Ladakh Motorcycle Tour

Manali - Turtuk - Srinagar (12 Days)

Ladakh, the curtains of valleys and desire of mountains invites you, Oye Riders, to a journey unseen, led by our experts. Let’s embark on a journey to the zig zag snowy roads, as you ride along the dancing waters of Zanskar lake and let its beats overpower you, touching and climbing its sides as it gets deep settled in your memories. Let’s go and crown the terrace of the world, let’s go to the spiritual eye of Buddha.

1700 Km

Total Journey

12 Days

Duration

Moderate

Terrain

15

Maximum Bikes

09
Riding Days
Manali
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 54,999/- 44,999/- --
Traveler in SUV -- -- 44,999/-
Own Motorcycle --
Rented Motorcycle 1049/- 849/- --
Traveler in SUV -- -- 949/-

Inclusion

• 11 Nights’ Accommodation at Hotel & Tents except at Pang (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
• 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

18 June to 29 June 2020 - Filling Fast
12 July to 23 July 2020 - Available
07 August to 18 August 2020 - Available
01 September to 12 September 2020 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Motorcycle Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Manali

Manali Altitude - 6700 ft. Expected temp - 8 to 25 C. Arrive at Manali either by taking a bus/ taxi from Delhi, Chandigarh or Kullu. Hotel check-in starts by 12, so please reach the notified hotel before evening. After checking in, you are free to wander around the city if you wish. Get back to the hotel in the evening for orientation and group meet up. Learn all about the road trip in orientation - the roadmap, riding etiquette, pitfalls, & rules followed by bike allocation. Test your bike and notify the issues to the team and head to the dining area for dinner. We recommend good sleep before the 1st riding day. Overnight at Manali Hotel.

Day 2 - Manali - Rohtang - Keylong (120 Km)

Manali Altitude - 6700 Ft Keylong Altitude - 10100Ft. Key attractions - Rohtang pass, Sissu & Rahala Waterfalls Wake up early & head to the parking spot. Check if your luggage has been placed well in the backup vehicle. Before breakfast, assemble along with the bikes as we depart for Keylong via mount Rohtang. Fill up courage in your heart and fuel in the tank; you are going to need these a lot. Ask an experienced rider & you will know; 120 Km trip is not short if it includes hilly roads and Rohtang pass. Even with the 'bum ache’, You will turn speechless by sceneries and breathless physically when you reach Keylong, adore the heart-shaped waterfall at Sissu. Overnight at Keylong in the hotel.

Day 3 - Keylong - Sarchu - Pang (190 Km)

Keylong Altitude - 10100Ft Pang Altitude - 15280 feet. Key Attractions - 21 hairpin Ghataloops, Baralachla Pass, Suraj Tal Please assemble after breakfast & check if your luggage has been placed properly in the support vehicle. As we leave for the no fueling station road, you might want to recheck the fuel level and high-altitude medication. Rider by heart enjoy riding on this ironic patch - toughest yet most beautiful. Weather and road conditions on the terrain are very unpredictable in this region & can change any moment; road blockades, landslides, snowfall etc are frequent along with numerous water crossings. Please make your mind for this appealing death road as a U-turn seems a good decision. Apart from enjoying the scenery, drive safely through the freezing-cold water crossings and keep an eye on falling mountain rocks. 'Baam!' The Himalayas can catch you by surprise at any moment.
Your shoulders & back would be so damn tired, your executive class body wouldn't mind sleeping at Banjaara style stays – cramped beds in a common tent. You can cook your food outside with your trembling hands. You better be ready to dance when a fellow rider sings in the evening. Overnight stay at the dormitory-style transit camp of Pang.

Day 4 - Pang - Morey plains - Leh (180 Km)

Pang Altitude - 15280 ft Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Key Attractions - Morey Plains, Tanglang La "Come on Buddy! I know this place is awesome, but what's coming next is better" says a fellow rider. We start riding away Pang and close to John Carters' Mars at the same time. We will stop at Morey plains, the most picturesque road stretch. One loses the sense of time riding on the endless road surrounded by Himalayan mountains. Later, we ride to Tanglang La top (17480 ft). The mercury dips at a faster pace than your altitude gain. We will make a stop at the top and take photos with shaky hands. Then, we continue the ride down the hill. Witness colour changing mountains and topography while heading to Upshi riding along the subsidiary river of the Indus river. Although you wish to take multiple stops for photos, you can't because you just learned the lesson at Tanglang La & understand the 'Cold-hearted welcome' at Leh if you reach in the evening.
'Yes! I reached' says your heart by looking at "welcome to Leh' board.

Day 5 - Rest day at Leh

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Key Attractions - Shanti Stupa, Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace, Magnetic Hill, Indus - Zanskar Confluence Just like you, after riding on such rugged terrains, the bike needs rest & a thorough check-up. So, leave the bike at the hotel for maintenance. For today, please use the local commute modes – public transport or rent a car. You may rent a bicycle to burn a few calories. On the leisure day, 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 6 - Leh - Chang La Pass - Durbuk - Pangong (170 Km)

Leh Alt. - 11500Ft Pangong Alt. - 15280 feet 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 monastery 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 11 - 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 12 - 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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