About the Ladakh Bike Trip :
Ladakh The land of high altitude passes, snow capped mountains, cold desert, silent monasteries and mysterious culture. It has everything to appeal any kind of traveller. Its the dream destination of every traveller, adventure seeker and it never disappoints you in any term.Trans Himalayan route which connects Leh from Manali offers a lot of spectacular views and challenges. Each high altitude pass is having its own uniqueness right from Rohatang Pass to Baralacha La to Gata Loops to Tanglang La to Chang la to Khardung La. It gives you immense pleasure to drive /ride on these roads.Sightseeing of Ladakh cannot be completed without visiting picturesque Pangong lake and scenic Nubra Valley. Experience the enchanting theme of mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” which connects your mind & soul while visiting Monasteries.
Outing Dates : 17th-30th June 2017
Day 00 – 16th June 2017
Mumbai to Chandigarh – Board Paschim Express from Bandra Terminus by 10:30 am.
Day 01 – 17th June 2017
Chandigarh – Reach Chandigarh by 05:00 pm. Check in hotel and collect your bikes from Cargo office. Late evening introduction and briefing session followed with dinner. Overnight stay at Hotel Shagun or Similar
Day 02 – 18th June 2017
Chandigarh to Manali (300 kms) – Chandigarh – Ambala – Sundernagar – Roopnagar – Mandi – Kulu – Manali
Gear up for the very first day of the most awaited Ladakh bike ride. It will be the longest leg of the bike expedition. Post breakfast, start riding towards Manali via Roopnagar, Sundarnagar, Mandi and Kullu. Late evening arrival at Manali. Overnight stay at Hotel Sunpark or Similar
Day 03 – 19th June 2017
Manali Sightseeing (day for acclimatization) – After a full day ride, it is time to explore Manali ! Enjoy the local sight- seeing at Manikaran, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley (on your own). You may also shop few spare parts of bikes or give it for servicing. Overnight stay at Hotel Sunpark or Similar
Day 04 – 20th June 2017
Manali to Jispa (120 kms) – Manali- Rohtang Pass- Koksar- Tandi- Keylong
Early morning wake up call. Have healthy breakfast and start the bike ride from Manali to Jispa. Cross the very first challenge of the trip-Rohtang pass (13,050 fts from MSL). Refuel your bike at Tandi (last petrol pump on this road till leh). Enroute lunch at Keylong. Early evening arrival at Jispa. Evening explore Jispa village and beautiful riverside of Bhaga River. Overnight stay at Hotel Ibex or Similar
Day 06 – 21st June 2017
Jispa to Sarchu ( 90 kms) – Keylong- Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu
Shortest but the toughest road to drive ! Start the ride from Jispa to Sarchu. The next challenge of the expedition is to deal with Paagal nala’s near Zingzing bar which is the highlight of this expedition. Ride through another high altitude pass called Baralacha La (16,040 fts from MSL). Reach Sarchu by early evening. Overnight stay at Mulkila Camp or Similar.
Day 07 – 22nd June 2017
Sarchu to Leh (255 Kms) –Pang-Gata Loops-Lachulung La-Pang-Tanglangla- Rumtse- Upashi- Leh.
Finally a day to reach the most beautiful paradise on earth-Leh ! A ride lined up with back to back adventure !! Ride starts by passing Gata Loops (15,302 fts from MSL), Pang village, More Plains, Tanglang La (17,480 fts from MSL) claimed as the third highest motor able pass in the world. Evening park your bikes at Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel Auspicious or Similar.
Day 08 – 23rd June 2017
Leh to Pangong (160 kms) –Leh – Karu – Chang La – Pangong – Spangmik
The ride starts by visiting Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace on the way from Leh to Pangong. Cross the second highest motorable pass in the world- Chang La (17,590 fts from MSL). Reach Spangmik village and check in to luxurious tents. Evening free to visit the Pangong Lake (14,270 fts from MSL). Overnight stay at Pangong Delight Camp or Similar.
Day 09 – 24th June 2017
Pangong to Leh (160 kms) – Spangmik – Chang La – Karu – Thiksey – Leh
After breakfast visit 3 idiots point and start return journey towards Leh. En-route halts at various places for photography. Evening visit the famous Hemis Monastery before returning to Leh. Overnight stay at Hotel Auspicious or Similar.
Day 10 – 25th June 2017
Leh-Hunder / Nubra Valley (135 kms ) Leh – Khardnung La – Khalsar – Hunder
A picturesque ride to the heaven where snow caps meet the desert ! Early morning ride and cross the second most difficult challenge to cross highest motor-able road of the world-Khardung La(18,380 ft from MSL). After a group photo proceed to Khalsar for lunch. Early evening arrival at Hunder. Check in to camp. Evening free to enjoy Double Hump Camel Ride at Nubra Valley. Overnight stay in Deluxe Camps in Hunder.
Day 11 – 26th June 2017
Nubra Valley to Leh (135 kms) – Hunder – Thiksey – Khalsar – Khardung La – Leh
Pack your saddle bags and ride back to Leh. Enroute visit Hall of Fame Army museum and late evening visit Shanti Stupa to witness the scenic view of Leh City. Overnight stay at Hotel Auspicious or Similar.
Day 12 – 27th June 2017 :
Leh to Kargil (220 kms) Leh – alchi – Lamayuru – Mulbek – Kargil
Post breakfast, check out from Leh and start riding to Kargil. En-route visit Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Confluence of Indus & Zanskar River, Alchi Monastery, Unique Moon Land – beautiful Lamayuru Monastery. Post lunch ride through Fotu La (13,478 fts from MSL). And Namki La (12,139 fts from MSL). Before reaching Kargil visit Mulbek (Buddha Statue). Overnight stay at Zojila Residency or Similar.
Day 13 – 28th June 2017 :
Kargil-Drass-Srinagar (220 kms) Kargil – Drass – Jojila End – Sonmarg – Gagangir – Srinagar
The last day of the Expedition ! A Panoramic ride from Snow Caps to Green Valleys !! Explore the must visit Kargil War Memorial at Drass. An information session dedicated to legendary Kargil War Victory. Observe various peaks like Tiger Hill, Tololing Hill, Batra Top etc. Continue the ride to the last altitude and thrilling pass called Zoji La (11,575 fts from MSL). Late lunch at Sonamarg. Reach Srinagar-Land of Lakes ! Celebrate the exclusive evening at Srinagar for completing the Toughest Bike Ride of the World !
Day 14 – 29th June 2017
Srinagar – Transfers by your bike by Gati/Safex Courier. You may enjoy local sightseeing or rest for the day . Overnight in Srinagar.
Day 15 – 30th June 2017
Fly back to Mumbai. Tour concludes with Lifetime Memories :D