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  • Trek Duration

    03 Weeks

  • Price

    $6,850.00

  • Trek Grade

    Difficult

  • Highest Alt

    18380 Ft Khardungla Highest Motorable Pass

  • Area

    Himalayas / High Altitude Passes / Mountains / Paradise for Adventure Lovers

  • Best Time

    June to October / Mostly Depend on Weather

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Ladakh Motorbike Tour

Our aim is to provide the best of services with some great memories which our rider’s carries home. We hold responsibilities for each and every tour we conduct and aim rider’s safety as our major priority. We as bikers understand how to make a trip the one of a kind and explore as much places as we can, so let’s unite and ride !

Ladakh Motorbike Experience :-

In the land of High altitude passes ladakh is considered as one of the best adventurous place in the world.Here’s why one should choose ladakh,
– Biking experience on one of the most astonishing and thrilling routes of Himalayas.
– Make memories at every motorable high altitude pass you cross.
– Explore the unexplored by visiting different villages of Ladakh.
Our aim is to provide the best of services with some great memories which our rider’s carries home. We hold responsibilities for each and every tour we conduct and aim rider’s safety as our major priority. We as bikers understand how to make a trip the one of a kind and explore as much places as we can, so let’s unite and ride !

#Ladakh Motorcycle Safari
Ladakh Motorbike Tour

Tour Code: Ladakh Motorbike Tour

Date
Date 28-06-2018
Date 2 23-07-2018
Date 3 17-08-2018
Date 4 29-06-2019
Date 5 27-07-2019

HIMALAYAN PARADISE MOTORBIKE SAFARI

 

Day 1 :- Arrival transfer in New Delhi

First day of trip involves the procedure of having all of you fly from different parts of the world at different time zones and somehow all meet up in New Delhi. From your first glance at the majestic capital you will immediately be surprised to know that India is a land of its own nature, a land of diversity and variation unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Something like 14 million people somehow manage to eke out an existence in this city whose levels of activity continues to escalate at an apparently unsustainable pace. At times confusing, at times challenging and at all times chaotic, Delhi is never still, never restful and never boring. If arriving on our recommended flight you will be met at Delhi airport by our representative for your safe and rapid transfer to the hotel, to minimize what can sometimes be a testing introduction to the country.

Day 2:- New Delhi to Chandigarh by Train

Today early morning we board on an air-conditioned train, the Shatabdi Express, heading north to the Haryana state capital of Chandigarh. This relatively small city is a much better place than Delhi in which to come to terms with the vagaries of your motorcycle! Even the experienced biker will find the Enfield tricky to start until shown the TDC secret, but the purring chug of the single cylinder will have you falling in love with it immediately. So, we practise a bit in the carpark to the amusement of the inevitable crowd of local onlookers, before heading out onto the road to tackle India’s daunting traffic for the first time. We deliberately break you in gently, with a short casual ride of only 30km to Parwanoo where our hotel has a swimming pool and a cable car to take you to your rooms.

Day 3:- Parwanoo to Shimla

Today After Breakfast we proceeding another 90km along a hilly and winding road to the Himachal state capital of Shimla, frequently alongside the railway track where the ‘Toy Train’ runs on narrow-gauge line through more than 100 separate tunnels in less than 100km, up to this astonishing hill station. Shimla was the summer national capital in the days of the British Raj, when the entire government would relocate up here for three months every year to avoid the sweltering heat of Delhi. The stately English houses are starting to look a little ragged around the edges these days, but the main street is still called The Mall where the locals enjoy a daily hawakhanna, their evening stroll. We should be there in time for a few pleasant hours taking in the charms before beer o’clock.

Day 4:- Shimla to Mandi

Today after breakfast we drive our way to Mandi, along twisting roads above stunning terraced slopes such as might be seen gracing the cover of travel magazines on Bali. Densely wooded hillsides flank the many streams of the area. We cross the turbulent Sutlej River in the morning and arrive at Mandi in the afternoon on the banks of the boiling Beas (‘Bee-Ahs’), a popular river for rafting or angling for India’s famous mahseer, that monstrous freshwater fish weighing in at 30 kilos (65 pounds) or more! The world record stands at over 100 pounds.

Day 5:- Mandi to Manali

Today after breakfast we drive to the wonderful Kullu Valley, a spectacularly beautiful region of lush green hills alongside the Beas. The narrow, winding road clings to the side of the sometimes steep gorge, with the river at times 300 meters directly below us. A road sign which always draws a smile advises, “Darling I want you, but not so fast”. We encounter a rather daunting tunnel along the way; 3km through a hillside and without lighting! Make sure you know where the Enfield’s headlight switch is, and slide your sunglasses down your nose.

