Starting from the low lying Kullu valley to Sarchu and onward to the cold desert in Leh gaining the altitude is the highlight of our 10 nights / 11 days Manali - Leh - Manali Bike Trip. Not to miss the numerous high mountain passes, including Baralacha, Tanglangla, Khardungla (one of the highest motorable roads in the world), etc. This adventurous Ladakh bike tour lets you cover some mesmerizing locations like Morey Plains, Gata Loops, high passes, etc. as you ride through the Himalayas from Manali to Leh. Departure Date - 7th Aug from Delhi / 9th Aug from Manali
date_range 10 Nights / 11 Days
Day 1: Delhi to Manali (14-15 hrs. Journey)
Board the evening Volvo from Delhi and we'll head towards Manali. Overnight journey to Manali.
Day 2: Arrive at Manali (Test Ride your Bikes)
Arrive at Manali Volvo bus stand in the morning from where you'll be transferred to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and have some rest. In afternoon, bikes will be provided - get ready for your motorbike tour. Start riding the meandering roads of the Kullu Valley with Himalayas on one side and the roaring River Beas on the other. Do not lose yourself in admiring the stunning scenery as the roads are pretty tricky. Enjoy the amazing and exciting experience. Return to hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Manali - Jispa (5-6 hrs. Journey)
On the 2nd day, leave your beds early. Get ready for an exciting day. Start your bike ride by driving on the stunning Rohtang Pass, positioned at an altitude of 3798 m. The excitement of driving on this pass lies in the fact that this is an extremely challenging road with hairpin bends. The weather conditions are most of the times uncertain too. You come across a number of tourists who have come here to enjoy snow activities. Drive via Lahaul valley, nestled amid snow-clad peaks. Arrival to Jispa is in late evening. Savor mountain dinner comprising of hot momos and Thukpa, a special traditional Himalayan soup, made from vegetables and meat, suiting to your taste. Stay overnight in Jispa.
Day 4: Jispa - Sarchu (3-4 hrs. Journey)
The day is going to be equally amazing. Start your bike journey to Sarchu , the next beautiful destination. As you drive past Jispa, you enter the Greater Himalayan landscape. Notice that size of the mountains has become bigger than the previous roads. Treat your eyes to the wonderful views as you are driving on Baralachha Pass (5000 m). As you ride through Baralachha Pass, hovering over the high mountain passes has just begun. Continue your ride till you reach Sarchu, a village that forms the border line between Himachal and Kashmir. Arrive at the Sarchu camp. The rest of the day is for relaxing. Make sure that you consume a lot of fluids. Night stay in camp.
Day 5: Sarchu - Leh (11-12 hrs. Journey)
The journey today is going to be a challenging as you are going to ride your bike via flat lands and entering into mountainous range horizon. Keep driving on the world's highest mountain pass, Tanglang-La Pass (5300 m). As you cross the pass, you enter into the mountainous roads of Leh. On the way visit the very popular monasteries of Leh- Thiksey and Shey, made on hilltops. On the borders of Changspa, check into a hotel. The evening is free for leisure. Savor local delicacies and get an insight into the culture of Ladakh. Overnight stay in Leh.
Day 6: Acclimatisation and local sight-seeing in Leh
Acclimatisation is very important at such high altitude so we take rest till noon and very less movement is advisable. In afternoon, head on to Leh – Srinagar highway. From the mountains formed by amalgamation of various types and textures of rocks to the dazzling Zanskar Valley, accompanying you all along the journey the white snow clad peaks, this route gives you an absolute picturesque landscape. Visit the Magnetic Hill, Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Hall of Fame, Confluence point of Indus and Zanskar, etc. In evening, visit the Leh Palace and take a casual stroll around Leh market - collect some souvenirs if you want to. Return to hotel in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 7: Leh - Nubra Valley (5-6 hrs. Journey)
In the morning after breakfast, brace yourself for the splendid drive over the mighty Khardung La – one of the highest motorable Pass in the world at the height of 5602 M / 18,380 ft. Over the route, the road dramatically plunges, and Shyok and Nubra Rivers unfold magically. You move on via Diskit to reach the white sands of Hunder. Spend some time on the white sand dunes here; do a ride on the Double Humped Bactrian Camels if you want to (on your own). Visit the Diskit monastery, which is believed to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley, and enjoy the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay in Nubra.
