Ladakh Motorcycle Tour

Srinagar – Turtuk – Manali (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
Srinagar
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

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 pick-up and group transfer in coach / tempo
• 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

29 May to 09 June 2021 - Available
24 June to 05 July 2021 - Available
31 July to 11 August 2021 - Available
28 August to 08 September 2021 - Available

Day-wise itinerary as you witness the route

Motorcycle Tour Route Details

Day 1 - Arrival at Srinagar & transfer Sonamarg

Sonamarg Altitude - 6700 ft. Expected temp - 5 to 23 C.

Arrive at Srinagar Airport where our team shall be waiting. We will depart in Coach /tempo to Sonamarg on a stipulated time. We request you to schedule your arrival following the communicated time. After checking in, you are free to wander the meadows 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. After checking the bikes & notifying any issues, head to the dining area for dinner. We recommend good sleep before the 1st riding day. Overnight at Sonamarg Hotel.

Day 2 - Sonamarg - Dras Memorial - Kargil(125 Km)

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

Wake up early & reach the parking to check if your luggage has been placed well in the backup vehicle. Soon after we got through the police checkpoint, we start ascending Zoji la, the infamous pass. Innumerous factors make the roads unpredictable - deep gorge, muddy roads, water crossing. The road is designed to test your endurance and skills, witness the glacier once reaching the top point. Afterwards, this treacherous drive takes you to the second coldest inhabited town of Dras. You realise insufficient carb power as you cruise towards Kargil for nice dinner and stay. Ironically to pain in your bum and shoulders, your eyes contend- ice, alpines, wild horse & the Himalayas. We stop at Kargil Memorial to pay tribute to martyr soldiers. Do not forget to gaze at stars at night, if you did; you missed something stunning. Overnight at Kargil hotel.

Day 3 - Kargil - Lamayuru - Leh(225 Km)

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

We walk past the historic city to cruise on NH 1D again. Unlike yesterday’s terrain, we glide through two higher passes Namika La (12,139 feet) and Fotu La (13,478 feet). Lowered carb power and headache is a mere symptom that you are flying high. Catch a glimpse of one of the Oldest monasteries while riding across Lamayuru. For selfie break, you land your ride at the moon land of Ladakh. The magnetic hill pulls you away from Lamayuru. You better reach Leh before its dark; the chilling temperature may freeze you to the bones. Overnight stay at Leh Hotel.

Day 4 - Rest day at Leh

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

After riding on such rugged terrains, leave the bike at the hotel for maintenance & a thorough check-up. 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 5 - Leh - Chang La Pass - 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 much is 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - Leh - Morey plains - Pang (180 Km)

Leh Altitude - 11500Ft Pang Altitude - 15280 feet Key Attractions - Morey Plains, Tanglang La

It is time to bid farewell to Leh. Witness colour changing mountains and topography while heading to Upshi riding along the subsidiary river of the Indus river. We are headed towards Pang. You reach Tanglang La after riding 30 Km uphill. You can catch the breath while selfie and social media lovers click photos at the top. Then we will ride towards Moray plains, a part of Tibetan plateau. Go crazy with lenses under the scorching sun on this high plateau. Pang is so remote and cold; it dares you to sleep without socks. Do not waste food here; it is a much-valued luxury. Have a nice warm meal at a unique group tent. Don’t judge the place for the scarce amenities, you may not the heartwarming hospitality even in a five-star hotel. Overnight stay at the dormitory-style transit camp of Pang.

Day 10 - Pang - Sarchu - Keylong (190 Km)

Pang Altitude - 15280 feet Keylong Altitude - 10100Ft Key Attractions - 21 hairpin Ghataloops, Baralachla Pass, Suraj Tal

With breakfast in belly & you on the saddle, we start riding. As the customary goes, Dessert is served at last. You head forward road blockades, landslides, snowfall etc are frequent along the three high altitude passes (16,500 Ft Baralacha high mountain pass, 15,547 Ft Nakila and 16,616 Ft Lachungla Pass). It is less scary than Zoji La, but not less fun. You will not get a chance to be careless, you remember God many times. Roads will turn slightly comforting after Zing Zing Bar. After dinner, you get to lie down on your bed at Keylong hotel.

Day 11 - Keylong - Rohtang – Manali (120 Km)

Manali Altitude - 6700 Ft Keylong Altitude - 10100Ft. Key attractions - Rohtang pass, Sissu & Rahala Waterfalls

After breakfast, assemble along with the bikes as we depart to explore Himachali beauty. Witness the heart-shaped waterfall en route Keylong. The lush green surrounding is ought to make the ride delightful. You enjoy different colours of beauty in Manali highway, but at times, it reminds you of Ladakh. As if, you enjoy the company of the new girlfriend, but you still miss your ex. The twist and turns on the Rohtang Pass let you enjoy the last drag of the ride. Finally, reach Manali & hand over the bikes to the team. Feel free to go out to party in Old Manali. Overnight at Manali hotel.

Day 12 - Departure

After breakfast, we say bid farewell to each other & cheers the moments of togetherness. Here onwards we leave for our lives and cities.

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