Day 6 :- In Manali

Today we shall spend having a ‘rest day’ in Manali, which could mean trekking through the forest to check out a 500-year-old temple. Or we can just wander through the markets, picking up bargains in the Tibetan bazaars. Today is also our first acclimatising day, before we start the serious business of climbing the Himalaya proper.

Day 7:- Manali to Keylong

Today is the day when we really start getting into it! On with the gloves and the jacket liner this morning. As we reach the snowline the sun will begin to disperse the mists, revealing the most sensational views ever imagined. Endless valleys stretch out in every direction from the 3,978-metre Rohtang Jot, (‘pile of corpses’) where we enter the remote world of the Lahaul Valley. Your head will be swivelling from side to side in amazement all the way to the tiny village of Keylong, our home for the night.

Day 8:- Keylong to Sarchu the cold desert

Today after breakfast when we start you all feel every turn into a new valley produces a breathtaking change of colour, texture, formation. Enormously deep river canyons combine with wind, rain and ice to carve impossible sculptures out of rock and gravel. To paraphrase the English author Douglas Adams, one section resembles the remains of a hundred Gothic cathedrals collapsed on top of one another. Several times today we may find water gushing across the road from glacier melt, causing us to dismount if deep; we push the bikes through with ignition turned off to prevent shorting out the spark plug. And yes, the water is cold. Our destination for today is a group of a dozen tents in a semi-permanent ‘town’ just before a police checkpost at Sarchu (4,400m), which marks our entry into the state of J&K (Jammu & Kashmir).

Day 9:- Sarchu to Leh

Today after breakfast the day starts with us tackling the 21 switchbacks of the Gata Loops up the side of a rocky mountain, then zipping along a flat, straight, lunar-landscape plateau where nomadic peoples tend their goats and yaks,

which appear to have developed the ability to survive on a diet of gravel and sand. Then it’s up, up and more up as we climb to the Taglang La, at 5,328 metres the second highest road in the world. (Don’t worry, we’re doing the highest in a couple of days, beyond Leh). At this altitude the Enfield as well as ourselves may have difficulty breathing the rarefied air – there’s not a lot of oxygen up here! It’s also cold, so after the obligatory photographs we then proceed to legendary Leh, the Ladakhi capital and a stunning green oasis in this otherwise desolate area. Red coloured run-off from the copper-rich bulk of the Zanskar mountains (zanz means copper, kar is white) feeds the sacred Indus river, source of all life in this region.

Day 10:- In Leh ( Ladakh )

Today is a Leh-day (pun intended) to allow further acclimatising. Either today or tomorrow we’ll ride back along the Indus Valley a short way to Thikse Gompa, a dramatic Buddhist monastery clinging to the side of a hill and eerily similar to Lhasa’s Potala Palace in Tibet. A little further on, Shey Palace houses a huge Buddha and a fine collection of thankas, Tibetan wall hangings. We can cross the river and ride back to Leh via Stok, where the Ladakhi royal families now reside. At sunset we can visit the splendid hilltop Shanti Stupa (peace pagoda) nearby, to watch the curtain be drawn on Leh.

Day 11:- Leh Khardungla Leh

Today After breakfast we riding to further north. Our objective is the Khardung La, at 5,600 metres the highest road in the world open to traffic! We have the satisfaction of knowing that no-one anywhere has ever driven or ridden higher in the world than we are right now. This is as close to heaven as we’ll ever get on a bike! This whole area is actually a military zone and special permission is obtained from the authorities because it is fairly close to the sensitive border with China. We return to Leh again for the night.

Day 12:- Leh to Kargil

Today after breakfast we drive to Kargil and we following the Indus Valley, home of one of the oldest civilisations known to mankind. We head west with the river, passing some amazing scenery until we arrive at possibly the weirdest of it all; a ‘moonland’ of light-coloured composite rock wedged into a high little valley. Local speculation identifies it as a meteor or part of some other heavenly body crashed to Earth, but in reality it was a perched lake zillions of years ago. We then proceed a little further to Lamayuru, a spectacular 1000-year-old Buddhist gompa built in the traditionally accepted manner; ie clinging to an impossible hillside. This gompa is the oldest and one of the most important in Ladakh, but even more impressive is the medieval village beneath it. It’s a little catacomb of dark passageways and stone dwellings virtually unchanged in over a thousand years and well worth more than just a casual glance. After lunch we head the bikes further west again, crossing the Fatu La at 4147m and the Namika La at 3760m, to arrive at a quiet little town called Mulbekh. Here, having spent the first week of our travels in Hindudominated Himachal and the second week in the Buddhist-majority Ladakh, we now cross the threshold into very-Muslim Kashmir and proceed through to Kargil for the night.

