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The Great Himalayan Ride - Leh Ladakh

Himalaya motorcycle rides

Tour Grade

Outback Moto Rides
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Duration: 14 Nights/ 15 Days

Best time to travel: June to September

Max Altitude: 5600 m

Temperature:02°C to 25°C

Distance: 1600 Kms

Best Himalayan Ride

INTRODUCTION

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Motorcycle tour to Leh & Ladakh is most demanding among adventure loving riders. Ladakh region is heaven for motorcycle riders where you like each & every corner of the region. Ladakh is the land of some of the highest passes & home of the World’s highest motorable road at 18380 feet where you have feeling to standing on the sky. Ladakh is the highest plateau of the Indian state of Kashmir where average elevation is more than 3000 meter. Our adventure motorcycle tour to Himalayas starts from Manali & we visit best part of the Ladakh region, pass some of the world’s highest passes, cross ice-cold water falls & water crossings & we visit some of the best monasteries of the Ladakh region. We conquer world’s highest pass known as Khardungla pass at 18380 feet above sea level. Moto adventure to Ladakh takes you to the some of the high altitude lakes in the Ladakh region where remote mountain beauty & culture are incredible & will impress you surely on our Himalayan motorcycle tours. Our adventure motorbike ride to Himalayas gives you lifetime memory & gives best adventure ever. Our expert & experience crew members give you all necessary information regarding your safety & look after everything so that you can enjoy ride without worrying anything. Our guided motorcycle tour to Himalayas takes you to the best places like Jispa, Tso Kar lake, Leh, Thikse, Khardungla pass, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake & other tourist place and other less explored trails famous for motorcycle riders. Ladakh is high altitude cold desert & attracts motorcycle riders to explore hiden beauty of the Himalayas in India & encourage riders to ride in the Himalayas.

Outback Moto Rides design Himalayan ride in India carefully so that our riders have best ride & we make sure that our riders must get best services even in diverse conditions of the high Himalayas. Our expert team always with you to make best tour in Himalaya & ensure your safety & comfort by providing best support which is very necessary on the Himalayan motorcycle adventure. Our guide is well certified in first aid assistance & our support vehicle really gives you support & always behind to sure everybody. Ladakh gives you best opportunity for adventure motorbike rides on highest plateau of India & a place for friendly people with rich history & great culture of Buddhism where you interact with little monks & can imagine their dedication for Buddhism.

About Leh Ladakh

Ladakh region is located in Jammu & Kashmir region & situated in North most area of India. Ladakh is highest plateau in India & has close border with Tibet so you can see lots of similarities to Tibet region. Ladakh region is a cold desert in the Himalayan region of India & is home some of the best scenic high mountains range including Karakoram. Ladakh is the land of high passes, snow clad mountains & arid land with spectacular landscapes. Leh is the capital city of the Ladakh region & offers great opportunity to explore less known region of India. Ladakh region has a great variation in temperature from 35 degree in summer & -40 degree in winter time at high altitude. Buddhist religion is the majority of the people in Ladakh region & you can visit some of the best located monasteries in Ladakh region like Thikse, Disket, Hemis & Alchi are the some names of the centers of the Buddhism in India. In the past Ladakh gained very importance because Ladakh was the main centre of the crossroads trade. Ladakh is home some of the highest lakes like Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri Lake & Tso Kar Lake & some the beautiful lakes on earth.

HIGHLIGHTS

Main Highlights

  • Most adventure ride from Manali to Leh
  • Adventure of life time in high Himalayas
  • Hilltop monasteries of Thikse, Spituk, Likir, Alchi & Lamayuru.
  • High altitude lakes of Tso Moriri Lake & Tso Kar Lake
  • World’s Highest road at Khardungla pass on 18380 feet
  • 3 highest passes on Royal Enfield bullet
  • Scenic picturesque valleys of Leh, Karzok & Lamayuru

Tour Map

Tour Grade

  • 70% paved road & 30% dirt
  • High Altitude ride
  • Suitable for experience rider
  • Mostly mountain road

