8 Days - 7 Nights on Twin share
|Total Time||8 Days|
|Hotel Overnights||7 Nights|
|Total Distance||800 Kms|
|Riding Days||6 Days|
|Breakfast||7 Included breakfasts|
|Riding Season||May to Sep|
Leh,Lamayuru, Moonland, Alchi, Likir,Khardungla, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso Lake
Primarily first-class and motorcycle-friendly hotels or camps
Ladakh is one of the most unexplored regions of the Tibetan Plateau. We customise this trip to the needs of our clients. There are family holidays, short tours like this one and long tours upto 16 days. For a 8 day special tour proposed here - take a flight from Delhi to Leh and pick the quintessential Royal Enfield to ride on some of the most rugged terrains of the World. You would cross world's highest motorable passes, camp at high altitude lakes and spend time in valleys which are 12,000 ft above mean sea level.
Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh cover most of Northern Himalayan region - which has a landscape and moonscape like nowhere else. It is largely a journey with wind in your face - spiced with adventure, nature and culture, to some of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the world.
The Kashmir valley for centuries has been called the 'heaven on earth'. Ladakh particularly is a spiritual realisation of a dream. Here the brown mountains break into fantasy colours - as you look closer at the bright green oasis around villages in the river valleys. Centuries old monasteries, perched over rock cliffs, cradle the ancient traditions of mystical Buddhism, exquisite frescoes and priceless thangkas.
This highest cold desert in the world is a journey of self-discovery at altitudes exceeding 12000 ft above mean sea level. You pass the deep river gorges as you explore to the world's highest motorable pass- the Khardung La.
This route is surely one of the toughest motorcycle rides anywhere in the world. The Viktorianz bring you a ride that would leave you mesmerised. A life changing journey it will be.
Did you know that the road leading to Ladakh is the same trail that was used by caravans going to the Silk Route centuries and centuries ago? If this isn’t awe inspiring enough, the roads leading into the region are only open four months of the year – for the remaining eight, they are covered in snow.
For many riders, the highlight of bike tours to Leh Ladakh is Khardung-La, the highest motorable road in the world. To pass from Leh into the Nubra Valley, you will need to drive your motorcycle along a road that sits at 18,380 feet. It is surely an exhilarating experience. For any consultation, advice or customisation do speak to our Ladakh expert Ankit Jaiswal on +91-7011 453 442 .
Because the Ladakh region is so high in the mountains, we recommend driving in prior to start of your tour, as this will save you two or three days of acclimatisation. If you choose to fly into the area, we recommend arriving a few days early to avoid being hindered by sickness.
It is important to remember that petrol pumps are few and far between in this region. When travelling between Manali and Leh, for example, the next pump after Keylong is 365 kilometres away! It is for this reason that you must plan meticulously to avoid being caught out with an empty tank.
Ajay Raina, N Delhi
Deepak Kannan ( UAE)
Our Ladakh expert Ankit Jaiswal can be reached on +91-7011 453 442 for any consultation, advice or customisation.
Your flight from Delhi would be an early morning one. On this day when you arrive Leh by air you would witness one of the most beautiful sights of Leh valley amidst the spectacular Himalayan peaks. We shall receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. This day you take it easy - its 10,000 ft and you need to acclimatise to get used to low oxygen levels. So take this day at leisure. For non Indian tourists this day will be used for applying and processing of mandatory inner line permits. Your bikes would also arrive at your hotel and we could go out for a small trail ride. Otherwise just walk around the unique Leh market; no exertions today.
This is the day we have kept for a local tour of Leh region on a car or a motorcycle. Another day to acclimatise to high altitude, as also cover some essential tourist spots - Leh palace, Shanti Stupa, Hall of Fame Museum, a Ride to Shey, Thikse, Stok Palace and Hemis monastery. If you have opted to biking then its a good day to get used to your bike and the traffic conditions.
This day we drive out to explore some very unique landscapes of Himalayan region. A scenic drive through some fine rocky faces to visit the Lamayuru Monastery and Moonland. On our way back we would visit Alchi and Likir Monasteries, the magical phenomenon of Magnetic hill and the scenic Bazgo plains. We ride back to hotel by late afternoon. On this day you would be pretty comfortable with the roads of Ladakh and of course your motorcycle. You are now ready to explore other regiions of Ladakh, the largest district of India.
Having spent 3 nights at Leh you are now fairly acclimatised and used to your iron horse, and this is a landmark day. Today you would ride on to the World's highest motorable pass - Khardungla ( 18,380 ft) and cross into the beautiful Nubra valley through some deep gorges. We stay overnight in a typical high altitude Ladakhi village in Nubra valley - Hunder or Sumur. Witness the rustic lifestyle of people in these most rugged terrains of the World. What you ride today has been for thousands of years a caravan route that used to feed the Silk route through Karakoram pass.
We ride out after breakfast and explore the beautiful Nubra valley. The green hamlets nestled in the valley supporting life. The essential tourist spots we see today are the Hunder sand dunes; double humped bactrian camels and unique Diskit monastery and its Giant Buddha. The bactrian camels are a wonderful remnants of the trading days. At noon we ride back to Leh, via Khardungla pass and check into your hotel. If the route is good and pass is open - we may take a diffrent route to Leh via the less visited pass of Warila.
This day we take on the third axis - a ride to Pangong Tso through some more high altitude passes, beautiful grazing grounds and landscapes. By noon you would arrive at one of the most spectacular vistas of your life - Pangong Tso Lake. It has some of the most beautiful hues of blue, that you would ever see in your life. Its a lake that extends deep into China with only one-third with India. And a night by the lakeside camp is an experience of lifetime.
Having done Pangong Tso - now its time to return back to Leh for your last evening in Ladakh. You could spend the time collecting some memorablia from Leh town, or just have a easy evening looking back at your time spent in this wonderful part of the world. These memories will surely keep coming back to you. If you wish to extend your trip and see Tso Moriri Lake - please talk to us well in advance ...
You have had one of the most unique experiences in life. Its time to fly out of Leh. Our representative will transfer you to airport.
While everything essential is covered on this week long tour. It would take 3 more days if you wish to see the regions of Turtuk ( A Balti village on Indo-Pak border) and Tso Moriri (another beautiful high altitude lake). If you are keen and have time - do ask us to plan your 'Kashmir Valley Tour'.
PS: There may be minor re-routing in case of weather conditions or road conditions at the actual time of travel. Your guide is best qualified to take this call.
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