EPIC HIMALAYAN RIDE (Explore Scenic Trail of Kashmir & Ladakh)
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 & back to Leh. 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: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Number of Riding Days: 7 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. You will then be driven to your hotel in Sonamarg. On arrival, check-in hotel & relax. Later explore the beauty of Sonamarg by Walk. Overnight in Sonamarg.
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. After a passport check we continue on to Kargil. Overnight in Kargil.
After breakfast, start ride to Hemis Shukpachan through a less travelled & scenic classic off the beaten trek. It is a beautiful traditional village far from the crowds of Ladakh. A rare and beautiful destination for those who want to experience the rich, harmonious and traditional way of life in the Himalayas. Enroute visit the last Aryan villages –The Brokpa Community; you just have to follow the Indus River. Out of the five villages, just Dah and Hanu are open to visitors. They are believed to be the decedents to Alexander the great. You would be surprised to see the greenery and the vegetation at the Batalik region. On arrival, check in hotel & relax. This Eco Hotel is built in the traditional Ladakhi architectural style, with bright and comfortable rooms, and a beautiful dining room and lounge with traditional Tibetan Buddhism murals, painted by a local artist of the village. Hotel lays in the lap of nature, free from pollutions, nested in the heart of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Later take a walk in the village. Overnight stay in Hemis Shukpachan.
After breakfast start ride to Leh. Enroute visit beautiful 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.
Morning is free for leisure. After lunch visit the Spituk monastery, Leh Palace & Shanti Stupa. Evening explore the colorful market of Leh. Overnight 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. Later enjoy the visit of 600 years old Disket Monastery & ride on Double Humped Bactrian Camel in Sand Dunes of 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.
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.
Morning after breakfast, ride back to Leh from Pangong Lake by crossing the 2nd highest motorable road Changla Pass at height of 5355 Mtr. Enroute you see the many eye catching views of villages below the pass. On arrival at Leh city, check into the hotel & relax. Overnight stay in Leh.
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
- 20th May'2022 to 29th May'2022
- 1st June'2022 to 10th June'2022
- 20th Sep'2022 to 29th Sep'2022
- US $ 2500 Per Rider
- US $ 1900 Price for Pillion
- US $ 2000 Price for Car Passenger
- US $ 390 Single Room Supplement
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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
- 09 Nights Hotel/ Camp accommodations on Twin / Double Sharing basis.
- Breakfast & Dinner throughout the tour, except in Delhi where accommodation with breakfast basis only.
- 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 500 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.