Accommodations

  • Best available Hotels & camps.
  • Try Indian Food
  • Clean & decent accommodation
  • Basic facilities in hotels & camps

Pillion Rating

  • Pillion can enjoy with rider
  • Careful with potholes, Bumper & switchbacks

Adventure of lifetime

  • Total 1600 Km.
  • 11 Riding days
  • 4 days off from bike
  • Longest ride 230 km, shortest ride 80 km

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive New Delhi (India)

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Arrive New Delhi airport & our representative will give warm welcome to you with garland & a bottle of water. We recommend arriving in the morning time so that you can visit historical monuments in New Delhi & Old Delhi. Our representative will help you for smooth check in. Have hot shower, later in the afternoon we visit Humayun’s Tomb- is the finest example of the Mughal architecture & structure is little similar to Taj Mahal. It is a combination of marbles & red stones. It was built in the 15th century & we can see beautiful gardens & lawns. There are many graves of the Mughal rulers.

Qutab Minar-is 74 meters long tower of victory & it was built in the end of 11th century. 3 stories added in the 12th century. Tower was built by red stone bricks & there is much calligraphy on the wall of tower. Place is quite interesting & worth to see.

Red Fort- This monument has highest importance in the Indian history from past to present. Every year Indian Prime Minister salutes the national flag at Red fort & delivers his/her speech to the nation. A must visit monument.

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Day 2: New Delhi to Manali (550 Km)

After early breakfast you will be transferred to Delhi airport to catch flight to Kullu airport. We have only one ATR plane for this airport & sometime we have cancelled flight due to mainly weather so be ready to board the train for Chandigarh & then taxi upto Manali. If we have cancelled flight then you have to travel a long day journey otherwise you reach Manali in few hours.

Arrive Manali & check into the hotel later first time you will be introduced our Legendary Royal Enfield 500 bullet. Get some necessary instructions from our expert team leader about motorcycle & road in the Himalayas. Later we have short ride around Manali so that you become more familiar with motorcycle & mountainous road. Above programme exists only if we get flight for Kullu airport otherwise we reach Manali late in the evening.

Day 3: Manali to Jispa via Rohtang pass (140 Km Ride)

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

After breakfast we start our riding towards Jispa, a small village near Bhaga River. Today we ride over our first pass called as Rohtang pass at 3900 Meters. This pass is considered very strange pass in terms of diverse weather conditions. It is major attraction for domestic tourist specially for snow. After passing this pass we enter Spiti valley & vegetation get lesser. We stop few times for the photos & tea/coffee breaks. Arrive in Jispa & check into the hotel. Evening free for short walk in the village & spend some time near River. Enjoy evening party with us with bonfire.

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Day 4: Jispa to Tso Kar Lake (many passes, water crossings & Gata loops)(230 Km Ride)

After breakfast we start our most exciting ride towards high altitude lake in Tso Kar. Today we have long ride with many highest passes, ice-cold water crossings, spectacular scenery, lots of switchbacks & 30 km straight road on 4300 meter. On the way to lake, we stops few times for photos & tea/coffee breaks in local tea stalls on the road side. We will ride some of the best part of this trip. Arrive at camp & check into the camp. Later have drinks with bonfire in the camp.


World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Day 5: Tso Kar Lake to Leh via 2nd highest pass (160 Km Ride)

After breakfast in the camp we start our riding towards Leh city (Capital of Ladakh region) & we cross second highest pass at 17582 feet where you have spectacular glimpse of the Himalayan peaks. First we ride few km off road then we reach on Manali-Leh highway. Road conditions are much better & after the pass we get mostly paved road but lots of switchbacks. Ride carefully after pass because of sharp curves. Arrive in Leh & check into the hotel & have hot shower after spending night in the camp at 4300 meter. In the evening we have dinner in the local restaurant with drinks.

