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Manali to Srinagar Motorbike Expedition

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Duration: 11 Days

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Located in the northern Himalayas of India, Ladakh has become one of the most sought after places to visit for adventure lovers. The picturesque landscape of Ladakh is filled with high passes, shimmering blue lakes and quaint valleys. Over the last few years, going on a motorbike trip to Ladakh has become one of the most popular biking adventures in the country. From riding on some of the highest motorable roads in the world to exploring some of the vastly beautiful valleys, Manali to Srinagar Motorbike Expedition offers a unique set of adventures. 

Apart from Ladakh, we are going to cover parts of Himachal Pradesh and the Kashmir Valley on this 11 day Manali to Srinagar Motorbike Expedition. As the name suggests, this epic adventure starts from the popular tourist town of Manali and ends in the heart of Kashmir Valley, Srinagar. During the journey, we are going to cover widely travelled places such as Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Kargil etc. Apart from the popular places, we will also visit some unexplored places such as Tsomoriri Lake and the Batalik village. The entire trip is going to be organised in the form of a group with participants from all over the country and some other parts of the world. Apart from riding, this Manali to Srinagar motorbike expedition also offers a lot of adventure in the form of camping in some of the most picturesque places on the planet.

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 00: Delhi(216m) to Manali | 530km
Arrive in Delhi on your own and in the evening to board an overnight bus to Manali. The location/time regarding the bus is going to be provided in advance.

Day 01: Arrival in Manali(2050m) 

Altitude Gain - 1729m
Highlights - Bike Allocation, Manali Exploration

Arrive in Manali in the morning and meet the Adventure Nation team at the pre-booked hotel. After resting for some time, be available to attend the orientation session conducted by our on-ground team. Later in the afternoon, the bikes will be allotted so you may take it for a spin and check if it’s aligned to your riding style. The popular places to explore in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Village, Mall road, Old Manali lane etc. You have the liberty to visit places of your own choice. Later, have dinner at the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 02: Manali to Jispa(3200m) | 140km    

Grade/Duration - Moderate/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Gain - 1150m
Highlights - Solang Valley, Rohtang La(Pass)

Today, we are going to ride towards Jispa on the much-celebrated Manali-Leh Highway. Leaving early is pivotal as we need to cross the mighty Rohtang Pass (3978m) early in the day before it gets too crowded. After crossing Rohtang, the landscape changes drastically as we enter the Lahaul and Spiti District. The lush green grasslands disappear and the barren slopes of the cold dessert take over. We continue the ride towards Jispa crossing the quaint mountain towns of Sissu and Keylong. Arrive at the destination early in the evening and have an adventurous overnight stay in tents.

Day 03: Jispa to Sarchu(4290m) | 90km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 6 Hours
Altitude Gain - 1090m
Highlights - Deepak Tal, Baralacha La, Riding along Tsarap River

Keep yourself completely hydrated by drinking a tonne of water as we are going to spend the night at above 4000mt altitude. Today’s ride is one of the shortest rides of the expedition but the adrenaline level remains high as the terrain is full of adventure. After crossing Darcha, keep riding on the Manali-Leh Highway towards Deepak Tal. The road from here starts to ascend steeply towards the treacherous Baralacha Pass(4890m), negotiating Zing Zing Bar and crossing the stunning emerald lake, known as Suraj Tal. Just after crossing Baralacha, halt for some time and have some well-deserved lunch near Bharatpur. We continue our ride to Sarchu on the same road, although the terrain gets changed quite a bit along the way and Tsarap River is visible on the left side carving and raging through the mountains. Arrive in Sarchu later in the day and be prepared for a rather uncomfortable night of sleep.

Day 04: Sarchu to Tso Moriri(4522m) | 228km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Gain - 232m
Highlights - Gata loops, Twin Passes, Tso Kar

Today’s ride is going to be an epic adventure as we ride through the martian landscape towards Tso(lake) Moriri. Just after leaving Sarchu, we start to ascend towards Nakee La(4769m), crossing the zig-zag Gata Loops which is a series of 21 hairpin bends within a span of just 7km. The descent from Nakee La is barely even finished and the ascent towards another high pass, Lachung La(5059m) begins. The descent from Lachung La brings us to the town of Pang(4600m) where we halt for Lunch. The landscape starts to change after crossing Pang and the plateau of Morey Plains starts which stretches for 45km. Shortly after, we exit the highway and take a right towards Tso Moriri. On the way, we also catch a quick glimpse of another alluring blue lake, Tso Kar. Reach Tso Moriri by the evening and stay overnight in tents.

