India: Himalayan Sky Adventure Ride


14 Days

Himalayan Sky Adventure – Ask us about 2023 Departure Dates:

Maximum of 8 Riders only.

Ladakh lies on the Tibetan Plateau and is India’s highest, least populated, and most inaccessible region. It is a unique destination and home to many Tibetan Buddhists. Ladakh’s capital, Leh, is often referred to as a “Little Lhasa”. Ladakh is known as “the land of numerous passes of mystic Lamas”, ‘The Moon Land’, ‘Little Tibet’, and ‘The Last Shangri La’. Ladakh is situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Laying at an altitude from 2745 to 7670 metres above sea level, you are on the roof of the World, and you will think, as the locals do, it is a bridge between the Earth and the sky.

As you ride high up in the Himalayas, you will find places with medieval monasteries with fluttering prayer flags and small villages. Nature adds to this with cold desert, high passes, dramatic mountain scenery, arid snow-dusted mountains, and raging rivers. You will also find orchards of apricot trees, ribbons of emerald coloured cultivation, and stunning azure blue lakes. You will find a profoundly ingrained Tibetan-Buddhist culture here and in the surrounding countryside.

Its rugged terrain offers adventures like white water rafting, trekking, mountaineering, and motorcycle touring. One of the attractions for the motorcyclist is to ride over the World’s Highest Motorable passes.

The overland route to Leh from the lowland town of Manali draws motorcyclists from all over the world, being renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular road journeys. Whilst riding your Royal Enfield motorcycle, you will explore and experience the World’s Highest Motorable road of 5359 metres with many other high passes, high altitude Tsomoriri Lake. You will see ancient Buddhist monasteries and pass Tibetan nomads with their caravan of Yaks and Pashmina goats. If this is your next ride, come and join us.

Himalayan Sky Adventure Summary:

State: Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh (North Area)
Best Time: June to September
Number of Days: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Number of Riding Days: 9 Days
Accommodation: 3 Star and 4 Star
Riding Level Required: Intermediate.
Terrain: 65% Tarmac and 35% Gravel
Tour Type: On Road but with some rough terrain and full of Adventures
Duration of Ride: Between 5 and 7 Hours a Day on average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 1600 kilometres / 1000 Miles
Temperature: Nights and early mornings, 5ºc to 12ºc / Daytime 18ºc to 30ºc.

Himalayan Sky Adventure Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi’s airport; our local representative will personally meet you outside the exit gate of the arrival terminal. To help you recognise them, they will be holding a placard of your name. The representative will transfer you to your hotel in preparation for your tour the next day.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi to Manli – Fly Dehli to KulluI then driven to Manali kilometres / 1 hour drive (Breakfast)

In the morning, our representative will transfer you from the hotel in time to drop you at Delhi Airport to board a flight for Kullu. Our representative will meet you and drive you to Manali on arrival at Kullu Airport. Manali is located near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, on the banks of River Beas. Manali is an important hill station with breathtaking natural beauty. After lunch, enjoy a walk through ‘Old Manali’ and along the mall road to see the colourful market of this Indian hill station.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Manali.

Day 3: Manali to Jispa – Ride 145 kilometres / 5 hours riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

After breakfast, you will collect your Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle. The road captain will explain the rules of riding in India with how to best operate your motorcycle on the mountainous roads of the Indian Himalayas. Later we start our first day of riding toward Jispa (3200 metres) over Rohatang Pass (3980 metres).

Crossing the Rohtang Pass is very challenging with paved and unpaved roads. Adventure riders will enjoy this route toward Jispa. Jispa is a charming village situated on the bank of Bhaga River with its surrounding peaks covered with mist and clouds creating an incredible view. On arrival in Jispa, you check into the hotel. Later, there is time to explore the area by walking.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Jispa.

Day 4: Jispa to Tsokar Lake Ride 210 Kilometres / 7 hours riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

This morning after breakfast, you will ride over the scenic Bara Lacha La Pass at the height of 4890 Metres; the area is called Switzerland of India. Your ride continues toward Tsokar, and you ride up the Gata Loops. These are 21 hairpin turns that snake up the mountainside. On arrival, you check into the camp.

