Himalayan Heights (Ride to the Top of the World )
Ladakh is a cold desert situated in mountainous region of the north India. Ladakh lies between the two highest mountain ranges in the world, the Himalayas and the Karakorum. Literally meaning of Ladakh is ‘land of high passes’ and it has always had a strategic location at the crossroads of ancient trade routes & it is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. Leh, the royal capital city of Ladakh, was a major crossroads of Asia and a stopping point on the ancient migration routes of the trans-Himalayas, connecting Central Asia with the Indian sub-continent. From here, the old caravan routes led westward through Kashmir to the Silk roads, northward across the Karakorum Pass to Central Asia, eastward across the Chang-thang highlands to Tibet and China, and southward through present-day Himachal Pradesh to the plains of India.
A motorcycle trip through this stunning kingdom should be on every motorbike rider’s list to experience its spectacular natural beauty; the place is a visual treat for both your eyes and your digital cameras. The remote location and high altitude of Ladakh make is unsuitable for those looking for a quick holiday. You will need time to get acclimatized to Ladakh’s weather conditions. However, its natural and rustic splendour has been preserved due to the lack of modernity. Ladakh is blessed with Snowcapped peaks, the clear blue skies, high mountain passes and striking moonscapes dotted with prayer flags and Buddhist monasteries await you in this remote and majestic Himalayan region.
This 14 days adventurous Himalayan motorcycle tour is also known as a high altitude Ladakh motorcycle expedition Tour as you will be staying for overnight on height of 3000 mtr to 4600 mtr & offcourse you will ride Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle on challenging terrain to conquer one of the World’s Highest Motorable road Khardung-la Pass (17,582 FT), Changla Pass (17,560 FT), Tanglangla Pass (17,480 FT) & beautiful lakes like Pangong Lake, Tsokar Lake & enjoy Double Hump Camel Ride in Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley.
Riding motorcycle through the Himalayan Mountains provides breathtaking views around every corner, unique cultural experiences with the amazingly friendly locals and many more. We invite all adventure seeker motorcycle enthusiasts to join in our Great Himalayan Motorcycle Adventure fixed departure tour on Legendary Royal Enfield 500cc Motorbike to test your guts. Book now Royal Enfield Motorcycle Tour to Ladakh with us for a life time moment for every motorcyclist & live your dream because nobody can let you explore, indulge and experience Himalayas on Motorbike then we do.
Best Time: June to September
Country & State: Himachal Pradesh & Ladakh (North Area)
Best Time: June to September
Number of Days: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Number of Riding Days: 10 Days
Accommodation: 3 Star & 4 Star
Riding Level Required: Intermediate (Must be a Motorbike Fits)
Terrain: 65% Tarmac & 35% 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 to welcome you with garland & a bottle of mineral water. He will escort you till your hotel to make your hotel check-in smooth & fast. Overnight in Hotel.
Morning transfer to Delhi airport to board flight to Kullu (ETD: 06:45 Hrs – ETA: 08:05 Hrs). On arrival at Kullu Airport, you will be received by our representative & transfer to your Hotel in Manali. Manali is located near the northern end of Kullu Valley & on the banks of River Beas. Manali – an important hill station & breathtaking natural beauty is the hallmark of this valley. After lunch enjoy walk in ‘Old Manali’ & on mall road to see the colorful market of Indian hill station. Overnight in Manali.
After breakfast, you will be introduced to your Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle and the road captain shares all the rules of driving in India with all the gearing system of Royal Enfield bike & how to handle Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle on mountainous road of Indian Himalaya. Later we start our first day ride of Himalayan Motorcycle Tour toward Jispa (3200 meter or 10,500 ft) over Rohtang la pass (3980 meter). Crossing Rohatang pass is a very challenging & exciting with a mix road of paved & unpaved. Adventure rider gets lots of fun on this route toward Jispa. Jispa is a very beautiful village situated on the bank of Bhaga River & the surrounding peaks covered with mist and clouds creating an awesome view. On arrival in Jispa, check into the hotel and relax. Later explore the area by walk. On arrival check in Hotel & relax.
Morning after breakfast enjoy leisurely ride on Royal Enfield over the scenic Bara Lacha La Pass at a height of 4890 Meter from MSL that is called Switzerland of India. Later ride continue toward Tsokar & enjoy by riding up ‘Gata Loops’ – 21 hairpin turns that snake up the mountainside. On arrival, check in camp & relax.
After breakfast start ride to Leh via Taglang La Pass (5330m) - the world’s second highest motorable road. After crossing the Pass you enjoy the Royal Enfield motorbike ride with the view of panoramic Ladakhi villages alongside of the splendid Indus River to the ancient city of Leh. On arrival in Leh & check-into the hotel & relax. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
Today is free day for leisure activities till afternoon. After lunch in afternoon enjoy visit to Thikse monastery, It is a glorious Buddhist monastery & a marvelous Buddha statue in the seated position is adorning the main prayer hall. In the last visit the Hemis monastery- the richest monastery in Ladakh by Car. Later back to Hotel & relax. Overnight in Leh.
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 Likir Monastery & then ride continue to Hemis Shukpachan. The views during the ride are spectacular and there are plenty of Apricot orchards and beautiful villages on the way. On arrival check in Eco 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 leisure breakfast at eco resort, start ride to visit Alchi village, situated on the bank of Indus River. The village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage) Alchi Monastery, mainly known for its magnificent and well-preserved 11th or 12th century wall paintings. 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.
Hold your breath, as today will be the day that takes you to the top of the world. We will ride over the world's highest motorable pass (Khardung-La Pass-5,359 m / 17,582 ft), with breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. 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 Kms/3 Hrs) more to Nubra Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers). On arrival, check into the camp & relax. Later enjoy 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. Evening enjoy Dinner with Bon-Fire. Overnight in Nubra Valley.
After breakfast start excursion of the valley & first we visit Deskit Monastery - a 14th century monastery, which is believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley. The monastery can be reached from the Diskit village through a rugged and dusty road that crosses a stream in the middle of the village & later ride to Hundar, here you can see all the elements of nature – desert, snow, greenery and water. Get refreshed by a refreshing experience of Hunder Sand Dunes passing through the white Sand Dunes, where you see double humped Bactrian camel once used by the local traders on the famous silk route. Evening back to Camp & relax or you can do leisure walks around the campsite. Overnight stay in camp.
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 & it is very hard to find any local people or vehicle. On arrival at Pangong Lake, check into the camp & relax. Later explore the Pangong Lake, where you feel close to nature and its beauty. Overnight at camp near to Pangong Lake.
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 assistance transfer to Leh airport to board most fascinating flight to Delhi over the heights of the great Himalayas. On arrival in Delhi, check in hotel & relax. Later enjoy the local sightseeing of Delhi. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Your hotel room is yours until 12:00 PM. Later you will be transferred to the Delhi airport, as per your return flight schedule to board your return flight to home.
- In our Fixed departure we take maximum 8 Riders only
- 1st July'2024 to 14th July'2024
- 14th July'2024 to 27th July'2024
- 3rd Aug'2024 to 16th Aug'2024
- 18th Aug'2024 to 31st Aug'2024
- US $ 3150 Rider
- US $ 2300 Pillion
- US $ 2400 Car Passenger
- US $ 480 Single Room Supplement
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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES
- 13 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-Manali. (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.