Trans-Himalayan Ladakh Bike Trip

Leh – Nubra - Turtuk – Srinagar (09 Days)

Ladakh, the destination of Instagrammers, is hidden heaven which assures journey of a lifetime. Join this motorcycle trip starts from Leh and ride to the heart of Ladakh. Ride through the toughest passes of India & tick a destination off your bucket list – Khardung La, the highest motorable road. Witness the magical of Nubra valley and beautiful waters of Pangong Lake. Learn all about the only and last village with Baltic Culture. Let’s ride.

1100 Km

Total Journey

09 Days

Duration

Moderate

Terrain

15

Maximum Bikes

07
Riding Days
Leh
Start Point
18,380 ft
Altitude
Premium
Tour Category
Indian Non-Indian
Type Just Me on One Bike Me and My Friend on One Bike Passenger
Own Motorcycle --
Rented Motorcycle 46,999/- 39,999/- --
Traveler in SUV -- -- 39,999/-
Own Motorcycle --
Rented Motorcycle 945/- 745/- --
Traveler in SUV -- -- 845/-

Inclusion

• 08 Nights’ Accommodation at Hotel & Tents on Twin Sharing Basis
• Royal Enfield Himalayan on Rental
• Daily Breakfast & Dinner at Hotel/ Tents
• Service vehicle for Luggage
• Experienced Mechanic Back Up
• Experienced Road Captain
• Bonfire Activity once during the trip
• Oxygen cylinder & basic medical amenities
• Srinagar Airport drop in coach
• All required Permit and all Tolls

Exclusion

• Applicable 5 % GST
• Any Airfare/ Rail fare
• Lunches on the tour
• Force Majeure expenses
• Safari and Entry Charges
• Barbeque at Nubra Valley
• Fuel for the bike & Riding Gears Rental
• Security Deposit (Refundable) of Rs.10,000/- per motorbike.
• Single Accommodation with extra charge
• Anything not mentioned in inclusions

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Upcoming Fixed Departures

21 June to 29 June 2020 - Available
15 July to 23 July 2020 - Available
10 August to 18 August 2020 - Available
04 September to 11 September 2020 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Motorcycle Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Leh

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Key Attraction - Leh Hotel

Arrive at Leh Airport (IXL). We will wait for everyone to arrive & depart in group to the hotel. You are advised to take a dosage of Diamox & take rest for the whole day. It is strictly advised not to go out to mitigate altercation of altitude. If you feel any symptom - a headache, nausea or vomiting, inform the team immediately. In the evening, we will gather for orientation and group meet up. Learn all about the road trip in orientation - the roadmap, riding etiquette, pitfalls, & rules followed by bike allocation. Inform the team of any issues on the bike. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Leh Hotel.

Day 2 - Leh Local

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Key Attractions - Shanti Stupa, Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace, Magnetic Hill, Indus - Zanskar Confluence

After breakfast, assemble around the bikes in parking. Our team will guide to a few places within 30 km range of the city. Upon returning to the city, feel free to explore the Leh city and its numerous monasteries. Go around the market & taste authentic Ladakhi food with salted tea made of Yak milk. Come back to the hotel for dinner in the evening. Overnight at the Hotel at Leh.

Day 3 - Leh - Chang La Pass - Durbuk - Pangong (170 Km)

Leh Alt. - 11500Ft Pangong Alt. - 15280 feet Key Attractions – Kang Yisay, Pangong Lake, Chang La Pass

The day starts with a mix of excitement and nervousness for all including Bollywood enthusiasts. We head towards the next big thing. En route Pangong, you ride uphill on earthen and gravel roads to mighty Chang La (17,580 Ft). From the top, you may catch the glimpse of Kang Yisay top of Hemis National Park. Eventually, it reminds you of how small are you on the earth. You will forget the count of the numerous small water streams on the road, which keeps flooding your mud wrapped bike before you finally reach the lake. Do not stop at every other point to take photos, unless you wish to miss the sunset view at Pangong Lake. Overnight stay at the camp near the Lake. It may not be the best place you stayed in past, but remember the fact of how less of these were produced or manufactured in Ladakh. Probably, each amenity that you enjoy has travelled a thousand km to serve you. So, praise the hardship your host & enjoy an evening soul-searching walk on the beautiful blue lake bank.

