Arrival in New Delhi
On arrival in New Delhi, transfer to the hotel and get an orientation from your tour guide. After the orientation, enjoy an overnight stay in the city.
New Delhi to Chandigarh | 260KMS
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and travel to Chandigarh by road. Drive along National Highway 1 and admire the lush farms on both sides of the highway. On arrival in Chandigarh, check-in at your lodgings and stay overnight.
Chandigarh to Manali | 320KMS
Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and travel to Manali by road. Drive along National Highway 1 and admire the lush farms on both sides of the highway. You will also pass the serene hill station of Kullu, and enjoy driving along the gushing Beas River. The thunderous sound of the river will make you even more excited. In the evening, go for a leisurely walk. Upon returning to your lodgings, get your hands on the motorcycles and run all the important checks. Also, buy whatever you need for the upcoming excursion from the local market. In the evening, enjoy overnight stay in Manali.
Manali to Jispa | 220KMS
At the break of dawn, commence your motorbike expedition Ladakh and in its first stage, travel 130 km through the Himalayas to Jispa. As you gain elevation and reach the bewitching Rohtang Pass, the trees will disappear, and vast and lush grasslands will be seen. Just as you reach the Lahaul and Spiti district, the greenery will also diminish and the brown and barren slopes of this cold desert will take over. This part of your excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motor able roads on earth. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly as this part of the road has claimed many lives. Stay overnight in Swiss tents.
Jispa to Sarchu | 90KMS
Upon feasting your eyes to a wonderful sunrise over the mountains, start your bike expedition from where you left off. This part of your excursion will take you through Baralacha La, which at about 16000 feet above sea level, is among the highest motor able roads on earth. The terrain along the road is tough and the pavement, bumpy and rocky, so drive carefully and slowly as this part of the road has claimed many lives.
Sarchu to Leh | 250KMS
As you begin your bike ride from Sarchu, you will enter the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The adventurous ride today will take you on the high passes like Nakee La, Lachung La and Tanglang La. En route, you will also cross the villages of Upshi and Rumtse, and drive along the pristine Indus River. If time allows, you can also pay a visit to the well-known Thiksey Monastery, known for its collection of rare thangkas, stupa and paintings. Later, reach Leh and stay overnight at a hotel.
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.
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.
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-road 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.
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.
Leh to Kargil (211 km)
The ensuing phase of this bike expedition to Leh Ladakh involves riding to the town of Kargil. On the way, pay homage at the Buddhist monastery of Lamayuru, which is the highest in the region in terms of altitude. Onwards on the excursion, drive on Fotu La mountain pass and then follow the road, descending to Kargil. Stay the night in Swiss camps.
Kargil to Dras | Dras to Srinagar (202 km)
The following stretch of this motor bike expedition gets you first to Dras, which is the second coldest place on earth. In Dras, climb up to the Tiger Hill Peak and then restart your road journey. En route, cross Zoji La pass and enter the breathtaking valley of Sonamarg, which is a famous ski resort. Later drive to Srinagar, the capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here you may visit numerous places of interest, such as Shalimar Bagh and take a Shikara ride on the picturesque Dal Lake. Stay the night in house boats.
Srinagar to Pathankot (350 km)
This morning, your wonderful motorcycle tour will involve driving through the Jawahar Tunnel out of Srinagar to Pathankot. Stay the night at a hotel.
Pathankot to New Delhi (478 km)
Complete your amazing Himalayan excursion by travelling from Pathankot to Delhi via road..
– Rs.7,000/ + Original Election Card / Passport
– Rs.10,000/ For Foreign Nationals
– Passport size photographs.
– Original Photo ID ( voter card or passport )
– Driving Licence.
– If bringing your own bike, all documents related to your bike should be submitted along with insurance papers.
– Tour Leader cum Guide on his bike to lead the group.
– Tour Manager to manage the group by taking all safety measures. The group has to follow her/ him to make the tour a success.
– Well experienced and skilled Royal Enfield Mechanic with spare parts and tools. They are well trained to handle large groups. The mechanic will be in the backing car.
– The spare parts, engine oil used on the way or any damages to the bike on the tour is chargeable.
– Backing vehicle – a 4 wheel drive (Xylo/Innova) car for manager, mechanical and medical support. Electronic items like cameras, laptops can be kept in the car.
– Basic first Aid Kit & Oxygen cylinders. It’s advised that one should bring his/her own prescribed medicines.
(1). Note: The helmet, gloves and other personal equipments may kindly bring your own.
(2). Before starting the tour from Manali, clients will have to make a security deposit of Rs. 4,000 per bike. Once the tour comes to an end, the full amount will be returned to the client at the ending point provided there is no damage to the bike.
(3). This is the itinerary for a tour which we run regularly. It can be altered, and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you gain altitude gradually , you get a good and proper time to acclimatise properly while travelling through the Central Himalayas . Every day there is enough free time to make walk / or to relax your own so you could experience the people and culture from much close on the tour.
(4). In case you require accompanying tour escort / local guide with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guide for your tour, as per your choice.
(5). Please do not hesitate to collect any travel information from us, before working a final tour programme for yourself. We would be glad to provide you all the travel information and hotels details etc. at the time of planning your holidays with us, before you book your tour with Incredible Himachal Holidays. Being local, we can provide you with a wonderful private, personalise, tailor-made holiday tour in India at a cheaper cost than the standard package / group holiday that you might find elsewhere. We believe in delivering the service, more than- promised to our clients.