If adventure is your thing and motorbike expeditions are on your mind then you just cannot afford to miss a bike tour to Leh Ladakh. This motorbike trip starting and ending in Chandigarh takes you full circuit covering places like Jammu, Patnitop, Srinagar, Leh and Manali, making for an extremely unique and one of its kind routes.
This bike trip, in addition to quenching your thirst for adventure, would also take you through ways and routes you might not have explored before. It gives you the perfect opportunity to travel through 3 Indian states, discovering new cultures, staying at hotels, houseboats and camps, making everyday a new experience.
Come join us for this 11 day motorbike expedition and feel the thrill like never before!
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DAY 1: CHD - JAMMU - PATNITOP (400 KMS)
Today we embark on our road trip to the land of lakes, high passes & mountain deserts through a different route via Patnitop near Jammu. It is a calm and quiet hill town in Jammu district surrounded with pine forests and is ideal for nature walks. Spend a night here.
DAY 2: PATNITOP - SRINAGAR (200 KMS)
Today we proceed further towards Srinagar through the famous Jawahar tunnel. Enroute we will witness some of the most stunning sceneries as we enter the Kashmir valley. Reach Srinagar and spend a night in a houseboat / hotel. Evening you can walk around the famous boulevard area near Dal Lake.
DAY 3: SRINAGAR- SONAMARG- ZOZI LA PASS (11319 ft.)- DRASS- KARGIL (200 KMS)
Today we will ride the most famous tourist places of Kashmir valley like Sonamarg famous for glacial views. We will cross Zozila pass to visit War Memorial at Drass renowned for being the coldest place on earth and later head to the land of martyrs, Kargil. We will arrange an evening bonfire and stay the night in Camps.
DAY 4: KARGIL- NAMIK LA (12139 ft.) - FOTU LA (13451 ft.) - LAMAYURU-LEH (210 KMS)
Today we will start very early in the morning as we strive to enter Leh city post visiting Lamayuru, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery which is enroute. It is one of the largest and oldest Gompas in Ladakh with a population of close to 150 permanent monks residing there. Spend overnight in the hotel at Leh.
DAY 5: IN AND AROUND LEH
Today spend the day at leisure doing individual activities to get acclimatized at such a high altitude. You can visit the local markets and several monasteries like Hemis Gompa, Shey palace or Leh palace, Shanti Stupa etc. Get to know local culture and cuisines and stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY 6: LEH – KHARDUNG LA (17582 ft.) – NUBRA (DISTANCE - 112 KMS)
The names mentioned above need no introduction. World’s highest motor-able road is one of the prime focuses of the tour. Spend some time in the pass and enjoy the panoramic view of the Indus and Zanskar Himalayan Ranges. Overnight stay in Nubra.
DAY 7: NUBRA - LEH (115 KMS)
Today we return to Leh and stay overnight at Leh.
DAY 8: LEH -CHANG LA- PANGONG TSO (120 KMS)
Today we will cover the third highest Motor-able road which is Chang La to get to one of the most popular crystal blue brackish lakes of Ladakh, Pangong. We will spend some time near the lake and then check in to our tented accomodtaion for an overnight stay in Pangong.
DAY 9: PANGONG - LEH
Return to Leh today for an overnight stay.
DAY 10: LEH -TANGLANG LA (17470 ft.) -MOREY PLAINS-PANG-LACHULUNG LA (16597 ft.)-NAKI LA (15551 ft.) - SARCHU (270 KMS)
Today we will start our journey to one of the 10 most scenic routes in the world: The Leh-Manali highway. We will pass through the 40 KM stretch of the high altitude plain and grassland of Morey Plains with almost 200 sq km of area, cross the famous Lachung La and Naki La as we reach Sarchu where we put up our tents for an overnight stay.
DAY 11: SARCHU – KEYLONG - MANALI (230 KMS)
Today we will cross the Baralacha La and enter Himachal Pradesh to reach Keylong, headquarter to the Lahaul region of Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. We reach the famous hill town of Manali crossing the Rohtang Pass, said to be one of the most scenic passes in Indian Himalayas. Stay at Manali and enjoy the pristine beauty of green town.
DAY 12: MANALI-BILASPUR-CHANDIGARGH (APPROX 300 KMS)
Ride through the NH 21 to reach Chandigarh as the tour ends there.
Departure Dates for 2018:
31st May, 14th June, 28th June, 12th July, 26th July, 9th Aug, 23rd Aug, 6th Sept
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Total Distance: 2090 kms
Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Maximum Altitude: 18175 feet
Best Time to go: May to September
Motorcycle Renting Details:
Rental for bike rider: Rs.1500/Day (Royal Enfield Bullet, 350 cc)
Rental for pillion rider: Rs. 750/Day
Refundable Deposit: Rs. 20000
Patnitop : Subhas Palace / similar
Srinagar : Houseboat Monalisa / similar
Kargil: Zozila residency / similar
Leh : Zikzik Holidays / similar
Hunder( Nubra Valley): Chamba Camps / similar
Spangmik ( Pangong): Nature's Nest Camp/ similar
sarchu : Antrek Camps/ similar
Jispa: padma Lodge/ similar
Manali : Thunder World Club ( wooden cottages ) / similar
It was an incredible experience! The high passes of Manila-Leh Highway left me speechless! Thank you Adventure Nation for an unforgettable trip to the mountains.
It was the most amazing journey to Leh Ladakh and truly best experience I had travelling with Adventure Nation. Best in terms of management, accommodation, hotel/camp stay, food and most important bikes.
I thank you for providing best service and keep up the good work.
The way the team motivated us every day to drive ahead without worrying about the route was what all I needed on my first trip!