3 High Passes, 3 Lakes & Ancient Culture
Ladakh is a beautiful region and located at a height of 10,000 feet. It is a largely Buddhist-dominated area, and it is also called Little Tibet. Ladakh is popularly known as the Land of High Passes and attracts people for its rich Buddhist culture and lovely landscape. It was the crossroads of the ancient trade routes from South Asia, and until the end of the 19th century, mule trains carrying shawls and spices made the journey from Amritsar through Ladakh to Yarkand in China. Ladakh’s people are a mix of Tibetan and Indo-Aryan – it became part of independent India in 1948. Ladakh is a land of extremes; you can see snow-capped mountains and clear blue skies at the same time as arid dunes; azure blue lakes flow alongside some of the highest mountain peaks and road mix of rough and smooth, which makes it undoubtedly the most popular destination for motorcycle tours in India. The thought of a motorcycle ride to Ladakh is not for the faint-hearted, but with a bit of resilient nature and determination, one can easily conquer the ride through the mighty Himalayas, where the terrain is quite uneven; one must be prepared to face umpteen obstacles and challenges. This Adventurous Mighty High Himalayan Motorcycle tour is also known as a high-altitude motorcycle expedition Tour, as you will be staying overnight at a height of 3000 metres to 4600 metres. Of course, you will ride Royal Enfield 500cc Motorcycle to conquer the Highest Motorable road, Khardung-la Pass (17,582 FT), Changla Pass (17,560 FT), Tanglangla Pass (17,480 FT) and all three most popular and beautiful lakes like Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake, and Tsokar Lake with experience of Double Hump Camel Ride in Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley. Riding on the Highest Motorable Road and other high passes in the Himalayas is a lifetime moment for every motorcyclist. We invite all thrill-seeker motorcycle enthusiasts to join our High Himalayan Motorcycle Adventure Tour on Legendary Royal Enfield 500cc Motorbike to test your skills.
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Delhi / Delhi|
Country / Region and Location: India / Ladakh (Upper Himalayas)
Best Time: June to September
Number of Days: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Number of Riding Days: 8 Days
Accommodation: 3 Star and 4 Star
Riding Level Required: Intermediate (Must be a Motorbike Fits)
Terrain: 70% Tarmac and 30% Gravel
Tour Type: On Road but some rough terrain and full of Adventures
Duration of Ride: Between 5 to 7 Hours a day on Average
Distance Covered on Motorcycle: 1500 KMS / 935 Miles
Temperature: During nights and early mornings 8º C to 12º C and in day time 18º C to 30º C
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi’s airport; our representative will personally meet you outside the EXIT gate of the arrival terminal, holding a placard of your name, and you will be transferred to your hotel with assistance. He will brief you about the day-by-day tour schedule. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi to Leh (By flight)
Early morning board flight for Leh (3505 metres / 11,567 feet above sea level) is the most mesmerizing flight over the Himalayas. Upon arrival at Leh airport, we were received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before 09.30 am—half Day at rest for acclimatization. Late afternoon drive to visit Shanti Stupa. Later in the evening, walk around the local market. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 3 : Leh to Hemis Shukpachan via Likir (Ride Day 1 – 90 Km / 4 Hrs Ride)
After breakfast, start a ride to Hemis Shukpachan through a less travelled and scenic classic off-the-beaten trek. It is a beautiful traditional village far from the crowds of Ladakh. A rare and beautiful destination for those who want to experience the rich, harmonious, and traditional way of life in the Himalayas. En route, visit the beautiful Likir Monastery and then ride to Hemis Shukpachan. The views during the ride are spectacular, and there are plenty of Apricot orchards and beautiful villages along the way. On arrival, check in at Eco Hotel and relax. This Eco Hotel is built in the traditional Ladakhi architectural style, with bright and comfortable rooms and a beautiful dining room and lounge with traditional Tibetan Buddhism murals painted by a local village artist. The hotel lies in the lap of nature, free from pollution, nested in the heart of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. Later, take a walk in the village. Overnight stay in Hemis Shukpachan.
