Motorbiking Ladakh

DAY 01: ARRIVE LEH

welcome arrival at leh airport and transfer to hotel. complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize. evening visit leh market & shanti stupa. overnight at hotel in leh.

 

DAY 02: LEH – EXCURSION TO MONASTERIES

post breakfast we proceed for the indus valley monastery tour including shey, the ancient capital of ladakh, thiksey an impressive complex rising tier upon tier on a hill above the village and stok palace – the present residence of the royal family. enjoy packed lunch at sindhu ghat. overnight at hotel in leh.

 

DAY 03: IN LEH

Enjoy riding in Leh or prepare for the ride of a life to Khardungla pass.

 

DAY 04: 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 05: IN NUBRA

Full day excursion to Diskit monastery, Hunder sand dunes and later ride back to the camp

 

DAY 06: 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 07: 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 08: IN PANGONG LAKE

Day free from riding. you can walk around the lake or sit and enjoy the views of the lake from the camp.

 

DAY 09: 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 10: IN LEH

Last day free in Leh. walk around the city and shop for some memorabilia.

 

DAY 11: 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: Motorbiking Ladakh

Duration: 10 nights / 11 days

Best Time: June to September

Highlight: People, Village, Wildlife and High Passes

Physical Challenge: Moderate

 

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.

Package includes

• 1 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)

• Insurance

• 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

• Airfare

• Any meals/services not mentioned above

• Charges for video and still cameras

• 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

Ladakh Safari reserves the right to change, alter or cancel a trip due to any reason which might not be in the best interest of your safety, like dangerous water levels, landslides, extreme weather conditions etc.

 

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

• THERMALS

• CAMERA

• 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.

 

Documents

• 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

 

IMPORTANT

• 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.