DAY 01: DELHI – MANALI
Pickup from the airport and drive to Manali by tempo traveler. The drive from Delhi to Manali is almost a full day drive and you can expect to reach Manali in the evening. Check in at the hotel.
DAY 02: MANALI (EXCURSION TO HADIMBA AND VASHIST)
We will test ride the bikes to get familiar with the machines. Visit the 16th century Hadimba Temple and ride around. Maintenance and servicing will be carried at the end if it.
DAY 03: MANALI – TANDI (115 KMS / 05 HOURS APPROX)
Today we start our journey to Leh stopping at Tandi for a night crossing the Rohtang Pass (3978 m) and reaching Keylong (3350 m). Upon arrival in Keylong we check in at our tented campsite for an overnight stay.
DAY 04: TANDI – SARCHU (120 KMS / 05 HOURS APPROX)
Today we start from Tandi to reach Sarchu crossing Keylong (3350 m), Baralacha Pass (4890m) with overnight stopover at Sarchu (4253 m), border of the states of Himachal Pradesh (Lahaul) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh). Upon arrival in Sarchu we check in at our tented campsite for an overnight stay.
DAY 05: SARCHU – LEH (251 KMS / 10 HOURS APPROX)
Leave for Leh by early morning, through Nakeela and Lachangla Pass 16,617 ft. Lunch at Pang. After Lunch drive to Leh passing through Skyangchu Thang (Biggest and Highest Plateau on Earth on Stretch of 42 Kms), Tanglang La Pass 17,585ft and Indus Valley. Upon arrival in Leh check in at our Hotel.
DAY 06: IN LEH
Enjoy riding in Leh. Visit Shanti Stupa and nearby places around Leh.
DAY 07: LEH – NUBRA (120 KMS / 05 HRS)
After an early breakfast we ride to Nubra valley through Khardungla Pass (the highest motorable road in the world) at 18,390 ft, around 39 kms from Leh. Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldorma or the valley of flowers. It is situated to the North of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas.
DAY 08: IN NUBRA
Full day excursion to Diskit monastery, Hunder sand dunes and later ride back to the camp
DAY 09: NUBRA – LEH
After your breakfast at the camp ride back to Leh. Evening rest and relax or take a walk to the local market
DAY 10: LEH – PANGONG LAKE (145 KMS / 06 HOURS APPROX)
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake through Changla pass 5486 Mtrs. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). A long narrow basin of inland drainage, hardly six to seven kilometer at its widest point and over 130km long, it is bisected by the international border between India and China. Enjoy the landscape in the back drop of the Lake. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable.
DAY 11: PANGONG LAKE TO LEH (06 HOURS APPROX)
After breakfast, we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Thiksey monastery an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village & Shey – the ancient capital of Ladakh. Drive further to Leh and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 12: DEPART LEH
Tour concludes. LadakhSafari thank you for your patronage and ensure a punctual transfer to Domestic Airport to catch the flight for your onward Destination
Motorbike Safari: Manali to Ladakh
Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
Best Time: June to September
Highlight: People, Village, Wildlife and High Passes
Physical Challenge: Moderate
Motorbike safari is a one of a kind extreme sport of riding to the limits and beyond. The Road to Ladakh offers superb biking conditions, tough climbs, endless descents, and maximum of-road potential for the die-hard adventure lovers. Ride a classic Enfield Bullet through India’s spectacular Himalayas – Ladakh. Ride the highest motorable road in the world and visit some of the finest monasteries and experience the immense beauty of the Trans Himalayan region of Ladakh.
The first day has been kept free for getting acclimatized to the low level of oxygen in Ladakh. We will do short visits to places around in a vehicle and also take short walks around the town.
two persons riding (Rider / pillion) Enfield 350cc / 500 cc motorbikes with fuel
Mechanic / One backup vehicle with spares
First aid kit / Portable oxygen
Professional and experienced tour guides
A Class Hotel / Resort/ campsite accommodation on twin sharing basis
inner line permits
Package does not include
riding gear (PLEASE SEE THE LIST)
any kind of personal expenses or optional tours / extra meals ordered
tips, insurance, laundry, phone calls any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, aerated)
anything not specifically mentioned under the head “package includes”.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Liquor, soft drinks, beverages, etc
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Expenses arising from unexpected fuel hikes, and any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
Medical or Travel Insurance Costs towards evacuation of customers for medical or any other reason
Our rider gear list below offers essential items which the riders must carry for Himalayan tours:
• HELMET (with a good vent)
• LIP BALM – SUN CREAM – SUN BLOCK
• FULLY PROTECTIVE JACKET (winter)
• WARM CLOTHING (wear after the ride)
• FULLY PROTECTIVE TROUSERS (winter)
• LONG & SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT (wear after the ride)
• GOGGLES & SUN GLASSES
• WARM SOCKS
• RIDING BOOTS (with shin & ankle protection)
• WARM FLEECE (top & pants for those cold evenings in the Himalayas)
• GLOVES (both winter & summer)
• PERSONAL CLOTHING
• ONE PIECE WATERPROOF OVER-SUIT
• SCARF – TURTLE NECK – BANDANA (neck protection)
• CAP & HAT (hat for those cool evenings)
• Rucksack/duffel bag to carry your baggage
Note: Please keep your personal items to a minimum (besides the essentials) so that your bag (No hard shells please) is light and easy to carry.
• Full motorcycle license – valid
• You are required to bring your travel insurance policy with you on tour. Please print off a photocopy and keep it safe
• Travel to any part of the Himalayas deserves a little more respect than many other destinations because the whole region lies over 2600 meters (8500 ft). People in good health should not get alarmed by this but if you have a medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, you must take the advise of a doctor who has experience with the effects of altitude. We do not take heart or lung patients or pregnant mothers on this expedition.
• Any kind of exercise which gets you fitter before this trip is advisable, as it will enable you to enjoy the region more, even though the rafting not of a very strenuous nature.