Navigate through the high passes on your bike, with the winds touching and embracing your face!
Leh is a town in the Leh district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh district, with an area of 45110 km, is the second most expansive district in the country, after Kutch in Gujarat.
Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.
You will arrive in Manali by 10 AM and complete the check-in formalities at the camp/cottage and relax till afternoon. After lunch we will have a short trek to nearby monestry.Later, come back to the camp/cottage for a comfortable overnight stay.
Today wake up early and Get ready for an exciting day. Start your journey to Rohtang Pass positioned at an altitude of 3798 m. This pass remains closed during the winters due to heavy snow from the month November to May. This would really turn out to be a challenge as the roads you will go through are really bad and the weather conditions are also uncertain. Pass through the Lahaul Valley and enjoy watching its several villages and confluence of Chandra and Bhaga Rivers etc. You will arrive Sarchu by evening. Check-in at the hotel/Camps and enjoy a delicious dinner of the mountains.
Get ready for one of the most interesting high altitude drive up to Leh. As you leave Jispa behind, enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. This highway route, takes you into the heart of the mountains. On the way to leh we will cross Darcha, Sarchu and treat your eyes to the wonderful views as you are driving on Baralachha Pass (5000 m) and Tanglang-La (5350 m) (‘La’ means Pass), the second-highest motor able mountain pass in the world. As you cross the pass, you enter into the mountainous roads of Leh. On the way we can see the monasteries of Shey and Thiksey made on hilltops. Reach Leh late in the evening,
get check in and relax.
Today early morning after breakfast, you get an introduction to the quirks of the modern Royal Enfield, waiting in the hotel parking lot. We learn about this time-machine and after short briefing we will proceed for the local sightseeing of Leh. Today we will visit Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Sankar Gompa, Sangam, Spituk Kali Mandir, Hall Of Fame, Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Sangam (Confluence of Zanskar and Indus River) & Alchi. The tricky bends and stretches on the road will help you test the characteristics of the bike and acquaint yourself to handle the motor beast for your entire tour. In evening return to
Leh and give a well-deserved wash down to your dusty bikes & fix all the mechanical bugs that you’ve
picked up along the way. Fill your stomachs and be off to your well-deserved rest.
Today after breakfast get onto your bike to vsit Nubra Valley. On the way visit the very popular Khardungla Pass, lying at an altitude of 18360 feet above the sea level around 39 km from Leh. It is one of the world’s highest mountain passes. . Have a cup of Tea there, get yourself clicked with the Khardungla Signboard by Border Road Officers & head towards Nubra valley known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 feet above sea level. Upon arrival in Hunder check into Camp. In the evening, walk around the tiny villages to see how the locals live in this part of the world. Overnight stay at the Camp in Hunder.
The day is scheduled for visiting one of the most popular lakes in Leh, Pangong Lake situated at 14,000 feet, is bisected by the international border between India and China. The largest brackish water lake in Asia is one of the best attraction of Ladakh. Two-third portion of the lake lies in China. On arrival at Pangong check into camps and enjoy the breathtaking views of crystal clear lake blessed with so many intriguing shades of blue. Dinner and Overnight stay at camps in Pangong.
Today early morning after delicious breakfast checkout from camps and start driving back to Leh. On the way back to Leh visit Hemis Monastery and 3 idiots school. Upon arrival check into hotel and enjoy a great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range. Spend your time exploring the local places. Later, come back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
After breakfast it’s time now, to turn the back around, and head towards home. This day, you will get back to the track through which you reached Leh. En-route you will cross Taglang la (17,480 ft), world’s second highest motor able pass. Overnight stay at camp in Jispa.
This is the final leg of our ritual road trip. We start our day early and our ride from Jispa to Manali. The route is slightly rough, so this day we shall try and cover the maximum distance with minimum stopovers. Enjoy a smooth ride up the Lahaul ranges and reach Rohtang pass. Rohtang pass will come with a number of challenges with mini-rivers of mud. This herculean trip is the last phase of the journey.
And by late evening you reach Manali. You finally kick-off all the exhaustion of this winsome journey and have a sound sleep. Overnight stay at camp/cottage in Manali.
You could choose to explore the city before departing for your onward journey
Note : Schedule subject to change depending on current weather conditions and situation.
1. Please follow the instructions clearly and quietly given by the instructors. These are for your own safety and comfort.
2. The trip organizer has the rights to cancel your trip if your behavior is inappropriate and may harm yourself or other participants.
3. Accommodation and seating arrangements will be decided by the trip organizer. Please don’t argue unnecessarily and cooperate.
4. Please keep the camp site/rooms/tents neat and clean.
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7. Please refrain from consuming any kind of drugs, narcotic items, alcohol, cigarettes, etc. inside or outside the camp site.
If a camp is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, etc.), the full fees will be refunded*.
Otherwise, the refund amount will be as follows if booking is,
1. Cancelled more than 50 days prior to scheduled departure – 90% Refund.
2. Cancelled between 50 days and 40 days prior to scheduled departure – 70% Refund.
3. Cancelled between 40 days and 30 days prior to scheduled departure – 50% Refund.
4. Cancelled less than 30 days prior to scheduled departure – No Refund.
P.S. – Change in guest/guests names would be treated as cancellation.
* Refund amount doesn’t include Taxes & Charges levied on trip price.