythm of Buddhism mantra, "om mani padme hum".

Key information

  • Terrain: 70% asphalt and 30% off-road
  • Bike: personal or rental bike (Royal Enfield 500cc model)
  • Mileage: 1900 kilometers / 1,180 miles
  • Daily rides: 107 - 263 kilometers / 66 - 163 miles
  • Complimentary Riding Gears: Full Face Helmet, Elbow Guard, Knee Guard (Used ones)
  • Riding Gear: available to rent: Rider jacket - 210 USD, Rider gloves - 110 USD, Rain cover - 75 USD
  • Meals: Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Drinks: Mineral Water, Tea & Soup

Meet the guides

Neeraj
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Highlights

  • Starts and Ends in Delhi
  • Ride to Jispa crossing over Rohtang Pass
  • Pass through some very beautiful villages of Lahul Valley
  • Cross 3 high mountain passes on one ride: Nakila, Lachlung La, and the Tanglang La
  • A successful ride celebration with special meals and limited drinks on last night at Manali.
  • Visit a few monasteries, Magnetic Hill, Indus-Zanksar Confluence and Leh mall road market
  • Discover Khardungla Pass, the highest motorable road in the world
  • Discover Pangong Lake, the Most beautiful High Altitude lake
  • 12 Nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


9 riding days
Group size: 6-15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

You will stay in Deluxe category hotels and camps in scenic locations along the route.

Program

Day 1: Delhi - Manali (overnight bus journey)

Board into a Volvo bus (AC) at Delhi for an overnight journey to Manali. It would be a very comfortable, semi sleeper bus.

Day 2: Manali

You will reach Manali in the morning. You will get your motorbikes and have a small ride in the hills and have a ride briefing session. In the evening, you will have free time and stay the night in a hotel.

Day 3: Manali - Rohtang Pass - Jispa (115 kilometers / 71 miles)

After an early breakfast at the hotel, ride to Jispa. You will be crossing over Rohtang Pass (3980 meters) and passing through some very beautiful villages of Lahul Valley like Kokshar (first police check post), Sissu, Gondhala, and Tandi (the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers which is known as Chinab in Pakistan). Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. For the rest of the day, you are free to stroll around the small village. You will have dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Jispa - Baralacha Pass - Sarchu (107 kilometers / 66 miles)

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Darcha passing Gemour en-route. Darcha is a small village situated in the base of Baralacha La pass (4850 meters). After a short formality of registration, get ready to go through several curves on to Sarchu (4200 meters) over Baralacha La pass. Upon arrival, check in at a camp at Sarchu. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the surrounding. You will overnight at the camp.

Day 5: Sarchu - Leh (263 kilometers / 163 miles / 10 hours)

Today is a long and hectic day of your journey as you would be crossing three high mountain passes: Nakila (4900 meters), Lachlung La (5000 meters), and the Tanglang La (5300 meters). Start early in the morning (6 a.m.) to Leh traveling through one of the most spectacular and picturesque landscapes in the world. Arrive in Leh in the evening and stay the night at a hotel.

Day 6: Leh

You will be visiting a few monasteries, Magnetic Hill, Zanskar and Indus rivers, Sangam, and the mall road Leh market. After a healthy breakfast, set out for local sightseeing, exploring Leh and the neighbouring attractions, visiting Shanti Stupa, Jama Masjid, Leh Palace, Polo Grounds, and the War Museum to name a few. In the later part of the day, check and gear up the bikes as necessary and get ready for the adventure that is to follow the next day.

Day 7: Leh - Khardungla - Nubra (160 kilometers / 99 miles)

After breakfast, drive to Khardungla (the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 feet). Enjoy Khardungla pass, then head further towards Nubra. Stay the night at a camp.

Day 8: Nubra to Leh (160 kilometers / 99 miles)

In the morning, you will be visiting the sand dunes in Nubra and set out for a double hump camel ride, exploring the villages of Hunder and Diskit; and then, the Panamik hot water springs, where you may take a few dips to give yourself a therapeutic sulphur water treatment. After that, you will head towards Leh. You will stay the night in a hotel.

Day 9: Leh - Pangong Lake (140 kilometers / 87 miles / 6 - 7 hours)

After breakfast, ride to Pangong Lake (14,500 feet), through Changla Pass (17,350 feet), the third highest motorable road in the world. You will then arrive in Pangong, which is the highest salt water lake in the world, shared by two countries: India and China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. Stay the night at a camp.

Day 10: Pangong Lake - Leh (140 kilometers / 87 miles / 6 - 7 hours)

After breakfast, drive back to Leh. On the way, visit Shey (was built in 1655 on the instructions of Deldon Namgyal, in the memory of his late father, Singay Namgyal, within the palace complex). The monastery is noted for its giant copper with gilded gold statue of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha and Thiksey Monastery.

Day 11: Leh - Jispa

You will return from Leh and stay the night at a hotel in Jispa.

Day 12: Jispa - Manali

Celebrate with a small party in Manali. You will stay the night in a hotel.

Day 13: Manali - Delhi

Start the bus Journey along the River Bias to ride down the hills. Reach Delhi safely and proceed further for your individual destinations.

Motorbike Damage Cost

In the case that during the tour that the motorcycle is damaged driven by the customer, repair cost up to 80 USD will not charged. Cost beyond 80 USD will be shoulder by the customer.

Skill levels

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

Guides

Neeraj Kumar

Location

This tour will take you through Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Leh,Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and more in India.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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)

  • Taj Mahal extension (300 USD)

What's included

  • AC Volvo semi sleeper bus ticket (Delhi - Manali - Delhi)
  • Services of an expert adventure / ride captain to lead the group
  • Backup vehicle from Manali to carry extra luggage, spares, tools, medical kit and oxygen cylinder for high altitude
  • Inner line permits and wildlife fees for restricted areas
  • General purpose medicines and first aid kit
  • Well trained Royal Enfield motorbike mechanic support
  • Sand2Snow Adventure Co. t-shirt and wrist band
  • All tolls and taxes
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner

What's not included

  • Any air / bus / taxi / jeep fare
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone / fax calls, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, entrance and camera fee at monuments / museums, medical expenses, gratuities, etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Any item, activity, or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions and itinerary above
  • Cost of Petrol & spare parts of any kind (Own Motorbikes). Bike maintenance etc.
  • Any entry fees, any tips, porter / pony charges, or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing trips, other than as clearly mentioned within the inclusions and itinerary
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension / change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, rescue or evacuation, vehicle breakdown etc. (factors beyond control)
  • Airport pick up and drop off for 150 USD
  • Add Taj Mahal extension

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request. Sand2Snow Adventure will charge an additional cost of 75 USD per way or 150 USD for back and forth transfers.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 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 on arrival.
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