MOTOR BIKE EXPEDITION TO LEH LADAKH (2015)
Choose between the comfort of a SUV Or the thrill of a Motorbike ride
Our Signature motorbike tour is specially designed for people who want to see the beauty of
Leh – Ladakh at a relaxed pace over a period of two (2) weeks.
Like all our other tours, we start and end in Delhi on Day one (1).
For people who are coming from outside Delhi/ India, you are required to be in Delhi,
one (1) day prior to the departure of your tour.
You may choose to go on either one of our fixed departure dates starting 1st week June
every summer if you are an individual.
However, if you are group of eight (8) or more friends then we can do a custom tailor made tour for you as well, the dates for which can be at your convenience.
This is the most well researched itinerary that we have chosen through our several trips to Ladakh over the last 6+ years, but we don’t mind changing or tweaking it a bit at your convenience if needed.
To save 2 full days, you have the option of flying out (at your own cost) of Srinagar to either Delhi or your home city.
Alternatively, you may take a train out of Jammu (at your own cost) to your home city as well.
We can help you in arranging a reliable logistics services company (GATI KWE) to pick up your motorbike from anywhere in India and delivering it to your doorstep safely.
If you want a motorbike on rent from Delhi then please inform us separately, we will help you in arranging a good quality reliable motorbike from one of our trusted vendors.
If you have your own motorbike then it’s recommended to courier it to Delhi using the logistics services company (GATI KWE), they take about 8 – 10 days to ship to Delhi from almost anywhere in India.
You can either ride single or have your partner as pillion. She also has a choice to hop on/ off between your motorbike and the SUV for added comfort.
We mostly run mixed tours – SUV’s and motorbikers go together.
Take the roadway from Delhi to CHD riding through the NH1, treating the eyes withsoothing scenic pastures on either side of the highway. From CHD, make way to Naggar,enjoying a smooth ride throughout.
In Naggar/ Manali, get ready for local sightseeing and visit Hadimba temple, Manu temple and then the hot springs, where you may take dips at the Vashisht. Next, check the bikes andsupplies, wrap up any last minute shopping and gear up for an adventurous ride through the Rohtang La, the next day.
Hit the road from Naggar to Sarchu riding through the green Manali -the white Rohtang – the green/ brown Keylong, treating the eyes with some scenic multi coloured landscapes on the road that’s called the ‘National Highway’.
Today, ride up a bumpy road to the mighty Tanglang La (17582 ft) – the 2nd highest motorable pass in the world. Often called by many as the “highway to hell” owing to its super smooth roadway and thus, riding on this road can be tricky demanding high alertness, cautioning the bikers at every turn.
After a hearty 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.
Gear up and speed off on the smooth tarmac to meet the Pangong Lake, traversing the Chang La (17586 ft) – the 3rd highest motorable pass in the world, left behind by Khardung La and Tanglang La. En route, pause for paying visits to the beautiful and peaceful monastaries around Leh – Hemis, Shey, Thiksey etc. Also, take some breaks inbetween to pose for snaps with the cascading waterfalls at the backdrop.On nearing the destination, walk the bikes to reach the tranquil lake, which was made famous after the filming of the iconic Bollywood film – 3 Idiots, at this very location.
Ride back to Leh, en-route, see the famous school of Phunsuk Wangdu of 3 Idiots fame.
Ride up the majestic Khardung La (18380 ft) – the highest motorable pass in the world, the most challenging yet the most fascinating of all passes, and then,reach the picturesque Nubra Valley.
In the morning, 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. Scoot back to Leh via Khardung La again.
The road from Leh to Kargil, which resembles a runway, constitutes the first part of the day’s journey. En route the journey, visit the Lamayuru monastary, which is the highest monastery in Ladakh and then, cross the Fotu La, which is the highest pass on the Leh – Srinagar road, and descend down to stop at Kargil. The entire population in Ladakh is Buddhist while the entire population in Kargil is Islamic, and thus, the journey from Ladakh to Kargil is symbolic in its own way, signifying a transformation, as you traverse from one world to another,regionally as well as “religionally.”
Begin riding and cross Drass – the second coldest inhabited place on earth after Siberia (Russia) and visit the Drass war museum to pay respects and pray for the peace of the brave souls of the valiant jawans who fought and sacrificed their lives during the Kargil war of 1999. Pave way to reach the majestic Tiger hill and salute the brave Indian Army and the national flag – ‘Tiranga’ and yet again, feel the pride of being an Indian.Rid to cross Zoji La and descend down to Sonamarg while leaving behind the arid, dry and vegetation – less yet picturesque Ladakh to be greeted by the starkly contrasting greenery of Sonamarg, one of the most beautiful parts of the “Heaven on Earth – Kashmir”. Visit the Dal Lake for a shikara ride, the Mughal Gardens, the Shankracharya Temple and other tourist attractions on reaching Srinagar.
Cross the gateway to Kashmir which is heavily guarded by the Indian army, and then,pass through the historical Jawahar Tunnel to enter the warm and sunny Udhampur/ Jammu region. Finally, be grateful to God for having successfully Completed one of the toughest drives in the world not only safely but also while immersingin every moment of its awe inspiring beauty at the same time.
|LOCATION||Premium (4.5 – 5*)||Deluxe (3.5 – 4.5*)||Standard (2.5 – 3.5*)|
|Lake Nakuru||—-||Flamingo Hill Camp||—-|
|Masai Mara||—-||Oltome Mara Magic||—-|
|Mombasa||—-||Voyager Beach Resort||—-|