Over the past decade, Ladakh has developed as a major destination for adventure travelers. People from all over the world visit this cold desert to experience the unique landscape that the region has to offer. In fact, Ladakh is the prime example of a place where journey is more important than the destination itself. Traveling to Leh by road from Manali is considered to be the ultimate road trip in India despite the fact that the roads to Ladakh are open only for a short period of time.
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Day 01: Arrival in Leh(3500m)
After arriving in Leh, report at the hotel and meet the Adventure Natio team. Today is going to be an uneventful day as you are not supposed to venture out in the town, and just relax in the hotel. Flying directly to Leh from any city in India means you are going from a city in the plains to a high altitude place in just a span of a couple of hours which poses a risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) . Due to lack of vegetation, the oxygen level in Leh is extremely low and that’s why it is recommended to at least spend one day getting acclimatized. Drinking at least 3-4 litres of water is very important along with taking proper rest. Spend time in getting acquainted with the other travellers. Stay overnight.
Day 02: Leh local sightseeing
After haing breakfast, you will be visiting Magnetic hill, Pathar Sahab Gurudwara, Hall of Fame, Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Sangam Confluence. You can visit leh market in the evening. Overnight at Leh hotel.
Day 03: 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 04: 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 05: Pangong to Hanle
After breakfast we start our ride towards Hanle, It will be a great fun riding alongside the beautiful Pangong Lake. We cross Merek Village and then Chushul the will ride this route to Loma bridge and take a turn towards Hanle. It is famous for world’s highest astronomical observatory. Hit’s one of the restricted areas in Ladakh open to only domestic tourists with permits Check in to your Guest House.
Check in to your Guest House for the stay here, hotels are not available because of the remoteness. Overnight at Hanle Guest House.
Day 06: Hanle to Umling la Pass Hanle
Today will be riding to the World’s Highest Motorable pass at 19300ft. Be ready for the most exiting day of the ride. After Breakfast we will start our ride Umling La at the height of 19300ft, which is a newly opened and the Highest pass in world even higher than Khardung La. Overnight in Guest House, hotels are not available because of the remoteness.
Day 07: Hanle to Tso moriri
After breakfast check out and ride to Tsomoriri Lake enroute we will cross Ya Ya Tso (Lake) enroute cross Nurpa Pass (16,100 Ft) later cross Mahe Bridge, on the way to the Lake.. We will Arrive at Korzok by late noon. Upon arrival you can either take a walk around the Lake to enjoy the scenic beauty. Overnight stay at Hotel/Home stay/Camps Korzok(Tsomoriri)
Day 08: Tso moriri to Leh
Morning early morning breakfast. We will start our day for the last leg of the ride. On the way, We will pass Puga (Sulphur Mine), Tsokar Lake, Taglang La La Pass 17,585ft, which is the Highest motorable road in Manali Leh Highway. Arrival at Leh by evening. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 09: Departure
Depart from Leh with the beautiful memories of this trip
Package Price Details (Per person):
|Pacakge||Package Cost||Discount||Offer Price|
|Own Bike - Solo Rider Without fuel||5000||20999|
|Own Bike - with Pillion Without fuel||5000||20999|
|Single Rider with RE 350cc including fuel||5000||42999|
|Dual Rider with RE 350cc including fuel||5000||32999|
|Innova / Tempo Traveller / similar||5000||32999|
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.
Section 01: Package without Motorcycle
Section 02: Package with Motorbike
Section 03: Package with MUV
This expedition was so far was one of the most exciting journeys in my life. I never thought that those bunch of strangers in the Himalayas would become so good friends. Thanks Adventure Nation for the support and memories.
Thanks for all the efforts for making our ride safe and exciting. For me it was tough decision to go on a solo bike trip, but the people from Adventure Nation and the group made it easy for me to take the whole trip with any worries.
A heartily thank you and your team for arranging this trip for us so well. The agents were very helpful to answer all my silly questions regarding the trip. Thanks for the wonderful journey.