Get ready to be enthralled as you escape to the paradise of Ladakh, and explore the rugged valleys, endless hills, snow-peaked mountains, barren lands and one of the most off-beat trails in India. The scenic beauty of Ladakh will take your breath away! Get ready for the ultimate adventurous Motorbike ride you always wanted to be a part of! You will love to ride on those curvy roads and the meet the mystical Lamas and explore the centuries old monasteries that still have that charm to spellbind you. The captivating sight of Nimu or Nimo, which is the point of confluence of two rivers, Indus and Zanskar will capture your heart with its beauty. Nimu is the place for river rafting in Ladakh. Only Ladakh can surprise you with changing colors of sky and lakes, from sunrise to sunset! Every place you visit and every landscape you come across, you will be astonished and you will actually have to pinch yourself to believe that it is for real and not out of a magical story!
The Land of high Passes- Ladakh is situated between the mighty Karakoram Range and Himalayan Ranges which offer the endmost thrill and adventure! For 7 days it will be you, the bike and the mountains! Push the limits and take the ultimate adventure to Ladakh on this motorbike expedition to Ladakh! The colorful Tibetan flags will be a welcoming sight as soon as you enter the region! Ladakh covers most of the Northern Himalayan region offering the most picture perfect landscapes. Get the perfect mixture of rugged beauty and adventure and start the journey!
Another notable fact about Ladakh is that it is a land of high altitudes and clear skies, making it an important place for astronomy. So make sure to keep your cameras ready after sundown, and it would also come in handy to learn some night photography tips and tricks before embarking on this thrilling motorbike expedition from Manali to Ladakh.
Day 01: Delhi – Manali (560 kms/12-13 hours)
Reach Delhi bus stand on your own and board the bus to Manali at 4 PM. It is an overnight journey and takes around 13 hours to reach complete.
Day 02: Manali
Arrive in Manali by morning and check in to the hotel. You will be appointed with your motorbikes in the afternoon. Test the bikes and take a short guided tour of Manali. Spend the night at Manali.
Day 03: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Jispa (140 kms/ 8 hours)
Manali will give you pure bliss in the morning with a mesmerizing sunrise over the mountains! Have your breakfast and start riding towards Jispa crossing Keylong. You will cross the famous Rohtang Pass which is a sight to behold. Continue riding along the banks of rivers Chandra and Bhaga. Arrive at Jispa by evening and check in to the camps. Spend the night at the camps.
Day 04: Jispa – Baralacha Pass – Sarchu (190 kms/ 6 hours)
Have breakfast in the morning and continue riding towards Sarchu crossing the Baralacha Pass. Visit the Deepak and Suraj Tal Lakes and many other beautiful water streams on the way. After reaching Sarchu, check in to the camps and stay overnight at the camps.
Day 05: Sarchu – Leh (253 kms/ 10 hours)
The real adventure starts today as you cross the famous 22 Gata Loops on the Manali-Leh Highway and cross Tanglang La, the second highest motorable pass in the world. You will reach Leh by late evening. Check in to the hotel/guest house and take rest.
Day 06: Leh – Khardungla Pass – Leh (40 kms/ 1 hour- one way)
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise in Leh and have your breakfast. Start riding towards Khardungla, considered to be the highest motorable pass in the world at an altitude of 18380 feet. Return to Leh by afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Leh. You can visit the famous monasteries around, explore the ancient Leh Palace or visit the Magnetic Hill. Spend the night in Leh.
Day 07: Leh – Pangong Tso – Leh (150 kms/ 9 hours – one way)
Have an early breakfast and leave for a day excursion to Pangong Tso. The beautiful lake has become famous after a few bollywood movies were shot here! Pictures and videos don’t do justice to the beauty and grandiose of this place! This natural Himalayan wonder is situated at a height of 14270 feet and is one of the highest situated salt water lakes in the world! The changing colours of the lake will amaze you! Return to Leh and spend the night there.
Day 08: Leh – Sarchu (200 kms/ 8 hours)
Have your breakfast in the morning and start riding towards Sarchu. You will come across another beauty of Ladakh which is mostly ignored by tourists – the exquisite Kar Lake. Reach Sarchu by evening and check in to the camps and stay overnight.
Day 9: Sarchu – Manali (222 kms/ 8-9 hours)
Have an early morning breakfast and leave for Manali, where your motorbike trip concludes! Reach Manali by evening and check in to the hotel and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Manali- Delhi
Indulge in shopping in the morning or explore the city of Manali on your own. In the evening board the bus back to Delhi.
Day 11- Delhi
You will reach Delhi by early morning. Your ultimate adventure tour ends here!
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- Delhi to Manali and back volvo bus.
- Royal Enfield bikes.
- Hotel or camp accommodations.
- Permit to cross Rohtang.
- Inner line permit.
- Extra cost due to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
Things to note:
- Refundable security deposit of Rs 10,000 per bike.
- International / Domestic air fare, visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover.
- Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond Monk In Shorts’s control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc.