LADAKH WAY ROUND MOTORCYCLE TOUR
TRIP MONTH :
MAY TO OCTOBER (10th June)
9N – 10DAYS
TYPE OF ROAD :
GRAVEL 40%, BLACK TOP 60%
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY :
5 TO 28*c
STAY TYPE :
Hotel / Guest House / Swiss Camps
MAX ALTITUDE :
Day 1: Manali – Jispa (3142 m/147 Kms)
Day 2: Jispa – Sarchu (4253 m/75 Kms)
Day 3: Sarchu to Tsokar to Leh Travelling Distance: ( 3500m/230 kms)
Day 4: Local sightseeing, (Shey-Thiksey-Hemis etc)
Day 5 : Leh – Pangong Lake (4250 m/165 Kms )
Day 6 : Pangong Lake – to Nubra (3250 m/ 210kms)
Day 7: Nubra – Khardungla Pass – Leh (5360 m/18,300 ft/ 140 Kms)
Day 8 :Fly back to Delhi /Mumbai drop bike for transportation with GATI
Day 8: Leh to Sarchu, (4290 m/250kms)
Day 9: Sarchu to Manali (2000 m/230 km)
Day 10: Manali to Kullu Airport Drop.
About Ladakh Tour
Our Ladakh Tour is founded on our 15 years of experience with motorcycle expeditions in Ladakh. You can expect new tracks, passes and highlights never before offered on an organized motorcycle tour. This trip will cross extremely high Himalayan passes.
This is a challenging tour. Solid riding skills, a sense of adventure and flexibility are a must when taking part in our Himalayan expeditions, which cover around 2000 km and considerable altitude differences. Road conditions vary from freshly paved to rough tracks.
5.615 m Kardungh La – Pass – the highest pass on earth!
5.390 m Tanglang La – Pass- the second-highest
5.360 m Chang La – Pass – the third-highest
5.300 m Wari La – Pass
5.050 m Namshang La – Pass
5,019 m Lachungla – Pass
4,908 m Kanglajal la – Pass
4,890 m Baralacha la – Pass
4,740 m Nakila – Pass
3,978 m Rohtang la – Pass
Pangong Tso Lake (4,350 m)
Tso Kar Lake (4,620 m)
- All 10 Nights’ accommodation on 2 sharing basis in Good ROOMS & tents
- All 3 meal 10 days .
- Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any at big city).
- Backup Jeep full way
- Experienced Guide full way
- Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
- Experienced mechanic with Spare Parts.
- Experienced Doctor or Medical backup assistant with oxygen (O2) & AMS pack.
- LWR Stickers for your Jeep,
- motorcycle, helmet more.
All trip photos.
- Things to carry list with Map.
- Royal Enfield 500 cc STD / Himalayan 410 cc bike/ Suzuki Gypsy 4×4 for trip. (Fuel Extra)
- Pick and Drop from Airport Kullu (But in Group )
- Stay of extra days ( but we manage or book for you)
- Domestic Air flight ticket ( But we manage or Book for You
- Extra food Like Stators/ Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat (if any outside the venue).
- Extra Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any )
- Fuel of Bike / Jeep .
- Any damage/fine/ cost.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals, starters (Alcoholic, Mineral, Soft Drinks, Aerated) etc.
- Extra guide fee, Camera & Video fee ,Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone
Cost for foreign nationals
Rider: USD 2250
Pillion: USD 1950
SUV share : USD 2150
Cost for Indian nationals
Detailed Itinerary :
Day 1: Manali – Jispa (3142 m/147 Kms) Tent stay with AP Basis.
Start your overland journey and drive to Jispa. This high altitude road beyond the great Himalayan range, connects the densely fertile and green Kullu valley to the stark barren region of Ladakh. The drive starts at Manali slowly winding up mountain roads till Rohtang Pass at 3,950M which connects the Kullu to the Lahaul valley. On entering the Lahaul valley we see a distinct change with the Hindu influence being replaced with the Buddhist religion. Continue drive to Jispa via Keylong. Packed lunch -enroute. 7-8 hours drivDinner and overnight in tents.
Day 2: Jispa – Sarchu (4253 m/75 Kms) Tent stay with AP Basis.
Leisurely drive over the scenic Baralacha Pass (4880 M). Plenty of stops to capture the scenic grandeur of this majestic landscape dotted with snow capped peaks and high altitude lakes. After crossing the pass drop down to the vast Sarchu plains . 6 hours drive.Dinner and overnight in tents.
