Get ready to be enthralled as you escape to the paradise of Ladakh, and explore the rugged valleys, endless hills, snow-peaked mountains, barren lands and one of the most off-beat trails in India. The scenic beauty of Ladakh will take your breath away! Get ready for the ultimate adventurous Motorbike ride you always wanted to be a part of! You will love to ride on those curvy roads and the meet the mystical Lamas and explore the centuries old monasteries that still have that charm to spellbind you. The captivating sight of Nimu or Nimo, which is the point of confluence of two rivers, Indus and Zanskar will capture your heart with its beauty. Nimu is the place for river rafting in Ladakh. Only Ladakh can surprise you with changing colors of sky and lakes, from sunrise to sunset! Every place you visit and every landscape you come across, you will be astonished and you will actually have to pinch yourself to believe that it is for real and not out of a magical story!
The Land of high Passes- Ladakh is situated between the mighty Karakoram Range and Himalayan Ranges which offer the endmost thrill and adventure! For 9 days it will be you, the bike and the mountains! Push the limits and take the ultimate adventure to Ladakh on this motorbike expedition to Ladakh! The colorful Tibetan flags will be a welcoming sight as soon as you enter the region! Ladakh covers most of the Northern Himalayan region offering the most picture perfect landscapes. Get the perfect mixture of rugged beauty and adventure and start the journey!
Another notable fact about Ladakh is that it is a land of high altitudes and clear skies, making it an important place for astronomy. So make sure to keep your cameras ready after sundown, and it would also come in handy to learn some night photography tips and tricks before embarking on this thrilling motorbike expedition from Manali to Ladakh.
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Day 00: Delhi - Manali (560 kms)
Reach Delhi bus stand on your own and board the Volvo bus to Manali at 4 PM. It is an overnight journey and takes around 13 hours to reach complete.
Day 01: Manali
Arrive in Manali by morning and check in to the hotel. You will be appointed with your motorbikes in the afternoon. Test the bikes and take a short guided tour of Manali. Spend the night at Manali.
Day 02: Manali - Keylong - Jispa (130 kms)
Manali will give you pure bliss in the morning with a mesmerizing sunrise over the mountains! Have your breakfast and start riding towards Jispa crossing Keylong. You will cross the famous Rohtang Pass which is a sight to behold. Continue riding along the banks of rivers Chandra and Bhaga. Arrive at Jispa by evening and check in to the camps. Spend the night at the camps.
Day 03: Jispa - Baralacha Pass - Sarchu (90 kms)
Have breakfast in the morning and continue riding towards Sarchu crossing the Baralacha Pass. Visit the Deepak and Suraj Tal Lakes and many other beautiful water streams on the way. After reaching Sarchu, check in to the camps and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 04: Sarchu - Leh (253 kms)
The real adventure starts today as you cross the famous 22 Gata Loops on the Manali-Leh Highway and cross Tanglang La, the second highest motorable pass in the world. You will reach Leh by late evening. Check in to the hotel/guest house and take rest.
Day 05: Leh
Replenish your energies with a healthy breakfast and enjoy your rest day at Leh. The first half of the day is saved for a regular check-up of the bike and gears. Thereafter, spend your day sightseeing.
Stop by the Leh Palace and enjoy the splendid panoramic views of the Stok Kangri and Ladakh mountain ranges from the terrace and explore the museum exhibiting artefacts close to 450 years old. Later head to the Shanti Stupa perched upon the hilltop in the Changspa region. Constructed to endorse world peace and to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism, this monument is known to hold the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself.
The evening is saved for exploring the colourful markets of Leh and getting insights into the lives of the warm, local people here.
Day 06: Leh – Khardungla Pass – Nubra Valley
Wake up to a stunning morning in Leh and be enchanted by the morning sights before you embark upon your journey to the beautiful Nubra valley. On your way touch base at the world’s highest motorable pass called Khardung La at 18,490 feet - the ultimate biker’s experience. All the expertise of your biking experience will be called upon as you ride on roads made of gravel and dirt – making it an exceptional biking adventure.
As you arrive at Nubra, you will be greeted by a cold mountain desert and be mesmerized by the brash slopes and the gorgeous dunes; the image will be imprinted in your mind forever.Nightfall brings with it an opportunity to camp in the Nubra Valley.
Day 07: Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso (120 km)
Gear up for the adventure this day holds for you, it is for sure going to blow your mind. Instead of simply returning to Leh, you will now head to the Pangong Tso lake. This road provides for the actual thrill of riding in Ladakh. If off-roading and river crossing were on your biking adventure list, this day accommodates everything.
From the very first glimpse of it, Pangong Lake is known to leave a lasting impression on visitors. Take the narrow stretch of land that leads you directly to the lake and be greeted by a huge mass of water that stretches over a 100 km and extends from India to China. Click memorable pictures with the deep azure water or just stand there mesmerized by the lake’s beauty – the experience is nothing short of exceptional. Overnight stay at Pangong.
Day 08: Pangong Tso to Leh (120 km)
Wake up to an enchanting sunrise over Pangong Tso and recommence your bike expedition to Leh Ladakh. On the way, see the famed school that was used as an off-studio location in the hit Hindi film, 3 Idiots.
Day 09: Leh - Flyout
June - 4, 18, 19
July - 2, 16, 22,
August - 13, 27, 26
September - 10
|Own Bike - Solo Rider Without fuel||Rs. 24000/- per person|
|Own Bike - with Pillion Without Fuel||Rs. 24000/- per person|
|Single Rider with RE 350cc including fuel||Rs. 45000/- per person|
|Dual Rider with RE 350cc including fuel||Rs. 34000/- per person|
|Innova / Tempo Traveller||Rs. 35000/- per person|
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.