Motorbiking in Ladakh, is one of the topmost wishes for any motorbiker across the world. With a very small window of favourable season it becomes very difficult to plan this dream trip easily. The daily work routines and the responsibilities in life always comes in between your trip due to long holidays required for Leh Ladakh bike trip. This AN Xperience Leh Motorbike Tour is perfect for you, this trip is short and precise. Carefully tailored so that you can complete all the major destinations of Ladakh like Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Khardung La Pass and Leh city in a very short span of 6 days.
Above the normal package, AN Xperience trips have the features which makes it a special and memorable experience. You get to choose your motorbike between Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc which is a class apart offroader and the Royal Enfield Classic 500cc, which have proved its performance in Ladakh region since the motorbiking started in Ladakh. The road captain will be a highly experienced professional who has got himself seasoned with years of leading motorbiking expeditions across the world. The road captain and the hospitality manager of the trip will be Wilderness First Aid qualified and trained to cater any kind of emergencies. The convoy will be escorted by a back up van which will have a hospitality manager and mechanic seated with oxygen cylinders, basic first aid kit and basic spare parts for the motorbikes. To ensure highest safety standards the trip is limited to a small group size, which ensures individual attention to every rider and every participant is insured with adventure insurance. The non riding participants can book a seat in a multi utility vehicle like Toyota Innova or Mahindra Xylo. To ensure good comfort, there will not be more than 5 people in a car. The accommodation is carefully selected for the better service, quality and comfort will be on twin sharing.
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Day 01: Arrival in Leh
On arrival in Leh our representative will be there outside the airport to receive and drive you to the pre booked hotel in Leh. Most of the flights to Leh arrive early morning and the last flight lands before noon. Leh city is just 10 minutes drive from the airport.
There are a few very important things which you have to be careful on landing in Leh. Leh is at an average altitude of 3500m which is considered to be high. At high altitude the air is thin,due to low atmospheric pressure, which means your body will be deprived of oxygen. To overcome this situation your body needs to adjust with this altitude and the process is called acclimatisation. Usually a human body takes about 24 to 72 hours to acclimate properly. Until you acclimatise properly, you should exert your body too much. The thumb rule for better and fast acclimatisation is improper rest, drinking lots of fluid and avoiding heavy food, alcohol and smoke.
Considering the requirement of acclimatisation you are advised to take proper rest the whole day in the premises of the hotel itself and do not venture out. Drink lots of warm fluids, and have light food from the hotel itself. Our team will be there to assist, help, support and advice you at all times.
Day 02: Rest and acclimatization in Leh
Today you wake up at leisure, you must be feeling much better than the previous night but that does not mean that you have acclimatised properly. Continue to take things easy, the road captain and the crew will give a detailed briefing on the upcoming trip and do a gear check of your bags in the morning hours. After lunch we go to visit some interesting places in Leh like the confluence of Riven Zanskar and River Indus, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, and Hall of fame.
We reach back in the hotel by the late evening and prepare for the next day’s ride. Go for an early sleep after a scrumptious dinner.
Day 03:Leh to Nubra Valley | 160KMS | 6 to 7Hrs
Today, we start our ride to Nubra Valley through the highest motorable road Khardung La Pass at 5359m. We need permits to continue towards the Nubra Valley and then to Pangong Tso as per our schedule. The crew facilitates the permits the day prior itself for the smooth start of our ride. Being the first day of the trip it will take some time for you to get used to riding in a group. Not to worry, that is where our road captain’s experience and knowledge comes to work. He will be teaching you a few simple hand signals and tricks which you can use for a smooth ride.
The road towards Khardungla is well paved and tarred till South Pullu and checkpoint before the pass, from here to North Pullu which is about 15KMS from Khardung La is unpaved and mostly muddy, loose rocks and melting snow. Once in Khardung La we will have some quick photo sessions and continue our ride. Due to very thin air and high altitude, it is not safe and advisable to stay for a longer time on top of the pass. We ride down to reach North Pullu to have our lunch. We finish our formalities in the checkpoint and select a dhaba with good seating arrangements and nice food for scrumptious lunch. Here there are many restaurants and hotels to select from and we get pretty much every kind of Indian and Tibetan food to order from.
After lunch, we continue our ride towards Nubra Valley. It is a beautiful valley which is also where the River Shyok, a tributary of River Indus, meets River Shyok. The valley formed actually separates the great Himalayan ranges from Karakoram ranges in Ladakh. After crossing the village Khalsar, the road forks towards Siachen on the right which leads to the villages like Sumur and Panamik along the Nubra River. We will continue towards the left leading us to the headquarters of Nubra Valley Diskit and then to Hunder. A quick stop to visit the 32m high Maitreya Buddha statue in Diskit monastery and continue towards Hunder. Between Deskit and Hunder lies the famous the white sand dunes of Nubra Valley where the amazing double-humped Bactrian camels graze. Enjoy some quality time in the dunes along with a few good photo sessions and camel rides. We reach Hunder and check in to the luxury camp pre-booked. Staying in Nubra will be much more comfortable than in Sarchu due to the lower altitude and better greenery.