Overnight stay in the camp at Tsokar Lake.

Day 5: Tsokar Lake to Leh – Ride 150 kilometres / 5 hours riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

After breakfast, you start your ride to Leh via Taglang La Pass (5330 metres) – the third highest ridable road on this trip. After crossing the Pass, you will view scenic Ladakhi villages alongside the splendid Indus River to the ancient city of Leh. On arrival in Leh. You check into your hotel.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Leh.

Day 6: Leh – Local Sightseeing (Breakfast and Dinner)

After three days of riding, today is for relaxing and acclimatisation. Today you are free to explore Leh at your own pace, including a visit to the Thikse Monastery. The monastery is a glorious Buddhist monastery with the statue of Buddha in the seated position and located in the main prayer hall, and There is also plenty of time to see the Shanti stupa, Tibetan market and shops in Leh town.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Leh.

Day 7: Leh to Nubra Valley via La Pass – Ride 125 kilometres / 6 hours riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

Today is an important day on your tour. You’ll be riding a motorcycle to Ladakh’s highest motorable pass, the Khardung La (One of the Highest Motorable Roads at 5359 metres. Arrive at the top; you stop for the celebrational photo. Whilst here, you have an opportunity for a beverage from the highest cafeteria in the World. You take 3 hours descending from here, riding 86 kilometres to Nubra Valley, Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers); on arrival, you check into the camp.

Later in the day, you will visit the 600 years old Disket Monastery and ride on a double-humped Bactrian Camel in the Dunes of the Nubra Valley. A unique feature of the dunes is that they are grey, unlike the brown dunes seen in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. You will enjoy a dinner by the fireplace under the clearest of night skies tonight.

Overnight stay in the camp in Nubra Valley.

Day 8 : Nubra Valley to Leh via Wari La Pass. Ride 200 kilometres / 7 to 8 hours Riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

After breakfast, it’s ascending aboard your Royal Enfield to another pass, The Wari La Pass (5312 metres). This road takes you to Agam Village along the side of Shyok River. You then ride towards Wari La Pass, then down to Shakti Village. Is this the ‘Road Less Travelled’ as there is little traffic? The reward is the spectacular valley views. On arrival at Leh, you check into your hotel.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Leh.

Day 9: Leh to Tso Moriri Lake – Ride 220 kilometres / 8 hours riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

Today is a long day of riding, so you make an early start. The roads to Tso Moriri are basic, but it is worth the challenging ride. Tso Moriri is a high altitude lake at 4595 metres. The reward of the ride is the beautiful lake and fewer tourists. It is also a famous breeding ground for the black-necked cranes. You will be there by late afternoon, and you can savour the views of this body of water from the renowned viewpoint; later, you have time to walk around the village. You may want to retire early after today’s ride and in preparation for tomorrow’s

Overnight in the camp at Tso Moriri Lake.

Day 10: Tso Moriri Lake to Sarchu – ride 220 kilometres / 7 hours riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

Awakening to the morning views of the beautiful Tso Moriri Lake, you need to ride out early as it is a long day’s ride to Sarchu. You will experience the most rugged ride on your tour. The road surface is non-existent in the first half of the day. You will pass by a drying Tso-Kar Lake; this lake is popular with bird-watchers. Once across Tso-Kar, you are on the better roads of the More Plains. Here you can ride more comfortably.

At the end of these plains is a roadside camp called Pang. You stop here for a quick lunch. Time is crucial as you still have quite a bit to cover. By late afternoon at Sarchu, you cross the border into Himachal. The windy valley looks like narrow plains. Sarchu is typically pretty cold and has a wind chill effect. On arrival in Sarchu, you check into the camp.

Overnight in the camp at Sarchu.