Day 4 : Hemis Shukpachan to Leh via Alchi (Ride Day 2)
After a leisurely breakfast at the eco-resort, start a ride to visit Alchi village, situated on the bank of the Indus River. The village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh (a national heritage), Alchi Monastery, mainly known for its magnificent and well-preserved 11th or 12th-century wall paintings. Further riding back, also enjoy the confluence of two rivers, Indus and Zanskar, also called Sangam Point; after that visit, the Pathar Sahib Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith and in last visit Hall of Fame (a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars. It is also termed as a memorial for the war heroes). Further, continue to ride to Leh. On arrival, check-in hotel and relax. Overnight in Hotel at Leh.
Day 5 : Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung-La Pass (Ride Day 3 – 125 Km / 6 Hrs Ride)
Hold your breath, as today will be the day that takes you to the top of the world. We will ride over Ladakh’s highest motorable pass (Khardung-La Pass-5,359 m / 17,582 ft), with breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. On reaching the Top, enjoy the celebration with a photography session and a cup of Tea/Coffee from the Highest Cafeteria in the World. Later, the ride continues (86 Kms/3 Hrs) to Nubra Valley, Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers). On arrival, check into the camp and relax. Later enjoy a ride on Double Humped Bactrian Camels in the Sand Dunes of Nubra Valley. A unique feature of the dunes in Nubra Valley is that they are grey, unlike the brown dunes seen in the Thar desert of Rajasthan. Evening, enjoy Dinner with Bon-Fire. Overnight in Nubra Valley.
Day 6: Nubra Valley Sightseeing
Good morning. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at camp. In the afternoon, enjoy the visit to Deskit Monastery – a 14th-century monastery believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra Valley. The monastery can be reached from the Diskit village through a rugged and dusty road that crosses a stream in the middle of the village and later rides to Hundar; here, you can see all the elements of nature – desert, snow, greenery, and water. Get refreshed by a refreshing experience of Hunder Sand Dunes passing through the white Sand Dunes, where you see a double-humped Bactrian camel once used by the local traders on the famous silk route. Evening back to Camp and relax or you can do leisure walks around the campsite. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 7 : Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake (Ride Day 4 – 160 Km /7 Hrs Ride)
The morning after breakfast, ride to the famous blue brackish Pangong Lake. This route is especially recommended for those who love to face challenges and travel worldwide for adventurous vacationing experiences. A motorcycle rider will surely like to ride a motorbike on this off-road with many water streams, and it is very hard to find any local people or vehicles. On arrival at Pangong Lake, check into the camp and relax. Later, explore Pangong Lake, where you feel close to nature and its beauty. Overnight at camp near Pangong Lake.
Day 8 : Pangong Lake to Leh (Ride Day 5- 150 Km / 6 Hrs Ride)
After breakfast, ride back to Leh from Pangong Lake by crossing the 2nd highest motorable road, Changla Pass, at a height of 5355 Metres/17,560 Ft. En route, you see the many eye-catching views of villages below the pass. On arrival at Leh City, check into the hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 9 : Leh to Tso Moriri Lake (Ride Day 6 – 220 Km / 6 Hrs Ride)
After early breakfast, ride to Tso Moriri Lake. Tsomoriri Lake is a high altitude Lake in Ladakh. It is situated at a height of 4595 m above sea level. En route will stop at Chumtang, which is a hot spring in the village, and our break for Tea/Coffee. We will stop at the lake before Tso Moriri Lake. It is also called “White Lake” because of the salt deposited around it- this is because there is no outlet from the lake, which makes the water brackish. On arrival in Tso Moriri, check into the camp and relax. Overnight in camp at Tso Moriri.
Day 10 : Tso Moriri Lake to Leh Via Tso Kar Lake (Ride Day 7 – 230 Km / 6-7 Hrs Ride)
After breakfast, ride towards Tso Kar Lake. Tso Kar Lake is a high-altitude salt lake in Ladakh. It is situated at a height of 4530 m above sea level. Later ride continues towards the second highest pass-Tanglang la Pass at 5328 mtrs / 17,480 Feet. We have photography at the pass. Later, we ride towards Leh by passing some breathtaking villages and roads in the mighty Himalayas in Leh and Ladakh region. Upon arrival at Leh, check into the hotel and relax.