Day 4 - Pangong - Shyok - Agham - Nubra Valley (180 Km)

Pangong Alt. - 15280 feet Nubra Alt. - 10080 feet Key Attractions - Karakoram Mountain Range, Shyok River

This is not a joyous day for you if you don't love trading your way in mud & water roads. You face hilly curves at the beginning, accompanied by the roar of Shyok. Look at the mountains across the river on your right side, that would be Karakoram mountain ranges. Sandstorm and rolling stones are very usual, just like Water crossings. Later the river following you will take over your road in the form of a few huge water crossings. If you happen to be lucky sandstorm will further come to greet you. Once you reach the campsite, enjoy the evening with bonfire & music. Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 5 - Nubra - Turtuk - LOC - Nubra (180 Km)

Nubra Alt. - 10080 feet Turtuk Alt. - 10000 feet Key Attractions - Karakoram Mountain Range, Nubra River, Sand Dunes

It is the day when we explore an untouched destination - Turtuk, the only Baltic Town in India; once a part of Pakistan until 1971. Take it as an opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of Baltic People. Do not forget to take a snap with the mighty K2 from the topmost point in Turtuk. Soon after we head to the last Indo Pak border town – Thang which is just 3 km from actual line of control. You have to be there to understand rider's feeling of the farthest village of India. We will return to the Nubra valley in the evening and Visit the dunes famous for its humped Bactrian camel. Overnight at Nubra Camp.

Day 6 - Nubra - Khardung La – Leh (140 Km)

Nubra Alt. - 10080 feet Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Key Attractions - Highest Motorable Road, Diskit Monastery,

Let's Go! We are leaving to witness a man-made wonder. We will ride on the road above 18000 ft, maintained by Border Road Organisation. Steep turns, low oxygen & weather unpredictability ranks the ride among the most challenging ride. We will make a photo stop at the top for the customary photograph with the landmark board. While you ride for the top of the world, you understand the toll it takes to build a road this altitude. After the joyous celebration, we now ride downhill to catch a breath & some tea at Pullu. Later, we dug-dug further to the Himalayan sand desert. After the joyous celebration, we drive downhill for Kilometers, feels scary while looking at endless downhill roads. The grand road welcomes you back to Leh.

Day 7 - Leh - Lamayuru - Kargil (225 Km)

Leh Alt. - 11500Ft Kargil Alt. - 8780 feet Key Attractions - Fotu La, Namik La, Lamayuru, Moonland of Ladakh

Our Suggestion - Get your accelerator wire rechecked. You may snap the throttle wire while pushing too hard on the best highway of the trip so far. We also come across the Magnetic Hill. Later, we will make another stop at the moon land of Ladakh. Being the most beautiful stretch, you can’t help yourself taking photos and videos. Catch a glimpse of one of the Oldest monasteries at Lamayuru while having riding upwards to passes. Don't worry the breathlessness you felt were gifts from Fotu La (13478ft) and Namika La (12139ft). Slowly we descend towards the Kargil city. Overnight stay at Kargil hotel.

Day 8 - Kargil - Dras Memorial - Sonamarg (125 Km)

Kargil Alt. - 8780 feet Sonamarg Alt. - 9100 feet Key Attractions - Drass memorial, Zoji La Pass, Machoi Glacier

After a heavy breakfast, we start the journey to Sonamarg. You will be fascinated with the road quality just till Drass, the second coldest inhabited town the world. While we are at Drass, it is must to visit historical Kargil war memorial & pay tribute. Before you get too habituated to the road, Zoji La will test your patience and riding skill. Take a glimpse of Machoi Glacier from the Thumri Top. Later, we will continue the ride to Sonamarg. Once you reach the hotel, hand over the bike and gears to the team. Later feel free to roam around the meadows or take a horse ride. Get back to the hotel for dinner. Overnight at Sonamarg hotel.

Day 9 - Srinagar Airport Departure

After breakfast, we meet again to say bid farewell to each other & cheers the moments of togetherness. Our team will bid adieu to you. We will drop in the group to Srinagar Airport on a fixed time. It is advisable to reach 2 hours for Srinagar to avoid the unplanned situation. Here onwards we leave for our lives and cities.

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