Day 13:- Kargil to Kashmir

Today after breakfast we will riding through Drass, whose main claim to fame apparently is being the second-coldest town on the face of the Earth (behind Hobart, presumably… ). We then climb yet another pass, the Zoji La at 3529m and continue to Sonamarg, a stunning green valley sometimes described as the Switzerland of India. We proceed through the Vale of Kashmir to arrive at Srinagar, the long-troubled but exquisite capital of Jammu & Kashmir state, where accommodation consists of a couple of luxury houseboats moored on picturesque Dal Lake, which for centuries has moved men to poetry and music.

Day 14:- In Srinagar

Srinagar has been the centre of the dispute over Kashmir since the troubles began at the time of Partition, 50 years ago. Violence has peaked and ebbed several times, all but destroying the tourism industry upon which much of the city’s economy depends. In the mid-1980’s, 650,000 tourist each year flocked to the beautiful lakes of Srinagar to enjoy the decadence of lazing on a houseboat for a week. A decade later only 5,000 per annum were venturing into Kashmir, although the position has improved considerably in more recent years. We’ll spend a day here to judge the situation for ourselves, lounging around on our houseboats or 11 paddling through the city’s quiet backwaters in a shikhara, the unique Kashmiri gondola-style paddled boat.

Day 15:- Srinagar to Patnitop

Today after breakfast we riding south from Srinagar on a rather busy highway to one of J&K’s hill stations, Patnitop. En route we experience the rather impressive Jawahar Lal Tunnel, 2½ km long, literally right through a mountain. Like the previous tunnel you’ve done earlier in the Kulu Valley, it can be a little nerve-racking if you’re at all claustrophobic, so the plan is to bunch up and ride in groups. Six headlights are better than one. But the scenery along the river valleys and through the hills is again very spectacular, and the hilltop location of Patnitop offers commanding views all round.

Day 16:- Patnitop to Mcleodganj

Today after breakfast our bikes will take us to McLeodGanj, back in the state of Himachal. Since Tibet’s spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was forced to flee in 1959 following the Chinese invasion of his homeland, this has been his home and the seat of the Tibetan Government in Exile. While the rest of the world seems to have forgotten that Tibet should be a sovereign state in its own right, the Tibetans have never given up hope that they will one day be permitted to reclaim what is rightfully theirs.

Day 17:- Mcleodganj

Today is another rest day. We may be lucky enough to be granted an audience with the Dalai Lama, or we may have to make do with visiting the Tibetan museum and library. The town is actually in two completely separate sections; McLeod Ganj is where the Tibetan community has settled en masse whilst Dharamsala is the lower part, a 3k walk away. The nearby cemetery and church of St. John in the Wilderness is worth a visit.

Day 18:- Mcleodganj to Chandigarh

Today after breakfast we’re starting to wind down the clock, as we head back through the foothills of Himachal to complete our loop of the Himalaya. We cross a few more swollen rivers and the latter part of the day sees us descending to the plains to where it all began at Chandigarh just a few short weeks ago. We may need to fortify ourselves tonight for our final days’ ride tomorrow to the nation’s capital, New Delhi.

Day 19:- Chandigarh to New Delhi

The Grand Trunk Road, one of the great highways of the world and the busiest in India, described by Rudyard Kipling as ‘that veritable river of humanity’, traverses the country from Calcutta in the east right through Lahore in Pakistan to the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan. The traffic consists of as many bullock carts, camels, cows and pedestrians as it does cars, buses and trucks, so keep your eyes peeled and your thumb over the horn. We ride the 250k back to our hotel in Delhi, where a couple of celebratory beers are well in order.

Day 20:- Delhi Agra Delhi

Today we get to view the road from the opposite perspective. We charter a bus to take us 200k south to the one-time Mugal capital city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. The magnificence of the Taj cannot be overstated; it is simply the most superb building and is a must for anybody visiting the north of India. We’ll also take in the impressive red-sandstone Agra Fort before heading back to Delhi on our air conditioned bus.

Day 21:- Departure transfer to back home

Congratulations, you have completed an epic 2,500 kilometer Trans Himalayan expedition! We may have time for some last-minute souvenir shopping, then we farewell you this evening with an early meal in one of the popular restaurants in New Delhi before transfer to the airport for those on the night departure to Singapore or wherever you’re headed. It’s been a lot of fun, joy, memories.

Home sweet home; please go tell all your near and dear friends.

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