After breakfast we have sightseeing ride around Leh city where we visit some of the famous monasteries on motorcycles. First we visit Thikse Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Royal Palace & in the last we visit Spituk monastery. If time permits we will visit Shanti Gompa to see spectacular view of the Leh city. These sightseeing are much more worth & you become more familiar with Royal Enfield & mountain road. Back to the hotel & have shower. Later we have option for dine out in Local restaurant with chilled beers.

Day 6: Leh sightseeing tour (Approx. 100 Km Ride)

After breakfast we have sightseeing ride around Leh city where we visit some of the famous monasteries on motorcycles. First we visit Thikse Monastery, Hemis Monastery, Royal Palace & in the last we visit Spituk monastery. If time permits we will visit Shanti Gompa to see spectacular view of the Leh city. These sightseeing are much more worth & you become more familiar with Royal Enfield & mountain road. Back to the hotel & have shower. Later we have option for dine out in Local restaurant with chilled beers.

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Day 7: Leh to World’s highest road & Back to Leh (80 Km Ride)

After breakfast, small briefing about today’s ride from our expert road captain. Your dream comes true to conquer highest ride at 18380 feet (World’s Highest Road). Pass is 40 km from Leh city & almost half road is paved road & half is dirt road with small stone on the road. We reach on the highest pass & we take our time to capture photos of the pass with your motorcycle. We will take group picture as well. Later we take black coffee at highest pass. After having rest we continue our ride back to Leh. On arrival in Leh enjoy lunch in the restaurant. Evening free to explore Leh market by your own.

Day 8: Leh to Lamayuru via Likir Monastery (110 Km Ride)

Today we have our best ride if you are concerned about road condition & we also have some sightseeing on the way to our destination. So after breakfast we start our riding on Leh-Srinagar highway. Road is in good condition & road is paved with many spectacular slopes on the way. We ride along with Indus river & stop on the way for tea/coffee break. First we visit Basgo monastery & later we visit famous Likir monastery where you will see sitting Buddha in the monastery. Later we continue to Lamayuru. Arrive in Lamayuru & check into the guest house. Later visit monastery by walk & spend quality time there. Dinner in the guest house with bonfire.

Day 9: Lamayuru to Leh via Alchi Monastery (120 Km Ride)

After breakfast we start our riding for leh on the same route because there is no other road for Leh from Lamayuru. First we have our stop for tea/coffee break later we stop for Alchi monastery. Alchi monastery is quite old & it’s worth to visit where you see small open market for souvenirs mainly Buddhism related crafts. Good place to select something for your beloved. Later ride towards Leh. Arrive to hotel & have hot shower.

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Day 10: Leh to Tso Moriri Lake (Chumtang Area) (220 Km Ride)

After breakfast in the hotel we start our riding for another spectacular high altitude wetland area close to Tso Moriri Lake. This ride is amazing through Chumatang area. Most of the road leads through Indus River & we ride along with Indus River. En route visit many Himalayan villages & we stop on the way for tea/coffee break. We will enjoy our packed lunch close to a small lake before our destination for night stay. Later ride towards high altitude Lake Tso Moriri Lake. Last 20-25 km is off road with many slopes, surely off riders will love this small trail to lake. Lots of opportunity for photos. Arrive to camp & check into the camp. Later walk to lake.

Day 11: Tso Moriri Lake to Sarchu (230 Km Ride)

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

After breakfast we start our riding towards Sarchu. First we ride 40 km on the same route & then we take turn for Tso Kar Lake & later we come on the Leh-Manali highway same route as we taken for Tso Kar Lake. Today we have few km off road so riders enjoy different mode of adventure on legendary Royal Enfield Motorcycle. We pass more plains & later some passes like Nukeela pass, Lachungla pass, Gata Loops after pass. Arrive at Sarchu camps & check into the camp. Dinner at camp. Site is amazing as there are no permanent constructions. Camps are fixed only seasonably.