Day 8: Nubra to Pangong Tso via Warila / Shyok Village (5 hrs. Journey)
Post breakfast, drive to Pangong Tso via Warila / Shyok village. En-route explore the mound of earthen monastic dwellings, crowned by the Gompa. The valley is blessed with a beautiful stream flowing through it, originating from the lake, giving a greenish tincture to the otherwise dry landscape around. Apart from flora this area is rich in fauna too. You can see a lot of Himalayan Marmots around the area. However, the main attraction of this circuit is the grand Pangong Tso, which you would reach by early evening. The mesmerizing beauty and the fantastic view of Tso places it a league above anything you have seen so far. Overnight stay at Pangong.
Day 9: Pangong to Leh via Changla Pass (Visit Shanti Stupa)
After breakfast drive back to Leh. Enroute, cross Chang la pass after driving through Durbuk and Tangtse village situated in the Changthang region of Ladakh. Later visit the Sindhu Ghat and Thiksey monastery followed by Shey Palace and Druk White Lotus Rancho School. Reach Leh in the evening and visit the Shanti Stupa. The sunset is the perfect backdrop you can wish for. Head back to the hotel by late evening and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Leh to Sarchu (10-11 hrs. Journey)
In morning after breakfast, bid the Ladakh region goodbye and we'll retrace our steps to Himachal. Enroute enjoy viewing the Deepak Tal, Suraj Tal, Tanglang La, Morey Plains, etc. Reach Sarchu in the evening and enjoy the breathtaking beauty around. Overnight in Sarchu.
Day 11: Sarchu to Manali (7-8 hrs. Journey) and then back to Delhi
Wake up early morning. Check-out after breakfast and start your journey towards Manali - cross the ever mesmerizing Rohtang Pass and reach Manali in the afternoon where we'll return the bikes. Board the Volvo back to Delhi with bagful of unforgettable memories. Reach Delhi next morning. End of trip.
Ø Accommodation for 9 nights in properties and room categories specified in the itinerary. Rooms on double / triple sharing basis at all locations depending on group size.
Ø Inner Line Permit for Nubra valley and Pangong
Ø Wildlife and environmental fee in Leh
Ø Bike - 350cc Royal Enfield as per the itinerary (1 Bike per 2 adults)
Ø Helmet for the Rider and Pillion
Ø Bike Fuel cost in included in the package
Ø Back up vehicle to carry laggage - Xylo / Isuzu / Tempo Traveler (depending on the group size) on sharing basis. Includes driver’s expenses, parking & toll charges, and road taxes.
Ø 1 Bike Mechanic throughout the journey. His stay and meals are included in the package.
Ø Permit for Rohtang Pass
Ø Meals: 9 Buffet Breakfast and 9 Buffet Dinner - veg only
Ø Basic spares and a mechanic available throughout the journey (any damage/change of spares will be chargeable extra - you need to pay directly)
Ø 1 Bonfire for the group with evening Tea and Snacks in Nubra Valley
Ø Oxygen Cylinder in cab for Nubra and Pangong
Ø First aid Box in Vehicle would be there for any emergency.
Ø All applicable taxes
*Note - package price is valid for group of min. 12 adults traveling together.
Any F&B other than specified meals in the itinerary.
Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the programme, any extra running will be charges extra.
Entry fee to monuments, monasteries, parks, etc.
Security Deposit per bike - 10,000 INR only (will be refunded when you return the bike in Manali)
Personal tips, gratuities, laundry, etc.
Any kind of insurance
Anything not specifically mentioned in Cost Includes.
Any Change is plan or loss of property or life due to conditions unforeseen like landslide, roadblocks, curfew, Political Disturbance, etc.
Things we recommend for the bike trip -
Pair of knee and elbow guards
Riding Pants (optional)
Riding Shoes or Gumboots (do not wear daily shoes as they are bound to get wet on the route)
Gloves - waterproof and with grips
Riding Jacket (optional)
The above will be available on rent (in Manali) OR you can also purchase in advance if you want to.
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