Day 04: Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso Lake | 240KMS | 8 to 9Hrs
We check out from the camps after breakfast and start our ride towards the much-awaited Pangong Tso Lake. Today’s ride is unique because of two major things, one, we will not cross any high altitude passes today and two, it is one of the least travelled routes in the whole trip. The outer world came to know about this route from Nubra to Pangong Tso via Agham and Shyok village only about a decade ago. It became very popular since the last couple of years when the road conditions became better. Earlier the option to reach Pangong Tso from Nubra was coming back all the way to Leh and then taking the route crossing Chang La Pass to the lake or another treacherous and unpredictable route of crossing Wari La pass and Changla.
Most of our ride will be along the beautiful Shyok river and crossing the major villages like Agham, Shyok, Durbuk and Tangste. There will be few deep water crossings, rocky patches and some slushy wobbly patches. We have our lunch at Durbuk, good options and a variety of vegetarian food is available here like Chowmein, Thupka, Instant noodles, Daal Rice etc. After Durbuk we ride straight towards Tangste and then to Spangmik, riding along the lake in the last stretch.
We check-in into the luxury camps pre-booked and spend our late evening stroll along the serene lake. The expansion, beauty and the calmness of the lake can take anybody to a natural trance provoking the inner happiness and satisfaction.
Day 05: Pangong Tso Lake to Leh | 160KMS | 5 to 6Hrs
Enjoy the beauty of the lake with rising Sun and later reach camp for breakfast. We pack and leave towards Leh after breakfast. On the way, we will visit the spot where the famous 3 Idiots movie climax scene was shot. Spend some time there for a few photos and say a quick Goodbye to the mesmerising Pangong Tso Lake. The road towards Leh is pretty good except for a few muddy patches.
Soon after leaving Pangong Tso lake, we will cross the villages like Lukung, Tangste and Durbuk. We start our climb towards Chang La pass at 5360m after crossing Durbuk. We have our lunch at village Sakti which is about an hour and half from Chang La. The major delicacies available would be dal rice, rajma rice, paratha, chowmein etc. Once the lunch is done we restart our ride and continue towards Leh, Karu is the next village and from here we join the Manali Leh Highway. Before reaching Leh we will come across the major monasteries of Leh like Thiksey and Shey. There are many spots on the highway where you can take some great pictures of Thiksey just like the one in a postcard!
Being the last night at Leh on the whole trip, we ensure that it is going to be a special one. A gala dinner is what we plan on tonight along with certificate and souvenir distribution with some great photo sessions.
Day 06: Flyout from Leh
The vehicles will be ready in the morning to drop you back to the airport as per your flight timings.
Package Price Details:
|Own Bike - Solo Rider Without fuel||0|
|Own Bike - with Pillion Without Fuel / per person||0|
|Single Rider including fuel||39999|
|Dual Rider including fuel / per person||32999|
|Innova / Xylo / per person||37999|
Section 01: Package without Motorcycle
1. Accommodation in Hotels / Camps on double sharing from Day 01 to Day 05
2. Meals - All Breakfast and Dinner. Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 06
3. Services of the experienced Road Captain, Hospitality Manager and motorbike Mechanic
4. Services of the backup vehicle
5. First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder at dispersal in the back up vehicle
6. Half-day sightseeing in Leh Ladakh on Day 02
7. Inner Line permits
8. Adventure Insurance (Heli Evac & AMS Covered)
9. Facility to carry luggage in a vehicle restricted to 1 Rucksack / Duffle bag of 60 Litres per motorbike
10. Reflector Jackets for riders and pillion riders
11. Leh Airport transfers
12. Trip completion certificate
Section 02: Package with Motorbike
1. Everything that is included in section 01
2. Royal Enfield Himalayan 410cc or Classic 500cc
3. Motorbike Fuel for the complete trip as per the itinerary
4. Helmet for both rider and pillion
5. Extra Fuel for backup
Section 03: Package with MUV
1. Everything that is included in Section 01
2. Transport in an MUV like Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo 02 to Day 05
1. Personal expenses like Telephone, Laundry, Tips, Table Drinks etc.
2. Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions”
3. Cost of any spare part which will be used due to the accidental damage incurred when the motorbike is in the rider’s possession.
4. Cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way.
5. Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost
6. Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in package inclusions
7. Security deposit per motorbike of Rs. 10,000/- . As per the deposit policy (This is refundable at the end of the trip if there is no damage or spare parts used.)
8. Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
9. Any cost incurred due to extension, change of itinerary due to natural calamities, road, blocks, vehicle breakdown, union issues and factors beyond our control
10. Additional accommodation / food cost incurred due to any delay
11. Riding Gears for rider like Knee pads and Elbow guards
12. GST at 5%
13. Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusions section