An Epic Himalayan Ride (A dream ride into the Himalayas)
We welcome you to explore the Kashmir valley with Ladakh in northern India & experience one of the finest Motorcycle Riding Tours of the Indian subcontinent.
Kashmir is surrounded by stunning snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, flower strewn valleys dazzling the eye with all the colors of the rainbow. Pine forests fill the air with their scent, rivers teeming with plump fish and lakes, with delightful floating gardens.
Ladakh, is a fascinating region in India has an almost moonlike terrain, surrounded by some of the greatest mountain ranges of the world. It is also home to the elusive snow leopard, pure Tibetan Buddhism and the sprawling old monasteries exude an atmosphere and smell which only comes with great age, Italianesque villages which are irrigated by the glaciers above but surrounded by desert. Wandering the streets of the capital, Leh, is a delight for travelers.
Starting with flight to Srinagar we will visit the Dal Lake, Gardens & then heading on to what is generally regarded as one of the most spectacular road journeys in the whole Himalaya – via Sonamarg to Kargil to Leh and enjoy its beautiful and unforgettable scenery of mountains and lakes. In Leh we will visit the ancient palaces, forts and monasteries of the Indus Valley and also witness rural life in the old Silk Road kingdom of Ladakh. We’ll ride Royal Enfield Motorcycle over the highest motorable pass to enter in Nubra Valley & will spend time in exploring the remote Nubra Valley & further ride to Pangong Lake & then to Hanle for Stargazing and a same day trip to World’s Highest motorable road Uming-L Pass. We finish our Epic Himalayan Ride Tour with an epic flight over the Himalayas to Delhi from Leh.
Best Time: May to September
Country & State: Kashmir & Ladakh (North Area)
Number of Days: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Number of Riding Days: 9 Days
Accommodation: 3 Star & 4 Star
Riding Level Required: Intermediate (Must be a Motorbike Fits)
Terrain: 70% Tarmac & 30% Gravel
Tour Type: On Road but some rough terrain & full of Adventures
Duration of Ride: Between 5 & 7 Hours a day on Average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 1500 KMS / 935 Miles
Temperature: During nights & early mornings 8º C to 12º C & in day time 18º C to 30º C
WHAT TO BRING ON RIDE
Find below the detailed list of items that are required in the Tour for the safety & comfort level. We do not provide any of these, so we highly suggest to our all Riders to bring all of the required items mentioned below:
- DRIVING LICENSE (Rider): Full and valid for 500cc motorcycle
- TRAVEL INSURANCE: Must cover riding 500 cc motorcycles
- Sunscreen/sun block UV 30/40
- Lip balm
- Insect repellent
- Fleece/under jacket
- Kidney belt
- Warm cloths
- Strong pair of Jens pant
- Sun Hat / Cap
- Ear Plugs
- Your regular medicine (if any)
- Crash Helmet
- Riding Jacket, with Built-in Armour and removable inner lining
- Riding Trousers, with Built-in Armour
- Knee and Elbow Armour
- Protective Gloves, warm for the Himalayas.
- Ankle High Leather or Riding Boots
- Rain Gear
- Sunglasses or Goggles
- Hydration Pack
Arrive at Delhi’s airport; our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name & taken to your private vehicle with your driver. You will then be driven to your hotel. On reaching in hotel, our representative will help you for smooth & fast check-in to get your room key quickly. Later representative will brief you about day by day tour schedule. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight — perhaps take a dip in the pool, or maybe even head into Delhi for a look around. Overnight in Delhi.
Morning transfer to Delhi Airport to board flight for Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar Airport, our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name & taken to your private vehicle with your driver & then transfer to the Houseboat. After lunch leave the Houseboat by Shikara for the Pari Mahal Ghat. Visits include the Pari Mahal, Nishat and Shalimar Mughal Gardens. The Pari Mahal was originally a Buddhist Monastery and later converted to an Astrological School by Dara Shikoh - eldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan. The Nishat - or The Garden of Bliss – with its glorious views of the snowcapped mountains, was created by Asif Khan on the banks of Dal Lake. The lovely Shalimar Bagh - The Abode of Love - was the inspiration of Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jehan. Late afternoon enjoy a relaxing ride on a traditional ‘Shikara’ - the famous local boat of the Lakes. Overnight stay in House Boat.
Morning after breakfast, you will be introduced to our Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle & our road Captain will make you understand about the driving rules of India & you will be taught all skills to handle Royal Enfield in Indian mountains. Start your first day ride to Kargil, enroute stops include Sonamarg and Baltal hamlets, famous for rugged snow peaked meadows. Past Baltal cross over Zoji-La Pass (11,500 ft). Reach the Drass valley with strikingly different landscape dotted with remote mud huts giving an impression that you really have travelled back in time. We’ll make a brief stop at the Drass War Memorial, built in commemoration for the fallen soldiers from the 1999 conflict After a passport check we continue on to Kargil. Overnight in Kargil.
After breakfast, start the ride to Dha and Hanu, which are also known for their cultivation of wine grapes, cherries, walnuts, as well as apricots. Both twin villages lie at the confluence of the Indus and Shyok Rivers. The quaint villages of Dha (or Dah) and Hanu are among the few villages that are home to the ethnic Drogpa tribe of Leh, renowned for their hospitality. They are said to be the descendants of the original Aryan or Indo-European race. These villages are a great way to explore the cultural diversity of the region and a huge draw for photographers, who love to capture portraits and scenery. The tribes have a unique ornamentation style and interesting headgear that make for great pictures. Dha and Hanu are located in the Brokpa region of Leh and are famously known as the 'Last Aryan Villages of India'. Legend has it that when Alexander, the conqueror, came to the Indus Valley and then moved on to Beas, he left a few of his clansmen behind who settled down here. Out of a number of Brokpa villages, only these two are open to tourists. Buddhism is the main religion here, but locals also offer worship to the animist pantheon of gods.
After breakfast start ride to Leh. Enroute visit beautiful Alchi & Likir Monastery. Further riding back also enjoy the confluence of two rivers Indus & Zanskar, also called Sangam Point, after that visit the Pathar Sahib Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith. Further continue ride to Leh. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
This is a big landmark day of your riding life. You’ll ride on a motorcycle to the Ladakh’s highest motorable pass, the Khardung La (One of the highest Motorable Road at a height of 5359 m/17,582 ft) – this is the highest one can ever reach on a motorcycle on this planet – on reaching at the Top, enjoy the celebration with photography session & a cup of Tea/Coffee from Highest Cafeteria in the World. Later ride continue (86 Km/3 Hrs) more to Nubra Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers). On arrival, check into the camp & relax in Hunder Village of Nubra Valley. Later enjoy the ride on Double Humped Bactrian Camel in Sand Dunes of Hunder village in Nubra Valley. A unique feature of the sand dunes in Nubra Valley is that they are grey in colour, unlike the brown sand dunes seen in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. There would be a dinner by the fireplace and a clearest of the night skies. Overnight in Nubra Valley.
After breakfast, start the ride to Sumor. Quiet, peaceful, offbeat are the words that best describe Sumor Village and should be on your list of places to visit in Nubra Valley. The village is home to the much-celebrated monastery of the region, Samstanling Monastery. Even though the monastery is the most talked about, when it comes to exploring the rest of the village, the beauty needs to be truly witnessed and appreciated.
Enroute, explore Diskit Monastery before commencing our journey to Summur. Diskit Monastery is a popular tourist destination in Nubra Valley, perched on a hill on the edge of a road that connects Partharpur and Those. This is the oldest and one of the largest monasteries in the valley, and it is famous in the world for the 106-foot/32 meters Maitreya Buddha statue that stands right beside it. Later, continue to explore Hidden Holy Lake and enjoy bathing in the hot springs of Panamik. Later, ride back to Summur and check into camp, and relax.
Morning after breakfast, ride to famous blue brackish Pangong Lake. This route is specially recommended for those people who love to face challenges and travel around the world for adventurous vacationing experience. A motorcycle rider will surely like to ride motorbike on this off-road with lot of water streams. On arrival at Pangong Lake, check into the camp & relax. Later explore the Pangong Lake, where you feel close to nature and its beauty & enjoy photography. Overnight at Pangong.