Day 12: Sarchu to Manali via Rohtang pass (230 Km Ride)

After breakfast at camp we start our motorcycle & ride for our starting destination Manali. We have to repeat same route because there is no other option. We cross Rohtang pass & stop few times on the way to Manali for tea/coffee breaks. We have our lunch on the way to Manali. Arrive in Manali & check into the hotel & have hot shower after long ride. Evening we have our dinner in the restaurant with bonfire & lots of beers.

World’s Highest Ride—Leh & Ladakhs

Day 13: Manali local tour & farewell Dinner

Today we have relaxed day & we have option to ride around Manali or if some decide to rest after Himalayan ride can do so. In the evening we have our farewell Dinner party in some good place. It is good idea to dress like locally & we will provide Himachali cap. Our farewell party includes Dinner, Music & drinks. We return back to our hotel around 10 PM so that you can get up little early.

Day 14: Manali to Delhi (280 Km Drive & 4 Hrs Train)

Today after breakfast first we take taxi to the Kalka railway station & later we catch our train to New Delhi. Arrive New Delhi around 10 PM & check into the hotel & have good sleep after long day journey to New Delhi.

Day 15: Departure to Home

Our adventure of lifetime comes to an end with transfer day. We hope everybody has lots of photos & videos to share with your family & friends for your life changing adventure in mighty Himalayas. You will be transferred to New Delhi International airport as per your flight timing.

INCLUDES

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis
  • 15 Breakfast & 12 Dinner included.
  • Flight For Delhi-Kullu (Depend on weather condition)
  • Latest Royal Enfield Bullet 500 cc
  • Fuel for entire trip, maintenance & repair
  • Expert Mechanic
  • Support vehicle for your luggage & Spare parts
  • All airport transfers & ground transfers by private vehicle
  • All monument fees on the tour
  • Personal assistance on arrival & Departure
  • Expert Team Leader with his own motorcycle
  • Mineral water, cookies & other refreshment on the trip
  • Fare Dinner in Manali with drinks
  • All Taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • Visa Fees
  • International air tickets
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

NECESSARY INFO

Below is the some necessary information regarding your motorcycle tour to India & a brief introductions to each things necessary for the tour.

Travel Documents

To visit India, you need Indian VISA, travel insurance & international driving license for motorcycle touring. You can get VISA for India by submitting your passport & other supporting documents in Indian Embassy or consulate or you can also get VISA online but for the validity for 1 month only. More informatio0n is given in FAQ section.

Temperature

As we do 6 motorcycle tours in India, 4 tours in Himalayan region, 1 in South India & 1 in Rajasthan. These 3 regions have different temperatures according to months you visit. So we will forward more details regarding climate conditions in particular months when you contact us regarding your packing list & riding gear.

Required Money

You required only INR 20000-INR 30000 if you don’t do shopping for your extra expenses like food & other expense for personal use. You can change your money in New Delhi or on the tour as well but if you are looking for best exchange rate then Delhi is the right place to change money.

Riding gear & packing list

You need all riding gear to participate on our motorcycle tour in India. Riding gear & packing list details is given in a separate section on our website.

Riding Experience

Riding experience is very important for any successful tour. Our expert travel advisors help you to choose right tour for you. Confidence plays an important role for any tour. If you are riding in your country for 2 years then we recommend participating in our tour. If you are able to ride in your city in busy hours then easily you can ride with us in India.

Your Fitness

Your fitness is very important for the Himalayan tour especially where riding on high altitudes require a good fitness. Other tour like in South India & Rajasthan require a minimum fitness & if you can climb stairs in your home then you can choose tours in South India & Rajasthan with Outback moto Rides.

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If you have decided to book this tour, please select your departure & click on Book now button below. You need to fill all the blanks in the booking form & our travel advisor will send all the necessary details regarding your selected Motorcycle tour. We will also send our account details for advance deposit where you can transfer payment through your credit/debit, Bank transfer or electronic wire transfer. After receiving payment we will send payment Invoice to you with confirmation.

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Date Price Book Here
28 June to 12 July 2017 US$ 3150/ Rider
09 August to 23 August 2017 Pillion US $ 400 discount