Day 05: Tso Moriri to Leh(3500m) | 220km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Loss- 1022m
Highlights - Namashang La, Kiagar Tso, Riding on dirt tracks

Wake up to the chilly Himalayan breeze on the bank of Tso Moriri and have a heavy breakfast as today’s ride is going to require a lot of energy. We start riding towards Leh through the Karzok-Mahe-Chumthang-Upshi route. The initial phase of the ride is going to be rather rough as the road is in pretty bad shape and it’s mostly dirt tracks, though it presents us with some exhilarating adventure. Shortly after leaving Tso Moriri, we are going to pass through Tso Kiagar and then climb one of the highest passes in the region, Namashang La(5300m). After crossing the pass, the road starts to get better and the distance is covered at a much faster speed. On the way to Leh, we pass through Chumthang village, which is popular for the Chumthang Gompa. Later, after crossing Upshi, we will start riding on the Manali-Leh Highway towards Leh. After reaching the biggest town in Ladakh, stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 06: Leh to Nubra (3048m) | 160km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 7 Hours
Altitude Loss - 452m
Highlights - Khardung La, Diskit Monastery

After a rather relaxed day in Leh, we continue our expedition and start riding towards Nubra Valley through what’s considered the highest motorable road in the world i.e. Khardung La(5359m). The road towards the pass is well paved and tarred till the checkpoint near South Pullu and after crossing the checkpoint, the road starts to get slushy with loose rocks on one side. Get yourself clicked after reaching Khardung La and hit the road quickly as it is not safe to spend much time on top of the pass due to the high altitude and thin air. We stop for a quick lunch after climbing down from the pass and then continue our journey. After riding for another couple of hours, we make a brief stop to visit the 32m high Maitreya Buddha statue in Diskit Monastery. Our arrival in the valley will be welcomed by the white sand dunes and the sightings of the double-hump Bactrian camels grazing. Stay overnight at the hotel/campsite.

Day 07: Nubra to Pangong(4250m) | 260km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Gain -1202m
Highlights - Riding along Shyok River, Water Crossings 

After having breakfast, we start riding towards the most photographed destination in Ladakh, Pangong Lake. Despite the fact that we are not going to cross any high pass today, the ride should be quite interesting as we ride on the much less travelled road via Shyok. Most of our ride is going to be along the beautiful Shyok River and through the villages like Agham, Shyok, Durbuk and Tangste. The road remains slushy along with some exciting water crossings and rocky terrain so being cautious is important. After crossing Durbuk, the last stretch of the ride is going to be along the lake. From the very first glimpse, the lake leaves an everlasting impression on the visitors. Get yourself photographed and just admire the wonder that is this shimmering blue lake. Overnight stay in tents. 

Day 08: Pangong to Leh(3500m) | 150km    

Grade/Duration - Moderate/Approx. 5 Hours
Altitude Loss - 750m
Highlights - Chang La, Druk White Lotus School

Wake up to an enchanting sunrise over Pangong Tso and recommence your Ladakh expedition. Today we are going to ride the same route that we rode yesterday and after crossing Durbuk, we will start climbing the third highest motorable pass in the world, Chang La(5360m). After crossing Chang La, we halt for Lunch. After eating, we start our journey to Lah via Karu from where we start riding on the Manali-Leh Highway. Just before reaching Leh, we are going to pass through the Thiksey monastery and the popular Druk White Lotus School. There will be a short halt to explore the monastery and take some pictures. After riding for approximately an hour, we will arrive in Leh for the second time during the expedition. Stay Overnight.

Day 09: Leh to Kargil(2676m) via Batalik | 265km    

Grade/Duration - Moderate/Approx. 8 Hours
Altitude Loss - 824m
Highlights - Riding along Indus River, Batalik

The ride from Leh to Kargil takes relatively less time as the roads are in pretty decent condition. We bid adieu to Leh and follow the mighty Indus River towards Kargil on the Leh-Srinagar Highway. The landscape is mesmerizing all along the way as we ride through a spectacular moonscape to reach Khalsi. From Khalsi, you may take a left and ride to Kargil via Lamayuru or you keep following the Indus and ride to Kargil via Batalik. We take the latter option and keep riding for a few hours until we reach the village of Batalik, which is relevant for its strategic location between Leh, Kargil and Baltistan. After riding through the day, we reach the second biggest town in Ladakh i.e. Kargil. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 10: Kargil to Srinagar(1585m) | 202km    

Grade/Duration - Difficult/Approx. 7 Hours
Altitude Loss - 1091m
Highlights - Dras War Memorial, Zoji La

Wake up the chilly Himalayan air and get ready for what is going to be one of the most incredible riding experiences. We check out of our accommodation and start riding towards the Kashmir Valley via Dras, which is regarded as the second coldest inhabited place on earth. Just before reaching Dras, we take a short break at the Dras War Memorial. After Dras, we start riding uphill towards Zoji La(3528m) and the views from the top are just indescribably beautiful. After crossing the pass we enter the breathtaking valley of Sonamarg which is a major tourist destination. Another couple of hours of riding through the valley take us to Srinagar. Stay overnight in a houseboat/hotel.

Day 11: Departure from Srinagar
Today marks the last day of this legendary 11 days motorcycling adventure. Have a relaxed breakfast with your fellow riders in the hotel and get on with your journey back home.

Trip Ends.

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My Dream Ladakh Trip by Bike
My Dream Ladakh Trip by Bike

Package Details

Manali to Srinagar Motorbike Expedition

Price (Per Person):   ` 30,999
Duration:   11 Days
Cancellation Policy   |   Payment Policy

Maximum Altitude: 17580 feet
Region: Ladakh/Srinagar
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Package Price Details:

Package Pacakge Cost Discount

Offer Price

Own Bike - Solo Rider Without fuel 30999 5000 25999
Own Bike - with Pillion Without fuel 30999 5000 25999
Single Rider with RE 350cc including fuel 53999 5000 48999
Dual Rider with RE 350cc including fuel 40499 5000 35499
Innova / Tempo Traveller 45999 5000 40999
Single sharing Supplement Cost 10500 0 10500
500cc Motorbike Upgrade NA NA NA
Himalayan Motorbike Upgrade 9600 0 9600
Gear - Elbow Guard + Knee Guard + Gloves 850 0 850

COVID 19 related Terms & Condition :
Adventure Nation shall follow Covid 19 Protocols as per the government guidelines applicable to it. However, it is made clear, that the individual participants are responsible for maintaining all such protocols and guidelines that are applicable at his/her own level towards the prevention and spread of Covid 19. If any participants develop any symptoms around Covid 19, it shall immediately inform the Adventure Nation's team who shall then follow and adopt all such measures as it deems fit under the situation. Adventure Nation's decision shall be final and all participants shall abide by the above conditions to ensure safely of himself/herself and the people around.

Adventure Nation shall not be liable for any loss, cost, expense, damage, delay, missed connections, or any other consequential damages or losses which may be the direct or indirect result  of any actions taken by it as stated above.

 

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Inclusions:

Section 01: Package without Motorcycle

  1. Accommodation in Hotels / Camps / Guest Houses on double/triple sharing from Day 01 to Day 10
  2. Meals - Breakfast and Dinner. Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on Day 11
  3. Volvo tickets from Delhi to Manali or Chandigarh to Manali
  4. Services of the experienced trip leader and motorbike Mechanic
  5. Back up the vehicle for a group of more than 10 motorbikes
  6. First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder at dispersal with the trip leader
  7. Inner Line permits worth Rs. 800/-
  8. Adventure Insurance (Heli Evac & AMS Covered) worth Rs. 1500/-
  9. Facility to carry luggage in a vehicle restricted to 1 Rucksack / Duffle bag of 60 Litres per motorbike

 

Section 02: Package with Motorbike

  1. Everything that is included in section 01
  2. Royal Enfield 500cc motorbike
  3. Helmet for both rider and pillion
  4. Motorbike Fuel for the complete trip as per the itinerary
  5. Extra fuel for back up

Section 03: Package with MUV

  1. Everything that is included in Section 01
  2. Transport in a MUV like Tempo Traveller / Toyota Innova / Mahindra Xylo / Mahindra Scorpio from Day 02 to Day 10 as per the group size

Exclusions:

  • 5% GST
  • Personal expenses like Telephone, Laundry, Tips and Table Drinks etc.
  • Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions”
  • Airport, Railway station or Bus stop pick up or drop
  • The cost of any spare part will be used due to the accidental damage incurred when the motorbike is in the rider’s possession.
  • The cost incurred to transfer or tow the motorbike in case it is dropped on the way.
  • Vehicle servicing or maintenance cost
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in package inclusions
  • 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.)
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Any cost incurred due to extension, change of itinerary due to natural calamities, road, blocks, vehicle breakdown, union issues and factors beyond our control
  • Additional accommodation/food cost incurred due to any delay

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