After breakfast get ready for a thrilling ride towards the picturesque Hanle Village. Enroute stop at the Rezang La War Memorial, a tribute to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for their motherland in the Indo-China War in 1962. After paying your respects, continue your ride and stop for a lunch at the quaint Loma/Tsaga village (depending on time) before heading to Hanle, India's first stargazing site. Also known as ‘night sky sanctuary’ or ‘dark sky reserve’.
On arrival at the charming village of Hanle, check in your home stay & relax. By evening, and if time permits, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Hanle Observatory, known for its cutting-edge astronomical research. Get ready for more adventures tomorrow! Overnight stay in Homestay.
After breakfast start ride towards the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers - the highest motorable road in the world, Umling La!
The journey to Umling La is rough and adventurous. But fear not, because the stunning beauty of the Ladakh range in the backdrop will make this journey one of the most memorable experiences of your life. As you wind your way up to the summit, you'll witness breathtaking views that will leave you spellbound.
At an altitude of 19300 ft / 5,882 meters, Umling La is a mountain pass in Ladakh, India, located on the ridgeline between Koyul Lungpa and the Indus River near Demchok. It forms the source for the Umlung Stream that drains into the Indus and is a tributary of the Kiungdul River.
After spending some quality time on top to enjoy the majestic beauty of Umling La, we ride back towards Hanle. You'll reach your cozy homestay by evening, where you enjoy your dinner and a well-deserved restful night's sleep.
Get ready to add another unforgettable adventure to your Ladakh travel diary!
Wake up early and soak in the captivating hues of orange and pink as the sun rises over the majestic Ladakh range.
After breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the beautiful Hanle village and head back to Leh. But don't worry, your journey back will be just as exhilarating as your journey there!
You'll pass through the scenic Chumathang Valley, where the views are simply breathtaking.
After a refreshing lunch break in Upshi, you'll finally reach Leh by evening.
In evening explore the local market and cafes, and soak in the vibrant energy of this enchanting city.
Indulge in some local delicacies, pick up some souvenirs to take back home, and create unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. Later, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and a cozy overnight stay in your hotel.
Your Ladakh adventure may be coming to an end, but the memories you've created will last forever.
Morning transfer to Leh airport to board most fascinating flight to Delhi over the heights of the great Himalayas. We hope you have great memories & lots of stories from the World’s Highest Rides in the Himalayas.
- In our Fixed departure we take maximum 8 Riders only
- 30th June'2024 to 11th July'2024
- US $ 2500 Per Rider
- US $ 1900 Price for Pillion
- US $ 390 Single Room Supplement
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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
- 11 Nights Hotel/ Camp accommodations on Twin / Double Sharing basis.
- Breakfast & Dinner throughout the tour..
- All Ground Transfers from your arrival at Airport in India to till departure from India, sightseeing & overland journey by Air Conditioned Vehicle on non-riding days.
- Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 CC Motorcycle on all riding days.
- Fuel (Gasoline) for Motorcycle.
- Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain for whole trip on his own Royal Enfield Motorcycle including his accommodation & food.
- Domestic Flight from Delhi-Srinagar. (excl. baggage upgrades)
- Domestic Flight from Leh-Delhi. (excl. baggage upgrades)
- Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with all necessary spare parts for bikes including his accommodation & food.
- Spares parts change in Motorcycle during tour. –Front tube/ Rear tube/Spark plug/Clutch and Brake Wire/Clutch and Disc brake pads/ Engine oil/Clutch Plate.
- First-Aid Medical kit.
- Refreshment during rides like Packed Juice, Fresh Fruits, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee Etc.
- Back-up Vehicle (Support Car/Van) for your Luggage & Pillion Rider.
- One Time Monument / Monastery / Temple Entrances.
- The services of an English speaking guide on sightseeing days.
- Inner Line Permits (Restricted Area & Wild Life Area Permits).
- All required Video / Camera fees.
- Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives from the moment you arrive in India until the time you leave.
- All Currently Applicable Taxes.
International Flights, Lunch, personal medical insurance (compulsory), Bike damage, extra drinks, visa fees and items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc & anything which is not mentioned in included section.