Day 11: Sarchu to Manali – Ride 220 kilometres / 6 hours riding (Breakfast and Dinner)

Today is the last day riding your Royal Enfield, but first, you must ride over the Rohtang La Pass to reach your destination of Manali. After crossing the pass, you arrive in Manali and after returning the motorcycles, check into your hotel.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Manali.

Day 12: Manali – Free day (Breakfast and Dinner)

Today is the day to relax and recover from your previous days of riding. If not, take a walk in town and explore old temples, mall roads, and maybe an ayurvedic body massage. This evening, you will have a farewell Gala Dinner party. Sitting around a bonfire, you can share your riding experiences on this tour with the other riders and billions.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Manali.

Day 13: Manali to Kalka – Driven 280 kilometres / 7 hours driving (Breakfast)

This morning you are driven to Kalka. There are panoramic views of the Himalayas along the way. You board the superfast train to Delhi on arrival at Kalka Railway Station. On arrival at New Delhi Railway station, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight stay in the selected hotel in Delhi.

Day 14: Depart from Delhi

Your hotel room is yours until noon. Later you will be transferred to the Delhi airport, as per your return flight schedule to board your return flight home.

14 Days – Himalayan Sky Adventure Pricing:

  • 1 Rider / 1 Bike / 1 Room: AU$ 4,415.00 per person
  • 2 Riders / 2 Bikes / 1 Room: AU$ 3,785.00 per person
  • 2 Riders / 1 Bike / 1 Room: AU$ 3,390.00 per person
  • Car Passenger (Twin Share): AU$ 3,070.00 per person

What’s Included:

  • 13 nights of hotel / camp accommodation on a Twin / Double Sharing basis.
  • Breakfast and Dinner throughout the tour, except in Delhi where accommodation with breakfast basis only.
  • All Ground Transfers from your arrival at Airport in India to till departure from India, sightseeing and overland journey by air-conditioned vehicle on non-riding days.
  • Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle on all riding days
  • Fuel for Motorcycle.
  • Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain.
  • Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic.
  • Replacement of motorcycles parts when required due to normal wear and tear
  • Support vehicle to carry your luggage.
  • Domestic flight ficket for Delhi to Kullu. (excl. baggage upgrades)
  • Kalka-Delhi, Aircon Chair class ticket in the superfast train.
  • First-Aid Medical kit.
  • Refreshments for stops during riding days.
  • One Time Monument / Monastery / Temple Entrances.
  • The services of an English speaking guide on sightseeing days.
  • All Inner Line Permits (Restricted Area and Wild Life Area Permits).
  • All required Video / Camera fees.
  • Farewell Dinner with Unlimited Beer.
  • Assistance by friendly, knowledgeable English speaking ground representatives.
  • All Currently Applicable Taxes.

What’s Not Included:

  • International Flights.
  • Pre or post tours (We can arrange these).
  • Lunch and Dinner (except where specified).
  • Travel insurance including medical (Compulsory).
  • Motorcycle damage.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tips.
  • Items of personal nature i.e., laundry, drinks or food.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in included section.

What to bring on the ride:

Following is a detailed list of items required in the Tour for safety and comfort. We do not provide any of these, so we highly suggest that all Riders bring all of the required items mentioned below:

Clothing & Other Kit:

  • Rider Licence: Full and valid for a 500cc motorcycle.
  • Travel Insurance: Must cover riding a 500cc motorcycle.
  • Sunscreen/sunblock UV 30/40.
  • Lip balm.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Fleece/under jacket.
  • Kidney belt.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Strong pair of jeans/pants.
  • Thermos for hot and cold drinks.
  • Sun hat/cap.
  • Earplugs.
  • Your regular medicine (if any).

Bike Gear:

  • Riding Jacket and Pants and Boots.
  • Helmet.
  • Motorcycling gloves.
  • Hydration pack.
  • Goggles/sunglasses.
  • Snood/ ust mask.
  • Water resistant backpack.
  • Knee and Elbow guards (if your riding gear doesn’t include proper padding or if you choose not to wear one specially on warm days).


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