DISCOVER LADAKH MOTOR BIKE TOUR-$1550
This 11 Nights 12 Days biking trip in Ladakh is going to give you the opportunity to ride on some of the highest roads of the Himalayan. The tour will gives us a unique experience of the nature and you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of Ladakh. The tour start with one day local sightseeing in Manali today will be a test ride. On route we will visit Pangong Lake, Tsokar Lake, Tsomoriri Lake and Nubra.
|Tour Route||Leh- Lamyuru- Nubra- Pangong- Leh|
|Tour Duration||12 Days|
|Best Season||June -July- August- September|
|Riding hrs.||5 – 9 hrs / Day|
In morning we come to pick you up at the Kullu Airport or at the bus station and drive you to your hotel. Our representatives are there to provide you all the services and soon you’ll be introduced to the bikes and Team who will tell you all the details about the tour. Be ready to ride, explore, discover while learning how to survive in Himalayas! Go-Pro Cameras on helmets, riding gears, Royal Enfield Bikes, let’s start riding around Manali valley with Adventure activities!
On that day we start our ride along the mighty Beas River through several charming villages and will cross the 4050 m Rohtang pass, the first and lowest of the main passes on the way to Leh. There you will enjoy the view on the top of Rohtang, from where you can see the snow white peaks of Lahaul Mountains that contrast with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags along the way. Following our road to Keylong, you will surely note the solitude of the region.Strange, exciting, primitive mountainous and delightful, Keylong stands out as oasis of greenery in the district among the white and brown mountain. Rudyard Kipling said of the region "Surely the God live here, this no place for men." Lahaul and Spiti have hardly changed with the time. People still live the way they used to live and strongly believe in conserving nature. Valley, river, mountains and green landscape makes Keylong region an exciting picturesque destination for bikers and aside from its amazing landscape, the vicinity of Keylong offers several places, temples, monasteries and bazaar which are worth visiting. After a full day of amazing discoveries and explorations, we’ll spend the night in the peaceful village of Jispa .
Leaving last permanently inhabited point, we are ready to enter in the pure Himalayan wilderness. We’ll ride on a torturous zigzag shaped uphill road that lies in the shadow of the
hanging glacier to Baralach La (4900m). Further, at Lachulung La, you can see incredible natural sculpture built by the wind blowing through the rocks of a canyon that reminds one of a scenery in Arizona. We enter in the More Plains on a long, wide and straight road. The More Plain is home to many species of animals like the Tibetan wild ass or kiang, wild horses, marmots.If you are lucky, you can even spot Changspa nomads camping in the surreal landscape of the More Plains. Flanked by beautiful mountains on both sides, this area is a major attraction to the Bikers heading towards Leh from Manali. This huge ‘top-of-the-world’ plateau presents a landscape unlike anything else on your journey. Uninhabitable area, with no construction and also no population, there you will probably spend the most peaceful sleep of your life…
Let’s start our ride in direction of Leh! We follow an endless strip of asphalt loops that look like scratched into the reddish cliffsbefore reaching to Tanglang La,5330 m of altitude, the world’s second highest motorable pass. From the top, we start our descent which will lead us to our main destination: Leh.
On this day we will take a short break from the long ride to see more of Ladakh’s main sights. India’s "Little Tibet" was highly influenced by the presence of Singge Namgyall, the greatest king of Ladakh, who decided to open the famous trade route to Central Asia region. In 1974 the region was opened for visitors and since 2002 has a substantial number of tourists. Nowadays, Leh is the most important town and the capital of Ladakh region. With 27,513 inhabitants and an altitude of 3524m, the town tripled its size in the last two decades and became a focal point for sightseeing. In addition of its many cultural places and monuments (Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Leh Mosque, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa...) mostly influenced by a Tibetan secular architecture, you will find great enjoyment losing yourself in the small charming narrow streets, going to meet local people and hang around in the small craft shops and markets.
From Leh, we are ready to explore the fabulous Nubra Valley, a high altitude cold desert (about 3028m altitude) with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds. On the road, we will travel over the Khardung La pass listed in Guinness World Records as it is 5602m high! The world's highest motorable pass. After taking again your breath, we start entering in the Nubra Valley where you will be impressed by the incredible diversity of its landscapes. Snow-capped peaks, Rocky Mountains full of surprising contrasts and colors, and at its base sand dunes, bordered by an abundant vegetation and its river. You will fully enjoy visiting the Diskit Monastery where is exhibited the 35 meters statue of Maitreya Buddha, go swimming in the Nubra River, riding on the back of camels or just taking a walk in that unusual surroundings.
After taking advantage a last time of this wonderful place, we will begin our trip back to Leh, making a halt in Panamik. This little village ispopular for its hot springs which are considered therapeutic for several skin infections due to the presence of sulphur and other minerals. So get your swimsuits!
We will start in the early morning to ride to Pangong Lake. With a size of 700 km², a depth of 100m and an altitude of 4350m, Pangong Lake is also called "long narrow enchanted lake" by the Tibetans. Although its water is salty, the lake freezes completely over in winter.We will stay there for one night, camping in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world!
Be ready for the next mother’s nature masterpiece! With a depth of 105m and a size of 120 Km², this lake is located at an altitude of 4595m and is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region, entirely within India. The captivating color of the lake surrounded by majestic mountains, the incredible wealth of fauna and flora will make you feel like in a veritable heaven upon earth. This place is such peaceful that after nightfall, you could hear only your own heartbeat... or the roar of a snow Leopard!
We begin our journey in direction of Tso Kar Lake, a fluctuating salt lake situated at 4530m altitude. It is known for its size (22 km²) and depth (95m) but also for its incredible bird abundance and diversity. After appreciating an immense and sumptuous panorama showing nature at its best, we take the road again towards Sarchu, (also known as Sir Bhum Chun), a major halt point with tented accommodation. We will spend the night there at an altitude of 4290m!
From Sarchu, we begin to ride back in direction of Manali , through the wonderful region of Keylong that will still captivate you with its unique and majectic landscape. Back to Manali where our riding days come to the end. For our last night a warm farewell with camp fire, barbecue and guitar live show will be organized with Hardev Motors Team.
We hope that you spent an enjoyable trip with us.
End of the tour. In the morning, you are free to do some shopping for the family and friends. Shawls, Tweed jackets, costume jewelry, Tibetan handicrafts are the local arts and crafts that you can find easily in Manali and for a reasonable price. After lunch, a transfer to Manali bus station will be organized by our team as per your schedule
As one of the leading trekking and tour companies in Ladakh, we guarantee safety, satisfaction, and lasting memories of your experience with you.