Day 3: Sarchu to Tsokar to Leh Travelling Distance: 230 km
You will leave the vast Sarchu plateau, to head up a curvy drive until you reach Namik La (4950 m / 16,240 ft.), where you can experience the spectacular views of rugged rocks and their unique geological formation. Then you go over Lachu Lang La (5090 m / 16,699 ft.)before descending to the gorge of the cliffy GanglaJal to Pang. Overnight stay in Leh hotel.
Day 4: Local sightseeing, (Shey-Thiksey-Hemis etc) Stay with CP Basis.
After breakfast drive up along the scenic Indus valley. Enroute stop over to visit the famous Shey, Thiksey and Hemis monasteries. Packed lunch enroute.
HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
The Museum houses information related to Leh culture, way of life, history, vegetation and animals found in this part of the world. Among other things one finds information on Zorawar Singh, the dogra ruler and his battles with king of Ladakh and the advances his army made in China. The top floor houses guns and equipment that have been seized by the Indian Army during its skirmishes with Pakistan Army. On display here are seized guns, grenades, passports, documents etc. Another section has been dedicated to the Siachin area which has on display apparel and equipment used by the Indian Army in the region.
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak, about 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
During his lifetime Guru Nanak travelled to many distant places and one such place was Tibet. Guru Nanak is well respected by Tibetan Buddhists who consider him a saint; The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Buddhists in Tibet, has confirmed this in his discussions with some Sikh leaders saying that Tibetans revere Guru Nanak as a Buddhist saint under the name of Guru Gompka Maharaj.
Shey Palace & Monastery
This summer palace of the erstwhile King of Leh set upon a hill. The monastery itself has a 7.5 meter high, copper statue of a sitting Buddha, wrought in gold. This is the largest of it’s kind in the world.
19 Kms from Leh, Thiksey is one of the largest and most impressive Gompas of Ladakh. The Thiksey monastery provides a panoramic view of the green Indus Valley from its vantage point atop a hill. has chambers full of statues, Stupas and colorful Tankhas.
Situated just off the Manali-Leh Highway, Ladakh’s biggest and wealthiest monastery is situated on the Leh – Manali road. It’s popularity stems from the annual festival held here in summer. The festival coincides with Guru Padma Sambhava’s (Buddha) birthday. It contains quite a few statues in gold and Stupas decorated with precious stones. It has a superb collection of Tankhas, including one which is supposed to be the largest in existence and is exhibited only once every 12 years.
Leh Palace overlooks the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh, modelled on the Potala HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potala_Palace” Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The palace was built by KingSengge HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sengge_Namgyal” HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sengge_Namgyal”Namgyal in the 17th century, but was later abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century. The royal family moved to Stok Palace. Leh Palace is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, the stables and store rooms were in the lower floors. The palace, a ruin, is currently being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. The palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The mountain of Stok HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stok_Kangri” HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stok_Kangri”Kangri in the Zanskar mountain range is visible across the Indus valley to the south, with the Ladakh mountain range rising behind the palace to the north.
Day 5 : Leh – Pangong Lake
Travelling Distance: 190 km
After Breakfast leave for Pangong Lake (14,500 ft), through Changla Pass 17,350 ft., it is the third highest motorable road in the world. Arrive Pangong Lake, which is the highest saltwater Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. . Overnight in camp.
Day 6 : Pangong Lake – to Nubra
way Warila Pass or Shyok route : 290 km
After breakfast we will ride to Nubra cross some some new rout which few riders or poples cover ,, on the way you get excellent view of great Karakoram Range. lunch en-route night stay at Nubra valley with green Farms camps.
Day 7: Nubra – Khardungla Pass – Leh (18,300ft/ 100 Kms)
Drive to Khardung la pass the highest motorable pass in the world (18,300 feet). Part of the road goes over the glacier. On top
Day 8 :Fly back to Delhi /Mumbai drop bike for transportation with GATI
Day 8: Leh to Sarchu,
255 Km. Post breakfast we check out of the guest house and proceed towards Sarchu, enroute Stopping at Tanglangla pass, the second highest motorable pass in the world at 5350 m. overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), bordering the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul), Jammu and Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for overnight stay
Day 9: Sarchu to Manali 230 km
After breakfast we ride from Sarchu to Manali over Baralacha La (4800m) and crossing Darcha, Jispa, Gemur & Keylong.from Sissu to Manali. Crossing the Rohtang Pass ((4050 m) and Descend to Marhi, Gulaba, Kothi and finally reaching Manali. Journey ends with beautiful memories.
Day 10: Manali to Kullu Airport Drop