Day 11: Leh to Delhi (By flight)
Morning assistance transfer to Leh airport to board once again the most fascinating flight to Delhi over the heights of the great Himalayas. On arrival in Delhi, check in the hotel and relax. Later, enjoy the local sightseeing of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 12: Transfer to Delhi Airport
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi International Airport according to your flight time. We hope you have great memories and lots of stories as well from the World’s Highest Rides in the Himalayas.
Please note that we reserve the right to remain adaptable to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions that may arise while on tour; the daily schedule may be adjusted accordingly. The client’s tour remains paramount; we will ensure the tour meets your fullest expectations.
2 people / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $1,900.00 per person
1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 single room: From $2,590.00 per person
1 person / 1 vehicle / 1 shared room: From $2,200.00 per person
1 person / in support vehicle / 1 shared room: From $1,700.00 per person
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|Tour||Date from||Date to||Booking deadline|
|The Grand Ladakh||18-May-24||19-May-24||18-Apr-24|
|The Grand Ladakh||2-Jun-24||13-Jun-24||2-May-24|
|The Grand Ladakh||15-Jun-24||26-Jun-24||15-May-24|
|The Grand Ladakh||1-Sep-24||12-Sep-24||1-Aug-24|
|The Grand Ladakh||10-Sep-24||21-Sep-25||10-Aug-24|
If the dates above don’t suit you, do you want to book the same itinerary as a private tour for you and your friends, or do you want to customise the Trip for you and your group of Friends? Just Plan Your Tour with us because We are tailor-made experts, and our professional Team is always dedicated to designing your Motorbike Holiday, especially for you, as per your requirements, in terms of Date, Duration, and budget, with Prompt replies.
Inclusions and Exclusions
|INCLUDED||11 Nights Hotel/ Camp accommodations in 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 until departure from India, sightseeing & overland journey by Air Conditioned Vehicle on non-riding days.
Royal Enfield 500 cc Motorcycle on all riding days.
Fuel for Motorcycle.
Experienced English speaking Motorcycle Road Captain for the whole trip on his own Royal Enfield Motorcycle including his accommodation and food.
Experienced Royal Enfield mechanic with all necessary spare parts for bikes including his accommodation and food.
Spare parts change in Motorcycle during the tour. – Front tube/ Rear tube/Spark plug/Clutch and Brake Wire/Clutch and Disc brake pads/ Engine oil/Clutch Plate.
First-Aid Medical Kit.
Refreshments during rides like Packed Juice, Fresh Fruits, Biscuits, Tea, Coffee Etc.
Back-up Vehicle (Support Car/Van) for your Luggage and Pillion Rider.
One-Time Monument / Monastery / Temple Entrances.
The services of an English-speaking guide on sightseeing days.
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 from the moment you arrive in India until the time you leave.
All Currently Applicable Taxes.
|NOT INCLUDED||International Flights|
Domestic Flight (Delhi-Leh-Delhi)
Personal medical insurance (compulsory)
Items of personal nature such as tips, laundry, liquor, extra drinks etc
Anything which is not mentioned in included section.
What to bring:
CLOTHING AND OTHER ESSENTIALS
DRIVING LICENSE (Rider): Full and valid for 500cc motorcycle
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Must cover riding 500 cc motorcycles
Sunscreen/sunblock UV 30/40
Strong pair of Jeans pant
Sun Hat / Cap
Your regular medicine (if any)
Riding Jacket, with Built-in Armour and removable inner lining
Riding Trousers, with Built-in Armour
Knee and Elbow Armour
Protective Gloves, warm for the Himalayas.
Ankle High Leather or Riding Boots
Sunglasses or Goggles
The above information should be taken as a guide only as things can change. If you have any questions, please contact us.